Garcia has known Hinojosa since the early '90s, and she's been a longtime friend of Su Teatro; she was the featured artist during the inaugural year of the organization's long-running Chicano Music Festival, and she appeared in The Westside Oratorio, co-written by Garcia and Daniel Valdez, which debuted two years ago. As for Navidad, it incorporates numerous Hinojosa numbers into a tale that celebrates "traditions that pass from family to family and how they have to be adapted in a contemporary world, where our feelings are so commercialized." Garcia says. In his view, the show reinforces the idea that Christmas is about much more "than any gift, or whether there are batteries included."
Navidad gets under way at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugenia Rawls Theatre in the King Center on the Auraria campus and runs through December 23. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors and students. Learn more at 303-296-0219 or www.suteatro.org.
Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 23, 2007