On November 24, 2017, the day after Thanksgiving and opening night of Disney's new movie COCO, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company participated in the Hanford Christmas parade. We placed a Dia de Los Muertos float with items from our Dia de Los Muertos' fundraiser event. The giant sugar skull from our event was on the float with a Santa hat! Also onboard two skeletons with Christmas lights and students from our free acting classes. An added bonus was Disney's COCO team sending us backpacks with COCO goodies. As our float came by our Associate Artistic Director JP Rapoza would ask Disney trivia questions. If someone knew the answer, Vanessa Velasco would run to give them a Coco backpack with goodies! People who won the backpack would have tears in their eyes from happiness! Thank you Jason Geffen (Disney), Briana Gardner (Pixar), and Octavio Solis (character voice in Coco), for making our community proud and extremely happy! Forever in our hearts!
Crowned at event the Dia de Los Muertos King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. See pictures in Gallery. Applications for next year will be taken in September 1- October 15, 2018.
Who we are!
HMTC is Hanford Multicultural Theater Company:
We are the ones that hosted the Day of the Dead - Dia de Los Muertos at the Hanford Civic Center. We are planning a float for the Hanford Christmas Parade!
Join us for FREE acting classes on Wednesdays at the Hanford Civic Center in the WEST WING. We offer free acting classes to children from 5-6pm and 6-8pm to teens and adults. All you have to do is sign in!