American Mariachi Comes to Life at DCPA 0

Each year at the Colorado New Play Summit I make my picks for full productions by the Denver Center Theatre Company, and I had a perfect record, until 2016.  The year included American Mariachi by José Cruz González. The reading was wonderful, but It wasn’t chosen for production that year.  But now a full production has finally arrived! The world premiere is produced in association with The Old Globe. (the production continues in tact at the Old Globe March 23 – April 29)

This production directed by James Vásquez lets this talented company play our heartstrings as much as the fantastic Mariachi music in the story. Now it’s not a musical as much as it is a highly stylized story of memory, family, love, hope, and music.


When American Mariachi wasn’t produced right away I hoped there would be another chance to see it come to life in a full production.  It was certainly worth the wait. This is a funny, and heartwarming story deftly told.  Beautiful performances and production values capitalize on the magic unique to live theater.

The company of American Mariachi. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

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AMERICAN MARIACHI

By José Cruz González
Directed by James Vásquez
Produced in association with The Old Globe
Jan 26 – Feb 25, 2018
Stage Theatre
This is the best opportunity to hear your play with great artists, in a great location and in a great environment. This is a place where audiences really come to experience something new.”
– José Cruz González, Playwright of American Mariachi, Part of the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit
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Eden Lane is a freelance journalist based in Denver Colorado

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