Review: American Mariachi at the Goodman Theatre (Through October 24, 2021)

A young woman decides that she wants to form an all female mariachi band in order to play her grandmother’s favorite song. It was on a one of a kind record that was just broken. It is the 1970s, so creating an all female mariachi is unheard of. Her father is against the idea, so they must hide it from him. One of the band member’s husband is opposed, so they must hide it from him as well. The more obstacles they discover, the more they realize how revolutionary this idea is.

While this play is presented in English, the characters do also speak Spanish at times. So, it may help to brush up. Here are a few phrases that are used:

Hablame – Speak to me

Dondé estás? – Where are you?

Tía – Aunt  

All of the actors did not know how to play their instruments when they started. This is true of the characters they play also. This is a cool incarnation of life imitating art.

This play fits right in at the Goodman. It is a family friendly show with a good mix of comedy and drama.

Photo by Liz Lauren

Get tickets now for American Mariachi though October 24.

Cost of a ticket: $50 and up

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price +

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother



1 thought on “Review: American Mariachi at the Goodman Theatre (Through October 24, 2021)

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