70°

Topics

Las Vegas
Las Vegas: 'Viva Veracruz!' showcases life, music of the Mexican state
Las Vegas: 'Viva Veracruz!' showcases life, music of the Mexican state

Las Vegas visitors may want to plan a trip to Veracruz, Mexico, after seeing a new music and dance production opening next month. At least, that’s the hope of government officials. “Viva Veracruz! The Show,” which debuts Aug. 11, was commissioned by the state government of Veracruz to promote tourism. It was originally planned as a traveling performance but landed at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino after producer Alex Esqueda persuaded officials they could reach a worldwide audience in Las Vegas. With a cast of 27 dancers, the production consists of 12 choreographed numbers showcasing the musical style known as "son jarocho." One act features the...