Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Enjoy a taste of Cuba as Vida! held over

The Toronto Star, Canada

The Cuban dance musical Vida! has proved so popular with Toronto theatregoers that it's being held over at the Royal Alexandra Theatre until June 30.

The announcement will be made at a street fiesta at 1 p.m. today outside the theatre at 260 King St. W.

As part of the celebration of all things Cuban, a series of special events will be attached to the performances of Vida! during these holdover weeks. They'll start at 7 p.m. and are open to anyone holding a ticket for the 8 p.m. performance that evening.

Wednesday nights will be Cuban dance lessons, taught by Diana Fernández and Yadira Hernández, principal dancers in Danza Cuba.

Thursday nights will be demonstrations and tasting of authentic Cuban cooking. And Fridays, the Royal Alex bartending staff will teach you how to make mojitos, Cuba Libres and other rum-based drinks. An hour before the 2 p.m. Saturday matinées, join in a question-and-answer session with members of the company about Cuban art and culture.

Vida! can be seen Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8, and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

For ticket information, go to mirvish.com or call 416-872-1212.

Richard Ouzounian

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