Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's "Zoot Suit" has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for "Zoot Suit" began January 31; the show officially opened on Sunday, February 12. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, "Zoot Suit" is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below, plus click here for opening night photos!
Nearly 40 years after its world premiere, original creator Luis Valdez will once again fill the Taper's stage with a company of 25 actors, singers and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder in Los Angeles. Filled with heart, sly wit and the infectious songs of Lalo Guerrero, "Zoot Suit" remains an urgent portrayal of the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between cultures in America and how racism and injustice can haunt a city and a society.
The cast includes (in alphabetical order), Brian Abraham, Mariela Arteaga, Demian Bichir, Melinna Bobadilla, Oscar Camacho, Stephani Candelaria, Raul Cardona, Fiona Cheung, Tiffany Dupont, Caleb Foote, Holly Hyman, Kimberlee Kidd, Rocío López, Jeanine Mason, Tom G. McMahon, Andres Ortiz, Michael Naydoe Pinedo, Matias Ponce, Rose Portillo, Gilbert Saldivar, Richard Steinmetz, Evan Strand, Bradford Tatum, Raphael Thomas and Daniel Valdez.
Choreography for "Zoot Suit" is by Maria Torres, the production includes songs composed by Lalo Guerrero, the music director is Daniel Valdez, casting is by Rosalinda Morales, Pauline O'con, CSA, and Candido Cornejo, Jr., CSA. Scenic design is by Christopher Acebo, costume design is by Ann Closs-Farley, lighting design is by Pablo Santiago, sound design is by Philip G. Allen and projection design is by David Murakami.
For tickets and more information, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
(bottom row) Tiffany Dupont (partially obscured), Jeanine Mason, Demian Bichir, Matias Ponce, Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo; (top row) Evan Strand, Fiona Cheung, Mariela Arteaga and Holly Hyman
Demian Bichir with Holly Hyman, Mariela Arteaga and Fiona Cheung
Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir with Fiona Cheung, Holly Hyman and Mariela Arteaga
Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir
Demian Bichir and Matias Ponce
Richard Steinmetz and Matias Ponce
Matias Ponce and Tiffany Dupont (background)
Richard Steinmetz, Demian Bichir, Matias Ponce (seated) and Tom G. McMahon (obscured)
Matias Ponce and Jeanine Mason
Jeanine Mason and Matias Ponce
Tiffany Dupont and Matias Ponce
Matias Ponce and Andres Ortiz
(foreground) Andres Ortiz and Oscar Camacho (in background RocÃo LÃ³pez, Raul Cardona, Daniel Valdez and Tiffany Dupont)
Rose Portillo, Matias Ponce, Daniel Valdez and Andres Ortiz
Rose Portillo and Daniel Valdez
Jeanine Mason and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT
Jeanine Mason, Daniel Valdez, Rose Portillo and Tiffany Dupont
Richard Steinmetz, Tom G. McMahon, Tiffany Dupont and Michael Naydoe Pinedo
Bradford Tatum, Caleb Foote, Matias Ponce, Raul Cardona, Oscar Camacho and Brian Abraham
Oscar Camacho, Caleb Foote, Raul Cardona, Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir
The cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT
The cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT
Demian Bichir and Matias Ponce (center) and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT
Matias Ponce, Demian Bichir and Gilbert Saldivar, and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT
Demian Bichir (top center) and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT