Boy band star Siva Kaneswaran is set to star in brand new dance musical, La Bamba! – and it’s coming to York!
The singer and songwriter is best known for being one fifth of pop band The Wanted, and has recently appeared in ITV’s Dancing On Ice. This will be Siva’s theatrical debut.
The musical is a feel-good show that combines Latin, R&B, and timeless rock and pop to tell the story of a young girl with a a big voice, big dreams, and an even bigger heart.
La Bamba! is at the Grand Opera House York on Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 November 2023.
La Bamba! tells the story of how the power of music can transform a generation and celebrate a community.
Sofia, a 17-year-old from Los Angeles, has music in her blood. From the moment her father handed her a guitar, her dream was to become a superstar. Inspired by her musical heroes and with the help of her family, Sofia discovers that even the longest journey begins with a single step.
As she mixes the music from her roots with the music in her heart, Sofia dreams of bringing together a community that has never felt more divided.
The full company includes Inês Fernandez in the lead role of Sofia, with Bethan Mitchell, Stefani Ariza, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Nicolle Matheu, Gabriella Rose-Marchant, Alex Sturman, Tristan Ghostkeeper and Luke Jarvis.
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Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev is also cast in the show, however he is only scheduled to appear in the show until 2 September, and won’t be in the show when it arrives in York.
La Bamba! is directed by Ray Roderick, and features choreography by Strictly‘s Graziano Di Prima, co-choreographed by Erica Da Silva and associate choreography by Giada Lini.
It will feature everything from traditional Latin folk songs to recent chart-topping hits, arranged by the award-winning Alfonso Casado-Trigo.
Tickets start from £13 and are available via the Grand Opera House website.