Seven years ago, Saundra Santiago left her hometown of Miami with little intention of returning. But that's how I got my union card. Her long black hair is tied neatly back and a form-hugging outfit adorns her slender figure. Santiago was flown to Miami for the show. Her next role was radically different: an exuberant Mexican-American in a teen-age beauty contest in Marvin Hamlisch's musical Smile.
Margaret. Age: 24.
She called Santiago in for the role of Gina.
Montserrat. Age: 24.
Seven years ago, Saundra Santiago left her hometown of Miami with little intention of returning. Even though her family still lived there, she had mixed reactions about returning. Actress Saundra Santiago pauses as she glances at herself in her dressing room mirror at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. At the time, Santiago was disappointed with the decision.