The Magik Theatre Presents Mariachi Girl: A Bilingual Production
The Magik Theatre presents Mariachi Girl, a bilingual production that will feature live Mariachi music by Mariachi de Azteca de America at every performance. Playwright Roxanne Schroeder-Arce will appear at Magik prior to the show’s opening as a speaker at Magik’s Reader’s Theatreseries, to be held on March 9th. Leading up to Fiesta, Mariachi Girl will take place at The Magik Theatre March 22nd through April 14th.
“Mariachi Girl is more than just another beautiful story,” comments director JoJanie Moreno. “It’s a celebration of Mexican-American culture — my culture, San Antonio’s culture — and the challenges of respecting its tradition while still allowing for change.”
Mariachi Girl follows the story of ten-year-old Carmencita, who dreams of being a mariachi singer and one day joining in performance with her father, however, her father clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. When Carmencita’s teacher offers her a book about a female mariachi, everything changes for “Cita” as she sees a possibility of her dream becoming a reality. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand her father’s view of the world? Mariachi Girl is an uplifting bilingual production about reaching for your dreams and is filled with vibrant original mariachi music. Mariachi Girl is written by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce with music and lyrics by Héctor Martinez Morales.
Mariachi Girl runs March 22nd through April 14th at The Magik Theatre. For tickets, visit MagikTheatre.org or call the box office at 210.227.2751. Tickets start at $15 with discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators.