My Community Episode of My Home Group TV!

Host Catherine Anaya By My Home Group TV It’s being called one of the most ambitious works to come out of Phoenix. In this My Community episode of My Home Group TV, Host Catherine Anaya takes you behind the scenes of ¡Americano! The Musical, a timely, moving and original musical production that is receiving rave […]

¡Americano! Dreams Big in Phoenix — But Whose Dream Is It, Really?

By Lynn Trimble Phoenix News Times Arizona artists were exploring immigrant rights long before the Supreme Court took up Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, better known as DACA. Now, a new musical created in Phoenix is taking center stage as the nation awaits the high court’s ruling. Recently, Phoenix Theatre Company premiered a […]

DREAMing of Broadway

AZ Lifestyle By Kenneth LaFlave (Photos by Reg Madison) Recent Broadway musicals have introduced theatre-goers to American history (Hamilton), Greek myth (Hadestown), and socially anxious teens (Dear Evan Hansen). But the Great White Way has yet to light up the world of Mexican-American immigration – until now. Read the full story here!

Could Phoenix Theatre production find its way to Broadway?

Aired on 3TV – Goodmorning Arizona Anchor Heidi Goitia Phoenix-based musical production ¡Americano! is getting rave reviews. Some say this production could make its way to Broadway. We speak of the stars of the musical on Good Morning Arizona. Watch the broadcast here!

Broadway World Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents AMERICANO!

Broadway World Arizona By Herbert Paine There are over 800,000 DREAMers in the United States. Young adults, living daily in uncertainty as to whether their protected status under President Obama’s 2017 Executive Order (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) will be upheld in the face of legal challenges by the current Administration. Young “undocumented immigrants,” brought to […]

The story behind ¡Americano!

More than four years ago, we decided to develop a new musical inspired by a local DREAMer. It took the hard work of many, many members of our community and the support of patrons just like you. Watch the full video here!

Why Phoenix Theatre’s ¡Americano! is the best kind of musical

By Elvia Diaz The Arizona Republic Some couldn’t contain themselves, quietly dabbing tears to the U.S. citizenship oath of the Marine who’d never be. Their eyes were transfixed on the stage where the young man poured his heart out, reciting the faithful pledge that the character he portrays never got to take in real life. It’s a […]

Americano! at the Phoenix Theatre Company – Review

By Joe Gruberman Splash Magazines The Phoenix Theatre Company celebrates its 100th-anniversary season this year, smartly choosing a homegrown musical production with a most timely theme as the celebration’s centerpiece. A highly-collaborative piece, Americano! is based on the true story of Arizona “Dreamer” Antonio Valdovinos, a graduate of Camelback High School in Phoenix. On his 18th birthday, […]


By Anita Snow The Daily Interlake PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Valdovinos didn’t know he was in the U.S. illegally until he tried to join the Marine Corps at 18 and learned he was born in Mexico. Valdovinos, now 29, channeled disappointment into activism, knocking on doors in Latino neighborhoods and registering people to vote, though […]

Immigrants embrace activism awaiting word on DACA’s future

By Anita Snow The Associated Press “This is the greatest nation in the world,” said Valdovinos. “I feel a responsibility to serve this country.” DACA recipients like Valdovinos are assuming prominent roles in the 2020 elections. They are becoming leaders in the Democratic presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer and get-out-the-vote groups in […]