MATILDA, The Musical
@The Axelrod Performing Arts Center 

Book by Dennis Kelly 

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Director/Choreographer: Luis Salgado
Musical Director: James Rushin
Scenic Designer: Clifton Chadick
Projection Designer: Lacey Erb
Lighting Designer: Christopher Annas-Lee 
Sound Designer: Kimberly O’Loughlin
Assoc. Dir.: Valeria Cossu, Assist Choreo: Erin Weinberger
Creative Prod. Supervisor: Heather Hogan

Based on the popular children’s book of the same name by British writer Roald Dahl, comes Matilda The Musical the award-winning musical that has captivated the world since created by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Matilda the Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. 


Matilda: Elle Graper, Agatha Trunchbull: Brian Charles Rooney, Mr. Wormwood: Stephen  Petrovich, Mrs. Wormwood: Sarah Mae Banning, Miss Honey: Elizabeth Ritaccio, Mrs. Phelps: Florencia Cuenca, Michael Wormwood: Carl Sterling Smith, Rudolpho:Murilo Ohl, Doctor: Connor Hubbard, Lavendar: Luli Mitchell, Amanda: Adriella Goncalves, Bruce: Yesmith Lantigua, Nigel: Noah Paneto



Ensemble: Olivia Cruz, Samuel Garnica, Gabriella Green, Connor Hubbard, Scarlett Lancon, Matthew Oster, Tyler Palo, Mikki Reeve, Nicole Sartor

Youth Ensemble: Christopher Abt, Jackie Bahary, Mason Bindler, Emily Crehan, Nicholas Giordano, Ellie Gothelf, Chloe Hreha, Eve Johnson, Sofia Mazzei, Nolan O'Keefe, Alexa Origlio, Valentina Joy Reale, Grace Sweeney, Jack Sweeney

@The Axelrod Performing Arts Center 
Director/Choreographer: Luis Salgado
Musical Director: Ricky Romano
Scenic Designer: Kate Rance, Lighting Designer: Herrick Goldman
Costume Design: Robert Croghan,
Assoc. Dir.: Valeria Cossu, Assoc Choreo: Myrian Gadri
Creative Prod. Supervisor: Heather Hogan

Salgado Productions team returned to New Jersey to share Elton John and Tim Rice’s Tony Award winning AIDA.
A story of star crossed lovers bound to their countries and bloodlines through the responsibilities thrust upon. 


Aida: Anita Welsh, Radames: Ace Young, Amneris: Erin Maya, Zoser: Clayton Howe, Amnosoro: Richard Coleman, 

Ensemble: John Batchan, Mathew Bautista, Katelyn Bowman, Kevin Chlapecka, Amara Decker, Taylor DeNapoli, Brian Fender, Myriam GadriMariana Herrera Jury, Whitney Hickman, Sarah Lindsey, Shira Math, Mickey Nixon, Kiana Rodriguez, Dwight Robinette, Will Ruff and Justin Schaffner

FAME, The Musical 
@ GALA Theatre  

Director/Choreographer: Luis Salgado

Music Director: Walter "Bobby" McCoy, 

Scenic Design: Clifton Chadick, Lighting Design: Christopher Annas-Lee, Costume Design: Robert Croghan, Projection Design: Patrick W. Lord, Sound Design: Roc Lee, Assoc. choreo/dir: Valeria Cossu, Asst. Choreo: Bryan Menjivar

In 2019 Salgado Productions developed a new bilingual version with the blessing of "Father Fame", David De Silva. The show ran for 6 weeks as part of GALA Hispanic theatre's winter season. The show opened to rave reviews and has been recognized and recommended by the Helen Hayes Awards that take place in Washington DC.

Book by José Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes & lyrics by Jacques Levy


Carmen Diaz: Paula Calvo, Nick Piazza: Carlos Salazar  Joe Vegas: Rafael Beato,  Schlomo: Juan Luis Espinal , Iris: Amaya Perea, Serena Katz: Tanya DeLeon, Lambchops: Paloma DeVega, Tyrone Jackson: Romainson Romain, Mabel Washington: Alana S. Thomas, Goody : Jon Yepez, Ms. Bell: Teresa Danskey, Mr. Meyers: Imanol Fuentes Garcia, Ms. Sherman: Susan Oliveras, Mr. Sheinkopf: Brendon Schaefer

Ensemble: Julia Klavans, Kramer Kwalik, Bryan Menjivar, Pranjaal Pizarro, Susan Ramirez, Rodolfo Santamarina, Megumi Shimoda, and Patrick Ward.

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@The Axelrod Performing Arts Center 
Director/Choreographer: Luis Salgado
Musical Director: David Maglione
Scenic Designer: Fred Sorrentino, Lighting Designer: Erik Herskowitz
Costume Design: Robert Croghan, Assoc. Choreo/Dir: Valeria Cossu
Creative Prod. Supervisor: Heather Hogan

The award winning musical based on the novel by E.L Doctorow set in turn of the century America has a new look with a relevant message for audiences of 2018. Under the direction of Luis Salgado this production takes the necessary risks to share the heart and determination of a people who believe in the human spirit. This is a piece of theatre that everyone should see.  


Coalhouse Walker: Alex Gibbs, Sarah: Marion Grey, Younger Brother: Noel Houle-von, Emma Goldman: Julie Galorenzo, Tateh: Jacob S. Louchheim, Mother: Molly Samson, Father: Jonmichael Tarleton, Grandfather: Mathew Aaron, Houdini: Yan Diaz, Evelyn Nesbit: Ashley Edler

Ensemble: Benjamin M. Haupt, Mariana Herrera Jury, Whitney Hickman, Jessica Lynn McCuish, Matthew Oster, Pranjaal Luna'Rai, Khadija Sallet, Samantha Lee Stolzfus, Grace Sweeney, Jack Sweeney, William Taitel, Jonte Culpepper, Garth West 

In The Heights 

Director/Choreographer: Luis Salgado 

Musical Director: Walter "Bobby" McCoy

Scenic Design: Elizabeth McFadden, Lighting Design: Christopher Annas Lee, Costume Design: Robert Croghan, Sound Designer: Roc Lee, Assoc. Choreo/Dir: Valeria Cossu

Creative Prod. Supervisor: Heather Hogan

U.S.A Premier of the the Spanish language of the Tony Award winning Musical In the Heights. 

New York’s Washington Heights is a vibrant community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. With its gripping tale of hopes and dreams, this groundbreaking musical is the next chapter in the multicultural American story.


Usnavi: Juan Luis Espinal, Piragua Guy: Félix Marchany; Graffiti Pete: Myriam Gadri; Abuela Claudia: Michelle Rios; Carla: Gabriella Pérez; Daniela: Scheherazade Quiroga, Kevin: José F. Capellán; Camila: Shadia Fairuz; Sonny: Rafael Beato, Benny: Vaughn Ryan Midder; Vanessa: Verónica Alvarez; Nina: Laura Lebrón Rojas; Bolero Singer: Doreen Montalvo

Ensemble: Aaron Cobos, Hector Flores Jr., J José Ozuna, Melinette Pallares, Amaya Perea, Nathalia Raigosa, Luis Ramos, Ma. Ximena Salgado



Best Musical

Best Director, Best Choreographer, Best Music Dir. Best Lighting, Best Costume, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor

Zuccotti Park
A Musical About the Human Side of Economics 
Book/Lyricist: Catherine Hurd Composer: Vatrena King 

Directed & Choreographed by Luis Salgado

Music Direction: Joshua Coyne 

Lighting Designer: Herrick Goldman, Scenic Consultant: Kate Rance, Costume Consultant: Harry Nadal, Asst. Director: Valeria Cossu, Production Asst.: Greg Uliasz

After eight years at war, William Cooper takes leave to visit childhood friend, Kate, in NYC. She is now beautiful, spirited, and passionate…. about the Occupy Movement.  As his feelings for Kate grow, Cooper also connects with her protester friends, learns their stories, and takes a good hard look at what it means to be an American.



Corrado Alicata, Solomon Barnett, Ashley Brooke, Dylan C. Digel, Tim Fitzsimons, Sonya Higgins, Dan Iwrey, Becky Grace Kalman, Daniel Karp, Brian Kinnard, Cara Maltz, Matthew Martinez, Cait Murphy, Sarah Sirota, Evan Michael Smith, Jessica Smith, Baba Tavares, Megan Tischhauser, Alexander Tomas & Levin Valayil





Song Of Solomon
A New Musical 

by: Andrew Beall & Neil Van Leeuwen

Directed by: Luis Salgado 
Musical direction: Eugene Gwozdz

Lighting Designer: Herrick Goldman, Scenic Consultant: Kate Rance, Costume Consultant: Harry Nadal, Sound Design: Erick McCree, Asst. Director: Valeria Cossu, Vocal Coach: Charlie Willis

Song of Solomon is a tragic, epic romance, based on the Biblical Song of Songs. Set in ancient Israel, we follow the secret romance between King Solomon and a brilliant young vineyard girl, Almah, who inspires the most famous love poetry of all time. The stakes are Solomon’s life, the woman he loves, and the fate of Israel.


Evan McCormack, Ann McCormack, Danicah Waldo, Casey Manning, Levin Valayil, Jonathan D. Morales, Rocio Lopez, Shannen Rae, Alessandra Baldacchino, Anthony Logan Cole, Aaron Dalla Villa, Dylan C. Digel, Tim Fitzsimons, Leslie Kyle Hudson, Andrea Nevil, Jennifer O'Neill, Tony Paterniti, Irene Patino, Hannah Rable, Dante Soria, Megan Tischhauser, Greg Uliasz, & Charlie Willis





Latin America Meets Broadway
Exporting, Importing and Co-Producing Musicals & Plays

presented by the United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Salgado Productions


Discussion Topics​

  • Present trends, experiences, challenges and business opportunities on the exporting and importing of Broadway shows to and from Latin America.

  • Analyze cross-border co-productions between New York and Latin America, project financing, local support and legal and tax issues.


  • Create a networking environment for business professionals to meet in an effort to bridge gaps between New York and Latin American artists and producers.

Panelists Included

  • Carlos Arana, Broadway Investor & Producer

  • Kelly Crabb, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

  • Robert Darwell, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

  • Ken Davenport, Broadway Producer

  • Felipe Gamba, International Strategy Director, Disney Theatrical

  • Morris Gilbert, Mexican Theatre Producer

  • Bianca Marroquin, International Actress, CHICAGO on Broadway

  • Roberta Pereira, Broadway/Off-Broadway Producer

  • Luis Salgado, Actor & Producer, Salgado Productions



Thank You To  Our Host:

​Revenues from admissions are to support the activities of the United States -Mexico Chamber of Commerce and R.Evolucion Latina.

Latin Quarter


Luis and Salgado Productions team members Arielle Rosales (Flamenco Assistant Choreographer) and Greer Gisy (Assistant Choreographer) collaborate to consult and create the choreography for the new The Latin Quarter Show at Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. 


This new and exciting show features a talented, sexy, fun cast of amazing Flamenco dancers, dramatic Gauchos, a heart-stopping crossbow act, award winning ballroom dancers, mind blowing quick change artists, gorgeous production show dancers, and a hilarious host comedian, all framed with stunning multimedia. This highly entertaining, fast-paced revue celebrates the Latin culture as staged through the eyes of dance and variety.

Cast includes: Voltaire Wade-Greene (Smash, In The Heights: Westchester Broadway Theater), Emmanuel E. Hernandez (Wayne Brady "Makin it up" Vegas), Waldemar Quiñones Villanueva (West Side Story on Broadway), Greer Gisy (In the Heights - Nat'l Tour), Krystal Mendez (Dancing with the Stars - Panama & World American Salsa Champion 10), Sol koeraus "La Argentinita" (Metropolitan opera Noche Flamenca), Adriana Olivares (Siudy Between world World tour), Courtney Ortiz (West Side Story -International Tour, The Aluminum Show - Madrid, Spain).


Performances will take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 5:00 & 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00, 5:00, & 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and go on sale September 27 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at and by calling 800.745.3000.

Aniversario Sin Cuenta
El espectáculo de Cecilia Bracamonte por sus 50 años de vida artística


Luis Salgado, reconocido Director y Coreógrafo de Broadway y PURA VIBRA PRODUCCIONES, te invitan al espectáculo de Cecilia Bracamonte por sus 50 años de vida artística. Este se llevará a cabo en nuestro país en noviembre 21 y 22 de 2013.


Luis Salgado, renowned Broadway Choreographer, and PURA VIBRA PRODUCCIONES invite you to the "Cecilia Bracamonte 50 Años de Vida Artística" concert. This will take place in Lima, Peru this November 21st & 22nd of 2013.

D Broadway a Cali


2do Taller de Teatro Musical

Danza, Canto y Actuación

con Luis Salgado 

Salgado Productions is thrilled to return to Cali Colombia with DTeatro Produciones and María SanforDance Foundation for the "2do Taller de Teatro Musical" workshop directed by Luis Salgado. Students will exercise and expand their performance skills of dance, acting and singing with a unique focus in the making of ART WITH A PURPOSE.

Teléfono: 373 81 07

Móvil: 320 709 04 19  –  315 443 23 76

Dora's Explorer Girls

Salgado Productions supports and contributes to the ART WITH A PURPOSE made by DORA'S EXPLORER GIRLS. 


​After a successful first hire as choreographer for the launching of Nickelodeon's "Dora's Explorer Girls", Luis returns with his team to choreograph for an upcoming episode of the animated series. Salgado Production is thrilled to be a part of this project.



A full-length musical

By Carlos Mendoza

Salgado Productions is excited to be supporting this new latino writer in the developmental stages of this show.

Valencia written by Carlos Mendoza will have its first staged reading as part of the 2013 Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's Playwrights Unit Festival of Readings and Insight Series.

Directed by: Luis Salgado

Book and Lyrics: Carlos Mendoza

Music collaboration with Jaime Lozano


One presentation only will be held at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre on 47th St. MONDAY, May 6th @ 7:00p. Reserve



Salgado Productions is thrilled about becoming a Producing partner for Distant Thunder.

THE AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE LAB presents this new show in collaboration with Salgado Productions.



Additional Music and Lyrics by ROB NASSIF LINDSEY.


115 MacDougal Street  (between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets)

In The Heights


Opening July 6, 2013 In Rio De Janeiro
Opening October 25, 2013 Sau Paulo


Salgado Production will be the Production Consultant of 'In the Heights Brazil', produced by 4ACT PRODUÇÕES ARTÍSTICAS.
Salgado Productions team includes: Heather Hogan, Joel Silver, Luis Salgado & Afra Hines

Purpose: To Consult on the creation of a Portuguese version of the Broadway hit show.



Performed in 2011, 2012 and 2013

Music by Ernesto Hermoza. Written, Conceived, and Directed by Luis Salgado with Choreography by Lourdes Carlin, Nadia Calmet and Luis Antonio Vilchez

Salgado Productions made its debut as Producer & Consultant in Lima, Peru with Candela “Fuerza Y Pasion”. Developing and creating the proposal of art with a social meaning through Candela “Fuerza Y Pasion” which premiered in September 2011 at Teatro Zum of Universidad de Lima . In collaboration with PURA VIBRA PRODUCCIONES this project committed to giving 50% of the grosses to social organizations such as 'Enseña Peru' and ‘Un Techo Para Mi Pais' and incorporates the idea "Dare to go Beyond" following a structured mission of unity and integration during the process.

Due to the success of Candela’s premier and the social impact it made CANDELA had life again in March 2012 and January 2013 in Asia Peru.

We plan to bring the production to NYC to celebrate the Peruvian community. This will be produced in collaboration with  R.Evolución Latina.

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Performed in 2012

Salgado Production had the honor of creating and developing a collaboration between TeatroStageFest and Limón Dance Company.

Project Othello (Proyecto Otelo) exposed students to an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello through original text and dance.

Directed by Luis Salgado & Ian Hersey

Adapted by Ian Hersey


Performed at Museo Del Barrio in 2012

Directed & Choreographed by LUIS SALGADO. Music and Lyrics by JOSHUA HENRY. Book Adaptation by LUIS SALGADO, JOSHUA HENRY, & HEATHER HOGAN. Based on the play by FLAVIA LUGO DE MARICHAL – Produced in Collaboration with R.Evolución Latina

Thanks to our collaboration with Salgado Productions, R.Evolución Latina was able to bring live theater to approximately 4000 children and families through it’s first musical production, Amigo Duende which took place at El Museo del Barrio on October 4-7, 2012.

​Amigo Duende’s Puerto Rican writer Flavia Lugo de Marichal, 85 years old, came from PR to see how her story still lives and continues to inspire thousands of kids 60 years later.

Performed in 2012

We are thrilled about having been Production Development Consultant for the successful Time Sq. Piñero reading at the Roy Arias Theater Festival.

The house was packed yesterday and today. Miriam Colon was very happy with the way we presented the material and Salgado Productions is PROUD of all the hard work the cast and crew did.


Performed in 2011

Salgado Production brought it's team to help with the logistics, development and creative presetation of this reading that was part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and Benefited Martin Memorial Foundation.

Written by Lauren Epsenhart & Directed by Luis Salgado


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