A Sizzling Summer: At The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

June 30, 2022

Relive the thrill of seeing show business legends and get a glimpse of tomorrow’s stars in the making this summer at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

Talented summer campers from Miami-based LCA Performing Arts take the stage in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences. Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. When the monstrous Cruella De Vil and her bumbling henchmen plot to steal the puppies for her new fur coat, the Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue. Tickets are $20-$35.

Ivan Rutherford, whose acclaimed Broadway career includes thousands of performances playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, directs LCA Performing Arts summer camp students in Les Misérables School Edition on Sunday, August 7 at 3 p.m. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985 with one of the most memorable scores of all time. Featuring updated orchestrations based on the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival, Les Misérables School Edition delivers Victor Hugo’s classic tale. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by a police inspector. Tickets are $20-$39.

South Florida Legends presents The Ed Sullivan Variety Show on Saturday, August 13 at 3 and 8 p.m. As that legendary TV host might have said, this concert is “a really, big show,” featuring tributes to Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. An award winning cast that has performed all over the globe recreates all the hits of these iconic legends in a show for the ages. $49 and $59.

Summer Theater Camp 2022 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is offered in two sessions: June 27-July 22 and July 25 – August 19. Presented by the Broward Center and The Performance Project School of the Arts, each camp culminates in a performance at the Broward Center. Campers between ages 7 to 9 will perform Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. in Session 1 and Disney's Moana Jr. in Session II. Campers ages 10 to 14 will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. in the first session and Shrek The Musical Jr. in the second session.

Registration for Summer Camp is available online at https://www.aventuracenter.org/education/summer-theater-camp by phone at 954.414.6904 or by emailing registrar@browardcenter.org.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222, or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. Join the conversation, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @aventuracenter or #aventuracenter