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 Alma Cuervo, Claudia Yanez, Christie Prades, and Nancy Ticotin. Photograph by Matthew Murphy 

Alma Cuervo, Claudia Yanez, Christie Prades, and Nancy Ticotin. Photograph by Matthew Murphy 

Houston Chronicle

"The couple is surrounded by several standouts in the supporting cast. Nancy Ticotin provides a tart contrast to so much sentiment as Gloria's disapproving mother. Alma Cuervo is warm and familiar as Gloria's supportive grandmother. Claudia Yanez is a revelation as Gloria's sister Rebecca, making the most of a small role."

 


 Photograph for The Backstage Blonde by Meghan Doherty

Photograph for The Backstage Blonde by Meghan Doherty

The Backstage Blonde

I got to be a part of The Backstage Blonde's On The Road series and it was a dream come true to be featured along with some actors that I love and admire. Below is an excerpt of my interview. Make sure to check out the full interview by clicking right here.

What is your favorite show you've ever worked on?

This one!! I remember seeing On Your Feet! on Broadway when it was in previews and having to physically restrain myself from going onstage. Haha.. but really, I sat in the audience and I knew that this was something that I needed to be a part of and I had a weird peace about it. I knew it would happen. 

What is it about this job that makes you come back each day?

I’ve never had the chance to be 100% myself onstage when it comes to my Latin background. I was born in Venezuela and grew up speaking only Spanish at home. One of our opening numbers is called Tradicion and it’s a celebration of my Latin culture. I honestly could just do that number and leave feeling fulfilled and like I got to live my dream that night. The fact that there are two more hours of stage time after that is the cherry on top of a very delicious cake. 

What was the first Broadway show you ever saw?

Hairspray!! Directed by Jerry Mitchell who is our director at On Your Feet! I didn’t make that connection until now, AH!!