Free Event! The Arsht Center Presents MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012

Free Event! The Arsht Center Presents MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012

FREE EVENT!

THE Adrienne Arsht CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ANNOUNCES

MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012

When the Sun Goes Down

A weekend of groundbreaking new theater, live music and visual art

by Miami and for Miami

FREE ADMISSION

OR GET PRIORITY ACCESS BY PURCHASING A VIP FESTIVAL PASS FOR $35

March 1- 4, 2012

Carnival Studio Theater

(in the Ziff Ballet Opera House)

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012 – WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, the Center's 4th annual showcase of innovative new work created by artists living in Miami and inspired by Miami. Taking place from March 1 - 4 in the Carnival Studio Theater, MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012 will feature the work of 10 artists representing the incredible breadth of work emanating from Miami's ever-evolving artistic scene, including five new interdisciplinary theatrical performances (two of them world premieres!). The 2012 installment of MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL has also expanded to include more genres of the performing arts – with the inclusion, for the first time, of live concerts showcasing new music throughout the weekend and a photo exhibition.

Highlights of the festival include: the Miami premiere of Rosie Herrera's critically acclaimed Dining Alone, commissioned by the Arsht Center; the world premiere of SHIMMER, a vibrant, experimental new work from the TM Sisters; the world premiere of BEER SAMPLERS, an immersive art-imitating-nightlife experience created by THE PROJECT [THEATRE] and commissioned by the Arsht Center; a sneak peek of PAUL TEI's latest work-in-progress RPM, presented in collaboration with Mad Cat Theatre Company; and Mark Della Ventura's one-man-show SMALL MEMBERSHIP.

New for 2012, MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL will serve as a platform for Miami's hippest local bands to premiere new music with concerts lined up throughout the weekend. Scheduled to perform are The Hongs (Thursday), CROWN COMPANY (Friday) and, on Saturday night, ROOFLESS RECORDS brings to the Carnival Studio Theater a music/theater/dance mash-up inspired by pop culture's most beloved variety shows (think Ed Sullivan gone underground, Miami-style).

In another first for the MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL, multimedia artist Richard Martinez is collaborating with local favorite Ana Mendez on a photo exhibit documenting Mendez's work from last season's Miami Made Festival – presenting guests with a unique opportunity to see the evolution of a performance piece through the camera lens.

All the work commissioned by the Arsht Center for the 2012 festival revolves around the central theme "When The Sun Goes Down." Artists selected have chosen to focus on the connections, or missed connections, that take place every night between dusk and dawn – offering audiences insight - through music, dialogue and movement - into the dynamic, vibrant and diverse Miami lifestyle.

"Miami heats up when the sun goes down and this expanded, nighttime version of the Arsht Center's Miami Made Festival is an opportunity to experience the inventive, cross-pollination of creativity germinating throughout South Florida. The entire community is invited to dive into the newest, groundbreaking work coming out of Miami's vibrant cultural scene," said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.

ADMISSION TO MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012 EVENTS IS FREE WITH A "FIRST ACCESS PASS"

Free "FIRST ACCESS PASSES" for each performance will be available beginning at noon on Monday, February 27 at arshtcenter.org or in person at the Arsht Center Box Office (limit four per person). The passes provide patrons with guaranteed admission to the theater for individual performances.*

A $35 VIP FESTIVAL PASS is also available, beginning on January 30, and includes priority access into the theater and guaranteed seating to every MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012 event. VIP FESTIVAL PASS holders may attend as many performances as they wish over the festival.

* Subject to availability. The First Access Pass expires 15 minutes prior to curtain. For additional details, please visit www.arshtcenter.org or contact the Box Office at (305) 949-6722.

MIAMI MADE FESTIVAL 2012 LINEUP:

All performances take place in the evening. A full schedule of show times will be available beginning on February 13 at www.arshtcenter.org/miamimade.




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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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