Shows just announced: Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Whoopi Goldberg, Soweto Gospel Choir…
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County marks its 2013-2014 box office opening with more than 30 new shows on sale to the public for the first time, including 20 new shows just announced: Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Whoopi Goldberg, Soweto Gospel Choir, plus the return of Miami favorites Flamenco Festival Miami 2014, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ayikodans, and more! The event-filled weekend also marks the launch of the Center’s new website (www.arshtcenter.org). The new site is enhanced with interactive features that provide each visitor with a one-stop shop of information on shows and promotes social media engagement.
The Center’s official 2013-2014 box office opening begins September 7. The general public will have their first opportunity to purchase tickets for any of the 20+ shows now available, including newly announced performances as well as their first opportunity to purchase tickets to individual events on the Jazz Roots, Broadway in Miami, and Knight Masterworks Season – Ziff Classical Music Series, including Chris Botti, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Warhorse, Elf: The Musical, Blue Man Group, and many more.
No fees for 48 hours!
To commemorate the box office opening and the new website, the Center will be waiving handling fees for any purchases made online exclusively at www.arshtcenter.org for 48 hours – 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7 to 10 a.m. Monday, September 9.
As always, Arsht Center members have an opportunity to purchase tickets for all of these shows prior to the general public during the annual private sale, going on now until September 7. Memberships begin at $75; additional information can be found in the “Membership and Support” tab at www.arshtcenter.org.
New Website Features
The new website features more than a dozen new functionalities, including the ability to select your own seats, see the view from every section, print tickets at home, connect seamlessly to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, become a member instantly and buy and redeem gift certificates. In addition, users can now watch videos, view photos and read cast biographies and reviews on a page dedicated to each show. To add to the site’s user-friendliness, www.arshtcenter.org is also mobile-optimized, making the site easier to navigate from a mobile phone or tablet device.
“The Arsht Center has worked diligently to create the new website, testing it with dozens of patrons to ensure we create a site that is easy to use, engaging and fun,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Arsht Center. “We are excited to now unveil the new site to all who enjoy the Center and the performing arts. We encourage everyone to log on to experience the excitement of seamless online engagement with the Arsht Center.”
For complete listings, including performance dates and ticket pricing, please visit the Adrienne Arsht Center website at www.arshtcenter.org.