Culture Shock Miami and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Present Broadway Star Adam Trent for Show of 21st Century Wizardy and Comedy

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Techno-Illusionist Performs “A New Generation of Magic”

Culture Shock Miami and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Family Series present Adam Trent: A New Generation of Magic, on the Main Stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Adam Trent, a rising superstar in the world of illusionists, appears in South Florida following his success on Broadway in the hit show The Illusionists. His performance, called A New Generation of Magic, is an interactive presentation that is part magic, part concert, and part standup comedy, with a fast paced variety designed to engage even the most skeptical of today's audiences.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Family Series is presented by Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay.

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Adam Trent, also known as “The Futurist,” was a featured star of the hit Broadway show The Illusionists which shattered box office records during its 2014/2015 run. He has also made appearances on Good Morning America, America's Got Talent, Ellen, Rachel Ray, Disney Channel, ABC. VH1, Travel Channel, SyFy and others as one of the most in-demand illusionists working today.

Trent has been described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield.” Approaching his craft with a tongue-in-cheek attitude allows him to connect with people who normally hate magic shows.

In addition to his regular TV appearances and staggering schedule of over 300 live shows each year, Trent has a vast history of philanthropic work for which US News & World Report Magazine named him '1 of the 10 Most Influential Youths in America'.

What the Media has been saying about Adam Trent

"Seeing is disbelieving" - The New York Times
“A big creative talent" - The Chicago Tribune
"So amazing, it's hard to put into words. Your eyes will deceive you, your heart beat will race, and your mind will be blown" - NY Theatre Guide
"A long way from the stale, hocus-pocus image of birthday party magicians from the past." - Associated Press

$5 tickets are available to 13-22 year olds and one accompanying guest, exclusively through

Full price tickets are $15 to $25. These tickets are available online at or through the SMDCAC box office by calling 786-573-5300. $5 Culture Shock Miami tickets are not sold through the SMDCAC Box Office or through Culture Shock Miami ticket sales for this performance end on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

In His Own Words:

"What comes to mind when you think of a Magician? Is it a guy who makes awkward dance moves and tells stale jokes while torturing women in wooden boxes? Until recently, this has been a sobering reality of people's stereotype of magicians. I m not suggesting that simply wearing jeans and a trendy shirt solves this problem. Perhaps a good refresh is needed.

"I've always thought that Magic should be entertaining first and tricky second. I don't want people to remember just the 'tricks', but also the laughs and the memories that were made. Strange?

"I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn't performing. I began with birthday party shows at age 9 for kids that were older than I was (slightly awkward), and corporate events when I was 13 (slightly illegal). At 14, I started street performing which was the most amazing-brutal training a performer could ever have. It taught me to build a crowd and be entertaining in the worst of situations I discovered an audiences true attention span, because they just walked away if things got boring. At 18, I went to college in Los Angeles and got a degree in Finance and Entertainment Marketing. Apart from learning that a tiger could be tax-deductible, I got a crash course in LA's music and comedy scene. I realized that the most important element in a show is the performer's connection to the audience, and without that even amazing skill can fall as flat as a bad boy band.

So that's the way I approach my performance style. I love this art form and the impact it can have on people and my goal is that you'll feel different than you expected to feel after a "Magic Show.” Magic shouldn't be about insultinq anyone's intelligence, trying to figure out the tricks, or me fooling you. Hopefully you see what its about."


CULTURE SHOCK MIAMI, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, is designed to introduce the next generation of audience members to live arts and cultural experiences at the age when they are beginning to make their own entertainment decisions. Based on research that shows most people begin their appreciation for the arts at a young age, Culture Shock Miami is founded on the premise that when kids make the arts a regular entertainment choice, they are more likely to become full-price ticket buyers and subscribers of the future. Culture Shock Miami offers $5 tickets for students (ages 13-22) to performances provided by more than 100 organizations, including top music, theatre, dance, and performing arts presenters in Miami-Dade County. With each $5 student ticket, a second $5 ticket may be purchased for an accompanying guest of any age. Tickets are on sale now through CULTURESHOCKMIAMI.COM. In addition to performing arts, students can get two-for-$5 or free admission passes to many South Florida museums, landmarks, and cultural destinations. For more information about this exciting program, please call Christina Tassy-Beauvoir or Mary-Margaret Dale at 305/375-1949.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.


The SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. Located at 10950 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay, the Center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility. The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 or via email at, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

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