This performance was a partially staged and choreographed
workshop of Act One, closing with the ballad “Shouldn’t”, taken from from Act Two.

Performance date: Oct. 13, 2019
Venue: Smith Recital Hall, SDSU, San Diego

It involves a trio of sheltered, upper-middle class So Cal teen rockers headed to TJ
to perform at a punk club and
to explore TJ nightlife.

Credits:

 

• Music and Lyrics by Joseph Martin Waters
• Book by Joseph Martin Waters, Gustavo Alcoser, Michael Gillis
• Contributions by Lauren Haughton & Amy Hecht
• Director & Choreographer: Lauren Haughton
• Co-Music Director & Conductor: Richard Morrison
• Co-Music Director and Chorus Master: Sonya Schumann
• Projection Design: Scott Boynton
• Lighting Design: Bernardo Cervantes, David Siegel
• Sound Design: Maddi Baird
• Stage Manager: Jamie Boyd

CAST:

 

Francisco ……………. Rodolfo Giron
Clara …………………… Cat Rojo
Franklin ……………….. Jackson Shaffer
Maria Sabia …………. Karen Garcia
Elias ……………………. Gabriel Igtantoc
Ixazaluoh …………….. Laura Sandoval
Francisco’s Mother .. Sarah Hernandez
Apollonia ……………… Sonya Schumann
Acolytes ………………. Emmy Farez, Philip Gomez, Sara Hernandez
Ensemble …………………. Danan Pacheco, Danielle Bongulto, Francesca Lemus, Hunter Katz,
Jackson Wright, Joseph Durant, Lexi Vierra, Maddie Darr, Marissa Rodriguez, Phaul Fishman,
Ross Graham, Shelby Wuitschick, Vivia Romero

Orchestra

 

Percussion: Daniel Pate *, Jeffrey Mossier, Donovan Newkirk
Piano: Geoffrey Burleson *
Alto Saxophone: Todd Rewoldt *
Tenor Saxophone: Ian Buss *
Guitar: George Svoboda
Bass: Harley Magsino
Rehearsal Pianist: Leigh Petit, Sonya Schumann

Joseph Martin Waters & SWARMIUS members*
Musical Numbers:
Prologue……. Swarmius and Friends
“Chase The Shadows”….. Francisco
“Fake” ……… Clara, Franklin, Ensemble
“Chase The Shadows Reprise” ………. Francisco
“We” ………. Maria Sabia
“Chase The Shadows Reprise” ……….. Francisco
“Circle of Pain” …. Francisco, Clara, Franklin
“Flower” ………. Elias
“Saint Children” ………. Apollonia and the Acolytes
“Swim In The Immense” …………. Ensemble
“Who Will Win” ……………. Ensemble
“The Answer” ……………. Elias, Francisco
“El Pajaro Carpintero” ………. Ensemble
“Shouldn’t” ……………… Clara

 

 

 

 

Production Staff
• Photographer: David Maung
• iPhone videographer: Amy Hecht
• Assistant Director: Gabriel Igtanloc
• Assistant Stage Manager: Chase Thompson
• Head of Videography: Tim Powell
• Head of Sound : Joe Kucera
• Lighting Advisor: Stephanie Lasater
• Faculty Lighting Advisor: Anne McMills
• Musical technical Tech Support: Tim Nunnink
• FOH: Garret Eckyl, Chris Bravo, Jesse Tello, Joshua Jackson
• Sound crew: Jake York, Ella Markus

A section of The Magic Hummingbird - El Colibi Mágico was performed at the Opera En La Calle on July 16 2022 in Tijuana.
Here are several stills from that performance.

The June 18th, 2022 performance at The Cutting Room in NYC
was a world premiere in the form of an old-fashioned radio drama,

with live sound effects, voice actors,

singers, musicians and narration.

 

Cast for the Magic Hummingbird LIVE production On June 18. 

Lauren Haughton-Gillis, Director
Richard Dueñez Morrison, Music Director, Conductor
Barb Macz, stage manager
David Smith – sound effects, live foley

Featuring: 
Rudy Alexander Giron, counter tenor,      “Francisco”
Karen Garcia, soprano, “Apolonia”, “Ixazaluoh,”
and Francisco’s mother, Spanish translation
Cat Rojo, alto, “Clara”
Leonard Patton, tenor, “Franklin”
Gustavo Alcoser, tenor, “Elias”, co-writer
Scene one, composer of mariachi music
Scene two.
Charles Coleman, baritone, “The Preacher
Philip Gomez, countertenor, plant spirit, refugee
Geoffrey Burleson, piano and accordion

Daniel Castro, guitar and mandolin, additional Spanish translation
and additional audio editing and recording.

Michael Jones, electric guitar
Andrew Michel, bass
Daniel Pate, percussion and drums
Todd Rewoldt, saxophone
Antotina Styczen, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, nose flute

Joseph Waters, narrator, composer, librettist, lyricist, sound design.

Book by Joseph Martin Waters, Gustavo Alcoser and Michael Gillis

Story by Joseph Martin Waters

© 2018-2022 Joseph Martin Waters

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