By Beth Deitchman
Get ready to experience Disney and Pixar’s Coco like never before. The stunning film will be brought to life on stage for the first time in Coco Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. The spectacular event, which will see the legendary Hollywood Bowl transform into the Land of the Dead, features an all-star lineup of special guests, including Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, and Natalia Jimenez. These talented performers will appear on stage throughout the evening as the Oscar®-winning film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full live orchestra. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 13, at 12 p.m. PT.
In celebration of Día de los Muertos—and to get into the spirit of the evening—guests are encouraged to wear their most festive Day of the Dead costumes. 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.
Led by conductor Sarah Hicks, the full orchestra will perform Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s original score. They will be joined by special guests for the film’s unforgettable songs, including “Remember Me”—Oscar winner for Original Song—as well as “Un Poco Loco,” “The World Es Mi Familia,” and more.
“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!”