Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on June 4, 2009
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 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, written 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.
A LIFE OF SALSA
"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.
The Florida Chamber Orchestra and Grande Romaza will perform select scenes from opera favorites and Broadway musicals including "Carmen," "Phantom of the Opera," "Show Boat" and more. 3 p.m. 500 SW 127th Ave., Tamiami. $20. Details: (305) 642-0094.
Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, "Fuerza Bruta" is an event for which reality takes a back seat. Audiences across the world have already been blown away by this 360-degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience’s heads, a man running full speed on a giant treadmill, performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar and more. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.