September 24- October 4
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. Ages 13+.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
By Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker
Co-production with the Arsht Center
October 9 – 26
Winner of five Tony Awards, Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcheris the innovative and imaginative play with music, based on the best-selling novel by Miami-based Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this high-flying adventure, thirteen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters – plus most of the scenery and furniture – in an exhilarating journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?
Co-production with Tectonic Theatre Project
November 12 – 23
Adapted from the Original Bizet opera, this Afro Cuban Carmen sets the action in Cuba, in 1958, right before the revolution where the cigar maker Carmen falls in love with Batista’s officer José. The story spins love and confusion into the lives of two perplexing individuals that attract nothing but trouble. In this innovative adaptation, Afro Cuban Jazz legend Arturo O’Farrill adapts Bizet’s much loved score into the rhythms and tunes of the Caribean island. and uses Moises Kaufman’s Libretto to weave the story.
Find out what happens when the classical sounds of George Bizet get infused with an Afro-Cuban twist in this co-production between UM and New York's premier theatre company, Tectonic Theater Project.
By Clare Boothe Luce
February 18 – 28
This all-female classic comedy offers sharp commentary on the lives, relationships, and power struggles of Manhattan socialites in the 1930s. Filled with gossip, loud personalities, and witty comedy, this play by Clare Boothe Luce is sure to entertain.
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
April 15 – 26
The first of many masterpiece musicals by the duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma! tells the love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurie, a winsome farm girl, at the turn of the century. This cheerful musical is sure to have audiences humming long after they leave the theater.