Monday, February 6, 2017

'Zoot Suit' Opens Sunday At Mark Taper Forum

Demian Bichir in the revival of Zoot Suit. Written and directed by Luis Valdez and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, Zoot Suit opens February 12, 2017, (previews began January 31) as part of Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum’s 50th anniversary season.  Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group’s Zoot Suit opens February 12 at the Mark Taper Forum. This legendary play with music will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, Zoot Suit is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.  

            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, andCandido 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. The associate director is Kinan Valdez and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

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