Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on June 25, 2009
"Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz" returns to Miami after an international tour. Directed by Isidro Infante and starring Anissa Gathers, "Celia" tells 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.
Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, "Fuerza Bruta" is an event for which reality takes a back seat. Global audiences have already seen 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. Ends July 5. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
GableStage at the Biltmore hosts the Southeastern premiere of Paul Rudnick’s "New Century." The comedy, produced last season at New York City’s Lincoln Center, revolves around a Jewish mother from Long Island, a flamboyant Palm Beach resident and a Midwestern craftswoman who collide under surprising circumstances. Ends July 19. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50 to $42.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
The Byron Carlyle Theater presents a performance of "On An Average Day." The play follows the reunion of two very different brothers. 8 p.m. June 27, 8 p.m. Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 867-4194 or www.groundupandrising.org.