2019/2020 Season

Kiss My Aztec!

New Musical

September 3 – October 13, 2019 | Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book By John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone | Music by Benjamin Velez

Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez and John Leguizamo | Based on a screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky

Choreography by Maija García | Directed by Tony Taccone

In Association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Direct from a critically-acclaimed, extended run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre!

In the spirit of Book of Mormon, Young Frankenstein and Spamalot, this hysterical new musical could only spring from comedy legend John Leguizamo. In the 16th century, a group of ragtag Aztecs are leading the resistance against the Spanish. Led by a fierce female warrior and a not-so-fierce clown, they mount a scrappy attack — and somehow get entangled with a foppish French “fixer,” the over-heated daughter of the Viceroy and the wannabe pop star nephew of the king of Spain. Will our heroes win the day?

John Leguizamo

Writer John Leguizamo on Kiss My Aztec!
“Energy, speed, and constant jokes…Our cast is [are] quadruple threats, because they’ve got to dance, sing, act, and be funny…You’re going to laugh your a** off!”
– Excerpted from interview in San Diego Magazine


“Hilarious!” – Theater Dogs

“Leguizamo, famed for everything from “Ghetto Klown” on stage to “Ice Age” on film, does not appear in this musical but it is suffused with the actor/writer’s frenetic sense of comedy…The Music is dope!” – The Mercury News

Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time — other fantastic actors will be performing!

Complete your evening at Kiss My Aztec! by making a reservation at our onsite restaurant James’ Place, just steps away from the theatre, or stop by for a drink. Click HERE to reserve your table. James’ Place opens at 5:00 pm.

Production Sponsor
Una K. Davis

ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm

»Click here to purchase tickets for ACCESS Performances, Friday Fare, and other Audience Engagement Events

Cast & Creators
Image of John Leguizamo John Leguizamo Book/Lyrics
Image of Tony Taccone Tony Taccone Book/Director
Image of Benjamin Velez Benjamin Velez Lyrics/Music
Image of David Kamp David Kamp Lyrics
Image of Angelica Beliard Angelica Beliard Ensemble
Image of Chad Carstarphen Chad Carstarphen El Jaguar Negro/Reymundo
Image of KC De La Cruz KC De La Cruz Ensemble
Image of Zachary Infante Zachary Infante Fernando/Sebastian/Ensemble
Image of Yani Marin Yani Marin Colombina
Image of Jesús E. Martínez Jesús E. Martínez Captain Soldier/Ensemble
Image of Maria-Christina Oliveras Maria-Christina Oliveras Tolima/Ensemble
Image of Joél Pérez Joél Pérez Pepe
Image of Al Rodrigo Al Rodrigo Rodrigo/Ensemble
Image of Desireé Rodriguez Desireé Rodriguez Pilar/Ensemble
Image of Richard Henry Ruiz Richard Henry Ruiz Pierre Pierrot/Ensemble
Image of Julio Catano Julio Catano Swing
Image of Tamara Rodriguez Tamara Rodriguez Swing
  • Maija GarcíaChoreographer
  • David GardosMusic Supervisor
  • Clint RamosScenic and Costume Design
  • Alexander V. NicholsLighting Design
  • Jessica PazSound Design
  • Rachel GeierWig Design
  • Simon HaleOrchestrations
  • Wilson TorresAdditional Percussion Arrangements
  • Amy Potozkin, CSA;
    Tara Rubin Casting:
    Xavier Rubiano, CSA
  • Madeleine OldhamDramaturg
  • Megan McClintockStage Manager
  • Willie Mae MichielsAssistant Stage Manager
  • Benjamin SeibertProject Production Manager
  • Olivia EspinosaAssistant Director
  • Lauren CoxAssociate Choreographer
  • DiggleAssociate Scenic Designer
  • Michelle RidleyAssociate Costume Designer
  • Beth LakeAssociate Sound Designer
  • Jessica BermanDialect Coach
  • Rae Lynn CrockerAssistant Lighting Designer
  • Katie CraddockAssistant Dramaturg
  • Jacob Halpern-WeitzmanStage Management Assistant
  • Alexis Ellis-AlvarezScript Assistant
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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Mandell Weiss Theatre

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