A Musical Piñata for Christmas IX is now available for free on Xerb here https://xerb.tv/channel/teatro-paraguas/virtual-events/2838 An annual community celebration for the holidays featuring a short play written by Alix Hudson and Paola Vengoechea Martini, and directed by JoJo Sena de Tarnoff entitled "Marimorena, Biscochitos, and the Fear of Missing Out." The play continues the storyline from last year’s featured play, "Home for the Holidays: Con Amor y Gozo," which was performed solely on Zoom. This year’s production is a hybrid offering, with a number of actors participating from New York via Zoom including Margot Cole and Izabela Ginda of Crip Video Productions. In this Spanglish romp, 30 actors of all ages from our Paraguas family are also a literal family -- desperately trying to cobble together a "normal" Christmas for the family matriarch, Mama JoJo (JoJo Sena de Tarnoff). But with the chaos of the kids making biscochitos, the teens creating tree ornaments, the adults fussing over whether to present the Misa del Gallo on Zoom, and Padre and others hitting the Communion wine, chaos and hilarity shine as bright as the Christmas star. The Teatro Paraguas Orchestra, with 10 musicians led by Jeff Tarnoff, plays traditional and contemporary carols, including a few with dance routines choreographed by Xochitl Ehrl. A number of other short plays are presented, including "Oh, Tannenbaum," by Mark Harvey Levine. And Santa Clos shows up at the last minute to help bring down the piñata for all the kids in the audience.