MARISOL: THE MAIL-ORDER COUNTRY MUSIC STAR is a musical comedy about a young woman from the Philippines who longs to become an American-style country music artist.  Since few people in the Philippines share her love of the genre, Marisol decides to move to Nashville – as a mail-order bride. But when she arrives, she finds herself facing both an unwelcoming fiancé and a culture that narrowly defines what a country music star can be. With the clock ticking on her 90-day visa, Marisol resolves to overcome her fish-out-of-water status, climb her way to the top of country music stardom, and possibly find true love – all before her time runs out!


Ben Boecker (Music and Lyrics) is a singer/songwriter, vocal teacher, and teaching artist working in New York City and on Long Island. His one-act musical, Magic in New Hampshire (NMI Merit Award 2015, UNC Sam Selden Award 2012) recently received its second NYC staged reading. His ten-minute musical, with collaborator Jessica Fleitman, God of Love, was accepted to the West Village Musical Theater Festival in 2014. Ben is a proud member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theater Writing Workshop and the Dramatists Guild.

Laurel Haines (Book) is a bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright. She is a member of the BMI Librettists Workshop, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and the Dramatists Guild. The Dianalogues, her play about the public’s obsession with Princess Diana, has been internationally produced and published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books. Contact:

  • Date: November 5, 2015
  • Venue 5:30 PM at the Snapple Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, 4th Floor Studio, New York NY 10019 Purchase Tickets
  • Author(s)
    Ben Boecker
  • Laurel Haines
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