Casa Circulo Cultural Presents Children’s theater
The Cri-Cri musical
Come and travel through time, we invite you to the magical world of Crí Crí where we will enjoy the best musical hits staged and singing live, Chon ki Fu, La fiesta de los zapatos, El Chorrito, La Patita and many more; You will live moments that will make you remember and relive, next to your children and the grandparents, your childhood. Come and enjoy this staging full of magic and music with all the characters that made our unforgettable grillito famous singer Don Francisco Gabilondo Solero.
Hours: Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:30pm.
General Ticket $ 20.00
Direction and Drama: Adaptation Verónica Escámez.
Songs: Francisco Gabilondo Soler.
Cast: Rafael Turincio, Sofia Rojas, Javier Pacheco, Tammie Pereira, Delia Rojas, Yeshua Villa, Roberto Cruz, Estela Calapiz, Natalia Turincio, Breana Rivera and students of Casa Círculo Cultural
Music: Javier Pacheco, piano and accordion. Miguel Tejada, low pass. Daniel Rojas, drums and percussion. Josh Rauber, Guitars.
Choreography: Patricia Aceves, Belén Perez
Special Thanks: Broadway by the Bay
Where: Fox Theatre Redwood City
About Cri Cri!
Cri-Cri is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic cricket, created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 while broadcasting his own musical radio show on Mexico’s station XEW.
Cri-Cri is known as the “grillito cantor” or “the singing cricket”. He was created by Gabilondo Soler in his childhood and may even be considered “his inner personality”.
The character became so famous and gave its author such renown, that it became a second name for Gabilondo. In the mid part of the 20th century he became the most recognizable singer of children’s songs in Spanish. Gabilondo’s dedication to this segment of the population has been greatly admired, comparable to Walt Disney in his honest approach to making life fun for those who are beginning to live it.
In fact, Walt Disney himself saw the popularity and honesty in Soler’s character, and approached Soler to purchase the rights for Cri-Cri. Soler declined, telling Disney that Cri-Cri was a legacy for Mexican children to cherish. Disney offered to animate one of Cri-Cri’s most popular songs “Cochinitos Dormilones” (Sleepy Piggies), and incorporated aspects of his own Three Little Pigs short into it.
In time, Walt Disney created Jiminy Cricket, inspired by the famous Mexican character.