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     Entering its 7th season of providing quality entertainment to the communities of South Miami Dade County the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) proudly announces the lineup of offerings in the performing arts and film for 2017-2018. This season SMDCAC continues to provide a Main Stage Series, Cabaret Series, Dance Series, Family Series, Comic Cure Series, outdoor concerts and the Indie Flicks Series.


     The Center offers a Subscription where patrons can create their own package of main stage performances and receive up to a 20% discount. In addition, the theater offers, a Dance Package with 25% off on dance shows and a Cabaret Package with 20% off on the Cabaret Series (applied to select performances).Subscriptions, Packages, and Single Tickets go on sale on August 1 and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.


     The annual FREE Backyard Bash season kick-off event on October 14 features live music on the Center’s outside Concert Lawn. Food trucks will be there and attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Patrons may also pick up information on the upcoming season and tour the facility. No coolers are permitted.



For a complete schedule of performances see the listing below or visit


SMDCAC Schedule of Events (in date order)


Backyard Bash

Sat, Oct 14 / 7pm

Concert Lawn

Kick off the Center’s 2017-2018 season with the return of Backyard Bash on the Concert Lawn. Enjoy live music, craft beer and eats!

Between the music explore the Center’s many performance spaces, meet our staff, look through our season schedule, and secure seats for your favorite upcoming shows.

Entrance is FREE! Food and drinks are available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. No coolers permitted. Space is limited.


Guest Presenter!

Limon Dance Company

Sat, Oct 21 / 8pm

Main Stage

Hailed as one of the world’s greatest troupes, Limón Dance is the living legacy of dance theater developed by the legendary José Limón, whose innovative work revolutionized American movement.


Subscription Series!

Opera Gala

Performed by Miami Lyric Opera

Sat, Oct 28/ 8pm & Sun, Oct 29/ 4pm


The most loved arias, duets and ensembles with the inclusion of famous overtures and “intermezzi” from the most celebrated Italian operas such as La Forza del Destino, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’elisir d’amore, (The Elixir of Love) and La Boheme.


Subscription Series!

Boney James

Sat, Nov 4 / 8pm

Main Stage

Four-time GRAMMY® nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man, Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic new work futuresoul bringing retro music for a modern age.


Cabaret Series!

Flamenco: Steps through Time

Performed by Flamenco Puro

Sat, Nov 11 / 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Sun, Nov 12 / 3:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Take a journey into the ancestry and evolution of Flamenco through time. From its origins in Andalusia, Spain, this powerful performance portrays the traditional feminine arm movement, castanets, and the new powerful footwork of the Bulerias.



Cabaret Series!

Lynn Trefzger: The Voices of Comedy

Fri, Nov 10 / 8:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Lynn and her many voices were first brought to national audiences on TV’s popular “Star Search”, TNN Lifetime and Comedy Central. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, her characters, and some unsuspecting puppets as well.


The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger

Family Series presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sat, Nov 11 / 11am

Black Box Theater

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger’s family-friendly kids show is filled with her many puppets, from a silly camel namedCamelot to precocious three-year-old Chloe. She has taken her trunk full of comical characters worldwide, including audiences on Disney Cruise Lines.


Subscription Series! Dance Package!

Rapture: Ballet's Pointe of Passion

Performed by Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami

Sat, Nov 18 / 8pm

Main Stage

South Florida's newest, critically acclaimed ballet company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, showcases entrancing works by renowned choreographers Jerry Opdenacker (Ballet Florida, O Dance), Nilas Martins (New York City Ballet), Gerald Arpino (Joffrey Ballet), and more.



The Nutcracker

Performed by Miami Youth Ballet

Fri, Dec 1 / 8pm

Sat, Dec 2 / 8pm

Main Stage

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.



Seraphic Fire ChristmasConcert

Sun, Dec 17 / 4pm

Main Stage

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chants. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominatedcandlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the The Miami Herald.


Guest Presenter!

The Sleeping Beauty

Performed by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Thurs, Dec 28 / 7:30pm

Main Stage

This full-scale production, choreographed by famous choreographer Marius Petipa, presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love to our stage and into our hearts.


Florida Grand Opera Family Day

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sat, Jan 6 / 10am

Florida Grand Opera Family Day is a FREE fun-filled day where opera fans young and old - new to the genre or seasoned opera aficionados - can come and explore the world of opera through hands on activities, performances, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater.


Comic Cure: Black Laughs Matter

Sean Grant (Funniest Kid in College by Jimmy Kimmel)

Fri, January 12/ 8:30pm

Sean has been a comedian for over 10 years and was recognized as the Funniest College Kid in America by Jimmy Kimmel Live! “ during his time at Florida State University. After college, Sean moved to Atlanta aka Black Hollywood and was immediately picked up in stage plays and TV projects. Since then he has moved to Hollywood to write the next big chapter in his life. 



Cabaret Series!

Trio Nation: Dave Holland, Ignacio Barrero and Martin Bejerano

Sat, Jan 13 / 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Featuring the legendary Multi-Grammy award winning bassist Dave Holland, Grammy nominated drumming icon Ignacio Berroa, and internationally acclaimed pianist Martin Bejerano, TRIO NATION is an exciting modern piano trio representing some of the top talent in jazz. 


Subscription Series!

STREB Extreme Action: SEA (Singular Extreme Action)

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sat, Jan 20 / 8pm

Sun, Jan 21 / 3pm

Main Stage

Not dancers, but STREB super heroes perform a wild kaleidoscope of action events careening through, around, and above invented structuresaccompanied by high energy music and STREB’s resident DJ.


Cabaret Series!

Cristina Pato Quartet: LATINA

Sat, Jan 20 / 7:30pm& 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Internationally acclaimed as a Galician bagpiper master and classical pianist, Cristina Pato leads a high-energy quartet that combines her love of the gaita with a blend of jazz and Latin sounds.


Burlesque Magnifique

Fri, Jan 26/8:30pm

Sat, Jan 27/ 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Black Box Theater

Burlesque, show girls, and comedy acts, don’t miss this sultry cabaret burlesque revue!


Decades Rewind

Co-Presented with On Cue Entertainment

Sat, Jan 27/ 8pm

Featuring all of the greatest hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, Decades Rewind is a live concert experience including an 8-piece rock band and 6 incredible vocalists. This high-energy production will have you singing and dancing along, as talented performers cover your favorite artists, from Abba to Led Zeppelin.



Darius & Twig

A Kennedy Center world premiere commission based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers

Family Series presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sponsored by Culture Shock Miami

Sun, Jan 28 / 1pm

Main Stage

Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this captivating tale about the power of friendship features street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig; the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.



Comic Cure: Magically Funny

Fri, February 2/ 8:30pm

MykeHerlihy (World Series of Comedy) Originally from Manchester, CT. MykeHerlihy is one of the most lovable jerks you’ll ever meet! After spending thirteen years behind bars, serving drinks not time, Myke now takes his bartender’s wit and magical hand to the stage. Whether he’s discussing his failed relationships, ranting about the trials and tribulations of being an unplanned father, or reminiscing over the insanity that was his childhood, Myke always manages to find the light at the end of the tunnel.


Subscription Series!

To Ray With Love

Starring Maceo Parker and Featuring The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes

Sat, Feb 3/ 8pm

Main Stage

A spectacular tribute to a true American music icon, from one of his most adoring and most celebrated fans. Maceo Parker joins forces with The Ray Charles Orchestra &The Raelettes for a spectacular program honoring his hero. This show premiered at the famed Hollywood Bowl and Monterey Jazz Festival and is a South Florida exclusive performance.


Subscription Series! Dance Package!


Sat, Feb 10 / 8pm

Main Stage

Direct from England, BalletBoyz, an all-male dance company, is hailed as oneofthemostcheekilyoriginalandinnovativeforcesinmodern dance; described by The Times as, “Rowdy and intimate, clever, funny and affecting”


Cabaret Series!

California Guitar Trio

Sat, Feb 10 /7:30pm& 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards from Los Angeles, Bert Lams from Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya from Japan. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders…from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arraigned interpretations of music from Queen and the Beatles, to Bach and Beethoven, and surf music from the Ventures.


Moon Mouse A Space Odyssey

Performed by Lightwire Theater

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sun, Feb 11/ 11am

Main Stage

Marvin the mouse, bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. Join him on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon! Appropriate for ages 5-10.


Subscription Series!

Birdland All-Stars The Art of Jazz

Sun, Feb 11 / 7pm

Main Stage

The Birdland All-Stars, led by Tommy Igoe, have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police, and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock.



Subscription Series! Dance Package! 

Shadowland by Pilobolus

Sun, Feb 18/ 6pm

Main Stage

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes.



Cabaret Series!

Florida Grand Opera

Rising Stars Cabaret

Fri, Feb 23 / 8:30pm

Sat, Feb 24 / 8:30pm

Florida Grand Opera Rising Stars Concert features members of the 2017-18 Young Artists Program in a special Opera Cabaret celebrating more than 400 years of Opera and Musical Theater. Experience some of the world’s most beloved arias and songs from Milan to Broadway!



Subscription Series! 

Globalfest on the Road: The Golden Age of Latin Music Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza

Co-presented by FUNDarte

Sat, Feb 24/ 8pm

Main Stage

Mexico and Cuba combine musical forces. The infectious indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza and the Chicano band Las Cafeteras team up for an explosive evening of Latin sounds.



Subscription Series!

Gospelfest Featuring The Jones Family Singers

Co-presented by the Black Affairs Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County

Sun, Feb 25/ 5pm

Main Stage

Celebrate Black History Month with Gospelfest featuring headliner The Jones Family Singers as well as local South Florida performers. Join us for an uplifting afternoon of Gospel music for the entire family.


Cabaret Series!

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet

Fri, Mar 2/ 8:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

In the same way a chef de cuisine runs a kitchen, percussionist Brian O’Neill leads a team of five musical creators who deftly collaborate on instruments foreign and domestic to form modernist delicacies for hungry, curious listeners.



Cabaret Series!

The Tierney Sutton Band – The Sting Variations

Sat, Mar 3/ 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Embracing both massive hits from the Police and Sting’ssolo catalogue to more obscure, deep album tracks;The Sting Variations is the latest studio triumph from The Tierney Sutton Band.



Subscription Series! 

Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie…MUSICAL!

Performed by the Slow Burn Theatre Co.

Fri, Mar 2 / 8pm

Sat, Mar 3 / 2pm & 8pm

Sun, Mar 4/ 2pm

Main Stage

Disaster! is a new musical comedy straight from Broadway! It featuressome of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s including, "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff and isset to the parody “horror” movies of that era.



Cabaret Series!

International Guitar Night

Sat, Mar 10/ 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

International Guitar Night features a cast of guitar luminaries from around the world highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music from classical to the gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt.


Subscription Series! Dance Package!

Dance Theatre of Harlem

The Return of the Black Ballerina

Sat, Mar 10/ 8pm & Sun, March 11/3pm

Main Stage

The first ever black classical ballet company returns to South Florida after an almost twenty year absence from our stages. Arthur Mitchell’s famed Dance Theatre of Harlem graces us once again with an eclectic and dynamic ballet repertoire.


Return of the Black Ballerina is a Knight Arts Challenge funded initiative



TAO: Drum Heart

Co-presented by Culture Shock Miami

Fri, Mar 16 / 8pm

Main Stage

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming! TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide.


Comic Cure: The Funny Faces of Rock

Michael Mack (America’s Funniest People)

Friday, March 16/ 8:30pm

Michael Mack's songs and standup have been heard on radio stations across the country including "The Bob And Tom Show" and "XM Radio". He has appeared on ABC's "The Next Best Thing" and "America's Funniest People”. He brilliantly uses music, light, impressions, and parodies to create a show starting in fun and ending with the audience coming out of their seats in amazement.


Cabaret Series!

Will & Anthony: Broadway Our Way

Sat, Mar 17 / 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Classically trained singing and comedy brother duo Will & Anthony Nunziata are hailed by The Huffington Post as “a nearly impossible pairing of talent, stage presence and charisma.”


BAM! Beer and Music Backyard Festival

Sat, Mar 24 / 8pm

Concert Lawn

Sample local craft beers and spirits while listening to live music, all on the Center’s Backyard Concert lawn. Enjoy the night in style with our special VIP package. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. No coolers permitted. Space is limited.


Subscription Series! Dance Package!

Dance Heginbotham

Sat, Mar 31/ 8pm

Main Stage

Dance Heginbotham has quickly established itself as one of the most adventurous and exciting new companies on the contemporary dance scene, and is celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to musical collaborations.



Cabaret Series!

Edmar Catañeda & Gregoire Maret Duo

Sat, Apr 7 / 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

Harp vs. Harp is an exciting duo featuring the unusual combination of harp and harmonica. The sheer force of Edmar Castaneda’s virtuosic command of the harp meets one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world, GregoireMaret.


Erth's Dinosaur Zoo LIVE

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sun, Apr 8 / 4pm

Main Stage

Embark on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them the world of dinosaurs. Appropriate for children ages 3+.


The Other Mozart

Co-presented by Culture Shock Miami

Fri, Apr 13 / 8:30pm

Sat, Apr 14 / 3:pm & 8:30pm

Sun, Apr 15 / 3:pm

The Other Mozart is the true, forgotten story of Nanneri Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. 


Subscription Series!

La Bohéme

Performed by Miami Lyric Opera

Sat, April 14/ 8pm & Sun. April 15/ 4pm

La Bohème, the passionate and timeless story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera.Performed to the music of Giacomo Puccini.


Cabaret Series!

The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn’t Say

Fri, Apr 20 / 8:30pm

Cabaret Series, Black Box Theater

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet serves up a feast of music and comedy toaudiences around the world! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted audience.


Tango Lovers

Co-presented by Global Arts Organization

Sat, Apr 21 / 8pm

The intense passion and sensuality of Tango comes alive through stories of love, jealousy, betrayal and reconciliation in an unforgettable performance with stunning costumes of the 40s and 50s and the avant-garde aesthetics of the present.


Comic Cure: Latin Laughs or YaTuSabes

Carmen Morales (Laughs on Fox, Sirius/XM)

Friday, April 27/ 8:30pm

Carmen Morales has a captivating style which incorporates opinionated quick wit and outlandish characters. Taking from her family, friends and people from everyday encounters she transforms into these characters seamlessly, then adds hilarious commentary which leaves the audience doubled over in laughter.


Subscription Series!

Black Jacket Orchestra presents:

The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sat, Apr 28/ 8pm

The Black Jacket Symphony along with the Florida Rock Orchestra celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album as well as—as well as aafull set of other Beatles’ greatest hits.This show is a full rock concert experience!



12th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival

Co-Presented With Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

With Support From The Children’s Trust

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Sat, May 5, 10am-4pm

All Venues

The 12th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival provides a full day of activities and cultural experiences for children with and without disabilities. Kid-friendly main stage shows include The Gruffalo and America’s Got Talent’s Mandy Harvey.


South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Indie Flicks series will include the following films. All films are screened at 8:30pm:


Pushing Dead, Friday September 15


Score: A Film Music Documentary, Friday, October 20


Romeo is Bleeding, Friday, November 4


Deej, Friday February 16


Purple Dreams, Friday, March 16


Look And See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, Friday, April 13



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


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,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay 

Thursday, July 27, 7:30am