Miami-Dade County’s City Theater and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts present Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

Based on a story by Cedella Marley
Music and lyrics by Bob Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt

Arrangements, orchestrations, additional music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II

This jammin’ musical shares the legendary reggae artist’s message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds!

Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Opening night

Until Saturday July 9

Tickets: $20 (children up to 12 years old) and $30 (12 years old and over)

Carnival Studio Theater

Miami, Florida – June 1, 2022 – City Theater (@CityTheatreMIA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) are proud to present BOB THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS OF MARLEY. This musical with timeless music and lyrics by Bob Marley is based on the children’s book (Every Little Thing) by his daughter Cedella Marley. Playing June 22-July 9 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater at the Arsht Center, THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY features a live reggae band on stage and is an entertaining summer theatrical event for the whole family.

THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY is a story 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 dodging that sneaky hair-ripping Duppy! But with the help of Doctor Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy was reminded that “every little thing will be fine!”

“It’s an honor to see my father’s music come into contact with each new generation. my own children
loved to sing “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 extra dimension. It’s a positive, uplifting vibe that the world needs more of, especially these days,” Cedella Marley shares.

Tickets for THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY are $20 (kids 12 and up) and $30 (12 and older)*, and can be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at

THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY is led by Gladys Ramirez under the musical direction of Jamie Hinckson and choreography of Sandra Portal-Andreu. The cast includes T.J. Pursley (“Ziggy”), Noelle Nicolas (“Nansi”), Frankie Midnight (“Duppy”), Malik Archibald (“Doctor Bird”), Toddra Brunson (“Cedelle”) and Deanna Gamboa (“Tacomah”).

The THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY the creative team includes City Theater Artistique
Director Margaret M. Ledford; scenographer Jodi Delaventura; sound designer Steve
Shapiro; costume designer Ellis Tillman; lighting designer Eric Nelson; property designer
Jamelah Bailey; and manager Isabelle Orelle.

Click here for full cast and creative team biographies.
THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY is presented in agreement with Concord

The City Theater is grateful for additional financial support for this production from The Peacock Foundation, Inc., The Carnival Foundation, and The Key Biscayne Community Foundation.

Launched in 1996, City Theater is one of Miami’s oldest theater companies. They stand out nationally for being the only theater in the country to produce year-round plays and 10-minute musicals for all ages. City Theater has won four Carbonell Awards, including the Bill Von Mauer Award in 2016. The company was recognized by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava in honor of “City Theater 25th Anniversary Day” on June 9, 2021.


The Cast of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – Photo by Diana Garle
TJ Pursley as Ziggy and Toddra Brunson
like Cedella in Bob Marley’s Three Little
Birds – Photo by Diana Garle

@ArshtCenter #ArshtCenter

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit for up-to-date information.

Given the intimate nature of performances at Carnival Studio Theater, and at the request of performers, guests are recommended and encouraged to wear masks (over their noses and mouths) during
seated in the theater for THE THREE LITTLE BIRDS BY BOB MARLEY. Masks are welcome and encouraged in
the hall and other spaces of the Arsht center. The Arsht Center continues to maintain enhanced cleaning and
air filtration procedures for the welfare of the public, performers and staff. Any policy changes will be sent
directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible through public support from the Miami-Dade County Mayor and County Board of Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Council of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Tourism Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and of Culture and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, businesses and
local, state and national foundations.

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