Tucson, AZ---Cinema Tucsón, the cultural initiative featuring monthly screenings of Mexican films at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre, is proud to present a sneak preview of La Usurpadora: The Musical, in advance of its upcoming U.S. and Mexican theatrical releases on April 7. The screening of the film directed by Santiago Limón (Cindy la Regia) will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm, and it will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s executive producer Aaron Rivera-Ashford, who serves as Director of Content, TelevisaUnivision, a native of Nogales, who went to high school and college in Tucson.
Set in Mexico and the United States, the musical comedy is told with hits from the Latin music of the nineties and is based on the popular telenovela. It’s a tale of two identical twins separated at birth and unknown to each other, one poor, but truly decent, the other rich, conniving, and generally awful. A chance meeting brings them together in Las Vegas and soon their lives are hopelessly intertwined.
La Usurpadora: The Musical stars Isabella Castillo, (El Señor de los Cielos, Malverde: El Santo Patrón) who plays Valeria and Victoria, the twin sisters who couldn't be more different, and Alan Estrada (¿Conoces a Tomás?, Día de Muertos), who plays the male lead and romantic interest, Carlos Daniel. Other members of the cast include Susana Zabaleta (Sexo, pudor y lágrimas) and Jesús Ochoa (Narcos: Mexico), and the special performances by Latin Grammy Award–winning popular singer Alejandra Guzmán, and Gabriela Spanic, who starred in the original telenovela. The official website of the movie:
www.lausurpadorathemusical.com . Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at https://foxtucson.com/events/usurpadora
Cinema Tucsón is programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Vicky Westover and is presented by Cinema Tropical and the UA Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Fox Tucson Theatre and the Consulate General of Mexico in Tucson. It is sponsored by Rio Nuevo, La Estrella Bakery, SplitSeed Productions, and the UA Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Media Sponsors are 92.5 FM Urbana, La Poderosa 105.3 FM, and KXCI 91.3 FM. With the support of Film Tucson, Visit Tucson, and Godat Design. Additional support by the Tucson Museum of Art and Borderlands Brewery. For more information visit:
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