Alcanzar una estrella

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For the song, see Alcanzar una estrella (song).
Alcanzar una estrella
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Main title card (1990)
Format Telenovela, romance, drama
Directed by Marco Flavio Cruz
Starring Mariana Garza
Eduardo Capetillo
Theme music composer Mariana Garza
Opening theme '"Quiero Estar Contigo"
"La Mujer Que No Soñé"
"Contra Tu Cuerpo"
Ending theme "Alcanzar una estrella"
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 160 half hour episodes + 5 one-hour specials (original broadcasting)
80 one hour episodes (Univision TLNovelas' rebroadcasting)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format Color
Original run May 14, 1990 – December 21, 1990
Chronology
Preceded by Cuando llega el amor
Followed by Cadenas de amargura
External links
Website

Alcanzar una estrella ("To reach a star") is a Mexican telenovela first broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas in 1990.[1] Also broadcast in Latin America and on Univision in the United States, the telenovela tells the story of an introverted girl's infatuation with her teen idol. The leading roles were played by singers Mariana Garza and Eduardo Capetillo, ex-members of the Mexican pop band Timbiriche. The two also sang the theme songs, which were written by Ricardo Arjona. Arjona and other singers such as Patricia Manterola (from the group Garibaldi) also made acting cameos. The story was produced by Luis de Llano, producer and manager of Timbiriche and Garibaldi, and written by actress Rita Macedo, de Llano's mother. Alcanzar una estrella turned out to be Macedo's last credit as an actress before she committed suicide in the mid-1990s.

Alcanzar una estrella won a TVyNovelas Award for "Best Telenovela of the Year" in 1991. Its success led to the making of a film, Más que alcanzar una estrella, and a sequel telenovela Alcanzar una estrella II starring Sasha Sokol and Ricky Martin.[1] In 2012 it was remade into an American drama series on Nick at Nite called Hollywood Heights.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Lorena (Mariana Garza) is an introverted girl who dreams of "reaching a star" - that star being singer Eduardo Casablanca (Eduardo Capetillo). She gets to meet him at a press conference to present his last album and his first telenovela. Lorena begins to write anonymous letters to Eduardo while her classmates ridicule her bad looks. Eduardo struggles to maintain a relationship with his goldigger girlfriend Déborah (Kenia Gazcón).

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Soundtrack[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nick @ Nite Press Release: Hollywood Heights". NickPress-HollywoodHeights.com. May 23, 2012. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lloyd, Robert (June 18, 2012). "Television review: Stars in their eyes in Hollywood Heights". LATimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

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