11155 SW 112th Avenue Alper JCC
Miami, FL 33176
Performing at Miami Children's Theater (Nov 16 - Nov 18)
MCT Mainstage presents Violet, a beautiful and touching musical that explores faith, love and acceptance. Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLET follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets ayoung black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ’90s, VIOLET astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic, toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by Jeanine Tesori, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by Brian Crawley that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues.
The Miami Childrens Theater (MCT) is one of the most distinguised and prolific young persons' theaters in the nation. Now in it's 17th year, MCT has grown from an afterschool program at the Coral Gables Youth Center into a full scale company that now houses three theaters, four summer camps, and a complete theater conservatory class system. MCT stages one of the most ambitious main stage production schedules in the nation and is recognized for the quality of its young actors. Currently, seven MCT "alumni" are appearing in lead roles on four Broadway national tours and two Broadway shows. Miami Childrens Theater is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization and a proud partner of Miami Dade Cultural Affairs, the City of Coral Gables and the Dave and Mary Alper JCC. Visit our website at www.miamichildrenstheater.com for complete class, camp and theatrical show information.
Current big Holiday production is Disney's The Little Mermaid!