Commonly called The Arsht Center, is Florida’s largest performing arts center and is located on Biscayne Boulevard in the Omni neighborhood of Downtown, Miami, Florida, United States. It is the second largest performing arts centers in the United States.

The Center was partly built on the grounds of a former Sears department store; it was an Art Deco building constructed in 1929, predating the Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive. It was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1997 as Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store. However, by 2001, the only surviving part of the original structure was a seven-story tower built by Sears, the space’s successor. The department store space itself had been demolished. It was decided to preserve the tower and incorporate it into the new performing arts center.

The Center is known as a presenter of world-class performances, an openly-accessible community resource, a source of education for children and adults, and a catalyst for economic growth in downtown Miami.

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Winter Shorts delivers much-needed holiday cheer…a joyous investment! – Miami Herald City Theatre is presenting one of its best evenings of short plays, performed by an excellent cast! – Miami Art Zine Hilarious! – Florida Theater on Stage Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long!  Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice. Penned by the country’s best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars, City Theatre’s Winter Shorts will sparkle this holiday season! Showtimes are as follows: Thursday, December 06, 2018 7:30 PM Friday, December 07, 2018 7:30 PM Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:30 PM Sunday, December 09, 2018 4:00 PM Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:30 PM Friday, December 14, 2018 7:30 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:00 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:30 PM Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:00 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:30 PM Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:30 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 7:30 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:30 PM Sunday, December 23, 2018 4:00 PM  

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The holiday tradition you love will become even more magical, with the latest production by Cuban-American artistic power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. A vibrant and animated winter wonderland comes to life, featuring appearances by The Sugarplum Fairy, toy soldiers, and mischievous mice, all while retaining George Balanchine’s iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The showtimes are as follows: Friday, December 14 – 7:00 PM Saturday, December 15 – 2:00 PM Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 PM Sunday, December 16 – 1:00 PM Sunday, December 16 – 6:30 PM Wednesday, December 19 – 7:00 PM Thursday, December 20 – 7:00 PM Friday, December 21 – 2:00 PM Friday, December 21 – 7:00 PM Saturday, December 22 – 2:00 PM Saturday, December 22 – 7:00 PM Sunday, December 23 – 1:00 PM Sunday, December 23 – 6:30 PM Monday, December 24 – 12:00 PM  

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