Celia Cruz's Music Comes Alive (Again) at the Arsht Center

Incomparable. Electrifying. Unforgettable. Those are just a few of the words that have typically been used to describe the legendary Celia Cruz throughout her long and illustrious career, and even posthumously since she lost her battle with cancer six years ago. The praise is more than justified, and the title La Reina de la Salsa (The Queen of Salsa) could not be better deserved, for Celia was just that. Anyone who ever met her could testify to her charisma, and her infectiously jubilant personality. And the music!

It's fitting that we should continue to honor her long after she passed away, and that's exactly what Celia: La Vida Y La Música De Celia Cruz strives to do. The musical, which played in Miami a year ago before touring internationally, has returned to the Adrienne Arscht Center from June 2 through 21.  Starring Anissa Gathers and Seidy Carrera as Cruz in different eras of her life, and Pedro Telemaco as her husband Pedro Knight, the musical brings hits form La Guarachera's catalogue to life onstage with the help of musical director, Isidro Infante, a long time friend and collaborator of Celia's.

Celia: La Vida Y La Música De Celia Cruz plays at the John S. And James L. Knight Concert Hall in the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd) from June 2-21. Tickets range $60 - $125.

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