Mariachi musical makes its Texas debut in San Antonio

“American Mariachi” now playing at the Public Theater of San Antonio

“American Mariachi” now playing at the Public Theater of San Antonio

San Antonio – Puro San Antonio. That’s what you’ll feel when you see American Mariachi, a 1970s-set musical that is all about family, tradition, and mariachi.

The story centers on a woman named Lucha, who cares for her ailing mother, and creates an all-female mariachi band.

“American Mariachi” is infused with live music and classic mariachi songs that will remind you of the good ol’ days of family gatherings. The show also explores the themes of love, sexism, and what it means to devote your life to someone who is slowly deteriorating.

The cast of "American Mariachi" at the Public Theater of San Antonio (KSAT 2022)

“American Mariachi” was written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez and had its Texas premiere in San Antonio on September 9th. It features a mostly female cast.

The stage production is playing at the Public Theater of San Antonio through October 2nd. For tickets click here.


About the Authors:

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.

Stephania Jimenez is an anchor on The Nightbeat. She began her journalism career in 2006, after graduating from Syracuse University. She's anchored at NBC Philadelphia, KRIS in Corpus Christi, NBC Connecticut and KTSM in El Paso. Although born and raised in Brooklyn, Stephania considers Texas home. Stephania is bilingual! She speaks Spanish.