January Theater

By on January 14, 2015

Cirque: AmaLuna»Thursday, December 11– Sunday, January 25

amaluna1Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses & guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, plans her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony honoring femininity, renewal, rebirth. But In the wake of a storm, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love. $57–$125. Under the Grand Chapiteau Big Top in Sun Life Stadium parking lot. 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami. www.cirquedusoleil.com

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends

Thursday – Monday, January 8–19

RinglingWebArtWitness awe-inspiring feats of daring by amazing performers in this all-new show. See spectacles of strength & thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Times Vary. $16–$75. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com

The Second City»Thursday, January 22

Miami gets in on the laughter as this comedy group 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. See the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now. 8pm. $35. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300. www.smdcac.org

Into the Woods »Wednesdays – Sundays, January 22– February 15

IntoTheWoodsOnce upon a time, in the fairytale kingdom of the Brothers Grimm, a baker & his wife were sent on a quest into the woods by a mysterious witch. They find their story intertwined with legendary characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood & Jack with magical beans. Sondheim’s dazzling lyrics make this Tony Award-winning Broadway music l about wishes & the importance of the stories we tell our children, at once deeply touching & laugh-out-loud funny. Wed–Fri: 7:30pm, Sat&Sun: 2 & 7:30pm. GenAdm. $50. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd.
305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org

Step Crew»Friday, January 23

A Celtic inspired evening with 6 of the most charismatic dancers performing 3 unique styles of dance; Irish Step, traditional tap dancing, and the extraordinary Ottawa Valley step dancing. Show includes a 5-piece Celtic band & vocalist. 8pm. $35-$15. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300. www.smdcac.org

Ragtime»Wednesdays – Sundays, January 28 – February 22

RagtimeA sweeping story of 3 groups during the early 1900s: African-Americans, represented by a Harlem musician; upper class suburbanites, represented by the matriarch of a white, upper-class family; and European immigrants, represented by a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. A Tony Award-winning score complete with marches, cakewalks, gospel & ragtime, a cast of over 30, & historical figures such as Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, Admiral Perry & Emma Goldman. Wed–Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2&8 pm, Sun: 3pm. $47-$59. Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org

Twelve Angry Men »Fridays – Sundays, January 30 – February 22

A 1954 American Classic. Twelve men of the jury must unanimously decide on a verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty” in a homicide trial. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the witness: his race, his background, & the troubled relationship between one juror & his own son. Fri & Sat. 8:30pm; Sun: 1 & 5:30pm. $31. New Theatre at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300. www.smdcac.org

Rise of the Titans» Friday & Saturday, January 23 & 24

Rise of the Titans is an epic tale of an oppressed nation of people & the music that gave them hope. This original play focuses on the lives of the legendary  Russian composers Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky & Dmitri Shostakovich as they compose their greatest works. (This play originally opened as a one act piece at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall.) This updated version is a full length play with live musicians. 8pm. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables. 305-666-2078. www.areastagecompany.com

A Midsummer Night’s Dream»Friday–Sunday, January 23–25

Shakespeare brilliantly conjoins four intertwined stories in this joyous comedy about love & its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, marriage. Adult/$20, Student/$10, 3&under/Free. Fri&Sat: 8pm, Sun: 7pm. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd. Pinecrest. 305-669-6990. www.pinecrestgardens.org

Choir Boy» Wednesdays–Sundays, January 24 – February 22

Written by Miami’s brilliant young award-winning playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney. When a gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir at a prestigious prep school for African American boys, the sweet harmonies of classic spirituals contrast with the bristling tensions that arise. An affecting & honest portrait of a youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known. $40–$55. Thurs–Sat: 8pm, Sun: 2 & 7pm. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. www.gablestage.org

Disney’s Newsies»Tuesday, February 3– Sunday, February 8

Cast_of_NEWSIES_Photo_by_Deen_van_MeerDirect from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash hit, crowd-pleasing new musical. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dream of a better life far from the streets. But when publishing titans Pulitzer & Hearst raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for & rallies newsies to strike for what’s right. Wed–Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2& 8pm, Sun: 1&7pm. $35-$125. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. 305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org

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