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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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
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