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HIGHLIGHTS FROM
OUR NEIGHBORS AT THE U

JERRY HERMAN RING THEATRE
The remaining two productions in the 79th Season of the Ring Theatre are: Blind Mouth Singing, February 22-March 3 and Pirates of Penzance April 19 – 28.

Tickets are on sale online, by phone, or in person. The Box Office is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

For other cultural programming of interest, you may wish to visit the websites for the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC (www.frost.miami.edu) and the Lowe Art Museum (www6.miami.edu/lowe/)

By Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

February 22 – March 3
This enchanting new play, developed at New York’s renowned Public Theater and performed in Cuba, asks the question— is it more dangerous to follow our desires, or to bury them? Reiderico sneaks out of his house and spends his nights in the garden conspiring with a boy who lives at the bottom of a well, testing stormy waters between reality and the surreal.

Music by Arthur Sullivan Book and Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert 

April 19 – 28
Prepare to set sail off the coast of Cornwall with the swashbuckling Pirates of Penzance! Frederic has earned his dues as the pirates’ apprentice waiting to be promoted to full pirate-dom on his 21st birthday, but upon discovery that he is a leap year baby born on February 29th, it seems he may never get the chance. This roaring comedy, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous works, gets a fresh interpretation on the Ring stage.


MUSIC AT EPIPHANY

EPIPHANY CONCERT SERIES

Classic Klezmer Trio
Monday, March 5, 7:30p This captivating international ensemble brings a beautiful repertoire of dance and folk tunes to life.  Various soundscapes from rich Jewish traditions and glamorous display pieces take listeners on a journey of true delight.

Epiphany’s choirs and orchestra celebrate the miracle of the season with this favorite festival of beloved sing-along carols and traditional Christmas music from around the globe and across the centuries.

The concert series is held at the Church of the Epiphany, 8235 SW 57 Avenue.
The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact epiphanyconcerts@gmail.com or call 305.667.4911.


AREA STAGE COMPANY

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford

The Area Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre and conservatory located in Coral Gables. With a mission to be a dynamic force of cultural growth, Area Stage Co has continuously produced a mix of contemporary plays, musicals and original new works, becoming one of South Florida’s most influential theater companies. Area Stage Company now houses a professional theater company, a professional level conservatory for young, aspiring performers, and a theater program for people with developmental disabilities.

Area Stage Company is located at the historic Riviera Theatre. 1560 South Dixie Highway. For ticket information, please call 305.666.2078 or visit us at areastagecompany.com


SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT

BRING YOUR EASEL, CANVAS, PAINT & BRUSH, YOUR HAND-MADE CRAFTS OR FRENCH HORN, AND JOIN US ON SUNSET DRIVE.

Visual and performing artists are invited to be part of theFor other cultural programming of interest, you may wish to visit the websites for the SOMI SIDEALK SHOWCASE. If you would like to showcase your talents on our sidewalks, please go to www.artnightsouthmiami.com


THE WIRTZ GALLERY

Located in the lobby of the First National Bank of South Miami, each month The Wirtz Gallery presents local & international artists.  Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday 9a-4p, and Friday, 9a-6p.  Artist receptions are generally held on the second Friday of the month from 6-9p and are open to the public.

Mark Moore, Father Clock 40 x 30

Presenting in the gallery for the month of February is surrealist and abstract artist Mark Moore. Born in Miami to an American father and Peruvian mother, Mark is widely travelled and images of the Peruvian jungles and European coastlines are engrained in him.  Self-taught, he speaks from the heart, the soul and through his brushes.  www.markmoore.com

Tropical Botanic Artists

In March, the gallery hosts the Tropical Botanic Artists, with an exhibition entitled “Tropical Madness,” showcasing the beautiful flora of south Florida, both natives and exotics, in a splash of color.

Kristi Bettendorf ‘Double Hibiscus’ colored pencil

Fifteen members will be taking part, in this 12th anniversary of our very first exhibition back in 2006, both for the group and at The Wirtz Gallery. Full details of the artists and the group are available on www.tropicalbotanicartists.com.

 

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