Hous­ton, His­panic fes­ti­val to be cel­e­brated

Co­me­dian also bring­ing one-man show to Lake Worth

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Showtime - Broward - - ON STAGE - By Rod Stafford Hag­wood

Here is what’s go­ing on with the­ater pro­duc­tions this week in Mi­ami, Fort Laud­erdale and Lake Worth.

33rd In­ter­na­tional His­panic Theatre Fes­ti­val of Mi­ami

This year the fes­ti­val will bring nine pro­duc­tions from six coun­tries to var­i­ous au­di­to­ri­ums in Mi­ami-Dade County. Per­for­mances are in Span­ish, al­though some have English su­per­ti­tles. The fes­ti­val spans three weeks with per­for­mances Thurs­days or Fri­days through Sun­days. There will also be fo­rums, work­shops and the pop­u­lar In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Day cel­e­bra­tion.

When: July 12-29. Var­i­ous times. Where: Var­i­ous venues. Cost: Some events are free and oth­ers are $34 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion.

Con­tact: TeatroA­vante.org.

“The Great­est Love of All: The Whit­ney Hous­ton Show”

South African singer Belinda Davids re-cre­ates all of Whit­ney Hous­ton’s hits in this trib­ute show com­plete with a six-piece band, back­ing vo­cal­ists and dancers. The con­cert show will fea­ture chart-top­pers such as “I Will Al­ways Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Some­body,” “How Will I Know,” “Didn’t We Al­most Have It All” and “I’m Ev­ery Woman.” When: 8 p.m. July 13. Where: Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Laud­erdale. Cost: $20-$79.50. Con­tact: 954-462-0222 or Broward­Cen­ter.org.

“Til Death Do Us Part… You First! True Con­fes­sions About Sex, Mar­riage and Other Things That End Pre­ma­turely”

Peter Fo­gel is the man who you know from the solo show “My Mother’s Ital­ian, My Fa­ther’s Jewish and I’m in Ther­apy” that toured the coun­try and had long, suc­cess­ful runs here in South Florida. Now the co­me­dian and sto­ry­teller brings this new one­man show about an eter­nal bach­e­lor who re­views his own ro­man­tic mishaps as he looks for the woman of his dreams to Lake Worth for a lim­ited en­gage­ment. When: 8 p.m. July 13-14. Where: Stonzek Theatre, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth (next to the Lake Worth Play­house). Cost: $30. Con­tact: 561-586-6410 or TilDeathDoUsPartYouFirst.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com.

BROWARD CEN­TER/COUR­TESY

Belinda Davids will sing Whit­ney Hous­ton’s hits in a show with a band, back­ing vo­cal­ists and dancers.

RI­CARDO ACARAZ/COUR­TESY

“Hij@s de la Bernarda” is a part of the In­ter­na­tional His­panic Theatre Fes­ti­val of Mi­ami.

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