“ZOOT SUIT” CASTING IS COMPLETE AND REHEARSALS HAVE BEGUN
Center Theatre Group’s “Zoot Suit” Plays at the Taper January 31 – March 12, 2017
Casting for Center Theatre Group’s production of “Zoot Suit” is now complete and rehearsals have begun for this legendary play with music. “Zoot Suit” begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, “Zoot Suit” is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.
In addition to the previously announced Demian Bichir, Jeanine Mason, Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez and Jeremy Ray Valdez, the cast now also includes (in alphabetical order), Brian Abraham, Mariela Arteaga, Melinna Bobadilla, Oscar Camacho, Stephani Candelaria, Raul Cardona, Fiona Cheung, Tiffany Dupont, Caleb Foote, Holly Hyman, Kimberlee Kidd, Rocío López, Tom G. McMahon, Andres Ortiz, Michael Naydoe Pinedo, Matias Ponce, Gilbert Saldivar, Richard Steinmetz, Evan Strand, Bradford Tatum and Raphael Thomas.
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. The associate director is Kinan Valdez and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.