Jonathan Rosenberg

For over four decades, Jonathan Rosenberg was an educator and administrator involved with Special Needs children. In addition to having his Masters degree in Special Education and Doctorate in Psychology, Jonathan has been a radio personality, arts reporter and lead singer/songwriter in San Diego rock bands. His most recent musical, the critically acclaimed 33 1/3 […]

Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard is currently entering his 20th season as The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director. Barnard is also the head of The Phoenix Theatre Company’s New Works Incubator, which assists in the development of new plays and musicals. He is the co-author and director of ¡Americano! after recently directing West Side Story and Cookin’s […]

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her most recent release, the critically-acclaimed bilingual album, Lola, was named as one of NPR’s top 50 […]

Tony Valdovinos

¡Americano! is the true and inspiring life story of Tony Valdovinos. ¡Americano! is based on Tony’s life and the challenges, perils — and promise — faced by DREAMers. Tony wanted to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps on his 18th birthday after 9/11 to serve the country he loves only to learn of his undocumented […]

Record Breaking New Musical From ARIZONA To Host Benefit Show Friday Night April 24

  <!– <!– <!– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020 Contact: Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon / Mike Sunnucks Rose+Moser+Allyn Public and Online Relations Email: jparks-sturgeon@rosemoserallynpr.com / msunnucks@rosemoserallynpr.com Phone: 480.495.3806 / 623.760.5543 <!– <!– The Songs & Story Of Americano! The Country’s Most Inspiring New Musical and Acclaimed Singer Songwriter Carrie Rodriguez to Hold Virtual Concert Friday, […]

Fun Facts About ¡Americano!

The musical is based on the true story of Dreamer Antonio Valdovinos. Tony learned of his undocumented status when he tried to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps on his 18th He wanted to serve his country after the 9/11 attacks. Tony graduated from Camelback High School in Phoenix. On January 22nd, ¡Americano! held a […]

Debut of Groundbreaking Musical About a DREAMer Shatters Arizona Box Office Records, Attracts Diverse Audiences; Next Stop New York City for Performance on April 17th

Debut of Groundbreaking Musical About a DREAMer Shatters Arizona Box Office Records Attracts Diverse Audiences; Next Stop New York City For ’29 Hour Read’ on April 17th   (PHOENIX) — A world premiere musical in Phoenix has set box office records and attracted younger and more diverse audiences with its uplifting story and original and […]

¡Americano! tells a dreamer’s story with an uncertain end

By James E. Garcia  The AZ Mirror Tony Valdovinos is a “Dreamer” who sees the world as it is, not as he thinks it should be. It’s a personal philosophy that’s served him well. That was the biggest takeaway for me after attending a recent performance of ¡Americano!, a new musical based on his life story. […]