The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St., Aventura) is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month, and to commemorate this occasion in style, Tony Award-winning BernadettePeters_copyactress Bernadette Peters will be the guest of honor, putting on a wonderful show to mark this milestone. The fifth anniversary party will be held on Friday, October 23, with Bernadette’s performance beginning at 8 p.m. and a reception held 90 minutes prior.

Bernadette Peters hardly needs an introduction, for those who love Broadway plays and musicals. She started performing at the age of 3 and made her debut on the Great White Way at the age of 19 in Johnny No-Trump. Since then, she has performed in dozens of Broadway productions, racking up an impressive number of awards and nominations. She has been nominated for a Tony Award seven times, winning twice. She has also been BernadettePeters_copy2nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three of them. Some of her most fondly-remembered Broadway productions include Song and Dance, by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Annie Get Your Gun, as the titular Annie Oakley; Sunday in the Park with George, by Stephen Sondheim; Gypsy, as Momma Rose; and of course as the Witch in Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Not only is she well-known for her work on the stage, Bernadette Peters has appeared in seventeen different films and sixteen television series throughout the last five decades she has worked in show business. She has released six music albums as a solo artist, and she has participated in a number of Broadway “cast original recording” albums, four of which won Grammy Awards.

Tickets are $225 per person and can be bought by going to the Aventura Center website, aventuracenter.org, or by calling the box office at (305) 466-8002. Before the 8 p.m. performance, there will be an Into the Woods-themed reception, featuring a number of different food stations, delicious cocktails and appetizers, overlooking the waterfront. The ticket price includes the reception.

aventura arts center logoABOUT THE AVENTURA ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER

The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center opened in 2010 and seats 330 people in plush, opulent surroundings. The mission at Aventura is “to enhance the quality of life for Aventura by providing a variety of performing arts and relevant cultural programming for audiences of all ages.” Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.

For more information on the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, visit aventuracenter.org.