Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is right around the corner, and to celebrate Disney and Pixar will be bringing their hit film Coco to life at The Hollywood Bowl, this November.
The legendary venue will be putting on a live-to-film concert ceremony of the Academy Award-winning film that hit theater back in November of 2017. The concert will include a live orchestra and an all-star cast that includes many of the movie’s original voice cast, such as, Benjamin Bratt, Jaime Camil, Alex Gonzalez, and Alanna Ubach, as well as stars Eva Longoria, Miguel, Carlos Rivera, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez.
They will sing selections from Michael Giacchino’s original score, like “Un Poco Loco,” “The World Es Mi Familia” and the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, “Remember Me.” Sarah Hicks will conduct.
Mariachi Divas will entertain with traditional Mariachi music throughout the night, and attendees can look forward to state-of-the-art digital projection imagery from Mousetrappe, the award-winning immersive design agency that created stunning imagery for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year.
“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,” said Miguel. “The idea of celebrating our ancestors is very dear to my heart, especially after the passing of my grandparents.”
Felipe Fernandez del Paso, an acclaimed director of theater and film, as well as an Oscar-nominated production designer whose credits include the 2003 feature Frida, directs Coco Live in Concert. Amy Tinkham, who has recently served as creative director of Las Vegas residencies for Aerosmith and James Taylor and who has also directed Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent Live tours, is creative consultant.
The concert is produced by Disney Concerts and Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, a team who has brought together several highly acclaimed live to film events at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer as well as Disney’s The Little Mermaid starring Lea Michele and Harvey Fierstein.
“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 Alex Gonzalez. “The Hollywood Bowl is a very special place where we can celebrate and share our love and appreciation for music and Coco! It’s a huge honor and privilege to be a part of this beautiful performance at the Hollywood Bowl. I am so excited, can’t wait!”
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 13, at 12 p.m. PT.