This April, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center offers hilarious comedy with Avi Hoffman’s Still Jewish After All These Years as well as a variety of music from classical to pop and Broadway, as well as an Elvis Presley tribute show.
The crowning performance in the Aventura Broadway Concert series features stage and screen star Patina Miller on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. Miller made her Broadway debut in 2011 as the gutsy nightclub-singerturned- nun Deloris Van Cartier in the stage adaptation of Sister Act, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. Among other credits, she garnered the 2013 Tony Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical for her starring role as the Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Audience members will also recognize her as Daisy Grant from the CBS hit drama series Madame Secretary and her role as Commander Paylor in the hit movies Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Tickets are $40 and $45.
Saga11 Productions and Emmica Investments present Music & Theatre, with Maria Rivas and Sandra Eichler in 50 Shades of Melody on Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Directed by Spanish actress Anna Silvetti, with special guest pianist Brandon Goldberg, the show provides a magical fusion between music and theatre. Rivas skillfully combines American and Latin Jazz & Blues rhythms with lively, yet sentimental music from around the world, while Eichler lends theatrical skills honed on TV, radio and stage. Tickets are $45.
Avi Hoffman brings his “cabaret-cozy” and “bar mitzvah-likable” musical revue, Still Jewish After All These Years: a Crazy Life in the Theater, to Aventura for three performances on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Combining Jewish tradition and contemporary culture, the show includes more than two dozen songs that range from Broadway show tunes to a medley of pop hits from Jewish icons including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Billy Joel. The New York Times describes the show as, “Terrific! Powerful! Exudes with familial warmth and good will.” Tickets are $40 and $45.
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