Island City Stage’s Behind the Red Curtain Public Forum: “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade” 9/28/22

Island City Stage’s Behind the Red Curtain Public Forum: “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade”
Wednesday, 09/28/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
RSVP / Register
Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, has announced its 11th South Florida Season, and with it, the return of its popular Behind the Red Curtain community forum series. On September 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., the theater company, together with the Miss Florida F.I. (Florida Impersonator) Pageant, will present “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade,” an entertaining, insightful and sometimes outrageous peek into the world of drag beauty pageants. This program will set the celebratory mood for Island City Stage’s October 20 opening of the glittering, grandiose and glorious comedy Pageant.

Moderated by Alyson Thomas, president and CEO of the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and a seasoned professional in the art form of female impersonation, “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade,” will feature stories from Velvet Lenore, Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2021-22 and Joanna James, Miss Florida F.I. Supreme 2021-22. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Miss Florida F. I. Pageant, recognized as one of the top five national pageants, will take place October 2 and 3 at The Venue/The Manor Fort Lauderdale. It attracts some of the top female impersonators, film, TV and fashion stars from across the nation and beyond. Drinks and light bites for Island City Stage’s community forum will be courtesy of Pub on the Drive.

Pageant is Miss America meets RuPaul’s Drag Race! This hilarious musical comedy sends up the once cherished traditions of beauty finalists in bathing suit and ball gown competitions, while contestants compete for the title of “Miss Glamouresse.” And who wins the crown? The audience decides! Judges selected from the audience at each performance pick the winner ensuring that no performance is the same – and the on-stage suspense is real! This opening production stars an ensemble cast including Conor Walton, Michael Scott Ross, Matthew Buffalo, Luckner Bruno, Marcus Davis, Kevin Veloz and Larry Buzzeo. It is directed by Carbonell Award-winning choreographer/director Ron Hutchins with musical direction from Michael Ursua.

Last year, in honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created the Behind the Red Curtain public forum series to engage patrons in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community.

In addition to Pageant, Island City Stage’s 11th anniversary season will feature Rotterdam by Jon Brittain from January 19 – February 19; I Wanna F@#king Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould from March 2 – April 2; Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan from May 18 – June 18 and Springfield Pride Commissioned by Island City Stage from August 3 – September 3.

Tickets for “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade,” are $10 each and include one cocktail courtesy of Pub on the Drive. RSVP at islandcitystage.org.

For Island City Stage season and individual show tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

History On Wheels 9/30/22

History On Wheels
Friday, 09/30/2022-, 05:00 pm-
Downtown Miami
456 E Flagler St,
Miami, Florida, 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

We’re back! History On Wheels, Miami’s only theatrical bicycle tour, will return for its third edition this fall. Guests will ride around Downtown Miami and learn about the past, present and future of the Magic City from a cast of historical characters. Presented by Olympia Arts MIAMI and written and created by the Front Yard Theatre Collective, the latest tour is set to launch Friday, September 30th at 5pm through October 2nd.

Admission is free with RSVP. Each guest should bring a bicycle, roller blades, skateboard or other means of manual transportation. Electric vehicles such as scooters are unfortunately prohibited at certain tour sites. This is an all-ages event – bring the whole family!

History On Wheels 10/1/22

History On Wheels
Saturday, 10/01/2022-, 05:00 pm-
Downtown Miami
156 E Flagler St,
Miami, Florida, 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

We’re back! History On Wheels, Miami’s only theatrical bicycle tour, will return for its third edition this fall. Guests will ride around Downtown Miami and learn about the past, present and future of the Magic City from a cast of historical characters. Presented by Olympia Arts MIAMI and written and created by the Front Yard Theatre Collective, the latest tour is set to launch Friday, September 30th at 5pm through October 2nd.

Admission is free with RSVP. Each guest should bring a bicycle, roller blades, skateboard or other means of manual transportation. Electric vehicles such as scooters are unfortunately prohibited at certain tour sites. This is an all-ages event – bring the whole family!

History On Wheels 10/2/22

History On Wheels
Sunday, 10/02/2022-, 02:00 pm-
Downtown Miami
156 E Flagler St,
Miami, Florida, 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

We’re back! History On Wheels, Miami’s only theatrical bicycle tour, will return for its third edition this fall. Guests will ride around Downtown Miami and learn about the past, present and future of the Magic City from a cast of historical characters. Presented by Olympia Arts MIAMI and written and created by the Front Yard Theatre Collective, the latest tour is set to launch Friday, September 30th at 5pm through October 2nd.

Admission is free with RSVP. Each guest should bring a bicycle, roller blades, skateboard or other means of manual transportation. Electric vehicles such as scooters are unfortunately prohibited at certain tour sites. This is an all-ages event – bring the whole family!

Escape Room – The Haunted Theatre 8/27/22

Escape Room – The Haunted Theatre
Saturday, 08/27/2022-, 04:30 pm-11:00 pm
Seminole Theatre
18 North Krome Avenue,
Homestead, Florida, 33030
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Join Escape Room – The Haunted Theatre on Sat. Aug. 27 from 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (multiple sessions) at Seminole Theatre (18 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030). Tickets are $25!

Immerse yourself in the haunted escape room at the historic Seminole Theatre. Your experience will begin with a cocktail hour where the game master will prep you for your journey. If you dare to move forward, you and your friends will step into the mystery of the beloved actress Betty Bop- who mysteriously disappeared at the height of her career in 1921. Coincidentally or not, her understudy, Mala Melila, met her untimely death just one night later.

Now and Then 8/24/22-9/11/22

Now and Then
Wednesday, 08/24/2022-09/11/2022, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $40 – $90

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

From the author of Actors’ Playhouse’s signature plays Making God Laugh, The Tin Woman, and Married Alive, Sean Grennan’s Now and Then is an inspiring story of love and life. Sometimes what happens after the last call just might change your life. Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender. He is closing up for the night when a desperate last-minute customer enters and offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. What follows is funny, moving and captivating. Who wouldn’t take it?

Miramar Comic Expo 7/30/22

Miramar Comic Expo
Saturday, 07/30/2022-, 11:00 am-05:00 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida, 33025
Website
Cost: 15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Experience Your favorite Marvel, DC and Disney characters all in one place at MCC’s Comic Expo! Come out for a day of Comics, Cosplay, a screening of Encanto, a gaming center and festival fun. Fun for kids of all ages and kids at heart! Family Fun Festival including: Comic books, Star Wars, A Warrior’s Path Universe, Gaming, Cosplay, Art classes, Music, Comic Panels, Vendors, Guest Speakers, Face Painting, Art and, oh yeah Encanto on the big screen. Come in your best Comic Cosplay both days! The best dressed will win a prize!

Island City Stage Presents “One in Two” by Donja R. Love 8/4/22 – 9/4/22

Island City Stage Presents “One in Two” by Donja R. Love
Thursday, 08/04/2022-09/04/2022, 08:00 pm-10:00 am
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35 per ticket

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Three actors sit in an ethereal waiting room. Each performance, the audience chooses which actor must portray the lead character of a Black man diagnosed with HIV in Island City Stage’s newest production of “One in Two,” by Donja R. Love. This compelling story, an unflinching portrait of being Black and gay in America today, will run from August 4 – September 4, 2022. “One in Two” is the last production of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Directed by San Diego’s Moxie Theatre co-founder and NAACP theatre award-winner Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, “One in Two” refers to the current HIV projection rate that 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a 2016 analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike other plays, in this production, the audience chooses nightly which actor must portray the fated lead character.

“One in Two” stars Kevane Coleman, Randall Swinton and Nathaniel J. Ryan.

Kevane La’Marr Coleman was last seen in San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre’s production of “One in Two” in 2021. Other credits include “As Much As You Can,” “The Facts of Life-The Lost Episode,” “Our Gay Apparel,” “Stage Directions” (Diversionary Theatre); “Shockheaded Peter” (Cygnet Theatre); “The Secret Garden,” “1940s Radio Hour,” “Return to the Forbidden Planet” (New Village Arts); “9 Hours” (Old Globe Theatre); “South Pacific,” “Miss Saigon” (Moonlight Amphitheatre); “Grey Gardens,” “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika”; “Red Planet Respite” (ion Theatre), “Naughty or Nice, De-construction of a Drag Queen” (Circle Dot Dot); The Car Plays (La Jolla Playhouse); “Ragtime” (Starlight Musical Theatre) and many more. Kevane is a proud graduate of Boston College.

Randall Swinton is a local South Florida talent who does double duty onstage as an actor and as technical crew behind the scenes and backstage. Swinton has appeared as Joey Biltmore in “Guys and Dolls” (MNM Theatre), Cliff in “Luna Gale” (Boca Stage), Sticks Pig in “Shrek the Musical” (Slow Burn Theatre), Arvin in “Zanna, Don’t!” (Island City Stage) and as Harold Smith in the interactive crime mystery show “The Art Heist Experience” (Right Angle Entertainment). He is excited to be working with Island City Stage, once more.

Nathaniel J. Ryan has appeared on both stage and screen. His most recent stage credits include ”Topdog/Underdog” and “Fences” among many others. His film and television credits include “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Random Acts of Flyness” and the independent feature film “Luv Don’t Live Here.”

“One in Two” is sponsored by Sue Wilder with additional support from Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with “The Twentieth Century Way” by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by “Armature” by Andrew Kramer and “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams and “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” by Charles Ludlam. “One in Two” by Donja Love is the company’s final season performance.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Show tickets are $35 each and are available at islandcitystage.org/one-in-two.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community” 7/25/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community”
Monday, 07/25/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

HIV activist and “Busting Stigma” author Jesse Brooks will address the social issues of being African American, gay and HIV positive during “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community,” Island City Stage’s last Behind the Red Curtain public forum of its 10th anniversary season. This free forum precedes the South Florida premiere of Donja R. Love’s “One in Two,” debuting on August 4. This important panel discussion will also feature:

• Lorenzo Robertson, Founder, Ujima Men’s Collective
• Ederick Johnson, HIV Advocate
• Justin Jones, CEO, The Rapha Center

The forum will be moderated by World AIDS Museum and Educational Center Executive Director Terry Dyer.

Directed by Moxie Theatre in San Diego co-founder and NAACP theatre award-winner Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, “One in Two” refers to the current HIV projection rate that 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a 2016 analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike other plays, in this production, the audience chooses nightly which actor must portray the lead character in this unforgiving story of a Black man diagnosed with HIV. Through humor and pathos, Donja R. Love has written a deeply personal call to action and created an unflinching portrait of being Black and gay in America today.

Activist, filmmaker, photographer, and columnist, Jesse Brooks is currently co-chair of the Bay Area State of Emergency Coalition (BASE), advocacy coordinator of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation of Northern California, and co-chair of UCSF/CAPS Research Community Advisory Board, and a weekly columnist for the largest African American paper in the Bay Area, Post News Group. He has worked on multiple research studies, including studies for the San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV Research Division on the now famous “Explore Study” (Men who have Sex with Men, sexual behaviors and HIV transmissions) and University California San Francisco’s Urban Health Study (HIV transmissions among the IDU community). Brooks co-wrote and starred in “The Ceremony,” a movie about internal battles, addiction, internal homophobia, and internalized stigma around HIV status, which showed at the 2006 Black LGBT film festival. He was part of Corner Stone Productions, the first-ever theatre group allowed in a County Jail (Santa Rita) to present vignettes involving HIV awareness and education, sponsored by Gilead Sciences. He was involved in the PBS documentary “The End game: HIV/AIDS in Black America” and his work has been featured in numerous HIV education campaigns and a tabletop picture book with actor Danny Glover and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, entitled “This Could Be Me: The real story of HIV/AIDS in Oakland.”

This free forum is sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward and is supported by World AIDS Museum and Educational Center. Guests may RSVP by visiting islandcitystage.org/behind-the-red-curtain-community-forum.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

For more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Miracle Theatre 7/15/22 – 7/31/22

Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Miracle Theatre
Friday, 07/15/2022-07/31/2022, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Buy Tickets
Cost: $40-$85

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is thrilled to bring an exhilarating production about musical legend, Hank Williams, to the iconic Coral Gables theatre. Hank Williams: Lost Highway is a spectacular musical biography that follows the legendary singer-songwriter’s rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine.
The production will run for a limited time only with previews taking place on July 13 and 14, and the official opening night on Friday, July 15. Showtimes are Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. through July 31. A special weekday matinee will take place on Wednesday, July 20 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $40 to $85. Tickets are available by contacting the Actors’ Playhouse Box Office at (305) 444-9293 or by visiting www.actorsplayhouse.org.

Young King Arthur 7/9/22-7/31/22

Young King Arthur
Saturday, 07/09/2022-07/31/2022, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Tickets $25 for advanced purchases, $30 at the door.

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A kid who gets to be a king by pulling sword from a stone…how cool is that?! However, Arthur soon discovers that being in charge is more than getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants and brings with it responsibilities and a whole bunch of trouble! Will the help of Merlin the Magician and an outspoken peasant girl named Brynith be enough to help Young King Arthur discover that real power comes not from swashbuckling and sorcery – though there’s plenty of that – but from the heart?!

Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway 7/13/22-7/31/22

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Wednesday, 07/13/2022-07/31/2022, 08:00 pm-10:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $40 – $90

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Hank Williams: Lost Highway is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at only twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.

Performances: Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Brévo for Broadway 7/23/22

Brévo for Broadway
Saturday. 07/23/2022. 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33137
Website
Entry Fee: $15 – $25

Young. Gifted. Brave. – Theatre for Youth will present its inaugural production, Brévo for Broadway, this summer taking place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Tickets start at $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children and seniors. The multicultural cast of 30 performers, the majority of which are high school students, will perform a compilation from Tony award winning Broadway musicals and performances with excerpts from “Six,” “Hamilton,” “A Strange Loop,” and “Dreamgirls.” The variety show will also include students delivering powerful scenes and monologues from notable Broadway plays such as “Thoughts of a Colored Man.”

Bette Davis, estás ahí? 7/8/22, 7/9/22, 7/10/22

Bette Davis, estás ahí?
Friday, 07/08/2022, 08:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33135
Contact Phone Number (305) 547-5414
Event Link
WebsiteEntry Fee: $38

Una mujer busca el amor y el sentido de la vida, luego de la pérdida de su madre y el retiro laboral. Transita el duelo rastreando nuevas señales y motivaciones, abrazando la ficción, en sus visitas diarias a un viejo cine de barrio – que se resiste a morir – y en la experimentación de prácticas esotéricas, que podrían establecer un puente de comunicación con el más allá.

Island City Stage Presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” by Charles Ludlam 6/9/22 – 7/10/22

Island City Stage Presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” by Charles Ludlam
Thursday, 06/09/2022-07/10/2022, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Tickets are $35

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all make an appearance in Island City Stage’s newest production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” by Charles Ludlam, running June 9 – July 10. This hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films, in which two actors and lightning-fast costume changes are the stars of the show, is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Directed by Andy Rogow, this entertaining production is focused on an English estate haunted by the former mistress who has recently passed (or has she?). Add-in mummies, secret identities and a ton of madcap blunders all under the escapist guise of a gothic penny dreadful – grim short stories made popular in the mid-1800s and turned out en masse. The twist, here, is the high humor, 35 costume quick-changes and dozens of wigs that bring an eclectic cast of characters to life in this camp classic from Charles Ludlam (1943-1987), creator of New York’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company. “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” originally premiered in October 1984 at the Sheridan Square Playhouse in New York City where it played for two years, and it remains Ludlam’s most popular play.

“The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” stars Bruce Linser and Larry Buzzeo.

Bruce Linser is a South Florida actor and director who last appeared at Island City Stage as Philip in “The Pride.” Other favorite roles include Artie in “The House of Blue Leaves” (Palm Beach Dramaworks), Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone” (The Wick Theatre), and Cliff in “Cabaret” (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Favorite directing projects include “Man of La Mancha” and “Avenue Q” (MNM Theatre Company), and Woody Guthrie’s “American Song and The Spitfire Grill” (Palm Beach Dramaworks). He is also the manager of the Dramaworkshop in charge of new play development at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Linser is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

As they say in Poltergeist, “He’s baaack!” Proudly holding the distinction of “local actor who has appeared in the most Island City Stage productions,” Larry Buzzeo is ecstatic to reprise the role (or roles) for which he won the coveted Loafy award (a loaf of Cuban Bread) in Tampa, Florida, a decade ago. Though a Stamford, Connecticut native, Buzzeo’s professional theater life took root in the Sunshine State and Island City Stage is one of his favorite haunts. Fancying himself a character actor, Buzzeo is grateful for the opportunity to bring some truly colorful characters to life in Island City Stage productions including “Pig Tale,” “Hir,” “Grey Gardens,” “POZ,” “Daniel’s Husband” and almost every “Shorts Gone Wild.” His comedy-horror credits also include Dr. Frank-n-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Slow Burn Theatre) and Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein” (Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts).

“The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful” is sponsored by Robert Korn and Al Menendez with support from Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with “The Twentieth Century Way” by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by “Armature” by Andrew Kramer and “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Show tickets are $35 each and are available at islandcitystage.org/the-mystery-of-irma-vep.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Seeking – A New Play Reading 7/23/22, 7/24/22

Seeking – A New Play Reading
Saturday, 07/23-24/2022, 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Contact Phone Number (954) 462-0222
Event Link
WebsiteEntry Fee: $15

A staged reading of Seeking, a new play by the Art Prevails Project founder Darius Daughtry, is presented in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday July 23 at 4 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
Seeking follows a young musician’s quest for independence as he discovers finding his future hinges on his family’s past. Audiences are invited to provide feedback to the author in chat backs after each performance.
This program is part of the Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues.
Tickets are $15. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Summerfest 6/11/22, 6/12/22

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Summerfest
Saturday, 06/11/2022-06/12/2022, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Johnson Street Bandshell,
Hollywood Beach, Florida, 33019
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Come celebrate the kick-off of summer with a music festival weekend at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort! The free family-friendly event offers something for everyone featuring great local live entertainment, engaging activities, refreshments, and dining options along the famed Hollywood Broadwalk. Escape to Hollywood’s backyard paradise and experience the ultimate Margaritaville State-of-Mind, where time goes slower, food and drinks taste better and fun in the sun is your “no worries” destination.

The first-annual Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Summerfest event will center on live music at the famed Hollywood Bandshell with the sounds of classic rock music from some of the most talented local bands in South Florida. The festival, nestled on Johnson Street, will delight audiences of all ages with a variety of vendors, interactive booths and festival-style refreshments along the Broadwalk. Surf’s Up as competitors face off on the FlowRider – Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s simulated wave machine. The party will continue into the night with live music at the Bandshell as well as at Margaritaville’s waterfront dining outlets.

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: Frozen, Jr. 7/9/22 and 7/16/22

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: Frozen, Jr.
Saturday, 07/09/2022-07/16/2022, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $10-$15

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Fresh out of their performance arts training at the Broward Center’s Young Professionals Summer Theater Camp this year, talented teens perform the enchanting Disney modern classic Frozen Jr. at the Amaturo Theater.
Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, the show features all the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written exclusively for the Broadway production.

General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15. Lap tickets for children 12 months and under are available for $5. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Summer Shorts 25th Anniversary 6/2/22 – 7/2/22

Summer Shorts 25th Anniversary
Thursday, 06/02/2022-07/02/2022, 07:30 pm-
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $50-$75

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

America’s Short Play Festival, SUMMER SHORTS 2022, returns to the Arsht Center for a fun and lively celebration of City Theatre’s milestone 25th anniversary!

Audiences will delight in an exciting lineup of new short comedies, dramas and mini-musicals and fresh revivals of festival favorites written by the country’s best playwrights and performed by a talented ensemble of South Florida all-stars!

Don’t miss the fun of City Theatre’s Silver Anniversary of SUMMER SHORTS. It’s a festival of theater unlike any other.

Enjoy even more festival fun! A limited number of premium tickets are available! Premium tickets include up-front, reserved seating and a free drink ticket for every ticket buyer.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express 5/18/22-6/5/22

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Wednesday, 05/18/2022-06/05/2022, 08:00 pm-10:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $40 to $90

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a train full of remarkable suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. Newly adapted for the stage from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece by Tony Award-Winning Playwright Ken Ludwig, the beloved mystery unfolds in a fresh and thrilling way that will take audiences on the most suspenseful ride of Actors’ Playhouse’s 2021-2022 Season. So wax your mustache and hold onto your passport for what has now become the most highly produced comedy-mystery in the world!

May 18 – June 5, 2022
Performances: Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Island City Stage’s Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest 5/23/22

Island City Stage’s Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest
Monday, 05/23/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Island City Stage invites the community to listen, laugh and vote for South Florida’s funniest during its Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest on May 23 in advance of PRIDE Month. The theatre company has sought out local comics to test their stand-up shtick in front of a live audience in the hopes of securing a spot to open-up for select shows during the run of the company’s upcoming production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam, a comedic horror satire. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

The Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest will feature local comics Peter Bisuito, Brian Coronado, Michael Evans, Mai LG aka Mrs. Saigon, Seetharaman “Seetha” Radhakrishnan, Vee Shally, Chris Shepard and Sarah Kenny performing at Island City Stage. One winner, chosen by a panel of local celebrity judges including Rod Hagwood, Michelle Solomon and Scott Ryan, plus audience support, will receive a $100 gift card and an opening guest spot role for select performances of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” that runs June 9 – July 10. A nominal fee of $10 to attend the competition will be donated to Island City Stage.

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all make an appearance in “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films in which two actors and lightning, fast costume changes are the stars of the show.

“The Mystery of Irma Vep” is sponsored by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.
Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with “The Twentieth Century Way” by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by “Armature” by Andrew Kramer and “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest tickets are available at https://bit.ly/ICSStandUPStandOUT2022.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Beauty and the Beast The Musical 8/12/22 – 8/28/22

Beauty and the Beast The Musical
Friday, 08/12/2022 – Sunday, 08/28/2022. 07:30 pm -10:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center Carnival Theater
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 666-2078
Website
Entry Fee: $55

A reimagined and immersive production of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Step into the Beast’s enchanted castle and sit right in the middle of the action as you dine with the enchanted objects during “Be Our Guest”, and raise your mugs with the townspeople during “Gaston”. Runs 8/12-8/28 on Fridays @7:30, Saturdays @2 and 7:30, and Sundays at 5.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami Presents Centerpiece Film & Afterparty 4/28/22

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami Presents Centerpiece Film & Afterparty
Thursday, 04/28/2022-04/28/2022, 07:30 pm-11:00 pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami is back – bolder, brighter and in-person! Internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, OUTShine returns for its 24th edition to unite the community through premier social events and programs like its Centerpiece Film & Party that inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community.

On April 28, at 7:30 p.m., enjoy a feast for the senses at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens during the South Florida premiere of the festival Centerpiece film, “Girl Picture (Tytöt Tytöt Tytöt)” (2022). This Sundance Film Festival Audience award-winner follows three girls coming of age in Finland. It paints a heartwarming story of friendship, and of three exhilaratingly headstrong individuals trying to wrestle dreams from reality and redefining relationships and sexuality along the way. The special event will include the outdoor film, sweet desserts, an open bar by Bacardi and music by DJ Aileen.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s 2022 line-up features more than 45 international features and documentary screenings, panel discussions, three shorts programs, exclusive virtual showings, Cocktails & Cinema Happy Hours and incredible parties across various venues in Miami-Dade County through May 1.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, the 24th annual OUTshine Film Festival Miami is presented by Lexus, Gilead and Miami-Dade County.

For more information and a schedule of films and events, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: The Cat in the Hat 4/30/22

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: The Cat in the Hat
Saturday, 04/30/2022-, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in a lively, engaging theatrical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat in the Amaturo Theater. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure – but what will mum find when she gets home?
General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15. Lap tickets for children 12 months and under are available for $5. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami Presents Men’s Spotlight Film & Afterparty 4/30/22

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami Presents Men’s Spotlight Film & Afterparty
Saturday, 04/30/2022-04/30/2022, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Regal South Beach ScreenX, IMAX & VIP
1120 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami is back – bolder, brighter and in-person! Internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, OUTShine returns for its 24th edition to unite the community through premier social events and programs like its Men’s Spotlight Film & Party that inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community.

For the Men’s Spotlight Film, it’s an evening of erotic romance as two young men make a connection neither of them expects or knows how to navigate in the East Coast premiere of the Australian feature “Lonesome” (2021), directed by Craig Boreham. This film takes audiences on a thrilling, hedonistic, erotic journey, depicting two characters, who not only seek sexual fulfillment but also acceptance and a meaningful bond. The afterparty at Palomar South Beach, hosted by Edison Farrow, will feature an open bar by Bacardi, light bites, and performances by Janae Catt and Tiffany Fantasia with beats by DJ Adora.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s 2022 line-up features more than 45 international features and documentary screenings, panel discussions, three shorts programs, exclusive virtual showings, Cocktails & Cinema Happy Hours and incredible parties across various venues in Miami-Dade County through May 1.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, the 24th annual OUTshine Film Festival Miami is presented by Lexus, Gilead and Miami-Dade County.

For more information and a schedule of films and events, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

The Cuban Vote 4/21/22

The Cuban Vote
Sunday, 04/21/2022-05/15/2022, 08:00 pm-
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45.00 – $65.00

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Cuban Vote, A Very Miami Romantic Comedy

WORLD PREMIERE: APRIL 21 – MAY 15, 2022

MIAMI NEW DRAMA PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIER PLAY BY CARMEN PELAEZ, DIRECTED BY LORETTA GRECO.

In Miami politics, anything can happen, and it does.

The heir apparent to a Miami political dynasty, Carolina Clarens, is the seemingly perfect candidate to be the next mayor. The only problem is…nobody likes her. Why? She’s an arrogantly honest candidate whose scorched earth style rattles the city’s political power players. She is tanking in the polls. Enter Alex, the slick D.C. political consultant tasked with smoothing out her edges and getting her the unpredictable Cuban Vote.

Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, The Cuban Vote draws you into the middle of Carolina and Alex’s quest for the Miami Mayorship…and each other. A romantic political comedy that can only happen in Miami, turns into tremendo arroz con mango and all for the coveted Cuban vote. They say all is fair in love and war, but nothing is fair in love and politics. A world-premiere play by Carmen Pelaez (Rum and Coke, Miami New Drama’s 7 Deadly Sins, Fake), directed by Loretta Greco (New York premieres of The Story, Lackawanna Blues, Two Sisters and a Piano – The Public/NYSF).

Butterflies After the Rain Mariposas Despues de la Lluvia 3/25/22, 3/26/22, 4/1/22, 4/2/22

Butterflies After the Rain Mariposas Despues de la Lluvia
Friday, 03/25/2022-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Miami Dade College Koubek Memorial Center
2705 SW 3rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15 – $20

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

“Butterflies After the Rain”
A story about what is invisible.

Those who live in love are dangerous. They can remember what others
forget, they can fight against the improvident, they can see the
yellow butterflies that fly after the rain.

They are in short, subversives and cannot be forgiven for this.
This is, at the end, the story of a friendship between two dangerous
individuals, two urban warriors.

Presented in Spanish with English supertitles
Artistic Direction – José Manuel Domínguez and Micheline Calvert
Cast – Grettel Trujillo and Joel Sotolongo

This is Our Youth 4/15/22

This is Our Youth
Friday, 04/15/2022-05/01/2022, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center’s Carnival Theater
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $55

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

ASC presents This Is Our Youth, a darkly comic, sympathetic and truthful play following the forty-eight hour stolen money spending spree of three rich, bored, very lost young souls at the brink of adulthood in New York City.
This Is Our Youth runs April 15th through May 1st at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Carnival StudioTheater. Previews: Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm, Saturday April 16th at 2pm. Opening Night: Saturday April 16th at 7:30pm. Performances: Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays 5pm through May 1st. General Admission tickets $60 Students $30, discounts available for groups of fifteen or more at AreaStage.org.

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices 3/20/22

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices
Sunday, 03/20/2022-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Rhythm by the River, a festival celebrating some of the most exciting and innovative Black voices in Broward County.

The community is invited to come together for a fun-filled day of music, dance, drama, poetry and interactive events for the whole family. Hosted by WPLG-Local 10 anchor and reporter Alexis Frazier, this free community event features live performances, food trucks, workshops, arts and crafts, and more throughout the afternoon.

On the mainstage, Purple Flux delivers a fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B sounds. The Randy Corinthian Quintet brings a soulful and sophisticated set of smooth jazz hits. The beat continues with West African Drum and Dance ensemble Troupe Fallou. Renegade Theatre Company offers a dynamic array of Broadway musical hits drawn from their repertoire. Art Prevails Project presents a mix of spoken word and theatrical vignettes from their critically acclaimed work. Guests will enjoy a sneak peek at the upcoming play Head Above Water: The Life of Esther Rolle by Darius V. Daughtry, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones, commissioned by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. As the grand finale, violin virtuosi Sons of Mystro headline the festivities merging their unique blend of classical strings with reggae hits and American pop songs along with some of their own original work.

Everyone is invited to participate in creating a community mural with visual artist Constance Ivana out in the park, or head to the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center to take part in a Teeny Violini music workshop with New Canon Chamber Collective’s founder Portia Dunkley, a spoken word poetry session with performer and FLO’etry founder Jerris “Quick the Poet” Evans or a Hip-Hop dance class with choreographer and Developing Dreams Foundation’s executive director Pablo Malco.

There will be opportunities to get to know your neighbors, enjoy outstanding entertainment, and learn more about the African American Research Library and Cultural Center’s Vicennial of Black Excellence, Art Prevails Project, Black Violin Foundation, FLO’etry, Developing Dreams Foundation, New Canon Chamber Collective, Old Dillard Museum, Renegade Theatre Company and much more.

Rhythm by the River is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative, which uses the arts as a catalyst to raise awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues.

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Sunrise Civic Theatre 3/26/22

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Sunrise Civic Theatre
Saturday, 03/26/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
10610 West Oakland Park Blvd,
Sunrise, Florida, 33351
Website
Cost: Tickets are on sale, now, from $35-$55 and can be purchased by visiting www.iconsdragshow.com.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In response to an overwhelming demand, “ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” will appear Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Civic Center Theatre. Tickets are already flying fast for this unforgettable show that boasts a cast of jaw-dropping celebrity illusionist female impersonators who transform into music’s legendary icons with uncanny detail as produced and created by South Florida’s drag impresario Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent).

As evidenced by its past sold-out engagements, “ICONS” delivers a nostalgic experience that elicits stellar audience reviews. Show-goers can sing along with meticulously recreated favorite classic stars and songs from Barbra Streisand, Cher, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Liza Minelli and more – all on one stage!

The dazzling production features South Florida homegrown talent and noteworthy performers including Joanna James as Barbra Streisand, Michael Dean as Cher, Champagne T. Bordeaux as Whitney Houston, Asheeria Pryce as Gladys Knight, Erika Norell as Liza Minelli, Nicole Halliwell as Bette Midler and others.

Tickets are on sale, now, from $35-$55 and can be purchased by visiting www.iconsdragshow.com.

Island City Stage Presents Tennessee Williams’ Gothic Mystery “Suddenly, Last Summer” 3/17/22 – 4/17/22

Island City Stage Presents Tennessee Williams’ Gothic Mystery “Suddenly, Last Summer”
Thursday, 03/17/2022-04/17/2022, 08:00 pm-10:00 am
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35; group discounts available.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Paying homage to one of America’s most celebrated playwrights during his birthday month, Island City Stage will present its debut of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, March 17 – April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Evoking themes of aging, beauty, hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and cannibalism, the play is also the one that the author, himself, considered his most poetic.

On a hot, steamy afternoon in 1936 New Orleans, we find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine, waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator? What really happened last summer?

Directed by Andy Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz. Lisa King as Mrs. Holly, Laurie Tanner as Miss Foxhill, Christian Vandepas as George Holly and Carol Caselle as Sister Felicity round out the cast.

Suddenly, Last Summer is sponsored by Funding Arts Broward (FAB) and is supported by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by Armature by Andrew Kramer, currently running through February 27. Upcoming productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 and are available at islandcitystage.org/suddenly-last-summer. Other discounts are available for groups.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

31st Annual Asian Culture Festival 3/5/22

31st Annual Asian Culture Festival
Saturday, 03/05/2022-03/06/2022, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33155
Website
Cost: Admission for the festival is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The 31st Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to South Florida in its new
location at Tropical Park. The two-day cultural celebration, produced by the Thai-American Association of South Florida, the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board and the Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation Department, honors the diversity and traditions of many Asian cultures through an enchanting journey of music and dance, live performances, demonstrations, arts, handcrafts, children’s activities and more, all highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Asian cuisine from more than 20 countries.

The two-day immersive festival also features performances from the Thai Dance Troupe of Miami, a Thai traditional drummer, a Lion Dance and the Fushu Daiko Japanese Taiko drummers, which honor cultural traditions with extravagant costumes, instruments and dance styles rooted in historical celebrations dating back more than 1000 years.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” 3/7/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help”
Monday, 03/07/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Island City Stage will host its third Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” preceding the March 17 debut of its production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer, a gothic mystery which tackles the weighty subjects of insanity, repression and greed.

This forum will offer a frank discussion about the state of mental health including access for all, modes of therapy and greater acceptance. Experts will discuss traumatic events and their impact on our lives plus offer insight into the history of the mental health profession and how we’ve advanced in recognizing calls for help. The award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in the discussion.

Guest panelists will include:

• Bob Scardino, LCSW, CAP, Director of Clinical Services, SunServe
• Dawn M. Silver, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County
• Michael Schenker, PhD, Psychologist
• Charmaine S. Borda, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, ACC, CHt, Clinical Director, The Blue Couch, Inc.
• Rob Freund, PhD, LMHC, Assistant Professor, Lynn University & Primary Therapist, Comprehensive Wellness Centers

The panel will be moderated by Island City Stage Artistic Director, Andy Rogow.

This forum is supported by SunServe and the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Paying homage to one of America’s most celebrated playwrights during his birthday month, Island City Stage will present its debut of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, March 17 – April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer is part of the theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

On a hot, steamy afternoon in 1936 New Orleans, we find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine, waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator? What really happened last summer?

Directed by Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October followed by Andrew Kramer’s Armature, running through February 27. Upcoming productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

When Monica Met Hillary 3/12/22, 3/19/22, 3/26/22

When Monica Met Hillary
Saturday, 03/12/2022-03/26/2022, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 to $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s 1995. Monica Lewinsky is 22 and an Intern at the White House. She has a crush on the President of the United States. You think you know the story. After all, you did hear it from the media, the news, the tabloids…but you might come to realize you don’t know it at all. This story is about mothers and daughters, ambitious politicians who are devoted wives, and, yes, the men…but they don’t have a say in how this story ends. Monica and Hillary have never met, never spoken to each other; but what if, three decades after the fact, they did meet? A world-premiere play written by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives).

When Monica Met Hillary 3/4/22, 3/11/22, 3/18/22, 3/25/22

When Monica Met Hillary
Friday, 03/04/2022-03/25/2022, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 to $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s 1995. Monica Lewinsky is 22 and an Intern at the White House. She has a crush on the President of the United States. You think you know the story. After all, you did hear it from the media, the news, the tabloids…but you might come to realize you don’t know it at all. This story is about mothers and daughters, ambitious politicians who are devoted wives, and, yes, the men…but they don’t have a say in how this story ends. Monica and Hillary have never met, never spoken to each other; but what if, three decades after the fact, they did meet? A world-premiere play written by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives).

When Monica Met Hillary 3/3/22, 3/10/22, 3/17/22, 3/24/22

When Monica Met Hillary
Thursday, 03/03/2022-03/24/2022, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 to $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s 1995. Monica Lewinsky is 22 and an Intern at the White House. She has a crush on the President of the United States. You think you know the story. After all, you did hear it from the media, the news, the tabloids…but you might come to realize you don’t know it at all. This story is about mothers and daughters, ambitious politicians who are devoted wives, and, yes, the men…but they don’t have a say in how this story ends. Monica and Hillary have never met, never spoken to each other; but what if, three decades after the fact, they did meet? A world-premiere play written by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives).

When Monica Met Hillary 3/23/22

When Monica Met Hillary
Wednesday, 03/23/2022-, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 to $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s 1995. Monica Lewinsky is 22 and an Intern at the White House. She has a crush on the President of the United States. You think you know the story. After all, you did hear it from the media, the news, the tabloids…but you might come to realize you don’t know it at all. This story is about mothers and daughters, ambitious politicians who are devoted wives, and, yes, the men…but they don’t have a say in how this story ends. Monica and Hillary have never met, never spoken to each other; but what if, three decades after the fact, they did meet? A world-premiere play written by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives).

When Monica Met Hillary 3/6/22, 3/13/22, 3/20/22, 3/27/22

When Monica Met Hillary
Sunday, 03/06/2022-03/27/2022, 03:00 pm-06:00 pm
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 to $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s 1995. Monica Lewinsky is 22 and an Intern at the White House. She has a crush on the President of the United States. You think you know the story. After all, you did hear it from the media, the news, the tabloids…but you might come to realize you don’t know it at all. This story is about mothers and daughters, ambitious politicians who are devoted wives, and, yes, the men…but they don’t have a say in how this story ends. Monica and Hillary have never met, never spoken to each other; but what if, three decades after the fact, they did meet? A world-premiere play written by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives).

Abismo 3/17/22

Abismo
Thursday, 03/17/2022-, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33135,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $40

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Una gran ciudad, hoy en día. A punto de recibir el premio más importante de su carrera, un prestigioso director de teatro es denunciado por abuso. Los detalles son ambiguos; la prensa filtra la noticia. El abismo de la vergüenza, la mentira y las dudas amenazan con hundir para siempre a un hombre que habrá de luchar por su honor.

Las Voces de Penélope 3/17/22

Las Voces de Penélope
Thursday, 03/03/2022-, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33135,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $30

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

“The Voices of Penelope” tells the intimate untold story of the wife of Odysseus, hero of “The Odyssey”. In modern feminism, Penelope embodies one of the most traditional yet controversial female archetypes: the woman who waits. The story follows three different women in two different time periods who oscillate between love, irony, and humor only to discover that “to wait is to resist and that Time is not an enemy: it is a fellow traveler”. Written by the Spanish playwright Itziar Pascual, directed by Eugenia Sancho, and performed by actors Letty Carmona, Blanca Jara, and Eugenia Sancho.

(This performance is presented in Spanish.)

New Year, New Works: Trans-itions 3/31/22

New Year, New Works: Trans-itions
Thursday, 03/31/2022-04/07/2022, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater invites you to its third annual New Year, New Works! play reading series March 24th-April 7th, 2022. The series seeks to promote the creation of new works by Florida playwrights. Support local, upcoming artists and enjoy a display of play readings covering a wide variety of diverse subjects.
TRANS-ITIONS by Donna Warfield. Directed by Gladys Ramirez
“At the tender age of sixteen, Bette defies her family, community, and her Catholic faith by choosing to raise her son, Will, as a single teen mom. The boy’s father, Andy, disappears before Will’s birth, leaving Bette heartbroken and clinging to a fantasy of an ideal marriage and family with the headstrong Andy.
Now, in middle age, Bette’s world is turned upside down when that fantasy becomes a very real possibility. Secrets are unearthed and her assumptions are challenged. Andy is not the man she thinks he is, and neither is her son Will.”

When: March 31st @ 7:30-9:30 PM
Where: Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $5
tickets.ftfshows.com

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening
ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
Due to limited availability, please request in the ticket comment section if an assisted listening device is needed and quantity.
Tickets are non-refundable or able to be exchanged.
For more information contact the Box Office at (305) 284-8872 or boxoffice@ftfshows.com

New Year, New Works: Inquisition 3/24/22

New Year, New Works: Inquisition
Sunday, 03/24/2022-, 07:30 pm-
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Fantasy Theatre Factory invites you to a series of New Year, New Works!

ABOUT INQUISITION:
Several university faculty families meet to decide whether to cooperate with a Congressional committee holding nationwide investigations on campuses of alleged foreign terrorist sympathizers or whether to join a college-wide protest against the attempt by the radical right that has gained control of the government to stifle dissent and freedom of speech. The faculty members’ divisive discussion strips away their veneer of idyllic personal relationships and begins to tear apart their marriages as personal secrets are revealed.

Playwright: Robert Hilliard
Director: Deborah Kondelik
Location: Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33127

Ticket Price: $5

Link for tickets: tickets.ftfshows.com

Phone Number: 305-284-8872

PG 13 – Suitable for people 13 years or older. Under 13 should view with an adult.

Sponsor List: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

COVID Guidelines: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

El día que cambió la vida del Sr. Odio, Children’s Play 2/26/22, 2/27/22

El día que cambió la vida del Sr. Odio, Children’s Play
Saturday, 02/26/2022-02/27/2022, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Koubek Center at Miami Dade College
2705 SW, 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10 – $15

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Mr. Hatred is a lonely, sullen, and very bad-tempered character. One day, very early in the morning, he received the notification that a new neighbor will move to the apartment next door. This upsets him so much that he decides to prevent that move. What he doesn’t know is that the new neighbor is Mrs. Love, a character completely opposite to him, which makes everything worse. Thus, Mr. Hatred undertakes a plan to attack his new neighbor and prevent her from settling in that apartment. What our hateful character does not know, is that everything he will try to do against his neighbor, will turn in him changing his life. PLAY IN SPANISH

WHite Rabbit, Red Rabbit 3/12/22

WHite Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Saturday, 03/12/2022-02/13/2022, 11:00 pm-01:00 am
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $15-30

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

No rehearsals, no director, a sealed script and a different performer each night. White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour, is a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.

Open Bar @ 11 PM
Show @ 12 Am (50-90 Minutes)

Sharing Grandmothers 1/29/22, 1/30/22

Sharing Grandmothers
Saturday, 01/29/2022-01/30/2022, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $20 – $40

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Miami Premiere of “Sharing Grandmother,” is a new, original multidisciplinary piece that features two female artists – one from Africa (LORNOAR / Cameron) and one from the African Diaspora (Inez Barlatier / Miami) – who are composers, musicians, storytellers, and dancers, as well as treasure-keepers of traditional Black cultures.

Ubú Pandemic 2/3/22, 2/4/22, 2/5/22, 2/6/22

Ubú Pandemic
Thursday, 02/03/2022-02/06/2022, 08:30 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $28 – $33

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Amid an unprecedented social crisis, King Ubú is forced to return to the island he founded, the mythical Uba, whose people have rebelled in response to widespread poverty. To top it off, a hitherto unknown pandemic is overrunning the world at lightning speed and threatening to spread onto the island. Convinced of the residents’ immunity, Ubú launches an unusual campaign to build up the country in the midst of the disaster, not realizing his strategy will prompt a fateful outcome. Written by Abel González Melo and directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez.

The Real James Bond was Dominican 2/25/22, 2/26/22

The Real James Bond was Dominican
Friday, 02/25/2022-02/26/2022, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $5 – $25

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

What happens when a James Bond-obsessed Dominican boy in Queens (who won’t go anywhere without his nerf gun), finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? This is a true story about Porfirio Rubirosa, Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond and a young Dominican actor-to-be, whose discovery of “Rubi” shakes his very foundation. Written and performed by Christopher Rivas.

Alice The Musical 1/15/22-2/12/22

Alice The Musical
Saturday, 01/15/2022-02/12/2022, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Tickets $25 for advanced purchases, $30 at the door.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Take a wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books. Curious Alice, the heroine of our story, tumbles down a magic rabbit hole and into an enchanted world full of whimsical and wacky characters including the always late White Rabbit, the absent-minded Mad Hatter, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the hilarious duo of Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and of course the menacing Queen of Hearts! Follow Alice through this mysterious land as she tries to make her way back home.

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller 1/27/22 – 2/27/22

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller
Thursday, 01/27/2022-02/27/2022, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35; $150 Flexpass; Groups discounts.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Island City Stage’s world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political mystery thriller Armature running January 27 – February 27, 2022. Armature is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Directed by Michael Leeds and Andy Rogow, Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

Candidate Blythe Ames prepares – with a voice as smooth and strong as a song – for the upcoming governor’s election. Her husband Denson should be happier for her political success. Her daughter Monica should stop dyeing her hair. Across town, pop-culture blogger Evan meets sexy stranger Shod at the dark and sordid Armature Bar where Mama serves the drinks – if he’s able to avoid the reporters. The lives of these very different people collide as a roaring fire erupts with biblical wrath and passion, devouring everything in its path.

Armature features an ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson).

Armature is sponsored by OutClique magazine and supported by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October. Upcoming productions include Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. Season subscribers can save with a $150 Flexpass for all five productions (a $25 savings off individually priced tickets plus no processing fees) and receive $5 off of additional tickets purchased. Other discounts are available for groups.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

A Wonderful World 1/1/22, 1/8/22, 1/15/22

A Wonderful World
Saturday, 01/02/2022-, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $45 – $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, “A Wonderful World” charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom. The musical also focuses on the complex history of race in America, leading up to the Civil Rights era.

With an original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented playwright and television writer (“This is Us,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil” and Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins) and Opa-locka, FL. native, “A Wonderful World” features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, arranged and orchestrated by Annastasia Victory (Broadway’s Caroline or Change, Once on This Island) and Michael O. Mitchell (Broadway’s MJ the Musical, Motown the Musical).

The musical is directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw with music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

A Wonderful World 1/1/22, 1/8/22, 1/15/22

A Wonderful World
Saturday, 01/01/2022-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $45 – $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, “A Wonderful World” charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom. The musical also focuses on the complex history of race in America, leading up to the Civil Rights era.

With an original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented playwright and television writer (“This is Us,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil” and Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins) and Opa-locka, FL. native, “A Wonderful World” features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, arranged and orchestrated by Annastasia Victory (Broadway’s Caroline or Change, Once on This Island) and Michael O. Mitchell (Broadway’s MJ the Musical, Motown the Musical).

The musical is directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw with music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

A Wonderful World 12/30/21, 1/6/22, 1/13/22

A Wonderful World
Thursday, 12/30/2021-, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, “A Wonderful World” charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom. The musical also focuses on the complex history of race in America, leading up to the Civil Rights era.

With an original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented playwright and television writer (“This is Us,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil” and Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins) and Opa-locka, FL. native, “A Wonderful World” features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, arranged and orchestrated by Annastasia Victory (Broadway’s Caroline or Change, Once on This Island) and Michael O. Mitchell (Broadway’s MJ the Musical, Motown the Musical).

The musical is directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw with music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

A Wonderful World 12/29/21, 1/5/22

A Wonderful World
Wednesday, 12/29/2021-, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $45 – $85

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, “A Wonderful World” charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom. The musical also focuses on the complex history of race in America, leading up to the Civil Rights era.

With an original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented playwright and television writer (“This is Us,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil” and Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins) and Opa-locka, FL. native, “A Wonderful World” features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, arranged and orchestrated by Annastasia Victory (Broadway’s Caroline or Change, Once on This Island) and Michael O. Mitchell (Broadway’s MJ the Musical, Motown the Musical).

The musical is directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw with music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve? 1/11/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?
Tuesday, 01/11/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Island City Stage’s world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political mystery thriller, Armature, debuting on January 27. Prior to its opening, the award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in its second Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?” at its theatre.

Guest panelists will include Anthony Abbate, chair, Racial Equity Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; Patricia Zeiler, executive director, History Fort Lauderdale, Walter Honaman, supervising attorney, Children’s Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Dwayne Rayner, executive director, Partners in Racial Justice and Karen Stephens, award-winning actress.

This forum is supported by the Racial Equality Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Armature runs from January 27 – February 27, 2022. Directed by Michael Leeds and Andy Rogow, Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

Armature features an ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson).

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October. Upcoming productions include Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21 12/17/21

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will be home to a unique presentation of A Christmas Carol LIVE by The Shakespeare Sound Company (SSC). This holiday classic will feature a live staged physical performance by six actors portraying approximately 50 characters via quick costume and prop/scenery changes. The free spectacle will take place on the lawn of the New River Inn.

The Shakespeare Sound Company is a multimedia performance company dedicated to education, community, and exploring modern problems with a classical twist. Its mission is to provide affordable theatre for the whole family primarily with radio productions, as well as touring opportunities and live performances meant to inspire, educate, and convict. SSC primarily focuses on classical pieces to revive historical literature to prove it can be fun, challenging, and easy-to-understand. Part of achieving this mission includes partnering with historical venues and local businesses to host events, allowing patrons to not just see history portrayed, but to live it.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic-style blankets to experience the show.

MTI’s All Together Now 11/15/21

MTI’s All Together Now
Monday, 11/15/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
More Information
Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Marking the return of live theater, students of all ages from classes at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts join others around the world as they take the stage in MTI’s All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre on Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

The show features songs from Music Theater International’s (MTI) beloved shows including Pure Imagination, Tomorrow, Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat and Seasons of Love. The musical event will be performed in the Amaturo Theater featuring students from the Broward Center’s Advanced Musical Theater Workshop and Broward Center Spotlights ensemble as well as those from the Ultimate Theater Dance and Adult Cabaret classes.

Tickets are $15. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

MIDDLETOWN 11/17/21 – 12/12/21

MIDDLETOWN
Wednesday, 11/17/2021-12/12/2021, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $40 – $90

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Actors’ Playhouse, together with GFour Productions, producers of Menopause The Musical® and the Tony-nominated The Inheritance and Fiddler on the Roof, are proud to kick off the 2021-2022 Mainstage season with a co-production of their new play MIDDLETOWN® by Dan Clancy. The cast will star DIDI CONN, known for her portrayal of Frenchy in GREASE; DONNY MOST, who starred as Ralph Malph in HAPPY DAYS; LORETTA SWIT, best known for her portrayal of Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on MAS*H, for which she won two Emmy Awards; and ADRIAN ZMED, best known for his starring roles in the BACHELOR PARTY, GREASE 2 and TV’s T.J. HOOKER.

Through the highs, the lows, and everything in-between, MIDDLETOWN® is the ride of your life. Follow the story of two couples — Peg and Tom, and Dotty and Don — as they endure the rollercoaster of life together in this exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life and friendship.

As the New Hope Free Press describes, “Like Love Letters, the ‘play’s the thing,’ as Shakespeare might say. The show has four podiums downstage where the actors stand with scripts before them. … For all intents and purposes, this is just the actor telling you their stories with no blocking. This only works if the stories are worth telling and the actors are good enough to tell them. And the answer is a resounding YES!”

Camino Flamenco 11/13/21, 11/14/21

Camino Flamenco
Saturday, 11/13/2021-11/14/2021, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Miami Dade College Koubek Memorial Center
2705 SW 3rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33135
RSVP / Register
Cost: $30

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa (BFLR), an international flamenco dance company based in Miami, and made up of professional dancers and musicians from Spain, the U.S. and Latin America, announces the premiere of its latest Pure Flamenco work Camino Flamenco. The performance will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3 PM at The Koubek Center in Miami, Florida.

Led by the world-renowned master teacher, choreographer, soloist and Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal, BFLR presents the captivating and earthy power of authentic Flamenco dance at its best. With its breathtaking footwork, precise technique and powerful spirit, the performances are at once voluptuous and ethereal, rough and sophisticated, a restrained and impassioned – making it a deep and potent language of expression. This production will incorporate live music, created and performed by guitarist Andres Vadin and singer Jose Cortes to collaborate with the dancers and choreographers Irene “La Chiqui de Málaga”, Mayelú Perez, Sandra Baras and “La Emi”, who will also be teaching Master classes in Bata de Cola, Castanets and Classical Spanish Dance at Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Studios November 1-7.

Alice The Musical 10/16/21-11/13/21

Alice The Musical
Saturday, 10/16/2021-11/13/2021, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Tickets $25 for advanced purchases, $30 at the door.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Take a wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books. Curious Alice, the heroine of our story, tumbles down a magic rabbit hole and into an enchanted world full of whimsical and wacky characters including the always late White Rabbit, the absent-minded Mad Hatter, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the hilarious duo of Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and of course the menacing Queen of Hearts! Follow Alice through this mysterious land as she tries to make her way back home.

*Weekday Student Matinees Available Upon Request.

A Special Day 10/10/21, 10/17/21

A Special Day
Sunday, 10/10/2021-10/17/2021, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

On May 8, 1938, while Italy celebrates the rise of Fascism, an over-worked housewife and a mysterious bachelor meet by chance. Based on Ettore Scola’s 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, Award-winning artists Ana Graham and Antonio Vega tell this epic story using minimalistic elements that celebrate the power of the imagination and remind us of the true essence of LIVE THEATER.

A Special Day 10/15/21, 10/16/21

A Special Day
Friday, 10/15/2021-10/16/2021, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

On May 8, 1938, while Italy celebrates the rise of Fascism, an over-worked housewife and a mysterious bachelor meet by chance. Based on Ettore Scola’s 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, Award-winning artists Ana Graham and Antonio Vega tell this epic story using minimalistic elements that celebrate the power of the imagination and remind us of the true essence of LIVE THEATER.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/11/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

“The Short and Short of It” will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/12/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Sunday, 12/12/2021-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

The Short and Short of It will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Peter London Global Dance Company Touch and Rain on Me 12/28/21, 12/29/21, 12/30/21, 12/31/21

Peter London Global Dance Company Touch and Rain on Me
Tuesday, 12/28/2021-12/31/2021, 07:30 pm-09:45 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $44-$53

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Opening night on December 28 will feature an abbreviated, 75-minute performance.

Miami’s leading multicultural, contemporary-dance ensemble, Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) is set to premiere TOUCH and RAIN ON ME, works created during the height of the pandemic. PLGDC created a contemporary, Afro-Caribbean dance-fusion compilation showcasing the struggles many people faced throughout the pandemic.

The pandemic evicted us from our daily “normal.” We witnessed home evictions. We experienced eviction in our personal and intimate relationships. And activities involving touch became a threat to health and life. The pandemic brought separation from careers, income, businesses, creativity, worship and play, while looming over the community like an unbeatable giant, like a David and Goliath standoff. The great outdoors of beaches, parks, woodlands, etc., became more beloved and desirable for our health and well-being.

The world premieres of TOUCH and RAIN ON ME will have live accompaniment by the world-class Ballet and Dance Orchestra (BAD), with scores commissioned by PLGDC and composed by BAD founding artistic director Ezra Haugabrooks. The program includes world premieres by London, Brooke Logan, Gentry Isaiah George and Justin Rapaport.

These include Rapaport’s “Start Again” and “Passing By,” recipient of the Danish Dance Theater Award at the 14th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and danced by Justin and Evan Rapaport.

The program also includes a world premiere by Jamaii Melvin set to music by award-winning international jazz star Nicole Henry, and a commissioned score by award-winning international jazz musician Ettienne Charles for London’s new work, “Kalinda Wash.”

Program:
THE STREETS:
During this time, it is estimated that there has been a significant increase in evictions from homes, exacerbating the crisis of the pandemic.

THE MIAMI DAVID: (Rafael del Vizo, Gentry Isaiah George, Aaron López, Leon Cobb):
The pandemic has forced people to self-quarantine and mandated lockdowns and the closing of public spaces. The pandemic stands like a Goliath against its victims. A seemingly insurmountable force and battle.

JOURNEY TO TEA: (Deja Darbonne and Aaron López)
The simple act of sharing tea or quality time with a loved one was suspended.

MY BROKEN HEART (Johnae Wright & Rafael del Vizo)
The inability to see loved ones, to touch or say goodbye has made their final transitions difficult and produced emotional trauma for many. Relationships broken, suspended, lost, sudden goodbyes forever.

KALINDA WASH (Kalinda; Jade McCartney. The river; Aaron López, Deja Darbonne, Gentry Isaiah George, Rafael del Vizo):
“Wash your hands.” That is if you have clean water or water to spare to wash your hands. Water became more essential in the pandemic. “Kalinda” is the Indian (Sanskrit) word for the sun. Mythology has it that the Kalindi waters flows from the mountains of the Kalinda to the ocean. In this dance, we acknowledge the divine waters and the sun that is the source of our existence and renewal.

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert 11/12/21

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert
Friday, 11/12/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a night of Jazz, RnB, Funk and Soul featuring Miami’s own Grammy Nominated Music Educator and Recording Artist- Melton Mustafa Jr.!

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween 10/31/21

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween
Sunday, 10/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Put on your Halloween Costume and join us for a Live Halloween performance of Little Monster Tales!

Don’t be afraid! LITTLE MONSTER TALES is the “trick” to make reading a “treat!”
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures- We bring these stories to life on stage! This show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music -even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! Great FUN!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and temperature checks are required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Film@Srt: Hocus Pocus 10/24/21

Film@Srt: Hocus Pocus
Sunday, 10/24/2021-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a screening of the Halloween classic movie Hocus Pocus!
Doors and Concessions open @ 2pm- costumes encouraged!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brenda Alford’s Birthday Concert 10/16/21

Brenda Alford’s Birthday Concert
Saturday, 10/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 am
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a magical night of live music with Brenda Alford and her Quintet at the Sandrell Rivers Theater!

Ms. Alford is joined in this concert by Venezuelan pianist and album producer, Antulio Mora, the renowned bassist, Paul Shewchuk, the brilliant drummer, J.D. Anderson, and the great Jesse Jones, Jr. on saxophone.
The Brenda Alford Quintet will have you tapping your toes to the swinging rhythms of some of the greatest jazz standards from her mentors and idols, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Billie Holliday.

You’ll hear the soulful jazz side of Aretha Franklin as well as some of the unique arrangements that were created by and for Brenda– a real testament to her artistry.
Music from Brenda Alford’s latest cd, “Messages…Songs for the Soul” will be included in this concert!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read more at: Masks and temperature checks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: Thank you to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35 per show;$155 for a Season Flexpass

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Diversity. Scandal. Mystery. Truth. The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form from October 1 – 31 to kick off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company’s award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants.” Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California. The play stars Clay Cartland as “Warren,” who originated the role in the Island City Stage production, and newcomer Alfonso Vieites as “Brown.”

Clay Cartland is a South Florida native and most recently performed in Shrek and Groundhog Day with Slow Burn Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his favorite performances include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Desperate Measures, Flashdance, 1776, Peter and the Starcatcher and First Date. Clay is also a proud member of Actors Equity and a recipient of two Carbonell and four Silver Palm Awards. Clay also works as a voice-over artist and teaches improv comedy.

Alfonso Vieites is thrilled to be making his Island City Stage debut. He was last seen at The Foundry in Party! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Florida International University and has since continued his training with Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana in Doral. He’s also had the pleasure of appearing as a day player on two Telemundo shows.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
From June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. Season subscribers can save with a $155 Flexpass for all five productions (a $25 savings off individually priced tickets plus no processing fees) and receive $5 off of additional tickets purchased. Other discounts are available for groups.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

About Island City Stage
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage produces award-wining professional theatrical experiences rich with LGBTQ+ history, stories and characters, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. It specializes in developing new work in addition to featuring the efforts of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and diverse experiences. These shows are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, major regional theaters, film and television. Island City Stage offers and intimate setting with six rows of stadium seating to foster a feeling of inclusion and participation in each theatrical event. It is located at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy in Wilton Manors. For tickets and more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

Little Monster Tales- Sensory Friendly 10/16/21

Little Monster Tales- Sensory Friendly
Saturday, 10/16/2021-, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Don’t be afraid! Little Monster Tales is the “trick” to make reading a “treat!”

Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures- We bring these stories to life on stage! This show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music -even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! Great fun!

This is a Live Sensory Friendly Performance at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all with autism or with sensory sensitivities.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and temperature checks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Unfold: The Pride Plays by Ricky J. Martinez 10/1/21, 10/2/21

Unfold: The Pride Plays by Ricky J. Martinez
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/02/2021, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25 & $35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us on October 1st & 2nd for Unfold: The Pride Plays written and directed By Ricky J. Martinez!

A collection of three Latino-centric one-act plays unapologetically tackling charged issues within the Lgbtq2 community. Each twenty minute playlet contains controversial material to fuel conversation afterwards and a powerful night of theatre.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?” 9/14/21

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?”
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, will host their very own Behind the Red Curtain community forum entitled “Law Enforcement and the LGBT+ Community – Where are we today?” on Tuesday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at its theatre (2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors). This presentation coincides with the kickoff of Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 Season with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson this October. This true-story scandalous period drama chronicling the 1914 Long Beach sex scandal launched the theatre company’s award-winning decade-long run.

This free, public event will review the advancements of South Florida law enforcement in how they interact with the LGBT+ community and promote diversity and inclusion, internally. Guest panelists will include Lieutenant Paul Auerbach of Broward Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief of Police Darren Brodsky of Wilton Manors Police Department, Captain Michael Dodson of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, FAU Professor Emeritus and author Fred Fejes, PhD. and Trans Advocate Kat Rio. This forum is supported by Equality Florida and the GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson runs from October 1 – 31, 2021. Viewers will become engaged in this true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California.

Behind the Red Curtain is a free public forum. Guests may attend in-person or participate virtually. Registration is required by visiting islandcitystage.org.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022; and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

For information about upcoming shows and tickets, please call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Random Questions with Larry Fields 8/7/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields
Tuesday, 09/07/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t possibly be more of a waste of time… You’re welcome.
As the title suggests- the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.

Guests are all alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make Fantasy Theatre Factory possible. This is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off!

This episode features South FL Theatre treasure Kitt Marsh!

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Miami Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division of Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, National Endowment for the Arts

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021 8/14/21

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021
Saturday, 08/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for our 4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration!

In honor of our namesake Chief Sandrell Rivers’ birthday, Fantasy Theatre Factory is honored to present a spectacular evening of distinctly uplifting music, visual art, poetry, fashion and more! Local tastemakers from diverse backgrounds will pay tribute to the life and work of the late and beloved Chief Sandrell Rivers. The entire community is invited to join us for live arts performances, networking, and a cultural celebration in the name of our hometown icon.

FTF’s Sandrell Rivers Day will be recognizing a member of the Liberty City community who works to improve and enrich the lives of its residents. This year’s recipient is Latousha Daniels, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI).

Co-Hosting this wonderful night will be Ashlee Thomas, president of the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE), and renowned actor, aerialist and all-around entertainer Luckner “Lucky” Bruno. With performances by the Jesse Jones, Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; rap and spoken-word artist and community activist Blaze Carter; FTF’s Theater Summer Camp and many more!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Sunshine Jazz Organization, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Mizner Park Cultural Center 8/28/21

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Mizner Park Cultural Center
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 08:00 pm-
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real,
Boca Raton, Florida, 33432
Website
Cost: $45 for general admission; $55 for “front row” VIP

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In response to an overwhelming demand, “ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” has added a second show on Saturday, August 28, at 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Cultural Center. Tickets are already flying fast for this spectacular experience that boasts a cast of jaw-dropping celebrity illusionist female impersonators who bring famous classic stars to life with uncanny detail as produced and created by South Florida’s drag impresario Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent).

As evidenced by its recently sold-out first evening and previous packed engagements, “ICONS” has proven to be an audience favorite with great reviews heralding its unforgettable
nostalgia experience. Show-goers can sing along with meticulously recreated favorite classic stars and songs from Barbra Streisand, Cher, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Liza Minelli, and additional performances from stars including Etta James, Totie Fields, Ella Fitzgerald and more – all on one stage!

The dazzling production features South Florida homegrown talent and noteworthy performers including Joanna James as Barbra Streisand, Michael Dean as Cher, Champagne T. Bordeaux as Whitney Houston, Asheeria Pryce as Gladys Knight, Erika Norell as Liza Minelli, Nicole Halliwell as Bette Midler and more.

Tickets are on sale, now, starting at $45 for general admission and $55 for “front row” VIP and can be purchased by visiting www.iconsdragshow.com or calling (844) 672-2849.

ABOUT NICOLE HALLIWELL
With a 15-year career spanning venues across the country, Nicole Halliwell is the go-to for all things drag in South Florida. The most frequently hired drag personality in the state for the last five years, Halliwell produces, performs, manages, and emcees more than 30 shows per month. Responsible for the five largest drag concepts in Florida – Hilariously Inappropriate Drag Queen Bingo, Queenz The Drag Experience, “ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion”, Hocus Pocus Live, and #DRINKNDRAG plus countless special events, she is no stranger to building extravagant and unforgettable entertainment showcasing her irreverent observational humor, side-splitting one-liners and unrelenting wit. When away from the local stage, Nicole has been seen on the small screen (America’s Got Talent, I Am Jazz, Entertainment Tonight, Deco Drive), in print
(Instinct, New Times, Daily Mail), and entertaining audiences at mega-fan pop culture conventions. She has also been featured as the face of Hard Rock International’s Pride Campaign. Learn more about Nicole at www.nicolehalliwell.com.

ABOUT MIZNER PARK CULTURAL CENTER
Since its opening in 2008, the Mizner Park Cultural Center has become a focal point for live entertainment and theater in South Palm Beach County. Recognized for its incredible location at the south end of Mizner Park in Boca Raton, the theater features intimate sightlines and a state-of-the-art sound and light system. The location within the upscale Mizner Park shopping center is perfect to grab a bite to eat before the show, stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the many wonderful shops and boutiques surrounding the theater. The Mizner Park Cultural Center is truly a remarkable venue that hosts events for all tastes. A memorable evening awaits at Mizner Park Cultural Center located at 201 West Plaza Real in Boca Raton, just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Manalapan, Lantana, and West Palm Beach. For more information and ticket information, call (844) MPCC-TIX or (844) 672-2849 or visit miznerparkculturalcenter.com.

Random Questions with Larry Fields 8/3/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields
Tuesday, 08/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Random Questions is back!
It’s the show that’s too obscure to get canceled.

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions. Guests are all Ftf alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make Ftf possible. This is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

This episode features FTF cast member O’Neil Delapenha!

When: August 3rd, 2021 at 8pm
Where: Facebook Live
facebook.com/ftfshows

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Miami Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division of Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, National Endowment for the Arts

¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe 8/18/21 – 9/12/21

¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe
Wednesday, 08/18/2021-09/12/2021, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $30 – $75

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Actors’ Playhouse is proud to reopen its Mainstage with ¡FUÁCATA! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe starring three-time Carbonell Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García. This one-woman tour-de-force performance brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through eclectic stories and whimsical song. Don’t miss this resonant and hilarious production that finds endless humor in what it means to be Latina in today’s America, where politicians speak of building walls while tourism booms in Havana.

Performances: Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale 7/31/21

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale
Saturday, 07/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for the Closing Day performance of Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale! The hysterical show is finishing out it’s South FL tour at our home theater, The Sandrell Rivers Theater.

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before!
Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Parking Garage- 6104 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Covid-19 Practices & Protocols: Read our guidelines at sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department, Young Arts Miami and in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Access: Celebrate our Families- Art Festival 7/24/21

Access: Celebrate our Families- Art Festival
Saturday, 07/24/2021-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
North Shore Park & Youth Center
501 72nd St,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Fantasy Theatre Factory invites you to Celebrate Our Families! This day of fun celebrates our diverse South Florida families of every kind and background! Fun for the entire family, and best of all, it’s all free!

Join us for a live, in-person dance & karaoke party, face painting, dancing, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, balloon art, and more! Don’t miss out as we kick-off the day at 11:15am with our new trivia game show, “Eco-Challenge,” an environmental game show for kids of all ages!

International Children’s Day 7/18/21

International Children’s Day
Sunday, 07/18/2021-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Teatro Avante present International Children’s Day. Join us for this FREE spectacular day-long event with arts & crafts, food, activities, theatre workshops and a performance for the whole family! International Children’s Day features the theatrical music show “Un Bosque Encantado” (An Enchanted Forest). Tickets are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to attend.

Murga Madre 7/9/21, 7/10/21, 7/11/21

Murga Madre
Friday, 07/09/2021-07/11/2021, 08:30 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $23

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Murga Madre. Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, at 8:30 pm, and Sunday, July 11 at 5pm. Murga Madre is a musical about the largest popular festival in Uruguay: Carnival. Since its premiere in 2002, Murga Madre won the Florencia Sánchez prize for best musical and has toured around the world. Written by Pablo Routin & directed by Fernando Toja.

Barrio Caleidoscopio 7/15/21, 7/16/21, 7/17/21

Barrio Caleidoscopio
Thursday, 07/15/2021-, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $23

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Barrio Caleidoscopio. Thursday, July 15, Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 at 8:30 pm. Alfonsito wakes up with a desire to go to the store and buy a loaf of bread or two. To do so, he must face his multiple eccentric fears, pretend to act like the “normal” people, and leave his meticulously organized, dusty home. Written and directed by Carlos Gallegos.

Vuelve a contarmelo todo 8/6/21, 8/7/21, 8/8/21

Vuelve a contarmelo todo
Friday, 08/06/2021-08/08/2021, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Vuelve a Contarmelo Todo. Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7 at 8:30 pm, Sunday, August 8 at 5pm. A supporting actor, tired of the routine. A young actress, full of illusions. Nothing will stop them in their unstoppable race towards the abyss of success. A sentimental thriller with hints of dark comedy. Written and directed by Abel González Melo, starring Adrián Mas and Laura Alemán. Presented by MDCA & ARCA Images.

Ellas las de Gabo 8/13/21, 8/14/21

Ellas las de Gabo
Friday, 08/13/2021-08/14/2021, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $18-23

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Ellas, las de Gabo. Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 at 8pm. In this dreamy, psychological journey, 10 young actresses permeate the space with the energy and emotionality necessary to enter a world where time, love and loneliness sustain the weight of their characters. Dramaturgy and direction by Neher Jacqueline Briceño, inspired by the stories of Gabriel García Márquez. Presented by MDCA & Conecta: Miami Arts.

One@Srt: Luckner Bruno’s The Sovereign Show 7/3/21

One@Srt: Luckner Bruno’s The Sovereign Show
Saturday, 07/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave., Sandrell Rivers Theater,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a Stage-to-Screen one-person-multi-character Comedy Event!

Content not suitable for 13 years and younger. Viewer Discretion is advised.

You have been cordially invited to the Royal Estate of Future Versailles!
The year is 2647, and your Sovereign Ruler invites you to the premier of the Stage-to-Screen show “The Sovereign Show”.
You will be special guests of our Sovereign Ruler: Hermaphrodite-saurus Rex I- Future Leader of France. We will go on a journey where we will time shift through to the 2020’s: the Era of Revolution, Transparency and Change.
This is a show that shines a light on the upheavals and changes of that Historical Era. This will be a safe time traveling journey with no time paradoxes or mistaken meet-ups with your future mom.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Ftf’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cinderella Story Live Performance at Pride Park 7/17/21

Cinderella Story Live Performance at Pride Park
Saturday, 07/17/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Pride Park
Convention Center Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25 per pod. 5 seats per pod.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join Fantasy Theatre Factory for a Live Performance at Pride Park in South Beach!

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before!
Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more!

Book through Miami Beach Parks & Rec website.
POD Seating. 1 ticket= 1 pod. 5 seats per pod
Ticket Portal goes Live on June 28th

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cinderella A Fractured Fairy Tale 7/11/21

Cinderella A Fractured Fairy Tale
Sunday, 07/11/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Normandy Ise Park
7030 Trouville Esplanade,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25 per pod. 5 seats per pod.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before!
Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

POD Seating. 1 ticket= 1 pod. 5 seats per pod
Bring your own chairs/blankets
Ticket Portal goes Live on June 28th

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Boys Will Be Boys 7/10/21

Boys Will Be Boys
Saturday, 07/10/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $25-$35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

This event contains adult language & content. Viewer discretion advised.

The complexities of American masculinity and boyhood come to the stage in a theatrical, vulnerable, and powerful world premiere dance evening presented by international Choreographer Randolph Ward.

Boys Will be Boys is an emotionally charged evening that dissects toxic masculinity and American ideologies on manhood. In a “call and response” military style cadence, performers enter the theater space chanting and marching in formation. “Man up”, “boys don’t cry”, and “take it like a man”, can be heard and are vocalized by dancers as B-Boys, Eagle and Christian battle each other in the street style of dance called “breaking”.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About Cap: Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents Cultural Arts Partnership (Cap). Cap seeks to form unique, program-driven partnerships with emerging and established cultural organizations or artists dedicated to the creation and presentation of innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and/or new artistic work (theatre, dance, music, art, multidisciplinary) to be part of our season of the arts at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.​​​​

Sponsors: This show is made possible with support from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs , Fantasy Factory Theater, Capital Arts Partnership Program, Sandrell Rivers Theater and MUCE, the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience.

Independence Day Unity Concert 7/2/21

Independence Day Unity Concert
Friday, 07/02/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for an Independence Day Unity Concert with vocalist Lauren Carter!

Featuring classic songs such as What the World Needs Now, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, With a Little Help from my Friends, This Land is Your Land, Ain’t That America and more- Lauren Carter’s soulful and versatile voice lights up the Sandrell Rivers Theater in this In-Person Concert!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood 6/19/21

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood
Saturday, 06/19/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood features 12 monologues that touch upon the topics of absent fathers, trying to please a father, new fatherhood and more.

These monologues were previously recorded and edited together to create a beautiful film production that will premier on the big screen at the Sandrell Rivers Theater on June 19th.

Suitable for people 16 years or older. Under 16 should view with an adult.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Starting June 20th, this production will run on Fantasy Theatre Factory’s Facebook and Youtube for one month!

Directed by: Marj O’Neill-Butler, Arianna Rose, Karen Stephens and Elizabeth Price.

Fractured Fairy Tale 6/20/21

Fractured Fairy Tale
Sunday, 06/20/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a Live performance at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden!
This show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Live at Muss Park 6/6/21

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Live at Muss Park
Sunday, 06/06/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Muss Park
4300 Chase Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25 per pod. 5 seats per pod.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before! This show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Pod Seating! Tickets sold by pod. 5 seats per pod
Only available to Miami Beach residents

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Miami Dade Public Libraries Zoom 6/12/21

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Miami Dade Public Libraries Zoom
Saturday, 06/12/2021-06/12/2021, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

This is a Live ZOOM Performance via The Miami Beach Regional and South Shore Public Libraries.
It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before! This show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Register for free via either Miami Beach Regional Branch or South Shore Branch to receive a link to join us on Zoom on June 12th at 3pm!

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 6/1/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 06/01/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, will host philanthropic diners who wish to give back to Slow Burn Theatre Company during its “Dine & Give” evening on Tuesday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. MOKSHA will donate 30 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the arts organization. This is the second installment of the “Dine & Give” benefit series designed to celebrate the restaurant’s second anniversary and commitment to the Fort Lauderdale community. The restaurant kicked-off it encore charitable series with a benefit for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on May 11 and will host a dinner for Leadership Broward Foundation on June 22.

Created in 2009, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, challenging, contemporary works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. Slow Burn recently celebrated its own return to entertaining the region with its socially distanced Topsy Turvy Upside Down Cabaret last month and is looking forward to returning with a new engaging performance season.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the MOKSHA Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

The Magical Bookstore 6/5/21

The Magical Bookstore
Saturday, 06/05/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Kickoff the Broward County Library Summer Learning Program with a special Children’s Bookfest Event! Complete with juggling, puppetry and mind-blowing magic, The Magical Bookstore is a treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Join us on Facebook Live as Fantasy Theatre Factory presents an online live show just for Broward County Library: The Magical Bookstore.

Sponsors: Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Flamenco on My Own 6/5/21

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Saturday, 06/05/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a one-person show featuring the Flamenco work of Ilisa Rosal! Choreographed and Directed by Ilisa Rosal in collaboration with Melissa Cruz. Original and traditional Flamenco music composed and arranged by Jose Luis. This Stage-To-Screen show will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simultaneously simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals.

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Breathe: A New Musical 5/11/21-7/2/21

Breathe: A New Musical
Tuesday, 05/11/2021-07/02/2021, 12:00 am-12:00 am
Website
Cost: $25

Written as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded, Breathe follows five couples grappling with the virus’s impact on their lives, families, relationships, society, and health. Conceived and written by New York Times best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald, and directed by Tony Award-nominee Jeff Calhoun, Breathe consists of five interlocking suites, with music and lyrics from five songwriting teams. By turns funny and heartbreaking, unbelievable and all-too-real, Breathe is an unprecedented musical chronicling an unprecedented time.

Told in five interlocking suites – each with a different songwriting team and director – Breathe features an all-star cast that includes Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Denée Benton, Rubén J. Carbajal, Matt Doyle, Max Clayton, Daniel Yearwood, T. Oliver Reid and Josh Davis.

BE A CHAMPION OF THE ARTS!
When you stream this production, a portion of the proceeds will go to Actors’ Playhouse to help sustain our non-profit theatre company during these extraordinary times.

Cinderella, A Fractured Fairy Tale 5/15/21

Cinderella, A Fractured Fairy Tale
Saturday, 05/15/2021-, 11:00 am-
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before!

Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students that appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”. The fun is put to good use in the classroom since Sunshine Standards for literature, theatre and reading are included in FTF’s teacher guidelines.

This is a Live Sensory Friendly Performance at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Please note: If you are unable to afford a ticket, please call our box office, and we will be happy to reserve up to four (4) free tickets for your party.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals.

Digital Month All May 5/8/21 – 5/29/21

Digital Month All May
Saturday, 05/08/2021-05/29/2021, 07:00 pm-
Website
Cost: Free

Join us this May for a full month of virtual performances, premiering every Saturday evening from May 8th through May 29th, 2021 on the official Miami-Dade County Auditorium YouTube page. Our Digital Month All May series features a variety of dance, flamenco, music and children’s performances. Each show was filmed live at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s outdoor stage as part of the Drive-Through Theatre Experience. These digital shows are free to watch with no limited viewing time after the premiere date. Enjoy unique and cultural performances from the safety and comfort of your home as we continue our transition to a new normal of performing arts each day.

The Jungle Book 5/1/21 – 5/9/21

The Jungle Book
Saturday, 05/01/2021-05/09/2021, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s tales, join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like the wise black panther Bagheera and Baloo the lovable bear. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan in this classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Performances on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

The Jungle Book 7/10/21-8/1/21

The Jungle Book
Saturday, 07/10/2021-08/01/2021, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s tales, join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like the wise black panther Bagheera and Baloo the lovable bear. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan in this classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Performances on Saturdays, July 10 and 17 at 2 p.m., and Sundays, July 25 and August 1 at 3 p.m.

Into The Woods JR. 5/15/21 – 5/23/21

Into The Woods JR.
Saturday, 05/15/2021-05/23/2021, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works performed by the Actors’ Playhouse Musical Miracles youth repertory company.

All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Performance times:
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Nectarines Cast)
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4 p.m. (Nectarines Cast)
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Beans Cast)
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 4 p.m. (Beans Cast)

One@Srt: Allen Michael’s The Vintage Classic Experience 5/1/21

One@Srt: Allen Michael’s The Vintage Classic Experience
Saturday, 05/01/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Allen Michael curates a selection of Latin American classical guitar music performed for the first time on the electric guitar. Allen’s storytelling connects his audience to the finest music of Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and more, creating a unique concert that touches the mind, heart and soul. His interpretations on the electric guitar connect with a wide audience and maintain the highest interpretive standards of his classical training.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s plan to continue to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

El dano que hace el tabaco Digital Premiere 4/3/21

El dano que hace el tabaco Digital Premiere
Saturday, 04/03/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

The Digital Premiere of “El daño que hace el tabaco” by Anton Chekhov goes live on Saturday, April 3rd at 7pm. ⁣⁣

⁣This theatre performance was filmed live at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s outdoor stage and is part of the Drive-Through Theatre Experience. This virtual show is free to watch with no limited viewing time. The show is directed and performed by Larry Villanueva.⁣⁣

The story begins with Professor Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin, the husband of the owner of a music boarding school for young ladies. The Professor enters a room with the innocent intention of giving a lecture on the harmful effects of tobacco. As the disorderly lecture begins to unravel, he delivers an unpredictable speech wavering between pathetic, ridiculous, and nonconforming, leading him to reveal terrible evils of the soul.

The Belle of Amherst 4/2/21-4/6/21

The Belle of Amherst
Friday, 04/02/2021-04/06/2021, 12:00 am-
Website
Cost: $30

Actors’ Playhouse and Palm Beach Dramaworks have joined forces to present a virtual coproduction of The Belle of Amherst by William Luce. Based on the life of Emily Dickinson, this one-woman show tells the story of the independent, enigmatic, reclusive, witty poet through her letters, verse, and the playwright’s rich imagination, interweaving the voices of friends, family, and acquaintances to create a vivid portrait of the artist. Margery Lowe portrays the enigmatic poet and William Hayes directs.

Tickets are $30 and all proceeds will benefit PBD and Actors’ Playhouse, supplying much-needed revenue at a time when the theatres are earning no income. Once a ticket is purchased, the play can be viewed at the ticket holder’s convenience any time from April 2nd through April 6th.

Curious George and the Golden Meatball- LIVE! 5/1/21

Curious George and the Golden Meatball- LIVE!
Saturday, 05/01/2021-05/01/2021, 10:30 am-04:30 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189
Website
Cost: Free; registration required

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ All Kids Included initiative presents an adventure-filled, socially distant, and family friendly performance of Curious George and the Golden Meatball- Live!

Curious George and the Golden Meatball is a brand-new musical designed especially for young audiences. The story follows the lovable character Curious George and his adventure on All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day. Throughout his fun-filled journey, George learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to cooking. The musical is sure to leave children singing and dancing in their seats. ASL interpretation, wheelchair and low-vision access will be provided at the in-person performances.

In addition to the show, there will be a free book giveaway for every child in the audience to get I Believe I Can by Grace Byers. Several other exciting prizes will also be given out.

The event is FREE, but tickets must be reserved on the SMDCAC website ahead of the performance. They will be available starting Tuesday, April 20 with seating pods for two, three or four people. Visit the SMDCAC website for the full list of Covid-19 precautions.

May I Have This Dance 3/27/21

May I Have This Dance
Saturday, 03/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A wonderfully funny yet powerful musical about fathers, daughters and a dance.
Hosted by Avenues of Excellence in conjunction with Cherades Youth Theater Project, this musical production is based on the children’s book “A Night on the Red Carpet” by Rose Hedgemond, is an artistic creation focusing on the importance of the father-daughter relationship, and how time is truly more valuable than riches.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $15. 305-284-8872

This will be a Live In-Person performance at the Sandrell Rivers Theater with Covid-19 protocols in place. This performance will also be recorded and each ticket holder will receive a private invitation-only YouTube link on April 10th, which will provide online-viewing access through May 8th. The online-viewing link can also be purchased separately at any time for $15, with the same viewing access from April 10th – May 8th.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Color Caribe 3/14/21

Color Caribe
Sunday, 03/14/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: $6-12

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

FUNDarte and Miami-Dade County Auditorium present the live launch of the children’s songbook Color Caribe on Sunday, March 14 at 3:00 pm. This outdoor acoustic concert features Rita Rosa Ruesga, Pavel Urkiza, Inez Barlatier and actor Leandro Peraza.⁣

Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. Goodie bags are included in the children’s ticket for all those attending. These bags include the Color Caribe songbook, mini hand sanitizers, clappers and noise makers to participate during the drum circle, and more.⁣

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Dana Mauro 4/13/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Dana Mauro
Tuesday, 04/13/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Audiences are raving, “Move over cat videos. There’s a new time waster in town.”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.

Guests are all Fantasy Theatre Factory alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible. This is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

This episode features Fantasy Theatre Factory cast member Dana Mauro!

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Miami Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division of Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, National Endowment for the Arts

The Purple Palace 3/28/21

The Purple Palace
Sunday, 03/28/2021-, 03:00 pm-
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida, 33156
Website
Cost: $10-36

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

What happens when Princess Purple banishes all the other colors from the Land of Chromatica? Will diversity and tolerance triumph? Find out in The Purple Palace, a musical tale composed by Bruce Adolphe with the story written by Louise Gikow. The 14-piece orchestra will be led by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and performed with a special guest narrator Neil Nelson. This delightful program will last approximately 60 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up. Also on the program is A Treeful of Monkeys by Daniel Dorff. This delightful story is based on a traditional African Folk Tale about a hat seller who takes a nap under a tree, and wakes to find that the monkeys have taken all his hats and are wearing them up in the trees! You can watch the performance LIVE in-person at Pinecrest Gardens, or catch the livestream broadcast at home! Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, $5 for children, and a Family Pack (2 Adults & 2 Children) are available for $36 (children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only). Livestream tickets are available for just $10 per household. Tickets and information available at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.
In-person tickets: http://bit.ly/ompurple
Livestream tickets: https://orchestramiami.eduvision.tv/LiveEvents

One@Srt: O’Neil Delapenha’s A Day in the Life of Kidney Man 4/3/21

One@Srt: O’Neil Delapenha’s A Day in the Life of Kidney Man
Saturday, 04/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A charmingly whimsical Stage-to-Screen story of being true to oneself in the face of adversity.
An opportunity too good to be true…An artificial intelligence program with a sinister agenda…And an announcement that could change everything. Finding himself at the forefront of fame, local superhero Kidney Man must now face his biggest challenge yet: Using his powers to save himself!

Tickets: $1. https://tickets.ftfshows.com, 305-284-8872
Virtual Streaming Links: https://facebook.com/ftfshows
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dBLv9GNfiBu9w2O3_UzrA

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

One@Srt: A Delightful Evening with Kyaunnee Richardson 3/6/21

One@Srt: A Delightful Evening with Kyaunnee Richardson
Saturday, 03/06/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Enjoy a Stage-to-Screen operatic & Broadway concert with one of South Florida’s best classically trained singers: Kyaunnee Richardson!

When: March 6th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Where: Sandrell Rivers Theater- 6103 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33127
Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $1.
Virtual Streaming Links: https://facebook.com/ftfshows
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dBLv9GNfiBu9w2O3_UzrA

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Wizard of Oz 2/20/21-3/14/21

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, 02/20/2021-03/14/2021, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece comes to life on the Mainstage in this funny and clever musical originally produced by the award-winning Prince Street Players. After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister… but are now on Dorothy’s feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

Guaranteed to entertain both the smallest and largest of “munchkins,” audiences are encouraged to book their tickets early for The Wizard of Oz. Seating is very limited to implement Actors’ Playhouse’s COVID-19 safety plan that includes a new socially-distanced ticketing system.

February 20 – March 14, 2021
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

Lift Every Voice- Black Women Speak Monologue Festival 2/19/21

Lift Every Voice- Black Women Speak Monologue Festival
Friday, 02/19/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

“Lift Every Voice – Black Women Speak” features the reading of 14 monologues that unleash the thoughts and experiences of black women playwrights from across the country. From an unwanted pregnancy to the fear of a traffic stop, the monologues give us a glimpse into the lives of these women. Produced by Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, directed by O’Neill-Butler, Ricky J. Martinez, Rachel Finley and Karen Stephens, and featuring South Florida actors Carolyn Johnson, Stephon Duncan, Carey Brianna Hart, Daryl Patrice and Yesenia Ozuna.

In-Person for $5 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simultaneously streaming for free on Facebook Live.
Tickets: $5.
Virtual Free Streaming Link: https://facebook.com/ftfshows

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

One@Srt: Isabel Tucen’s Soul by Soul 2/6/21

One@Srt: Isabel Tucen’s Soul by Soul
Saturday, 02/06/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Join us for a Stage-to-Screen one-person show based on the life of Harriet Tubman, one of the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad, who guided 300 slaves to freedom in 19 harrowing trips.
Playwright/director/composer and lyricist Tucen says, “Harriet has taught me to use my voice and advocate relentlessly for the things I believe in. She’s taught me that, no matter how hopeless things may get, always have faith and serve with an open heart. In the state of the world we are living in, I challenge myself and others to be a Harriet. Is there a Harriet in you?”

When: Feb 6th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Where: Sandrell Rivers Theater- 6103 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33127
Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $1. https://tickets.ftfshows.com, 305-284-8872
Virtual Streaming Link: https://facebook.com/ftfshows

Playwright, Director, Composer & Lyricist: Isabel Tucen
Cast:
– Harriet Tubman: Isabel Tucen
– God (Voice Actor): Otto Montenegro
– The Overseer (Voice Actor): John Mazuelos
– Stage Manager: Mikayla Queeley
– Creative Advisors: Patrice Bailey & Miguel Tucen

About ONE@SRT: Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents the One@Srt series. This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of FTF’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Dangers of Tobacco Smoking 1/30/21

The Dangers of Tobacco Smoking
Saturday, 01/30/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $5-10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

As South Florida continues to reopen, Miami-Dade County Auditorium strives to provide safe, diverse and affordable arts experiences for residents and visitors. For the New Year, MDCA has chosen to inaugurate the 2021 season by catering to theatre lovers. Join us for the Spanish rendition of the renowned play by Anton Chekhov, “El daño que hace el tabaco,” (The Dangers of Tobacco Smoking) as part of the Drive-Through Theatre Experience series.

“El daño que hace el tabaco” is a comedic one-act monologue that allows the audience a brief escape from our current challenging times. This fantastic performance is presented in a safe, outdoor environment. This performance is in Spanish. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. There is no late seating allowed.

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron 2/2/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Critics are saying “Just when you thought 2021 couldn’t get any worse than last year…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.
Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF magician & local Miami talent BILLY BYRON!

This is a free virtual event airing on Facebook Live at 8pm on Tuesday Feb. 2nd.
facebook.com/ftfshows

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno 1/5/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno
Tuesday, 01/05/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Random Questions with Larry Fields is FTF’s newest virtual program! Critics are saying “It’s the Show nobody’s been waiting for…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions. Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF alumni & local Miami talent Luckner Bruno!

This show is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

The show is 1 hour long and is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube at 8pm on Tues. Jan 5th.

Santa’s Drive-thru Village 12/5/20 – 12/23/20

Santa’s Drive-thru Village
Friday, 12/05/2020-12/23/2020, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, United States,
Miramar, Florida, 33027
Website
Cost: Starts at 50

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO

“For the first time, you will be granted backstage access to see Santa’s Magical Operations while getting to meet the man himself.”
The unique experience will include a car trip down the ‘Runway of blinking lights’ before visiting the Elf’s Toy Factory before finally stopping off at Santa’s Cabin– sort of like a Christmas Safari.

You are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas or ugly sweaters as they travel through the experience and the most important thing all the kids can bring their letter to Santa.
Mr & Mrs. Claus have been hard at work building a North Pole Outpost, so their team of elves can carry out their important operations safely and socially distant.

Madeline’s Christmas 12/5/20 – 12/20/20

Madeline’s Christmas
Saturday, 12/05/2020-01/03/2021, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day for the girls and their caretaker Miss Clavel, but soon ends in disaster when everyone but Madeline gets the flu. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. Can Madeline save the day for everyone with the assistance of a mysterious Rug Merchant? Discover the answer in this delightful musical based on the popular book series by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Saturday, December 5, 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
Special Holiday Performance on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 11/28/20 – 1/3/20

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Saturday, 11/28/2020-01/03/2021, 09:00 pm-10:30 pm
Website
Cost: $50

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island).

Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”

Actors’ Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot 10/19/20 – 10/25/20

Actors’ Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot
Monday, 10/19/2020-10/25/2020, 09:00 am-
Website
Cost: $30

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.” This virtual, newly revised version focused directly on the leading characters and the classic Arthurian legend reinvents the famous duo’s fantastical masterpiece. Available on demand October 19 – 25, 2020.

It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus Lands at The Kelsey Theater with Leading Cast of South Florida Drag Performers 10/30/20, 10/31/20

It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus Lands at The Kelsey Theater with Leading Cast of South Florida Drag Performers
Friday, 10/30/2020-10/31/2020, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Kelsey Theater
700 Park Avenue,
Lake Park, Florida, 33403
Website
Cost: $65 for general admission, and $75 for “front row” VIP, which includes a souvenir gift pack. Save $10 off any ticket, use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

South Florida’s favorite Halloween show, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS* (previously Hocus Pocus Live) is landing at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park for two nights of holiday fun on October 30 and 31 (performances are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night; each runs 1 hour and 15 minutes). Tickets are on sale with the opportunity to save $10.

Following eight consecutive years of instant sell-outs, the wildly popular all-ages tribute show brings Halloween’s most beloved classic to life with incredible detail. The audience is invited to take a dive into ‘90s nostalgia as South Florida’s top drag performers transform into the film’s iconic characters. All are invited to join this limited-seating, socially distanced event as they tell the story of three wacky witches, accidentally resurrected by teen pranksters on Halloween night in 1993. The dynamic lead cast includes Nicole Halliwell as Winifred Sanderson, Calypso Monroe as Sarah Sanderson and Nicky Monet as Mary Sanderson.

Produced and created by South Florida’s drag mastermind Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent, Queenz The Drag Experience), IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS boasts intricately detailed sets, eerily uncanny lookalikes, replica props and costuming, and more in this immersive stage spectacle. Going light years beyond your standard “drag show,” there’s nothing quite like this! Prior to each performance, audiences can enjoy “Wicked Villains,” a “delightfully evil preshow,” starring the cast of QUEENZ The Drag Experience as even more fabulous female impersonators transform into such favorite cartoon villains like Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella DeVille, and The Evil Queen.

Tickets are now on sale starting at $65 for general admission, and $75 for “front row” VIP, which includes a souvenir gift pack. To save $10 off any ticket, use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout to unlock discounted tickets which can be purchased by visiting www.hocuspocuslive.net, by calling The Kelsey Theater at (561) 328-7481, or the Boca Black Box Theater at (561) 483-9036. Performance tickets will be limited to comply with COVID-19 community health and safety guidelines. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the show’s displaced and furloughed cast of entertainers due to the pandemic. *Celebrity impersonators, no affiliation with the Walt Disney Company.

This live production is sponsored, in part, by Tate’s Comics & Games www.tatescomics.com.

Actors’ Playhouse 29th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction & Virtual Experience 9/12/20

Actors’ Playhouse 29th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction & Virtual Experience
Saturday, 09/12/2020-, 07:00 pm-
Website
Cost: Free

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall, will host the 29th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction virtually on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. This FREE event will include a star-studded virtual experience and an exciting online auction that is open to the public.

Headlining the virtual experience will be celebrity appearances and performances by International Superstar Gloria Estefan, Tony Award-winning Actress Rachel Bay Jones, Stage, Film and TV Star Danny Pino, Broadway Leading Lady Janet Dacal, FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance Finalist Gino Cosculluela, New York Actor/Singer Don Seward and the company’s 2012 cast of Next to Normal. A special pre-party mixologist presentation that will feature Bacardi’s signature “Airmail” cocktail will kick off the celebration at 6:45 p.m. The event will stream live on the Actors’ Playhouse YouTube page www.youtube.com/ActorsPlayhouseCG starting at 7 p.m.

Bidding is now open for supporters to vie for over 200 exclusive auction items that include extravagant voyages provided by Azamara, a dream trip to España courtesy of the Tourist Office of Spain, and a one-year lease for a 2021 Lexus RX 350. In addition to the signature prizes listed above, many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids such as worldwide luxury travel and hotel packages, fine jewelry, golf packages, art, home décor, sports collectors items, spa visits, couture clothing, gift certificates to South Florida’s leading retailers and restaurants, along with many other items – all of which are contributed on behalf of the theatre. Bidding in the auction can be found at www.actorsplayhouse.org and continues through September 13, 2020 (ends at 9 p.m.).
The coronavirus has had a devastating economic impact on America’s arts sector, and Actors’ Playhouse needs the community’s support now more than ever to keep the spotlights on for a bright future. Proceeds from this year’s annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501© (3) nonprofit organization, will be dedicated to operations during the post-pandemic recovery period.

For more information on the Actors’ Playhouse 29th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction and virtual experience, please visit www.actorsplayhouse.org, or contact the Box Office at (305) 444-9293.

Festival Virtual de Teatro Hispano Miami 2020 9/17/20

Festival Virtual de Teatro Hispano Miami 2020
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

El Koubek Center del Miami Dade College y MarGi Happenings, una organización basada en Miami que presenta artes escénicas sin fines de lucro, anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento del Teatro On Screen Fest, Festival Virtual de Teatro Hispano Miami 2020.

Este primer Festival Virtual se transmitirá por la plataforma digital Facebook LIVE en las páginas de @MarGiHappenings y @KoubekCenterMDC como parte de la celebración del mes de la Hispanidad en los Estados Unidos, los días 17, 18 y 19 de septiembre, 2020.

“Todos los géneros artísticos han sido afectados por la pandemia y han tenido que encontrar una alternativa virtual. La idea de un festival virtual de teatro surgió del deseo de explorar los desafíos y oportunidades que la pandemia presenta al teatro”, dijo Melissa Messulam, manager del Koubek Center. “Dada la respuesta que tuvimos a las lecturas dramatizadas, con Marilyn Romero y Gigi González, de MarGi Happenings, quienes cuentan con más de 30 años en el ámbito teatral de Miami, nos dimos cuenta de que aquí había una oportunidad para hacer más. Normalmente cuando pensamos en teatro, no pensamos en tecnología, y esto es algo que se presta a explorar nuevos horizontes”.

Para participar en el Festival, la obra debe tener algún vínculo representativo de la cultura hispana, dentro y fuera de los EE. UU., ya sea el autor, el tema, la adaptación, el idioma, los actores o el director y tendrá un mínimo de dos personajes (cada actor debe actuar por separado en su propio espacio) la duración debe ser de un mínimo de 30 minutos y un máximo de 40 minutos.

El Festival seleccionará 6 obras finalistas para su primera edición y los grupos interesados en participar deben mandar su inscripción y obra grabada antes del 24 de agosto del 2020. Las obras participantes se anunciarán el 7 de septiembre.

Puede encontrar las reglas completas para participar en el Festival Virtual de Teatro Hispano Miami 2020, aquí.

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 10/16/20

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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The Conquer and Cure experience is an excellent example of the power the IBD community has when we come together. Join us for a three-part virtual night out, in the comfort and safety of your own home, and help make an impact in the lives of people living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Get your groove on as DJ Michael Sarysz and NBC’s Sheli Muniz take you on a journey for your senses! Enjoy a signature cocktail creation compliments of Fiola Miami, cook along with celebrity chef Nick DiGiovanni from Master Chef and sing the night away with special performances by two fabulous Broadway superstars from the award-winning shows Hamilton and Wicked. Presented by Entertainment LIVEstyle, you will be enchanted by a live vocal performance and Q&A featuring Ryan Vasquez as Alexander Hamilton and Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba from Wicked. Reserve an exclusive Party Kit now! It is guaranteed to elevate your experience. Act fast, quantities are limited!

Lecturas Dramatizadas – Pareja abierta 8/21/20

Lecturas Dramatizadas – Pareja abierta
Friday, 08/21/2020-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: Free

¿Extraña ir al teatro? ¡Nosotros también! ¿Prefiere obras contemporáneas o los clásicos? Pues ahora puede disfrutar de todas ellas, y lecturas de textos de grandes autores, desde su sofá favorito. En colaboración con MarGi Happenings, el Koubek Center presenta una lectura dramatizada, inspirada en Pareja Abierta el 21 de agosto a las 7 p.m. EST por FB Live: @KoubekCenterMDC. Todas estas lecturas son en español.

Pareja Abierta, una obra escrita por Dario Fo y Franca Rame, plantea en tono de sátira una crítica a la doble moral que existe alrededor del sexo y el matrimonio. Relata la vida de una pareja liberal con una relación abierta, donde el único que disfruta verdaderamente de esa “libertad” es el hombre. Es una obra llena de gags cómicos y situaciones delirantes, que ayudan a suavizar la trama, pero que muestra, a la vez, la realidad de un mundo que sigue siendo predominantemente machista.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales del Condado de Miami-Dade y del Estado de la Florida. Este evento es accesible para todos y no es apto para menores. Si necesita solicitar alguna información, comuníquese con el Koubek Center: 305.237.7750.

Do you miss going to the theater? Us, too! Do you prefer contemporary works or classics? Well, now you can enjoy all of them, and readings of texts by great authors, from your favorite couch. In collaboration with MarGi Happenings, the Koubek Center presents a reading inspired by Pareja Abierta on August 21 at 7 p.m. EST on FB Live: @KoubekCenterMDC. All readings are in Spanish.

Pareja Abierta, by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, is a play that offers a satirical critique to the double standards on sex and marriage. It tells the story of a liberal couple with an open relationship, in which the only one truly enjoying the “freedom” is the man. Full of comical skits and delirious situations that ease addressing the subject matter, the play shows, at the same time, the reality of a world that predominantly remains male-dominated.

Thanks to the support of the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. This event is accessible to everyone and is not recommended for a young audience. If you need to request any information, please contact the Koubek Center: 305.237.7750.

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual 8/20/20, 8/21/20, 8/22/20, 8/23/20, 8/24/20, 8/25/20, 8/26/20, 8/27/20, 8/28/20, 8/29/20, 8/30/20

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual
Thursday, 08/20/2020-08/30/2020, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! For the first time in the organization’s history, 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) with 44 screenings will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from August 20 – 30, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival kicks off on August 20 at 7 p.m. with OUTshine’s Opening Night Drive-OUT, a preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181). Stage Mother, starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), is a comedy drama about a conservative Texas church-choir director who moves to San Francisco in attempt to save her recently deceased son’s drag club from bankruptcy. In the process, she finds new meaning for her life and embraces the club’s flamboyant performers.

This year’s line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program.

Presenting sponsors of the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Lecturas Dramatizadas – El Amante de Harold Pinter 6/5/20

Lecturas Dramatizadas – El Amante de Harold Pinter
Friday, 06/05/2020 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

¿Extraña ir al teatro? ¡Nosotros también! ¿Prefiere obras contemporáneas o los clásicos? Pues ahora puede disfrutar de todas ellas, y lecturas de textos de grandes autores, desde su sofá favorito.

Únase a nosotros para volver a disfrutar del clásico de Harold Pinter, “El Amante,” desde el confort y la seguridad de su casa. Esta breve pieza teatral intenta descubrir las relaciones más profundas de dos seres inmersos en una relación amorosa insatisfactoria, que los lleva a buscar sucesivos amantes. La obra es una reflexión sobre el amor, la pareja, los compromisos amorosos y la manera de reinventar las relaciones. Inmersa en un juego perverso, la pareja inventa, por aburrimiento, juegos de seducción que terminarán confundiendo la realidad con la ficción y los precipita hacia un inesperado final. Con las actuaciones de Marilyn Romero y Julio Rodríguez, bajo la dirección de Pedro Balmaseda.

Las Lecturas Dramatizadas serán en español. En colaboración con MarGi Happenings y gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales del Condado de Miami-Dade y del Estado de la Florida. Este evento es accesible para todos y no es apto para menores. Si necesita solicitar alguna información, comuníquese con el Koubek Center: 305.237.7750.

Esta lectura dramatizada será este viernes 5 de junio a las 7 de la tarde, en vivo Facebook: @KoubekCenterMDC.

Miss going to the theatre? We do too! Do you prefer the classics or contemporary plays? Now you can enjoy both, as well as selected texts from great authors, from the comfort of your favorite couch!

Join us to revisit the classic work by Harold Pinter, “El Amante,” all from the comfort and safety of your home. This short play attempts to discover the deepest relationships of two beings immersed in an unsatisfactory love relationship, which leads them to search for successive lovers. The work is a reflection on love, the couple, commitments of love, and the way to reinvent relationships. Immersed in a perverse game, the couple invents, out of boredom, seduction games that will end up confusing reality with fiction and rushing them towards an unexpected end. With performances by Marilyn Romero and Julio Rodríguez, under the direction of Pedro Balmaseda.

These stage readings will take place in Spanish. In collaboration with MarGi Happenings, and thanks to the support of the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. This event is accessible to everyone and is not recommended for a young audience. If you need to request any information, please contact the Koubek Center: 305.237.7750.

This stage reading will be this Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m., live on Facebook: @KoubekCenterMDC.

PAMM Free Community Night: A Day & Night of Franco-Caribbean Film 3/5/20

PAMM Free Community Night: A Day & Night of Franco-Caribbean Film
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 10:00 am – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

As part of Tout-Monde Festival and in collaboration with Black Lounge Film Series and FOKAL, PAMM presents a day and night of Franco-Caribbean film. A selection of shorts presented by FOKAL will be screened hourly throughout the day and screenings of The West Indian Gang (Le Gang des Antillais) and They Had a Dream(Le Rêve Français), will be featured throughout the evening, with a special Skype Q&A with French-Cameroonian actor Yann Gaël.

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts 3/10/20

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, 03/10/2020 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $55 per person

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon will feature special guest speaker Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. A Q & A with the company’s dancers will follow the presentation.
Lourdes Lopez was recently named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance magazine. She became artistic director of Miami City Ballet in 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management. Under Lopez’s direction, Miami City Ballet has become one of the country’s premier ballet companies.

As a soloist and principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Lopez danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez is a former WNBC-TV cultural arts reporter and senior faculty member and director of student placement, student evaluation and curriculum planning at New York’s Ballet Academy East. She served on the dance faculty of Barnard College and guest taught at numerous dance institutions and festivals in the United States. In 2002, she became the executive director of the George Balanchine Foundation, and subsequently co-founded The Cuban Artists Fund, which supports Cuban and Cuban-American artists in their endeavors. In 2007 she received an award from the American Immigration Law Foundation honoring Cuban Americans for their accomplishments and contributions to American society. Lopez also co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.

In 2014 Lopez was elected to serve on the Ford Foundation’s board of trustees, marking the first time an artist was elected to serve on its board and in 2011, she received the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award for her years in dance. She has served as a dance panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

FAB! Spring Luncheon tickets are $55 (members and non-members). To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2020. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local community by funding programming for Broward County-based visual and performing arts organizations. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.3 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB! can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World 3/5/20 – 4/5/20

Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 04/05/2020 08:00 pm –
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $39-$65

Relish in the music. Meet the wives who shaped the man. Witness the story of a legend.

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era. Squire focuses his musical drama through the prism of the women in Armstrong’s life. Directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw. Music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages” 3/7/20

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages”
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is celebrating female music legends and others from the past 100 years during their spring show, “Divas Thru The Ages.” Attendees will enjoy timeless hits that will live on forever from favorites like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner.

This musical journey will feature hits from Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and the Andrew Sisters. Recognizable songs will include “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle, a medley of “Man That Got Away” and “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland plus more!

General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee and are available online at http://ftlgmc.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona 1/31/20

Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona
Friday, 01/31/2020 – 02/01/2020 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd ST, Miami, FL 33135,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: 0.00

El Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona, el cual celebró su 16ta edición el pasado noviembre, tiene como misión “Difundir un cine que nos haga reflexionar, despierte conciencias, denuncie injusticias y refleje la diversidad social y cultural de la humanidad. En la búsqueda colectiva de una humanidad sostenible.” El Festival tiene su sede central en Barcelona y eventos satélites en Nueva York y París y este año, el Koubek Center y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami colaborarán presentado una selección del programa del Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona por primera vez en Miami.

El evento tendrá lugar el 31 de enero y el 1ro de febrero a las 8 p.m. La entrada será gratuita.

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SMDCAC presents The Color Purple 3/14/20, 3/15/20

SMDCAC presents The Color Purple
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 STREET,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Cost: $45-$95

Don’t miss the official Broadway tour of The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival hailed as “a glory to behold” (The New York Times) and “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is set to a Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.

Mamma Mia! 1/22/20-2/23/20

Mamma Mia!
Wednesday, 01/22/2020 – 02/23/2020 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $30 – $75

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale follows the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.

Performances Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 pm.

Miami New Drama Presents The Cubans 1/23/20 – 2/16/20

Miami New Drama Presents The Cubans
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 08:00 pm –
The Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $39-$65

Sweet Like Cafecito Until the Bitter End

Premiering in January is Cuban-American playwright Michael Leon’s The Cubans, the raw, funny and moving story of Cuban-American family struggling to understand each other and where they fit in. When Christy returns home to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother Martica over her life choices and family expectations – until a life-shattering event threatens to destroy the family’s very foundation. The Cubans will be directed by Victoria Collado, director of the immersive Cuban drama The Amparo Experience.

“Peter Fogel’s Til Death Do Us Part… You First!” Directed by Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri 1/25/20

“Peter Fogel’s Til Death Do Us Part… You First!” Directed by Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri
Saturday, 01/25/2020 – 03:00 pm – 04:20 pm
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
18900 NE 25th Ave,,
North Miami, Florida 33180
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Cost: $40

An Unforgettable Evening of NON-STOP LAUGHS for Single, Divorced, or Devoted Couples! (See this show before it heads to OFF-BROADWAY)
“A Funny show about Marriage & Relationships. Go see it!” (Ray Romano – Everybody Loves Raymond)
Eternal Bachelor Peter Fogel has major commitment issues as the love of his life has just broken up with him on Valentine’s Day! Sensing his own mortality he decides to revisit the scene of all his romantic disasters with a Special Visitor who mentors him on the true meaning of commitment.

And with that decision, Fogel brings you his autographical tale of a comedian’s Quixote quest to finding and surrendering to the one woman who can transform his life: Fogel’s hysterical and critically acclaimed multi-media solo show, ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART…YOU FIRST! is Directed by Academy Award Nominee and Three-Time Emmy Award Winner CHAZZ PALMINTERI (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway)

Fogel laments to his audience: “The longest relationship I’ve ever had in my entire life… is with Alexa’s Amazon!”

Young or old, divorced or married…if you’ve ever been single (and that’s everyone) and want to experience (again) the feeling of finding that special person to spend the rest of your life with, then you’ll want to fasten your seat belt for 75 minutes of non-stop laughs with Peter Fogel’s ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART…YOU FIRST!

Miami Art Zine says “… A hilarious cross between “Men Are From Mars/Women Are From Venus and “Defending the Caveman!”

The NY Post says… “the single’s man, single man… who tells such hilarious stories about being single in the city… one wants to go out and find him a suitable mate!”

The Palm Beach Arts Post… “Fogel’s ingratiating delivery and inclusive approach to the subject, plus some genuinely funny observations, make ’Til Death an entertaining evening out!”

“A hysterical look at the complexity of relationships, love, & marriage – proving you can find your soulmate at any age.” Dr. Diana Kirchner, Best Selling Author of “Love in 90 Days” CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America

SMDCAC presents The One and Only Ivan 1/26/20

SMDCAC presents The One and Only Ivan
Sunday, 01/26/2020 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 STREET,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Cost: $15-$25

A mighty gorilla crushed by years in a cage, Ivan – aided by a dog and a young human – finds new courage when he meets a captured baby elephant. A thought-provoking show for kids and parents based on Katherine Appleby’s bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning children’s book, about the power of friendship, family, home, and daring to do what’s right.

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration 12/20/19

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration
Friday, 12/20/2019 – 12/23/2019 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Celebrate the opening of Sanctuary of the Arts with four days of free live performances by musicians, dancers, theater artists, and poets! Featuring Magic City Opera, Trad305, Brasoul, Cortadito, and more! Bring a blanket and enjoy creative activities for all ages, shop for artisanal goods, and take a tour of this new arts institution in the heart of Coral Gables. December 20th to 23rd at Festival Square, on Andalusia Avenue across the street from Coral Gables City Hall. Festivities begin with a Ribbon-cutting on December 20th at 5pm.

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP 12/7/19

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP
Sunday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
ITG Miami
8 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free before 11:00pm

“Come to The Theatre at Dimensions for a truly unique and suhweet nightlife experience”
Hosted by Rios Dios Mio
Musical performances by:
dj Stryke, Anteye, Jonathan Cowan, N-Hance, Xander
Burlesque performances by:
Moon River Cabaret Miami

Ladies drink free until 12
Show your DimensionsEXP ticket stub for complimentary entry all night

Made possible by:
ITG Miami/Innovative Minds/DimensionsEXP/Sweet Tooth Skully

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash 12/4/19-12/22/19

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 12/22/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $30 – $75

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer/musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend that’s packed with musical moments that will both move and exhilarate.

Now extended through December 22! Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December 8, 2019; and Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December 22, 2019.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 12/7/19-12/22/19

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/22/2019 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $25

The Charles Dickens classic takes a musical turn in this festive holiday favorite. Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah Humbug” ways. This fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.

Performances every Saturday at 2 p.m. Special holiday performances will be held on December 21 at 7 p.m. and December 22 at 4 p.m. An “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly performance will take place on December 14 at 11 a.m.

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 12/12/19

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Thursday, 12/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-2105
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Cost: Free

Future My Love (2013), 97 minutes, Directed by Maja Borg
Future My Love is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom. At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. How much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society? Carefully weaving a texture of archival footage, black-and-white Super 8 film, and color HD, Borg poignantly depicts the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of big change.

SMDCAC & Miami Youth Ballet present The Nutcracker 12/6/19, 12/7/19

SMDCAC & Miami Youth Ballet present The Nutcracker
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 12/07/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 STREET,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Cost: $26 – $41

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the enchanting dance story of a little girl and her Nutcracker Prince, who overcome the malevolent Mouse King to journey to a fantastical Land of Sweets. Professional ballet stars join talented young dancers in Miami Youth Ballet’s beloved production.

Miami Theater Center Brings Haitian Culture to the Stage 12/7/19

Miami Theater Center Brings Haitian Culture to the Stage
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15

Miami Theater Center, South Florida’s only professional theater dedicated to kids and families, will transport families on a Haitian folklore journey with Ayiti, The Pearl of Antilles, performed by local Haitian-American musician Inez Barlatier and her Family Band. During this powerful performance, kids and parents will explore themes of community and gratitude through captivating songs, storytelling and visual arts. The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Tickets are $15 per adult and per child. To purchase tickets, visit www.mtcmiami.org. Miami Theater Center is located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138. 305-751-9550

EXTENDED Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash 10/30/19-12/22/19

EXTENDED Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $30 – $75

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer/musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend that’s packed with musical moments that will both move and exhilarate.

Performances Wednesday – Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.

The Warren Haunted House 10/26/19 – 10/31/19

The Warren Haunted House
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/31/2019 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Boxroom Escape Games
2042 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
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Cost: 7

This Halloween, come on down to Downtown Hollywood, FL to experience the first ever haunted walkthrough maze at Boxroom Escape Games.

Boxroom Escape Games has made its name as a family friendly entertainment destination over the past 2 years. But this October, that will change. As night falls on the family fun of the day, monsters from your imagination descend into the corridors of this wicked place. Twisted clowns, castle dwelling creatures, and plenty more hellish beings are after you. Some want blood, others want revenge. But one thing is clear… they all want you dead.

Questions? 754-800-2042

Not recommended for:
children under 13 years of age
Persons with heart conditions
Persons with sensitivity to strobe or fog effects

This attraction is not wheelchair accessible