Carmela Full of Wishes

October 25 – November 10, 2024
Price per Ticket

Based on the book by Matt de la Peña

It’s Carmela’s birthday and she is overjoyed because she’s finally old enough to tag along with her big brother as he does the family errands! As they make their way through town, Carmela finds a lone dandelion in the pavement. Before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. Now, with the help of her brother, she has to think of just the right wish. Join Carmela in this story that celebrates hope, family, and the power of a wish.

“I love Matt de la Peña’s book, and this adaptation by Alvaro Saar Rios is simply gorgeous. It speaks to the dreamer in all of us, and every audience member will be inspired by Carmela’s imagination and hope.”
– Matt Giles, Artistic Director

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by TRW PLAYS 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

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Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Run Time

One hour without an intermission

Age Recommendation

Best enjoyed by ages 5 and up


Younts Stage