The term “Class Act” could have been coined for Hal Linden. Best known for his portrayl of precinct captain Barney Miller in the television series, Linden is also a song and dance man who has appeared in Broadway productions, countless films and television shows which have earned him a Tony Award and several Emmys. It’s no wonder the Oregonian called him “a triple threat performer with a big voice.” Linden is also a classically trained clarinetest who’s touring with a cabaret-style concert featuring jazz standards, Broadway hits and favorites from the American Songbook. Now, fans can enjoy his many talents in the intimate setting of the Aventura Center on February 28.
Hailing from the same television era as Hal Linden is another class act, actress Sally Struthers, who is best remembered as Gloria on the groundbreaking television series All In The Family. Like Linden, the Emmywinning actress is a versatile performer who has appeared in musicals from Hello Dolly to Annie and dozens of film and TV roles. In March, Sally combines her comedic timing with her delightful stage presence when she appears at the Aventura Center. Don’t miss Sally who’ll sing a little, dance a little, laugh a little, and charm a lot!
Two award-winning pieces of theater also come to theAventura Arts & Cultural Center this March. Wiesenthal “The Conscience of the Holocaust” is a tour-de-force recounting how the “Jewish James Bond” escaped death at the hands of the Nazis and comitted his life to tracking down thousands of Nazi war criminals. At times funny, riveting and compelling, this powerful story should be shared with children and grandchildren.
Balancing the levity ofWiesenthal is Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. Winner of the Tony Award for “Best Play” Biloxi Blues remains one of Simon’s most endearing autobiographical pieces, chronicling his coming of age during World War II when the draft forced him to leave his Brooklyn neighborhood for basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, a world removed from all he was familiar with. With humor and pathos, the universal lessons of Biloxi Blues are still relevant to viewers today.
“Biloxi Blues is presented by the acclaimed Montana Repertory Theatre, one of the country’s most respected touring companies,” notes Steve Clark, General Manager of the Aventura Center. “We are proud to bring theater of this caliber toAventura, and pleased to be capping our third season with a full roster of quality entertainment.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura 33180. For tickets call 877.311.7469 or visit AventuraCenter.org.