The Pelican Playhouse Inc. (a 501(c)(3) corporation) is true community theater at its best. Located in Miami Springs, Florida, and serving the Greater Miami Area, we are an intergenerational theater company, bringing families together to act, to run tech, and to watch performances. The enthusiasm of our youth mingles with the wisdom of our elders to build community. Performing in the theater builds character, creativity, enhances self-expression and fosters self-esteem.
As Artistic Director, Ralph Wakefield teaches year round, weekly classes introducing theater skills, performance growth and personal enrichment. The production classes culminate in finished productions performed eight times over two weekends. Pelican Playhouse performances are held in the Miami Springs Community Center, which opened in April of 2010. Housed within this new center is an intimate theater on the second floor.
The Pelican Playhouse is unique in the River Cities Area (Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Medley and Doral). People of all ages participate in these classes and are cast accordingly. We take particular pride in putting parents with their children on stage together. The end results are a deeper appreciation of the arts and a bonding experience like no other. You never know who will be on stage: parents and children, city council members, and even that quiet student whom you never heard speak might surprise you as a king or queen. The possibilities are endless. The Pelican Playhouse is not theater with an “edge” but theater with an “awww.” The Board of the Pelican Playhouse agrees that the productions themselves must be “G rated” and appropriate for children and adults. With budget cuts happening in the schools, the Pelican Playhouse fills a gap schools used to provide and serves as an economical alternative for people interested in the performing arts. Come join us and let your creativity take flight! Pelican Playhouse Rebeca Sosa Theater — Miami Springs Community Center 1401 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166