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YoungArts Week brings top teen talent to town


The 33rd edition of YoungArts Week, the National YoungArts Foundation’s annual celebration of creative talent, kicks off in Miami Monday. The 171 high school students picked from 11,000 applicants to participate in classes, workshops and performances include 30 from Florida and 16 from Miami-Dade.

The public is invited to attend nightly performances and exhibits as well as Saturday night’s culminating Backyard Ball at YoungArts’ Bacardi Building campus at 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit for a full schedule and tickets.

Casting news

• End of the Rainbow, the Peter Quilter play with music about Judy Garland to be staged by David Arisco at Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables Jan. 17-Feb. 9, will star Kathy St. George as Garland, Colin McPhillamy as her friend and pianist, Michael Laurino as her young fiancé and Terry M. Cain in various roles; 305-444-9293,

• Director Stuart Meltzer has cast Nicholas Richberg as John Wilkes Booth, Gabriel Zenone as Charles Guiteau, Nick Duckart as Leon Czolgosz, Henry Gainza as Giuseppe Zangara, Chris Crawford as Lee Harvey Oswald, Chaz Mena as Samuel Byck, Clay Cartland as John Hinckley Jr., Lindsey Forgey as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Irene Adjan as Sara Jane Moore in Zoetic Stage’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins Jan. 30-Feb. 23 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Carnival Studio Theater; 305-444-9293,

• Five-time Emmy Award winner Heather Tom (Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless) will appear in the Jack Heifner play Vanities, about a trio of Texas cheerleaders, March 26-30 as part of producer Matthew Lombardo’s WinterStage Season at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse; 954-462-0222,

Visual arts

• The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, featuring images by 40 artists including Ansel Adams, Chuck Close and Andy Warhol, is on view through March 23 at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave., West Palm Beach;

• The opening reception for Beatriz Monteavaro: Ouroboros and Sara Woolfalk: Chimera is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami;

• The Wolfsonian-FIU presents a free screening of the 2005 Italian film La Seconda Notte di Nozze (The Second Wedding) at 7 p.m. Friday at the museum, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1001,

Briefly noted

• Emily Skinner, whose Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, Side Show and The Full Monty, kicks off the 2014 Broadway Vocalist Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Thursday with her solo show Broadway Her Way. Tickets are $39.50; 877-311-7469,

• The sister-brother duo of pianist Jamila Tekalli and violinist Suliman Tekalli will present a free mini-concert and talk at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gato Gallery, Barry University, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, and a full recital ($20, $15 seniors, $10 students) at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay;

• Story Time with Orchestra Miami, a family-friendly 45-minute concert, will be presented at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, as part of Family Day on Aragon; 305-603-8067.

• The Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series, supported by a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant, is seeking projects for its 2014-2015 series. Performing artists in any discipline are invited to submit proposals by 6 p.m. Feb. 14, with winners announced in July;

• Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest, hosts a juried art festival featuring works by 65 artists Saturday and Jan. 12;

Christine Dolen, Jordan Levin, Kathy Martin and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report.

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