Spring Into Enjoying Great Entertainment: Hilarious Comedy, Heartwarming Cinema, Unforgettable Music And Jaw-Dropping Magic
February 23, 2023
In the Spring an arts lover’s fancy turns to thoughts of hilarious comedy, heartwarming cinema, unforgettable music and jaw-dropping magic which can all be found this March as Becky O'Brien Celebrates the Music of Judy Garland.
The City of Aventura Presents The Beat Goes On Starring Lisa McClowry as Cher on Friday, March 3rd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. This international touring show features American Singer/Actress Lisa McClowry as the “Goddess Of Pop” in her one woman Broadway-style live stage show. The concert features Cher's hits spanning from the '60s to now including "I Got You Babe," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "I Found Someone," "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Woman's World," "Welcome to Burlesque," "Believe" and ABBA songs from her Dancing Queen Album. The Beat Goes On features a live band, video, multiple costume changes, dynamic dialogue, humor and fun-filled audience participation. Tickets are $53-$57.
The City of Aventura Presents The Latin Divos as they add their Latin flair to “Divo-ise" Latin pop, traditional opera and timeless classics on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at 8 p.m. The Miami-based trio has performed in prestigious theaters and venues in the U.S., Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Panama and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Latin music. Their newly-released album, Forever Classics, contains audience favorites such as "Hallelujah," "Caruso," "O sole mio" and "Quizas Quizas." Born and raised in Cuba, where music and arts vibrate on every corner, it's no wonder that The Latin Divos have quickly captured the attention and hearts of audiences around the world. Tickets are $50-$55.
The Aventura International Film Series continues with EO, the winner of the 2022 Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. A gray donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, EO begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside in a journey marked by absurdity and warmth in equal measure. Legendary Filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, placing the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist. Not Rated, the film is presented in Polish, Italian, French and Spanish with English subtitles. The Aventura International Film Series, presented by the City of Aventura, is hosted by Shelly Isaacs who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Screenings are general admission with the lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Presents Chipollino, a two-act ballet on Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.This fun and enjoyable ballet is adapted for American audiences with music by Karen Khachaturian and under the artistic direction of Vladimir Isaaev, who also choreographed. Based on a fairy tale by Gianni Rodari, the story tells the adventures of a group of fruits and vegetables living within The Town of Limonia where little green onion Chipollino and her friends Ms. Carrot and Ms. Daysi live funny adventures. Naughty Chipollino steps on the foot of Prince Lemon and his father Chipollone is taken to prison by mistake. At the castle, Ms. Cherry and her beautiful flower friends help him liberate his beloved father but not before facing a series of mischievous and risky moments. Tickets are $40.
Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! Presents Chris Ruggiero on Friday, March 10th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. If you love songs like "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "My Cherie Amour," "One" & "This Magic Moment," you'll relish an evening spent with Ruggiero and his unique interpretations of those and more that are vocal triumphs featuring brand new orchestrations by Pop-Rock Legend Charlie Calello. Ruggiero, who has also collaborated with Legendary Pop Stars such as Darlene Love, The Cyrkle & Peter Noone, takes his audiences on a journey through the golden age of rock and roll and breathes new life into the timeless music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Tickets are $49-$59.
The City of Aventura Presents an evening of the impossible with Mike Super Magic & Illusion: Third Time’s a Charm! on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This bigger and better show features some all new, never before seen magic, along with a few new twists on some old favorites. Super’s imaginary friend Desmond is again summoned and this time causes a table to float out over the audiences' heads and around the audience. Audiences should be careful what they text as Super impossibly predicts information on their cellphones. Except for one bewildered spectator, Super turns the entire audience into magicians by letting them in on the secret of having the power to read minds. Called “truly unbelievable” by Ellen DeGeneres, Super has been seen on her show as well as America's Got Talent, NBC's Phenomenon and Penn & Teller's Fool Us. Tickets are $42-$47 with $25 student tickets for 18 and under and $5 lap tickets for children 12 months and younger.
Gelb Productions, LLC. Presents An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 and Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Described by the Miami New Times as "tremendous, zen-like and enlightening," Matisyahu performs a stripped back acoustic show with his long-time friend, collaborator and Local Guitarist Adam Weinberg. Presented in his repertoire’s most raw form, Matisyahu allows his voice and beatboxing, paired with inventive guitar arrangements, to expand through lyrical intensity and musical improvisation. This format naturally digs deep into the meaning of the song itself, and lays Matisyahu's spiritual journey bare, bringing a closeness to the artist-fan relationship. Tickets are $60 with $120 VIP Tickets that include premium seating in the first two rows.
The 2023 Stand-Up Comedy Series Presented by the City of Aventura culminates with the family-friendly, clean and hilarious comedy of Henry Cho on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Heard daily on Sirius XM Blue Collar Radio and Pandora, Cho is a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry and his one-hour Comedy Central Special, What's That Clickin Noise? is currently on Netflix. Cho was co creator, co producer and co writer of The Henry Cho Show on GAC in addition to his two-year stint as host of NBC's Friday Night Videos. His many other television appearances include numerous sitcoms, NBC's The Tonight Show, CBS's The Late, Late, Show and NBC's Young Comedians Special. The evening begins with a performance by Singer-Songwriter Vanessa Le Grand. Tickets are $52-$57.
Following sold-out shows, South Florida Legends Presents Bee Gees NOW back by popular demand on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Taking the audience on a masterful musical journey, the concert delivers the Bee Gees songbook of beautiful love ballads and dance fever hits that made the Gibb Brothers a musical sensation. This international touring tribute has been performing to standing ovations and sending audiences dancing in their seats throughout the show. Tickets are $49-$59.
Miami International Piano Festival Presents Reed Tetzloff (U.S.) on Sunday March 26th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The program of Sonatas features Works by Berg (Sonata Op. 1) Ives (Three-Page Sonata), Beethoven (Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53 "Waldstein") and Brahms (Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5). In a review of a September 2021 concert, South Florida Classical Review reported, “Tetzloff's reading of Beethoven's Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 was deeply reflective and illuminating. This first Sonata of Beethoven's late period finds its creator in his most experimental and striking mode….Played with expansive range and luminous tone…Tetzloff captured the music's stillness and pathos. There was boisterous spirit and rhythmic buoyancy in the final Allegro. The fungal voices were fully transparent under Tetzloff's agile fingers." Lecturer in residence Professor Frank E. Cooper offers a pre-concert introduction. Not suggested for children under 12 years of age. Tickets are $45-$55.
The City of Aventura presents Over The Rainbow: Becky O'Brien Celebrates the Music of Judy Garland on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. O'Brien has met with great critical acclaim from her many performances at the London Palladium, as a finalist on Britain's Got Talent and with a hugely successful Off Broadway run of A Garland For Judy. Broadway World reported, "The audience was awed. Each note that came from her tiny frame soared. O'Brien exuded in her words a trait she shares with her inspiration for the show, Garland… a glass half full optimism." Tickets are $50-$55.
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