South Florida Arts Scene

Single ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets at Broward Center on sale Monday


The Book of Mormon, the Tony Award-winning smash by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is the hottest Broadway musical coming to South Florida in the 2013-2014 season.

It plays the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 26-Dec. 22, but many of those tickets are spoken for by subscribers. Other fans get their shot on Monday, when single tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. at the box office at 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale or by calling 954-462-0222.

The show is about Mormon missionaries who wind up in Africa and find their ministry way wilder than expected. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (with some exceptions). Tickets, including fees, range from $52.51 to $182.31.


New website

Fans of the performing arts can do more than buy tickets on the new website recently rolled out by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. features videos, pictures and other information about upcoming performances and artists; shows views of the stage from every section of the Knight Concert Hall and Ziff Ballet Opera House; allows users to print tickets at home and buy, send or redeem online gift certificates, and integrates with Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Using information from previous searches, the site will also suggest performances a user might enjoy or point out chances to donate to certain programs.

Future upgrades are set to include a “My Account” section, live customer service chats, mobile ticket purchasing, paperless tickets and online ticket exchanges.

Hannah Sampson

Art talk

ARtTuesdays/MIAMI returns for its fifth season Tuesday with a panel discussion about Miami’s changing waterfront and its impact on civic life and public art. Moderated by Brandi Reddick of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, it’s from 6 to 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.

Panelists are Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R Studios, Leann Standish of Perez Art Museum Miami and Gillian Thomas of Miami Science Museum.

The event is open to the public, with a $10 donation suggested. RSVP at


Gospel Sundays

The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts has announced the lineup for its seventh Free Gospel Sundays concert series.

In the Oct. 27 kickoff concert, Gospel Hall of Famer John P. Kee will be joined by his New Life Community Choir.

Grammy nominee James Forturn and his F.I.Y.A. (Free in Yahweh’s Abundance) band are booked for Dec. 8.

On Feb. 16, Dottie Peoples, known as the “Song Bird of the South,” will perform with the Miami Mass Choir.

Grammy winner Israel Houghton and New Breed close out the series April 13.

All concerts are at 4 p.m. at the center’s John L. and James S. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Admission is free, but tickets are required. They can be reserved for the first concert beginning Sept. 17 at 305-949-6722 or

Kathy Martin

Freehand event

The Broken Shaker at the Freehand Miami presents The Drawing Room on Friday featuring sculptures and paintings by Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo (aka 131) . His site-specific video installation will start after sunset.

The Drawing Room, directed by Eunique Fowler and Dominique Breard, takes place on the second Friday of each month at 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach;, 305-531-2727.


MTC season

On the heels of its imaginative adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters last season, the Miami Theater Center is planning a world premiere by playwright-collaborators Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla, plus the return of their play The Red Thread as the kickoff of MTC’s main stage season.

The family-friendly Red Thread runs Nov. 20-Dec. 22, with the world premiere of Everybody Drinks the Same Water, a murder mystery set in 13th century Spain, for adult audiences April 30-June 1.

The company’s Sandbox Series features Theo Reyna’s Knowledge & Noise Nov. 1-16, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s Black Male Revisited Dec. 13-22, Juraj KojsSignals Feb. 14-March 1, Juan C. Sanchez’s Paradise Motel March 28-April 12 and Carlota Pradera’s Bare Bones June 13-28.

Movies programmed by O Cinema and a wide variety of workshops are part of the MTC’s offerings as well. The complex is at 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; 305-751-9550,

Christine Dolen

YoungArts on HBO

The Miami-based National YoungArts Foundation showcases three young South Florida musicians alongside jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in the new season of the Emmy-nominated HBO Family series YoungArts Masterclass.

The documentary, debuting Monday at 7:30 p.m., follows saxophonist Patrick Bartley (Dillard High School of the Arts), pianist Antonio Madruga (New World School for the Arts) and bassist Russell Hall (Dillard) as they prepare for Marsalis’ concert at Lincoln Center.


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