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An exquisite singer returns

 Christine AndreasTwo-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas became part of South Florida theater history in 2006 when she starred as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, the inaugural show at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (which was then known as the Carnival Center). The Broadway star, whose credits include Eliza in the 20th anniversary revival of My Fair Lady,Laurey in a 1979 production of Oklahoma! and Frankie in the 1983 revival of On Your Toes (directed by then-nonagenarian and Miami Beach resident George Abbott), returned to the Arsht a year ago with her solo show, then came back again last April to host the region's annual Carbonell Awards for theater excellence.

Fans of the performer -- and of her distinctive lyric soprano voice -- will be happy to learn that Andreas (accompanied by her pianist-hubby Martin Silvestri) is bringing that solo show back, this time to the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie.

Love Is Good: An Evening With Christine Andreas will unfold at 7 p.m. Feb. 6-7.  Andreas banters engagingly with the audience and Silvestri, but most importantly, she sings.  Fly Me To the Moon, On a Clear Day, Someone To Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, Send in the Clowns  -- they all get Andreas' illuminating interpretive touch.

Tickets are $50; for $100 at the Saturday show, you also get a post-show cocktail reception with the star.  And a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Henderson Mental Health Center.

For information, phone the box office (handled by the Broward Center) at 954-462-0222 or visit the Miniaci web site.