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Cabrillo Crocker Theater

6500 Soquel Dr.

Aptos, CA 95003

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JULY - AUGUST, 2013

Joe Ortiz's musical memoir, Escaping Queens, takes place in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge. This funny, edgy, ultimately hopeful story, centers around an Italian/Puerto Rican family trying to escape the chaos and poverty of New York housing-project life. Mama rules the home with a nurturing wooden spoon but cannot control her charismatic, gambling husband. Sooner or later something has to give—and it does. The production’s original music draws on the same richness of traditions that the family itself does: Latin beats, Sicilian ballads, do-wop numbers on the street corner and radio hits reminiscent of 1950s era New York.

Since ESCAPING QUEENS premiered at Cabrillo Stage in 2012 and 2013, the show has enjoyed several concert readings at Queens Theater & Producers Theater in New York, Hillbarn Theater & Shelton Theater in California. 

PHOTOS
for Escaping Queens

CAST & CREATIVE
for Escaping Queens

Creative

Director

Musical Director

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

Costume Designer

Prop Designer

Sound Designer

Technical Director

Production Manager

Stage Manager

Cast

Herman Ortiz

Mama

Laura

Rose / Estelle

Manny / Freddie

Joey

Johnny

Adam Saucedo

Vanessa Alvarez

Samantha Pistoresi

Danielle Crook

Josiah Frampton

Devon DeLeon

Danny Gould

AUTHORS
for Escaping Queens

Book, Music & Lyrics By

Co-Librettist

Joe Ortiz

Greg Fritsch

Escaping Queens is presented through special arrangement with Joe Ortiz

STORY
of Escaping Queens

Photos by Jana Marcus

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