Performer and photographer Roberto Araujo will remount his award-winning musical solo show Do You Dream in Spanish? at The Green Room 42 this March. Inspired by his own life, the multi-media performance takes audiences through Araujo’s inspiring life story, from growing up in Mexico City and immigrating to New York, to forging a successful career in the arts against the odds.
The one-night-only presentation of Do You Dream in Spanish? will take place March 15 at 9:30 PM.
A story of identity, racism, family, and belonging, the show weaves Araujo’s own photography—which explores and celebrates the male physique—with the songs of Frank Loesser, Steven Lutvak, and George Gershwin. Do You Dream in Spanish? also features original music by Araujo and Michael Perrie, Jr.
Araujo was most recently seen in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights at Axelrod Theatre and in the Spanish-language U.S. premiere of the show at GALA Theatre. He has performed in regional productions of Altar Boyz (Palace Theatre); The Buddy Holly Story (Sierra Repertory Theatre); Legally Blonde (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Xanadu, The Musical, Evita, and Les Miserables (ZACH Theatre); and West Side Story (Theatre By The Sea and North Shore Music Theatre).
Do You Dream in Spanish? is under the direction of Gabriela García (Chicago) with musical direction by Logan Culwell-Block (The Civil War).
Araujo is the recipient of Outstanding Featured Performer Award at 2017’s Fresh Fruit Festival for the world premiere of Do You Dream in Spanish. He is also the winner of a B. Payne Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. As a photographer, his work has been featured in Playbill, ANIMIZE magazine, and Beautiful Magazine, and has been the subject of two solo exhibits. His photography was included as part of The Body Collection for The Exposure Award Exhibit at The Louvre. For more information visit Robertoaraujophotography.com.