Cultural Passport

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Theatre Arts

A Theatre Arts Class Pass will provide students with the opportunity to experience a live theatre performance through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passportprogram. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected museums and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for their theatre arts experience. The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.

Curriculum Resources

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All shows taking place at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium are designed to be inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities.  The facility is accessible;  assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters and noise canceling headsets will be available.  To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Performances

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Recommended for Grade 6, but Open to Other Grades

Theater Company
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Monday, February 11, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in one of ArtsPower’s most popular musicals.


One Night in Miami...

Theater Company
Miami New Drama

Location
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Date
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Friday, November 15, 2018

About the Performance
The night of February 25th, 1964, a young Cassius Clay emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay, unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws, spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world.
 
In "One Night in Miami...", critically-acclaimed playwright Kemp Powers aims to pinpoint exactly what happened during those pivotal hours. Featuring the music of Sam Cooke, including his hit song, “A Change is Gonna Come,” the show offers a piercing narrative for the evening, which challenges the four men, strips them bare, and reveals them for who they were.

About Miami New Drama
Miami New Drama (MIND) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 presenting and producing organization. We are committed to theatrical excellence and theater-making as a means of social engagement, cultural conversation and human interaction. We present world-class work by American, Latin American, and international artists designed for Miami's unique multicultural 21st century audience. By sharing work where cultures, dialogues, and communities intersect, we aim to reach audiences as diverse as the city itself.


A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

by Nilo Cruz
Based on the short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Theater Company
FIU Theatre

Location
Wertheim Performing Arts Center Main Stage
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Date
Friday, October 5, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

An angel falls from the sky in a forgotten Caribbean town. Can he learn to fly again under the weight of the town’s tears? Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz adapts this magical tale from the mind of Latin America’s most celebrated writer.

 

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