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SHOW DATES

Tucson : 03/09/19 - 03/30/19

Phoenix : 04/04/19 - 04/21/19

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AMERICAN MARIACHI

By JOSÉ CRUZ GONZÁLEZ
Directed by CHRISTOPHER ACEBO

A vibrant new comedy from the mind of former Childsplay (Tempe, AZ) playwright-in-residence José Cruz González. Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis … or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring mom along for the ride, they wonder: Will the band actually come together? As they practice, perform, and break with tradition, their music sparks a transformation in the lives of those around them – especially Lucha’s parents. American Mariachi is a heartwarming and hilarious new comedy about music’s power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big. It features gorgeous live mariachi music that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step. Share this show with the ones you love and let its vibrant music transform your lives too.

 

“A big-hearted musical play. A tug at the heartstrings that will echo for days.” – Denver Post

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Accessible Performances:
Tuc: 03/28/19 (2:00 p.m.) – AD / OC; 03/28/19 (7:30 p.m.) – ASL
Phx: 04/10/19 (7:30 p.m.) – AD; 04/14/19 (7:00 p.m.) – OC; 04/18/19 (2:00 p.m.) – AD; 04/20/19 (2:00 p.m.) – ASL

AD: Audio Described OC: Open Captioned ASL: American Sign Language-Interpreted 

Prologue:
Join a member of the artistic staff for pre-show insights 30 minutes before each performance after Opening Night.

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ARTISTS

Christopher Acebo: Director
Efren Delgadillo Jr.: Scenic Designer
Kish Finnegan : Costume Designer
Carolina Ortiz Herrera Lighting Designer
Brian Jerome Peterson : Sound Designer
Cynthia Reifler Flores: Music Director
Bruno Ingram*: Stage Manager

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Denotes individuals that are part of the Arizona Artists Initiative.

CAST

Christen Gee Celaya*: Lucha
Satya Jnani Chavez: Boli
Diana Burbano*: Amalia/Doña Lola
Danny Bolero*: Federico
Alicia Coca: Isabel
Stephanie Swift Molina : Tía Carmen
Eduardo Enrikez*: Mateo/René/Rubén
Osiris Cuen : Gabby
Marlene Montes* : Soyla
Sol Castillo*: Mino

Mariachis

Antonio A. Pró: Guitarrón
Francisco Javier Molina: Violin
Ali Pizarro: Vihuela
Esteban Dagnino: Trumpet

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Denotes individuals that are part of the Arizona Artists Initiative.