Besame Mucho El Musical

Besame Mucho El Musical

Infobox Musical
name= Besame Mucho El Musical

music= Jose Maria Vitier (arranger)
book= Federico Gonzalez Compeán
basis= Bolero songs of the 20s and 30s

"Besame Mucho" is a jukebox musical with Bolero hit songs from the 1920s and 1930s. It was the first original musical created by OCESA Teatro, Mexican leader in musical theatre.


After successfully presenting ten different Broadway shows in Mexico, OCESA decided to produce their first original musical. A jukebox musical seemed to be the answer, since they were becoming increasingly popular and successful. Timbiriche (a very famous 1980s band in Mexico) was a first choice, but the idea was not appealing enough for older audiences. Another idea was to use Bolero songs from the early 20th century, which are still very popular in Mexico, but again this idea was not good to bring to young audiences, so Federico Gonzalez Compeán decided to create a musical with two stories, one of two lovers in the 21st century and one with a young couple in the early 1920s.


The musical is set in two different times and places, the first is Mexico City in 2005 and the other one is Cuba in the 1920s. In 2005 a pianist named Hugo falls in love with Elena, the granddaughter of his neighbor Caridad. Caridad is teaching Elena to sing Boleros for an annual Bolero competition and we learn that when she was younger she was a great singer herself. We go back in time to Cuba where Caridad leaves with her father for Yucatan, where she meets Felipe, a young musician. They fall madly in love and decide to run away together, but Caridad's father stops her and they go back to Cuba. Back in 2005 Caridad warns Elena to stay away from Hugo, who reminds her of Felipe. Back in the past Caridad is now a great singer at a nightclub in Mexico City, and one night Felipe, now a very famous musician, goes to the club and finds Caridad. The two are reunited but soon Caridad finds out he is married and runs away heartbroken. Meanwhile Hugo is trapped in a love triangle between an office colleague and Elena. He decides to break up with his colleague and starts going out with Elena. One day Elena finds Hugo's colleague at his house and is enranged by this. She wins the bolero contest and leaves to Cuba for the finals, leaving Hugo behind. In the 1950s Caridad is back in Cuba at a concert where she finds Felipe who is now divorced. They are together again but suddenly a fight is started at the club and Felipe dies in Caridad's arms. Hugo decides to go to Cuba to find Caridad and in a fight recalling that of Felipe, he is almost killed. The two return to Mexico City with Caridad who gives them her blessing.

ong list

;Act One
*Quiereme Mucho
*Lagrimas Negras
*Son de la Loma
*Capullito de Alheli
*Vereda Tropical
*Aquellos Ojos Verdes
*Negra Consentida
*Amar y Vivir
*Frenesi;Act Two
*Besame Mucho
*Cuando Vuelava a Tu Lado
*No Me Platiques Mas
*Como Fue
*Contigo en La Distancia
*La Puerta
*La Mentira
*Esta Tarde Vi Llover
*Piel Canela


* [ 2005 Production]

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