Americano! is the true story world premiere musical that follows Tony who must confront his heritage, his family and the only country he has ever known.
January 29 – February 23, 2020
The Phoenix Theatre Company | 1825 N Central Ave | Phoenix, AZ 85004
Unable to serve in the military, he serves the only country he has ever known in another way: fighting for change and electing a Marine to the U.S. Congress. With a sumptuous original score of newly created songs by what appears to be the first Latina composer of a major American musical, Americano! casts a deeply human light on what it means to be an American — what it means to be a “Dreamer.”
As our country again is embroiled in debates about immigration along comes ¡Americano! It explains and uplifts at a time when America is being torn apart.
Backed by the distinct sound and powerful lyrics of critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez, ¡Americano! shares the true story and journey of Tony Valdovinos, born in Colima, Mexico and brought to American when he was two years old.
Inspired by the events of 9/11 to serve in the military, Tony geared his entire Phoenix, Arizona childhood towards enlisting in the Marines on his 18th birthday. Yet when he did, Tony was devastated to learn his parents had not been honest with him and that he was an undocumented immigrant, unable to realize his dream.