Women Mariachis? ‘American Mariachi’ Tells the Tale

Coming to Dallas on March 14, American Mariachi tells the story of Lucha, who dreams of having her own mariachi band, defying cultural standards of the 1970s. She forms an all-girl mariachi band, dodging naysayers and critics.

Described as a comedic tale about “family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step,” American Mariachi will feature live music and will play at Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

In honor of American Mariachi’s presentation, the annual Dallas Theater Center Guild Salon will hold a dinner and panel discussion on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center. 

Festivities will begin with an art gallery tour of The Dreamer/Parallel Universe: The Works of Armando Sebastian, a Dallas-based Latinx artist whose works blur the lines between dreams and reality and focus on the 1990s.

Following dinner, a panel discussion will feature guest speakers DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, American Mariachi Playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Director Henry Godinez, and Music Director Cynthia Flores, followed by a dessert reception.

The event is chaired by Mickie and Jeff Bragalone, DTC Board of Trustees President.

Purchase tickets here.

Dalia Faheid

Dalia Faheid is a writer who has studied and worked in media since 2014. She pursued a BA in Emerging Media and Communication at UTD. She has experience in journalism, marketing, and technical writing. If you have a story idea for her, you can email Dalia at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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