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Six places to catch live cabaret in Miami besides El Tucán

Six places to catch live cabaret in Miami besides El Tucán
Photograph: Courtesy Riviera Live The dancers of Riviera Live

Miami is going through a bit of a cabaret revival at the moment. The sultry shows of decades past have been resurrected and reinvigorated with a Miami flair and now you can find them from Coral Gables to South Beach. Meet the other folks rounding out Miamis cabaret scene.

The Cabaret South Beach

This quaint piano bar nestled inside the Shelborne South Beach hosts classic cabaret nights and recently devoted an entire week of performances to the late great Prince. 

Faena Theater

The intimate theater inside the chic Faena Hotel Miami Beach was recently home to an original production of C’est Rouge, a dance extravaganza from choreography Blanca Li. The last show of that series was on June 30, but stay tuned for future residencies this fall.

The Wreck Bar

This unapologetically old-school Fort Lauderdale hotel bar puts on a dying form of burlesque: the mermaid show. Performers dressed like sirens perform a full underwater cabaret routine, which patrons watch from portholes behind the bar every weekend.

The Vagabond Kitchen and Bar

On the first Thursday of the month, the Moon River Cabaret company takes over the MiMo restaurant for a burlesque dinner party—a night of vintage comedy, song and dance.

Riviera Live

This brand new Gables venue channels the variety performances of 1950s Havana—glamorous, leggy and loud. It’s a formula that has already worked wonders for El Tucán, Brickell’s successful Latin cabaret.

 

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