Artist’s Ink in partnership with Alisal High Drama are proud to present the return of its holiday production “La Posada Magica”, a play written by Octavio Solis and composed by Marcos Loya. The play will run from December 1, 2023, to December 17, 2023, at the Mullins Theater located at Alisal High School. Admission is FREE.


During the holiday season every child is anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Clause as he brings gifts to all the good children in the world, but the people of Mexico, and many Mexican American families in the United States wait for the “Posada”, A religious festival celebrating the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge for Mary to give birth. 


Set in a Contemporary Salinas, the heart of La Posada beats with the tale of Gracie, a young girl whose Christmas joy has waned after losing her dear little brother the previous holiday season. This Christmas Eve, Gracie embarks on the poignant journey, to rekindle her belief in the power of community, while simultaneously reigniting the flicker of her own Christmas spirit. Crafted with live for the vibrant Alisal Community in Salinas, this rendition of this cherished Christmas production will be tailored to resonate with the unique essence of this special place we call home.


Admission is FREE


Show Dates and Times


Friday, December 1, 2023 @ 7pm

Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ 1pm & 7pm

Sunday, December 3, 2023 @ 1pm

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 7pm

Saturday, December 9, 2023 @ 1pm & 7pm

Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 1pm

Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 7pm

Friday, December 15, 2023 @ 7pm

Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 1pm & 7pm

Sunday, December 17, 2023 @ 1pm


Mario Cortez, Abdi Kuri, Kalissa C, Max Magana, Athena Ereno, Joaquin Covarrubias, Yameli Manriquez, Diana Castillo, Armando Gutierrez, Andrew Parker, Valeria Gonzales, Galilea Velasquez, Luis Moran, Layla Gutierrez, Jayden Gutierrez, Tatiana Martinez, Luna Morales-Ortiz, Elyssa Garcia, Milly de la Vera, and Dennis Baires.



Director: Veronica Pulido, Co-Director & Producer: Emily Morales, Producer & Marketing Director:  Alejandro Casanova, Co-Producer: Carlos Cortez, Sound and Light Designer: Dante Carballo, Scenic Designer: Rafael Toribio, Stage Manager:  by AJ Casas, Assistant Stage Manager: Valeria Licera, Music Directors: Mario Cortez & Ricardo Cortez, Graphic Designer: Leonardo Rangel, Crew Deck Manager: David Martinez,  Administrative Manager: Jalissa Anguiano, and Operations Manager: Barbara Carballo


Opening, December 1 and runs through December 17

Run time: 2 hours.


Date: December 1-3, 9-10, 15-17, 2023
Time: Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 2pm & 7pm, Sunday: 2pm
Location: 777 Williams Road, Salinas, CA, 93905


Mario Cortez

Horacio & Music Director

Abdi Kuri


Armando Gutierrez


Kalyssa Curiel


Max Magana


Athena Ereno


Joaquin Covarrubias

Jose Cruz

Yameli Manriquez


Layla Gutierrez


Andrew Parker


Valeria Gonzalez

Viuda (1)

Galilea Velzsquez

Viuda (2)

Luis Moran

Lauro / Dad

Diana Castillo

Caridad / Mom

Jayden Gutierrez

Lencho / Bones & Buzzard Entourage

Tatiana Martinez


Luna Morales-Ortiz

Angel / Bones & Buzzard Entourage

Milly de la Vara

Santa's Helper / Bones & Buzzard Entourage

Jaime Covarrubias


Josie Covarrubias


Elyssa Garcia

Angel / Santa's Helpers

Veronica Pulido


Emily Morales-Ortiz

Executive Producer & Co-Director


Alejandro M Casanova

Producer & Marketing Director

AJ Casas

Stage Manager

Valeria Licera

Assistant Stage Manager

Carlos L. Cortez

Program Director & Production Assistant

Dante Carballo

Technical Director

Rafael Toribio

Scenic Designer

Ricardo Cortez

Co-Music Director

Jose "Chuy" Covarrubias


Leonardo Rangel

Graphic Designer

Jalissa Anguiano

Administrative Manager

Barbara Carballo

Operations Manager

David Martinez

Crew Deck Manager

Nate Emarra

Video Content Producer

Julia Ruiz

Videographer / Video Assistant

Bianca Mechelin

Video Editor

Hector Hortado


David Tapia

Program Manager & Production Assistant

Ron Pratt

Master Carpenter

A Special Thank You

To Our Sponsors

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