Summer time in Miami has no sign of slowing down for the supposed “slow season” and the Adrienne Arsht Center is ramping up there summer, proving themselves to be the epicenter of culture and entertainment with their newest engagement- “The Donkey Show”. The anticipation is building for the arrival of this renowned smash hit, 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 floor show, inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will open on July 18 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.
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 Executive Vice President, Scott Shiller. “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.”
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 to THE DONKEY SHOW may be purchased through the Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.