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Meet the Cast of El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom

27 Nov

Opening December 6-22

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom

By Matt Barbot
Directed by Victoria Pérez

Lissete

Lissette DeJesús-YESICA

Alejandro

Alejandro Gabriel Gómez-Joe

Bebo

Rolando E. Gómez-EL CHUPACABRA/JUNIOR

Mini

Smirna Mercedes-PATRICIA

Dan Torres

Dan Torres-ALEX/EL COQUÍ

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson-COOL NEW COQUÍ

Get your tickets here!

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom opening December 6th!

6 Nov

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Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

Written by Matt Barbot
Directed by Victoria Pérez

Starring
Dan Torres
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando E. Gómez
Lissette DeJesus
Smirna Mercedes

West Side Story at Musicalfare in association with Raíces Theatre Company

4 Sep

SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 6

The music, the story…all of the classic elements that make up one of the most beloved musicals of all-time: WEST SIDE STORY. MusicalFare’s production will be re-imagined for its intimate space, enabling audiences to experience the show as if seeing it for the very first time. This WEST SIDE STORY will return it to its core as a young, desperate love story with its heart based in the streets.

See the trailer here!

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Wanna see some more photos and meet the cast?

tickets here!

Reviews are in for DESDE EL PUENTE: MUSICAL EDITION!

21 Apr

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The reviews are in! You don’t want to miss DESDE EL PUENTE: MUSICAL EDITION. Read some quotes from the reviews below and get your tickets here

 

“The Raices Theatre ensemble knows it has something special for its audience.”

“The energy is contagious”

“The music – whether salsa, merengue, rap or a wedding tango – ties the nine one-acts into a fluid production. Each new scene arrives as smoothly as the turning of a page, our characters taking us from childhood fears to adult anxiety, embracing traditions and defying social expectations.”

“The eight-member cast performs together like they have lived in the same room for a month, switching roles with the slightest change of accessory and daring us to keep up.”

“Rolando E. Gomez adds something special to every scene he is in.”

“Maria Perez-Gomez… gets stage time as a grounding force in several of the pieces.”

“a remarkable example of how much actors can convey by their performances even if you don’t understand anything they are saying – we are looking at you, Smirna Mercedes.”

READ THE FULL BUFFALO NEWS REVIEW HERE

“the singing, acting, and overall energy will leave you either feeling proud that you are Latin or wishing you were.”

“there’s a special quality of “la familia” that this particularly tight ensemble exudes.”

“this musical edition reminded me again of how “romance” (whether translated as romantic love or high adventure) is so much more compelling in a romance language (e.g. French, Italian, or Spanish).”

THE THE FULL BUFFALO RISING REVIEW HERE

DESDE EL PUENTE THE MUSICAL Opening in two days to a SOLD OUT CROWD!

17 Apr

Desde el Puente Poster Asi Logo 2 BOTTOMThis year we wrote 9 new 10 minute musicals! All musicals are culturally specific about the Latino experience. WEPA!

April 19-May 5

Get your tickets here!

Watch our commercial here!

Written, directed and performed by members of the Raíces ensemble.

Starring

Steve Brachmann
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando E.  Gómez
Alexia Guzmán
Smirna Mercedes-Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Written by

Anthony Alcocer
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando Martín Gómez
Alexia Guzmán
Dewel Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Directed by 

Ingrid Córdova
Lissette DeJesús
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Music Composed by

Adrian Güadalupe
Blaise Mercedes
Dewel Pérez
Lilliangina Quiñones
Sara Rodríguez
Moshe Shulman
Daniel Williams

Artistic Direction: Victoria Pérez
Music Director: Kevin Doyle

Band:

Kevin Doyle-Keyboard
Rafael J. Pérez-Guitar, percussion
Sara Rodríguez-Guitar, flute, percussion

Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York and New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)

 

Presentamos una LECTURA de JULIETA TIENE LA CULPA de Bárbara Colio

1 Apr

Raíces presenta una LECTURA de

JULIETA TIENE LA CULPA

de Bárbara Colio
dirigida por Sheila M. López

Una célebre historia de amor, tres musas clásicas y tres mujeres modernas.
Tres corazones ardiendo. Señales de humo y signos de incendio.
Una gran enigma: ¡¿Qué paso con el amor a una misma?!

Con actuaciones de

Valentina Marulanda Ospina
Victoria Pérez
Eva Santos García

Narración por Sheila M. López

***GRATIS!!!***

Domingo 14 de Abril
6PM

Manny Fried Playhouse
255 Great Arrow Ave. Third Floor
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our 4th Annual One-Act Play DESDE EL PUENTE opens in 3 weeks!

1 Apr

Desde el Puente Poster Asi Logo 2 BOTTOMThis year we wrote 9 new 10 minute musicals! All musicals are culturally specific about the Latino experience. WEPA!

April 19-May 5

Get your tickets here!

Written, directed and performed by members of the Raíces ensemble.

Starring

Alexia Guzmán
Steve Brachmann
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando E.  Gómez
Smirna Mercedes-Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Written by

Anthony Alcocer
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando Martín Gómez
Alexia Guzmán
Dewel Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Directed by 

Ingrid Córdova
Lissette DeJesús
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Music Composed by

Adrian Güadalupe
Blaise Mercedes
Dewel Pérez
Lilliangina Quiñones
Sara Rodríguez
Moshe Shulman
Daniel Williams

Artistic Direction: Victoria Pérez
Music Director: Kevin Doyle

Band:

Kevin Doyle-Keyboard
Rafael J. Pérez-Guitar, percussion
Sara Rodríguez-Guitar, flute, percussion

Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York and New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)