AREA STAGE COMPANY
Area Stage Company is a long-running performing-arts theater presenting plays & musicals, plus workshops & classes located at the Riviera Shopping Plaza directly north of Sunset Place on US1.
The Conservatory is presenting two works this summer: Our Town and Jungle Book.
Pulitzer Prize-winning drama in three acts by Thornton Wilder, produced and published in 1938, considered a classic portrayal of small-town American life. Set in Grover’s Corners, N.H., the play features a narrator, the Stage Manager, who sits at the side of the unadorned stage and explains the action. Through flashbacks, dialogue, and direct monologues the other characters reveal themselves to the audience. Considered enormously innovative for its lack of props and scenery and revered for its sentimental but at bottom realistic depictions of middle-class America, Our Town soon became a staple of American theater.
Tickets: $15, $20, $25, $30
Banished by the ferocious tiger, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
Opens June 2016
Tickets: $10, $15, $20, $25
For additional information on these and other programs, please call ASC at 305.666.2078, or go online to www.areastagecompany.com
1560 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146 | 305. 666.2078
SOMIartwalk© is held on the second Friday of the month from October through March. We just completed our eighth season in presenting visual and performing arts on our sidewalks in the dining and shopping district of our South Miami Town Center as part of the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase.
VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTISTS who would like to showcase their work in next season’s artwalk (Oct, 2015-March 2016) should contact the SOMI Magazine publisher at [email protected]
And please visit our website: 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.
For the month of June, the dramatic original paintings of Ignacio Diaz will come to life on the walls of The Wirtz Gallery. Diaz creates original mixed medium high detail action 3D canvas paintings, which come to life seen from any angle in a room. For more information about the artist, please go to:
In July, the gallery hosts Miami artist Randy Nutt. He has named the exhibition “Thinking is Fun” which is the name of title piece. Randy Nutt creates original visual & sound art, abstract patterns. He has studied at the Aspen School of Contemporary Art (Colorado), Parsons School of Design (New York), and Tyler School of Art. His work is about interactions with everyday objects & thoughts. For more information about the artist, please go to: www.thenuttgallery.com.
OTHER ARTISTIC VENUES
Two retail locations in SOMI that have a unique artistic presence are arango and The Archive.
Both are located on Sunset Drive, however at opposite ends of town.
arango has enjoyed over fifty years in presenting Miamians modern design in housewares,
furnishing and accessories. For decades, arango was a fixture at Dadeland. Last fall, arango went from the mall to main street (5864 Sunset Drive). The store regularly features exhibitions of modern design artists with their collections.
The Archive Fine Art & Collectibles is located directly east of Red Road (1559 1/2 Sunset Drive). The Archive shows a number of resident artists and exhibits featured artists on a periodic basis.