MARCH 17, 2017

Taking the mainstage stage again by popular demand- The Legend of the Pink Elephant

– Miami Theater Center (MTC) is proud to announce – back by popular demand – The Legend of the Pink Elephant by Luckner Bruno, Jr. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this theatrical sensation as it grace

 

TAKING THE MAINSTAGE STAGE AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND

THE LEGEND OF THE PINK ELEPHANT

 CIRCUS ARTS, MUSIC, DANCE, AND THEATER COMBINE TO TELL A TALE THAT ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO EMBRACE AND CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE, NOT JUST TOLERATE IT.

 

CONCEIVED, DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY LUCKNER BRUNO, JR.

 MUSIC BY LUCIANO STAZZONE.

 

 

Miami, FL (March 2017) – Miami Theater Center (MTC) is proud to announce – back by popular demand – The Legend of the Pink Elephant by Luckner Bruno, Jr. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this theatrical sensation as it graces our stage once more. Uplifting music, stilt break-dancing, extreme acrobatics, giant puppetry, and aerial artistry combine to tell the big tale of a little elephant that was born different. Fun for the whole family, this magical, multi-generational theatrical performance confronts the contemporary scourge of bullying, and shares a wonderful message about self-confidence and courage – perfect for audiences of all ages.

 

Set in the African Congo, a baby elephant is born pink – unlike the rest of the herd.  Bullied and forced out of the pack, he finds himself exiled and alone. Lost deep in the jungle, the little pink elephant encounters other vibrant, colorful creatures that appreciate his different hue. Encouraged by his new friends to embrace his individuality, the little pink elephant confidently makes his way back home.

 

“This show is for anyone who has ever been made to feel like they don’t fit in …  anybody that felt that they needed to change … just to make everyone else around them feel secure,” says Luckner Bruno, Jr., creator of The Legend of the Pink Elephant.  “Even in the best cases we only tolerate difference because we don’t understand it.  We should embrace difference.”

 

The Legend of the Pink Elephant premieres March 23rd, 2017 on the main stage at Miami Theater Center. Show times are Thursday at 10:30am, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets: $25 General Admission, $15 Student with valid ID, Seniors & Children under 12.

 

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The Legend of the Pink Elephant: March 23 – April 2, 2017

 

Thursdays 10:30am, Fridays-Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3pm

The Legend of the Pink Elephant  

Back by popular demand! Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Luckner Bruno, Jr., with an original music score by Luciano Stazzone.

Amid a spectacle of circus arts, music, dance, and theater, a young elephant takes a journey that changes his life – and encourages us all to value our diversity and individuality.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-legend-of-the-pink-elephant-tickets-26612619060

For more information visit  http://www.mtcmiami.org.

 

ABOUT LUCKNER BRUNO, JR.

 

Miami’s own Luckner “Lucky” Bruno, Jr. is a professional playwright, actor, singer, aerialist, dancer, and choreographer. He is a graduate of the University of Miami BFA Musical Theater Conservatory, and has written and performed in It’s Not Gas! and The Greatest Story Ne’er Told. This multi-talented performer is also a pyro artist, clown, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and skilled in stage combat, aerial silk acrobatics – as well as modern, Jazz, African, and stilts dance. His national and international credits include Cirque du Soleil, and dance companies such as Ile-Ife, Dance Now, Dance Esaias, and the Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange.

 

ABOUT LUCIANO STAZZONE

 

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, composer and sound designer, Luciano Stazzone has previously worked with Shakira, Christina Aguilera, J Lo, and Gloria Estefan. Luciano is known to create audio-visual journeys that communicate a universal message of love, equality and joy.

 

ABOUT MIAMI THEATER CENTER

Your Home for Culture and the Arts

Led by Miami native and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center creates, develops, and produces stimulating, inspiring, and thought-provoking productions for audiences of all ages and abilities. We are committed to providing the very best in cultural value to our community, and to ensuring that everyone who enters our theater or engages with our organization feels the warmth of our welcome, and the transformational power of the performing arts.

MTC’s initiatives include: MTCperformance, innovative theater, dance, and music; MTCeducation, learning opportunities for students, professionals, and members of the general public; and MTCfilm, independent, foreign, family, and art films presented in partnership with O Cinema. For more information, visit www.mtcmiami.org or call 305.751.9550.

MEDIA CONTACTS

 

Amber Farson | JWI PR | amber@jwipr.com | 954.439.6413

 

Jessica Wade Pfeffer | JWI PR | jessica@jwipr.com | 305.804.8424

 

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