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The Glory, a Latin Cabaret (La Gloria)

From 1 critic and 31 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Great staging

About the show

Teatro SEA presents an otherworldly revue honoring Afro-Cuban music superstars La Sonora Matancera. Part of Teatro Fest NYC 2016More…

This musical celebrates La Sonora Matancera and its late legendary members: Myrta Silva, Daniel Santos, and Celia Cruz. Silva and Santos are the stars of a nightclub in Heaven hosted by the Archangel Camacho. One night, Celia Cruz arrives and wants to share the stage with them. It turns into a memorable evening as they sing their greatest hits. 'La Gloria' combines a live orchestra, singers, puppets, and a little celestial magic. Performed in English with songs in Spanish.



85
The Reviews Hub

for a previous production "Sequins abound, as one might expect from any self-respecting Latin Cabaret. There are only so many situations in which it’s hard to have too much sparkle, and 'La Gloria' takes full advantage of being one of those situations, with costume and set design (also by Calero). A nightclub in the clouds is silver, blue, feathered, ruffles, white tuxedos and sparkle...This bilingual production is jubilant, and no less so for an English-speaking audience.” Full Review


100
Funny, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you love Latin music or just love to experience different cultural performances.

Don't see it if If you don't know any Spanish and don't like to listen to music if you don't understand the lyrics. The singing is done in Spanish.

92
Enchanting, Masterful, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You would like to go to the greatest Latin nightclub ever starring Celia Cruz

Don't see it if You failed High School Spanish. A modicum is required for a full appreciation.

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to be transported to Havana 1950. This cabaret was so much fun!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of bilingual performances. (Though, you will be after this)

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you enjoy Latin songs from the past, Latin dancing, and puppetry.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy bilingual (English and Spanish) shows, you prefer shows with a plot, or you don't like puppets.

88
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy live Latino music with great singing and an awesome band.

Don't see it if you expect a musical theater play. This is more like a concert with a concept behind.

87
Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing

See it if you like a musical revue of classic Latin music that has influences much of the Spanish music out today. whole show feels like a party

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation. several line of dialogue and improv are done in Spanish and not translated. you don't like puppets

86
Delightful, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Latin music and entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't speak any Spanish and it is going to bother not to understand everything being said. The dialogue is in both languages.

Also Even if you don't understand Spanish, I believe most people will still... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy latin music salsa ,bolero based in Cuban and Puerto Rican roots.

Don't see it if If you don't like Latin music because the show is bilingual.

82
Funny, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want an enjoyable Caribbean getaway on the LES even if you are not fluent in Spanish

Don't see it if you have no interest in the music of famous singers set in a heavenly Latin cabaret

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to hear music from three great singers (Myrta, Daniel & Celia) of days gone by fantastic singers in a mythical cabaret club.

Don't see it if You don't like music of days gone by or you don't like shows that are bilingual.

80
Delightful

See it if you enjoy Latin American popular music from the 1950s.Showcasing three veteran singers of the glory days;Silva, Santos, and Celia Cruz.

Don't see it if you prefer something more dramatic or intense.

Also This show was lively, funny and cheerful .The live band was great play... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great music, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You like Latin music. You like great staging, costumes, singing and dancing. You want to smile, lalugh and be entertained.

Don't see it if You need a serious story line. You don't like puppets. You don't want to laugh and have some fun. You don't like mystical fantasy plays.

Also It will help if you understand Spanish but not a deal breaker. I am no... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fun, Great music

See it if you're Latino and/or love the Buena Vista Social Club-era of Latin music & performers; well-performed in a somewhat silly narrative setup.

Don't see it if you're expecting a straight concert or cabaret, don't like puppets or things bilingual; no Spanish ok, but you'll miss much humor & flavor.

Also In front of a bandstand set that could well be Ricky Ricardo’s Tropica... Read more Read less

77
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy traditional, old school cuban singing and dancing.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy latin music and puppets

76
Clever, Quirky, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Latin Music from back in the day... You want to hear lots of back and forth dialogue which may or may not set up the next song.

Don't see it if You are going to be annoyed by loud, raunchy puppets and some raunchy , dated humor. This is not Avenue Q, but I enjoyed this kooky show.

75
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love latin music and you're familiar with the actual people being portrayed. it has great singing and dancing. entertaining.

Don't see it if if you will have a problem not knowing the actual people being portrayed. though, i think it's enjoyable whether you know them or not

Also i was really annoyed that the dancer who would be able to play the per... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Good dancing

See it if you like Latin music, dancing, puppetry, and rather cheesy/family friendly musicals. Helpful if you know Spanish, but you can get by without

Don't see it if you don't like Latin music, dancing, or puppetry.

65
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if If you enjoy Latin music from the 1940's and are 65+ years

Don't see it if Not suited for younger audience

50
Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Overrated, Tedious

See it if nostalgic for pre-Castro Havana or Old San Juan, enjoy Latin music regardless of performance quality and understand Spanish or don't care

Don't see it if your are offended by Hispanic stereotypes, dislike primarily Cuban music or prefer interesting plots in English or subtitles (none here)

50
Quirky, Cliched, Insipid, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you like quirky spanish variety shows.

Don't see it if You are not fairly fluent in spanish.

49
Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Explores history of Cuban music superstar Celia Cruz

Don't see it if You can't tolerate overblown performances

95
Funny, Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like Latin Music and puppets.

Don't see it if you don't like actors and puppets dancing and singing.

85
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing

See it if you like Latin music, you want to see a Spanish musical revue. you like small intimate venues. you like audience participation

Don't see it if you don't like puppets. a lot of jokes and dialogue is lost in translation. the show is 50/50 English/Spanish

85
Delightful, Confusing

See it if If u like the music from the three main stars

Don't see it if If u r not fluet in Spanish. Some of it i did mot understand neacause i dont speak spanish well. I had to ask my aunt what was beong said.

82
Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Love Latin Music

Don't see it if Don't like Latin Music


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