In a nightclub somewhere south of the border, local impresario Señor Pepe Hernandez has boasted to the local press that he is bringing a group of famous international cabaret stars to his club. He persuades the local Coca-Cola bottling plant to back the show in exchange for some blatant product placement. But when the night of the show comes, no stars arrive to perform and Pepe is forced to hire his family whose antics wreak havoc upon the stage. A deliriously funny and ridiculously wonderful show!
Directed & choreographed by Jon Martinez, El Grande de Coca-Cola was originally created and produced Off-Broadway by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews with musical arrangements by Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews .
El Grande de Coca-Cola is presented mainly in Spanish, as well as, French, Italian, German and English. By using basic vocabulary words that translate easily, coupled with the cast’s fantastic comedic timing and telltale facial expressions, the language barrier all but disappears.
PRE-SHOW DINNER & MARGARITA BAR
One hour before curtain, on Chicago's lakefront guests will be presented with TACO BAR (Steak or Seitan Chorizo Tacos (v)) an a OPEN BAR with Margaritas, Rum & Coke, Beer and of course Coca-Cola. All food and beverage is sponsored by the Waterfront Cafe (located right next door) and is included in the full price ticket/wristband. A cash bar will also be available to show only/single ticket buyers 15 minutes before the 8 pm show.
El Grande de Coco-Cola is presented in association with the Waterfront Cafe and is produced under special arrangement with Samuel French. Waterfront Cafe & Summer Stages is a member of the League of Chicago Theatres.