MIAMI — The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s (SMDCAC) 2013-2014 Season runs from next month through May with a broad array of outstanding performing artists presented in various venues at the center, 10950 S.W. 211 St. in Cutler Bay.
The center also offers a new Build Your Own Subscription Series on designated Main Stage Series productions. Patrons can buy a number of shows of their choice and receive up to a 20 percent discount and their choice of best seats available.
Tickets are available online at smdcac.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300.
The season’s Main Stage Series highlights in Dance include:
The Los Angeles-based acrobatic troupe Diavolo, with their South Florida premiere of Transit Space, a work inspired by the sport of skateboarding (Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., $10 – $50);
A modern ballet show by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a company founded by former Alvin Ailey stars Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson (Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $22.50 – $45); Also featured this season is a group of 22 youth, ages 10-20, from East Africa who bring the dance, music, and the Spirit of Uganda to South Florida (Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. $10 – $15; $5 tickets for ages 13 – 22 at CultureShockMiami.com).
Main Stage highlights in Theater include an SMDCAC produced show Bring It Home Miami – Viva Broadway! (Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $35 – $55 ); Godspell (Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m., $37.50–$70); The Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy (Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $25-$45).
Music highlights include Grammy-nominated Gregory Porter, official opening night event of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival (Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $25 – $46); Stanley Clarke performing with the Harlem String Quartet (Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $25 -$46); The Fisk Jubilee Singers, an African-American a cappella ensemble of students from Fisk University in Nashville, with members of the Coral Reef High School Chorale joining the group in singing Negro Spirituals (Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $10- $37.50); Take 6, celebrating its 25th anniversary year (Sunday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $10 -$50); Acclaimed piano player and vocalist Jon Batiste with his stellar band Stay Human (Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m., $25 – $46).
There’s more. This season the SMDCAC Cabaret Series features nine outstanding artistic groups in the intimate space of the black box theater.
The Family Series features three main stage shows and the return of the All Kids Included Family Festival, an action packed day of accessible arts experiences for children with and without disabilities. A brand new series called Black Creek Nights At South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will feature local bands.
Find much more at smdcac.org