Tag Archives: Marcos Santana

Entertaining Sweet Charity Reflects Its Social Myopia

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Sweet Charity is a thorughly well-produced and inarguably entertaining time machine back to when the musical was created in 1966 and when the cutting-edge dance craze was the Frug. It also celebrates a sexist societal mindset that will aggravate anyone born after 1966.

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An Electrifying New Riff On West Side Story At The Maltz

The electrifying choreography by Al Blackstone and the vibrant staging by Marcos Santana in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s West Side Story not only wipe away any disappointment at not seeing Jerome Robbins’ vision, their work is so strong and original that Robbins rarely invades the audience’s consciousness.

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Challenges When West Side Story Staged By A Puerto Rican

For a director born in Puerto Rico, Marcos Santana sees West Side Story’s depiction of gang warfare between New York natives and Puerto Rican immigrants containing some aspects that don’t quite ring true for contemporary residents of the Caribbean island.

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