Miami, FL – June 1, 2022 – City Theatre (@CityTheatreMIA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) are proud to present BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS. This jammin’ musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of the famed Jamaican musical icon Bob Marley, is based on the children’s book (Every Little Thing) by his daughter Cedella Marley. Playing June 22-July 9 in the Arsht Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS features a live reggae band playing onstage and makes for an entertaining summer theater event for the family.
BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS is a tale of peace and love. Mama says “breathe easy,” but Ziggy is afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! But with the help of Doctor Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy is reminded that “every little thing gonna be all right!”
“It’s an honor to see my father’s music connect with each new generation. My own children loved singing ‘Three Little Birds’ when they were little. It was like their own little mantra, and that’s what inspired me to write the book. Seeing this story come to life on stage illustrated by my father’s music gives it an added dimension. It’s positive, uplifting vibe is something the world needs more of, especially these days,” shares Cedella Marley.
Tickets to BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS are $20 (children up to 12) and $30 (12+)*, and may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.
BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS is directed by Gladys Ramírez with musical direction by Jamie Hinckson and choreography by Sandra Portal-Andreu. The cast includes TJ Pursley (“Ziggy”), Noelle Nicholas (“Nansi”), Frankie Midnight (“Duppy”), Malik Archibald (“Doctor Bird”), Toddra Brunson (“Cedella”) and Deanna Gamboa (“Tacoomah”).
The BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS creative team includes City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford; set designer Jodi Dellaventura; sound designer Steve Shapiro; costume designer Ellis Tillman; lighting designer Eric Nelson; properties designer Jameelah Bailey; and stage manager Izabella Orelle. The production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals with additional funding support from the Peacock Foundation, Inc., Carnival Foundation, and Key Biscayne Community Foundation.