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Literary & Performing Arts

On Stage at the Robert Russell Theater in the Sablotsky Cultural Arts Center 

Most Literary and Performing Arts programs at the Alper JCC take place in the Robert Russell Theater. Our annual schedule includes a wide variety of authors, comedians, lecturers, musicians, theatrical productions and movie presentations. Please contact 305-271-9000, x268 or for tickets and additional information.

Click Here for the Russell Theater Seating Chart.

For information about Miami Children's Theater click here for their official website with upcoming shows and information.


Saturday, January 14, 2017 • 7:30pm
Art Explosion
Russell Theater at the Alper JCC

Blank canvases transform into mural-sized masterpieces when speed painting artists show off their creativity - plus electrifying music and a cast of 10 dancers and singers. The powerful, contemporary artwork is available for sale following the performance.

Tickets: $35 JCC Member / $40 Admission / $50 Preferred


Saturday, February 4, 2017 • 7:30pm
A Night of Comedy with Jessica Kirson
Russell Theater at the Alper JCC

Presented with Comic Cure

Jessica Kirson’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences everywhere she
performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine and it is easy to understand why she
was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall’s Women in Comedy, Comedy Central’s South Beach,
Montreal, and HBO’s Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in
New York City and the Nightlife Award for, “Best Stand up Comedian” in NYC. This fall, she will be in Robert De Niro’s new movie, “The
Comedian.” She is also a consultant, producer, and co-writer on the film.

Ticket Price: Online in Advance: $25 General Admission. Limited number of $40 for Foursome. At the door: $35.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS or call 786-564-2291


Sunday, February 5, 2017 • 3pm
Mister G Children’s Concert
Russell Theater at the Alper JCC

Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer), called a “bilingual rock star”(Washington Post), is a Latin GRAMMY award winning children's musician and teaching artist making him one of the leading figures in the world of children's music. He has released seven award-winning albums of original music for children, including three bilingual (Spanish/English) albums. His 2015 bilingual release, Los Animales, won the Latin GRAMMY award for Best Children's album and his Mitzvah Bus album earned him his third Parents' Choice Gold Award. His CDs have been selected as best children's albums of the year by People Magazine, Parents Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library

Tickets: $10 per person 



Thursday, March 16, 2017 • 7:30pm
A Book in Concert 
Linda Kass, Tasa’s Song & Carpe Diem String Quartet
Russell Theater at the Alper JCC

A Book in Concert is a synergistic program of words and music with author Linda Kass and the boundary-breaking ensemble, Carpe Diem String Quartet. This unique event features Kass interspersing readings from her novel Tasa’s Song, with original musical compositions based on the book. Set during WWII, the book is inspired by true events and follows a young Jewish girl who dreams of becoming a world-renowned violinist. Carpe Diem String Quartet has earned widespread critical acclaim for its innovative programs. The ensemble recently appeared at Carnegie Hall.


Tickets: $18 includes author presentation, concert and refreshments






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