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 this Saturday on March 9th at 11 a.m at Magik’s Reader’s Theatre series. Celebrating International Women’s History Month, the event will also feature the President and CEO of SA 2020, Molly Cox. A talkback will be held after the event to answer questions about the readers, the books read, and Magik’s upcoming production of Mariachi Girl. Reader’s Theatre is a free event, funded by Texas Women for the Arts.
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.
“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 the 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 features performances by Michelle Bortoni (Carmen), Alison Chambers (Mrs. Parker), Lucero Garcia (Carmencita), Carlton Kendall (Danny), and Gina Rivera (Luis).
The production team includes JoJanie Moreno (Director), Gino Rivera (Music Director), Curtis Ashby (Scenic and Designer), Armando Chavez-Garcia (Lighting Designer), Michael Ciaramitaro (Costume Designer), Lucian Hernandez (Properties Designer), and Jackie Perez (Stage Manager).
Mariachi Girl runs March 22nd through April 14th at The Magik Theatre. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 210.227.2751. Tickets start at $15 with discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators. Free tickets are available based on availability.
A special Military and First Responders Performance will be held on March 30 at 2 p.m. The Magik theatre organization appreciates all of the selfless heroes in the community who put their lives on the line. To celebrate them, active or retired members of the military and first responders with I.D. pay $5 per ticket for their entire party for this performance.
An American Sign Language Interpreted Performance will be held on April 6 at 2 p.m. The Magik Theatre is joined by Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter, to offer an ASL interpreted performance for every production of the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by the University Health System.