Two week AMERICANO workshop! presented by Amas Musical Theater & Quichotte Productions

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Amas Musical Theater in association with Quichotte Productions (Jason Rose, producer) will present a two-week development workshop of Americano !, a new musical with a book by Michel barnard and Jonathan rosenberg and music composed by Carrie Rodriguez at New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street). There will be three performances: Friday November 19 at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Saturday November 20 at 11 a.m. The seats are limited. RSVP to [email protected]. For more information visit www.amasmusical.org

Americans ! is the true and inspiring life story of Tony Valdovinos and is based on Tony’s life and the challenges, perils – and promises – faced by DREAMers. After September 11, Tony wanted to enlist in the US Marine Corps on his 18th birthday to serve the country he loves, only to learn he was undocumented. Tony was brought from Mexico to the United States at the age of two. Like other DREAMers, Valdovinos grew up in the United States and was unaware of his undocumented status. Americans ! recounts his emotional journey and uncertain status in the country he loves, and shows how Tony and other DREAMers serve their country in other compelling and inspiring ways.

“We are delighted to collaborate on the further development of this very poignant production,” said Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer of Amas. “Now couldn’t be a better time to shed light on this important and sensitive subject, and at the same time, introduce a new and creative team of musical theater writers.”

Directed by Michel barnard, the characteristics of the distribution Jeff Applegate (“Old Man Rush” – Amazon Prime), Michelle Arotsky (Matilda – JW Engman Thtr), Joseph Paul Cavazos (Kinky Boots – Phoenix Thtr Co.), Lucas coatney (Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys – Phoenix Thtr Co.), Sean Ewing (West Side Story – B’way), Iliana Maria Garcia (In the Heights – Orlando Shakespeare), Justin figueroa (Junk: A Rock Opera), Makai Hernandez, Valton jackson (Jospeph ….- Nat’l Tour, Kinky Boots – MUNY), Edgar Lopez (While waiting for a miracle, we are the dream), Anne-Lise Koyabé (Elfe, Show Boat – Phoenix Thtr Co.), Alex paez (Roza – Bway, “Meteor”), J. Antonio Rodriguez (Boyfriend: The my holly mate History, Footloose – MUNY), Lannie Rubio (A Chorus Line, Footloose – New London Barn Thtr), Pablo Francisco Torres (“Pablo Fransisco: They Put It Out There”, “MAD-TV”), and Johanna carlisle zepeda (In the heights, The Toxic Avenger – Phoenix Thtr Co.). The manager is Christine Viega.

The production team is: Sergio mejia (choreographer), Jonathan Ivie (musical direction / keyboards), Sergio mendoza (arrangements / keyboards), Quetzal Guerrero (violin / congas), Steve millhouse (bass), and Julien evans (sound design). Casting by Michael cassara Foundry. Ken davenport is a production consultant.

Americans ! made its world premiere with the Phoenix Theater Company and during its 4 weeks from January to February 2020, set all box office records for an original Arizona musical, ending with 10 consecutive sold-out shows and anchoring the season’s 100th anniversary. the society.


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