Photo Flash: District Stage Company - Viva Broadway - photos from event 10-19-13
From: Phillip Aleman <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Subject: District Stage Company - Viva Broadway - photos from event 10-19-13
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I wanted to share some photos from last week's District Stage Company's Viva Broadway. Please see link below and feel free to post away on BroadwayWorld.com.
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On Saturday, October 19, 2013, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center produced and presented an original production that celebrated South Florida's home grown talent. The show launched the Center's Bring It Home Miami, a new initiative to reconnect established artists with the community that inspired their careers. Funding for Bring It Home Miami was provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge.
The kick-off event for Bring It Home Miami at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, October 19th was District Stage Company's Viva Broadway, with Special Guest Jon Secada. The production featured not only the famed Miami-native Secada, but a host of talented performing artists with a connection to South Florida. Through the newly established District Stage Company, some of the preeminent talent in theater and Broadway, who have starred in productions like Rent, In the Heights, Leap of Faith, Wonderland, Les Misérables and Man of La Mancha, performed a new musical theatre review created to celebrate South Florida's success in launching outstanding performers' careers. Each artist showcased a piece that related to the overarching theme of “home.” The professional cast was accompanied by a group of local Miami-Dade County high school theater students who auditioned to participate in the project as well as by some of Miami's finest working professional musicians.
Viva Broadway was directed by Heidi Miami Marshall, known for her extensive work as a casting and film director. Marshall's Broadway credits include: The Addams Family (Associate Director), Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme (Resident Director), The Color Purple (directed Chaka Kahn and American Idol's Fantasia in starring roles), and casting director for 40+ productions including Broadway and national tours of the musical Rent. Serving as musical director was Alex Lacamoire, who won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, co-orchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights. The show was conceived by Andy Señor Jr., Artistic Director and Founder of the District Stage Company, whose credits as a performer include the role of "Angel" in Rent, having played the part on the stages of Broadway, London, Asia, Los Angeles and the North American national tours.
The cast included: Janet Dacal, Henry Gainza (Co-Founder of District Stage Company), Nina Lafarga, Jose Luis Lopez, Karen Olivo, Eliseo Roman, Jon Secada and Andy Señor.
About The District Stage Company:
The District Stage Company is a diverse and innovative not-for-profit stage company committed to redefining and invigorating the arts in Miami by developing bold new works and re-envisioning classics that will challenge established audiences and connect with new ones. Inspired by Miami's demographic, this community of professional artists strives to be a multicultural voice in American theatre with a focus on identifying, cultivating and empowering the voices of the future.
District Stage Company's Viva Broadway / Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL
The District Stage Company's mission involves mentoring young talent and providing them with invaluable experience to pursue real, rewarding careers in the performing arts.
01 – Karen Olivo sings a cover of Sara Bareilles' “Let It Rain” at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
02 – Janet Dacal sings a cover of Gloria Estefan's “Mi Tierra” at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
03 – Andy Señor sings “Enjoy the Trip” from Bring It On: The Musical at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
04 – Henry Gainza sings “Maria” from West Side Story at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
05 – Eliseo Roman sings a cover of Crystal Monee Hall's “Home” at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
06 – Jon Secada sings “Somewhere” from West Side Story at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
07 – Danny Pino from Law & Order: SVU and Austin Napoles from Miami Killian Senior High School at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
08 – Jon Secada, Janet Dacal and Company at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
09 – Elis Chirino from New World School of Arts, Karen Olivo, Janet Dacal, Maria Paula Gonzalez from New World School of Arts and Isabel Signaret from Palmer Trinity High School perform “No Me Diga” from In The Heights at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
10 – Karen Olivo and Diana Valcarcel from John A. Ferguson Senior High School sing “Don't Rain on my Parade” from Funny Girl at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
11 – Giovanni Tisera from Miami Killian Senior High School at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
12 – Andy Señor and Christopher Rodriguez from Miami Killian Senior High School at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
13 – Henry Gainza and John Mazuelos from Miami Killian Senior High School at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
14 – Henry Gainza, Janet Dacal, Eliseo Roman, Karen Olivo and Andy Señor at District Stage Company's Viva Broadway.
15 – The Cast and District Stage Company Team at Viva Broadway.
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