MARLUMOR 

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. 

Interested in contributing to our mission? Want to sponsor an element of our live musical theatre productions? 100% of your contribution will go toward our upcoming shows. Thank you for supporting live entertainment in WNC! 

- Producer/Choreographer

Lucinda Morin

Lucinda was born and raised in Taylorsville, North Carolina and began her dance training at age 6.  She studied with Ann Freeman (former teacher with Asheville's Beale & Peggy Fletcher) and Jackie Freeman Olson and attended the NC Governor's School and UNC-Greensboro.  Lucinda, a former Radio City Rockette, booked her first professional job at age 19.  She was the featured dancer at Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, where she met and married her dance partner, Mario Morin.  She performed at Opryland USA, Bally's Casino in Atlantic City, American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA, House of Blues in Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach, on Holland America and Celebrity Cruise Lines, with Moranz Entertainment in Charleston, SC, and in numerous commercials, TV appearances, and voiceovers.  In addition to 28 years as a professional performer, Lucinda is also an accomplished choreographer, with credits including fourteen original revue shows and musicals over 7 years at the Savannah Theatre in Savannah, GA, The Ultimate Variety Show and Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry for Fee-Hedrick Entertainment in Tennessee.  She has served as a judge and master class instructor for regional and national dance competitions for over 20 years. She is thrilled to be in her fourth season producing and choreographing the Christmas show with Mario. 

- Producer/Director

Mario Morin

Mario is a native of San Antonio, Texas.  He has performed across the US and beyond for the past 32 years. A self-taught artist who got his start as a break-dancer on a weekly tv show, Mario got his first taste of showbiz as a competitor on Star Search.  His career in musical theatre began at age 18 when he was cast as a dancer at Sea World of Texas.  He then joined Opryland USA as a gymnast and dancer. Mario was a featured dancer with the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach and with the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA, and he was the featured comedian/singer/dancer/impersonator at the Savannah Theatre in Savannah, GA.  His credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), A Chorus Line (Mark), Grease (Sonny), Circo Magnifico (bungee aerialist), contracts with Celebrity and Holland America Cruise Lines, Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge, Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, industrials for Proctor & Gamble, Dr. Pepper, and AutoZone. Mario was a featured dancer and comedian at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Tennessee and in Let the Good Times Roll in Charleston, SC.  He is also an accomplished commercial/TV and voiceover actor and a choreographer and judge for regional and national dance competitions. He is looking forward to his fourth season producing and directing the Christmas Show with his wife and dance partner of 21 years, Lucinda. 

"In every community, there is work to be done."

Beyond the shows, the Morins are committed to supporting WNC's dynamic non-profit organizations.  Mario and Lucinda appreciate the time and dedication these groups devote to ending hunger, assisting with homelessness, improving education, discovering cures for diseases, and making the world a safer, better place.

Food Connection  https://food-connection.org/  works to fight hunger in Asheville by rescuing

fresh, unused chef-prepared meals and delivering them to community partners in need. 


MANNA Foodbank   https://www.mannafoodbank.org/how-you-can-help/donate/  

serves communities across 16 counties of WNC, providing food to people experiencing

hunger in our 6,434 square mile region.

Steadfast House  https://www.abccm.org/steadfast-house

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   https://www.eliada.org/donate-today is a non-profit agency founded in 1903 

which serves over 600 children in Western North Carolina each year.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity  

https://www.ashevillehabitat.org/how-to-help/donate/donation-form/  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 https://donate3.cancer.org/  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 https://belovedasheville.com/get-involved/  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  http://opendoor-waynesville.org/kitchen/ 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

http://nce.schools.haywood.k12.nc.us/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2019/07/Supply-Lists-2019-2020.pdf

The teachers and students of Haywood County always need donations of classroom supplies.

Montford Park Players montfordparkplayers.org 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.