Arsht Center Announces Box Office Opening Event NO HANDLING FEE DAY

Arsht Center Announces Box Office Opening Event NO HANDLING FEE DAY(Idina Menzel Is Pictured)



2011-2012 box office opening event

SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 

More than 20 stellar performances



Shrek the Musical

Million Dollar Quartet

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Jazz Meets Gershwin

Wynton Marsalis

Lang Lang


Raul Esparza

Idina Menzel 

12 NOON - 6 PM


Plus, Arsht Center Members have priority purchase access beginning August 29  

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced its 2011-2012 Box Office Opening, with more than 20 jazz, Broadway, theater, dance, classical music and pops concert performances going on sale for the first time to the general public, beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Plus, FOR ONE DAY ONLY, all handling fees will be waived in celebration of the box office opening event, which features the first opportunity to buy single tickets to world-class performers and award-winning shows slated for the Arsht Center's 11-12 season, including Shrek the Musical, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Jazz Meets Gershwin, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Sergio Mendes and many more. 

2011-2012 Box Office Opening - NOON - 6 PM

The Adrienne Arsht Center box office in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Prizes, gifts with purchase, special offers and more will be available when purchasing tickets in person. Plus, Miami's best food trucks will gather at the Adrienne Arsht Center once again and guests are invited to enjoy their delicious offerings in the Ziff Ballet Opera House lobby. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (305) 949-6722 , or online at  

All single tickets purchased on September 18 between 12 noon and 6 p.m. - whether online, in person or by phone - will not be subject to handling fees. 

Performances going on sale September 18 for single ticket purchase include:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Captiva by Christopher Demos-Brown - World Premiere!

Come Fly Away

Death and Harry Houdini

Garrick Ohlsson and the Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra

Idina Menzel in Concert

Jazz Roots: A Night in Rio starring Sergio Mendes with special guest Eliane Elias

Jazz Roots: Blues and Soul with Robert Cray and Shemekia Copeland

Jazz Roots: Down in New Orleans with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Big Chief Monk Bourdreax and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians and more!

Jazz Roots: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz Roots: Jazz Meets Gershwin starring Michael Feinstein, Dave Grusin, Denyce Graves, Mark O'Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, The Mancini Institute Orchestra and more!

Jazz Roots: Larry Harlow's La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite with Adonis Puentes, Alfredo De La Fe and Federico Brito, Armando Peraza, Candido Camero, Bobby Sanabria, Mario Ortiz All Star Band and more!

Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra

Lang Lang in Recital

Miami Symphony Orchestra

Midori and the Minnesota Orchestra

Million Dollar Quartet

Moscow by Michael McKeever - World Premiere!

NE 2nd Avenue by Teo Castellanos

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Raul Esparza in Concert

Salute to Vienna

Shrek the Musical

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris 

Plus, tickets will be available for other great 2011-2012 season performances such as The Addams Family, Mark Morris Dance Group, Henson Alternative: Stuffed and Unstrung featuring the Miskreant Puppets, Daniela Mercury, Diego El Cigala, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Cleveland Orchestra's "Musica Fantástica" concert, Florida Grand Opera, Perlman and Protégés, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and more. 

For complete show descriptions, including performance dates and ticket prices, please visit the Adrienne Arsht Center website at


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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.

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