Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on May 28, 2009
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing will host the 14th annual "Summer Shorts" festival. With music by Cindy Lauper and the comedy writing of Christopher Durang, the festival features short plays for children, comedies for families and edgier performances for adults only. Ends June 21. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre hosts the Florida premiere of "Havana Bourgeois." The play by Carlos Lacámara explores the impact of Fidel Castro’s revolution on the Cuban middle class through the eyes of the employees of a Havana advertising agency. Ends June 7. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
WINDY CITY MUSICAL
Broadway Across American presents a production of "Chicago." Set in prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a play by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, who had been assigned to cover the 1924 trials of murderesses Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner. 8 p.m. Ends May 31. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$63. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
ONE NIGHT, TWO OPERAS
The Miami Lyric Opera will perform an act of Giacomo Puccini’s "Suor Angelica" as well as Pietro Mascagni’s "Cavalleria Rusticana." The first opera follows a nun who lives seven years in a convent, banished by her family for having had a child out of matrimony. In "Cavalleria Rusticana," Turiddu, a young villager, returns from military service to find that while he was gone, his fiancée, Lola, had married another man. 8 p.m. May 28 and 30. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-1040 or www.miamilyricopera.org.
"Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz" returns to Miami after an international tour. Directed by Isidro Infante and starring Anissa Gathers, "Celia" tells the story of Ms. Cruz’s rise from a modest childhood in Cuba to an international superstar. Told through her husband, Pedro Knight, the show vividly recounts her success and challenges during her 60-year career. Ends June 28. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $60-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.