is dedicated to producing family-friendly, Broadway-style, live entertainment shows in Western North Carolina featuring local singers, musicians, dancers, actors, youth performers, and visiting guest artists. Founders Mario & Lucinda Morin, a husband/wife creative team with over 30 years of showbiz experience and more than 13,000 live performances to their credit, are happy to live, create, and dream in the Blue Ridge mountains, supporting and sustaining meaningful relationships with WNC's diverse community of dedicated instructors and gifted performers.
Bringing talented artists together to celebrate music, dance, and comedy is the heartfelt mission of MARLUMOR.
Q & A with Mario & Lucinda
How did you get into showbiz?
Give us the scoop on you and the company.
Mario: I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and married into North Carolina over 20 years ago.
Your musicians really bring down the house. What's the story on the band?
You've got a live band on stage, dancers, kids, and a partridge in a pear tree in this show! How do you put it all together?
The theater looks like Christmas morning! That must take a lot of hands.
A big show like this doesn't come cheap. How do you make it happen?
What's your favorite part of the process?
"In every community, there is work to be done."
Beyond the shows, the Morins are committed to supporting dynamic local, WNC, national, and international non-profit organizations. Mario and Lucinda appreciate the time and dedication these groups devote to ending hunger and homelessness, improving education, teaching and inspiring young artists, discovering cures for diseases, and making the world a safer, better place.
McDowell County Schools delivers excellence in education where students are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation. Donations for school food pantries and meal programs and donations of volunteer time are always needed.
Food Connection works to fight hunger in Asheville by rescuing
fresh, unused chef-prepared meals and delivering them to community partners in need.
serves communities across 16 counties of WNC, providing food to people experiencing
hunger in our 6,434 square mile region.
is a transitional housing facility in Asheville that gives hope, healing, health, and
home to single women, mothers with children, and female veterans in need.
Eliada is a non-profit agency founded in 1903
which serves over 600 children in Western North Carolina each year.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity founded in 1983, was NC's first Habitat affiliate. Through Habitat home programs, nearly 1,600 adults & children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability & self-reliance they need to build a better future.
American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Donations go toward research for a cure, support for patients, and spreading the word about cancer prevention.
Beloved Asheville seeks to end homelessness, poverty, prejudice, & injustice through its Homeless Voice empowerment project, the Beloved Tiny Home Village, Free Village farmers markets, Rise Up Studio Art & Music Collective, its unstoppable Street Medic Team, Sanctuary, House Hunters, & the Grove Street Gardens.
Open Door Ministries is a soup & food kitchen based in Haywood County, NC that provides hundreds of free meals to women, men, and children in need. Volunteer cooks prepare the nourishing meals on site using ingredients donated by local stores and supplemented by home-grown donations and purchases made with ministry funds.
North Canton Elementary School
The teachers and students of Haywood County always need donations of classroom supplies.
New Hope of McDowell provides services that support, empower, and protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Montford Park Players has presented the works of William Shakespeare free of charge to audiences in Western North Carolina for the past 40 years. They provide quality productions of classic drama in an authentic outdoor setting.
MusicWorks Asheville https://www.musicworksasheville.org/donate-1 is an after-school prpgram in Asheville that provides an intensive artistic and social program, offered to children in underserved populations that uses music education as a transformative and empowering tool to teach life skills.
The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund https://www.naacpldf.org/ is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks to fulfill the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
Color of Change https://colorofchange.org/ leads campaigns that challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.