Tag Archives: Adrienne Arsht Center
This Broadway Across America edition of Les Miserables is not some cynical attempt to wring just one more quart of milk from the cash cow. Instead, this is a legitimate revival in the deepest sense of the word that is as vibrant, passionate and new-born as a world premiere.
Anyone who thinks South Florida theater is a staid traditional art form aimed solely at senior citizens will have their expectations exploded and their definitions rewritten next week with the cutting edge series of free youth-oriented programs in the fifth Miami Made Festival.
Once, the dark horse that won the best musical Tony Award last Spring, will make its South Florida bow a year from now as one of the notable national tours appearing in the 2013-14 Broadway Across America season at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Also notable in the lineup will be Warhorse, which will close the current season in Broward, as well as the recent revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita.
Darkness has often been an element of classic Christmas stories: A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But leave it to the House Theatre of Chicago to come up with a quirky twist on The Nutcracker co-produced with the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Give the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts an A for effort for taking on a Herculean task of mounting an original show, and a rock musical for that matter, in times when theater audiences are more apt to settle for My Fair Lady or Fiddler on the Roof. Trouble is, Girls vs. Boys, which is being promoted as high-energy with a “throbbing” and “soul-bearing” score never reaches its potential.
The Donkey Show, the cross between Studio 54 and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has been extended one week, and special deals have been added.
Theater Up Close, the series co-produced by the Arsht Center, has announced a 2012-2013 season partnering with the home-grown Zoetic Stage, the University of Miami’s theater department, the House Theatre of Chicago and, for the first time, the Alliance Theatre Lab of Miami Lakes.