Mexican Pastorela at Houston's Main Street Theater

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       Houston families are invited to experience a Mexican Christmas tradition. Main Street Theater and MECA Houston (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) are collaborating to present La Musica del Cielo (Music from Heaven). 

        The show is an interpretation of a classic Mexican pastorela or shepherds' play. In Mexico, pastorelas are a centuries old Christmas season staple with its Nativity drama blended with playful comedy.  

        All pastorelas convey the important message that Good always overcomes Evil. They tell the story of shepherds on their way to Bethlehem to greet the Christ Child and how devils try to stop them.  This production, written and directed by Peter Webster, features the traditional storyline combined with mariachi musicians and ballet folklorico dancers. It will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

       "One of the reasons we're taking part in this collaboration is to broaden our understanding of the larger Houston community," says Rebecca Greene Udden, Executive Artistic Director of Main Street Theater. "We're also happy to be hosting MECA.  Our two organizations are about the same age.  MECA has always done such fine work, and they have such high quality programs.  We're happy to introduce our audience to MECA and their work, and we're looking forward to introducing Main Street Theater to MECA's audience." 

       There are three performances scheduled at Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market stage: Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday December 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12-$16. The show is one hour long. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for some tamales and hot chocolate before the show.
       ParentsPost.com is giving away a family four-pack to the Friday, December 7 performance. Let us know that you want to enter the random drawing through our Contact Form. Please type "Mexican Pastorela" in the message box. The winner will be selected on Sunday, December 2. We will notify the winner on December 2. 

       For tickets or more information, you can call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com





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