Broward College Announces 2016-2017 Bailey Hall Cultural Arts Calendar

Posted On: September 1, 2016

Davie, FL (June XX, 2016) – Broward College announced the 2016-2017 cultural arts calendar for Bailey Hall, its flagship venue located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie, Fla. The season will begin this September and will include its signature “Bailey Hall Presents” series, a classical chamber music series, and a special touring film series. Season and series ticket packages are currently on sale. Individual show tickets will go on sale July 15.

Generous support for the series from Broward College, South Arts Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts helps keep the quality high and ticket prices affordable for these programs.

“We strive to provide programming to our community which is hip, smart, engaging, authentic, and educational,” said Dan Barnard, DMA, ASCAP, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall. “This year, we have curated an exciting season with shows that range from classical to contemporary, edgy to traditional. I invite our community to join us as we transform Bailey Hall into a beacon for arts and entertainment in South Florida.”

In addition to providing the community with an outstanding opportunity to interact with exemplary music, theater, dance and film Bailey Hall is committed to including an educational component for the students at Broward College. The visiting musicians and theater troupes help Broward College enrich its curriculum by creating workshops and master classes for students in performing arts programs.

Several discount ticket packages for the 2016-2017 season currently are available and range from $50 to $525 depending on seating locations and the number of shows in each package with additional discounts for children and seniors. 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.  


Bailey Hall Presents

Song of the Phoenix, Nai-Ni Chen Dance

Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Song of the Phoenix brings audiences on a journey through space and time to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline, and features original and unique choreography by Nai-Ni Chen, whose repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern dance.


The President’s Own, U.S. Marine Band

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Generally regarded as the best military band in the world, tickets for this event are free and will be available in September.


Malika Tirolien

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

All of her life’s influences can be felt as Malika moves from Caribbean vocals and rhythms from her native Guadeloupe to Soul and Jazz, to urban Montreal’s take on Hip-Hop. Delicate and precise, Malika’s voice is clear and compelling.


The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition, presented by Reduced Shakespeare Company

Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds. The self-proclaimed “bad boys of abridgment” move from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, from George Washington to Barack Obama during a 90-minute roller coaster of American history.


Feile Na Nollag (A Christmas Gathering), Danu

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed  Irish  ensemble,  Danú,  celebrates  Christmas  with  ‘Féile  na  Nollag’  (A  Christmas Gathering). Danú’s performance offers a taste of Ireland’s yule tide traditions which have been held for hundreds of years. Celtic music will fill the hall with the sounds of the holidays.


Exploring the Red Planet with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins

Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Perhaps no one on earth knows more about our planet’s nearest neighbor than Kobie Boykins. His presentation will include dozens of breath-taking images of Mars as well as his personal reflections on the importance of success and failure in the process of scientific exploration.


Elaine Elias

Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the seduction, romance and rhythm of Brazil as Eliane Elias and her band explore the country’s musical heart and soul, bringing you the rhythms of the Samba, the Bossa Nova and more. Elias won a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for her current release “Made in Brazil.” She has sold over 2 million records to date and received 7 Grammy nominations.


Claremont Trio

Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m.

The Claremont Trio was formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School when twin sisters Emily Bruskin, violin, Julia Bruskin, cello, and pianist Andrea Lam formed a group in New York city near Claremont Avenue. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremont Trio is consistently lauded for their maturity and exuberance.


March of the Penguins – Live!  with Broward Symphony and Guest Conductor Jeffrey Schindler

Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with Warner Bros, featuring composer Alex Wurman’s original score, the award-winning film March of the Penguins will be accompanied live by the Broward Symphony orchestra performing the brilliantly evocative score under the baton of Jeffrey Schindler, conductor of the original movie soundtrack and one of the most prolific music directors in Hollywood.


Montana Repertory Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary season, Montana Repertory Theatre presents a revival of this Neil Simon Classic. Through comedy, Simon explores love, relationship, marriage, and family––the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion. Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone.


The Palm Beach Symphony 

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of maestro Ramon Tebar, the heralded Palm Beach Symphony will make their Bailey Hall debut with a stunning program including Gershwin’s jazzy An American in Paris, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, and the world premiere of a new work by Andre Previn.


Nufonia Must Fall – Live!

Friday and Saturday, April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m.

Nufonia Must Fall – Live!, is a real-time big-screen production of a graphic novel by scratch DJ artist Kid Koala.   The charming story tells of a lovable robot and a beautiful inventor who find each other. The production is a visual and auditory delight as patrons watch the process of filming the story with puppetry and live musicians, while simultaneously enjoying the finished product on the big screen above the stage.


Herencia de Timbiqui

Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

While Colombia is often synonymous with Cumbia, the music from the Pacific Coast, like that of Herencia de Timbiquí, remains largely unexplored. Herencia de Timbiquí works to preserve the ancestral roots of the marimba de chonta, and traditional instruments such as the bombo, cununos and the guasá and combines them with a powerful band, including energetic vocals, brass, keyboards, and guitar.


Series tickets for Bailey Hall Presents range from $270 to $365. Individual tickets for Bailey Hall Presents range from $15 to $58.


Film Series

The Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films to date and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 100 communities across the Southern United States.   Bailey Hall is proud to be a screening partner this year and will be presenting six independent films over the season – each with a post-show Q&A with the filmmaker.


“Agents of Change,” with co-director Abby Ginsberg

Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Agents of Change portrays the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs during the 1960’s. From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968, to the image of black students with guns during the student union takeover at Cornell University in 1969, reform became the became a clarion call across the country.


“Donald Cried,” with lead actor and writer Jesse Wakeman

Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. 

Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left working class Warwick, RI to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker. Fifteen years later, when he's forced to return home to bury his Grandmother, he loses his wallet. Stranded, the only person he can think to help him out is his next door neighbor and former childhood friend, Donald Treebeck (Kris Avedisian). Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long van ride into their past. – Adult Audiences Suggested (language)


“NUTS!,” with writer and co-editor Thom Stylinski

Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

NUTS!  is a feature-length documentary about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a cure for impotence from goat testicle and a million-watt radio station.


“Shake ‘Em on Down,” with director Joe York

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Shake ‘Em On Down is a one-hour documentary film which tells the story of Fred McDowell. He was was first recorded by American folk music field collector Alan Lomax, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960’s, mentored musician Bonnie Raitt, and served as the cornerstone of the unique and enduring north Mississippi-style blues music.


“Some Beasts,” with a member of the directing team

Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Working in an insular farming community in Appalachia Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in the community, and the discovery of a feral child, Sal must reconcile his place in a world which lives outside of the law.


“Hunky Dory,” with director Michael Curtis Johnson

Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

After his ex-girlfriend disappears Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time.


Series tickets for the Film Series range from $75 to $50. Individual tickets for the Chamber Series range from $9 to $15.


Chamber Series

Gustavo Romero, piano music by Schumann, Dutilleux and Ginastra

Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m.


Broward College Chamber Players, music by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Shostakovich

Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Delray String Quartet, Mei Mei Lou, violin, Ashley Garritson, cello, and Dr. Jure Rozman, piano, with special guest Dr. Catherine Len

Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.


Piazzolla: A Tango Nuevo, Thomas Cotk, violin, and Tao Lin, piano

Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Cabaret in Paris, Julia Bruskin, cello, Dr. Aaron Wunsch, piano, and Dr. Jure Rozman, piano

Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.


A Musical Journey, Dr. Jure Rozman, piano

Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m.


Four-Hand Piano, Franz Schubert, Gustavo Romero, and Massimo Somenzi, piano

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Series tickets for the Chamber Series range from $75 to $125. Individual tickets for the Chamber Series range from $8 to $15.

For more information about Bailey Hall, its programming, or for box office information please visit  





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.



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