Tag Archives: Adrienne Arsht Center

Scott Shiller To Leave Arsht To Be Denver Center CEO And Prez

Scott Shiller, who transformed the Arsht Center into a catalyst developing local artists as well as widening the array of visiting attractions, is leaving at the end of April to head the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

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Formulaic Newsies Still Enchants With Joyous Dancing

It’s fortunate that Newsies is a dance-centric musical because much of the lyrics and dialogue were nearly impossible to understand in the national tour visiting the Arsht Center from Broadway Across America. But that dancing is spectacular and well-worth seeing.

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Miami’s DreamCatcher Siblings Go Into The Woods With The Arsht’s Theater Up Close

Miamians J.J. and Natalie Caruncho built their careers as thespians in New York City, but now in their mid-20s, the siblings have returned home with the new company DreamCatcher Theatre to produce the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods with the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series.

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Disney’s Precisely Manufactured Beauty And The Beast Tour Can Still Charm An Audience

This sharply honed, finely tuned, precisely executed national tour of Beauty and the Beast piece of theater inexplicably does not seem stale. If there isn’t an overflowing sense of soul pouring from the stage, no one is coasting; everyone is throwing every shred of craft they possess into it. You know it works because the opening night audience went crazy at the curtain call.

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Hilarious, Profane Yet Oddly Reverent Book of Mormon Returns To Arsht And Kravis

Hallelujah, children! We are delivered from the bondage of political correctness, the oppression of reactionary repression and the tyranny of the status quo. Raise up your voice and praise the bringer of these blessings — the national tour of the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon now at the Arsht Center and en route to the Kravis Center (where it is already sold out).

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On The Road Again: Brian Stokes Mitchell & Other Bway Stars Visit South Florida For Concerts

When Brian Stokes Mitchell comes to the Broward Center with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and his deep, lush baritone on Dec. 8, he will be among numerous stage stars swinging through South Florida this winter and spring to feed their aesthetic soul.

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UM And Arsht’s Theater Up Close Embrace Sublime Silliness In Peter And The Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher, an alternative origin story for Peter Pan, is an ensemble piece featuring a dozen chameleonic storytellers, each with moments in the spotlight. But Theater Up Close’s profligately imaginative romp features standout performances by student Abigail Berkowitz, and veteran Nicholas Richberg

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The Coming South Florida Theater Season Is As Much About Where As What

Usually there isn’t anything sexy or newsworthy about real estate in the world of theater unless it’s Glengarry Glen Ross. But as the season approaches, South Florida hasn’t seen so much packing and unpacking, opening tubes of Ben Gay, filling out of change-of-address cards, remodeling, scanning blueprints and updating websites as in the past season and the one coming up

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How South Florida Musicians Fuse In One Day To Play In Broadway Tour Pit Bands

Shadowing the 18-hour day when local musicians are first thrown together to rehearse and play opening night of the Miami visit of the national tour of Evita — a job requiring skill, stamina, concentration and discipline to sound as if they have played it together for months.

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Looking For Work In SoFla Arts? Arsht New Web Site Lists Jobs For Free To Stop Brain Drain

The Arsht Center is t trying to keep talent in South Florida. They created MiamiArtsJobs.com, a job portal dedicated to helping find employees for Miami’s growing cultural institutions and showcasing great opportunities for people who want careers in all facets of the arts but aren’t sure where to go to find them.

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