The City Theater and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are proud to present BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS. This musical jammin ‘with timeless music and lyrics by Bob Marley is based on the children’s book (Every Little Thing) by his daughter Cedella Marley. From June 22nd to July 9th at the intimate Carnival Studio Theater at the Arsht Center. BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS it features a live reggae band playing on stage and is an entertaining summer theater event for the whole family.
BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS it is a story of peace and love. The mother says “breathe easy,” but Ziggy is afraid to leave home. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and walking away from this furtive, hair-clinging Duppy! But with the help of Doctor Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy remembered that “the whole little one will be fine!”
“It’s an honor to see my father’s music connect with each new generation. My kids loved singing ‘Three Little Birds’ when they were little. It was like his little mantra, and that’s what inspired me to write the book. Seeing this story come to life on stage illustrated by my father’s music gives it an extra dimension. It’s a positive and exciting vibe that the world needs most, especially these days, “said Cedella Marley.
Tickets a BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS are $ 20 (children up to 12 years old) and $ 30 (12+) *, and can be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.
BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS is directed by Gladys Ramirez with musical direction by Jamie Hinckson and choreography by Sandra Portal-Andreu. The cast includes TJ Pursley (“Ziggy”), Noelle Nicholas (“Here”), Frankie Mitjanit (“Duppy”), Malik Archibald (“Doctor Bird”), Toddra Brunson (“Cedella”) and Deanna Gamboa (“Tacoomah”).
He BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS The creative team includes the artistic director of the City Theater Margaret M. Ledford; stage designer Jodi Dellaventura; sound designer Steve Shapiro; costume designer Ellis Tillman; lighting designer Eric Nelson; property designer Jameelah Bailey; and stage director Izabella Orelle.
BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS is presented in agreement with Concord Theatricals.
City Theater is grateful for the additional financial support for this production from the Peacock Foundation, Inc., Carnival Foundation and Key Biscayne Community Foundation.
Launched in 1996, City Theater is one of Miami’s oldest theater companies. They stand out nationally for being the only theater in the country to produce 10-minute plays and musicals throughout the year and for all ages. City Theater has won four Carbonell Awards, including the Bill Von Mauer Award in 2016. The company was recognized by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava in honor of City Theater 25.th Birthday Day ”June 9, 2021.
* All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the intimate nature of the performances at the Carnival Studio Theater, and at the request of the performers, guests are recommended and encouraged to wear masks (over the nose and mouth) while sitting in the theater for BOB MARLEY’S THREE BIRDS. Masks are welcome and recommended in the lobby and other areas of the Arsht Center. The Arsht Center continues to maintain improved cleaning and air filtration procedures for the well-being of the public, artists and staff. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and will be updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.
The Miami-Dade County Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the County Board of Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Dade and the Council on Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Tourism Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, the State Department, the Arts and Culture Division and Florida Arts and Culture Council. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from local, state, and national individuals, corporations, and foundations.
About Adrienne Arsht Center
Located in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people with the arts, with and between the Arsht Center. Our stages are live year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident businesses and local art partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity, and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami kids every year.
Since its opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 nonprofit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new developments in the downtown area, a leader in programming that reflects the diversity of South Florida, a venue for historic events. and the Miami Arts Education Center.
Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive educational programs, many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists, and arts-based organizations. in Miami.
The Arsht Center is also a stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our more than 300 events each year include the Signature Series of the Center for Classical Music, Jazz, Broadway, Local Theater and more. We present a robust series of Broadway musicals touring directly from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual flamenco festival, and an award-winning theater program in Miami. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, the CommuniTEA LGBTQ + celebration, and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring people from all corners of our community together. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.
About the City Theater
The City Theater has the generous support of the Peacock Foundation, Inc., Carnival Foundation, Dunns-Josephine Hotel, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson and the Great Convention. Miami and Visitors Bureau.
City Theater is an award-winning professional theater company founded in Miami in 1996 that is dedicated to the development and production of new plays and programming that entertain, inform and resonate with its diverse audiences. Now one of South Florida’s oldest theaters, the City Theater stands out nationally for being the only theater in the country to produce 10-minute plays and musicals year-round and for all ages. Since 2007, the City Theater has become the main venue for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Carnival Studio Theater, where its distinctive SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL will enjoy its postponed 25th Milestone Anniversary season in 2022. and feature-length plays as part of the Artht Center’s Theater Up Close series, such as Tom Mula’s JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2021 and Bekah Brunstetter’s THE CAKE in 2019. Recently, City Theater and Arsht in partnership with Atlantic Council, presented the A professional from Miami did the reading of WAR WORDS by Michelle Kholos Brooks, as part of a national project in honor of veterans and Veterans Day.
City Theater has produced hundreds of shorts for its varied lineup of well-known and exciting new writers who are often discovered through its National Short Film Competition Awards. He commissioned plays from South Florida-related playwrights for his SHORT CUTS high school tours. City Shorts, She Shorts, City Reads, CityWrights, and Industry Weekend are additional City Theater productions, programs, and outreach efforts that showcase the versatile versatility of short plays and the talented artists who write them in South Florida and around the world. of the country. The City Theater recently received a two-year fellowship from the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at the Miami Foundation to nurture, elevate, and promote Miami BIPOC writers with a two-year initiative to develop playwrights. form a cohort of artists committed to creativity. and vocational training with local / national masters, leading to exciting new plays from Miami’s multicultural voices that will be featured in the City Theater’s year-round community programming.
City Theater is an associate member of the National New Play Network (NNPN) and participated in the Rolling World Premiere production of Robert Schenkkan’s BUILDING THE WALL produced at Arsht in 2018; the South Florida Theater League; the Florida Professional Theater Association. In 2016, City Theater was honored by the Carbonell Committee with the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the development of South Florida theater by an individual or group, for the company’s dedication to the format. of the short work and the promotion of the development of new works. . For more information, visit citytheatre.com.