Musical based on a Phoenix 'Dreamer' is heading for New York City

By Matthew Casey
Published: Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 5:01pm
Updated: Friday, February 18, 2022 - 8:23am

Americano!" production
Phoenix Theatre Company
A production of "Americano!" at Phoenix Theatre Company in February 2020.

The cast and crew for a musical based on the patriotism of a “Dreamer” from Phoenix are headed to New York City for a 12-week run off Broadway.

"¡Americano!" is a biographical story about Antonio Valdovinos de la Mora, an immigrant who learned he was not a U.S. citizen while trying to enlist in the Marines.

Valdovinos now owns an election consulting firm and says the success of the musical is a privilege and responsibility. 

“To continue representing 'Dreamers' that haven’t had the opportunity to give their talents and skills and join the workforce,” he said.

"¡Americano!" had a string of sellouts at Phoenix Theatre Company in early 2020.

The first performance in New York is scheduled for March 31, which is Cesar Chavez Day.

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