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The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center remains closed to the public until such time as health conditions allow us to operate to full capacity of our facility with assurance for the safety of the public, artists, and our staff. Thank you for your interest in our theater and please remember to watch our “virtual” SMDCAC Sessions series every Thursday at 7:00 pm via our Facebook page  

Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play!

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, bestselling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! And in We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense!

Recommended for all ages.

Family Series Presented by

The Nutcracker

Enjoy a little girl’s dreamlike journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy. The cast features star professional dancers and students from Miami Youth Ballet. Guest artists include former Miami City Ballet dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra.

Recommended for all ages. Military discount available. Contact SMDCAC Box Office for details.

The Hot Sardines: A Sardine Christmas

An audience favorite, The Hot Sardines return with their yuletide classics and a unique twist on New York, Paris, and New Orleans jazz. This troupe is led by chanteuse and washboard player Miss Elizabeth and joined by her Prohibition era band that includes tapper “Fast Eddy” Francisco. Experience beloved chestnuts like “White Christmas” and “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Edith Piaf’s “Le Noël de La Rue” and Ella Fitzgerald’s “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney”—with plenty of suprises along the way.

Backyard Bash

This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line at the box office on the day of the event. Any tickets returned to the box office will be redistributed to patrons on the standby line.  There is no guarantee of admittance
Kick off the Center’s 2015-2016 season with a FREE “Backyard Bash” on the Concert Lawn of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Enjoy the sounds of Swing and New Orleans Jazz with featured acts: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Hot 8 Brass Band, Aaron Lebos Reality and DJ Le Spam. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Kelley Kessell (Cutler Bay), Ryan Raines (Key Largo) and Pio Molina (Cutler Bay) are three talented musicians who grew up in South Florida and formed their outstanding pop trio. With a blend of vocal, violin and percussion the group creates a refreshing new spin on the pop music genre. Catch them at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Neighborhood Nights at the intimate Cabaret space.

Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

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