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Broadway Playwright / Performer Rick Najera Announces Miami Debut of Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera! A Spanglish Interactive Comedy Experience

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Broadway playwright and performer, Rick Najera, celebrated for his notable contributions to the world of theater, television and film, will debut his latest theatrical production of Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera!, a live, interactive comedy experience, April 4-28.

Produced by Mero Mero Productions, Lavan Entertainment and Executive Producer Rodrigo DEscoto, the show will take place at Renaissance at the Gables, 2340 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33145 and will be performed in Spanish and English (Spanglish). Tickets and dinner packages are now on sale and can be purchased at https://www.sweet15show.com or via Eventbrite.com.

Sweet 15 breaks the story wall between actors and the audience as part of a theater play that represents a new generation of interactive theater, said award-winning playwright Rick Najera, who created, wrote and directs the show. Najera is known for his nationally acclaimed, award-winning show on Broadway, Latinologues, comedic monologues about life in America, which ran for 137 performances at the then Helen Hayes Theatre. With this show, we are bringing theater to audiences who normally dont go to theater but who value entertainment and comedy, and Miami is the perfect place for this groundbreaking play.

Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera! will star Rene Lavan (Christmas with the Kranks, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Latinologues on Broadway, Every Witch Way), Ruben Rabasa (Ant Man, Father of the Bride, I Think You Should Leave, This is Us), Vanessa Lyon (Monday Nights at Seven), Lauren Lopez (In the Heights, Westside Story, Titanic the Musical, Shrek) and Roberto Escobar (Bloodline, El Seor de los Cielos). Special guests and more cast to be announced soon.

Sweet 15 delves deep into the heart of a quinceaera celebration, a cherished Latina tradition that marks a young girls transition into womanhood. However, in this comedic production, a joyous rite of passage unfolds into a tale of unexpected (and literal) twists and turns, seven years late. The play is a valentine for families (especially Latino families) and shows the power of forgiveness as a father tries to win back his family after disappearing for seven years. Placed in an actual quinceaera hall, audiences will experience the exciting thrills of this immersive quinceaera. This Broadway-style extravaganza is set to be an unforgettable experience that will leave audiences singing along and laughing out loud.

Rick Najeras Sweet 15 !Que Quinceaera!, is produced by Mero Mero Productions, Lavan Entertainment and Executive Producer Rodrigo DEscoto, and will debut April 4, 2024 and run through April 28 at Renaissance at the Gables, 2340 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33145. The show is performed in Spanglish (Spanish / English). Tickets are now on sale starting at $49 and can be purchased at https://www.sweet15show.com or via Eventbrite.com. Group and student tickets available. Inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

About Rick Najeras Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera!

Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera! is the story of the Valderrama family as they prepare to celebrate their daughters quinceaera. Theres only one problem the quince is seven years late! Their story begins when the patriarch of the family, Eddy, returns home after a seven-year absence. He disappeared the same year his daughter, Sonora, was turning 15. Now, seven years later, he returns and upon his shocking return, he sets out to reunite with his estranged family under one condition; they allow him to throw a quinceaera for Sonora, who is now 22 years old. Eddy tries desperately to create a special night for Sonora, but unfortunately nothing goes as planned. Sweet 15 Que Quinceaera! is a dysfunctional family comedy production where audiences will witness the love of a father who would do anything for his estranged daughter. This production is filled with music, singing, dancing, laughter and impromptu audience participation, guaranteed to have its audience singing along and dancing in their seats. The show can be found on Instagram and Facebook @sweet15show and hashtag #sweet15show. For more information, visit https://www.sweet15show.com

About Rick Najera

Rick Najera is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and performer known for his groundbreaking contributions to theater and film. With a career spanning decades, Najera has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling and representation. His work is celebrated for its ability to bridge cultural divides and illuminates the human experience in all its complexity. Najeras show Latinologues, after touring the nation, made its Broadway debut at the then Helen Hayes Theatre and ran for 137 performances. Najera is repped by Daryn Simons at Cohesive Entertainment Group, LLC. For more information, visit https://www.ricknajera.com.

High resolution cast headshots and bios can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/3/folders/1deCHrfC5DSgkhzq73rwpMYHTEvDHQSZF

High resolution logo of Sweet 15 can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/3/folders/1N6wY0mPX-1pTMLLlG3UEB1WmGjQ7XCUJ

Contact Details

Garcia Communications

Diana Delgado Garcia

+1 305-431-2691

diana@dgcommunications.com

Company Website

https://www.sweet15show.com/

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