Saturday, January 21 • 8:00p
SELFIE is a comedy in Portuguese written by Daniela Ocampo and directed by Marcos Caruso. Featuring performances by Brazilian actors Mateus Solano and Miguel Thiré, the show hilariously explores our obsession with self-exposure and the need to be on-line in real time monitoring everything and everyone.
The play tells the story of Claudio, (Mateus Solano) a super-connected man who stores his entire life in computers, social networks and clouds. Claudio launches a project that creates an independent system for storing all of a person’s data in a single place, His dream evaporates when he drops coffee in his equipment, causing a system crash that erases everything moments before taking the system live . Claudio then becomes a man with no past, since he remembers nothing because entire memory was virtual. Claudio begins a mission to recover in his lost memory, finally resorting to several characters from his life (eleven, all together, played by Miguel Thiré) to rebuild his past.
Friday, January 27 • 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 28 • 7:00 PM
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.
Based on the original Broadway production that was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. is the classic tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Wednesday, February 01 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . WORDS!
JOIN US ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . WORDS!'
On Wednesday, February 1st, the Olympia Theater will stage "In the Lobby Lounge . . . WORDS!" in partnership with Downtown Arts and Science Salon (DASS). The event will feature readings of original works of fiction and drama by Miami authors and playwrights, as well as two readings from The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, which will be presented in full on February 23rd on the mainstage at the Olympia.
Opening the evening will be a reading from Miami author Raul Guerrero’s novella Murder and the Dog and the evening will continue with two readings from Bettie & Bunny, a play in development by Miami playwrights Katherine McDonald and Susie K. Taylor.
Doors will open at 6pm and the readings will start at 6:30 pm. Cocktails will be available at the cash bar. Come out to meet your neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like a true DWNTWNR. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Saturday, February 04 • 8:00pm
GAD ELMALEH – "OH MY GAD"
Touted as the ‘Ben Stiller of France” and the “Jerry Seinfeld of French Comedy” Gad Elmaleh is arguably the biggest and most loved comedic star in France. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, he speaks Moroccan Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.
In 2006, he was awarded the “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by France’s Minister of Culture and was voted “The Funniest Person in France.” Shortly thereafter, he followed up with his fifth one man show “Papa est en Haut” which premiered at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as well as to sold out audiences in Miami, Los Angeles and The Beacon Theater in New York City. In December of 2007, Gad made history when he sold out the prestigious L’Olympia (Paris’ Carnegie Hall) in Paris for seven consecutive weeks, a task never before achieved. Immediately after his stint at the Olympia, Gad performed for another seven sold out weeks at Le Palais des Sports – a 3,800 seat venue.
Most recently, Gad starred in the Academy Award winning Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris,” as well as the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson film “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.”
Wednesday, February 08 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!
JOIN US ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!'
On February 8th, join us in the Lobby Lounge for the Mark Small Quartet. Come out to meet your Downtown neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like never before.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 6:30 pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Tuesday, February 14 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for . . .
. . . The Moth – Miami StorySLAM.
This month's theme is LOVE HURTS.
Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.
Tickets are $10 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.
Wednesday, February 15 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . ETC!
JOIN US ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . ETC!'
When you've tried everything else, it's time for what's left – a little bit of burlesque, vaudeville, improv and whatever else comes into our minds. Join the Front Yard Theatre Collective in exploring the possibilities! Watch out – you might just become part of the show.
Doors will open at 6pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. Cocktails available at the cash bar. Drink specials. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Thursday, February 23 • 8:00pm
The Vagina Monologues
One of the most popular and produced plays in recent history, The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, addresses the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, masturbation, birth and orgasms. A binding theme throughout these poignant, moving and hilarious stories is the celebration of the vagina as a tool for feminine empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls by raising awareness through benefit productions (and other related events) of this award winning play.
Join us for a spectacular event benefitting Casa Valentina, a unique 12 year strong program providing safe homes and life skills support to former foster and homeless youth in Miami-Dade County.
V-Day Miami 2017 and Casa Valentina... The time is now!
March 3-12, 2017
Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival brings its CINEDWNTWN Galas to the Olympia Theater each year for 10 memorable and glamorous nights of red-carpet excitement. The Festival will celebrate its 34th year with groundbreaking premieres, documentaries, international talent, masterclasses, glittering parties, and fabulous marquee and soiree events. Featuring accomplished and breakout filmmakers interacting directly with audiences, the Festival presents unique opportunities for Miami film lovers. The Festival will feature a second-year series in partnership with Google addressing the gender and racial gap in film and technology, and also hosts an active industry market for works in progress, and networking for local and international industry professionals.
Movie premieres often sell out, so take advantage of Advance Passes & Packages and get your tickets early!
Passes + Packages are on sale now, individual tickets go on sale in February:
Saturday, March 18 • 8:00pm
Brazilian samba sensation, daughter of the legendary Elis Regina, returns to Miami for the first time in nine years!
Her talent may be genetic, but Maria Rita has made her own mark on the Brazilian music scene, taking the MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) world by storm since her debut album in 2003, and refusing to cover any of her mother’s songs until a decade into her career. Her warm and flirtatious manner, beautiful timbre and tremendous range allow for heart-tugging and jaw-dropping interpretations of Brazil’s beloved genre: samba.
“a gentle, lustrous soprano with elegant depths and minutely detailed phrasing” –The New York Times
Friday, March 31 • 7:00pm
RISING STARS 2017
New World School of the Arts, Miami's premier arts conservatory will once again present Rising Stars, one of its most acclaimed events of the year.
This high-energy, Broadway-style extravaganza will be the perfect venue to celebrate New World School of the Arts' 30th Anniversary as well as an unmatched platform to highlight distinguished alumni who have returned home to recognize the school's success and to share their own career achievements in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Saturday, April 08 • 8:00pm
NUFONIA MUST FALL
A magical, multidisciplinary adaptation of a graphic novel by Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala.
The story of a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome office drone unfolds live via real-time filming/editing/projection of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets. The elaborate action is directed by K.K. Barrett, recently Oscar-nominated for Her. DJ Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide the live score for this silent film.
“Part of the enjoyment is glancing from the screen to the dimly lighted stage, seeing the puppeteers move from backdrop to backdrop and watching the ingenuity of the perspective and the minuscule gestures that translate into big-screen drama.” – The New York Times