Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Actors' Playhouse is the nonprofit professional regional theatre company and managing agent of the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, a venue the organization built into a three-stage performing arts center in 1995. Celebrating its 29th season in 2016-2017, Actors' Playhouse has been awarded 87 regional Carbonell Awards for artistic excellence for its Mainstage productions. As a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 13 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County, Actors' Playhouse serves 150,000 patrons annually through its events and rentals, including 60,000 children.
Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences
The Musical Theatre for Young Audiences series, featuring musical plays for children presented by professional adult actors, serves more than 60,000 children each year. A free ticket program for minority and disadvantaged children benefits 7,000 at risk children annually.
Young Talent Big Dreams
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust, are excited to announce the return of the seventh annual Young Talent Big Dreams – the most widespread local youth talent contest in Miami-Dade. Kids between the ages of 8-17 will be invited to showcase their talents from February – May 2017, and compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships, cash awards and performance opportunities. The grand prize winner will also receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, courtesy of WSVN7. The competition features a total of six individual categories including; pop/rock/rap vocals, musical theatre/jazz standards/classical vocals, dance, musical instrument, original spoken word and original vocal and/or instrumental composition, and group categories of six or less members including; dance, musical instrumental and rock/pop/jazz bands with vocals. Participation is free of charge and limited to residents of Miami-Dade County.
Actors’ Playhouse Conservatory
Actors’ Playhouse’s year-round conservatory for adults and children offers training in drama, musical theatre and film. With 28 years of history to draw upon, the program is certainly amongst the most decorated in the region in terms of alumni. Led by Theatre for Young Audiences Director Earl Maulding, alumni currently featured on Broadway include Ana Villafañe (starring as Miami icon Gloria Estefan in the musical On Your Feet!), Sean Patrick Doyle (Angel/Ensemble in Kinky Boots) and Stephen Christopher Anthony (Ensemble/The Book of Mormon).
Many alumni return to Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to perform on the award-winning company’s Mainstage such as Sarah Crane, Robbie Smith, Drew Arisco and Karl Skyler Urban who all flew home to Miami this past winter for West Side Story. Dominique Scott (National Tour: Rock of Ages) is currently starring in our critically acclaimed production of Million Dollar Quartet. Angelina Carballo understudied in Ruthless! The Musical before making her Broadway tour debut in Annie at the age of nine.
Alumna Aimee Carrero, who started out in our summer camp program, is now the voice of Disney's new Latina princess Elena of Avalor. Former student Josie Loren is best known for her starring role in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It. After writing for the series Devious Maids, Alumna Charise Castro Smith was given the go-ahead by ABC to co-executive produce the pilot for her original series, The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez.
Our educational outreach provides resources with workshops; study guides, field trips and backstage dialogues with theatre professionals helping children develop self-confidence and effective communication skills. Our Sensory-Friendly program, offers exclusive Children’s Theatre performances for youth with autism and other sensory disorders for weekday school matinees and Saturday performances.