"This is an unusual production being that it is a play with music, not a musical. Because of the Burlesque setting we see little mini “plays within a play” with highlights of sketches and dances that are modeled after the ones you would have seen during the heyday of Burlesque. What is particularly clever is how the sketches and dance numbers highlight and parallel the storyline but aren’t actually a part of the narrative as would be the case with a normal “musical” production."
Janice Rivera (Carmen/Dance Captain) is thrilled to have a second time at LTA to fly her Bandera Latina. She was last onstage here as Camila in In the Heights. Previous roles: Aldonza in Man of La Mancha at MCP and Lucille in Parade and Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar (both WATCH nominations) at SMP. Other roles include Cathy in The Last Five Years (SCT) and Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy and Ethel in Footloose (LTA). She has also been the sound designer for several LTA shows, including Spamalot and Cantorial (WATCH nominations) and The Fabulous Lipitones. Janice is a freelance video editor under the shingle of Offbook Productions. Un agradecimiento especial a mi esposo recién casado por permitirme brillar en el escenario incluso en nuestro primer aniversario.