Do you find yourself hanging around the kids in your life just so that you, too, can shamelessly rewatch Coco and bawl your eyes out at least once a week? Well if you live in the Los Angeles area, to celebrate this year’s Dia de los Muertos, you can bawl your eyes out and sing along to “Remember Me” in public at Coco Live in Concert at LA’s Hollywood Bowl.
Scheduled for Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, Coco Live in Concert is set to be an immersive event that will fashion the venue into the Tierra de los Muertos — so you have every excuse to bust out your best Dia de los Muertos makeup regimens and traditional garb to celebrate the rich, Mexican conception of the afterlife. The performances will be accompanied by music from the all-female Mariachi Divas and will kick off with pre-show activities.
Coco Live in Concert will feature some of the brightest stars from the film, including Anthony “Alex” Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Jaime Camil, and Alanna Ubach. “Coco is my heart, it means everything to me. It’s ancestors, family, music, love, culture, traditions, dreams, and passion. Coco is everything that inspires, connects, and makes the world a better place. It’s a unique film,” said Gonzalez, who played the lead role of Miguel in the film. “The Hollywood Bowl is a very special place where we can celebrate and share our love and appreciation for music and Coco!” There will be a full orchestra, led by conductor Sarah Hicks — yass female conductors — to perform the original score.
In addition to some of the familiar voices from the film, the stage production will have extra star power through the casting of Eva Longoria and musicians Natalia Jimenez, Miguel, and Lele Pons who will help bring the Academy award-winning story to life. Miguel, a Los Angeles native, expressed utter enthusiasm and pride over his role in Coco Live in Concert. “I’m very excited to join this incredible group of exceptional talent, in the city that I’m from, to bring this very special movie and message to life,” he said in a statement. “The idea of celebrating our ancestors is very dear to my heart, especially after the passing of my grandparents.”
Tickets for Coco Live in Concert go on sale this Friday, September 13th at noon PT.