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- American playwright, parodist, actor and theatre director
1. LAUGH IT UP
"Spamilton: An American Parody,"
Created, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, this musical spoof is described as “convulsively funny” in The New York Times. This parody is straight from the mastermind behind the long-running hit "Forbidden Broadway."
The shows are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 5, along with 2 p.m. shows Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. Tickets start at $49. Information: www.kravis.org
Garden of Lights,
Mounts Botanical Garden
Discover the magic of Mounts at night as thousands of jewel-toned lights illuminate and amplify the lush tropical foliage, majestic trees, and signature structures along an easy-to-follow route throughout various garden areas.
The event runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Wednesday to Dec. 23. 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Members and children under 5 free, nonmember adults $15, seniors, active military or college students $12, children 6 to 17 $7. Information: www.mounts.org
3. GET STARTED
Holiday Shopping by the Sea,
Palm Beach Shores Community Center
Presented by The Seasiders Group, this event will feature Christmas decor, a bake sale, a gift boutique, handmade cards and crafts, a 50/50 raffle and more. Funds raised will support several local charities.
The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4. 90 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shores. Information: palmbeachshoresfl.us
"The People Downstairs,"
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre
Presented by Palm Beach Dramaworks, this play by Michael McKeever explores the people who hid Anne Frank and seven others for more than two years during the Holocaust and the complex challenges they faced.
The production runs Dec 3 to 19, with showings Wednesdays through Sundays. 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Information: 561-514-4042; www.palmbeachdramaworks.org
5. HOLIDAY HAPPINESS
Holiday in the Park,
Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park.
Spend an evening with Santa and enjoy a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, horse and carriage rides, amusements, face painting, arts and crafts, carolers and more.
The event is 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4. 2905 Jog Road, Greenacres. Free. Information: www.greenacresfl.gov
6. BUST A GUT
Florida's Funniest Comedians: Mike Rivera and Michael Murillo,
Mizner Park Cultural Center
Rivera has three decades of comedic experience and uses his "teachable moments" to hilarious effect. Murillo uses the skills he's honed as a seasoned journalist to his stand-up routine.
The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $25. Information: miznerparkculturalcenter.com
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: "Spamilton," Garden of Lights, Holiday in the Park and more in Palm Beach