TheaterWorksUSA is proud to bring Family Summer Theater back to New York audiences with the NYC premiere of El Otro Oz

Join la fiesta and journey to El Otro Oz! Click your heels together tres veces and take a transformative journey with this salsa, merengue, and Mexican folk-infused musical. As her fifteenth birthday approaches, Dora, a contemporary Latiné teenager, struggles with her family’s ideas about tradition and dreads her impending quinceañera! But, when Dora gets swept away to a strange new land, she learns how to celebrate her unique rhythm and embrace her cultural identity.

El Otro Oz features a book by Mando Alvarado (Basilica, Post No Bill, Parachute Men) and Tommy Newman (Band Geeks, The Single Girl’s Guide, and Tinyard Hill), and music and lyrics by Jaime Lozano (Children of Salt, A Never-Ending Line, Songs by an Immigrant) and Tommy Newman. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Salomon Lerner and Jaime Lozano. Direction is by Elena Araoz. Scenic design is by Frank J. Oliva, costume design is by Christopher Vergara, and puppet design is by Jessica Scott. Choreography is by Andrea Guajardo and music direction is by James Osorio. The company includes Mayelah Barrera, Regina Carregha, Juan Danner, Gerardo Esparza, Indra Palomo, and Rafa Reyes, with Victoria Sanchez as stage manager.  

The NYC Tour will run from June 21 through July 10 with stops at Pregones/PRRT, El Museo del Barrio, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. On July 7 at 7:30pm, a Pay What You Will performance is being held at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio to raise additional funds to subsidize the other performances.  Donors who contribute $150 to TheaterWorksUSA will have access to four premium reserved seats at that performance.  All other performances are free and general admission. Visit WWW.TWUSA.ORG/FAMILY-SUMMER-THEATER for more information and to reserve tickets.