Performing Arts

YoungArts alumni to do cutting-edge ‘Carmen’

Young Arts’ India Carney.
Young Arts’ India Carney.

National YoungArts Foundation presents renowned opera director and multimedia mastermind Jay Scheib in a cutting-edge interpretation of Carmen, the classic Bizet opera, as part of the Outside The Box series. The world premiere is at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at YoungArts Plaza, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

Scheib, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and OBIE award-winning director, will work alongside a talented cast of YoungArts alumni for five interactive vignettes in a film with a site-specific live theater component. Cast members include: India Carney (2011, Theater, Voice + U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts); Aaron Casey (2011, Voice); D’Angelo Lacy (2005, Theater); Asia Stewart (2014, Theater); Wes Goodrich (2015, Theater); Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (2015, Music). Guests will be greeted with cigar rollers, rum punch and flamenco dancers. Carmen is free and open to the public. RSVP here:

Salon Series, a discussion with Scheib and the show’s cast, is 2 p.m. June 2 at Ted’s at YoungArts. Tickets for the panel are $35, $28 for members and $20 for students. Call 305-377-1149 with questions.


Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Finding Mona Lisa by local playwright Michael McKeever as the fifth production of the 2016-17 Mainstage season.

The historical piece explores the history of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting and its infamous past, which includes vandalism, theft, a journey to America, Napoleon’s bedroom and the Louvre.

The show will be the final selection of the company’s 29th anniversary season and will run from July 12 to Aug 13, 2017. This world premiere production joins four shows already secured by Actors’ Playhouse for the season. For the complete lineup, visit Season subscriptions are on sale and start at $175. Actors’ Playhouse is at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.


Miles Wilkin, COO and executive vice president of Key Brand Entertainment (parent company of Broadway Across America), is receiving a Special Tony Award on June 12 for his vision and leadership in building the nation’s most successful touring company.

Wilkin is on the board of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, owns a home in Miami Beach and is integral in bringing Broadway theater to Miami as well as to the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit


Broadway hit musical Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Broward Center June 15-16. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now. Broward Center is at 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit or call 954-462-0222 for more information.


▪ Robert Fontaine Gallery closed its space in Wynwood (2349 NW Second Ave., Miami) with the announcement of a new exhibition space two blocks south at 2121 NW Second Ave. The unveiling is set for July and will feature a revised program of emerging artists and a deepened focus on select modern and contemporary museum works. Robert Fontaine is showing local painter Jean-Paul Mallozzi’s work, alongside his international artists, at Scope Art Basel in Switzerland, June 14-19. For more information, call 305-397-8530 or visit

▪ ArtServe presents Catalyst, an all-media exhibition of select works from the Doing Business As … Artist Entrepreneurs collective (DBA) from June 1 to June 24. A gallery reception is 6 to 8 p.m. June 9. For eight years the Doing Business As … Artist Entrepreneurs collective (DBA) has presented an annual exhibition that showcases a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists and AEI alumni. Admission to the gallery is free for the show. More information is available at 954-462-8190 or AEI workshops will be held on four consecutive Saturdays in June and will include sessions that support artists as they grow their businesses. Participation in the monthlong AEI workshop is $100 and must be reserved in advance by calling 954-357-7502 or at ArtServe is at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

▪ Yo Miami is showcasing Kareem David Piper’s MFA thesis exhibition titled Metaxy and the Magic City through July 21 at the group’s Little Haiti gallery. Piper’s works reflect the contemporary human condition of existing in a transient state, and how that relates to the culture of Miami. His paintings are inspired by his time at Miami International University of Art & Design and the neighborhood surrounding his studio in downtown at 500 NE First Ave., Miami. To see the exhibit, go to Yo Space Gallery & Studios, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami, 1-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. For more information, visit

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