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OUT & ABOUT:
THE TROCKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
URGE MIAMI FESTIVAL
THE CHER SHOW AND HADESTOWN BROADWAY MUSICALS
Holiday Gift Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 5. OUT & ABOUT: THE TROCKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and will perform at the Arsht Center.
10. HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: IT’S THE SEASON FOR PRESENTS
Enjoy our gift ideas for your loved ones and yourself!
12. COVER STORY: CHRISTMAS MODEL QUINN BIDDLE
Peruse through the photos of our magnificent Christmas hunk Quinn Biddle by Photo Studio Miami.
16. ARTS NEWSIE: THE CHER SHOW AND HADESTOWN BROADWAY MUSICALS
The Broadway musicals The Cher Show and Hadestown are coming to South Florida in January.
18. PHOTO ALBUMS: URGE MIAMI FESTIVAL
Check out our photo albums of the URGE Miami Festival on pages 18 and 20.
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OUT & ABOUT By Rafa Carvajal
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY Photo Courtesy of Les Ballets Trockadero
touring in the United States and Canada, and continued to do so ever since with their tutus, giant-sized toe shoes, and comedic genius. Photo by Marcello Orselli
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, known worldwide as the leading all-male comic ballet company, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and will be performing at the Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall on January 11, 2024 at 8 p.m. The Trocks, as they are fondly known by their fans, will perform a show featuring many of the best acts from their company’s trailblazing repertoire. The Trocks dance en travesti and en pointe and are internationally renowned for their razor-sharp wit and breathtaking pointe work as they perform the most polished parodies of pieces that traverse the classical ballet choreographic form. They are extremely funny to watch, but they are also a company of professional male dancers who perform the full gamut of ballet and modern dance, while displaying their muscular and athletic bodies gracefully balanced on their toes as ballerinas.
The Trocks have also been the subject of several documentaries and were featured in an Emmy-winning episode of the acclaimed British arts program The South Bank Show, the 2017 feature film Rebels on Pointe, and Ballerina Boys, which played on PBS American Masters in 2021. Photo by Alberto Rodrigalvarez
Photo by Roberto Ricci
After their founding in 1974, just a few years from the Stonewall Uprising, The Trocks have gone on to perform in more than 43 countries and 667 cities for large and small audiences who love their tongue -in- cheek, humorous ballet performances. In 1975, the Trocks qualified for the National Endowment for the Arts Touring Program, hired a full-time teacher and ballet mistress, started
A number of their performances at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France also aired on Dutch, French and Japanese television, and a few of the dancers even appeared with Kermit and Miss Piggy on Muppet Babies. Some of the Trocks awards include a U.K. Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Repertoire and n o m i n a t i o n f o r O u t s t a n d i n g C o m p a n y, t h e U. K . Theatrical Managers Award, and the Italy Positano Award for Excellence in Dance. Visit arshtcenter.org and watch them ‘keep on Trockin’ while the audience giggles, laughs, and admires their skills as ballet dancers! #12 2023 WIREMAG.COM 5
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PUBLISHER’S CORNER HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! Welcome to our last Wire Magazine issue of the year. In this issue we bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide. It is the season for presents and we want to provide you with some gift ideas for your loved ones and yourself. Our magnificent Christmas cover model is Quinn Biddle with attractive photos to celebrate the holidays by Abel Cruz and Jorge Freire from Photo Studio Miami. In this month’s photo albums, we bring you pics from the URGE Miami Festival Beach Party and URGE-Verse at M2 nightclub in Miami Beach. Out & About previews the upcoming Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performance at the Arsht Center. The beloved all-male comic ballet company will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Arts Newsie tells you about the Broadway musicals The Cher Show and Hadestown coming to South Florida in January. I want to wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful, Healthy and Happy New Year! Cheers,
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ARTS NEWSIE By Rafa Carvajal
THE CHER SHOW AND HADESTOWN BROADWAY MUSICALS Photos Credit The Cher Show by Meredith Mashburn Photography
Two Broadway musicals are coming to the Arsht Center and the Broward Center in Miami. The brand-new production The Cher Show will be at Arsht January 2-7 and will feature 35 hits from Cher’s brilliant career as a music icon. Hadestown, which won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will be at the Broward Center January 9-21. We all know that Cher has been entertaining fans as a fabulous superstar for over 60 years, and as she said, “I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.” The Tony Award-winning musical The Cher Show tells Cher’s life story with 35 blockbuster musical hits, her two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy, and a plethora of the Tony Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns that Cher is famous for wearing on stage.
It takes three actresses to make Cher’s life story come alive on the musical stage. Ella Perez plays ‘Babe,’ the bright-eyed kid starting her music career. Catherine Ariale is ‘Lady,’ the glamorous pop star. Morgan Scott is ‘Star,’ the cultural icon Cher has become. According to Cher, “I really don’t think of myself as a singer. I think of myself as an entertainer, and the best place I do it is onstage.” The 2023-2024 National Tour of The Cher Show 16 WIREMAG.COM #12 2023
production is directed by Casey Hushion. The show choreography is by Antoinette DiPietropolo and the original Broadway and tour costume design is by Bob Mackie. Daniel Sher is the executive producer at Big League Productions, which is dedicated to musical theater.
Hadestown is the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards and is the most distinguished show of the 2018-2019 Broadway season. It also received four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. As explained jointly by Hadestown producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy, “Throughout its development, Hadestown has been deeply influenced by audiences around the world. We are thrilled and humbled to now share this beautiful story of hope, faith, and rebirth – written and directed by two amazingly talented women and brought to life by a diverse company of performers – with audiences across North America.” Photos Credit Hadestown by T Charles Erikson
Hadestown is by lauded singer-songwriter and Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell with director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. The show is performed by a group of energetic actors, dancers, and singers, and combines modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to rethink an age-old legend. Hadestown follows the two love stories of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice and of King Hades and his wife Persephone.
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