Cabaret meets burlesque, meets Cirque de Soleil, with audience dancing too. That’s the new sensational show aptly named Sensatia at the Faena Hotel. Presented in Faena Theater in collaboration with Quixotic, a performance collective, it fuses film, live music, impressive acrobatics, aerialist choreography, projection mapping, and culinary arts in an intimate theater where performers interact with guests.
A steamy tale of awakened passions, Sensatia follows the path of an uninspired ballerina and overworked violinist as they are led by a muse into a fantasy cabaret where their magic is rekindled.
The 3,000 square-foot, 150-seat Faena Theater was designed to evoke the grand style of European opera houses, juxtaposing it with the glamour of 1950s Miami. The fin de siècle decor is marked by gold-leaf and red velvet decor, a dramatic curtain, and a statement chandelier. Past performances include Macy Gray, Jon Bon Jovi, Spencer Ludwig, Miike Snow, Grace Potter, Caetano & Gil, Andra Day, C’est Rouge!, and many more.
There’s a 9:00 p.m. show on Thursday, an 8:00 p.m. dinner show on Friday and Saturday, as well as an 11:00 p.m. show on Friday Saturday. The dinner show which we didn’t try is a prix fixe, three-course menu with dishes like fresh Golden Snapper Ceviche, Malbec Braised Short Rib and a tempting tower of decadent desserts. Each dinner show ticket also includes two glasses of wine or Prosecco from a select menu. Dinner is served from 7:30-9:00 pm. The show begins at 9:00 pm. Dinner show tickets begin at $250.
The 11 p.m. show called Sensatia After Dark offers guests the chance to mix and mingle with the stars of the show and dance to the tunes of a live DJ.
Tickets can be purchased at www.faenatheater.com as well as SEVENROOMS (https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/faenatheater ) and Ticketmaster. Prices start at $55 depending on whether the seating is downstairs or in the balcony. Guests ages 18 or older are welcome. For additional information on all Theater events, visit www.faena.com/miami-beach/entertainment and www.faenatheater.com.
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