Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson “BROADWAY WITH HEART” - Song, Dance & Pizazz
January 26, 2023
Friday February 3rd, 2023 At 7:30 p.m. At The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Tickets Are Available At The Box Office 305-466-8002 On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 90 Minutes Prior To Show
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Beloved husband and wife, song and dance team Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson return to the beautiful Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with Broadway with Heart, a funny, optimistic and touching love story. It is the story of a veteran showbiz couple who travel back in time to relive their favorite moments from every Broadway show they have seen or done, while revealing personal, backstage stories of their work and experiences with some of the giants of musical theatre.
In this new musical celebration of the best of Broadway, M&M and their dynamic cast from New York and Las Vegas, sing and dance their way through a history of classic musical numbers from hit Broadway shows like West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Hair and many more, while revealing personal, backstage stories of their work and experiences with some of the giants of musical theatre like famed Directors, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Joe Layton and Actor, Writer, Lyricist Jim Rado.
Native New Yorkers, Jackson and Kessler, affectionately known as M&M, share more than 30 years of producing, directing, writing, composing, choreographing and performing internationally from ballet to Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, the Las Vegas Strip to theatres and opera houses worldwide.
In addition to decades of international tours of their original shows, the couple have performed in Tommy Tune’s Broadway show, Grand Hotel, choreographed the Winter Olympics, the U.S. Pro Gymnastics tour and directed and choreographed the 30th Anniversary tour of the Hit Rock Musical Hair and many more.
Their career is a show business fairy tale that began in a professional ballet class in New York City. Melinda remembers, “Michael showed up in ballet class in boxing trunks, wristbands and basketball socks, walking on his hands with a bevy of females around him. At first, I wouldn’t give him the time of day. But it quickly became clear that we were so enchanted with one another, that Maggie Black, our teacher, would separate us at the ballet barre.”
Michael adds, “Once we began working together, singing, dancing and acting, we realized what a perfect fit we were. Our first show was at the humble 14th Street in New York City. Three months later, after a short winning streak on the TV show Star Search, we got married. We decided that from that point forward we would only accept work where we would be together. Ten months later we were playing sold out theatres and Opera Houses in our first of many European tours.”
Melinda is proud to be the great-granddaughter of United States President Theodore Roosevelt. Bully! Michael is proud to be the great-grandson of Russian Cantor Yacov Sanzofsky. Shalom!
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit M&M’s nonprofit M&M American Dance Theatre Works dedicated to promoting artistic collaboration, educational and cultural enrichment through exposure, mentorship and involvement in musical dance theatre.
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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street in Aventura, Florida 33180.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 330-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages.
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