American Mariachi is set in the 1970s, where Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother but longs to shake up her life. When a forgotten record sparks her mother’s memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: to create an all-female mariachi band. Infused with live music played by a live mariachi band, this “big-hearted, musical tugs at the heartstrings” and reminds us how music and love can make just about anything possible. This play with music is filled with well-known mariachi classics and depicts beautiful portraits of latina women that any San Antonian can relate to. Written by José Cruz González, this premiere production marks the first time a latino writers’ work will be produced at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater in the organization’s 100 years.

Proudly Sponsored by

Lionel and Kathy Sosa

Creative Team

Claudia de Vasco — Director 

Associate Director — Laura T. Garza 

Jaime Ramirez — Music Director 

Laura Moreno — Costume Designer 

Pedro Guevara — Set Designer 

Carlos R. Nine — Lighting and Sound Designer

Saphire Mendez* — Stage Manager 


Andrea Daniela — Lucha 

Giselle Galindo — Boli 

Isabel de la Cerda — Amalia 

Abraham Zapata* — Federico 

Amy Mireles de la Rosa — Isabel 

Jai A. Gonzalez Quintero — Mateo

Bianka Nicole Torres — Gabby

Crystal M. Bratton — Soyla 

 Jose de Hoyos* — Mino

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

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