Old Globe Announces Casting for José Cruz González's American Mariachi
The work will be directed by James Vásquez.
The play is described as follows: "Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here's a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it's the 1970s, and girls can't be mariachis...or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming world premiere comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music."
The cast includes Jennifer Paredes as Lucha alongside Natalie Camunas (Gabby), Crissy Guerrero (Soyla, Sister Manuela), Rodney Lizcano (Mino, Padre Flores), Doreen Montalvo (Amalia, Doña Lola), Bobby Plasencia (Federico), Luis Quintero (Mateo, René, Rubin), Amanda Robles (Isabel, Tía Carmen), and Heather Velazquez (Hortensia aka "Boli").
The creative team features Regina Garcia (scenic design), Meghan Anderson Doyle (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), Cynthia Reifler Flores (music director), Shirley Fishman (dramaturg).