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A Musical Piñata for Christmas V

  • Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

Teatro Paraguas is delighted to invite you to our Musical Piñata for Christmas V!

This festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy is the fifth annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.

TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed a lively ensemble of musicians, dancers, and actors, ranging in age from 4 to 70.

The evening begins with an original one-act play entitled Santa Fe, 1944: A Christmas Story, based on the memories of Buddy Rosacker who grew up in Santa Fe in that era. Mr. Rosacker narrates the play, which includes a scene with the Chili Line narrow-gauge railroad, plus a miracle in the church in the wee hours of Christmas day.

The second act opens with Silvery Night, a short play by Chicano Theater pioneer Carlos Morton, about a young boy and a devil’s mask left over from a Pastorela play. Pastorelas are miracle play-like pageants that, with song and dance, celebrate the coming of the Light to vanquish Darkness.

JoJo Sena de Tarnoff leads the Teatro Paraguas Orquesta in traditional carols and contemporary seasonal music, with Mario Reynolds performing solos on the chango and Peruvian pipes.

Carol Aubrey’s young storytellers from Camino Real Academy present a holiday story in Spanish, and Xochi Ehrl’s young dancers from Casablanca Studios perform several original dances. Young dancers from Spiral Dance perform original choreography by Ann Peleaz.

And Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance as well.

As the finale of the evening, the children in the audience are invited to help break a piñata on stage. ¡Dale dale dale!

Friday • December 8 • 7 p.m.
Saturday • December 9 • 2 p.m.
Sunday • December 10 • 2 p.m.
Friday • December 15 • 7 p.m.
Saturday • December 16 • 2 p.m.
Sunday • December 17 • 2 p.m.

$10 for adults
$5 for children 12 and under

Call 505.424.1601
Advance tickets may be purchased at

Argos MacCallum • 505.577.2679

Teatro Paraguas
3205 Calle Marie
Santa Fe, NM 87507

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts Commission, 1% Lodgers’ Tax, McCune Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and generous private support.

Earlier Event: December 14
Seasoned Greetings!
Later Event: December 15
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)