We are excited to once again host a LAM Night during the new John Leguizamo show – Kiss My Aztec! Join us for some comedy, music, dance and laughter followed by a VIP Reception to meet the cast on July 7th @ 7 pm at the Berkeley Rep.
** LAM Members get a 20% discount on tickets for the July 7th @ 7 pm performance. Make sure to select the Mezzanine Level – since we’ll be all sitting together **
This fresh, irreverent musical comedy could only spring forth from the clever and culturally savvy mind of John Leguizamo (who seriously schooled Berkeley Rep audiences with Latin History for Morons). With an energetic musical fusion of salsa, Latin boogaloo, hip-hop, gospel, funk, and merengue, and an inspired mash-up of Elizabethan dialect and modern slang, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates, and commemorates Latinx culture.
European conquest? Hell, no! It may be the 16th century in Spanish-occupied Mesoamerica, but these Aztecs is woke. Led by the unlikely duo of Colombina (a fierce female warrior) and Pepe (a not-so-fierce clown), they mount a scrappy resistance against their Spanish oppressors—and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional dynamics of the Spanish viceroy’s bickering family. Will our heroes get conquistadored by whitey or win the day?
Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing in Kiss My Aztec!—other fantastic actors will be starring in this uproarious new musical! Read more about them here.
Running time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission
Book by John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone
Music by Benjamin Velez
Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez, and John Leguizamo
Based on an original screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky
Choreography by Maija García
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
May 28–July 14, 2019