Revered pianist Philippe Entremont shares the stage with the NWSA Symphony Concert

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A picture of the New World School of the Arts orchestra led by Alfred Gersfeld.The New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra celebrates NWSA's 30th Year in style with a symphony, under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld, presenting three masterworks throughout the evening. With Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, the hall will be filled with glorious sounds of this magnificent and complex score. Also featured in the concert is the great piano soloist, Philippe Entremont, one of the most revered pianists in history who has played and recorded with the greatest conductors from around the world, including Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Ormandy, to name a few.

College Music Theater presents the music-horror drama Jekyll & Hyde

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Celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary, New World School of the Arts college music theater returns to the Colony Theater in Miami Beach this season to presents the Tony award-winning musical Jekyll & Hyde, the music-horror drama based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the musical is directed by New World School of the Arts theater faculty James Randolph, highlighting the talents of music theater college juniors and seniors, and the NWSA Symphony Orchestra students, led by Jeff Hess, Musical Director of the show.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, Executive Producer of Moonlight (2017 Golden Globe Award winner for Best Picture), directs Play Reading of his world-acclaimed play “The Brother/Sister Plays" at New World School of the Arts.

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Alana Arenas and Tarell McCraney sitting next to each other on stage.Tarell McCraney at the Make Art Work event.

MIAMI – Hailed as one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 1999 graduate of the New World School of the Arts High School Theater program, welcomes the New Year with a Play Reading, in celebration of NWSA’s 30th Anniversary. The Play Reading sessions bring to the New World Dance Theater stage McCraney’s award-winning play – The Brother/Sister Plays, with an early afternoon reading of In the Red and Brown Water and an early evening reading of The Brothers Size, followed by a Bonus Scene of McCraney’s Choir Boy. The three play readings will be presented by New World School of the Arts alumni*, many who are returning to Miami from all over the nation to partake in this unprecedented celebratory event. The cast includes, the original cast of Manhattan Theatre production of Choir Boy and Nic Ashe, starring in Queen Sugar on the OWN network and Jeremy Pope. Award winning actress Alana Arenas, who is a Steppenwolf Company member, will also be joining the cast.

NWSA welcomes the Holiday Season with the American favorite "Bye Bye Birdie"

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Bye Bye Birdie performed on stage by six female actors surrounding one male actor.New World School of the Arts continues its 30th Anniversary celebratory mood with the classic American musical by Michael Stewart, Bye Bye Birdie - with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. With a cast of close to thirty NWSA High School music theater students, NWSA theater faculty member Matthew Buffalo directs this popular teenage musical inspired by none otherthan the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley.
Opening performance – Bye Bye Birdie: Friday, December 2, 7:30 PM. Additional presentations on December 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 PM on Sunday, December 4, 11 at 2:00 PM. Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, Miami. General admission is $12; Students and seniors $5. Tickets available at

"Vernacular Compulsion" explores urban gardens during Art Basel in Yard@Casalin

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An art piece designed as a table sitting in a yard.MIAMI – New World School of the Arts continues its 30th Year celebration during Art Basel with its coveted al fresco exhibition in the heart of Wynwood. Vernacular Compulsion, presented by NWSA college visual artists, "is a kaleidoscopic cacophony of high-brow Kitsch where a collaboration of students and faculty from the NWSA BFA program create a site-specific installation and social experience through the structure of a garden party within the confines of the Yard@Casalin," explained artist and NWSA faculty member Donald Lambert, who is directing this year's exhibition during the nation's most recognized art fair in Miami.
The result of a semester-long project initiated by a collaboration between Lambert and a dozen students, the exhibition, set amid the urban oasis that is Yard@Casalin, varies in format from previous shows. Created as one single group exhibition comprised of numerous layers, Vernacular Compulsion displays multiple perspectives that together, seamlessly arrive at one unified destination by exploring the role of urban gardens as a site of reflection and socialization within the city. Over the course of a semester the group researched the history and function of urban gardens, concentrating on European forms and their influence on the development of gardens, particularly those in North America and South Florida. As guests navigate and interact within the space they will find that even the well anticipated local drinks and fare complement the physical work on display.
Vernacular Compulsion opens with a Breakfast Reception on Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 AM. Yard@Casalin is located at 55 NW 30 Street, Wynwood. The reception and show are free and open to the public.

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