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Caribe Cocktail to pour out high-energy tunes

(ran PW PS editions)

The singers, dancers and band members are set to light up the stage with a Caribbean and Latin American flare.

Heritage Pines Country Club's performing arts center will be swirling with colorful Caribbean and Latin American music, dancing and song Sunday when Caribe Cocktail takes the stage.

The three singers, four dancers and accompanying four-piece band will do calypso, cha-cha, mambo, bolero, merengues and other upbeat tempos for this high-energy show.

The performers will do songs from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico and Santo Domingo. The show has played six years straight at the Florida State Fair and has toured the state from St. Augustine to Key West.

The production is by Spanish Lyric Theatre, which also produces Broadway musicals at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and for a regional touring company.

Caribe Cocktail is the third show in a series at the Heritage Pines Country Club center. The first, a duo of impersonators, was sold out within days after being announced. The second, a group of Dixieland/vaudeville-style singers and musicians, the Zaniaks, also was popular.

Future shows include Ol' Blue Eyes and Friends, a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his pals, on Sept. 12, followed by the Best of Burlesque on Nov. 7, Nelson Riddle's Orchestra on Jan. 23, Joey Dee and the Starliters on Feb. 6, the musical A Chorus Line on Feb. 25 and Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band on March 12.

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