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Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Season Preview

Book your tickets now! As the season gets underway we take a look at the “can’t miss” events, shows and concerts headed to South Florida.

DANCE

Miami City Ballet
Miami’s famed company takes on classics such as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake alongside newer icons such as Twyla Tharp’s (“In the Upper Room”) and Justin Peck (“Year of the Rabbit”) in their 30th anniversary season. But they may have saved the best for last as they mix world-class visual art and groundbreaking dramaturgy in an innovative re-imagining of Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the famed choreographer’s first wholly original full-length ballet crafted in America. Miamicityballet.org

Jessica Lang Dance at SMDCAC
The New York-based company heads to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in November, bringing their unique combination of set design, music and projection. Not to mention their breathtaking dance. Smdcac.org

Cirque Eloize iD at the Arsht Center
The stage comes alive this October with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers, and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video trampo wall. Audience love this mind-blowing fusion of theatrical circus and urban dance. arshtcenter.org

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Get your seasonal fill of this holiday favorite at The Fillmore Miami Beach, when the renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. December 27; fillmoremb.com

Flamenco Puro
You’ll have to wait until January 23 to experience this performance at Pinecrest Gardens, complete with colorful costumes, fans, castanets, Sevillanas, and Rumbas. Comprised of Miami’s best dancers and musicians, their performances are vibrant and elegant, traditional yet modern, and always exciting. pinecrest-fl.gov

THEATER

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The Broadway hit takes over the Ziff Ballet Opera House for a 6-day February run this winter, bringing the sounds of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. See how these artists, and many more, created a soundtrack that transformed the country. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. arshtcenter.org

This is our Youth
Area Stage Company takes on Kenneth Lonergan’s famed play. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, “This is our Youth” follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in New York City at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

Constellations
This spellbinding, romantic journey (opening November 21 at GableStage) begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. gablestage.org

La Traviata
The Miami Lyric Opera presents Verdi’s story of Violetta Valery; a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who finds, and then gives up, the love of her all-too-short life. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. smdcac.org

MUSIC

Patti LaBelle

Patti Labelle
Patti Labelle

Musical icon Patti LaBelle travels to the Arsht Center for a Jazz Roots concert featuring special guest Ashleigh Smith. Expect La Belle to belt out the classic rhythm and blues, pop standards and spiritual sonnets that have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for around the world. arshtcenter.org

Taylor Swift
Swifties rejoice! The 1989 World Tour makes a stop at the AAA on October 27 to see Swift thrill her legions of fans with hits like “Style,” “Shake It Off,” and “Bad Blood.” aaarena.com

Madonna
The Rebel Heart Tour rescheduled for January 23rd and 24th as the pop icon finally returns to Miami after canceling her September dates. As she told fans “I can promise you this show will be worth the wait.” aaarena.com

Jason Aldean: Burn It Down

Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean

Country superstar Aldean brings his music to the South Florida Fairgrounds alongside Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr. Ticketmaster.com

The Sounds of the Season
The New World Symphony presents a festive program on December 17 and 18 celebrating the holiday season and offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share the music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages! nws.edu

FAMILY

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
Children’s book favorite Fancy Nancy may have a sparkly new tree topper for her tree, but when things don’t quite turn out as planned will Christmas still be splendiferous? Find out December 13 when the tiara-clad heroine hits the SMDCAC stage. smdcac.org

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
Derived from some of the most famous movie scores ever – “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and more – the musical program explores many of Walt Disney’s stories and characters through memorable melodies! arshtcenter.org

FROZEN: Disney on Icesp-Fantasia
See the blockbuster come to life when Elsa, Anna and their friends as they whisk you away to wintry Arendelle, complete with dazzling special effect,s and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including “Let It Go.” aaarena.com

Peter and the Werewolf
Prokofiev’s classic tale of Peter, told with a unique Halloween “twist!” Orchestra Miami conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, performs with special guest narrator, “The Necromancer” (a.k.a. Neil Tobin), who illustrates this unique story with magic and special effects at Pinecrest Gardens. Come in costume on November 1 for the Halloween parade! pinecrest-fl.gov

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