Teatro Nagual is planning the Sacramento premiere of a new musical written by Actor/Activist Ed Begley Jr. “Cesar and Ruben” chronicles the life of Chavez through music, imagery and a conversation with slain Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Salazar, who often wrote about Chavez. The show mixes humor and drama, music and dance, history and personal struggles, with songs in Spanish – and supertitles in English – by Sting, Ruben Blades, Carlos Santana and more. It also features a multi-ethnic cast of 34 and a significant audio-visual component. Want to audition? See our Cesar and Ruben page for more audition information!

Here is video of one of the many performances of Cesar and Ruben!

Let the Eagle Fly

Let The Eagle Fly is a noteable musical about the life of American hero, Cesar E. Chavez , one of the most influential civil rights leaders...


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Audition announcements will be coming soon!

Our mission: 

To produce educational, innovative, artistic programs in the community that embody the core values of Cesar Chavez and foster service to others.

Grants also provided by "Gifts to Share". 

Contact us:

Richard Falcon  - Executive Director
15 Moses Ct
Sacramento, CA 95823

All Website Photos Courtesy of John Castillo & Barry Wisdom

Listen to some of the music from Cesar and Ruben!

Who We Are

The Teatro’s programming in the areas of education, arts and culture; civic engagement; and nonviolence provide the casts,


Teatro Nagual, Inc. (TeNa) and Friends of the Arts Commission (FAC)  a 501(c)3, have partnered to produce programs that educate the community about the effectiveness of nonviolent change, community activism and unity through innovative artistic endeavors.

The heart and soul of the Teatro are the teachings and core values of Cesar Chavez, 
portrayed in a musical production called Let the Eagle Fly. 

The musical was produced in October, 2006 at California Stage in Sacramento. It was then produced in Chula Vista in 2008, directed by Bill Virges and in 2010 at San Jose City College, directed by Richard Falcõn. For a photo slide show, click on this link.

"Let the Eagle Fly".

Our "Educating the Heart" program provides a Service Learning & the Art s experience for communities where participants discover their inner Cesar Chavez and learn how to give back to their neighborhood and community.

Meet & greet Ed Begley Jr

Teatro Nagual is hosting a Meet & Greet with Ed Begley Jr. September 24 at 5 PM. 3301 37th Ave. Sacramento CA. 5 to 7 PM. You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600694


"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation."

Cesar Chavez, UFW Co-Founder

Teatro Nagual brings Let the Eagle Fly back to Sacramento in 2017 to celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez. A service learning/performing arts educational program is available. 
Lyricist Julie Shannon along with writer John Reeger collaborated with the Chavez family on details and events that bring this story to life. Members of the family who say that, of all the plays and stories ever written about Chavez and the struggle of the farm workers, this one truly tells it like it was.

Funded in part by the Sacramento Cultural Arts Awards Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission with the support from the City and County of Sacramento

​Additionally, Teatro Nagual,Inc. produced the first Sacramento Latin Music and Arts Festival in October, 2010.