We Can All Use A Laugh Right About Now
September 23, 2021
Sarge, Hotter than Ever
The old adage: laughter is the best medicine has a lot of truth to it and certainly we can all use a laugh right about now. So good news, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has a lineup ready to provide that laughter for many months to come. From Comedian Vic DiBitetto, to Sarge, who is “Hotter than Ever”, there is some amazing talent in store over the next few months. If Live Comedy isn’t your thing then there are a variety of other scheduled shows on sale now. From Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook, to Catapult Magic Shadows. The wide variety of shows over the next eight months are going to fill your soul and your heart with joy, something we have missed during the pandemic.
Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute featuring Debbie Taylor
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $40-$50
Following three years of sold out performances at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Debbie Taylor and Paul Stewart return with Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute. Taylor’s vocal warmth and tone are exceptionally reminiscent of Karen Carpenter and her seven-piece band brings to life the most authentic versions of memorable hits like “We've Only Just Begun,” “Close to You” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” plus seasonal favorites to kick-off the holidays.
Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide
Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $45-$49
The City of Aventura presents Emmy nominee Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway, as he unwraps Christmas from Ireland told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. The show includes heartwarming Irish carols like “Winter, Fire and Snow” and Gaelic versions of Christmas songs you will love such as "Oiche Ciuin" (“Silent Night”) and his own popular carol "Beyond the Star.” Classical Irish musicians join Michael onstage as well as dancers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
Sarge, Hotter than Ever – Stand Up Comedy Series
Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Black Box Productions’ Stand Up Comedy Series presents Sarge, the musical piano savant, amazing improvisational comedian and singer. From Radio City Music Hall to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game to entertaining our nation’s troops overseas, Sarge's side-splitting comedy, touching vocals and stunning display of dexterity as a pianist have wowed crowds for decades. Not only a hysterical stand-up comedian, Sarge sings in his own voice and in a dozen others including Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. He has performed with many of the biggest names in music including Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, Taylor Dayne and Donna Summer. This performance is not appropriate for children under 12.
A Tom Jones Christmas
Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Direct from Las Vegas, South Florida Legends presents Dave La Fame, the number one Tom Jones tribute artist in the world in a visually stunning holiday tribute. La Fame will perform cherished Tom Jones hits and Christmas favorites which capture the energy and glamour of the late '70s and early '80s. With its amazing dance routines by the Las Vegas Rockets, stage props, costume changes and more, this incredible show can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $45-$49
The City of Aventura rings in the new year with DIVAS3, three beautiful female singers with powerhouse voices that blend solid, top-notch vocals, backed by a four-piece band. This vibrant show spans four decades covering the ‘60s through the ‘90s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA and many more as it celebrates the greatest divas in music history. Individual members of the group have starred in shows on the Las Vegas Strip and appeared on NBC’s The Voice, The Winner Is and FOX’s American Idol.
Comedian Vic DiBitetto – Stand Up Comedy Series
Friday, January 7th. 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
January 7 - Vic DiBitetto
Black Box Productions’ Stand Up Comedy Series presents comedian Vic DiBitetto, known as the Italian Hurricane for his frenetic pace, holding no hostages and saying what others are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. An internet sensation with over 500 million video views worldwide and 1.2 million followers on social media, Vic DiBitetto has created many viral video characters such as Tony Gaga, That Guy, Frankie Pentangelli and Ticked Off Vic. His Yankee and Giant locker room satires are now legendary while his Bread and Milk video is like a Christmas Carol played yearly around the world. This performance is not appropriate for children under 12.
Shake Baby Shake
Saturday, January 8th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $45-$49
The City of Aventura presents Lance Lipinski and the Lovers featuring the Lovettes as they give an explosive performance showcasing the hits of the major artists of the '50s and '60s. From Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Doo wop, the teen idol influence, soul, surf, the British invasion and Motown, Shake Baby Shake brings back all the song styles from the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. The show also features the incredible Lovettes honoring the girl groups and other major female artists of the time such as the Andrews Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, Lavern Baker, Connie Francis, The Ronettes, The Supremes, Etta James and more.
Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook
Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
South Florida Legends presents North America’s premier tribute to Carole King performed by Suzanne O Davis. Sharing the history of the blockbuster hits, Davis channels King at the piano and her comfortable stage presence in a performance that has played to sold-out houses in the U.S. and Canada.
Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience by the Guthrie Brothers
Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Black Box productions presents this tribute featuring startling authenticity in an "unplugged" acoustic style starring The Guthrie Brothers. The New York-based siblings enjoy a perfect blend of harmonies after years of singing together and have perfected their tribute to Simon & Garfunkel after first hearing their music and knowing they had a natural and almost spiritual connection to it.
Disco Divas: A Tribute to Diana Ross, The Supremes and Donna Summer
Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $55-$65
South Florida Legends presents this triple whammy tribute to Diana Ross, the Supremes and Donna Summer. The music of Donna Summer ignites the stage with hits such as "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff," "She Works Hard For The Money" and "On the Radio.” Having portrayed Ross to rave reviews all over the world, Latraia Savage will have audiences dancing in the aisles with favorites including "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," and "You Keep Me Hangin' On."
The Bronx Wanderers
Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $60-$65
Back by popular demand after a sold out concert, The City of Aventura presents The Bronx Wanderers in a trip back in time fueled by high-octane ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s Rock ‘N’ Roll. Tap into the infectious energy of the music that skyrocketed classics like American Graffiti, Happy Days and A Bronx Tale to immediate success. With incredible vocals and musicianship, and a genuine love of the music they perform, the Bronx Wanderers tell the stories and songs of a generation as they recreate the magic of the era in an evening of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing in the aisle.
Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The City of Aventura presents Charl Brown, who received a Tony Award® nomination for his portrayal of Smokey in Motown: The Musical, in a celebration of the life, music and career of acclaimed singer songwriter Smokey Robinson. Brown delivers all the hits including "Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "My Girl," "I Second that Emotion," "Oooh Baby" and "Tracks of my Tears" that once moved Bob Dylan to call Robinson America's "greatest living poet."
Jay and the Americans
Friday, January 28th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The City of Aventura presents Jay and the Americans performing their popular hits “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Walkin’ in the Rain,” “Only in America,” “She Cried” and more. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. The Americans features three original members, Sandy Deanne, Marty Sanders and Howie Kane, with Jay Reincke, the powerhouse lead vocalist and Chicago native who has fronted the group for the past 13 years.
The Everly Brothers Experience
Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Black Box Productions presents The Everly Brothers Experience with the Zmed Brothers in a performance that celebrates the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers’ legacy. In The Everly Brothers Experience, the duo honors both the aesthetics of this iconic sound and the important role the Everly Brothers pioneered in the Rock N' Roll movement. The sons of singer/dancer/actor Adrian Zmed and a second-grade teacher, the brothers continuously strive to pay homage to their personal roots by infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment and contextual education in their performance.
Piano Man: A Billy Joel Tribute
Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
South Florida Legends presents Mark Anthony as he joyously plays homage to Billy Joel, one of America's most beloved icons since releasing his first hit song “Piano Man” in 1973. Hailing from New York, like Joel himself, Anthony and his band have recreated the look and sound of Joel to perfection, leaving audiences in a "New York State Of Mind" long after they leave the concert.
ABBA MANIA Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $50-$55 The City of Aventura presents ABBA MANIA, an incredible sing-along performance of uplifting dance songs and timeless tunes such as "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," "Mamma Mia," "The Winner Takes It All," "Super Trouper," "Fernando," "Take A Chance On Me" and many more. The two-hour concert recreates ABBA's sound perfectly and respectfully for longtime fans and a new generation who never had the opportunity to see the original group live.
Splish Splash: The Music of Bobby Darin
Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The City of Aventura presents Las Vegas showman Ron Gartner celebrating the music, life and times of Bobby Darin with 23 great songs and a swinging band. The backstage stories of this entertainment phenomenon - teen idol, singer-songwriter, movie star and nightclub performer – honor the legacy of the swingiest guy who ever put on a tux. Hits including "Mack The Knife," "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover," "Beyond The Sea," and "Clementine" cover everything from Darin's Rock 'N' Roll days to his legendary Evening at the Copa.
Catapult - Magic Shadows
Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The City of Aventura presents America's Got Talent finalist Catapult in a magical, captivating show for the whole family. Amazing dancers create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us in a kaleidoscope of colorful storytelling full of laughs, emotions and miraculous transformations. In cinematic scenes Vivaldi's Four Seasons springs to life and dancers transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter.
Portrait of a Queen: CeCe Teneal Celebrates Aretha Franklin
Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The sounds of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin will be brought to life when the City of Aventura presents award-winning songstress CeCe Teneal in a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Franklin's 50-year musical career. Teneal flawlessly performs all the hits such as "Chain of Fools," "Natural Woman" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Jazz & Blues Florida called "A tribute to Aretha Franklin, done right and righteously!"
Bee Gees NOW!
Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Bee Gees NOW presented by South Florida Legends delivers a dynamic, interactive and thoroughly entertaining live tribute to the multi-platinum kings of disco. The concert blends the Bee Gees songbook of beautiful love ballads and dance fever hits that made the band a musical sensation.
Broadway With Heart
Saturday March 26th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
M&M American Dance Theatre presents Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson as they sing and dance their way through the classic numbers from some of Broadway's most enduring hits including Kiss Me Kate, Hair, Fiddler On The Roof, A Chorus Line, Chicago, West Side Story and Phantom Of The Opera. Inspired by legendary Broadway composers Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch, the duo also recreates numbers from great choreographers Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett and Bob Fosse. With more than three decades performing internationally, they share backstage stories from their work and experiences with some of the giants of musical theater.
This is Elton, The Tribute
April 2nd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.
In this sing-along, visually stunning concert, This is Elton, The Tribute features hit after hit with such songs as: "Rocket Man," "Candle In The Wind," "Saturday Night's Alright," "Levon," "Philadelphia Freedom" and many more. South Florida Legends presents the concert that has been selling out to standing ovations all over the world with audiences believing they are in the presence of the one and only... Sir Elton John.
Saturday May 7th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world's most revered singers of all time Whitney Houston, Latraia Savage commands the stage in a special performance presented by South Florida Legends. The two-hour production features breathtaking vocals, accompanied by Savage’s fabulous six-piece band and dancers, filling audiences with joy, nostalgia and wonderment in a heartfelt musical journey through Houston's greatest hits including: "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "How Will I Know," "One Moment in Time," "I Have Nothing," "Run to You," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "Greatest Love of All" and "I'm Every Woman."
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.
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 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.
Please note that not all shows scheduled for the 2021-22 season are currently on sale and additional performances will be added throughout the season.
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.
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 website.