While we were invited to watch Que Pasa USA Today, all opinions are my own!
Being from a Puerto Rican and Cuban family (that had to flee Cuba because of Castro) watching Que Pasa USA was something we did. I would venture to say that most of the older Hispanics did (wait, did I just call myself old?). As I would watch the show, I could see some of my own Cuban family members in the Peña family. Their way of embracing and living in the US after coming from another country, their expressions and family dynamic all resonated with Hispanics. Not only did it make you feel like your family was “normal” but it provided a ton of laughs. Even now, if I come across it playing on TV, you’ll find me watching it and it has been over 40 years now since it originally aired. So, when I was invited to attend the show “Que Pasa USA Today”, I was all over it.
Surprisingly enough, so was my husband who isn’t typically a “play” watcher. Actually, he was excited. So, we invited some good friends to join us (who also happen to love Que Pasa USA) and headed on over to the Arscht Center.
Before the show started, they were handing out cafecito’s.
I also snapped a quick pick with Lili Estefan before the show started.
Getting to go and watch the show, Que Pasa USA Today, was a great! Not only did we get to go with great friends but the show made us laugh, a lot.
I loved how they incorporated some of its original cast reprising their roles from the original television show…Ana Margo as Carmen, Connie Ramirez as Violeta, Barbara Ann Martin as Sharon, and Steven Bauer as Joe.
But the scene stealers were Violeta’s mom and aunt (Asuncion and Encarnacion). Man, they were funny!!!
Did you watch Que Pasa USA growing up? If you haven’t, you definitely should and if this show ever comes to your area, get your tickets. You won’t regret it.
More about Que Pasa USA Today
Taking place 40 years later, the abuelos are gone, the parents have become grandparents, and the kids have children of their own. Now, it’s up to the next generation to continue the Peña legacy, facing new challenges and forging a new future for the Peña household. ¿Que Pasa U.S.A.? Today is a stage adaptation conceived by Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live. Albareda, a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning producer, is the show’s executive producer. The stage production, which has been six years in the making, pays homage to the iconic and beloved television series which aired on South Florida PBS for four seasons (19771980) and was the first bilingual television show in the U.S.
“¿Que Pasa U.S.A.? Today – will continue the tradition started by the original TV series, which successfully broke the mold and has endured to this day with its authentic tone and timeless topic matter,” said Albareda. “Many have a personal connection to the show and its characters, and we want to bring it back in a way that resonates with its loyal fans, as well as engage new audiences.”