The City of Miramar recently announced its 2015-2016 theatrical schedule for the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park. Boasting a state-of-the-art, 800-seat theater, the center will host a variety of performances that appeal to South Florida’s cultural diaspora.

“Get ready for a fantastic season,” says Valerie Norman Gammon, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Miramar, “We’ve scheduled shows and concerts that will most certainly appeal to our growing and diverse community.”

This year’s events at the cultural center will include, Hip Hop Summit, a performance by Svet, the electro hip-hop violinist and America’s Got Talent finalist who will introduce captivating new sounds by fusing classical training with hip hop, house and reggae.

The holiday season will include a Christmas concert by Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Smokie Norful, best known for his 2002 album I Need You Now and his 2004 release Nothing Without You. Norful will be joined by local children’s and adult choirs.

The center will showcase the African Children’s Choir as it sings an instrumentation of well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.

Also featured will be Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green. Interpreted by Columbia City Ballet, Off the Wall and Onto the Stage, is a unique production that depicts the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina through vibrant colors showcased by the imaginative choreography of William Starrett.

In May, award-winning jazz artist Rachelle Ferrell will sing many of her greatest hits in a Mother’s Day performance at the center.

For the children, the cultural center will feature, The Conch Fritters – Gumbo for Kids which serves to educate, entertain and enlighten children from K-8 with a lively stage performance introducing the youth to musical styles and a description of instruments from the tropics.

Miramar’s Mayor Wayne M. Messam said he’s excited about the cultural center’s upcoming performances.

“The Miramar Cultural Center has a lot to offer to the community, when you look at the history of performances at the Miramar Cultural Center you find something for everyone in the community. Without the cultural center, Miramar residents and visitors would not have the luxury of enjoying the arts and performances right in our back yard. Even when you look at not just the performances, but the programming for our youth and our kids, our cultural center is a venue that has the potential to bring the community together.”

To purchase tickets or to learn show times, please call 954.602.4500 or visit