A new production opening this month in Mexico City seeks to reinvent each of the seven deadly sins in a spectacular visual and theatrical experience the producers hope will forever change theatre in the country. Produced by Sergio Mayer and Carlos Hernández, Sie7e: Reinventing Your Sins premieres June 18 at the Pepsi Center WTC theater and will feature over 80 actors, dancers, singers, circus performers, and live musicians.
One of the musicians involved is gay Mexican pop star Samo:
Producer Mayer told the Spanish-language La Jornada the show is something entirely new and revolutionary.
“The show makes your hair stand on end, thanks to the first-rate cast, the live musicians, the choirs, as well as more than 400 meters of screens and 200 robotic lights that will make a stage full of creativity,” Mayer said in a translation of his quotes.
The production features Mexican actor/singers Lisset and Kalimba, along with Samo, Apio Quijano, Paty Manterola, Vince Miranda, and others, with guests rotating in throughout the production’s run.
“Each of the sins is interwoven with a host, Lilith [portrayed by Carmen Aub], who introduces the characters and talks about each one of them, there will also be great guests and voices,” Mayer explained. “It is a show that integrates cabaret, music, eroticism, attractive costumes, special effects and great choreography, which creates a wonderful and divine atmosphere.”
Kalimba, who will portray pride (the deadly sin, not the LGBTQ+ celebration), said he “loved the way” the show represented sin, adding he also enjoyed the complexity of the choreography. He said Sie7e arrived at just the right time for him.
“Before the pandemic arrived, I was in Jesus Christ, Superstar, and now, in a new normal, with things barely recovering, a project like this has arrived that has the same greatness as rock opera," Kalimba observed.
Although we don't know for sure which of the deadly sins Mexican popstar Samo is portraying, but from his performance at the the press conference, we're pretty sure the gay singer/songwriter is lust incarnate (or maybe greed):
But Samo's routine isn't the only homoerotic one. Another queer star, Mexican singer, actor, and TV host Héctor 'Apio' Quijano also got very intimate with male cast mates in his performance:
Sie7e opens June 18 at the Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City. You can learn more about the production and purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com.