Chasing a dream

Tony Valdovinos’ life story will become a musical at The Phoenix Theatre Company this month By Mandy Holmes / Photos by Claudia Johnstone On Jan 29, the curtains will open and the stage lights will go up as Phoenix Theatre Company presents Americano!, a musical inspired by Tony Valdovinos’ life. Valdovinos’ parents brought him to […]

Musical tells true story of dashed hopes

The story of a local man whose dream of enlisting in the Marines was shattered when he discovered he was not a U.S. citizen will come to the stage in an unusual new musical this month. Antonio Valdovinos de la Mora, a Camelback High School graduate and owner of a political firm, is the subject […]

Broadway-aimed musical Americano! set to open at the Phoenix Theatre company in January

The Broadway-aimed musical Americano!, inspired by the life of DREAMer and political strategist Tony Valdovinos, will premiere at Phoenix, Arizona’s The Phoenix Theatre Company, January 29 – February 23. Opening night is January 31. Americano! is presented by The Phoenix Theatre Company and Quixote Productions (Jason Rose, producer), Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, […]

Dreamer-Inspired Musical Americano! to premiere at Phoenix theatre Company

A new musical based on the life of DREAMer Tony Valdovinos will have its world premiere January 29, 2020, at the Phoenix Theatre Company in Arizona. Performances are scheduled to run through February 23, with casting to be announced at a later date. Helmed by the company’s producing artistic director, Michael Barnard, Americano! features an […]

From The Editor: Bringing a Dream(er) to life in Phoenix

There’s no doubt that immigration is a hot-button issue. Jason Rose, the president of a Scottsdale PR firm, is hoping that his investment in a new musical production opening in Phoenix in January that deals with the travails of an Arizona “Dreamer” born in Mexico will be a success, and help bring opposing views together… […]

Anti-Trump play to debut in Phoenix

In a move sure to arouse more than toe-tapping, the Phoenix Theatre Company (PTC) is veering from solid entertainment to celebrating illegal immigration. Season ticket holders are paying to be propagandized by political leftism masquerading as a musical. ‘Americano!’ is being heralded as the centerpiece of The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 100th Anniversary Season for 2020. […]

Dreamer-Inspired Musical Americano! to premiere at Phoenix theatre Company

All his life, three words meant more to him than any others he heard or read before them: honor, courage and commitment. Although he can’t articulate just exactly why those words shaped his life, Phoenix resident, Dreamer and political operative Tony Valdovinos defies the odds and defines an experience uniquely Mexican-American. Mr. Valdovinos bleeds red, […]

Phoenix Theatre production ‘Americano defines the Americano immigration experience’

All his life, three words meant more to him than any others he heard or read before them: honor, courage and commitment. Although he can’t articulate just exactly why those words shaped his life, Phoenix resident, Dreamer and political operative Tony Valdovinos defies the odds and defines an experience uniquely Mexican-American. Mr. Valdovinos bleeds red, […]