The Seminole Theatre announces its 2018-2019 Seminole Showcase Series.  The wide array of programming is sure to provide something for everyone.  Read about the highlights and more information.

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Historic Seminole Theatre and Oak View Group Facilities announce the 2018-2019 Seminole Showcase Series.  

The announced line-up includes a variety of performers from famous singers to tributes, from comedians to magicians, and even a couple firsts for the Seminole Theatre, like an ice skating show.  The Historic Seminole Theatre re-opened in December of 2015 after being shuttered for nearly four decades.  The first three seasons have seen progressively more exciting shows and growing audiences at the theater.  Seminole Theatre Executive Director Mickey McGuire spoke about some of the highlights of the season as well as what changes he has seen since opening the theater.

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Lee Ann Womack Photo"When we first opened our season in 2016, we had some very exciting artists on our lineup, but it was difficult to get the word out about everything we were doing here," recalls McGuire.  "Now that we have three seasons under our belt, we have built a following, and we have also been able to open a dialogue with the community about what they would like to see."

This year we have Lee Ann Womack opening up our season. We have been trying to bring her to South Florida for the past two years, but this was the first time we were able to make it work out with her schedule, and that should be fun."  Lee Ann Womack kicks off the season with a concert on September 23 at 7:00pm.  "We also have some familiar groups.  This season we have a return of Chinese Acrobats to the stage with the New Shanghai Circus (February 9, 2019) and we're also bringing back a group of comedians on the Irish Comedy Tour, who will headline our St. Patrick's Day Celebration (March 16, 2019)."

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So what has changed from season one to season four? "I think what has been most exciting is that we are able to take some chances.  We work all year long scouting artists and really trying to find the best acts to bring to South Florida.  In the past, we've found some shows where we say to ourselves 'Wow, this show is so great...but I have no idea how we would ever sell tickets.'  We took some chances last year with groups like the Well Strung string quartet or Runa - The Irish Celtic Folk band, and people really gave us a chance and came out!"  McGuire gave the scoop on what shows to look out for in this coming season.  "I think all of the shows on the season are fantastic, obviously, but I guess I think there are a few that might fly under some peoples' radar, and they should really give another look.  We have a world-renowned pianist, Julian Gargiulo, who is coming to Homestead after playing Carnegie Hall, and every time I talk to him he's in another country.  What you wouldn't guess is that 

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he's also this really engaging, funny guy, and he has a way of involving the entire audience.  You don't need to be a classical music buff to enjoy the show, and to see a world-renowned artist like Julian for just $20-$30 is a steal." (January 27, 2019).

The season, which runs from October to May, has a total of eighteen performances, an increase over prior seasons which averaged 12 concerts.  Many of the performances also line up with holidays or events, with shows planned for Oktoberfest (Vocaldente - Germany's premier vocal group) , Valentine's Day (Two on Tap , a song and dance homage to some of the best performing couples of the golden age of movies ), St. Patrick's Day (Irish Comedy Tour), and Mother's Day (Lakisha Jones - To Whitney, with Love, a tribute to Whitney Houston and the divas of years past).

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The Seminole Theatre has done well in the past few seasons highlighting well-known performers, from Jon Secada to Art Gargunkel, from Judy Collins to John Popper.  The 2018-2019 season will certainly not be without its stars.  In addition to season opener Lee Ann Womack , the line-up also features a queen of rock and roll, as girlRonnie Spector Artwork Thumb group superstar Ronnie Spector returns to the stage with her band Ronnie Spector and the Ronnettes.  Ronnie Spector first sang her way into hearts more than half a century ago with classics like “Be My Baby”, “Walking in the Rain”, and “Baby, I Love You”. Today The Ronettes’ queen bee takes the stage with the same charm and charisma that made her a star, delivering her inspired and soulful vocals with dazzling elegance while she sways to the swinging beat. At her shows Spector and her talented band perform hits from throughout her storied career, bringing to life the signature Wall of Sound for audiences to hear in person. She's an enduring legend who hasn't missed a beat, and ticket buyers shouldn’t miss any opportunity to see her shine in concert.  Ronnie Spector will play the Seminole Theatre on January 31, 2019.

Are there any shows that McGuire is looking forward to personally?  "There are always a couple shows that have me just as intrigued as the audiences.  With some artists, you more or less know what it is that you'll get on stage.  With some others, you may really not.  We have three shows this year that intrigue - or scare - me for different reasons.  Those shows are Broadway's Next H!T Musical, The Naked Magicians, and Peter Pan and Friends...on Ice."

THUMB NKDMGCNSBroadway's Next H!T Musical, playing February 22nd, is an improvisational musical theater performance. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.  "I've seen them do it live," says McGuire "and it was HILARIOUS.  What will happen at the Seminole Theatre?  I can't say for sure, but I trust they'll make it memorable."  The Naked Magicians, playing October 14, are two Australian magicians and performers who go by the motto 'Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants.'  The hunky Australian duo has been seen on London's West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV (NBC, ABC, FOX, iTV), and now they come to show their stuff on the Seminole Theatre stage.

"The show I expect to get the most questions about is Peter Pan and Friends on Ice.  As soon as we thought we might be able to make this work at the Seminole, we knew we had to book it.  I don't want to give away how it works, but suffice to say, we will have figure skaters on stage."  Peter Pan and Friends will play on March 14, 2019. 

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Another aspect of the growing season is the support the Seminole Theatre receives from local businesses.  A classic rock series, presented by K&G Cycles, is being presented as part of the Showcase Series this year.  The mini series is comprised of American Floyd - The Ultimate Pink Floyd Experience (November 10) and Forever Young (January 4). Forever Young is one part theatrical show, one part musical tribute. Set in a suburban basement, Forever Young is jam-packed with powerhouse vocals, dynamite choreography and, most importantly, a story of 5 best friends who discover a record player can truly change everything. 

McGuire offered up his thoughts on the partnership.  "I've had the opportunity to work closely with George Marakas at K&G Cycles as he's also an important figure in our business community and as a scholar and author.  Mr. Marakas was passionate about bringing some great, classic rock performers to South Florida and was hands-on in picking the artists.  I would not be at all surprised if these are two of the most successful shows we have had here." 

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The season is rounded out with modern folk trio A Band Called Honalee on November 1, The Chipper Experience, Where Comedy and Magic Collide on January 12, Presidio Brass, modern brass quintet on February 8, Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show on March 23, and Sweet Plantain Latin/Jazz String Quartet on April 13.  

Tickets can be purchased online at or over the phone at 786-650-2073.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office, 18 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL, Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00-6:00pm.

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Tickets are on sale now for both single tickets and packages.  Patrons of the Seminole Theatre can save the most money by packaging shows, with discounts of up to 25% off.  Subscription packages are available in a variety of forms, whether going for the entire season, pre-packaged mini-series such as "Music Lovers", "Date Night" or "Bring the Kids" options, or patrons have the option to build their own package by picking the shows and seating location.  Packages discounts start at just 3 shows.  

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