Many women have made their mark in the performance arts. In San Antonio, girls go to places like the Magik theatre to begin their journey.
Like 14-year-old San Antonio actress, Lucero Garcia. She began acting at the age of 7 during The Magik Theatre’s summer camps and classes.
She plays the role of Carmencita in the new show called Mariachi girl at the Magik Theatre.
“I fell in love with musical theatre. All I could think about was being on stage singing and dancing and performing for people and making them happy,” said Garcia.
The Mariachi Girl audition was Garcia’s first ever audition for a main stage production and she said it was extra nerve-wracking because she was the only young teen there.
Mariachi Girl follows a ten-year-old girl who dreams of being a mariachi singer like her father who clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. The story introduces the character to female teachers and musicians that inspire her to pursue her dreams.
She is excited to play this role and she advises other girls her age, “to not let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do and don’t listen to people who speak negatively about what you do. If you love doing what you’re doing then keep on doing it.”
Being in 8th grade and doing a full-fledged theater production can be grueling but she is looking forward to learning more about the arts.
She will attend High School next year at the North East School of the Arts to study Musical Theatre.
Mariachi Girl is a bilingual production Garcia said,” Being able to speak both languages is very exciting because it means that I’m able to meet and understand new people and make more friends.”
Leading up to Fiesta, Mariachi Girl will show at The Magik Theatre March 22nd through April 14th. On opening night on March 22 at 6:30 p.m families can Enjoy fun activities at the opening performance including pre-concert entertainment provided by South San Antonio High School Mariachi Estrellas De Azul, who recently received 1st divisions at the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators competition.