Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson

January 14, 2022

Smokey & Me: A Celebration Of Smokey Robinson presented by The City of Aventura promises to be a “Night to Remember!” Starring Tony nominee Charl Brown, who received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Smokey in Motown:

The Musical, the show celebrates the life, music and career of acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet” with hits including “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “My Girl,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Oooh Baby Baby,” “Tracks of My Tears” and so many more.

The January 23, 2022 - 2:00 PM & January 23, 2022 - 7:00 PM performances are on sale at full capacity without physical distancing limitations. Ticket purchasers will be notified of up-to-date Health & Safety Guidelines prior to each individual performance.

Starring Tony nominee, Charl Brown
As the story goes, Smokey Robinson, a founder of Motown and one of the producers of Motown: The Musical, went backstage on opening night to look for Charl Brown, the handsome young actor who portrayed him in the show. When he found Charl backstage, he came up to him, smiled and simply said, “Hello, Me!”.

This delightful story became the inspiration for a spectacular show that celebrates the life, music and career of acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet”. Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Smokey is perfectly and uncannily captured by Charl Brown who won a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Smokey in Motown: The Musical.

Act One of this production celebrates Smokey’s story and many of his biggest hits…. ones he sang and ones he wrote, including: Shop Around, Mickey’s Monkey, Going to a Go-Go, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, My Girl, I Second that Emotion, Oooh Baby Baby, Tracks of my Tears and so many more.

Act Two explores the story of the actor who was fortunate enough to become Smokey every night in Motown: The Musical….taking you through Charl Brown’s Broadway history and hits, including songs from Hair, Jersey Boys, Pippin, Sister Act, The Wiz, and ending with a medley of Smokey’s iconic songs, Tears of a Clown and Being With You.

It’s going to be a night to remember, complete with multi-media support, a fantastic band, and where budget permits, backup singers. Your audience will just love “being with…Smokey & me”.

Venue
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has implemented a number of changes to ensure an enjoyable experience. Health & safety guidelines have been developed in conjunction with its management company, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and have been informed by guidance of public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines will be continuing to evolve as the environment changes and may be accessed on the venue’s web-site at: www.aventuracenter.org.

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