Local actor Luzma Ortiz gets rave reviews for her role as Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY

Local actor, Laguna’s Luzma Ortiz, is currently starring in a production of HAIRSPRAY at the Norris Theatre, Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center, through May 12 – and she is getting rave reviews.

local actor luzma“Outstanding performers of note in this Broadway-quality production, staged on a multi-level set designed by Matt Scarpino, Go Button Productions, begin with Luzma Ortiz as the always energetic and positive Tracy Turnblad. This musical could never succeed without a strong presence in this role, and Ortiz fits the bill to a tee, her never-ending energy a wonder to behold,” raves Shari Barrett of Broadway World.

The petite but dynamic actor – she’s less than five feet tall – has also starred in many shows, including playing Eva Peron in Evita as well as Emma Goldman in Ragtime and Dora in Dora the Explorer productions.

The Broadway World review continues, “Even if you have seen many productions of the totally entertaining Broadway musical-comedy HAIRSPRAY, do not miss the larger-than-life production, with its infectious music, show-stopping dance numbers and uplifting story…With a talented cast of 28 local triple-threat performers, directed to perfection by Kari Hayter with some of the most demanding and athletic constant choreography by Christopher M. Albrecht, producer Chris Gilbert is to congratulated for bringing one of the best total packages to the stage.”

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s performances. Visit www.palosverdesperformingarts.com for more information.