"A big-hearted musical play"
– Denver Post

Apr 25 - May 31, 2020 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

“Women mariachis? It’s about time!” - Soyla, Act I, Scene V

Familia, amor and tradición are at the heart of this hilarious and heartwarming new comedy about the freedom to dream big. 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.

Produced in association with Teatro Vista.
Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance and 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 (open daily 12noon to 5pm).

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Critical Praise
  • "Wrap[s] a lesson in mariachi music inside a warm family drama"

    - Denver Post

  • A "touching family drama and story of female empowerment"

    - Times of San Diego

  • "A vibrant ode to music and memory"

    - San Diego Union Tribune

  • "A big-hearted musical play"

    - Denver Post

  • "Captures the rich and bittersweet pleasures of the music the play celebrates"

    - San Diego Union Tribune

  • "All about familia, amor and tradiciόn"

    - Times of San Diego

  • Excavates "layers of feeling on the themes of love, memory and trust"

    - Denver Post

  • José Cruz González

    José Cruz González Playwright

  • Henry Godinez

    Henry Godinez Director

  • Gloria Vivica Benavides

    Gloria Vivica Benavides Soyla

  • Gigi Cervantes

    Gigi Cervantes Amalia

  • Satya Chavez

    Satya Chavez Gabby

  • Tiffany Solano DeSena

    Tiffany Solano DeSena Lucha

  • Juan Díes

    Juan Díes Musician

  • Lucy Godínez

    Lucy Godínez Boli

  • Ricardo Gutiérrez

    Ricardo Gutiérrez Federico

  • Molly Hernández

    Molly Hernández Isabel

  • Erendira Izguerra

    Erendira Izguerra Musician/ Tia Carmen

  • Victor Pichardo

    Victor Pichardo Music Director/ Musician

  • Zacbe Pichardo

    Zacbe Pichardo Musician

  • Rodolfo

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Piñón Musician

  • Bobby Plasencia

    Bobby Plasencia Mino

  • Christopher Llewyn Ramirez

    Christopher Llewyn Ramirez Mateo

  • Ramón Camín

    Ramón Camín Understudy

  • Eduardo Curley-Carrillo

    Eduardo Curley-Carrillo Understudy

  • Giovanni Garcia

    Giovanni Garcia Understudy

  • Steph Losada

    Steph Losada Understudy

  • Karen Marcial

    Karen Marcial 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

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Melanie Queponds

    Melanie Queponds Assistant Director

Talks & Events
  • Drinks & Discussion Events

    Drinks & Discussion Events

    Throughout the run

    Enhance your theater-going experience with one of our Drinks & Discussion Series events! Stay after select performances for a Post-Show Discussion and a complimentary glass of wine, or come early to select performances for a PlayTalk Session and a complimentary glass of wine.



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 - $35 with code AUDIO
Saturday, May 23
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance - $35 with code SIGN
Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance - $35 with code OPEN
Saturday, May 30 at 2pm

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