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JERRY HERMAN RING THEATRE
The remaining production in the 79th Season of the Ring Theatre is Pirates of Penzance. 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.
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 () and the Lowe Art Museum () Music by Arthur Sullivan Book and Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
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.
In April, the gallery will host nature photographer Brian Call, and in May, the Jamaican art works of Jacqueline Gopie will be exhibited.
AREA STAGE COMPANY
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
The tenth anniversary season of SOMIartwalk concluded on March 9. Over the last six months, from 6-9p the area business district opens its doors to artists, and visitors enjoy established and emerging visual and performing artists on the sidewalks throughout town until 10p.
Unlike other communities which have multiple art galleries and host art night events, South Miami relies on responsive establishments and its tree-lined sidewalks to host artists. Students from area schools join in the event and participate in the “SOMI SIDEWALK SHOWCASE,” featuring the visual and performing arts.
Participating as Host Venue Sponsors this year were: arango, Bhoom shanti, Isabel Fine Home Accessories, The Wirtz Gallery at the First National Bank of South Miami, and the Tropical Audubon Society at the historic Doc Thomas House.
In this season, South Miami has hosted a number of student art groups joining us in the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase. Area students from the South Miami Senior High School, South Miami Middle School, South Miami K-8 Expressive Arts Magnet, Palmetto Elementary School, Palmetto High School, Ransom Everglades High School and Middle School, Cutler Ridge Senior High School, Doral Academy Charter School and Southwood Middle art students participated in the program.
SOMIartalk© is co-presented by the City of South Miami, ChamberSOUTH, The Shops at Sunset Place and SOMI Magazine and sponsored in part by Buffalo Wild Wings, the First National Bank of South Miami, JES Communications, Massage Envy Spa, Miro’s Boutique, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, The Dog from Ipanema and Town Kitchen & Bar.