Coronado Playhouse to Present “La Posada Magica”



December 15 at 7pm
December 16 at 2pm & 7pm
December 17 at 2pm & 7pm

Director & Choreographer: Carlos Mendoza Produced by: Hispanic Arts Theatre

Fun for the Whole Family 

Photo credits: Ken Jacques

Coronado Playhouse and Hispanic Arts Theatre have joined forces to bring La Posada Magica: The Magical Journey for five performances from Friday, December 15th to Sunday 17th, at Coronado Playhouse. La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 consecutive years. Hispanic Arts Theatre performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years and they are thrilled to present their production this Holiday Season at the community’s theatre, Coronado Playhouse.

Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning on December 16th and ending on December 24th. It is a parade led by Mary and Joseph. La Posada Magica however, is a musical play that follows and borrows from this classic tradition and injects the story with more fun and wonderful music.

Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting production is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter a host of colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, this journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes, for Gracie, a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

The entire family can celebrate the Holidays together with La Posada Magica: A Magical Journey. There will also be piñata placed in the theatre lobby for extra entertainment during intermission.

Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for children (12 and under) and are available through Coronado Playhouse’s Box Office at (619) 435-4856 or online at

More Information

About Hispanic Arts Theatre
Hispanic Arts Theatre which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Hispanic Arts Theatre was founded by Carlos Mendoza, who throughout his career has dedicated himself to the mission of increased opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the theatre beyond the historical and traditional roles offered. Hispanic Arts Theatre aims to enrich the community by offering unique, multi-cultural productions that reflect our common values. Our performances foster cross-cultural and cross-generational understanding. The organization aspires to cross not just cultural lines but generational ones as well. Ticket prices are set so that a family trip to plays in San Diego are an affordable, fun and meaningful experience together.
About Coronado Playhouse
Coronado Playhouse is the oldest, longest-running community theatre in San Diego County. The intimate 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The venue opened in 2006 with state of the art equipment and a full-service bar. Season ticket holders can reserve tables a year in advance for each show. The Playhouse is dedicated to providing quality entertainment, with a mix of classic and modern comedies, dramas and mysteries, dazzling musicals, colorful free classics, theatre for young audiences, concerts, cabarets, and exciting original works by local authors. These programs, along with our education outreach, theatre classes and other community events, are only possible because of your continued support and charitable donations.
Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization as San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.

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