Unveiled on Broadway in 1966, Cabaret has since spawned award-winning films and innumerable productions in playhouses and dental-office waiting rooms across the globe. The classic musical delves into the volatile Berlin of 1929 as it chronicles the patrons and performers of the decadent Kit Kat Klub, particularly its star songstress, Sally Bowles. Her tumultuous relationship with aspiring author Cliff Bradshaw progresses parallel to the tentative romance of a German boardinghouse matron and a Jewish fruit vendor—both of which are thrown into jeopardy as the sensual and artistic freedom of the Weimar Republic gives way to the jackboots of Nazi Germany.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Dave Mason, a songwriting hero and inspiration to generations of guitarists, struts his six-string skills in a feisty evening of pure classic rock. From conducting the seminal band Traffic, exploring the paisley galaxies with Jimi Hendrix, and coaching Fleetwood Mac through Lamaze, Mason’s frenetic fret skills and pub keeper’s lilt have kept rock ‘n’ roll’s spine aligned for decades. During a rare live appearance, fans will rejoice as Dave plays evidence of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inauguration, including hits such as “All Along the Watchtower,” “Feelin’ Alright,” and the therapeutic top 10 smash, “We Just Disagree,” which lowered the divorce rate in 1977.
The Oak Ridge Boys, one of country music’s most beloved quartets, celebrates a career full of hits and harmonies on their 2011 tour. Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and featured in the swimsuit edition of Beards Illustrated, The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating a banner year that will also include the release of It’s Only Natural, an album of rerecorded hits set to fly off the shelves at Cracker Barrel on September 19. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the runaway hit “Elvira,” expect a treasure trove of upbeat classics layered in trademark tenor, soprano, falsetto, and foghorn bass, delivered with gusto that can only be achieved by swimming in pools with alien cocoons.
Featured on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, the 76-year-old Grandma Lee riles up crowds with hilarious routines that poke fun at everything from her former husband to politics. Located at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Bonkerz Comedy Club remains a destination spot for laugh-seeking locals and tourists looking to liven up their stay. A convenient schedule offers nightly performances at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, allowing attendees to obtain a core-toning laugh-induced workout nearly any day they please. Enjoy a side-splitting night out on the town with today’s jocular side deal.
When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.
Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.