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"The cast is solid... the gorgeous Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer will steal your heart, just as she did Usnavi's."
-Steadstyle Chicago


Here's what the critics have to say...


“Gonzalez-Nacer as Vanessa…combines effortless sex appeal with ferocious feminism...”

-Chicago Theatre Review Examiner


“… the bright and sassy Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer… radiant voice that brings power and poignancy to such songs as ‘It Won’t Be Long Now.’”



“...acted with intelligence and heart.”  Chicago


“Gonzalez-Nacer transcends the potentially clichéd Latin spitfire image of Vanessa by showing just enough vulnerability.”

-Talkin’ Broadway Regional News & Reviews:  Chicago 


“Gonzalez-Nacer’s torch singing is winning.”

-Talkin’ Broadway Regional News & Reviews:  Connecticut


“The cast is flawless...Though every single actor and dancer in the show excelled, there were some standouts in this multi-talented cast:  Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, who plays the part of Vanessa, has a powerful and compelling voice that rises above the frenzied dance numbers.  Throughout the show, she has a magnetism that draws us to her.”

-The Daily Loaf


“Power vocalist Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer”

-The Taunton Gazette


“Lovely Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer exudes sincerity as Vanessa…engaging.”

-The Columbus Dispatch


“However, it’s the leading ladies – Arielle Jacobs (Nina) and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Vanessa) – that steal much of the show.  Nacer perfectly portrays the toughened exterior of Vanessa as she battles the effects of her mother’s alcoholism.”

-Metromix Columbus



“This kind of talent doesn’t come this way very often.”

-Edmonton Sun


“a soaring vocal talent”

-Los Angeles Times


“These singers are genuine multi-threats...classically trained opera singers can deliver killer blues, Broadway tunes, soul, jazz, R&B, gospel, eight genres in all, and with enormous and equal facility.”

-Edmonton Journal



-Buffalo News


“…a beautiful, sexy, gifted quadruple threat who is a genuine ‘find’ and undoubtedly a rising star.”

-KPBS Radio San Diego

 “…the amazing Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, a multi-talented triple threat knockout, who sings, acts, dances and plays fiddle, all the while lighting up the stage with her sexy, electric presence.”

-KPBS Radio San Diego


“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, a performer of great charm and versatility, dramatically and musically.”

-Backstage West


“Nacer is terrific, with a clear voice and an energy that sparks the stage.”


“Lovely to look at, Gonzalez-Nacer is most impressive in her ability to belt hard-edged Tejana songs and in the next breath croon a meltingly lyrical love song.  She even fiddles…the gal is talent plus.”

-North County Times


“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Maria absolutely steals the show.  She has the rare ability to radiate sensuality and innocence with her fiery vocals and dance moves, plus she has the kind of knockout looks that make every costume a visual delight…Gonzalez-Nacer exudes magnetism.”

-Easy Reader


“The true highlight of the production is the comically endearing performance of Gonzalez-Nacer as the much put-upon Maria, who wholeheartedly commits to every absurdity thrown at her.”

-Daily Variety


“Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is a beautiful bundle of dynamite that sings, dances and wisecracks.  Every time she sashays across the stage, she sends sparks into the audience…the hit of the show”

-Press Telegram




 “Gonzalez-Nacer is a delight, vivacious and unfairly charming, the perfect cynosure of the men.”

-Backstage West


“Gonzalez-Nacer’s charismatic voice, her voluptuous dancing, and especially her smile that even from the nosebleed seats showed how much the music coursed through her blood…sizzled on stage.”

-Gazette Newspapers


“…a wonderful find.”

-Los Angeles Times

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