December 6, 2022

Theater in Miami – Half 1

A Tribute to Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga on the Aventura Arts Middle


By Yours Really and Jan Engoren

A tradition and theater buff, I believed I knew rather a lot in regards to the selection and scope of Theater in Miami and Broward counties, however was I ever shocked and excited to search out on the market are over twenty within the two counties. Due to my tradition blogger, Jan, and the assistance of the Funding Arts Community (FAN), I developed this listing that’s deliberate to be a “keeper”. And never solely that, we’ve indicated in daring some upcoming productions this summer time that you just’ll wish to think about placing in your listing. Right here is Half 1 of a two half collection on theater in Miami. And developing after Half 2 is a publish on the perfect cooking courses!

Theater in Miami: Downtown


Adrienne Arsht Middle for the Performing Arts –


Select a cocktail and channel your interior Annie!  Bringing Broadway to Miami amongst different cultural choices, The Adrienne Arsht Middle for the Performing Arts (and Zoetic Stage – recognized for producing regional premieres and creating new works) is a cultural magnet in Miami.


With three important venues – the Ziff Opera Home, the Knight Live performance Corridor and the Carnival Studio Theatre, since 2006, the non-profit group has introduced award-winning expertise and nationally famend performances to its stage. Resident corporations embrace the Florida Grand Opera, Miami Metropolis Ballet and New World Symphony.


Upcoming productions embrace “The Blue Man Group” (June 29 – July 3) “Six The Musical,” (October 25 – October 30) and “Hadestown,” (December 6 – December 11).


The Adrienne Arsht Middle for the Performing Arts is positioned at 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132.  Tel:  (305) 949.6722.


New World Middle –


Comply with each rainbow till you discover your dream.  Within the coronary heart of Miami, America’s solely full-time orchestral academy, the New World Middle is dwelling of the New World Symphony, and grooms graduates from conservatories to search out their dream profession within the symphony.  A pioneering laboratory at the intersection of music, schooling, expertise and structure, the Middle hosts concert events each classical and experimental.


Visitor lecturers embrace Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. Previous visitor conductors have included Sir Neville Marriner and Paavo Järvi. Founder Michael Tilson Thomas, additionally with the San Francisco Symphony, typically returns dwelling for visitor appearances. Since 2011, the symphony’s dwelling has been a Frank Gehry-designed masterpiece in SoundScape Park.  The versatile, multi-use area creates an city oasis and permits for cultural and particular occasions, together with the Symphony’s WALLCAST concert events.


The New World Middle is positioned at 500 seventeenth Avenue, Miami Seaside, Florida 33139.  Tel:  (305) 673-3330.


Theater in Miami: Coral Gables

GableStage –


As they are saying in “Newsies,” “Come up and seize the day.”  One of many longest-running and extremely acclaimed theater corporations in South Florida, GableStage on the Biltmore Lodge provides an eclectic combine of latest drama and comedy, with an occasional traditional . I’ve been a subscriber for years, and look ahead to each new season!

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Its new season, the twenty fourth,  is developing beginning October 28 with 5 performs together with  regional premieres, off-Broadway hits, highly effective dramas and a brand new comedy,

Latest productions included Arthur Miller’s “The Worth,” the world premiere of Joseph Papp’s “Joe Papp At The Ballroom,” and Claudia Rankine’s “The White Card.”


GableStage is positioned at 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. Tel:  (305) 445-1119 or 1.866.811.4111.


Actor’s Playhouse –


Whereas life is probably not all track and dance, Actor’s Playhouse provides each.

A primary location on Miracle Mile makes this a fantastic vacation spot for theatergoers, who can get pleasure from dinner and a present and a few early buying. This non-profit theater presents a full season of staged productions for adults, a kids’s theater collection, instructional programing, appearing courses and a wide selection of group companies.


Over their 30-year historical past, the Playhouse has produced many memorable evenings.  Upcoming productions embrace Agatha Christie’s “Homicide on the Orient Specific,” (working via June 5), the musical biography, “Hank Williams: Misplaced Freeway,”  (July 13 – 31) and Sean Grennan’s “Now and Then.”


Actors’ Playhouse on the Miracle Theatre is positioned at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida 33134.  Tel:  (305) 444-9293.


Jerry Herman Ring Theatre


Give my regards to Broadway!

The College of Miami’s historic theatre firm and the manufacturing arm of the Division of Theatre Arts, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre has been serving audiences in Coral Gables and the better Miami space since 1946.  Named after the Broadway composer and lyricist, the Ring Theatre has offered at three totally different websites – together with a circus tent and constructing used to coach Allied navigators throughout World Warfare II.


Over time, the Ring has been a platform for budding expertise, reminiscent of Scarface’s Steven

Bauer, Rocky’s Sylvester Stallone and Goodfellas’ Ray Liotta.


Specializing in productions of each big-name musicals and traditional dramas, current productions have included “Cabaret” and “The Curious Incident of the Canine within the Evening-Time.”


The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is positioned at 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146.  Tel:  (305) 284.3355.


 Theater in Miami: South Miami

South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Middle

Neighborhood programming and occasions are on the coronary heart of this world-class, multi-disciplinary cultural venue positioned in Cutler Bay. Since its inception in 2011, the Middle has made a reputation for itself with an eclectic repertoire of touring reveals and one-off performances from the likes of comedy troupe The Upright Residents Brigade and choreographer José Limón. Latest occasions have included Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, American blues artist Albert Castiglia, Siempre Flaminco, jazz singer Nicole Henry and pianist Martin Bejerano.

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South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Middle is positioned at 10950 SW 211 Avenue, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189.  Tel:   (786) 573-5300.

 Theater in Miami: Miami Seaside


Colony Theatre

Placing on the Ritz…. The Colony Theatre, initially in-built 1935 as a Paramount Footage film theatre, provides all kinds of applications, together with music, dance, theater, opera, comedy and efficiency artwork and movie.

The Artwork Deco fashion gem sitting on Lincoln Highway, can also be the house of Miami Lyric Opera and Miami New Drama which has lately produced “The Cuban Vote,” “Papá Quatro,” and the streaming premier of a musical biography of Louis Armstrong titled, “A Fantastic World.”

Pop in in the event you can to see the lately restored theatre’s entrance, facade and foyer which have all been returned to their authentic Artwork Deco splendor.

Benefit from all of the close by bars and eating places for a little bit aprês-show cocktail.


The Colony Theatre is positioned at 1040 Lincoln Highway, Miami Seaside, Florida 33139.  Tel:  (305) 674.1040.


Theater in Miami: Aventura

Aventura Arts & Cultural Middle


Is there extra to Aventura than its mall?  Sure!  Take a look at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Middle, a 326-seat theatre positioned on the water in Aventura.  Managed by the identical individuals because the Broward Middle for the Performing Arts, the theatre provides spectacular views and a full lineup of occasions, from dramatic stage productions that includes well-known actors to Beatles tribute concert events.


Upcoming occasions embrace “Love for Sale, A Tribute to Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga,” “Oh, What a Evening, “The Final Tribute to Frankie Valli,” and Mark Cordes’s “The Partner Whisperer.”


The Aventura Arts & Cultural Middle is positioned at 3385 NE 188th Avenue,
Aventura, Florida 33180.  Tel:  (305) 466.8002.

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Theater in Broward County:

The Broward Middle for the Performing Arts

Like Cassie in “A Refrain Line”, you probably have a ardour for dance in addition to theater, the Broward Middle for the Performing Arts provides all of it. For Lauderdale’s  equal of the Adrienne Arsht Middle, the venue is a centerpiece attraction for town, internet hosting operas, ballets, concert events, performs, lectures and quite a few group occasions in 4 theaters. Locataed within the Riverwalk Arts & Leisure District on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Middle for the Performing Arts hosts many Broadway highway excursions together with the current excursions of CATS, Fairly Girl the Musical and naturally Hamilton.

As well as, the Sluggish Burn Theater Firm underneath the course of director-chereographer Patrick Fitzwater and actor Matthew Korinko produces musical ttheater within the Broward Middle’s 580-seat Amaturo Theater, producing current reveals together with “Kinky Boots”, “Matilds”, and the upcoming “Head Over Heels”, (June 10-26).

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Broward Middle for the Performing Arts and the Sluggish Burn Theatre Firm are positioned at
201 SW fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.  Sluggish Burn Tel:  (954) 468.3280 and

Broward Middle Tel:  (954) 462-0222.


The Parker Playhouse


As they are saying in “Les Miz,” “Do you hear the individuals sing?”  There’s loads of singing happening at The Parker Playhouse. Now underneath the auspices of the Broward Middle, the curtain rose for the primary time in 1967 as E.G. Marshall and Dennis O’Keefe starred in Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.”


One among Fort Lauderdale’s first venues, the neo-classical, intimate 1,168-seat theater has hosted a lot of Broadway’s finest together with Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Channing and continues to attract massive names to the venue, together with The Manhattan Switch, Bruce Hornsby and The Marshall Tucker Band.


The Parker Playhouse is positioned at 707 NE eighth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.  Tel:   (954) 462-0222.


Empire Stage



If you happen to’re in search of authentic and off-beat, this may very well be your ticket.  Described as “an eclectic, intimate Off-Broadway fashion theater, Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and present works from each South Florida and New York Metropolis playwrights geared toward various audiences, together with LGBTQ and senior populations.


Previous productions have included “Helen on Wheels,” “2 Throughout,” and their most up-to-date present was Yasmina Reza’s “Artwork.”


Situated in downtown Wilton Manors, the intimate Blackbox theatre, based by actors and playwright Garet Scott and David Gordon, is a comfy venue with couches within the foyer, snacks to purchase and a sense of partaking in actual hip theater.


Empire Stage is positioned at 1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.

Tel:  (954) 678-1496.



Island Metropolis Stage


Additionally specializing in subjects of curiosity to the LGBTQ group and the bigger group as effectively is Island Metropolis Stage, positioned in Wilton Manors.


They specialise in creating new work along with that includes the works of playwrights who expose audiences to totally different voices and experiences.


The comfortable venue is a “no-distance-between-audience-and-play” expertise. The stage and 6 rows of stadium seating foster a sense of intimate participation within the theatrical expertise.


Since their founding in 2012, the theatre has been nominated for greater than 20 Carbonell Awards and has received ten.


Latest productions have included Charles Ludlams “The Thriller of Irma Vep,” Donja Love’s “One In Two,” and Tom Jacobson’s “The Twentieth Century Means.”


Island Metropolis Stage is positioned at 2304 N. Dixie Freeway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.  Tel:  (954) 928-9800.