These Are The 9 Shows You Can’t Miss at Arsht Next Season
July 12, 2017
The Adrienne Arsht Center has been the cultural shell housing some of the best artistry to come to Miami for over 10 years now, and they’re not stopping. It’s our one-stop shop for traveling Broadway shows, world-class musicians, and everything in between. With over 5 performance spaces and the second-largest stage in the country, entertainment and Arsht have gone hand in hand since its inception. Their upcoming season is one of their best yet and we’re already getting excited for these can’t-miss shows. But guess what? Attend their ArtsLaunch celebration on Saturday, September 9th and buy your tickets without any handling fees.
The Book of Mormon
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century!” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” The nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is coming to Miami from November 28th – December 3rd. From the same minds that brought us “South Park,” The Book of Mormon is a game-changer for Miami’s musical theater lineup.
Entertainment Weekly has hailed him as one of the best stand-up comics alive and his three Netflix one-hour comedy specials are perfect representations of his extensive comedic genius. The Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian, who just recently starred on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll, is coming to the Arsht on Friday, September 29th. Expect a powerful storyteller who knows how to weave humor with real-life experiences where John Mulaney immediately becomes a beloved friend.
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
A member of New Orleans musical royalty, Jon Batiste is most popularly known for his nightly curating as Jon Stewart’s musical director. But the rest of the music world knows him as a funky, jazz prodigy and a pretty awesome performer to see on stage. He’ll be burning the stage up on December 15th with his talented backing crew, Stay Human.
The Legend of Zelda
If their Harry Potter symphony series wasn’t magical enough (which also returns on November 25th, by the way), they’ve taken it to the land where The Legend of Zelda lives. The concert’s five-movement symphony regales ears with Nintendo composer Koji Kondo’s original music, recalling moments of Link conquering dungeons, running through forests, and struggling to decide what color tunic to wear. See it on December 16th.
The Color Purple
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival and was hailed as a flory to behold. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph from February 27th to March 4th.
Since 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble has been at the core of Silkroad’s work in the arts, learning and cultural entrepreneurship. Under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma and representing dozens of nationalities and musical traditions, Silkroad musicians model new forms of cultural understanding through performances, workshops, and residencies. You’ll catch it April 23rd, 2018.
Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound
Through his Emmy Award winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain on February 13th, 2018.
An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, winner of the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year and the much-anticipated follow-up to his sensational 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Porter has time and again demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life, and you can see him March 2nd, 2018.
The longest-running American musical comes to Miami for a very special run from May 8th – 13th, 2018. Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.