Wednesday, June 12 • 6:30pm
Olympia Lobby Lounge: JAZZ
Leesa Richards Quartet
Olympia Theater's LOBBY LOUNGE JAZZ is BACK!
Join us in the LOBBY LOUNGE for an evening of JAZZ with Leesa Richards Quartet. Enjoy refreshing cocktails from the LOBBY BAR and hear some great music with friends and neighbors. This event is FREE.
LEESA RICHARDS: Singer-Songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. Her sound taps into the deep roots of R&B, the poetry of jazz and folk and the energy of rock. Her debut solo album, Mother’s Child, is a beautiful blend of soulful ballads, and R&B. As a part of Miami’s vibrant music scene, she is helping to shape and define its evolving sound. Richards has performed with powerhouse artists including Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Kelly Clarkson, Gloria Estefan, and Julio Iglesias, and has recorded with Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. She played the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and has sung on numerous television commercials.
Sponsored by: Miami Downtown Development Authority, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Presented by: Olympia Theater and Miami Jazz & Film Society
Thursday, June 20 • 8:00pm
Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
Tiffany Haddish is a comedian, actress, and producer who was the breakout star of the smash comedy Girls Trip, where she appeared as the scene-stealing “Dina” alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall. Her additional film and television work includes The Last O.G., Night School, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, and a turn as host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Her debut stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, debuted on Showtime in August 2017. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
100% of all proceeds from this show are donated to the She Ready Foundation https://www.shereadyfoundation.org
*All Tickets are WILL CALL Only, YONDR Bags will be used to limit cellphone usage during the show.
Saturday, July 6 • 8:00pm
Carlinhos Maia em Fiquei Famoso
We all know that Carlinhos Maia overcomes himself every day, we can see it on his Instagram, but when did he really realize he’s famous? In this comedy show, Carlinhos tells us what the process of fame was like for him and shares all the funny situations that he has lived until today. In his hilarious way of expressing himself, he’ll talk about the life of an once poor man now living with celebrities in a rich environment. Will he be able to reject the things they offer him? Will he be able to behave in a different way at the Carnival of Salvador? And on the plane? How should he act? This new show promises to be the best of Carlinhos Maia's career.
** THIS EVENT WILL BE PERFORMED IN PORTUGUESE**
Tuesday, July 9 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month!
Prepare a five-minute story about living out loud, rising to the occasion and undertaking the adventure that has always been a dream. Your last big statement, that moment you did not back down where your courage and flair surprised you. Mixing stripes with polka dots (that statement scarf), being the first to say "I love you" or asking for that raise. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Tickets are $17.25 and available one week in advance. Doors open at 6pm – StorySLAM begins at 7pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
Want to participate in a StorySLAM? Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
Thursday, July 11 • 8:00pm
A beautiful musical program called "Lyrical Moments" with a select group of The Uruguayan National Youth Orchestra, soprano María Antunez and tenor Martín Nusspaumer as soloists.
The eclectic spirit of this program covers several styles, starting with Spanish inspired selections from the opera Carmen and excerpts of Zarzuelas, addressing the inescapable musical theatre and ending with the most typical sounds of the Río de la Plata. It is a journey from Europe to the Americas, encompassing the most classic genres of lyric poetry to the most exotic of tango.
It is a dynamic and engaging concert, sure to please the audience with its variety of musical genres, moods and emotions, featuring orchestra solo numbers, soprano and tenor solos as well as duets.
Presented by Magic City Opera and Olympia Theater
Friday, July 12 • 8:00pm
Desus & Mero LIVE!
DESUS NICE & THE KID MERO (aka: THE BODEGA BOYS) are quickly taking over the podcast world and late-night game. The comedians and podcasters rose to prominence when the former Bronx schoolmates reconnected on Twitter. As they were building their own followings, the two shared an affinity for complaining about their dissatisfaction for their jobs, coupled with pointed and funny pop culture commentary.
Presented by AEG Presents and Olympia Theater
Saturday, July 20 • 7:00pm
Sunday, July 21 • 2:00pm
MoonAmie's talented kids take on Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Saturday, August 03 • 8:00pm
Katya - Help Me, I'm Dying
As RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All-Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show to Miami for the first time this summer! Known for her incredibly funny personas and characters, starring in UNHhhh with Trixie Mattel, and appearances in productions like Hurricane Bianca, Katya’s show promises to be one hilarious night. Due to overwhelming demand, we are thrilled to expand this comedy tour throughout Canada and the rest of the US! HELP ME, I'M DYING is a multi-media, multi-character, multi-faceted live stage show. A fusion of stand-up comedy, story-telling, video, and live dancerly-ish action and music that talks about what it means to be a woman, from the perspective of a person that dresses up like one.
Wednesday, October 30 • 8:00pm
Bianca Del Rio: It's Jester Joke
After global sold-out tours, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio announces North American dates for her brand-new comedy show It’s Jester Joke. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life in her comical “tell it like it is” voice, covering life from politics to travel, family and social media. Bianca’s brand new ‘It’s Jester Joke’ Tour will travel the continent this fall bringing her irreverent, side-splitting comedy to over 40 cities, including the first ever drag queen performance at NYC’s legendary Carnegie Hall, in what will be the biggest ever solo drag show tour in North America.
Presented by AEG Presents and Olympia Theater
Sunday, November 03 • 8:00pm
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, NaomiSmalls, Violet Chachki and the queens from Season 11!
Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.
Saturday, November 30 • 7:30pm
Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour
Actor/comedian/writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Additionally, his hit podcast Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.
Segura has risen to be one of the top comedy theater acts in the country. He also continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival - Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.