April Events: ‘El Huracán,’ Disney on Ice, and More Best Bets

“El Huracán” at GableStage

April Events: ‘El Huracán,’ Disney on Ice, and More Best Bets

Written by Miami native and recent Academy Award winner Charise Castro Smith (you may know her from Disney’s “Encanto” or Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House”), “El Huracán” tells the story of a family preparing themselves for the impending disaster of Hurricane Andrew. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” this play blends imagination with reality under the direction of GableStage’s producing artistic director, Bari Newport, from April 15 to May 15.

Tickets run from $35 to $65. Performances Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

1200 Anastasia Ave.

Tour of the Gables Run 

Lace up your running shoes and head for the starting line on April 15 for the Doctors Hospital Tour of the Gables run at George E. Merrick Park across from City Hall. There is a 10K run and a 5K run, with tech shirts for the first 500 runners. Check in time is 6 am, warm up at 7:15 am, and start time at 7:30 am.

5K registration is $40, 10K is $50, and there is a $15 kids dash. The first 500 finishers receive a commemorative race medal. 

405 Biltmore Way
For more information, go to runsignup.com.

St. Martin in the Field Chamber Ensemble

The world-renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is coming to the Sanctuary of the Arts on Easter Sunday. The ensemble consists of an oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn, and will be joined by guest pianists Caroline Palmer and Marina Radiushina. The program will include works by Poulenc, Glinka, Schulhoff, and Beethoven.

The program begins at 4 pm, April 9, with $30 general admission and $10 for students.

The Sanctuary is located across from City Hall at 410 Andalusia Ave. Visit mainlymozart.com for more information. 

“Lucky Stiff” at University of Miami’s Ring Theatre

This comedic murder-mystery follows Harry Witherspoon, an English shoe salesman who needs to pass off his dead uncle as alive on a vacation so he can inherit $6 million. His uncle’s suspicious mistress, a dog-loving rival, and some French chorus girls are also along for the ride in this upbeat musical that was originally put on by the Tony Award-winning team that brought “Seussical,” “Anastasia,” and “Ragtime” to life.

Tickets are $12 for students; $24 for UM alumni, faculty/staff, and seniors; and $27 for general admission.

Runs from April 20 to 29. Performances Wednesday to Saturday 8 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday at 2 pm. 

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr.

Disney on Ice: Into the Magic!

With performances featuring characters from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Moana,” “Coco,” “Frozen,” and “Rapunzel,” this Disney on Ice performance is a spectacular adventure highlighting courage, love, and the magic of dreams. The family-friendly event will be held at University of Miami’s Watsco Center from April 27 to April 30 with a total of eight performances.

Tickets run from $25 to $95. Performances at 10:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 3 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7 pm, depending on the day.

Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr. 

Seraphic Fire: The 20th Anniversary Concert

Honoring the conclusion of Seraphic Fire’s 20th anniversary season, the world-class choral group takes the stage on April 28 at 8 pm with a program including both their oldest and newest pieces as well as commissioned works from Brigham Young University and the James L. Knight Foundation. Join Seraphic Fire at the Church of the Little Flower to see their first performance of “Spem in alium,” Thomas Tallis’ massive 40-voice motet in which all 40 voices have individual parts, as well as other favorites from the Grammy-nominated ensemble’s repertoire. Tickets are $62.

Church of the Little Flower, 711 Indian Mound Trail.

“Bright Star” by Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre

Get inspired by a true story featuring a Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at Miracle Theatre. Set in the American South during the 1920s and ’40s, “Bright Star” tells a story of love and redemption with beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters performed by the troupe at Actors’ Playhouse.

Tickets start at $40. Performances run Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 3 pm through April 16. 

REVIEW: With A Powerhouse Leading Lady, ‘Bright Star’ Glows

Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. 

“Carmina Burana” by the Frost Symphony Orchestra

April Events: ‘El Huracán,’ Disney on Ice, and More Best Bets

In the finale of Frost Symphony Orchestra’s season on April 29 at 7:30 pm, University of Miami conductors Gerard Schwarz and Amanda Quist unite with Dean Shelly Berg on piano to put on works by David Schiff and George Gershwin, as well as Carl Orff ’s famous “Carmina Burana.” The latter, a cantata that premiered in 1937 Germany, will feature Frost soloists, choirs, and the full orchestra to bring to life aspects of medieval life, originally written in medieval German and Latin. Tickets for the final performance of the season range from $15 for students and children to $25 for seniors and $30 for adults.

Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr.


On April 11, cast your vote for the two Coral Gables City Commission seats up for grabs. Mayor Vince Lago has already won reelection after he ran unopposed, but there are six candidates running for two four-year commission positions.

Voting will take place at your assigned precinct (where you vote for all local, state, and federal elections) but if you’d like to vote early or drop off a mail-in ballot, you can do so at the War Memorial Youth Center on April 1, 2, or 8 from 8 am to 4 pm.

For more information on the candidates, see our voting guide.

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Best Reason to Leave the Gables: Frost Science Museum

In celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the Frost Science Museum in Downtown Miami is partnering with FPL to teach families all about the power of the sun and what everyday people can do to protect the Earth. Local high schoolers will talk about environmentally friendly projects they’ve been working on, FPL will give a presentation on solar power, and the Frost Science education team will be making crafts with participants.

The programming runs from 11 am to 4 pm and comes free with museum admission, which is $24.95 for children ages 4-11 and $32.95 for all those 12 and up.

Frost Science Museum, 1101 Biscayne Blvd.