Young Ecuadoreans stage musical sensation

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In this Sept. 21, 2012 photo, two actresses embrace in a backstage dressing room prior to their performance in "Suenos," or “Dreams,” one of Ecuador's most successful musicals, at the Casa de la Cultura theater in Quito, Ecuador. The musical is based in part on the dreams of young people with disabilities and is presented by the nonprofit foundation El Triangulo. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)Not long ago, most of the 80 young cast members of one of Ecuador's most successful musicals were barely seen or heard.