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LOOKINGGLASS ALICE
Now through August 16

Perfect for Date Night! Family Night! Girls Night Out! You-Name-It Night! Experience this modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland when your favorite Wonderland characters defy gravity in this circus-infused marvel for all ages! Journey down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in Alice's magical world when the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House stage is transformed into an intimate 450-seat theater space. You will feel like you are in Wonderland with Alice - from every seat! Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 and $75. Don't miss the exclusive VIP White Rabbit Experience: Walk through the looking glass and get an insider's look at the magic of Lookingglass Alice! See first-hand how Wonderland comes to life with a special meet-and-greet with the cast, backstage tour, digital photo with cast members, limited edition Lookingglass Alice merchandise and more!

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.ArshtCenter.org
CINÉMATHÈQUE AT PAMM: LITTLE SENEGAL
Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

See Little Senegal at PAMM - by Rachid Bouchareb - Algeria/France/Germany, 2001, 98 Min. French & English with English subtitles. After working as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum for many years, Alloune decides to take a trip to the United States in hopes of reconnecting with the descendants of his ancestors who were taken and sold as slaves in the New World 200 years ago. Free with Museum admission. Space is limited - seating begins at 6:45 p.m.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-375-3000
http://www.PAMM.org/

Review: Unnecessary Farce

Most of the time one goes to the theatre where the producers promise that you will be inspired and/or you will ”think” about some important issue. But, the latest offering at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre offers none of that. Instead, it is proud to provide several hours of non-stop laughter and fun-filled performances. And, it delivers! There is no pretense at seriousness.
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CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA)
Thursday & Saturday, July 30 and August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The classic Cinderella-story, beloved the world over, is brought to life in this whimsical French romantic opera. Cendrillon (Cinderella) is an ethereal operatic production by French romantic master Jules Massenet based on the treasured fairytale Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper. Complete with sumptuous and varied musical styles, Massenet’s brimming score draws on influences from dramatic Wagnerian love-themes, supernatural Rossinian arpeggios, and fanciful Tchaikovsky-esque ballet sequences. You will delight in Massenet’s dreamy musical setting of the timeless glass slipper fairytale, reimagined by singers from the MSMF Opera Institute. Tickets are $15 and $20 at Miami Summer Music Festival.

Barry University
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
http://www.miamisummermusicfestival.com/cendrillon
DON GIOVANNI
Friday & Sunday, July 31 & August 2

Mozart's Don Giovanni is the dark and thrilling tale of a noble philanderer entangling comedy, drama, and romance en route to his ultimate karmic demise. MSMF Opera Institute singers take on this operatic favorite in a modern setting. A heavyweight in the operatic canon, Don Giovanni combines an outstanding ensemble-centric cast, high-flying vocal demands and exceptional character development with as score exuding a level of elegance and finesse that only Mozart could create. An intricate cast of characters entwine with Giovanni’s licentiousness, but ultimately Giovanni cannot escape fate, as past indiscretions catch up to him. Don Giovanni explores the vulgar, the sensual, the comical, and even the occult, in what is a complex, yet effortless, musical triumph. Miami Summer Music Festival performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Tickets are $15 and $20; parking is free.

Barry University
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
http://www.miamisummermusicfestival.com/albert-herring-1
GRAND OPENING SHOW - SATURDAY GIGANTIC
Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.,

The inaugural show at Villain Theater, the new home for Chicago-style improv comedy and sketch, will feature home grown talent and guest performers who are iO Chicago veterans Timmy Mayse and Cesar Jaime. Saturday Gigantic will showcase the Chicago-style of improvisation, which is more theatrical, with emphasis on emotional connection, collaboration and grounded scene work. The new performance space is a creative shared space and home to makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $15 at the door and discounted for advance purchase. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Villain Theater at MADE at the Citadel
8325 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
786-537-5430
villaintheater@gmail.com
HOLLYWOOD ARTSPARK EXPERIENCE: BAHIA
Saturday, August 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency will present the Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Bahia, a free family featuring Orkestra Rumpilezz. The 20-piece big band from Salvador makes their US debut, direct from the heart of Brazil's musical culture, headlining the night, with an opening set by Batuke Samba Funk joined by special guest Max Viana. Afro-Brazilian Orkestra Rumpilezz combines the percussive power of sacred Afro-Brazilian drumming with the beautiful brass sonorities, harmonic sweep and jolt of a big jazz orchestra. The ensemble, which won the Brazilian Music Award for Best New Artist and Best Instrumental Group in 2010, includes five percussionists, 14 brass and reed players – tuba, four trombones and baritone sax– and a Candomblé drum master who plays the tall wood atabaque hand drums. Organized by the Rhythm Foundation, the concert is free and open to the public. On-street parking in Downtown Hollywood is free and unlimited between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., and garage parking is available for $1 an hour in Municipal Garages.

Hollywood ArtsPark
1 Young Circle, Hollywood
305-672-5202
www.RhythmFoundation.com
I'LL EAT YOU LAST (A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS)
August 1 - 30

Hailed as the first female “super-agent,” Sue Mengers was the talk of the entertainment industry, representing stars like Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen and Cher. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm and a legendary wit. Now, you’re invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. I'll Eat You Last (A Chat with Sue Mengers at GableStage plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. (no 7 p.m. performance on August 2). Tickets Tickets range from $45 to $55 for general admission. Warning: This play contains profanity, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use, and gossip!

GableStage
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-445-1119 (Box office)
www.GableStage.org
UNNECESSARY FARCE
Through August 9

Actors' Playhouse will present Unnecessary Farce in its balcony theatre. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! This contemporary American farce is the final play of the season. In an economy hotel room, an embezzling mayor is about to meet his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s occupying which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking her clothes off. Unnecessary Farce is a dazzlingly funny new play, with one bit overtaking the next - a comic farce to be reckoned with. Tickets start at $40, and performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3.

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
305-444-9293 (Box Office)

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