Culture Shock Miami and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Present THE OTHER MOZART

Credit: PRWeb- Published on March 14, 2018
A One-Woman Play that Tells the Untold Story of Mozart’s Prodigy Sister

MIAMI (PRWEB) March 14, 2018

Culture Shock Miami and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center present THE OTHER MOZART, the forgotten story of Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sylvia Milo’s award-winning theatrical masterpiece recounts the life of a young female prodigy keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe, only to be overshadowed by her younger brother. Her work and story faded away, lost to history. THE OTHER MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.

Performances are on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:30 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM and 8:30 PM and Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Black Box Theater of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

Described by The New York Times as "strikingly beautiful,” this one-woman drama is set to a magnificent 18-foot dress, designed to spread over and fill the entire stage. With the opulent beauty of the dress, striking hair design, sweet smell of perfume and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, THE OTHER MOZART is a multi-sensory experience that transports the audience into a world of beauty and delight, while emphasizing the overwhelming restrictions and prejudice experienced by women of that era.

Accompanied by period-style expressive gestures of court bows and handheld fan movements, choreographed by Janice Orlandi, the performance recreates a world of opulence and elegance.

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The play features music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Marianna Martines, a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl, as well as original music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, composers of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the International Contemporary Ensemble. The play also highlights instruments Nannerl knew intimately such as clavichords, music boxes and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination.

Here is what critics and journalists had to say about THE OTHER MOZART:

"Fascinating and irresistibly intelligent ... Frenetic tremolo of a harpsichord becomes the fluttering of a fan ... It is beautiful." – Theatermania

"Sylvia Milo's luscious depiction... eschews the dreaded bio-adaptation problem ... with class and evocative energy. ...a surprisingly deep and penetrating analysis of the life of Wolfgang's older sister." - Stage and Cinema

"The big stars of experimental theater" - Wall Street ,Journal

Limited $5 tickets are available for ages 13-22 exclusively through With the purchase of a $5 ticket for a 13-22 year old, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for someone of any age. $5 Culture Shock Miami tickets are not sold through the SMDCAC Box Office or through Culture Shock Miami ticket sales for this performance end at 3 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018. Proof of age eligibility and TicketWeb email confirmation are required when picking-up tickets at will call.

Full price tickets are $35. These tickets are available online at or through the SMDCAC box office by calling 786-573-5300.

This performance is recommended for ages 13 and up. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.


THE OTHER MOZART was developed at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. The play repeatedly returned to Austria in 2014 at the invitation of the Mozarteum Foundation and Mozarteum University in Salzburg. It had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the HERE Arts Center in New York City and continues touring internationally. It was presented at Toronto University and in Munich at the Pasinger Fabrik and last September at the St. James Theatre in London to critical acclaim.

THE OTHER MOZART was nominated for the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design in a Play and the 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Solo Performance. The play was nominated for eight New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

The production features music composed by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen with additional music by Marianna Martines and Leopold and Wolfgang A. Mozart. Sound design is by Nathan Davis. Period style movement is directed by Janice Orlandi. Costume design is by Magdalena Dabrowska (dress) and Miodrag Guberinic (pannier / corset sculpture), with dress concept by Anna Sroka and hair design by Courtney Bednarowski. Lighting design is by Joshua Rose.


CULTURE SHOCK MIAMI, the young audience development 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 teens and young adults make the arts a regular entertainment choice, they are more likely to become full-price ticket buyers and subscribers in the future. Through its website,, the program offers teens and young adults (ages 13-22), $5 tickets to top music, theatre, and dance performances, as well as admission to museums, landmarks, and cultural destinations in and around Miami-Dade County. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for a 13-22 year old, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for someone of any age to accompany them. For more information about this exciting program, please call Christina Tassy-Beauvoir at 305-375-1949 or Mary-Margaret Dale at 305-375-4987.


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.

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.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte at 786-573-5314, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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