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The Adrienne Arsht Center is the proud recipient of South Florida Parenting Magazine’s Kids Crown Award! Nominated by the magazine’s readers, the Center was deemed a favorite Family Outing and “The Best Way to Introduce Kids to the Performing Arts.”
South Florida Parenting’s Kid Crown Awards are bestowed each year on businesses, attractions and activities that offer fun, quality service to South Florida families.
“Every child should have access to live performances. Through our presentations of family shows and a host of interactive at-the-theater and in-the-classroom activities, turning children into life-long performing arts lovers is certainly at the top of the Adrienne Arsht Center agenda. We are very proud to have been recognized with our first Kids Crown Award,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Interactive, arts-based activities such as the monthly Family Fest surely put the Center at the top of the list. Family Fest entertained more than 6,000 attendees during the 2008-2009 season with aerial performances, instrument discovery workshops, sing-a-longs, animal petting experiences, dance workshops, face painting, acting workshops, professional storytelling and outdoor multicultural concerts. In addition, Family Fest’s outdoor activities were complemented by the opportunity to enjoy free performances inside each of the main halls – Miami City Ballet’s “Carnival of the Animals” and The Cleveland Orchestra with Nestor Torres in “Peter and the Wolf.” The Family Fest fun continues in 2009-2010, kicking off on November 7 with a performance by the Miami Music Project, featuring conductor James Judd.
Other activities planned for 2009-2010 that are poised to uphold the Center’s Kids Crown status include two Broadway musicals for families – 101 Dalmatians The Musical and Wicked. Free Gospel Sundays, the hugely successful series of gospel concerts in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, will continue to draw families from all over South Florida to enjoy magnificent performances by the best gospel choirs in the area alongside national gospel headliners.
Plus, totally new for next season, is the 2010 Rock Odyssey education program which will bring every fifth grader in Miami-Dade County to the Center, free of charge, to experience this innovative musical remake of the Homer classic chronicling the epic journey in an accessible and theatrical rock opera style.
To read more about the Kids Crown Awards, check out the July issue of South Florida Parenting.
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