Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Miami's home for the performing arts!
Perhaps the one New York transplant South Floridians look forward to coming down for winter is the Broadway in Miami series. This season, Six kicks things off from October 25-30, a sort of Tron-meets-the-Renaissance featuring the six wives of Henry VIII singing high-tech remixes of their sordid tales. Disney’s Aladdin rings in the new year from January 3 - 8, full of songs you’ve been singing since second grade. Mega-musical Wicked comes to town from February 15 – March 5, followed by My Fair Lady from March 28 – April 2. The season wraps up with the eternally danceable Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Time of the Temptations from May 9 - 14.
One of the largest performing arts centers in the United States, the Arsht Center is actually a campus with various theaters within several block radius directly in the heart of the city of Miami. The Ziff Ballet Opera House is the largest of the trio of theaters, seating 2,400 people. This makes it the second largest performing arts stage in the U.S.—second only to New York City's Metropolitan Opera. Touring companies of Broadway shows, ranging from Hamilton to My Fair Lady, can be seen at this large venue. It's also home to the Florida Grand Opera's performances and several ballet companies. Adjacent to the Ziff, the 250-seat Carnival Studio Theater offers immersive and experimental black box theatrical performances. Across the street, the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall is a 2,200-seat theater typically used for symphonies and musical concerts.