Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas for four performances beginning December 15th.
TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed an ensemble of musicians and actors ranging in age from 4 to 80, who will perform selections from the traditional Las Posadas, as well as traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.
The musicians-- Lisette de la Paz, John McIntyre, Kev Smith, Jeff Tarnoff, and JoJo Sena de Tarnoff-- will also perform Mr. McIntyre’s original arrangement of the Christmas favorite Carol of the Bells, which features flute, percussion, keyboards, and, of course, bells.
The program will also feature original holiday music by the Santa Fe-based duo Melange.
On the theatrical side, Lenore Gallegos directs a bilingual version of Oscar Hijuelos’ short delightful comedy Fantasia de Navidad, starring Jeni Nelson and Argos MacCallum as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and Kev Smith as the reporter Rico Pollo. Xochitl Ehrl of Santa Fe Dance Works appears as the dancing Dancer the Reindeer. Jason Jaramillo plays Rico Pollo Dec.22-23, and leads the Las Posadas as well.