MIAMI (Sept. 11, 2019) – The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center invites patrons to experience its upcoming selection of Cabaret performances, which will include standout performances from rising jazz stars, instrumentalists and dancers.
All Cabaret shows will take place inside SMDCAC’s Black Box Theater. Unlike other performing arts halls, the Black Box Theater has an intimate 130-person capacity and is designed to make audiences feel part of the show, while simultaneously providing patrons with a display akin to any other main-stage venue.
For those interested in attending multiple shows, a Cabaret Package is available for purchase. Patrons who purchase five shows or more will receive a 20 percent discount. Tickets can be purchased at SMDCAC.org or by calling the Box Office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.
SMDCAC Cabaret Series (in date order)
• KATE DAVIS Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m.
A rising star both on YouTube and in the jazz world, Kate Davis started on violin at age five, moving on to media accolades and performances with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the likes of Ben Folds and Alison Krauss. Now in her 20’s, Davis will be performing an electric lineup, including hits from her debut album, “Trophy.” Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of.
• FLAMENCO PURO: “Flamencas en la Luz”
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Master flamenco artist and teacher, Clarita Filgueiras takes you deep into the rich tradition of Spanish flamenco, with an accomplished performance of the diverse styles and rhythms of this uniquely passionate dance form. She will be joined by her troupe, Flamenco Puro, and a selection of local artists. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.
• JOHN DAVERSA SMALL BAND
Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8:30 p.m.
Fresh from winning three Grammys for the inspiring “American Dreamers” album in 2019, the celebrated jazz trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and chair of studio music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music leads a sextet in selections from his albums “Junk Wagon”, “Artful Joy”, and “Wobbly Dance Flower.” Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.
• IGOR BUTMAN QUINTET
Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Saxophonist and jazz advocate, Igor Butman, bridges worlds with music and is admired in both countries for bringing jazz to Russia and Russian jazz to the world. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of.
• THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO: “John, Paul, George, and Django”
Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 & 9 p.m.
A veteran ensemble whose “scorching and often brilliant” (Acoustic Guitar) renditions of Django Reinhardt’s irresistibly swinging gypsy jazz have taken them from Iceland to Lincoln Center. Led by guitarist Paul Mehling and two-time Grammy winning violinist Evan Price, the group turns their virtuoso musicianship and seductive, shimmering energy to re-imagine Beatles classics like “All My Lovin”, “Fool On The Hil”l and “Hey Jude.” Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of.
• GINA CHAVEZ
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner and LGTBQ activist who is known for her genre-blending Latin pop and gutsy voice. Chavez has been featured on both theAmazon and iTunes charts, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Her latest album, “Lightbeam”, chronicles the coming out journey of falling in love with her wife. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.
• ALLAN HARRIS: “Long Live Nat King Cole”
Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8:30 p.m.
One of New York’s top jazz singers, Allan Harris, who was mentored by Tony Bennett, uses his uncanny vocal resemblance to jazz icon Nat King Cole to channel the master’s mellow sound and emotional elegance on classics like “My Funny Valentine” and “It’s Only A Paper Moon.” Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.
• THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS
Saturday, March 7 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Take an animated musical journey with the Queen’s Cartoonists, an accomplished sextet (based in New York’s Queens, not Buckingham Palace) who play cartoon music, from classics like “Bugs Bunny” to modern animation, along with video projections of the original films. Add comic stories about cartoons and composers, and the result is an antic night of cartoon and cocktails. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.
• ANDREW COLLINS TRIO Saturday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m.
Head on down for a hoedown with Canada’s genre-tripping Andrew Collins Trio, a group of string multi-instrumentalists who meld bluegrass, jazz, folk, swing and more. Led by the multi-award-winning Collins, this is an exuberant and captivating musical adventure the Toronto Star called “light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative.” Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of.
• THE CASHORE MARIONETTES: “Simple Gifts”
Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. – “Simple Gifts”
Since he made his first puppet at age 11, Joseph Cashore has taken the art of puppetry to new heights, analyzing movement mechanics and human expression to create intricately engineered and lovingly sculpted marionettes, which he manipulates in vivid performances that have moved audiences across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Set to beloved classical music, “Simple Gifts” is an entertaining, poignant series of vignettes from everyday life. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of.
• THE CASHORE MARIONETTES: “Life in Motion”
Saturday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m.
A loving mother, a passionate violinist, a curious child, a widow in mourning – the Cashore Marionettes Life in Motion is an “awe-inspiring” (Toronto Sun) “symphony of movement” (Philadelphia Inquirer), a journey through human experiences via magically lifelike marionettes. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of.
About the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).