Mauricio Martinez’s 5’11”, Based mostly in NYC cabaret at 54 Under was based mostly on the premise of what’s it like to be within the room the place it occurs whereas casting a Broadway present. For the reason that pandemic, actors have been confined by the“self-tape.” Martinez from On Your Ft introduced Broadway songs alive by means of a collection of self-tapes.
The highlights was the attractive rendition of Sondheim’s “Good Factor Going” from Merrily We Roll Alongside. He devoted this tune to buddies who had been gone. “All I Care About is Love” from Chicago, “ If Ever I Would Depart You” from Camelot, “One other Hundred Folks” from Firm and “Music of the Night time,” which he devoted to his mom introduced the standard songs of theatre to life.
In each present Martinez sings one tune in Spanish. For this present it was “Music of the Night time” as his mom, is a lifelong fan of The Phantom of the Opera. Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Cease the Feeling,’” written for Trolls was excessive vibe.
There have been two visitor stars, the primary was Alexis Michelle, of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Martinez proved he ought to of play or ought to have performed Nicky Arnstein as we had been handled to “You Are Lady” from Humorous Lady.
His second visitor star was Linedy Genao (Dangerous Cinderella) in a medley that included “Man of La Mancha,” “Cash Stored Rolling In,” from Evita and “Marta,” from Kiss of the Spider Lady. These had been all reveals that included roles for Latino performances
Martinez was supported and led by his music director, Brian J. Nash whose preparations had been a spotlight. Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, Jeremy Yaddow on drums, and Eleanor Norton on cello. Director Robbie Rozelle confirmed what an incredible cabaret director he may be.
Martinez has such a rapport together with his viewers. He’s heat, charming and has the “it” issue. Ending the present was a pop model of “The Unimaginable Dream,” however Martinez is really residing that dream.
Ensure you catch Mauricio Martinez, when he returns. You possibly can observe him @martinezmau on Instagram.