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Cut & Paste: Mother-daughter singers: ‘She looks at you with such love; it’s like ew’

Jan 25, 2018

Carmen and Isabel Garcia with a Clydesdale, on location in September 2017 at Grant's Farm for a promotional St. Louis Blues video.
Credit Carmen Garcia

For years, teenager Isabel Garcia performed in school plays as her mother, Carmen, beamed from the audience.

Isabel knew her mom once loved to perform, too, and had the playbills to prove it. But she’d never seen her mother on stage.

Last year, Isabel urged her mother to audition for R-S Theatrics’ production of “In the Heights,” by Lin-Manual Miranda. Carmen Garcia wound up with a major role: Abuela Claudia, who helps raise a boy who grows up to run his parents’ bodega and dreams of much more.

But sometimes a daughter has to put up boundaries. Like when her mom “does that face.” “She looks at you with so much love; it’s like ew, what’s that?”

In our latest Cut & Paste podcast, we talk with the Garcias about their relationship and shared love of singing.

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