In the land of Elflán, life and beauty flourish. We meet Adelita, an adventurous and curious young elf eager to find what lies beyond the horizon. When the evil spirit of La Mancha kidnaps her mother and destroys her home, Adelita is forced to travel north to the land of the Hadaseñas in hopes of being reunited with her again. Little Duende is a new musical with the aesthetic tones of Disney Pixar's Coco and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. With fairy tales and mythological themes this musical comments on real world matters as it explores the border crisis, dual citizenship and the consequences of a dark family secret.  

Currently in development.  For more information contact us here

LITTLE DUENDE is partly inspired by the “Cuentos Para Dormir” project

led by Sophia Sobko And specifically the Dreamer Moms USA Tijuana A.C.

stories as follows

               Mamá Luciérnaga Y Sus Estrellas                                                     El Pequeño Elfo 

 Yolanda Varona Palacios                                                                        Emma Sánchez De Paulsen

A glimpse of LITTLE DUENDE from Arden Theatre's 2021 Cabaret Series

Robi Hager: So Far


The team of LITTLE DUENDE was honored to receive a residency for the

2021 national music theatre conference at the Eugene O'Neill Center.

Click below for an interview with the creators!

LITTLE DUENDE was selected for the

2021 National Alliance of Musical Theatre Festival

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Little Duende Animation Trailer 

animation by Robi Hager

Watch a sneak peak of the development of Little Duende

with New York Theatre Barn 2020 New Work Series

For full interview click link below

LITTLE DUENDE with New York Theatre Barn

Music Demos

Opening (instrumental) - Little Duende

Little DuendeRobi Hager
00:00 / 01:50

¿A Donde Duende? (instrumental) - Little Duende

A Donde Duende_Robi Hager
00:00 / 02:21

Midnight Waves (instrumental) - Little Duende

Midnight WavesRobi Hager
00:00 / 03:13

Las Estrellas (instrumental) - Little Duende

Las EstrellasRobi Hager
00:00 / 02:43