The Details

Length: 60 minutes (There is NO intermission)

Genre: Musical/Comedy/Drama

Age Recommendation: 8 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.

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The Production Team

Héctor Martínez Morales is originally from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He studied composition in the United States as well as in Paris, France. His works have been performed throughout the U.S. and Mexico. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras and lectured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tufts University; and the Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Martínez Morales also has a performance background in Latin-American folk music. He is an educator and freelance composer based out of Somerville, Mass.

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is an artist, scholar and teacher. She is currently associate dean of fine arts education and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. Her plays are published by Dramatic Publishing. She has published articles in journals such as Youth Theatre Journal, International Journal for Education & the Arts and Theatre Topics, and chapters in books including Latinos and American Popular Culture. She taught high-school theatre in Texas for six years and served as artistic and education director of Teatro Humanidad in Austin for several years. Schroeder-Arce is on the board of directors of Teatro Vivo and the board of elders of the Indigenous Cultures Institute. She is a proud alumna of Emerson College, the University of Texas at Austin and the Keene State College Upward Bound Program. She grew up in Springfield, Vt.

March 8-17, 2024

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Accordion Content

a bilingual play with original mariachi music

Book by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Music and lyrics by Héctor Martínez Morales


Click Here for Field Trip Performances:
March 7, 2024 at 9:30am & 12:30pm
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Sunday March 10, 2024 at 1:00pm
Ten-year-old Carmencita 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 family drama about reaching for your dreams and is filled with vibrant original mariachi music.

Carmencita, de diez años, sueña con ser cantante de mariachi y algún día unirse a un espectáculo con su padre. Sin embargo, su padre se aferra a una antigua tradición familiar de mariachis exclusivamente masculinos.

Cuando la maestra de Carmencita le ofrece un libro sobre una mariachi, todo cambia para “Cita” al ver la posibilidad de que su sueño se haga realidad. ¿Podrá celebrar su propia herencia y ampliar la visión del mundo que tenía su padre? Mariachi Girl es un edificante drama familiar bilingüe sobre cómo alcanzar tus sueños y está lleno de vibrante música de mariachi original.

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