Miss Angelina presents "Sorta Rican", a one-woman show
that's a mix of her original music with comedy and Latin dancing. ¡Ay Dio mío!
Sorta Rican is Miss Angelina's story of finding her identity as a Latina. After all, she never fits in. Growing up as the only Puerto Rican in her White suburban neighborhood, she has to learn how to be Latina from watching West Side Story, cooking with her Abulela, and fumbling broken Spanish she learned in school.
But her love of music helps her to truly relate to her culture. She moves to the Latino hood of NYC, masters Salsa dancing and begins to write her own Hip Hop songs infused with Latin rhythms. Then she's off to Miami where her music is influenced by the tropical vibe of South Beach and she meets more Latinos than she ever knew existed! Ultimately, it's the motherland of Puerto Rico where Angelina deeply connects to her heritage through the native Bomba music and begins to understand the struggle of her people. We meet a colorful (and ridiculous) cast of characters along the way, all of whom show Angelina a different dynamic of what it means to be Latina. By the end of her journey, the audience is cracking up and singing along, but also asking themselves the bigger question: How does my ethnic heritage define who I am?
Miss Angelina is currently touring Sorta Rican around the USA. Past performances include The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City, the Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival, the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, and Celebrate Puerto Rico in San Juan. Stay up to date with future show announcements by liking the Miss Angelina Facebook Fan Page.