Between Art Basel, Miamis beaches, and SoBes endless stream of meticulously sculpted bodies, it may seem your senses are bombarded with nothing but aesthetically pleasing stimuli every minute of every beautiful day. Well, soon the Arsht Centers Ziff Ballet Opera House will offer you the chance to stare at a big hairy eyesore for hours on end in an attempt to help restore balance to your disproportionately beauty-drenched existence. Beauty and the Beast, the long-running and wildly popular Broadway musical based on the animated Disney film, is making a Miami stop this holiday season to the delight of small children and emotionally stunted adults all over South Florida. The show is a lively rendition of the movie, adding the elements of dynamic live performances, pyrotechnics, and impressive costuming. Justin Glaser and Liz Shivener, both actors with long lists of off-Broadway theater credits, play the leads.
Dec. 28-Jan. 2, 8 p.m., 2010