American Mariachi

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

Written by: José Cruz González

September 17 - October 9, 2022

Show Description:

Familia. Amor. Tradición. These values are at the heart of mariachi music and the community where Lucha cares for her mother battling dementia. So when an old mariachi recording reawakens her mother’s memory, Lucha vows to learn and perform the song live. Join Lucha as she recruits band members, tracks down instruments, and stands up to long-held traditions to make her dream a reality. Set in the 1970s and performed with live music and plenty of humor, American Mariachi is a joyous, heartwarming story of family, memory, and the power of song.

Staff and Cast

Director: Henry Godinez

Gloria Vivica Benavides (Soyla)
Gigi Cervantes (Amalia)
Julian Diaz (Understudy)
Lucy Godínez (Boli)
Ricardo Gutierrez (Federico)
Molly Hernández (Isabel)
Eréndira Izguerra (Tía Carmen)
Amanda Raquel Martinez (Gabby)
Melinette Pallares (Understudy)
Bobby Plasencia (Mino)
Christopher Llewyn Ramirez (Mateo)
Elizabeth Romero (Lucha)
Diego Lucero (Guitarrón)
Daniel Ochoa (Vihuela)
Ayan "Yaya" Vasquez-Lopez (Violin)
Ricardo Vejar (Trumpet)


7pm Tuesdays
7:30pm Wednesdays
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturdays (
9/17 at 7:30pm only)
2:30pm Sundays (
9/18 at 6:30pm)

Runtime: 1h 20m (no intermission)


$25 - $75

(216) 241-6000

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Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115