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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Season

MIAMI– South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s (SMDCAC’s) 2014-2015 season of performances goes on sale Tuesday, September 2.  The Center is offering an exciting array of entertainment options in dance, music, theater, family shows as well as the finest Broadway touring productions. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 786-573-5300 or online at SMDCAC.org. Subscriptions are currently available for certain main stage shows. For more information on subscriptions visit the Center’s web site or call the box office.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is pleased to introduce its new season with more performances, more artists and more unique experiences than ever before. There is something for everyone. Patrons can choose from an incredible lineup in the 961-seat main stage theater.

This season the main stage features two touring Broadway productions, Guys and Dolls and Jekyll and Hyde as well a theatrical production of Raisin’ Cane starring Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio.  Culture Shock Miami will present a graphic novel story The Intergalactic Nemesis and comedy acts also take the stage with the Chicago-style improve group The Second City as well as the hilarious singing drag trio The Kinsey Sicks with their production of America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild!

Exceptional productions in dance on the main stage include: Noche Flamenca with Soledad Barrios (Flamenco), Urban Bush Women (Contemporary Dance), Ballet Memphis (Presented by Culture Shock Miami) (Ballet), Alonzo King Lines Ballet (Ballet), Step Crew (Irish Step Dancing)and TU Dance (Contemporary Dance).

Highlights in music on the main stage include: jazz master Etienne Charles as part of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival, world music powerhouse Zap Mama performing with Antibalas (the band from the Broadway production of FELA), and if you love great Prohibition era jazz as well as jazz from the 30s and 40s don’t miss The Hot Sardines (Miami Nice Jazz Festival) and The Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

 

Family-friendly shows at SMDCAC include large-scale spectacles like Peking Acrobats from China and Mummenschanz from Switzerland(mime, masks, theater)as well as productions like Dino-Light which use light wire to create beautiful visual effects.

SMDCAC brings back its acclaimed Cabaret Series which allows patrons to get up close and personal with table seating and servicein the130-seat Black Box Theater and features  jazz, comedy and burlesque shows. And, back for its second year, Black Creek Nights offers local, national and international bands, food and drinks in a unique indoor/outdoor dance party atmosphere. Black Creek Night opens in November with Ukrainian punk band Dakhabrakha!

Be sure to mark your calendar for our FREE BACKYARD BASH, on SATURDAY, OCT. 4, a season kick-off party on the concert lawn with featured performing artists Ribab Fusion from Morocco as well as Miami sound pioneers Spam Allstars and Xperimento. It’s a great way to explore the Center and get a taste of what’s to come in the new season!

Schedule and prices

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Backyard Bash

Free Season Kick-Off Event

Saturday, October 4, 7:00PM

Backyard Concert Lawn

Kick-off the Center’s 2014-2015 season with a FREE “Backyard Bash” on the concert lawn of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Enjoy Latin, reggae, urban soul, funk and Afropop superstars with featured performing artists Rebab Fusion from Morocco, Miami sound pioneers Spam Allstars and South Florida indie band Xperimento.

 

Culture Shock Miami Presents

The Intergalactic Nemesis
Target Earth
A Live-Action Graphic Novel

Saturday, October 11, 8PM

$20-$30

Main Stage

As seen on Late Night with Connan O’Brian!  Gamers and graphic novel fans along with theater and radio fans will all enjoy the telling of an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, a new art form, the Live-Action Graphic Novel.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by Jen Wineman

 

Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the 2014 New Stages Tour

an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production

Performed with Shadow Interpretation (add Shadow icon)

Friday, October 17, 8PM

$15 All Tickets

Family Series

Main Stage

 

In a world-premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious collision of young runaway lovers, adult authorities, actors and mischievous tricksters. This classic gets a playful and contemporary staging while preserving the language that has delighted audiences’ imaginations for centuries.

 

The French Horn

Rhythms of Gypsy Jazz: A Night on the Orient Express

Friday, October 17, 8:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

Travel through countries in elegant style, atmosphere, food, and drink. Gypsy jazz provides the theme of the evening as you move from Paris to Moscow to the United States.

 

Fred Hersch Trio

Saturday, October 18, 7:30 & 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” Six-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists.

Dino-Light

Lightwire Theater and CORBiAN Visual Arts & Dance

Saturday, October 25, 11AM

$10 All Tickets

Family Series

Main Stage

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater presents Dino-Light!  This heart-warming original story features a friendly dinosaur named Darwin who wanders away from home and discovers a world of creatures who light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

 

And The Award Goes To:

An Evening of Broadway Songs And The Carbonell Award Winners

Saturday, October 25, 7:30PM and 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Cabaret Series

 

Carbonell Award (South Florida’s Tony) winners from recent years perform the Broadway music that garnered them their Award (the Golden Eggs) or nominations. An evening of great songs and artists hosted by multiple Carbonell and George Abbott Award Winner David Arisco (Artistic Director of Miami’s Actors’ Playhouse)

 

Etienne Charles

Creole Soul

A Miami Nice Jazz Festival Event

Saturday, November 1, 8PM

$35 All Tickets

Main Stage

 

Opening Act: The University of Miami Frost School of Music Jazz Sextet

Trinidadian trumpet player Etienne Charles performs in Miami for the first time at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center as part of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival! Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Charles brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. He is hailed by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism.” Charles plays from his latest recording Creole Soul which received worldwide critical acclaim for its fusion of root grooves from the Afro-Caribbean.


TU Dance

Saturday, November 8, 8PM

$35-$20

Main Stage

 

TU Dance, led by Alvin Ailey veterans Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, has quickly become a leading voice in the Minnesota dance scene.  Founded in 2004, TU Dance has garnered audience and critical acclaim for its diverse repertory, versatile artists, and for performances that are engaging, dynamic and generous.  Modern dance, classical ballet, African based and urban vernacular movements are combined in inventive and unpredictable ways to provide opportunities for audiences, whoever they are, to experience the connective power of dance.

 

 Seraphic Fire

The Knight Foundation Concert Series

Vivaldi: Gloria

Sunday, November 9, 4PM

$20-$55

 Main Stage

 Antonio Vivaldi: composer, virtuoso, firebrand, genius.  Known as the Red Priest by his contemporaries, Vivaldi’s music has triumphed throughout the centuries, captivating audiences for over 300 years.  The brilliant singers of Seraphic Fire present Vivaldi’s choral masterpiece, the Gloria, in collaboration with The Sebastians, a New York-based period orchestra praised for their “energetic, youthful, vigorous performing style” by The New York Times, and proclaimed “immaculate in tuning and balance” by Early Music Today.


Allan Harris

A Miami Nice Jazz Festival Event

Friday, November 14, 8:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by The Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his ten recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and a number ofprestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia, and his numerous awards, which include the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” – which he won three times – the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” and the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award.”

 

Upright Citizens Brigade

Saturday, November 15, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

The Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Company presents an evening of the best longform improv on the East Coast. Named “Hot Farm Team” by Rolling Stone magazine and “Best Comedy Club” by The Village Voice, The UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today’s funniest actors and writers.  The touring arm of UCB (UCB TourCo) brings the most innovative and hilarious comedians from UCB’s New York and Los Angeles theaters directly to you.  The hand-picked cast is sure to delight and is known for presenting the nation’s next wave of comedy superstars.

Past casts include: Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Horatio Sanz (SNL), Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), Zach Woods (In The Loop, The Office), Lennon Parham (Accidentally On Purpose, BFF).

 Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

Co-Presented with Culture Shock Miami

Saturday, November 15, 8PM

$27.50-$47.50

Main Stage

 

Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, the award-winning Noche Flamenca has become Spain’s most successful touring company. Formed in 1993 by Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, the company regularly tours throughout the globe. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today. Santangelo has successfully brought to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms without the use of tricks or gimmicks. All aspects of flamenco – dance, song, and music – are interrelated and given equal weight in the presentations of Noche Flamenca, creating a true communal spirit within the company – the very heart and soul of flamenco.


The Hot Sardines

Speakeasy Nights

A Miami Nice Jazz Festival Event

Saturday, November 22, 8PM

$35

Special $50 VIP ticket

Main Stage

 Opening Act: The University of Miami Frost School of Music, Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Septet

 Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king…with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion. The Sardine sound – Wartime Paris via New Orleans – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz! This is an official event of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival

The Nutcracker

Performed by Miami Youth Ballet

Saturday, December 6, 8PM

$25-$35

Main Stage

 Enjoy a little girl’s dreamlike journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy, dazzling costume characters, and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score. The cast features star professional ballet dancers and students from Miami Youth Ballet.

 

Seraphic Fire

The Knight Foundation Concert Series

Handel: Messiah

Sunday, December 21, 4PM

  $20-$65

Main Stage

 

The most popular piece of classical music has rendered audiences speechless since its 1743 sold-out debut. Anchored by the thunderous “Hallelujah Chorus,” Handel’s Messiah is a pillar of Western Music – an indisputable masterpiece that must be experienced live. Seraphic Fire concludes a month of holiday favorites with Handel’s magnum opus. This concert has sold-out every year it has been presented.

 

 

Guys and Dolls

The Broadway Touring Production

Saturday, January 3, 8PM

$35-$65

Main Stage

 

Winner of five Tony Awards including “Best Musical.” Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

 

 

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Saturday, January 17, 8PM

6:30pm Pre-show lecture: Where Are the Black Ballet Dancers in America?

with Anjali Austin

$25-$45

Main Stage

 

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. LINES Ballet thrives on collaboration, pairing music from all over the globe with King’s extraordinary dancers who have earned a fiercely devoted public. Alonzo King’s choreography dazzles audiences by digging into the mysteries of movement and bringing honesty and urgent spirituality to the stage.

 

 

Well-Strung

The Singing String Quartet

Saturday, January 17, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Cabaret Series

 

Featured on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, the string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Rihanna, Adele, Madonna, Mozart, Vivaldi, and more.  The foursome have quickly gained national and international attention for their unique mash-up of string quartet and boy band.  “They’re the hottest things with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games.” New York Daily News

 

 

The Second City Hits Home!

Thursday, January 22, 8PM

$35 All Tickets

Main Stage

The world’s number one name in comedy is coming to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center!Miami gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fit to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now– when The Second City Hits Home!

 

Culture Shock Miami Presents

StepCrew

Friday, January 23, 8PM

$15-$35

Main Stage

 

The StepCrew is a sensational new, Celtic inspired evening with six of the most charismatic dancers performing today. The StepCrew is the first of its kind to combine three unique styles of dance; Irish Step, traditional tap dancing, and the extraordinary Ottawa Valley step dancing. The performance includes a five piece Celtic band and vocalist.

 

 

Zap Mama and Antibalas

Saturday, January 24, 8PM

$25-$45

Main Stage

 

Collaborating for the first time ever, World Music powerhouse Zap Mama and Antibalas (the band from the Broadway hit FELA!) will come together to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music. From Afrobeat to Afro-Pop music, Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony while Antibalas effortlessly seams Afrobeat with New York City Latin funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa.

 

 

SMDCAC and FGO Present

Florida Grand Opera FREE Family Day and performance

Sunday, February 1, 10AM activities, 1PM performance

Family Series

Activities Building and Main Stage

 

Bring your friends and family to a day of fun and interactive opera activities. Explore the opera world with an instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, interactive production workshops, musical performances and so much more. It all concludes with an exciting family opera performance. Bring your kids and let them experience a day full of opera fun!

 

 

Raisin’ Cane

A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

Starring Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio

Saturday, February 7, 8PM

$25-$45

Main Stage

 

Starring the award-winning actress, TV star, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, a modern day Griot, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin’ Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement and imagery. The show premiered at the Apollo Theater in 2007.

 

 

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Co-Presented with Culture Shock Miami

Saturday, February 14, 7:30PM and 9:30PM

$15 ALL Tickets

Family Series

Black Box Theater

 

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece before your eyes. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! You’ve never seen the Bard like this before!

 

Seraphic Fire

The Knight Foundation Concert Series

Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Sunday, February 15, 4PM

   $20-$55             

  Main Stage

 

The Lord Nelson Mass has been lauded as “arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition,” by the master’s chief biographer.  The profound majesty of this monumental work is a highlight of the Classical era and influenced, among others, the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.  The Nelson Mass will be sung by the expert voices of Seraphic Fire, and, for the first time in Florida, be performed on original classical instruments by The Sebastians period orchestra.

 

 

 

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Friday, February 20, 8PM

$35 All Tickets

Main Stage

 

If you enjoy Boardwalk Empire, the hit HBO show set during Prohibition, you will love Pasadena Roof Orchestra! When it comes to authentic dance band/early swing music, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. It has access to the finest arrangements, the best musicians; and under the directorship of bandleader and singer, Duncan Galloway, produces an immaculately presented show, full of fun, rhythm and laughter. Like the great bands of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ray Noble, Fletcher Henderson and Jack Hylton, Pasadena Roof Orchestra is the sound of that wonderful era of music.

 

Jazz Reach

Kids Cabaret

Big Drum/Small World

Featuring Metta Quintet

Saturday, February 21, 11AM

$10 All Tickets

Family Series

Black Box Theater

Kids have the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about Jazz from prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as, West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the United States.

Kid-friendly snacks will be available for purchase at the “Kids Cabaret”.

 

Peking Acrobats

Co-Presented With Culture Shock Miami

Saturday, February 21, 8pm

$20-$35

Family Series

Main Stage

 

Since their Western debut in 1986, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. They are masters of agility and grace. Often accompanied by live musicians skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects that coalesce with the music and awe-inspiring feats to create an exuberant entertainment event featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

 

 

Peter and Will Anderson Trio

Friday, February 27 8:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) and “Remarkable,”(Wall Street Journal) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in jazz performing today, and “play with a passion, unpredictability and sense of discovery,” (All About Jazz).  As young as 15 they toured the United Kingdom, playing traditional jazz, swing, and bebop.  Peter and Will Anderson’s expertise have made them musicians of choice for Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, and the NYC Ballet.

 

 

Mummenschanz

Co-Presented with Culture Shock Miami

Saturday, February 28, 3PM

and 8PM; Sunday, March 1, 3PM

$15-$35

Family Series

Main Stage

 

In the wordless universe of MUMMENSCHANZ, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (like toilet paper) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man” and “Giant Hands” spring to life. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle of that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

 

 

The Martin Bejerano Trio Featuring Vivian Sessoms 

Songcraft

Saturday, February 28, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Martin Bejerano and his award winning trio join forces with renowned vocal powerhouse Vivian Sessoms for an evening of true musical artistry and collaboration. Songcraft will feature unique contemporary arrangements of some of the greatest popular songs from the 1940s to the present: from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter, to Stevie Wonder and Prince.  Bejerano, a twelve year veteran of Lifetime Grammy Achievement award winner Roy Haynes’s band, and having performed internationally with the likes of Dave Holland, Pat Metheney, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Roy Hargrove and Ignacio Berroa, began his collaboration with Sessoms two years ago, and there was an immediate connection from the first note.

 

 

Urban Bush Women

Saturday, March 7, 8PM

$20-$40

Main Stage

 

Urban Bush Women (UBW)is committed to dancing powerful under-told stories of the African diaspora through the vision of its award-winning founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. The company is highly sought after and is renowned for its heart-stopping performances in the US, Canada, as well as internationally. As UBW celebrates its 30th Anniversary year, it continues to use dance to bring together audiences through innovative choreography, community engagement and artistic leadership development. On the program is a thrilling dance work Walking with ‘Trane, a piece inspired by the life of John Coltrane and his seminal jazz suite A Love Supreme.

 

 

Jekyll & Hyde

A Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse musical

The Broadway Touring Production

Saturday, March 14, 8PM

$37.50-$67.50

Main Stage

 

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

“Lush, appealing and genuinely moving” proclaims The Daily News, Jekyll & Hydeis back.  Don’t miss it!

 

 

University of Miami Frost School of Music

John Daversa with the Concert Jazz Band

Friday, March 27 8:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show, $10 student

 

The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers. Directed by John Daversa, the ensemble will perform music ranging from exciting new contemporary jazz works to swinging classics.

 

Cabaret Follie’s

Viva Paris

Saturday, March 28, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

$30, $37.50 (VIP ticket) Cabaret Series

 

A production team of 15 present a show laced with can can dancers, Burlesque, comedy acts and performances, this dynamite show dazzles with its stunning costumes, elaborate choreography, sultry performers embodying the authentic cabaret style of the ages.

 

 

University of Miami Frost School of Music

Stephen Guerra with the Studio Jazz Band

Friday, April 10, 8:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show, $10 student

 

The Frost Studio Jazz Band, directed by Stephen Guerra, brings their dynamic energy to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. They will perform new compositions and arrangements which will feature members of the ensemble, Stephen Guerra, and other surprise Frost School Faculty artists.

 

Eclectica

Saturday, April 11 7:30PM & 9:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

Eclectica is a virtuoso groove event! This genre-defying band features the five-time Grammy Award–winning drumming of Roy “Futerman” Wooten, of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman, heralded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin.” Bass legend Steve Forrest completes the ensemble.

Eclectica weaves sound-pieces together with a groove that is alive from the first note to the last encore, with sing-along choruses and creative jams that can lead in any direction. With three-part vocals and inspired synchronicity, Eclectica is a celebration and a concert on the same stage!

 

 

The Kinsey Sicks

America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder

Makeover Star Gone Wild!

Saturday, April 18, 8PM

$35-$40

Main Stage

 

For over 20 years America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.

Don’t miss their latest over-the-top musical, America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild which brings the group’s firsthand knowledge of the reality show experience to bear but, of course, all in effortless 4-part harmony! This show boasts some of the group’s best music – wicked parodies and objectionable originals – plus brilliant new songs about the ethics of stardom.

 

 

Seraphic Fire

The Knight Foundation Concert Series

Bach + Mahler

Sunday, April 19, 4PM

$20-$55

Main Stage

 

Patrick Dupré Quigley, joined by Metropolitan Opera star tenor Bryan Hymel, legendary mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, and rising young baritone Dashon Burton, explores the haunting emotions contained within Bach’s Ich Habe Genug and Rainer Riehn’s intimate re-orchestration of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.  Bach and Mahler, like no other composers, were able capture a spiritual depth and profundity in their compositions.  This will be an evening of unrivaled musical ecstasy.

 

Culture Shock Miami Presents

Ballet Memphis

Saturday, April 25, 8PM

$5 tickets for ages 13-22 at CultureShockMiami.com

$25-$45

Main Stage

Identified as a “national treasure” by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Memphis annually produces more original work than any other company of their size and continues to breathe new life into the arena of classical ballets. Ballet Memphis has helped redefine Memphis’ cultural landscape and evolved into a groundbreaking, nationally sought-after company. Performances include ‘Devil’s  Fruit” By Julia Adam; “Party of the Year” By Matthew Neenan; and “In Dreams” By Trey Mclntyre.

9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival

Co-Presented with Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

With Support From The Children’s Trust

Saturday, May 2, 10AM-5PM

FREE

All Venues

Family Series

 

The 9th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival provides a full day of activities and cultural experience for children with and without disabilities.

 

 

SMDCAC and Siempre Flamenco Present

Café Cantante

Friday, May 15 8:30PM

Saturday, May 16 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Sunday, May 17 3:30PM

$25 in advance, $30 day of show

Cabaret Series

 

Café Cantante  is an exciting and authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance. The trilogy of guitar, song and dance are in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted in the language of flamenco. Moving and mesmerizing, the deep emotions that emanate from flamenco song unite with the intricate fury of dance in an unforgettable performance. The audience will be swept away to Andalucía, transcended in time, as they partake in a moment of flamenco life. Café Cantante features an international cast of world renowned flamenco artists, led by Siempre Flamenco’s founding directors Paco and Celia Fonta.

 

 

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday, July 18, 11am

$10 All Tickets

Family Series

Main Stage

The Grammy Award-Winning Okee Dokee Brothers, put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.  Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. The two-­time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-­time to advance the family music genre.

 

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