La Bamba! is a brand-new, vibrant, and energetic dance musical that tells the story of Sofia, a young LatinX girl with a big heart, and even bigger dreams.
Inspired by the life and legacy of Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Ritchie Valens and featuring a sensational soundtrack, La Bamba! smashes together contemporary R&B styles with Latin folk music and some of the most popular songs of the 20th century.
La Bamba! is a stunning and unique fusion of musical and dance genres directed by multi-award-winning Broadway veteran, Ray Roderick, and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Graziano Di Prima.
La Bamba! is the spectacular new fiesta coming to the Peacock Theatre this Summer
What's the story of La Bamba! - A Brand New Dance Musical?
La Bamba! tells the story of Sofia, a young LatinX girl in Pacoima, California. A girl with a big heart and even bigger dreams. The show is a beautiful exploration of Latin culture and heritage which charts Sofia’s evolution as an artist, and her fight against the same barriers and prejudices encountered by her hero Ritchie, some 70 years before.
Much like Twyla Tharp and Billy Joels’ Movin’ Out, the story of La Bamba! will be told predominantly through dance accompanied by a live onstage band.
Who are the creative team of La Bamba! - A Brand New Dance Musical?
Director – Ray Roderick
Choreographer – Graziano Di Prima
Associate Choreographer – Giada Lini
Musical Supervisor and Arranger – Alfonso Casado-Trigo