Grand Opening of Improv South Miami 8/22/15

Grand Opening of Improv South Miami
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IMG_5591Improv South Miami
5770 Commerce Lane,
South Miami, Florida 33143
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

New Community Theater Opens in South Miami

Improv South Miami (ISM), a new theater located in South Miami that welcomes directors, actors, improvisers and local artists, will be hosting its grand opening on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 8-10 p.m.

“We are so excited to be opening Improv South Miami, a non-profit organization focused on the local improv, arts and theater community. We want this theater space to be accessible for both established and up-and-coming theater and arts groups in South Florida,” said ISM founder Katrina Morris.

At ISM’s grand opening, house team Cage Free Humans, of which Morris is a member, will be headlining the entirely improvised comedy performance. Local improv teams Comedy School Dropouts and Miamah Comedy’s Battlecat will be opening for the show.

ISM was formed by Morris to provide low-cost rehearsal space and a free performance venue, with a percentage of funds raised going back to the performing artists. “The South Florida improv community is growing rapidly, with workshops and shows happening year-round. As the community grows, affordable rehearsal and performance space for independent teams are difficult to find,” she said.

Tsunami 9/12/15 – 10/3/15

Tsunami
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 10/03/2015 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm
tsunamiSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Website
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of show

Written by Nilo Cruz & Michiko Kitayama Skinner. Directed by Nilo Cruz.

Tsunami is a poignant docudrama that introduces the resilient people behind the front-page horrors of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. These transformative stories, presented by a variety of actors from different cultures, portray unforgettable tales of survival, magic, and a heightened reverence for life.

Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja 8/29/15

Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
ninjaFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
maimi, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Early Bird: $18 GA:$25

How do you protect your and your project’s rights? It’s time to be up to date with legal methods to protect your work and learn how artists protect their work in today’s digital age!

Meet entertainment attorney Ivan Parron Esq from Parron Law, who represents clients in music, motion picures, television, fashion and sports.

Anticipating legal challenges can mean the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful release. This workshop will help you identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate challenges as they arise.

StoryCode Miami 8/26/15

StoryCode Miami
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
sc_logo_colorsFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

STORYCODE MIAMI RETURNS ON AUGUST 26TH!
The third installment of 2015, StoryCode celebrates artists creating immersive media projects in Miami.
StoryCode is a platform for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers to share their work. At each event, South Florida creatives present their immersive and multi-platform projects, and discuss their interactive experiences, challenges, solutions and their future.

Shorts Gone Wild 3 at The Fillmore Miami Beach 9/10/15-9/13/15

Shorts Gone Wild 3 at The Fillmore Miami Beach
Thursday, 09/10/2015 – 09/13/2015 08:00 pm –
shortswild1lgThe Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $30

City Theatre and Island City Stage’s award-winning show is back! Shorts Gone Wild 3 takes six actors, eight playwrights, four directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays that explore the vast array of experiences and humor that are relevant to the LGBT and Progressive communities. It is perfect summer fun that features brand new never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights, alongside pieces from nationally recognized playwrights selected through the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting competition.

Shorts Gone Wild 3 at Empire Stage 8/6/15-9/6/15

Shorts Gone Wild 3 at Empire Stage
Thursday, 08/06/2015 – 09/06/2015 08:00 pm –
emperor00-1024x693Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305
Webpage Link
Cost: $30

City Theatre and Island City Stage’s award-winning show is back! Shorts Gone Wild 3 takes six actors, eight playwrights, four directors and a design team, and whips them all up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thought-provoking plays that explore the vast arrays of experiences and humor that are relevant to the LGBT and Progressive communities. It is perfect summer fun that features brand new never performed plays by local playwrights, alongside pieces from nationally recognized playwrights selected through the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting competition, that are performed up close and in your face in South Florida’s hottest intimate theatrical space.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 8/1/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GG-promo-Arts-CalendarWest Regional Library
8601 West Broward Blvd,
Plantation, Florida 33324
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 8/1/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
GG-promo-Arts-Calendar1Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him find clues and solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 10/30/15

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Friday, 10/30/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TwelfthNight460X280South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
None Link
Cost: $15 All Tickets

Directed by Jen Wineman. Performed with Shadow Interpretation

“If music be the food of love, play on.” And so the madcap adventure begins in Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, weaving love and longing into a tangled web of mischief, mayhem and mistaken identities. Director Jen Wineman, who helmed last year’s infectiously popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream, works her magic on Twelfth Nightwith a playful and contemporary staging in this world-premiere adaptation. Presented in a fast and funny 45 minutes, each performance is also followed by a question and answer period with the cast.

Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Big Friendly Giant 10/24/15

Big Friendly Giant
Saturday, 10/24/2015 – 11:00 am –
BigFriendlyGiant_180X180South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
None Link
Cost: $15 All Tickets

Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The Big Friendly Giant was Roald Dahlʼs personal favorite. On stage, his whizzcracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures. In the Big Friendly Giant, we join two misfits on an unforgettable odyssey. The job of this larger-than-lifevegetarian is to blow magical dreams into children’s bedrooms. For a youngorphan “human bean”, however, the sight of the giant is too much and she fears for her life when he takes her away to an enchanted land. The harmless, cheeky Big Friendly Giant ultimately shows that heroes can come in all sizes.

Most enjoyed by ages 7 and up

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday 7/27/15

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday
Monday, 07/27/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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18710 SW 107th Ave #17,
Miami, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Learn teamwork, bravery, strength, confidence! Learn how not to waffle and hold a conversation! Learn to take risks, to be excited about failure! Learn how to be a T-Rex! Or just learn some improv games and techniques. In a fun and relaxed environment. Whilst meeting new and engaging individuals. That may or not change your life forever. Learn how to accept hyperbole and be even more…hyperbolier.

No experience necessary – just come ready to dive in head first. As always, if you have experience, for the love of all things, share it with us! This is a free community event, but please consider donating a few bucks to the venue as they’re keeping the lights on for us! And we love them.

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday 7/20/15

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday
Monday, 07/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
11119722_10102305196529658_239552163_n117 the Vibe
18710 SW 107th Ave #17,
Miami, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Learn teamwork, bravery, strength, confidence! Learn how not to waffle and hold a conversation! Learn to take risks, to be excited about failure! Learn how to be a T-Rex! Or just learn some improv games and techniques. In a fun and relaxed environment. Whilst meeting new and engaging individuals. That may or not change your life forever. Learn how to accept hyperbole and be even more…hyperbolier.

No experience necessary – just come ready to dive in head first. As always, if you have experience, for the love of all things, share it with us! This is a free community event, but please consider donating a few bucks to the venue as they’re keeping the lights on for us! And we love them.

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday 7/13/15

Free Improv Workshop Every Monday
Monday, 07/13/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
11119722_10102305196529658_239552163_n17 the Vibe
18710 SW 107th Ave #17,
Miami, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Learn teamwork, bravery, strength, confidence! Learn how not to waffle and hold a conversation! Learn to take risks, to be excited about failure! Learn how to be a T-Rex! Or just learn some improv games and techniques. In a fun and relaxed environment. Whilst meeting new and engaging individuals. That may or not change your life forever. Learn how to accept hyperbole and be even more…hyperbolier.

No experience necessary – just come ready to dive in head first. As always, if you have experience, for the love of all things, share it with us! This is a free community event, but please consider donating a few bucks to the venue as they’re keeping the lights on for us! And we love them.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 7/7/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Tuesday, 07/07/2015 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
GG-promo-porridgeBroward Main Library
100 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Webpage Link
Cost: $7.00 (one free adult per 10 children)

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 7/10/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Friday, 07/10/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GG-promo-porridge1Broward Main Library
100 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Webpage Link
Cost: $7.00 (one free adult per 10 children)

Several important items have gone missing from Fairytale Forest! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him solve the mystery before the stories are lost forever. This fun family show encourages literacy.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 7/11/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
GG-promo-porridge2Miramar Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him find clues and solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

Learn about nutrition with Short Chef 7/11/15

Learn about nutrition with Short Chef
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
short-chef-Arts-CalendarLauderhill Mall Branch Library
4257 Northwest 12th Street,
Lauderhill, Florida 33313
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Kids learn about new foods and vegetables from a culinary expert with a hands-on rewarding experience that creates new healthy eating behavior.

Dance Factory 7/14/15

Dance Factory
Tuesday, 07/14/2015 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dance-Factory-SmallNorth Regional/Broward College Library
1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33066
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

This high energy dance party is suitable for all ages, so bring the family and join us. Participation is encouraged!

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 7/21/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Tuesday, 07/21/2015 – 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm
GG-promo-porridge3Deerfield Beach Branch Library
837 E. Hillsboro Blvd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
None Link
Cost: Free

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him find clues and solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

The Project [theatre] Presents Hip Hop Won’t Save You 7/18/15

The Project [theatre] Presents Hip Hop Won’t Save You
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FacebookBannerBardot
3456 N. Miami Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 Pre-sale, $30 at the Door, $20 Students with ID

This summer The Project [theatre] is taking you into the real Magic City where the beats are hard, the stakes are high, and the bass is down low.
The Project [theatre] is bringing HIP HOP WON’T SAVE YOU to Bardot, one of Miami’s finest music venues, to give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional 305 rap duo’s rise from local legends to the top of the charts. This one-night-only theatrical event features original music, dance, and an impressive roster of local talent all coming together to give you an unforgettable night out.

Lookingglass Alice 7/8/15

Lookingglass Alice
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 – 08/16/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LookingglassAlice-690x310Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne BLVD,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost:

MIAMI, FL May 18, 2015 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Lookingglass Theatre Company, a 2011 Regional Theater Tony Award-winning group of multi-disciplined ensemble of artists, are proud to present the Florida premiere of LOOKINGGLASS ALICE as its marquee presentation for summer 2015. A circus tribute to Lewis Caroll, LOOKINGGLASS ALICE is a spectacular journey into Alice in Wonderland’s magical world complete with gravity-defying thrills and breathtaking theatricality. Set and experienced entirely on the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House Lynn Wolfson stage, LOOKINGGLASS ALICE flies into Miami on July 8 through Aug. 16. Tickets are now on sale.

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE will play Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m., with additional matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets to LOOKINGGLASS ALICE are $55 and $75*. The VIP White Rabbit Experience, a $35* upgrade to any ticket purchase, includes: special meet-and-greet with the cast, backstage tour to see the show’s theatrical magic first hand, digital photo with cast members, limited edition LOOKINGGLASS ALICE merchandise, and more. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the group sales department at 786-468-2326 or [email protected]

City Theatre’s Shorts 4 Kids: Time to Play! 6/17/15-6/28/15

City Theatre’s Shorts 4 Kids: Time to Play!
Wednesday, 06/17/2015 – 06/28/2015 12:30 pm –
S4K-Main-PromoAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $20

City Theatre’s Shorts 4 Kids: Time to Play! will take audiences on an action-packed ride into a video game console, where live apps and the S4K Avatars will introduce young patrons to the magic of live theatre through a series of short plays that celebrate individuality, cultural diversity and self-respect. Presented by City Theatre’s company of South Florida’s top young professional artists, Shorts 4 Kids is a fresh, dynamic, and engaging experience that will stretch the imagination of children of all ages through compelling stories and invigorating songs. It’s time to play!

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival 6/4/15-6/28/15

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival
Thursday, 06/04/2015 – 06/28/2015 07:30 pm –
summer shortsAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $35 – $45

Happy Anniversary Summer Shorts! The annual kick-off of the summer theatre season is back with an all-new celebration of 20 years of the best short plays in the country. Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features the nation’s hottest 10 minute plays in one hilarious and thought provoking evening. City Theatre is the national leader in producing innovative original short plays that enlighten, inspire and entertain. Join the fun, walk the red carpet, vote for your favorite play, and get ready for the unexpected. You never know what you’re going to see.

Performances: Wed-Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 4pm.

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market 5/16/15

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
imageI Am Crossfit
1401 nw 88 ave,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market
Lots of handcrafted goods, jewelry, plants, kids goodies and much more!

HERE & NOW 5/7/15 – 5/16/15

HERE & NOW
Thursday, 05/07/2015 – 05/16/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
HN-eblast-frontMiami Light Box
404 NW 26 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: 15 – 25

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and Miami Dance Festival Present “El Padre” with special guest artist Carmela Greco 5/23/15 – 5/24/15

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and Miami Dance Festival Present “El Padre” with special guest artist Carmela Greco
Saturday, 05/23/2015 – 05/24/2015 08:00 pm – 03:00 pm
smallMiami Dade County Auditorium
Miami Dade County Auditorium,
2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: $33 VIP $28 Advance $23 Seniors/Students

MCB School Ensemble Performances | Benefit Performance 5/2/15

MCB School Ensemble Performances | Benefit Performance
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 07:30 pm –
mcb-student-ensemble-864-4151Miami City Ballet Studios
2200 Liberty Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $100

Support MCB School in a special way!

6:00pm Reception
7:30pm Benefit Performance
All proceeds benefit the exciting and diverse programs at MCB School.

Includes one reserved seat at the performance, listing in the program, an exclusive pre-show cocktail reception with MCB School Director Darleen Callaghan and the evening’s featured choreographers, and a celebratory toast immediately following the performance.

Featuring George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, excerpts from Marius Petipa’s Coppélia, and new original works from MCB faculty members – Gerard Ebitz’s A Place I’ve Never Been and Maribel Modrono’s Funhouse.

MCB School Ensemble Performances 5/1/15

MCB School Ensemble Performances
Friday, 05/01/2015 – 05/03/2015 07:30 pm –
mcb-student-ensemble-864-415Miami City Ballet Studios
2200 Liberty Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $25

YoungArts presents Romeo & Juliet Outside the Box In partnership with playwright and YoungArts alumnus Tarell McCraney and Miami City Ballet 5/8/15

YoungArts presents Romeo & Juliet Outside the Box In partnership with playwright and YoungArts alumnus Tarell McCraney and Miami City Ballet
Friday, 05/08/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33137
RSVP Link
Cost: Free & open to the public. RSVP recommended: [email protected]

‘Two households, both alike in dignity.
In fair Miami, where we lay our scene…’
A pair of star-crossed lovers find their swift love affair sprawled across the universe for all time thanks to masters such as William Shakespeare, Prokofiev and Benda.
Playwright and YoungArts alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney (1999, Theater), along with filmmaker and fellow YoungArts alumnus Andrew Hevia (2003, Cinematic Arts), will bring together some of Miami’s electric performance artists, including dancers from the Miami City Ballet and Gentry George, appearing courtesy of Peter London Global Dance Project, to recreate an interactive evening inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Nipped and tucked just for the YoungArts Campus, witness as this doomed love affair finds itself nestled into the heart of one of Miami’s most iconic spaces.

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 5/15/15

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 – 04/19/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: 0

Join the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for the upcoming 4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival.

This years event will be held April 14-19th, 2015 and will highlight its overarching theme climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change.

In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages.

Grace Arts Center Presents R&J [romeo and juliet] in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach County 4/14/15

Grace Arts Center Presents R&J [romeo and juliet] in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach County
Tuesday, 04/14/2015 – 06:30 pm –
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33157
Webpage Link
Cost: Tickets for the events are available at: romeoandjuliet2015.eventbrite.com, and retail for $15, or $25 for a VIP ticket including a reception, Meet & Greet with the cast following the performance.

A Modern Interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, R&J Features Local Artists Performing Tango, Hip Hop, Live Graffiti and Theater

R&J [romeo and juliet], presented by Grace Arts Center, has announced their schedule of performances spanning Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The cast is also proud to have been selected from dozens of entries as a sponsored event during O, Miami Poetry Festival.
Vickery explains that guests can expect, “the blending of two dance styles, classic Shakespeare and spoken word, graffiti arts by GPK studios, the best of current and retro melodies in a DJ produced soundtrack, with a little bit of South Florida history punctuating the adaptation of this classic love story. The surprise ending is meant to encourage dialog with the audience about the art forms used and pushing boundaries in the arts while mastering the foundations.”

Grace Arts Center Presents Romeo and Juliet 3/27/15

Grace Arts Center Presents Romeo and Juliet
Friday, 03/27/2015 – 07:00 pm –
Grace Arts Center Presents R&J [romeo and juliet] in Broward, Dade, & Palm Beach County
404 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Tickets for the events are available at: romeoandjuliet2015.eventbrite.com, and retail for $15, or $25 for a VIP ticket including a reception, Meet & Greet with the cast following the performance.

A Modern Interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, R&J Features Local Artists Performing Tango, Hip Hop, Live Graffiti and Theater

R&J [romeo and juliet], presented by Grace Arts Center, has announced their schedule of performances spanning Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The cast is also proud to have been selected from dozens of entries as a sponsored event during O, Miami Poetry Festival.

Young Talent Big Dreams Audition 3/15/15

Young Talent Big Dreams Audition
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
YTBD-poster2South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust, announces the fifth annual launch of Young Talent Big Dreams, the most widespread local FREE youth talent contest in Miami-Dade. Kids between the ages of 8-17 will compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships to cash awards and performance opportunities, to tickets to local attractions and theatres. This year, courtesy of WSVN CH7, the Grand Prize winner will receive a free trip – airfare, hotel and free passes for two – to attend the live American Idol finale. The countywide competition will begin on Feb. 8th, with preliminary auditions that will take place through April 12th at four local theatres. The competition will feature a total of six individual categories including; pop/rock/rap vocals, musical theatre/jazz standards/classical vocals, dance, musical instrument, original spoken word and original vocal and/or instrumental composition, and categories of six or less members including; dance, musical instrumental and band/vocal group. Participation is free of charge and limited to residents of Miami-Dade County.

The countywide competition concludes with semifinals on April 25th and 26th and finals on May 2nd at the Miracle Theatre. Seven preliminary auditions will take place in diverse locations throughout Miami-Dade, including the Miracle Theatre, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and the Joseph Caleb Center. Participants may compete in one individual and one group category only, and those who pre-register will be given priority audition times. Performers may pre-register online and will be seen before non-registered performers. Detailed information including the audition schedule, competition rules, and registration forms, please visit www.actorsplayhouse.org or call 211. To learn more about The Children’s Trust, please visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.

Participation in Young Talent Big Dreams requires parental consent. Each act will be allotted up to one minute during their preliminary audition performance and two minutes for the semifinal and final round performance. There will be a maximum of nine winners and one grand-prize winner chosen during the finals.

FIU Theatre presents Rumors by Neil Simon directed by Matthew Glass 2/27/15

FIU Theatre presents Rumors by Neil Simon directed by Matthew Glass
Friday, 02/27/2015 – 03/08/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rumors-Poster-HRHerbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre
10910 SW 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Webpage Link
Cost: $10-$15

Rumors by Neil Simon directed by Matthew Glass
A dinner party with no food, a missing cook and an attempted suicide makes for an evening of calamity and comedy.

Performance Dates
February 27 – March 1 & March 4 – March 8 | Wednesday – Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Tickets
$10 FIU students
$12 Senior and FIU faculty + staff
$15 General admission
available at wpac.fiu.edu or 305-348-0496

R&J [romeo and juliet] A Danced Drama 3/6/15

R&J [romeo and juliet] A Danced Drama
Friday, 03/06/2015 – 06:00 pm –
CV.RJ-Final-2Broward County Main Library Theatre
100 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15 General Admission, $25 VIP

Romeo and Juliet is a timeless story about two young people caught up in a rush of emotions who trade in a future of sorrows, leave a neighborhood of quarrels behind in pursuit of training their beautiful minds. Set in Miami at the turn of the 21st Century, the protagonist couple’s choices change their lives, the course of their families – and their city forever! Featuring tango and hip hop choreography, spoken word, graffiti arts, original sound tracks and romantic musical scores – this production will enthrall and inspire young and older audiences to think anew!

Clare Vickery, Director of Grace Arts Center, has teamed up with Janet Erlick of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater to coproduce R&J. Describing their inspiration behind the project, Erlick says, “It’s always wonderful to introduce Shakespeare to young audiences, as the themes and characters still resonate strongly today… this R&J project adapts the story and adds modern influences, music and multiple art forms to make a truly unique theatrical experience. This past summer, FLCT alumni and students began to explore how to combine hip hop, stage combat, tango and street art to highlight the worlds of the Capulets and Montagues, and the upcoming performances will take that foundational work and expand upon it.”

Tickets for the events are available at: romeoandjuliet2015.eventbrite.com, and retail for $15, or $25 for a VIP ticket including a reception, Meet & Greet with the cast following the performance. Workshops surrounding the performances will also be announced on www.gracecafeandgalleries.com.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Ragtime 1/28/15 – 2/22/15

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Ragtime
Wednesday, 01/28/2015 – 02/22/2015 08:00 pm –
newActors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $59

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its celebrated 2014-2015 season with a regional premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime from January 28 – February 22, 2015. This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at the Miracle Theatre.

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s award-winning book of the same name, Ragtime features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally. Directed by award-winning Artistic Director David Arisco, Ragtime features a cast of 40 professional actors.

The cast of Ragtime includes: Broadway actors Tally Sessions and Melissa Minyard, Reggie Whitehead, Ken Clement and Dominique Scott returning from National/International Tours, and Actors’ Playhouse veterans Irene Adjan, Nick Duckart, Mark Sanders, Gabriel Zenone and George Schiavone. Miami natives Don Juan Seward II and Sarah Nicole Batts will make their leading role debuts at Actors’ Playhouse as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. and the woman he loves, Sarah. The children’s cast for Ragtime includes Miami HEAT National Anthem singing sensation Julia Dale, Athena Pacanins, Max Leifman and Julian Gorelick.

The cast of Ragtime in alphabetical order:

Irene Adjan – Emma Goldman
Sarah Nicole Batts – Sarah
Ken Clement – J.P. Morgan
Joshua Dobarganes – Harry Houdini
Nick Duckart – Willie Conklin/Ensemble
Melissa Minyard – Mother
Mark Sanders – Father
George Schiavone – Grandfather
Dominique Scott – Younger Brother
Tally Sessions – Tateh
Don Juan Seward II – Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
Stephanie White – Evelyn Nesbit
Reggie Whitehead – Booker T. Washington
Fredena J. Williams – Sarah’s Friend/Ensemble
Gabriel Zenone – Henry Ford

Ensemble members:

Lauren Bell, Hannah Benitez, Dexter Carr, Anne Chamberlain, Diana D’Ambrosio, Marcus Davis, Mark Della Ventura, Sean Dorazio, Justen Fox-Hall, Deidra Grace, Noel Harris, Jr., Walter Kemp-Edwards, Nicole Kinzel, Michael Leyte-Vidal, Maha McCain, Cindy Pearce, Elizabeth Sackett, Kaylin Seckel, Johnathan Shepherd, Asher Makeba Timmons, Brian Varela and Ray Yanez.

The creative team for Ragtime includes: David Nagy (musical director), Ron Hutchins (choreographer), Tim Bennett (scenic design), Ellis Tillman (costume design), Patrick Tennent (lighting design) and Mitch Furman (sound design).

Preview performances of Ragtime will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. and play through February 22, 2015. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, February 4 at 2 p.m.

Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $37. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $52, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $59. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.

Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.

This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners for Major Cultural Institutions, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: Azamara Club Cruises, Star Alliance, TotalBank, InterContinental Miami, Lexus of Kendall, NBC Miami and South Florida Times.

*Photo: The cast of Ragtime directed by David Arisco at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Photo by George Schiavone.

Cine Al Fresco Presents: THE WIZ! 1/24/15

Cine Al Fresco Presents: THE WIZ!
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
1421074_929987393679010_6080090902330081065_oO Cinema
90 N.W. 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

The Cine Al Fresco series takes the magical experience of art and culture under the stars. Once a month, our outdoor courtyard will be transformed to give families and friends of the Wynwood community a chance to unite through art, film and music.

This event is free to the public.

– Feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs.

– Dinner will be available for sale from Vibe 305!

This month’s featured film: THE WIZ

Featuring spectacular musical numbers with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor, experience the magic of The Wiz when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz.

A re imagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast, The Wiz was adapted from the 1975 Broadway musical of the same name. The film follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy Harlem, New York, schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the Land of Oz, which resembles a fantasy version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the land to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say has the power to take her home.

Supported by Art Place.

City Theatre launches brand new Island Shorts production on Key Biscayne as part of its 20th Anniversary Season 2/6/15-2/8/15

City Theatre launches brand new Island Shorts production on Key Biscayne as part of its 20th Anniversary Season
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 02/08/2015 06:30 pm –
tango1Key Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $20 – $30

City Theatre continues its 20th anniversary celebration with a brand new Key Biscayne production of ISLAND SHORTS, a special program that will comprise seven “Best of the Fest” plays from 19 previous seasons of SUMMER SHORTS, America’s Short Play Festival, and one new play selected from the company’s recent SWAMP SHORTS play reading showcase. The limited engagement of only three performances runs February 6 – 8, 2015 in the Island Room of the Key Biscayne Community Center.

Directed by City Theatre Guest Artist Gail Garrison, ISLAND SHORTS will be performed by Elizabeth Price, Andres Maldonado, Vanessa Elise, Marquis Rogers, Corina Ramirez and Michael Uribe.

The ISLAND SHORTS play line-up includes:

Feel the Tango by Susan Westfall
A boring night turns upside down when the waiter takes Sandy’s order.

DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang
A man goes to a woman clerk at the Division of Motor Vehicles and tries to get his license renewed with infuriating results.

The Crocodile’s Bite by Vanessa Garcia
Four characters, all immigrants to the city, connect and collide one night in Miami.

Please Report Any Suspicious Activity by Rick Park
Dirk and Antonio are both in hot water when a trip to the aquarium goes wrong.

I’ll Be Theatre by Joyce Turiskylie
Sometimes in modern romance, the perfect partner can be found as close as the nearest bush.

Controlling Interest by Wayne S. Rawley
Four successful young businessmen gather for their weekly staff meeting. Two persuasive young businesswomen arrive to negotiate the ultimate deal.

Plan Day by Leslie Ayvazian
One woman plays a mother to her only child, a son, in four different stages of her life: her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 70s.

Parent Interview by Justin Warner
A New York couple might get their daughter into an elite preschool – but it will cost them more than money.

Island Shorts, an exclusive limited engagement of only three performances, will open on Friday, February 6 with a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m., and play through February 8. Performances are Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 8 at 4 p.m.

Advance tickets are $20 for Key Biscayne residents and seniors (60 and over), and $25 for non-residents. Tickets purchased the day of the performance, or after February 6, are $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Key Biscayne Community Center by calling (305) 365-8900, or online at islandshorts.org.

Theatre Night featuring Ragtime 1/29/15

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Theatre Night featuring Ragtime
Theatre-Night-01292015_4733914Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL
Tickets On Sale Online Only

RAGTIME is a sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage “on the wheels of a dream” in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.

MelanchoLalaland Transmedia Opera and A Proper Marriage 2/3/15

MelanchoLalaland Transmedia Opera and A Proper Marriage
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-012Miami Light Project Inc.
404 Northwest 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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MELANCHOLALALAND

It’s the 21st century, and time to re-invent opera, but in a way that’s more fun, less pretentious, and a little messed up.

MelanchoLalaland™—with music by composer and Florida Atlantic University professor Joey Bargsten and libretto by writer Thea Zimmer—accomplishes this by fusing traditional elements of opera, theater, and dance with new and experimental visual media forms, all set to an electronic music score. MelanchoLalaland™ tells the dark tragi-comic story of three artist/engineers who design mind-altering experiences, enhanced by self-pleasuring technologies and a variety of brain chemicals. They deal with disgruntled employees, corporate takeovers, dissatisfied girlfriends, and cheesy space-aliens.

A PROPER MARRIAGE

Concept / Choreography: Pioneer Winter

A Proper Marriage is a speculative piece that comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement, especially live music with dance–underlying properties of a dancer’s dependence on composition, and the musician’s own foresight to create action from sound. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody. Irony rests in the notion that if the dancer moves too quickly and the musician cannot keep up, the music will falter and the dancer’s own rhythm will stop.

Pioneer Winter is a Miami-native choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker of Pioneer Winter / Collective. He is co-director of RIFT Blackbox and the curator of transmedia performances for FilmGate Interactive Media Conference. Winter also directs Project LEAP (Living Equality through Arts and Performance), a free dance and creative communication program for LGBTQ teens that focuses on teaching how to use the arts for activism and social change. He was recently awarded the 2014-2015 Miami Choreographer’s Fellowship, and is on faculty of the FIU Honors College. His project Grass Stains was also recently awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant.

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA 2/2/15

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA
Monday, 02/02/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
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90 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. (or NOLA, as we like to call it) is a monthly event hosted by Indie Film Club Miami that gives local musicians, comedians, and filmmakers a platform to show their work. Each month the audience votes for their favorite film by hurling stuffed animals at the director, and the winner is named. At FilmGate Interactive, all of the winning films of the year will screen in one final round, and the winner of I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. 2014 will once again be determined by the audience votes.

Don’t miss the best of the best of South Florida talent at this fun-filled event! And remember, #stayMIA

2015 Miss Art Deco Beauty Pageant 1/10/15

2015 Miss Art Deco Beauty Pageant
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Art-Deco-2015-Official-Flyer2Rebeca Sosa Theater
1401 Westward Drive,
Miami Springs, Florida 33166
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Cost: $15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

The third annual Miss Art Deco Beauty Pageant will take place on Saturday January 10, 2015. The contestants will compete in Vintage Fashion Opening number, swimwear, and evening gown. The winners will be part of the 37th Art Deco Weekend Festival Classic Car Parade and Bettie Paige Vintage Red Carpet Fashion Show hosted by Miami Design Preservation League with media coverage by Local 10 Miami/Fort Lauderdale. The winners will also advance to the state televised Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA Pageants. For more information you can visit the website at www.southfloridausapageants.com or contact the director Fatima Coello at 305-753-1223 or via email [email protected]

Ticket sales, $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Ciclovia Miami 12/14/14

Ciclovia Miami
Sunday, 12/14/2014 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Ciclovia-GEN-ENGCiclovia Miami
SW 8 Street from SW 9 Ct to SW 22 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is excited to announce that together with local partners, we are bringing Ciclovia to Calle Ocho on Sunday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SW 8 Street from SW 9 Ct to SW 22 Avenue will be open to the community to enjoy as a park. We invite you to come walk, ride your bicycle, dance and explore all the sounds, flavors and culture of this historic Miami place.

Free Yoga by Domino Park at 10:30 a.m. (Please bring mat)

Cars will be temporarily re-routed along SW 7 Street as Calle Ocho becomes a park.

David Harrell Performs A Little Potato Hard To Peel 1/23/15

David Harrell Performs A Little Potato Hard To Peel
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Broward College, South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: $10 for General Admission, Free for Students with I.D.

David Harrell takes the audience on a journey that begins with the day he was born without his right hand. What starts out as one man’s challenge to accept his own strengths and limitations becomes a compelling charge for us all. The OVERHEARD series is a collection of one-person performances from nationally recognized entertainers as well as local innovators. The series battles taboo topics from unique viewpoints including sexual abuse, sexual liberation, gender, race relations and equality.

fiu theatre six characters in search of an author adapted by steve moulds 1/23/15

fiu theatre six characters in search of an author adapted by steve moulds
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 02/01/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Six-Characters-posterHerbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre
10910 SW 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $10-$15

Six Characters in Search of an Author adapted by Steve Moulds from the play by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Wayne E. Robinson Jr.

The play that brought Pirandello world-wide fame. This new look heightens the comic contrast between melodrama and contemporary skepticism while asking the audience to consider just what we believe is real.

January 23 through February 1, 2015
Wednesday-Saturday 8PM | Sunday 2PM

Tickets available at: wpac.fiu.edu or 305-348-0496

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna Miami 12/11/14 – 1/25/15

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Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is almost here…Miami
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 01/25/2015 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Juggling_Cali_0718_RSun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $35 – $130.

Amaluna is almost here!
Premieres December 11 at Sun Life Stadium
New Show Dates Added, Limited Tickets Available From As Low As $35

Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil will open to a packed house in Miami on Thursday December 11 at Sun Life Stadium. The cast and crew of Amaluna are finishing up shows in Atlanta, GA this week and are preparing to travel to Miami with their 2,000 tonnes of equipment, in the convoy of 65 trucks.

To celebrate the Premiere in Miami and due to an overwhelming demand, additional show dates have been added with some tickets starting as low as $35. Tickets can be purchased by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/amalu… or by calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE. Amaluna’s show dates have now been extended to run in Miami until January 25 2015.

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and of the world. The family has grown since then and now includes thousands of dreamers–creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Québec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life–20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Amaluna is proud to be presented by Visa Signature, the official presenting sponsor of Cirque du Soleil, in association with Citi Cards. We also gratefully acknowledge our official sponsors for Amaluna, DHL and Xerox.

The Seven Year Itch 2/19/15 – 3/22/15

The Seven Year Itch
Thursday, 02/19/2015 – 03/22/2015 08:00 pm –
1000x300_v2Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $35

The Seven Year Itch
by George Axelrod
Adapted by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla

Directed by Stephanie Ansin
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Loneliness. Temptation. Lust. Feel the summer heat aggravate the anxiety and desire of one man’s mid-life crisis in this irreverent interpretation of the 1950’s stage comedy that inspired the iconic Hollywood film.

Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac 11/28/14

Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac
Thursday, 11/28/2014 – 12/07/2014 09:00 pm –
Cocktales-Art-Basel-4x6-pcard-front-1Railroad Blues
30 NE 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $20 General Admission / $40 with Two Drink Tickets

New York’s the cell, presents “Cocktales – Confessions of a Nymphomaniac” during Miami Art Basel at downtown Miami’s Railroad Blues, a 1920’s style speakeasy. Back by popular demand, the show returns for a second run this year. Audiences will have another opportunity to witness Eve’s escape from the Garden of Eden to Dr. Truth’s TV show, where Dr. Truth treats Eve’s predilection for erection and forces her to face her twisted sexuality. Directed by award-winning director Kira Simring and written by Tjasa Ferme with the cell’s Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian. Cocktales will feature Tjasa Ferme and New York comedian, Victor Cruz, along with local Miami talent, Stephanie White and Kristian Bikic.

Miracle on South Division Street 12/3/14 – 12/28/14

Miracle on South Division Street
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 12/28/2014 08:00 pm –
Miracle-SDS-6x8Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $15 – $53

Fresh from its Off-Broadway run, Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the Nowak family living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Clara the family matriarch happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom, a twenty-foot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which adjoins the house. This beacon commemorated the day in 1942 that the Virgin Mary appeared to her father at his home-based barbershop. During the course of this very funny and original play, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the core as the family legend seems to be unraveling. The evening’s results are heartfelt and hilarious.

Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 11/22/14 – 12/21/14

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 12/21/2014 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Christmas-CarolActors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah-Humbug” ways in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. This fabulous adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.

To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during the theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, a free Flexible Anytime Ticket valid for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2014-2015 Season. Last day to donate toys will be on Saturday, December 20. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need through their Operation Elf Toy Drive.

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Special holiday performances on December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 21 at 5 p.m. Select weekday performances at 10 a.m. for pre-arranged fieldtrips through our Education Department.