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The world premiere of


ALWAYS REMEMBER



Thanksgiving Weekend

2022


FRI & SAT, NOV 25 & 26

@ 7:30 PM



SUN, NOV 27 @ 2:30 PM


South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center

10950 SW 211 Street Cutler Bay, FL 33189

TICKETS ON SALE MAY 31, 2022!


Entertaining, uplifting and enlightening, Always Remember  has something for everyone!


Cuban-born American Marilyn Morales has written the definitive and timeless new musical about the Cuban-American experience - which speaks to the ageless plight of all refugees. The story follows a family’s struggle to leave Castro’s Cuba

and reunite after being separated by forces beyond their control. 


This epic full-scale work is a love letter to all people who have sought liberty.

The intriguing narrative, unforgettable songs, rich original musical score, bold dialogue and dance combine to make a thrilling live experience that will be enjoyed by audiences

for generations to come!


“A new musical that promises to be a hit…”
Gloria Burns, Miami’s Community Newspapers


“Rarely does a work … shout for joy with all the necessary professional ingredients of a successful commercial musical like Marilyn Morales’ Always Remember. Keep your eye on this one. It’s destined for a big future.”

Lorraine Lucciola, Arts & Entertainment Writer, New England


“…(Marilyn Morales) captures so much of the Cuban story in a vital and intimate way!”
Rorianne Schrade, concert pianist, music reviewer, New York, NY

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MARILYN MORALES

Creator and Executive Producer

of  Always Remember,

Marilyn is the Cuban-born author, composer and song writer of this epic work about the Cuban-American experience. 

KIRK WHIPPLE

Marilyn's husband, duo piano and creative partner, Kirk is Executive Producer, arranger, musical director, lyrical consultant and business manager for  Always Remember.

BRAD SHANK

Theatrical Director of

Always Remember, Brad has decades of experience as director, actor, set designer and builder and musician.

LILIA FONTANA

Producer and Visual Arts Director of 

Always Remember, Lilia is the Executive Director of Fire Haus Projects, promoting the arts throughout South Florida.

ARELY RUIZ

Publicity Director of  Always Remember,

Arely is the founder and director of

arely PR, a Miami-based agency serving South Florida.

BEATRIZ VIGNAU

Choreographer of Always Remember, Beatriz has over 40 years of experience teaching dance, including

ballet, jazz and Spanish dance.

MARIELA BARUFALDI

Event Organizer at Miami Sunshine Tango Festival,

Argentine Tango Dancer and Instructor,

Mariela is the tango choreographer of Always Remember.

THE 2022 WORLD PREMIERE CAST


SARAH MAWN

Maria Elena

GERARDO JOSÉ ORTEGA

Manolo

MEGAN BARRERA

Teresa

JAVIER CASTELLANOS

Orlando

ERIKA VASALLO

Adina

AMANDA MARASCH

Dolores

MICHAEL ANGELO GONZALEZ

General Ochoa

LINDSAY KRISTINE MAHÍA

Lidia

CHARLES SOTHERS

Pepe Timba

JESSICA SCHLOESSER

Raisa

RYAN TOWNSEND

Victor / Sergio

JOSE LUIS SUAZO

Fulano

CRAIG WHEELER

Mengano

CARLETON CORNISH

Hassan Kassari

KRIS GARCIA

Carlos

DAMION ROCHESTER

Lieutenant

ERICA WILLIAMS

Soldier

VICTORIA LLODRA

Young Cristina

LEÓN FRANCO MAHÍA

Sergito

Please keep checking back for cast updates!

JORGE RODRIGUEZ

In memoriam

April 30, 1959   ~

December 13, 2020

We will always remember.

THE 2022 WORLD PREMIERE ORCHESTRA

KIRK WHIPPLE &

MARILYN MORALES

Keyboards

LLIPSY HERNANDEZ

Violin

CESARE TURNER

Viola

LAURIE STRUBBE

Cello

RAFAEL VALENCIA

Bass

TONY LOPEZ

Drums

NICK MASTROVITO

Guitar

STUART KING

Trumpet

RICHARD BAYES

French Horn

JOSE RUIZ

Trombone

WILFREDO CARDOSO

Flutes / Alto Saxophone

RODOLFO GOMEZ

Clarinet / Tenor Saxophone

OUR SPONSORS


We thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals for their support of Always Remember!



You, your business or organization can participate as a sponsor in the exciting world premiere of Always Remember!

For details, please email: 

VIDEOS




BLOG

At the crossroads of history

Our hearts go out to the Cuban people!   This is the moment! Try to put yourselves in their worn-out shoes. Why would you protest in the street,  unarmed in front of a military…

A message from the creator of Always Remember

From Marilyn Morales, the creator of Always Remember I lived this. My beloved family, much like the Santos family in Always Remember, left Cuba with nothing more than the clothes…


TESTIMONIALS

Donna Shalala

Former Member of Congress

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Former Member of Congress

Centro Cultural, Boston, MA

Community Newspapers, Miami, FL

Special thanks

These exceptional artists and wonderful human beings have contributed greatly to the development of Always Remember.

With all our hearts, we thank them!

Mauricio Villanueva Espinosa

Tenor

Marinel Cruz

Soprano

Michael Duarte

Tenor / Set Designer

Cathy Portlock Pacitto

Soprano

Rachael Rogers

Mezzo Soprano

Alejandro Viera

Tenor

Elizabeth Eccles

Soprano

Katie Ketchum

Mezzo Soprano

Steven King

Tenor

Linda Westgate

Soprano

Bruce Breamer

Baritone

Manny Perez

Vocal Instructor / Coach

Tom Casale

Bassist

Randy Cloutier

Drummer / Percussionist

Steven Tinkham

Baritone

James Dolan

Pianist / Baritone

Michelle Bowlin

Mezzo Soprano / Percussionist

Eric Christopher Perry

Tenor

Nancy Cornish

Alto / Choral Director

Lisa Hadley

Mezzo Soprano / Alto

Joseph Monseur

Actor / Tenor / Guitarist

Mabel Padron-Hernandez

Soprano

Bobby Brennan

Baritone

Ubaldo Henriquez

Actor / Master of Ceremonies

Ellen Ugi

Alto

CONTACT US

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Always Remember!

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