This new and exciting bilingual musical explores how one girl challenges her identity in a modern society while embracing her rich heritage. Young Carmencita dreams of singing alongside her father as a proud mariachi, but her father insists that mariachi should only include men. When Cita becomes inspired by a book about a famous female mariachi, it expands her world and ideas of what is possible.
Director, Robyn Flatt, wants people to get excited about the story and see how the family overcomes their challenges. “Bursting with live, vibrant and original music, MARIACHI GIRL rings with rhythms and songs performed by live mariachi. It is not only the story of a young girl following her dreams, it is the story of a family struggling between allegiance to their own cultural traditions and the pressure to assimilate,” she said.
Cita’s conflict is both personal as well as uniquely universal. Young people around the globe often experience conflict between generations. Young girls often observe their brothers favored by opportunity while they can only dream.
Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, the playwright for the production, has received a lot of positive feedback about how people of all cultures are finding connections with this story. Roxanne is also hopeful that Latino families in Dallas in particular will get to experience this story. “I couldn’t ask for a more supportive artistic community. The cast is fantastic. The musicians are great. The designs are beautiful and the director’s vision is lovely. I can’t wait to experience this play in Dallas!”
David Lozano, co-founder and artistic director of Cara Mía Theatre of Dallas and the consulting director for MARIACHI GIRL, has been impressed with Robyn’s commitment to this musical throughout the last three years. “She knew that this story of a young Mexican girl with a dream to become a Mariachi is important for our entire community to see and she’s bringing a powerful story to the Latino community,” he said.
Robyn has spent a lot of time involving the community in the process of this musical. “Thanks to Robyn’s commitment to the development of this work,” David said, “I believe that MARIACHI GIRL can become a classic in the Chicano / US Latino canon of theater for young audiences.”
DCT is delighted that The Honorable Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Mónica R. Alonzo is serving as our host for the day and invites everyone to join her in seeing the play and enjoying the Fiesta! Don’t miss the opportunity to see for yourself what Cita loves most about being a mariachi girl!
Before the show, the fabulous Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico will entertain the audiences with their usual array of great performances and our friends from FC Dallas Soccer Tour will delight families with fun games and great giveaways.
After the show, the following entertainment will be provided for the free community event from 3 to 6pm.
OIL AND COTTON, ALEGRE BALLET FOLKLORICO, BALLOON ARTIST, WILL RICHEY & ALEJANDRO PEREZ, JR., AND ROSAS DIVINAS
And DCT’s Fiesta will also feature one of Dallas’ newest food trucks…
La Casa Azul Dallas
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:
Friday – March 21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday – March 22 – 1:30 pm
Saturday – March 29 – 1:30 & 4:30 pm
Sunday – March 23 – 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm
Sunday – March 30 – 1:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $15 – $40 (Subject to change)
Box Office: 214-740-0051
Tickets also available on-line at www.dct.org