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A Thesis Exhibition by Meg Kaplan-Noach

Next date: Feb 28, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

“Gonzalo Nuñez Galetto and Carlos Spartacus – Lexicons and Signifiers: A Thesis Exhibition by Meg Kaplan-Noach” highlights drawing as a specific practice– from the varied perspectives of the two artists, the exhibition’s viewers, and the Curator. Individually Nuñez’s and Spartacus’ drawings portray intricate relationships and conditions, but they also are recordings of wide-ranging environments and emotions. Gonzalo’s are minimal and precise, and Carlos’ are loaded and expressive. This exhibition enthusiastically pairs their individual aesthetics by focusing on connections and tensions. In addition Nuñez and Spartacus collaborate on a series of site-specific Chance drawings installed within the attached Project Space. This exhibition includes an onging component that prompts a viewer-drawing component inviting visitors to make their own mini-responsive drawings which, are then also exhibited simultaneously on a dedicated gallery wall.

Location

FIU College of Communication,Architecture
420 Lincoln, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

¡Fuácata!

Next date: Mar 1, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

A world premiere comedy by Elena María García and Stuart Meltzar, ¡Fuácata! is a one-woman tour-de-force performance that brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage!

¡Fuácata! 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.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Spring Awakening

Next date: Mar 1, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

An angsty, rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials of tribulations of growing up, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical, winner of 8 Tony Awards and recently revived on Broadway, is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll.

Location

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124 (Map)

Vaclav Havel's PROTEST and AUDIENCE

Next date: Mar 2, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Written in 1978, Audience deals with the travails of Havel's alter-ego Ferdinand Vanek - recently released from jail for anti-government activities. Valek is stuck in the bleak office of the foreman of the brewery where he has been forced into menial labour. The tedious bureaucracy and constant paranoia of life under the Communists have driven the foreman to alcoholism and to the brink of insanity - he is prone to bouts of rage and despair.

In Protest, Havel's alter ego Ferdinand Valek has escaped his hellish office to visit the middle-class home of one of his friends. He is hoping to convince his old friend Stanek to sign a petition renouncing the regime.

Both plays seek to shine a light on the darkness of censorship and tyrannical rule.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

305-715-9550

www.madcattheatre.org

www.mtcmiami.org/

World Stages Series 2016-2017 Season

Next date: Mar 2, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

25 new productions of the greatest operas, ballets and classical plays from the world’s most important stages and companies… This new season kicks off Thursday, October 20, 2016 and wraps up Thursday, July 20, 2017. For the first time, MDC’s Tower will present LIVE some of those spectacular productions.

The series discount packages are the best deal in the city to enjoy the world’s highest quality events. They also are aperfect gift for this holiday.

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SEASON PROGRAM

  • Oct 20: MACBETH LIVE - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Nov 3: CYMBELINE - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Nov 10: NORMA - Royal Opera House
  • Nov 17 (Pre-recorded LIVE, Nov 15, 2016):LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN – Opéra de Paris
  • Nov 24: KING LEAR - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Dec 1: THE ENTERTAINER - Kenneth Branagh Company
  • Dec 8: SWAN LAKE LIVE - Opéra de Paris
  • Dec 15: ANASTASIA - The Royal Ballet
  • Dec 29:THE NUTCRACKER - The Royal Ballet
  • Jan 19: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA- Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
  • Feb 2: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA | PAGLIACCI - Salzburg Festival
  • Feb 16: COSÌ FAN TUTTE LIVE - Opéra de Paris
  • Feb 23:IL TROVATORE - Royal Opera House
  • Mar 2: WOOLF WORKS - The Royal Ballet
  • Mar 16: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - The Royal Ballet
  • Mar 23: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM LIVE – Opéra de Paris
  • Apr 6: RIGOLETTO LIVE - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Apr 20: MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Royal Opera House
  • May 4: I DUE FOSCARI – Teatro alla Scala, Milan - Placido Domingo
  • May 18: JEWELS - The Royal Ballet
  • Jun 1: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Jun 8: FAUST - Teatro Regio Torino
  • Jun 22 (Pre-recorded LIVE, June 20, 2017): LA CENERENTOLA - Opéra de Paris
  • Jul 6: THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAND - The Royal Ballet
  • Jul 20: OTELLO - Royal Opera House

Location

MDC's Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Andrea Assaf Poetry Performance/Reading (Free)

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

Andrea Assaf is a writer, performer, director and cultural organizer. She holds a Masters degree in Performance Studies and BFA in acting from NYU. She is currently Artist-in-Residence and guest faculty at the School of Theatre & Dance, University of South Florida (Tampa). Awards include a National Performance Network Creation Fund Commission, 2010 Princess Grace Award in Theater, 2007 Hedgebrook residency and a 2004 Cultural Contact grant. She is a Board member of Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists and Alternate ROOTS, and a member of Radius of Arab American Writers).

This event is free.

She will lead this year's Tigertail SpeakOut week residency. SpeakOut, a LGBTQ teen spoken word project includes workshops in public high schools, slams and performances, and artist residencies. She returns for a 2nd year for this residency in Miami-Dade schools.

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Location

The Betsy South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

John Kramel

305-324-4337

www.tigertail.org/event_SpeakOutAssaf17.html

She Loves Me

Next date: Mar 3, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash, who are at odds with each other at work, fall in love when they become each other's secret pen pal. She Loves Me has a melodic and witty score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and a wonderful book by Joe Masteroff.

Location

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 (Map)

Contact Information

954-437-4884

www.pptopa.com

The Last Five Years in Concert

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 AM - English

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre presents a one-night-only concert version of the beloved 2013 revival of Off Broadway show, The Last Five Years. The evening will showcase Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s composition of the celebrated musical. The leading Broadway stars, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, will sing on stage as they portray Cathy and Jamie, a young couple with a passion to find love.

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  • $70 VIP ticket including wine meet and greet with artists after the concert. (first 4 rows)
  • $39 regular.
  • $15 day of student rush.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Colony Theatre

800-211-1414

www.colonymb.org/lastfiveyears

The Last Five Years in Concert

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 AM - English

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre presents a one-night-only concert version of the beloved 2013 revival of Off Broadway show, The Last Five Years. The evening will showcase Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s composition of the celebrated musical. The leading Broadway stars, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, will sing on stage as they portray Cathy and Jamie, a young couple with a passion to find love.

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  • $70 VIP ticket including wine meet and greet with artists after the concert. (first 4 rows)
  • $39 regular.
  • $15 day of student rush.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Colony Theatre

800-211-1414

www.colonymb.org/lastfiveyears

The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

This production in collaboration with What If Works, Inc., is under the direction of FIU Associate Professor of  Theatre, Phillip Church. It features 7 dynamic performers all FIU graduates--in an abridged version of the classic work. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherine the headstrong, stubborn "shrew." Through various psychological torments, Petruchio is able to "tame" Katherine into becoming his bride. The subplot follows a competition between suitors for, Bianca Katherine's more desirable sister. The tale itself has been adapted numerous times for stage, screen, ballet, and musical theatre with the most famous being Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and the teen comedy flick 10 Things I Hate About You.

Location

The Seminole Theatre
18 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Heathers The Musical

Mar 16, 2017 to Apr 2, 2017 - at 7:30 PM - English

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). In 2014, Heathers was nominated for Best Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and for the 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, the New York Times calls it, “A Rowdy guilty pleasure.”

Tickets:

  • $25–$10 (discounts available for students under 22).

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

Front Desk

305-666-2078

www.areastagecompany.com/

All The Way

Mar 22, 2017 to Apr 9, 2017 - various times - English

  • By Robert Schenkkan.

One man. One year. One chance to change America. 1964 was a pivotal year in American history and Lyndon Baines Johnson sat at the center of it all. A master politician with towering ambition and ruthless tactics, the conflicted Texan will do whatever it takes to get the Civil Rights bill passed and secure his re-election. Meanwhile, in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, this gripping drama captures the critical moment that marked the end of an era and the shift to the political climate of today. Go all the way with LBJ, Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert Humphrey and more in this action-packed, electrifying portrayal of one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess

Mar 25, 2017 to Apr 23, 2017 - various times - English

This viciously, deliciously funny new drama is about the people shaping and skewing the American economy. About rapacious wheeling and dealing in the world of high finance -- the play addresses the hot-button topics of income inequality and the collapse of American manufacturing.

"A gripping, razor-sharp new play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done." - The New York Times

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenu, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

(305) 445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Nufonia must Fall

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

DJ Kid Koala

Co-presented with Olympia Theater.

A magical, multidisciplinary adaptation of a graphic novel by Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala.

  • $35 / MDC Students $10.
  • $50 VIP includes AfterParty with DJ Kid Koala.

Location

Olympia Theater at Gusman
174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

The Drowsy Chaperone

Next date: Apr 13, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including “Best Book” and “Best Original Score”), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

Location

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124 (Map)

Fame The Musical

Next date: May 5, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, "Fame The Musical" inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! Conceived and developed by David De Silva  now known affectionately to the planet as "Father Fame"  this musical features the Academy Award-winning title song and a host of other catchy pop numbers.

The show follows the final class of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs  from prejudice to substance abuse  are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.

Area Stage Company is proud to announce its production of this musical that has become an international sensation and continues to reach new generations of performers and audience members. 

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

Front Desk

305- 666-2078

It Shoulda Been You

May 17, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017 - various times - English

  • Book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove.
  • Music by Barbara Anselmi.

Audiences are cordially invited to the wedding of the year, and the most entertaining and hysterically funny musical comedies to come direct from Broadway to Miami in years. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than one can whistle, “Here Comes the Bride.” USA Today called this South Florida premiere “endearingly old-fashioned in spirit and decidedly contemporary in execution.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride by Matthew Lopez

May 27, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017 - various times - English

How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.

"A stitch-in-your-side funny first-rate play full of sass and good spirits!" - The New York Times

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenu, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Finding Mona Lisa

Jul 12, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017 - various times - English

  • By Michael McKeever.

In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Jul 29, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017 - various times - English

With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? The play takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.

"Critics Pick! A thoughtful and engrossing play...that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs." - The New York Times

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenu, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

(305) 445-1119

www.gablestage.org

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