Behind the Scene Photos during rehearsals
-by Manny Siverio
These photos were taken backstage during our Sunday April 29th performance at
the Heckscher Theater.
Latin Madness Special Guest Ray Sepulveda and
his wife Margie
relax in the theatre before the door the doors open to the general
Luis Zegarra who kindly allowed Latin Madness to
do a spoof
on him during the show's Mambo Showdown segment, sits back
the Sunday show with Toni Mendoza (who helped hold
down the fort behind the
scenes by working the box office that day).
Enjoying a few moments together before having to
go back stage to
dress up for the show are Latin Madness cast members Stracy Diaz
(Descarga Latina), Debbie Hanoka (Abakua) and Aisha Koswara (Abakua).
Latin Madness cast member Addie
Diaz, takes a
to pose with U.K. (London) mambo instructor Robert White.
with his wife Jean were among several people
who flew into town to catch the
show (as a matter of fact
they came in to see all three performances).
The only live photo of the show.... This photo
was taken by me while
on stage during the opening Mambo Class in New York
members were portraying the many different characters one might
today at a typical mambo class, so I posed as a web-author wanting to
take a picture of a local mambo instructor for my web site (big stretch
me). In the background are cast members (L-R) Addie Diaz (Addie-Tude
Co.), Luis Zegarra and Nelson
Flores (Descarga Latina).
Backstage I take a moment to pose with the
Abakua dancers before
they do their popular "Libertad" number.
Latin Madness Co-Producer Carlos Mendoza poses
Madness cast member Cesar Taveras (Abakua) as he is getting
for the men's "Love For Sale" drag number.
Cast members relaxing backstage. Latin Madness cast
take a moment to pose for the camera as they wait their turn to
dance on stage. (L-R) Cesar Taveras
(Abakua) waits to go onstage
for the "Love For Sale" drag number, while Manny Blackett (Addie-tude)
waits to do the "Shining Knight" Cha-Cha number and Cindy
(Descarga Latina) just finished doing the Fosse-like "Cuban
Zegarra, Artie Ramos (owner of Side Street) and Latin Madness
Special Guest Ray Sepulveda take a second to pose back stage
Latin Madness cast
members Addie Diaz (Addie-Tude)
Manny Siverio (Addie-Tude) pose in front of camera during
intermission before the opening Side Street scene of Act II.
Manny Siverio (Addie-Tude), slaps a friendly
hand on Jai Catalano (Jai &
Candy) who plays the "Sun Burnt" dancer in the Side Street Club
Scene of Act II.
Blackett (Addie-Tude) and Manny
Siverio (Addie-Tude) take a second to pose minutes
before performing the "Hustler" gang number.
Artie Ramos (L) backstage with singer Ray
Sepulveda. Artie came to
congratulate all the dancers on their excellent performance.
The entire Latin
Madness cast (along with Artie Ramos and Carlos Mendoza)
pose for the cast picture...... and as they say in the film biz-ness....
"thats a wrap" (for now).
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