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What’s On Stage in March at the Parker Playhouse

Reprising her recent Broadway role, two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner takes the stage when High continues on Thursday, March 1 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 3 at 2 and 8p.m.; and Sunday, March 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. This three-person play is about a feisty nun whose faith is tested when she sponsors a teenage drug addict. This performance contains adult content and full male nudity. Tickets are $36.50 and $46.50.

The Broward Center 2011-2012 Off-Broadway Series presents Forbidden Hollywood, the smash hit musical comedy of the movies from creator Gerard Alessandrini, on Sunday, March 11 at 2 and 5 p.m. With pacing as furious as its predecessor Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood cuts through tinseltown’s bombast and star power with surgical precision, spoofing modern classics like Titanic, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Shrek and Austin Powers, as well as Disney’s cartoon world and theme park megalomania. Actors who are satirized include Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise and classic stars such as Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando and Audrey Hepburn. Tickets are $35.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents An Evening with Kate Clinton on Saturday, March 17 at 8 part of her 2011 Glee Party Tour, celebrating her 30 years in the industry. One of the first “out” comedians, Clinton is a political humorist, who has appeared off-Broadway, on The Rachel Maddow Show, Joy Behar Show and Good Morning America, and she has written for the New York Times and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. This performance contains adult language. Tickets are $26.50, $36.50 and $46.50.

Broadway and Off-Broadway new vaudevillians The Flying Karamazov Brothers take the stage on Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring objects for the troupe to keep airborne, which often ends either with a pie in the face or a standing ovation. Following their appearance in New York City in 2010, the Flying Karamazov Brothers appeared in London, England and in Madrid, Spain last year. Tickets are $26.50 and $46.50.

Two of the highest profile keyboardists in contemporary jazz join together for a completely unique pairing in piano2piano featuring Brian Culbertson and David Benoit on Friday, March 23at 8 p.m. With more than three dozen recordings between them, R&B and jazz multi-instrumentalist Culbertson and contemporary jazz pianist Benoit perform some of their best known compositions along with original music they’ve collaborated on specifically for this project. Tickets are $37.50.

Cathy Dooley presents The Original Florida Follies Dancing Down Memory Lane on Sunday, March 25 at 1:45 p.m.The volunteer cast, comprised of retired show business professionals, teachers and theatrical enthusiasts, travels back to the Charleston era and dances their way back to present day in this exciting performance. The Original Florida Follies donates part of their show proceeds to assist children in need each year. Tickets are $29.50.

GFOUR Productions presents A Jew Grows in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 29and Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m.and Saturday, March 31 at 2 and 8 p.m. Using comedy, a live band and multimedia video and photos, Jake Ehrenreich tells his family story from their survival of the Holocaust, to his adolescence in Brooklyn, to his mother and sister’s Alzheimer’s disease. Tickets are $39.50. Performances continue into April.

The Parker Playhouse located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale is an affiliate venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.All dates, programs and artists are subject to change. Sun-Sentinel is a proud sponsor of the Parker Playhouse. Tickets and group discounts are available at (954) 462-0222 or select a seat online at Tickets are also available for purchase at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday – Saturday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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