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CARBONELL AWARDS Introduces New Team of Judges for 2021-2022 Theater Season

CARBONELL AWARDS Introduces New Team of Judges for 2021-2022 Theater Season

Performing Arts

Published 9/23/21

“Over the last year, the Carbonell Awards has revised our entire judging process, changing the way judges are assigned, while maintaining our historic focus on recognizing and celebrating theatrical excellence on a regional basis,” says Kiltie. “In addition, we have redefined the required qualifications for being a Carbonell judge, while strengthening our commitment to creating diverse judging panels, including diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity.”“We have an outstanding panel of 30 experienced judges, many of whom have been working with the Carbonell Awards for years, but also eight new volunteer judges**, all very highly qualified, who have a passion for and openness to all kinds of theater, including plays, musicals, new works, classics, immersive and multidisciplinary theater,” he says. “This may be the most impressive and diverse roster of Carbonell judges in our 45-year history.”Carbonell Awards Judges 2021-2022Broward County+ R. Kent …

Area Stage Company 21-22 Season

Area Stage Company 21-22 Season

Performing Arts

Published 9/10/21

Beauty and the Beast will run for only one weekend in the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater from August 5th - 7th. This will be a lavish, full scale, enchanting production, featuring a full cast of exquisitely talented Conservatory students, perfect for the whole family to attend. It will be directed and choreographed by ASC Director of Conservatory Education, Rebecca Ashton, with music direction by Katie Duerr. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman with a book by Linda Woolverton, is based on the 1991 animated classic film. This “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all …

Season Kickoff!

Season Kickoff!

Performing Arts

Published 9/10/21

We have lived through the unimaginable. No one can see every show or performance they want to, but who could’ve imagined having zero options to attend? As someone who looks to CultureOwl for cultural things to do, it’s extremely likely that you are someone who craves live performances. And after last year’s crushing cancellations, chances are you—and performers—are happier about this season’s arrival than any other before!We haven’t forgotten that being part of an audience is it’s own experience, in addition to the performance. The virtual world allows us to experience things on our own schedule—a live performance waits for no one! The anticipation, wearing that special something, being part of a crowd, dining out; these are activities that spark a unique joy for most of us, one that’s been sorely missed. But this season is giving us plenty to get excited about. The arts in 2021-22 are off to a slower start. After all, we’re still navigating through …

Intermission is Over. Live is Back!

Intermission is Over. Live is Back!

Performing Arts

Published 8/6/21

Always responsive to audience requests for “more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock,” Palm Beach County’s largest and most popular entertainment venue promises a dynamic line-up of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from discerning audience members of every age and demographic.In addition to performances in the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall, the Kravis Center will present a diverse array of drama, music and dance in the intimate 285-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall. Kravis Center SeriesAmong the popular Kravis Center series that are returning for the 2021- 2022 season are: Kravis On Broadway Hosting hit shows since 2008, Kravis On Broadway celebrates its 14th season with a spectacular line-up:COME FROM AWAY - November 16-21
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - December 15-19
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER …

LIVE BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS POISED FOR A SOUTH FLORIDA COMEBACK

LIVE BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS POISED FOR A SOUTH FLORIDA COMEBACK

Performing Arts

Published 2/17/21

Like Broadway itself, touring versions of big New York shows have been on an extended hiatus during the pandemic – as have the South Florida performing arts centers that rely on the productions’ broad popular appeal to bolster the bottom line.But finally, despite the variables (and variants) associated with COVID-19, Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts are announcing their 2021-2022 Broadway series lineups. Both all-musical season schedules are the culmination of a frequently shifting puzzle, one involving not just tour routing and picking shows for particular markets but also tracking the evolution of the pandemic itself.How important is the programming supplied by Broadway Across America to the region’s arts ecosystem and the reopening of its major performing arts centers? The short answer: extremely.“There is a need for community, for gathering together [around an artistic experience],” says …

Broward Center: From Our House to Yours.

Broward Center: From Our House to Yours.

Performing Arts

Published 4/20/20

CLASSES TO GO: Sing, Dance, Act, LearnBroward center invites you to join us for our new CLASSES TO GO featuring some of the amazing teaching artists who work with us all year-round. Broward Center's virtual classes range from drama to dance to improv and more and are great for families to enjoy together. See more here.MOVE WITH MIAMI CITY BALLETThe Miami City Ballet has earned a reputation not only for outstanding performances but engaging the community through dance. Now you can join enjoy their livestream dance classes at @miamicityballet Instagram, a great way to stretch your body and relax your mind with classes that cater to all levels. There are Ballet Basics, Intermediate Classes, and a Mindful Stretch class, all taught by the company’s principal dancers. Check out the full schedule and get ready to move. They’ve also curated a podcast series and created coloring activities for kids and adults, all perfect for dance lovers.COME SIT WITH US or TAKE A FRONT ROW SEATBroward …

Stay Culturally Engaged at Home

Stay Culturally Engaged at Home

Performing Arts

Published 3/18/20

Now you can tour a museum from the comfort of your couch. Take a look at these virtual museum tours:British Museum, LondonGuggenheim Museum, New YorkNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.Musée d’Orsay, ParisNational Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulPergamon Museum, BerlinRijksmuseum, AmsterdamVan Gogh Museum, AmsterdamThe J. Paul Getty Museum, Los AngelesUffizi Gallery, FlorenceMASP, São PauloNational Museum of Anthropology, Mexico CityThe Lourve, ParisVizcaya Museum, MiamiIs Opera your thing? The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas for free at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours. Check it out:Thursday, March 19 — Verdi’s La TraviataConducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. Transmitted live on December 15, 2018.Friday, March 20 — Donizetti’s La Fille du RégimentConducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, …

REVIEW: ARSHT CENTER’S ‘HAMILTON’ LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION, IN EVERY WAY

REVIEW: ARSHT CENTER’S ‘HAMILTON’ LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION, IN EVERY WAY

Performing Arts

Published 2/22/20

This season, the “Hamilton” love continues unabated, albeit with a different touring company of the same show. Fresh from three weeks at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the “Angelica” cast has begun a four-week run at Miami’s Arsht Center. The actors are different from the ones in the “Philip” cast who played Fort Lauderdale last season, and of course each brings his or her interpretive skill set to these now-famous roles.But as the silent attentiveness to specific moments and the appreciative roars at the end of multiple numbers so clearly demonstrate, the play (or musical, in this case) is resoundingly the thing. Everyone from diehard “Hamilfans” to first-timers in the audience is there to experience the groundbreaking vision of Miranda and his creative collaborators.From its sold-out debut at New York’s Public Theater in 2015, “Hamilton” has been a piece of wildly inventive yet carefully crafted theater and a cultural phenomenon.MacArthur “genius” …

The Arsht Center announces 2020/2021 season!

The Arsht Center announces 2020/2021 season!

Performing Arts

Published 2/22/20

Reach for your calendars, people! The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade Count announced its 15th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters.The 2020/2021 Broadway in Miami season opens with the anticipated South Florida premiere of the Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award® ® for Best Musical Theater Album, HADESTOWN.Three additional 2020 / 2021 Broadway in Miami premieres include Tony and Grammy Award-winning DEAR EVAN HANSEN (March 30 – April 4, 2021), ANASTASIA (May 18 – 23, 2021) and THE CHER SHOW (June 22 – 27, 2021). Plus, HAIRSPRAY kicks off 2021 (January 5 – 10, 2021), and back by popular demand, WICKED (February 17 – March 7, 2021), returns for a three-week run.“We have a must-see combination of blockbusters lined up for the Arsht Center’s 2020/2021 Broadway in Miami …

HAMILTON TICKETS ON SALE

HAMILTON TICKETS ON SALE

Performing Arts

Published 11/7/19

Tickets will be available at arshtcenter.org and in person at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House Box Office. Tickets will be available for performances February 18 - March 15, 2020. Ticket buyers are highly encouraged to create or update their Arsht Center accounts in advance of November 23 using this link: arshtcenter.org/account/login.There is a maximum purchase limit of eight tickets per household for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $79 to $199* with a select number of $399* premium seats available for all performances. There will be a lottery for forty $10 seats for all performances. Lottery details will be announced closer to the engagement. Jeffrey Seller notes, “It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Miami …

THEATER SEASON PREVIEW: ‘AMERICAN SON,’ ‘THE CUBANS’ AND MORE ‘MIAMI MOTEL STORIES’

THEATER SEASON PREVIEW: ‘AMERICAN SON,’ ‘THE CUBANS’ AND MORE ‘MIAMI MOTEL STORIES’

Performing Arts

Published 8/27/19

As these and other writers blossomed, South Florida theaters brought greater focus to premiering new works. Those companies and Miami-Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs launched developmental programs, giving playwrights the opportunity to hone their scripts and theater lovers the chance to be among the first to experience a play that might wind up on Broadway (as Cruz’s “Anna in the Tropics,” Demos-Brown’s “American Son” and McCraney’s “Choir Boy” did) or off-Broadway (as McKeever’s “Daniel’s Husband” and “After” did last season).Both the Arsht Center-based Zoetic Stage in Miami and Miami New Drama at Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre have the nurturing of new work as a key part of their theatrical DNA. But the two companies won’t be alone in bringing fresh theater to Miami-Dade stages during the 2019-2020 season. Here’s a brief look at some of the key productions on the horizon, in order of their openings.Christopher Demos-Brown’s …

 ‘MURDER FOR TWO’ AT ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE ISN’T KILLER, BUT IT GETS THE JOB DONE

‘MURDER FOR TWO’ AT ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE ISN’T KILLER, BUT IT GETS THE JOB DONE

Performing Arts

Published 7/29/19

The Joe Kinosian-Kellen Blair musical has a history. Created in 2011 in Chicago, where it won the Joseph Jefferson Award as best new musical, the show had an off-Broadway run in 2013, a national tour and multiple regional productions. Martin Landry, who plays the musical’s multiple suspects and serves as the production’s musical director, made his “Murder for Two” debut in the national tour and performed the show at eight theaters in seven states before hitting the stage in Coral Gables. Mark Schenfisch, who plays an aspiring detective, has also done multiple productions of the show.That the actors, who must also be excellent pianists, have done the show before is a blessing for a couple of reasons. Schenfisch replaced a previously announced performer just a week before the show opened, and it’s doubtful that someone new to the intricacies of themusical could have mastered it and achieved a chemistry with Landry in such a short time. Moreover, the frenetic, 100-minute …

‘SKELETON CREW’ WORKS ON MANY LEVELS AT GABLESTAGE

‘SKELETON CREW’ WORKS ON MANY LEVELS AT GABLESTAGE

Performing Arts

Published 7/29/19

The Detroit Project, three linked plays by MacArthur “genius” grant winner Morisseau, consists of “Detroit ’67” (a 2013 drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots), “Paradise Blue” (a 2015 play set in the city’s Black Bottom neighborhood in 1949) and 2016’s “Skeleton Crew,” a four-character drama set in the break room of an auto stamping plant as the 2008 economic downturn is starting to hit the city hard.GableStage is now bringing Morisseau’s words and insights to life in a new production of “Skeleton Crew,” a play that is both powerfully specific and more broadly resonant. The black, working-class folks toiling in this relatively small plant where metal is turned into car parts worry about so many things: putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads, pressured personal lives, building a better future, losing their jobs. Who can’t relate?This time, artistic director Joseph Adler has entrusted the production to Haitian-American actor, writer …

					 BROADWAY FANS CAN EXPERIENCE SIX HIT MUSICALS, INCLUDING HAMILTON, FOR LESS THAN $43* PER SHOW WITH NEW “VIEW FROM TOP” SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

BROADWAY FANS CAN EXPERIENCE SIX HIT MUSICALS, INCLUDING HAMILTON, FOR LESS THAN $43* PER SHOW WITH NEW “VIEW FROM TOP” SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

Performing Arts

Published 7/29/19

The 14th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2019/2020 Broadway in Miami season is anchored by the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which will play its premiere Miami engagement for a limited 4- week run (February 18 - March 15, 2020). Three additional premieres include “Fiddler on the Roof” (October 29 - November 3, 2019), Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (January 1 -5, 2020), and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” (May 12 - 17, 2020). Plus an exciting new production of the classic “Miss Saigon” (April 7 - 12, 2020) and the iconic musical phenomenon, “Jesus Christ Superstar” (June 23 - 28, 2020).The View From The Top subscription package starts at $253 and offers a convenient payment plan with no fees which includes the option to break up the cost of the package into three easy payments. To become a View From The Top season ticket holder, visit …

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