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

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(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 Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir with Holly Hyman, Mariela Arteaga and Fiona Cheung Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir with Fiona Cheung, Holly Hyman and Mariela Arteaga Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Richard Steinmetz and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce and Tiffany Dupont (background) Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Richard Steinmetz, Demian Bichir, Matias Ponce (seated) and Tom G. McMahon (obscured) Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce and Jeanine Mason Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Jeanine Mason and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Tiffany Dupont and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce and Andres Ortiz Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
(foreground) Andres Ortiz and Oscar Camacho (in background Rocío López, Raul Cardona, Daniel Valdez and Tiffany Dupont) Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Rose Portillo, Matias Ponce, Daniel Valdez and Andres Ortiz Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Rose Portillo and Daniel Valdez Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Jeanine Mason and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Jeanine Mason, Daniel Valdez, Rose Portillo and Tiffany Dupont Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Richard Steinmetz, Tom G. McMahon, Tiffany Dupont and Michael Naydoe Pinedo Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Bradford Tatum, Caleb Foote, Matias Ponce, Raul Cardona, Oscar Camacho and Brian Abraham Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Oscar Camacho, Caleb Foote, Raul Cardona, Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
The cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
The cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir and Matias Ponce (center) and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Matias Ponce, Demian Bichir and Gilbert Saldivar, and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
Demian Bichir (top center) and the cast of the revival of ZOOT SUIT



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