There's only one place to catch snow in Miami and that's at Slava's Snowshow, which returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a limited engagement beginning July 31.
"We are thrilled to be bringing back Slava's Snowshow. We've received countless requests since the show played here in 2008 from people who want to come back and from those who missed it and heard how wonderful it was," said Andrew Goldberg, vice president of Marketing.
The show, which is often compared to a cross between Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group, brings clowning, mime, spectacle and --most of all --snow. It was created by Russian-born Slava Poulin, the original Cirque clown genius.
The show is described as an awe-inducing theatrical experience, and a profoundly moving spectacle filled with wondrous images, delightful comedy, haunting music and snow -lots and lots of snow.
More than 30,000 people saw it 2008, which was so successful it kicked off an Arsht Center tradition of summer blockbuster shows, said Goldberg. "Prior to that, the conventional wisdom was that you should not program anything during the summer because no one lives here. Slava's Snowshow not only dispelled that myth, it blew it out of the water," he added.
An international hit, the show returns to Miami following sold-out engagements in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, London and New York.
"People in Miami love big spectacles and it doesn't get any better than this," said Goldberg. Especially memorable is the finale, he noted, adding, "It is literally a blizzard in the theater that blows your hair back. I don't know of any other show that has that experience. "
The show is suitable for adults and children age 8 up. Tickets start at $25.