Raices turns up the heat
On April 19 at 8:00 p.m., Raíces Theatre Company, Western New York’s premier Latinx theater company opens the fourth edition of its Desde El Puente one-act play festival—and it's all musicals! "This musical version seemed like a natural progression in our development of Desde El Puente and with our ensemble,” says artistic director Victoria Pérez. “Musicals are my favorite way to tell a story. The Latino culture is, in part, driven by our music. Therefore it seems like the perfect way to continue to tell our stories.”
Selections are written, directed, and performed by members of the Raíces ensemble and feature salsa, merengue, plena, buleria, bolero, hip hop, tango, bachata, and more. Performances are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m., and Thursday pay-what-you-can performances at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for students/seniors and can be reserved by calling 716-381-9333 or by visiting raicestheatrecompany.com.