Rehearsal Photos by Mason Ortiz
In this new musical, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind.
Dates: September 2nd – September 17th
September 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
McAllister Fine Arts Auditorium, 1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
This is Teatro’s third production and this time they wanted to mix things up a bit, still sending a powerful message of immigration issues, but through a musical. “Somewhere Over The Border” is a Texas premiere production by Brian Quijada. The production was actually inspired by Brian Quijada’s real-life story of his mother, Reina Quijada and told through the staging lens of the classic book of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
The production embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind.
Laura T. Garza is the director of this production and as an educator, it brings in an interesting back-to-school tie-in, through her time with students at SAC shared with directing this Teatro production while near campus grounds.
Somewhere Over The Border by Brian Quijada, a Texas premiere production
Directed by Laura T. Garza
Abe Ramirez, Associate Director
Gid De La Rosa, Music Director
* Teatro Audaz, a Latinx theatre company known for its artistic excellence and the representation of multiculturalism on and off stage, is excited to announce the start of their 2023 season with a robust summer schedule beginning this month of June.
Teatro Audaz will tell stories through four teatro productions uplifting the voices of the Latinx community, in a fearless, bold and audacious way.
Receiving prestigious awards from the Alamo Theatre Arts Council for past productions of Mariachi Girl, Bad Hombres/Good Wives, Mesquite Tree and Man of the Flesh, Teatro Audaz aims to showcase the stories of, and serve the artists that we feel are most under-represented, including all BIPOC, LGBTQ, women, refugees, and immigrants.
Teatro Audaz is dedicated to exploring the varied experiences and cultures of Latinx people through producing and showcasing the creative talents of our artists.
Teatro is proud to have received 25 ATAC Awards and two Broadway World awards for the 2021-2022 season “Familia es Todo” which included various awards for all four shows!
The Teatro Audaz 2023 season is dedicated to “Reclaiming Our Roots”!