Adrienne Arsht Center announces The Donkey Show coming July 13

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., has announced the arrival of the renowned smash hit — The Donkey Show — a spectacular phenomenon that blends a crazy circus of disco music hits, go-go dancers, roller skaters, feathered divas and a full active bar becoming the ultimate party extravaganza.

The show, inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will open on July 13 for a limited engagement on the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House stage, which will be transformed into a mirror ball dance floor for guests to live their own fabulous disco fantasy.

Dance floor tickets are priced at $45 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; $60 on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets in the VIP seating area are priced at $60 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; $75 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Patrons must be over the age of 18 to enter; 21 to drink. A $10 discount will be given to those who purchase tickets to the first five preview performances (July 13- 15). Tickets may be purchased through the Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949- 6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

Created by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, The Donkey Show experience encourages the audience to become part of a glittering nirvana where inhibitions don’t exist and everyone dances and sings along to the greatest hits of the ’70s such as We Are Family, Last Dance, I Love the Nightlife, and Car Wash — it’s an opportunity to relive the hedonistic days of the dazzling Studio 54 era.

The two-hour spectacle begins the moment guests arrive at the velvet ropes of Miami’s hottest pop-up disco and find themselves interacting with several of the show’s wild characters. Once inside, the fun continues with unexpected theatrical twists and surprises, all culminating at an ever-fabulous post-show event.

This self-curated show will allow patrons to become as emerged in the story and in the production as they wish. It’s the ultimate night fever — a crazy fun house enchanted by an ever-so-light sprinkling of Shakespearean magic.

“The Adrienne Arsht Center always strives to bring unique performances with world-wide appeal to the community,” said Scott Shiller, executive vice president. “Miami’s version of The Donkey Show will mark the show’s largest production yet — complete with alluring aerial stunts and a cast of 20 of South Florida’s best actors and dancers.”

The Donkey Show previously has per- formed on a world tour in major cities including London and Seoul, maintained a successful six-year run in New York and currently is playing in Boston.

Showtimes: Wednesday-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. For reserva- tions, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at 305-949-6722.

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