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
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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
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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
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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
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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.