"A big-hearted musical play"
– Denver Post

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

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

Produced in association with Teatro Vista.

Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance and Sones de México Ensemble.

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

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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

  • Satya Chávez

    Satya Chávez 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 Musical Director / Musician

  • Zacbe Pichardo

    Zacbe Pichardo Musician

  • Rodolfo

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Piñón Musician

  • Bobby Plasencia

    Bobby Plasencia Mino

  • Christopher Llewyn Ramirez

    Christopher Llewyn Ramirez Mateo

  • Rebeca Alemán

    Rebeca Alemán Understudy

  • Ramón Camín

    Ramón Camín Understudy

  • Eduardo Curley-Carrillo

    Eduardo Curley-Carrillo Understudy

  • Giovanni Garcia

    Giovanni Garcia 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 Asst. Director

Season Overview

Welcome back to your home for theater, Goodman Theatre.

A thrilling line-up awaits as we return to stage and resume performances. The 2021/2022 Season reflects the artistic excellence that you love, and the commitment to our Chicago community that you expect. Come share the moments—together, in-person, once again—that inspire our collective humanity.