"A big-hearted musical play"
– Denver Post

Sept 18 - Oct 24, 2021 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission

Familia, amor and tradición—and breaking it—are at the heart of this “big-hearted musical tug at the heartstrings” (Denver Post).

Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother, but longs to shake up her 1970s home life. When a forgotten record album sparks her mother’s memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: to create an all-female mariachi band. Infused with live mariachi music, this “big-hearted, musical tug at the heartstrings” (Denver Post) reveals how music and love can make just about anything possible.

Presented in English.

A Co-Production with Dallas Theater Center

Presented in Association with Chicago Latino Theater Alliance as part of Destinos featuring Sones de México Ensemble.

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  • American Mariachi is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Contains profanity. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

Please note: Proof of full vaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine is required for all guests over 12 and a recent negative test must be presented for children under 12. Patrons must wear face coverings at all times while inside Goodman Theatre. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.

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  • José Cruz González

    José Cruz González Playwright

  • Henry Godinez

    Henry Godinez Director

  • Gloria Vivica Benavides

    Gloria Vivica Benavides Soyla

  • Gigi Cervantes

    Gigi Cervantes Amalia

  • Juan Díes

    Juan Díes Musician

  • Giovanni García

    Giovanni García Musician

  • Lucy Godínez

    Lucy Godínez Boli

  • Ricardo Gutiérrez

    Ricardo Gutiérrez Federico

  • Molly Hernández

    Molly Hernández Isabel

  • Erendira Izguerra

    Erendira Izguerra Tia Carmen

  • Amanda Raquel Martinez

    Amanda Raquel Martinez Gabby

  • Víctor Pichardo

    Víctor Pichardo Musical Director / Musician

  • Zacbé Pichardo

    Zacbé Pichardo Musician

  • Rodolfo

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Piñón Musician

  • Bobby Plasencia

    Bobby Plasencia Mino

  • Christopher Llewyn Ramirez

    Christopher Llewyn Ramirez Mateo

  • Tiffany Solano

    Tiffany Solano Lucha

  • Rebeca Alemán

    Rebeca Alemán Understudy

  • Ramón Camín

    Ramón Camín Understudy

  • Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo

    Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo Understudy

  • Irekani Ferreyra

    Irekani Ferreyra Understudy

  • Melinette Pallares

    Melinette Pallares Understudy

  • Elizabeth Romero

    Elizabeth Romero Understudy

  • Linda Buchanan

    Linda Buchanan Set Designer

  • Danielle Nieves

    Danielle Nieves Costume Designer

  • María-Cristina Fusté

    María-Cristina Fusté Lighting Designer

  • Ray Nardelli

    Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

  • Briana J. Fahey

    Briana J. Fahey Production Stage Manager

  • Nikki Blue

    Nikki Blue Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Christopher M. LaPorte

    Christopher M. LaPorte Assoc. Sound Designer

  • Ismael Lara Jr.

    Ismael Lara Jr. Assistant Director

  • Sonya Madrigal

    Sonya Madrigal Movement Consultant

  • Mike Morin

    Mike Morin Assistant Lighting Designer

  • Paul Vaillancourt

    Paul Vaillancourt Assoc. Lighting Designer


Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, October 16
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, October 22 at 8pm

Open Caption PerformanceOpen-Captioned Performance
Saturday, October 23 at 2pm

Spanish Caption Spanish Captioned Performance
Saturday, October 23 at 8pm

*Touch Tours for the 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

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