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Dia de Los Muertos 2014

Dia de Los Muertos
October 31 - November 2, 2014
El Teatro Campesino, San Juan Bautista, California
705 Fourth Street

Friday Oct. 31   Performance at 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 1  

1° Performance at 2:00pm
Procession at 1:00pm
2° Performance at 8:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 2   Performance at 2:00pm

Viewing of the altares set up in El Teatro Campesino Playhouse beginning one hour prior to each performance.

General Admission: $20
Seniors 55+, Students w/ID: $15
Veterans and their families: $12
Children 12 and under: $10

Purchase tickets online or by phone, 1-800-838-3006.

There is a small service fee for advanced purchase tickets.

The annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is a weekend-long cultural festival that commemorates and honors the lives of departed loved ones through dance, music, offerings and art.  Saturday, November 1 features our Dia de los Muertos procession through the streets of Historic San Juan Bautista.  

Come and celebrate Día de los Muertos at El Teatro Campesino Playhouse with Esperanza del Valle!

"Our performance at El Teatro Playhouse will be an interpretation of a variety of Mexican "sones" from the Michoacán, Nuevo Leon, Nayarit, Huasteca, Veracruz, Jalisco and Colima," explains artistic director Janet Johns. Recognized for its diversity, culture and popularity, the "son" is the manifestation of traditional Mexican music and dance. Each pueblo's "son" reflects a mixing of the indigenous, European and African roots expressed so distinctly through its music, dance, verses, and movement.  

"Imagine yourself at the plaza in Veracruz where people gather to dance the traditional danzón. Or, in the Huasteca region during Día de los Muertos, where you will see the Danza de los Viejos, where men are disguised in masks and costumes to dance in the spirit of their loved ones who have passed on to come and partake of the festivities. In Nayarit, the dancers demonstrate their skills while balancing glasses and bottles on their heads, and the men dazzle the audience with challenging showmanship with the machete. Vivid color and energy marks the beautifully choreographed dances of Jalisco and its neighboring state, Colima."

The dance performance will also feature traditional Mexican music by Cuatro con Tres.



A nuestra comunidad, familia y amigos, gracias por la fe que han tenido en nosotros y por el continuo apoyo y ánimo. Dedicamos a ustedes este 34° aniversario.

To our community, family and friends! Thank you for the faith you've had in us and your continuous support and encouragement. To you we dedicate this 34th anniversary celebration.


Sponsored by:

The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz
ICE Professional and Festival Grants
Migrant Education Region XI
El Pajaro Community Deveopment Corporation
El Pájaro Performing Arts Association


Gracias por el apoyo a:

The James W. Irvine Foundation
Bay Federal Credit Union
Lucy Castro Century 21
Union Bank of California, Watsonville
Thomas Burke
D'Lite House Flowers
Edmundo C. Fimbres, O.D.
Abogado John Aguilera
Tru Focus Corporation
Jose Luis Orozco
Medrano-Biddick Speech & Language Services
Michael Siegel – Physical Therapy
Arthur K. Hayashi, D.D.S.
Vasquez Farm Rudy C. Vasquez & Esther Vasquez
Rhea DeHart
Millie Johns & Corinne Johns-Treat & Family
Tutoring Club Jim & Carol Weir Randy & Pam Smith John A. Moscatel
Sally Post
YWCA Watsonville
Attorney Luis A. Alejo
Cuca’s Art Galleria Galería de Encanto
WFS Watsonville Farm Supply Arturo Díaz Jr.
El Teatro Campesino
Douglas W. and Lois Ann Wilhelm
Vecinos Unidos Elias Alonzo
George Ow Family
Green Valley Dentistry
MAS MAC, INC. DBA McDonald’s Restaurant’s
Dr. David and Mary South
Dr. Francisco Ponce and Leticia Gonzalez Ponce
Peggy Guichard

Union Bank of California
D'lite Flowers House
Los Pelones Tires
Herreras Cabinets
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Watsonville Coast Produce
Pajaro Valley Greenhouses
Tino's Pizza & Café
Jalisco's Restaurant

Tru Focus
Lopez Painting
S.W.M. Stainless Works Manufacturin
Alladin Nursery – Sr. Gustavo Beyer
Burgstrom/Kramer Inc., Realtors – Sr. Glenn Kramer
Carnitas Trejo – Sr. Cruz Trejo
Cut N’ Style Unisex Salon – Sr. Jaime Mendoza, Diana Vargas & Javier Vargas
WF Bank
El Alteño Restaurant – Sr. Ramon Pulido
Exitos Latinos – Sr. Miguel Angel Avalos
Family Optometry – Sr. Stuart Sakuma
La Esperanza Restaurant – Sr. Nelms Steven
La Fondita Restaurant – Sr. Miguel Quintero
Mountain Mikes Pizza – Sr. Franco Farich
Raeid Farhat Real Estate, Inc – Sr. Lois Hagen
Straw Hat Prizza – Sr. Raj Nayyar
Zamex Auto Glass – Sr. Manuel Equihua