Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes El Gallo

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes: El Gallo


“The fusion of theater, dance and music...captivated spectators from the very first scene.” Diario de Sevilla

“Quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Designed for those who hate opera and those who love opera both.”

El Gallo mixes opera, comedy and surrealist situations to expose the anxieties that fuel creation, from the audition process through to the climactic concert. For the first act, the audience plays witness to a rehearsal process beset with wrestling matches, bared insecurities and exposed underwear. Viewers then experience the “premiere” of the completed performance. Throughout, the proceedings are entirely sung—in an entirely invented language—to a series of tunes ranging from Gershwin to Middle Eastern folk songs, played by a live eight-piece orchestra. Directed by Claudio Valdés Kuri, El Gallo wittily conveys the obstacles and fears that descend on any production, and the sense of triumph that draws people back to the theater. 


RUN TIME: 90 minutes 

LOCATION: The Million Dollar Theater
307 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 | Map

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