"La Vida es un Carnaval" the Avenues Spanish language cabaret thrilled packed audiences at all four performances. Featuring students from 6th-12th grades, Avenues singers and musicians, led by Senior Emcee Antonio put on a show to remember. Songs from all over Latin America were celebrated and donations from the event went to support Puerto Rican hurricane relief efforts. Co-directed by drama teachers Alexandra Aron and Jordan Mahome, with Music Direction from Gustavo Schartz, Spanish language narration from UD Spanish language director Macarena Teixeira, and Production Design: 10th grade design students ilab Director Katy Garnier.
Ethan ('18) lets down his hair for the Mexican classic - "Celito Lindo".
Isabella ('21) and Natalia ('24) leading the finale, the famous Cuban celebration "La Vida es un Carnaval" with Music Director, Gustavo Schartz, leading the band.
Amanda ('18) sings a cherished songs from Dominican Republic, "Ojala Que Llueva Cafe" (Dominican Republic) with Clara ('24), Gala ('24) and Sofia ('23).
Antonio('18) as the 130 year old host Manolo Caballero de la Cruz y Rosas
The band: Jackson ('18), guitar, Sophia ('18), bass, Mikal ('19) drums, Fangyu (Didi) Jin ('20) trumpet, and guest artist, Edgar Pantoja on keyboards
Vann sings Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer's heartbreaking "Una Balada para un Loco" and brings down the house.
- Performing Arts 6-12
- Spanish Language