Ever since Su Teatro was founded in 1971, music has been a part of the story we tell. Chicanos Sing the Blues highlights the musical talents of Su Teatro’s acting company, and focuses the story on the music with over thirty songs performed in this musical experience.
The play with music was written and directed by Anthony J Garcia, the project was created and developed by Daniel Valdez and Anthony J Garcia. Corridos, boleros and torch carrying huapangos intersect with African roots at the corner of blues and ajua in this musically powerful, dance in your seats, till the last tear drop falls, extravaganza.
The late and great poet master revolutionary Gil Scott Heron said there are at least 500 shades of the blues. There certainly must be a brown blues. Su Teatro explores the corridos, boleros, the oldies and the bluesiest of the blues, while uncovering the legends and roots of Chicano Music from Lola Beltran to Lydia Mendoza ; from Ritchie Valens to ? and the Mysterians; from Lalo Guerrero to Jose Alfredo Jimenez ; from Freddy Fender to Randy Garibay.
The Mighty Simon Peter (Su Teatro Super Veterano Manuel R Roybal,Sr. ) comes to the crossroads of time, life, love and the blues, as he is able to reunite with his ole’ blues band Los Tres Ciegos de Barrio (The Three Blind Guys of the Neighborhood). They recall the good and the bad of the music journey that once guided them.
A phenomenal ensemble of talented voices including local band lead vocalists and Su Teatro Company Members Felicia Gallegos Pettis (Acequia) , Frank Fresquez (The Frank Fresquez Band), Yuzo Nieto (Pink Hawks), Magally Luna (Jazz del Barrio), and other favorites Yolanda Ortega, Jesse Ogas, Marianna Chavez, Phil Luna, Lara Gallegos and David Carrasco.
Su Teatro presents Chicanos Sing the Blues, June 14 -24, 2012, with an encore performance at Lone Tree Arts Center on July 20, 2012. Chicanos Sing the Blues kicks off the year long celebration of Su Teatro’s 40th Anniversary.
Su Teatro presents Chicanos Sing the Blues, June 14- 24, 2012, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday June 24 Matinee at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $20/General, $17/Students and Seniors, Groups of 12 or more $12.
All performances are at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.
For more information/tickets: call (303) 296-0219 or http://www.suteatro.org