UANA LA IGUANA TO DEBUT
“JUANA LA IGUANA THE MUSICAL THE MYSTERY OF MUSICAL NOTES”
AT MIAMI CHILDREN’S M– USEUM DURING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Miami, FL – Juana la Iguana, an entertainment and learning platform that instills educational and global values to children in Spanish and English, is proud to announce that it was selected by the prestigious Miami Children’s Museum to debut its new musical, The Mystery of Musical Notes. The premiere will take place during Hispanic Heritage Month as an honor to Juana la lguana, who has won various awards including the People’s Pick Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge and the People’s Vote Hispanicize Latin Pitch.
The lovable Juana la Iguana, created over a decade ago in Venezuela, developed into a well-renowned TV personality in all Latin America. Now, the popular character is coming to Miami to inspire, educate and encourage children to build a kinder world. Subsequently to its premiere at the museum, the musical will carry on presenting at Paseo de las Artes in Doral, Florida.
The Mystery of Musical Notes, a musical based on popular children’s songs, is a show written and directed with the goal of educating a bilingual audience. The show ultimately demonstrates to children the importance of music, friendship and inclusion, while teaching them about Hispanic culture.
“We are delighted that we were chosen to present this special musical at both Miami Children’s Museum and Paseo de las Artes,” said Tania Gilinski, Founder and CEO of Juana la Iguana. “Aside from being an entertaining show, it is also educational. Our goal with Juana la Iguana is for kids to have fun, but to learn by doing so.”
The bilingual show will inaugurate at Miami Children’s Museum on Saturday, September 9thwith showings at 3:30p.m. and 5:00p.m. and will continue Friday, September 15th at 5:00p.m. and 7:00p.m., Saturday, September 16th at 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. and Sunday, September 17th at 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. Museum goers will have the opportunity to experience Juana la Iguana’s bilingual musical with purchase of a general admissions ticket. Performances at Paseo de las Artes will run September 22 – October 15 every Saturday and Sunday at5:00p.m.
The Juana la Iguana brand includes three apps; Juana la Iguana y los amigos de la granja, Juana la Iguana en la playa and Juana la Iguana en la escuela. One of the three apps, Juana la Iguana y los amigos de la granja, won the prestigious Parents’ Choice® Recommended Award and was included in Apple’s Top Picks.
The concept for Juana la Iguana has always been anchored in teaching children positive values and key concepts for learning that can help children with healthy development.
“There has been a lot of emphasis on school readiness and most programs emphasize letters, numbers, shapes and we tend to forget the social emotional component, specifically empathy, being kind, developing friendships,” said Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. Harvard University, director of Research and Evaluation at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies in Florida. “Juana la Iguana does a wonderful job at helping children focus on those skills. This is what makes this program unique. The focus on those socio-emotional skills is what is going to make an individual successful in life.”
For more information about Juana la Iguana, visit www.juanalaiguana.com. Follow Juana la Iguana on Facebook and Instagram via @juanalaiguanaofficial as well as subscribe to the Juana la Iguana YouTube channel.
About Juana la Iguana
Juana la Iguana is an entertainment and learning platform that instills educational and global values to children in Spanish and English. The platform offers high quality content that is fun, engaging, innovative and culturally relevant for children ages 2-6 years old. Juana la Iguana’s entertainment and learning platform inspires kids to care, while they play and learn in Spanish. The platform is the destination for bilingual parents seeking the high quality and inspiring content for preschool kids. Juana la Iguana has won various Hispanic awards for its television series including the Parent’s Choice Gold Award and Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. The popular children’s character is available for children to enjoy on YoutTube, Spotify and iTunes.
About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including a new playground. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Kid Smart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.