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3385 NE 188th St., Aventura, FL



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The Best of Bond: A James Bond Musical Tribute


Come dressed to "kill or be killed" as the South Florida Ballet & Theater Present, The Best of Bond: A James Bond Musical Tribute. Starring Sean Patrick Kennedy and the lovely and talented Honey Cuddle. Your MI-6 mission? Bring a date, then take aim at a night of musical adventure with everyone's favorite secret straight up with a twist! Enjoy the music of Adele, Lulu, Tom Jones, Sam Smith, Shirley Bassey and Paul McCarthy, as we feature 007's songbook hits like "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever," 'Skyfall," "Thunderball," "Live and Let Die" and more! You can "Die Another Day," but don't miss this immersive musical, dance show, that's perfect for Bond fans, secret agents, date night and anyone looking to be both shaken AND stirred! All individuals must have a ticket.


• Sat 9/7/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 9/7/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Wizard of Oz


Dorothy and her dog Toto go on an adventure to Oz and meet a cast of characters along the way. The musical is based on the 1939 movie and contains both the Harold Arlen/ E.Y. Harburg songs made famous in the movie and new songs written for the 2011 stage version by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.


• Sun 9/8/19 at - 11:00 AM

The Vagina Monologues

Staged Reading,Play

A smash-hit play by Eve Ensler, "The Vagina Monologues" is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. This special reading supports V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.


• Sat 10/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle


Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Sliver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower's dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper's timeless tale about hard work, determination, and loyalty. Tickets include complimentary pre-show activities and a post-show snack! Click Here to SAVE with a subscription, or call 954.468.3280. Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and under at the AutoNation Box Office. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket.


• Sat 10/19/19 at - 1:00 PM
• Sat 10/19/19 at - 11:00 AM

New World Dance Ensemble


The New World Dance Ensemble will perform an exciting and varied program with works by Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Eduardo Vilaro, Jessica Lang, and more. From flamenco to modern and contemporary ballet, this program of works by prominent professional choreographers and danced by the vibrant talent of the New World Dance Ensemble is engaging for all ages.


• Fri 11/1/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Long Run

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Country,Rock

The Long Run is a hard-working tribute act, direct from Los Angeles, dedicated to faithfully recreating the timeless music of The Eagles. Formed in 1999 by a group of well-rounded professional musicians, the Long Run has earned its place among top-drawing tribute acts and is regarded as one of the finest Eagles tributes in the world.


• Sat 11/9/19 at - 8:00 PM

An Evening at the Copacabana

Variety Show,World

Experience the Latin rhythms of yesteryear and today in An Evening at the Copacabana: An American and Latin Extravaganza. Featuring a core of professional dancers, a dynamic Cuban vocalist, award-winning Latin Ballroom couples, Argentinian guachos, and traditional Spanish Flamenco dancers, An Evening at the Copacabana showcases music from around the world including songs made famous by Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Miranda, Desi Arnaz, Sammy Davis Jr., Count Basie, Perez Prado and other greats including Miami's own Gloria Estefan, and the Spanish guitar styles of Carlos Santana.


• Sat 11/16/19 at - 8:00 PM

Miami International Piano Festival presents: Pietro De Maria

Classical (Solo Vocal)

"When Pietro De Maria puts his hands on the piano, it comes spontaneously to revive an old definition: he is a poet of the keyboard." Lorenzo Arruga, II Giornale. After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in other prestigious international piano competitions. Revealing a precocious talent, he won First Prize at the Alfred Cortot International Piano Competition in Milan at the age of 13. He graduated from the Conservatory of Venice and continued his studies at the Conservatory of Geneva, where he obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosité with the highest honors. De Maria has been acclaimed for his live performances and recordings, which include the complete works of Chopin. "...these are among the finest of all Chopin discs, easily excelling recordings by almost all the most celebrated names in the catalogue." Bryce Morrison, International Piano. Not suggested for children under 10 years of age.


• Sun 11/17/19 at - 5:00 PM

Armando Droulers: Claude Monet- The Quintessential Impressionist

Art Talk,Talks/Lectures

Claude Monet- The Quintessential Impressionist Claude Monet was one of the creators of Impressionism and one of the most convinced and constant in his creative output. It was one of his paintings that gave Impressionism its name. He painted in series the ephemeral effects of nature and the hardships he suffered never deterred him from that pursuit. Armando Droulers is an art historian, educator, lecturer, and consultant. He studied at Bard College, Academia de Arte Federico Brandt, New World School of the Arts and The University of Florida. He lectures on art and culture at museums, universities, schools, cultural centers, corporate events and cruise ships. He has lived in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States and speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.


• Tue 11/19/19 at - 7:30 PM

Bobby Slayton

Stand Up Comedy

A true comic's comic, Bobby Slayton is best known for his title as "the Pit Bull of Comedy." He has been performing his own intense style of standup comedy for 25 years becoming one of the best known and most energetic comedians on the road.


• Fri 11/22/19 at - 8:00 PM

Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

It's Yesterday Once More when Debbie Taylor and her seven-piece band bring the unforgettable, exquisite music of The Carpenters to the stage. The warmth and tone of Debbie's vocals are so reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, at times you'll think you're listening to Karen herself. This talented and accomplished group brings to life the most authentic versions of the songs, performing many memorable hits like "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." The concert is accompanied by a multi-media slide show.


• Sun 11/24/19 at - 2:00 PM

Working Woman (Israel, 2018)


This Israeli drama tells the story of a woman contending with various challenges both at home and in the workplace, including unwanted advances from her boss.


• Tue 12/3/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Nutcracker

Classical Dance,Holiday

The classic holiday tale of a girl and her magical doll is brought to life through dance.


• Thu 12/5/19 at - 10:30 AM
• Fri 12/6/19 at - 10:30 AM

The Italian Jewish Christmas Show!

Stand Up Comedy

Nunziata joins Comedy Central comedian Jessica Kirson for a night of music and comedy like you've never experienced before. Jessica is the nationally touring tour-de-force comedian who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The View, HBO's Crashing and recently featured in the movie 'The Comedian with Robert DeNiro'. She also just finished taping her one-hour Comedy Central Special that will be premiering soon. Will and Anthony bring their trademark lyrical tenor voices and two-part harmonies to Christmas classics, Italian songs as well as hits from Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli and beyond. The brothers are all-around entertainers trained in improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. "The Italian Jewish Christmas Show!" will make you realize just how crazy your family is during the Holidays! And tonight, we're all family! This event may include adult language and content.


• Sat 12/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Gavin Creel


Actor, singer and songwriter Gavin Creel was nominated for the 2009 TONY® Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and also received a 2009 Distinguished Performance Award nomination by the Drama League for his star turn as Claude in the hit Broadway Revival of 'Hair.' Creel garnered his first Tony® nomination for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' in 2002. In tandem with his success as an actor, Creel has garnered a mainstream following playing his own sold-out shows at famed London venues such as The Pigalle Club and Ronnie Scott’s, as well as New York’s Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and Arlene’s Grocery.


• Sun 1/5/20 at - 7:00 PM

The Bronx Wanderers

Pop,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock

Beginning in the Bronx as a father-son Dion tribute band, The Bronx Wanderers exploded on the scene big-time in 2008. As their fame increased so did their set-list, that now includes tributes to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, The BeeGees, Rascals, KC & the Sunshine Band, Tommy James, Bob Seeger and the Brooklyn Bridge.


• Fri 1/10/20 at - 8:00 PM

The Pout Pout Fish: Family Fun Series


Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this new musical adventure. Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down. This brand new production is being co-conceived, directed and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios. Tickets include complimentary pre-show activities and a post-show snack! Click Here to SAVE with a subscription, or call 954.468.3280. Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and under at the AutoNation Box Office. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket.


• Sat 1/11/20 at - 11:00 AM
• Sat 1/11/20 at - 1:00 PM

By the Grace Of God


By the Grace Of God is a five-piece hardcore band from Kentucky.


• Tue 1/14/20 at - 7:30 PM

Steve Trash


Steve Trash is an illusionist and kids eco-entertainer.


• Fri 1/17/20 at - 10:00 AM
• Fri 1/17/20 at - 11:30 AM

Judy Gold

Stand Up Comedy

Emmy Award winning actress and comedian Judy Gold is best known as the star of the critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit show, '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,' for which she was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. You've seen her on 'The View,' 'Ugly Betty,' HBO's 'At the Multiplex with Judy Gold,' Tru TV's 'The Smoking Gun' and hosting Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.'


• Fri 1/17/20 at - 8:00 PM


Experimental/Perf. Art

Cirquesco combines the magical artistry of a European circus with the flirtatious camp of burlesque to draw the audience into an intimate cabaret evening of song, dance, humor and mind-blowing acrobatics.


• Sat 1/18/20 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 1/18/20 at - 8:00 PM

Miami International Piano Festival presents: Jorge Luis Prats


"A Cuban marvel: Jorge Luis Prats: the best pianist you haven't heard of, this master pianist is unlike any other" BBC Music Magazine Hailed as a long-lost virtuoso in the grand tradition, Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats' 2007 concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts under the auspices of the Miami International Piano Festival was recorded in the VAI label. Its was the release of this live performance that reawakened great interest in his career and resulted in invitations to perform at the Verbier Festival, and in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw for four consecutive years of an overwhelming response. Not suggested for children under 10 years of age.


• Sun 1/19/20 at - 5:00 PM


Reggae,Rap/Hip Hop

The Hasidic singer-sonwriter Matisyahu stands out like no other. This lyricist, MC and beatboxer explores traditional Jewish themes and spirituality by mixing in ever-more exploratory journeys into reggae, rock and hip-hop beatboxing sounds. His second album, "Youth" was nominated for a Grammy and his third, "Light" reached the top of the reggae charts. His latest release, "Undercurrent," is a more personal, musically thematic eight song cycle.


• Wed 1/22/20 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 1/23/20 at - 8:00 PM

The Second City: Laughing For All The Wrong Reasons

Stand Up Comedy

" A temple of satire" - TIME For over fifty-five years, the Second City has taken its act on the road, performing social and political satire. This time, The Second City is Laughing For all the Wrong Reasons. The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules in this all-new, all hilarious revue that will leave you laughing... and questioning your existence--but you're guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what's funny! Starring the next generation of comedy superstars, there are abut a bazillion right reasons to not miss this show! Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest.


• Fri 1/24/20 at - 8:00 PM

The Four Seasons' Charles Calello & His Big Band


Jersey Boy Charles Calello and his 17 Piece Big Band pays Tribute to The 4 Seasons and More 100 Billboard Chart Hits - 15 Grammy Nominations - Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductee (as a 4 Season) Charles Calello, is a former member of the 4 Seasons and Music Arranger for most of the group's top ten hits. Calello leads a 17 piece band and two singers to perform many of the hit songs he helped create: Walk Like a Man, Dawn (Go Away) Let's Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, My Eyes Adored You and Swearing to God. This nationally acclaimed hit-maker takes you on a tour that mingles highlights of his career by performing his original arrangements for top artists on hit songs, such as: Sweet Caroline, (with Neil Diamond), My Heart Belongs to Me (with Barbra Streisand), After the Lovin' (with Engelbert Humperdinck), Southern Nights (with Glen Campbell), Queen of Hearts (with Juice Newton), Native New Yorker (with Odyseey).


• Sat 1/25/20 at - 8:00 PM

G. Nelson Bass III, Ph.D., J.D.: The Presidency - Past and Future


The Presidency - Past and Future Political Scientists have utilized a variety of methodologies and tools to explain the shifting power of the presidency and the ways in which we analyze presidential success and failure. This talk will examine some of the most influential studies and discuss recent trends that may alter the way we study the presidency moving forward. G. Nelson Bass III was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2014-2015, and was a finalist for the Faculty of the Year Award at the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Student Life Achievement Awards. In 2012, Bass and several dedicated students created the Nova International Relations Association, which serves as NSU's Model United Nations Team. He is the Managing Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Class, Race and Corporate Power, and his own research focuses on the ways in which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) interact with U.S. foreign policy abroad.


• Tue 1/28/20 at - 7:30 PM

Latrice Royale

Sketch Comedy,Stand Up Comedy,Improv,Solo Performance,Burlesque,Gay and Lesbian

Known best for her appearance on Ru Paul's Drag Race, California native Latrice Royale is a female impersonator.


• Sat 2/1/20 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 2/1/20 at - 9:30 PM

The Diary of Anne Frank


It has been 75 years since Anne Frank was given a diary by her father. Revisit this poignant classic yourself and share it with the young people in your life. You’ll be inspired by the hope of a young girl who in the midst of the Holocaust could write: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart… if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”


• Thu 2/6/20 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 2/7/20 at - 10:30 AM

The Diary of Anne Frank: Smart Stage Matinee Series


In 1941 Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where her family is concealed. With fear of discovery ever present, Anne finds solace writing in her diary, capturing the daily lives of the secret annex's inhabitants - from the horrors of war to the excitement of first love - with wit, determination, and idealism. With a multicultural cast, National Players brings the true story of this incredibly insightful young girl that is often read in school to the stage in hopes of inspiring the next generation to stand up for justice rather than sit back in apathy. Recommended grade levels: 7-10 Curriculum: Language Arts I Social Studies To purchase tickets for GROUPS of 10 or more, contact the Group Sales Team at 954.660.6307 or email Single Tickets are limited or no longer available for this event. Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and unde


• Fri 2/7/20 at - 10:30 AM

Lillias White


Lillias White is an award-winning American singer and actress who has brought to life iconic roles in shows like "Cats," "Chicago," "Fela!" and more. She also voiced the character Calliope in Disney's "Hercules" and won an Emmy for her work on "Sesame Street."


• Sun 2/9/20 at - 7:00 PM

Forever Tina

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,R&B/Soul,Pop,Rock

Forever Tina is a Tina Turner tribute group headed up by vocalist Suzette Dorsey.


• Thu 2/13/20 at - 8:00 PM

America's Sweethearts


America’s Sweethearts is a New York City-based trio of women who celebrate “history through harmony”, singing music from 1860-1970 in intricate, 3-part harmony. The ladies that make up The Sweethearts have performed in Broadway national tours, at Lincoln Center, on television (NBCs The Sing-Off, Sunny Side Up Show, The Travel Channel’s Big Time RV), on the high seas, and countless other venues around the globe.


• Fri 2/14/20 at - 8:00 PM

Mutts Gone Nuts

Animals,Children's Theatre,Sketch Comedy

Gags, juggling, and trained dogs (yes, trained dogs) make this one of the wackiest shows that you have ever experienced. Veteran entertainers Scott and Joan Houghton attempt to match wits with their hilarious pack of pooches in a comedy dog thrill show that will leave you howling for more.


• Sat 2/15/20 at - 1:00 PM
• Sat 2/15/20 at - 3:30 PM

Betty Buckley


Actress/singer Betty Buckley has starred in numerous theatrical productions and has made appearances in film and television, but she is perhaps best known for her Tony award-winning role as Grizabella in the Broadway version of 'Cats.'


• Wed 2/19/20 at - 8:00 PM