Bailey Hall Presents 2017-18 Calendar Listings

Posted On: August 18, 2017

The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event.

Ticket prices are noted by each event. Student and senior discounts are also available throughout the season. The eight mainstage events in the Bailey Hall Mainstage series are available on subscription for $165-$240.  Subscriptions for South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall are $175 - $225 and the film series subscription is available for $50. An all-inclusive “Everything Pass” with admission to all events in the three series is available for $385-$500. The Pick 6 Pass allows ticket buyers to create their own six-show package for $150-$200. Student and senior discounts are also available throughout the season.

While other events and performances will be offered at Bailey Hall in the 2017-18 season, the following calendar listings are for the three Bailey Hall Presents series: Bailey Hall Mainstage, the Bailey Hall Film Series and South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall. Print quality images of select performances from the upcoming season, representing all genres, may be downloaded at

Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

Bailey Hall Presents 2017-2018 Season

All dates, times, programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. 

Sept. 14 Film: Pushing Dead

Sept. 16 Manual Cinema Presents ADA/AVA

Oct. 14 Sweet Plantain Quartet

Oct. 19 Film: Score

Nov.  2 Film: Romeo is Bleeding

Nov. 5 Nobuntu

Jan. 20 South Florida JAZZ: Monty Alexander Trio

Jan. 24 Aquila Theatre presents “Sense and Sensibility”

Jan. 31 Aquila Theatre presents “Hamlet”

Feb. 3 The Triplets of Belleville—Live

Feb. 15 Film: DEEJ

Feb. 17 South Florida JAZZ: Trio da Paz

March 1 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond

March 15 Film: Purple Dreams

March 17 South Florida JAZZ: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

April 11 RIOULT Dance NY

April 12 Film: Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

April 21 South Florida JAZZ: Anat Cohen Quartet

May 19 South Florida JAZZ: Ignacio Berroa Trio

June 16 South Florida JAZZ: Nicole Henry

Bailey Hall Mainstage Series

Sept. 16 Manual Cinema Presents ADA/AVA

Oct. 14 Sweet Plantain Quartet

Nov. 5 Nobuntu

Jan. 24 Sense and Sensibility

Jan. 31 Hamlet

Feb. 3 The Triplets of Belleville—Live

March 1 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond

April 11 RIOULT Dance NY

The Bailey Hall Mainstage series begins when Manual Cinema Presents ADA/AVA on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience, Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava is a psychological thriller along the lines of Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Equal parts ghost story and suspense thriller, this tale of identical twins unfolds as nearly three hundred handmade shadow puppets are manipulated on old-school overhead projectors while an ensemble of musicians perform an original musical score. Tickets are $7-$39.

Separately hailing from Venezuela, Argentina, New Jersey and the Bronx, Sweet Plantain Quartet bridges the gap between generations or musical genres on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Artfully fusing the Western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip hop, jazz improv and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, they give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural and very New York. Tickets are $6-$23.

Taking its name from an African concept that values humility, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective, Nobuntu performs on Sunday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. Nobuntu’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. Tickets are $6-$23.

Dubbed “a classically trained, modernly hip troupe” by The New York Times, Aquila Theatre presents Sense and Sensibility, a theatrical adaption of Jane Austin’s romantic comedy of seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise. After the unexpected death of their father, level-headed Elinor, her hopelessly romantic sister and their mother must give up their comfortable lives when a relative inherits their home. The only hope for the two sisters is a profitable marriage in Austin’s insightful and witty tale which will be performed on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7-$49.

Four centuries after its premiere, Shakespeare’s Hamlet remains one of the classics of the world stage and it is performed by Aquila Theatre on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. The troupe whose productions of Shakespeare have been critically acclaimed by The New Yorker as “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect,” present this masterwork of mortality and madness in which the characters inhabit a rich landscape replete with deceit, mistrust, and schemes. Tickets are $7-$49.

The Triplets of Belleville – Live screens the movie nominated for Academy Awards as Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song as composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville, leaving his nearsighted grandmother and faithful dog to follow his trail. After being taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas, the motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy and end up entertaining the crowd as the chase is on. The Triplets of Belleville - Live will transport audiences to the exciting streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7-$39. 

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond to Bailey Hall on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The married fiddle players command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. With Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond, they share the legendary musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia through dancing, singing and, of course, world-class music making. MacMaster received a Grammy Award nomination for My Roots are Showing in the Best Traditional Folk Album category and the duo has three Juno Awards between them for Best New Group, Best Country Group and Best Instrumental Album. Tickets are $7- $49. 

The Bailey Hall Mainstage series culminates with a dazzling program by RIOULT Dance NY on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. Many company members have danced with the troupe for more than a decade and Rioult has been heralded by Backstage as “perhaps the most adept and courageous choreographer in mainstream modern dance today.” Their show includes an exciting new work, “Fire in the Sky” based on Deep Purple’s classic rock hit, “Smoke on the Water.” Tickets are $7-$29.

The Bailey Hall Film Series Presents

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Sept. 14 Pushing Dead

Oct. 19 Score

Nov. 2 Romeo is Bleeding

Feb. 15 DEEJ

March 15 Purple Dreams

April 12 Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Bailey Hall opens on Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. with Pushing Dead, a comedy about a man and his disease starring James Roday, Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, Khandi Alexander and Tom Riley. The film follows Dan, a struggling writer that has been HIV-positive for over 20 years, who deposits a $100 birthday check only to be dropped from his insurance plan for earning too much. Now he must take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3,000 a month to buy his meds. The San Jose Mercury News applauded the film for its “crafty screenwriting and a charismatic cast.” Following the screening, director Tom E. Brown will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

Go behind the scenes to discover how famous Hollywood composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history as Bailey Hall presents Score on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The 2017 documentary features interviews with John Williams, Quincy Jones, James Horner and Randy Newman as well as directors James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many others as it explores how composers assemble music to complement onscreen images that achieve powerful reactions from worldwide audiences. Following the screening, director Matt Schrader will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

From Executive Producer Russell Simmons and Director Jason Zeldes, the award-winning documentary Romeo is Bleeding comes to Bailey Hall on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The film follows Donté Clark, a young poet who transcends the violence of a fatal turf war in his hometown of Richmond, Calif. Clark struggles to maintain his idealism as he works with high school students to mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to end Richmond’s cycle of trauma. Clark will attend the screening and engage in a post-screening discussion. Romeo Is Bleeding received the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary at the Aspen Film Fest and Best Documentary Feature at the Napa Valley Film Festival, as well as other awards. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

Bailey Hall presents the documentary DEEJ, which follows this nonspeaking autistic who has found a uniquely powerful voice through his text-to-voice synthesizer, on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. The story is told largely by DJ Savarese ("Deej") who discovers what having a voice can truly mean as he embraces filmmaking and poetry and advocates on behalf of others.  Living with a loving adoptive family after being abandoned by his birth parents, he makes his way through high school and dreams of college while confronting the terrors of his past and obstacles to inclusion. Director Robert Rooy will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work following this screening that is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

“This is what Glee looks like in real life,” says one participant in the uplifting documentary Purple Dreams, which will be screened at Bailey Hall on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Struggling with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gang-related violence and single-parent households, students broaden their world through a triumphant musical production that ultimately propels them into a world of opportunity previously beyond their reach. The film’s producer, Robin Grey, will engage the audience in a post-screening discussion about the film that is shown as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers closes its second season with Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, the famous writer, farmer and activist, on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Filmed in Kentucky’s Henry County where Berry has lived since the mid-1960s, the documentary weaves Berry’s poetic and prescient words with gorgeous cinematography and the testimonies of his family and neighbors in a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America. Filmmakers Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell will engage in a post-screening discussion about the film and their work. The trailer is available at Tickets are $10.

South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall

Jan. 20 Monty Alexander Trio

Feb. 17 Trio da Paz

March 17 Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

April 21 Anat Cohen Quartet

May 19 Ignacio Berroa Trio

June 16 Nicole Henry

Led by a musician known for his surprise musical twists and the ability to build dramatic suspense, the Monty Alexander Trio kicks off the South Florida Jazz at  Bailey Hall series on Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Alexander was gigging in Kingston clubs in his teens when he moved to Miami briefly. His playing retains a strong Caribbean influence, both on piano and melodica, but with a significant bebop flavor and bright swinging feeling. Regulars Hassan Shakur on bass and drummer Obed Calvaire complete the band. Tickets are $11-$46.

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz performs on Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, acoustic bass virtuoso Nilson Matta, and Brazil’s swingingest drummer, Duduka da Fonseca, the trio updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music with the fusion of North American jazz sensibilities and vocabulary. All three players are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music and together they have redefined Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and fluid rhythmic undertow. Tickets are $11-$46. 

Four-time Juno Award-winner and two-time Grammy Award-nominee, Canadian soprano saxophonist-flautist Jane Bunnett appears in the series on Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. Recognized for her artistry and improvisational daring, her exploration and then immersion in Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies has expressed the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. Bunnett appears with her most recent recording and touring group, Maqueque. The band, which is both a folkloric and jazz fusion, consists of Bunnett and five dynamic young Cuban women instrumentalists and composers. Tickets are $11- $46. 

The Anat Cohen Quartet, helmed by the player voted by the Jazz Journalists Association as Clarinetist of the Year eight years in a row, performs on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.  Born in Tel Aviv and raised into a musical family, Cohen attended the finest Israeli schools before matriculating at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Studying clarinet from age 12 and later tenor sax, jazz captured her imagination as she explored Sidney Bechet to Sonny Rollins. Cohen has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category in DownBeat magazine every year since 2011.  Tickets are $11-$46.

In a special evening, legendary drummer Ignacio Berroa will narrate his documentary film Straight-ahead from Havana and perform with the Ignacio Berroa Trio on Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Berroa began his musical education at age 11, ultimately studying at Cuba’s National Conservatory. The 1980 Mariel boatlift landed him in New York City where he was soon introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, and spent the next 10 years as Gillespie’s drummer. A great Afro-Cuban drummer, Ignacio has worked with a who’s who of Latin and American artists. Tickets are $11-$46.

Nicole Henry will lead her quintet in the culmination of the South Florida Jazz at Bailey Hall series on Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Possessing a potent combination of onstage charisma, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance; she has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Her repertoire includes the Great American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, blues and originals. Tickets are $11-$46. 


South Florida JAZZ, Inc. (SFJ) is a nonprofit cultural arts organization that incorporated in 1992 to produce the Hollywood Jazz Festival, which terminated in 2005. It is and based in Broward County, but has presented in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, as well.  Current activities, entering its 26th season, focus upon production of a seasonal monthly concert series that migrates to Bailey Hall in 2018, and features critically acclaimed national and international artists. Additionally, SFJ has created several in-school mentoring programs from young children to collegiate music majors. SFJ sponsors master classes and clinics for high school and college students conducted by premier musicians visiting the area in conjunction with SFJ performances. The organization receives grants from Broward County and private foundations in addition to private donation from its membership. Additional information is available at


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