Film: One of France’s greatest exports is surely actress Audrey Tautou, the winsome creature of Amelie and The Da Vinci Code. She current stars in a sweet little film called Delicacy, playing a recent widow having difficulty starting over after her husband’s sudden death. The last thing she wants is the attentions of an awkward geek at work who declares his love for her. Before she has a change of heart, you will find yourself rooting for these two to accept their unlikely attraction in this smarter than usual romantic comedy. Opening at area theaters this weekend.
Theater: Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly! is one of the high points of the so-called Golden Age of Broadway in the 1960s, but since then it has been locked into Gower Champion’s original staging in too many revival tours starring Carol Channing. Now comes Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge with a new spin on the show, drawing startling new stage pictures at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in a charming new production featuring wily, slyly comic Vicki Lewis as meddlesome matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi and blustery Gary Beach as her quarry, “Yonkers’ well-known half-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. Even if you think you have seen Hello, Dolly! one time too many, see it at the Maltz. Continuing through April 1. Call (561) 575-2223.
The Boca Raton Symphonia, which has been playing this week for the Festival of the Arts Boca, returns to the Roberts Theater this Sunday afternoon for music by Bach, Mozart and Poulenc. German pianist Sebastian Knauer joins director Philippe Entremont for the Concerto for Two Pianos (in E-flat, K. 365) of Mozart, and plays the Keyboard Concerto No. 2 (in E, BWV 1053) of J.S. Bach. The orchestra rounds things out with the Poulenc Sinfonietta, a delightful work from 1947, written on commission from the BBC. The concert is set for 3 p.m. at the Roberts Theater, St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton. Tickets are $35-$62. Call 561-376-3848 or visit www.bocasymphonia.org.
The Young Artists troupe from Miami’s Florida Grand Opera makes a foray into Palm Beach County this weekend with two concerts at Lynn University. Among the seven singers are tenor Daniel Shirley, who was a terrific Prunier in this season’s production of Puccini’s La Rondine, and soprano Brittany Anne Renee Robinson and mezzo Courtney McKeown, who also distinguished themselves in that opera. They’ll perform popular selections from operas such as Verdi’s Rigoletto and La Traviata, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan Tutte. Terence Kirchgessner conducts the Lynn Philharmonia. Concerts are at 7:30 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn campus in Boca Raton. Tickets are $45-$65. Call 561-237-9000 or visit www.lynn.edu/tickets.