Kiss My Aztec!
Book by John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone
Music by Benjamin Velez
Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez, and John Leguizamo
Based on an original screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
May 28–July 14, 2019
“I’m-a cast a spell to dispel ya supposition
That Latin America is Latin by definition”
This fresh, irreverent, and outrageous satirical musical comedy could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious and culturally savvy mind of John Leguizamo (who seriously schooled Berkeley Rep audiences with Latin History for Morons). With an energetic musical fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue, and rap, and an uproarious mashup of 16th-century and modern slang, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates, and commemorates Latinx culture.
It may be the 16th century, but these Aztecs is woke! When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, “Hell, no!” Led by the unlikely duo of Colombina (a feminist warrior/rapper) and Pepe (a clown)—and empowered by a prophecy promising a new leader called the Great Brown Hope—they plot to overthrow their Spanish colonizers. Along the way they collide with an evil Viceroy, his inbred millennial daughter, and an absurd trio of singing Spanish Inquisitors. Will our Aztec heroes win the day, or get conquistadored by these white people on boats?
Casting for Kiss My Aztec! will be announced at a later date. Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing this time—other fantastic actors will be performing this uproarious new musical!
We expect this show to include one 15-minute intermission. We’ll update this information, and add running time, once we have confirmation.
Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We will post this information as soon as it’s available. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.
Current ticket prices
Premium: $70–115 · Section A: $55–100 · Section B: $40–85
30% discount available for anyone under the age of 35
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Prices are subject to change at any time. Generally, your best bet is to buy early. Weeknight tickets tend to cost less than weekends. For the consistently lowest prices, see any three or more subscription plays.
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- Friday, May 31, 2019
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Actor Q & A’s
Stick around after the show on select Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for lively Q & A sessions with our artists.
- Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- Friday, July 12, 2019