Rhythm of the Arts presents

SUGAR SKULL! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure is inspired by the successful live touring family & children’s show, SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure. For information on the live show, click HERE.

Specifically created for the virtual platform, with a new script, and additional creative partners to facilitate the leap into this new territory, SUGAR SKULL! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure is a captivating theatrical experience for the times that celebrates  Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday that transcends borders.

 

Join Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton, as he follows the music towards the ultimate party! He is spurred on by the tricky Chaneques, who desperately want him to be the centerpiece on their ofrenda. Along the path, Sugar Skull meets many colorful characters who teach him how Day of the Dead is much more than a party — it is a celebration of life!

The SUGAR SKULL! team is looking forward to getting on the road again for our tour in fall 2021. In the meantime, we are extremely excited to share our stories and culture with even more audiences through this new medium. This delightful 30-minute virtual theatre performance is appropriate for ages 3+, and sure to be loved by family, school, and young audiences alike. 

ADD-ON MODULES

Pre-recorded educational content to enrich the SUGAR SKULL! experience.

  • Día de Muertos makeup tutorial with Sugar Skull!

  • Create your own Catrina Calavera puppet

  • How to make your own  ofrenda

  • Instrument walk-through and demonstration

This is a preliminary list. Modules may be customized if requested.

THE TEAM

MictlArt

ILLUSTRATOR

James Ruth

TECH GURU

Milan Eldridge

STAGE MANAGER

Paula Sánchez

DRAMATURG

Gregory Van Acker

PLAYWRIGHT

Sinuhé Padilla

COMPOSER &

MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

Jeanette Yew

DIGITAL PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Argelia Arreola

CHOREOGRAPHER

Elena Aráoz

DIRECTOR

Cynthia Bastídas

VOICE OVERS: CHUECA, BRUJA

Eliud Kauffman

VOICE OVER: RASCUACHE

Mexico Beyond Mariachi

Ximena Violante,Victor Pichardo, Benjamin Hidalgo, Alda Reuter, Sinuhe Padilla

MUSIC

Aléa

GUEST SINGER ON "LA BRUJA"

Rafa Reyes

SUGAR SKULL

Originally from Córdoba, México, Rafa is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC and awarded Cultural Representative of Veracruz. Rafa is always thrilled to represent his beloved Mexico through his artistic work as actor, dancer, and singer.

 

@rafareyeshdez

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Argelia Arreola

MARIGOLD, BRUJA, CHANEQUES

Born in México, Argelia is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer specializing in Contemporary, West African, Afro-Cuban & Mexican Folk Dance. Argelia is a sought- after instructor, teaching in NYC, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, and Costa Rica. She is a former professor at the School of Dance of the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico.

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