Last weekend Jeremy and I had the opportunity to see American Mariachi for a “day date”. Today I am sharing Why You Need To Experience American Mariachi at the Denver Center for Performing Arts!
Disclosure: Denver Center for the Performing Arts provided us with media tickets in exchange for our honest review, no other compensation has been provided. All opinions are my own.
I have been sharing our partnership with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts over the last few months and I am excited to share the most recent show we were able to see called American Mariachi. Jeremy and I dropped the kids off at my parents on a Sunday afternoon and headed downtown to the performing arts center in Denver for an afternoon day date!! Jeremy and I have always enjoyed going to the theater so it has been great getting back into that fun routine lately. After seeing American Mariachi I kept saying the words “Amazing” and “Breathtaking”. Friends, I sat in my seat and before I knew it 90 minutes passed. I felt like I was apart of this family saga.
About American Mariachi:
When the realities of her world weigh her down, Lucha uses music to add magic into the lives of her family and friends. Her hopes of performing seem like a fantasy until she assembles a spunky group of female mariachi musicians who are ready to make her dreams come true. As they practice, perform and break with tradition, their music sparks a transformation in the lives of those around them – especially Lucha’s parents. This humorous, heartwarming story about music’s power to heal and connect includes gorgeous live mariachi music played on stage. Share this show with the ones you love and let its vibrant music transform your lives, too.
Denver favorite Playwright José Cruz González returns to the DCPA with another heartwarming story, following his lyrical magical realism piece September Shoes in 2005 and the laugh-out-loud comedy Sunsets and Margaritas in 2008.
Why You Need To Experience American Mariachi at Denver Center for Performing Arts
1. You deserve to see this heartwarming story. Take time to experience a culture filled with close family bonds, music and hardship set in the 1970s. Heading to the theater allows you to escape reality and experience another person(s) reality and with American Mariachi you feel like you are apart of the familia.
2. Experience the symphony of sniffles! Look, when we first sat down for this performance we were not sure what the story was about so I really did not expect to feel the whole array of emotions but I sure did and I could tell that most of the audience was feeling the same emotions towards the end of the play. In a quiet moment I found myself sniffling and heard those sniffles all around the room!
3. Test your Spanish! Some of the dialogue is in Spanish and I found myself jumping back to my high school classes trying so hard to use what I learned for four years! I am happy to say, I could get about 50% of the Spanish!
4. Girl Power!! Yes!! This whole performance had me wanted to scream for woman’s lib!! So many boundaries were pushed in this story line and I loved seeing the women succeed in their dreams.
5. Real talk about dementia. This is a tough subject for a lot of us to think about and discuss. Seems like we all know at least one person we love who is dealing with dementia/Alzheimer’s, so while it was tough to watch it brings awareness to a disease that affects so many families now and in the past.
6. A little laughter is good for the soul! This performance, while it had its very emotional parts also gave us some great laughs. The cousin named Boli and I could totally be friends! She was wild and fun but totally focused on what was best for her family. Loved her!!
7. Women in Mariachi. Before or after the performance make sure you take a look at the women in mariachi exhibit in the lobby. The exhibit includes stunning historical photos and beautiful trajes (suits). All of them are beautiful.
General Information about American Mariachi:
**While some of the dialogue is in Spanish, the meaning is pretty clear from the context for non-Spanish-speakers.
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Friday February 16 – 7:30pm
Saturday February 17 – 7:30pm
Sunday February 18 – 6:30pm
Tuesday February 20 – 6:30pm
Wednesday February 21 – 6:30pm
Thursday February 22 – 6:30pm
Friday February 23 – 8:00pm
Saturday February 24 – 8:00pm
Sunday February 25 – 6:30pm
About Denver Center for Performing Arts:
There are eight theatres within the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Each has a unique personality to match the diverse plays, musicals and shows that happen inside. Explore our stages and find your seat — before the lights go down. They are best known for the touring Broadway shows and Tony-winning theatre. The whole complex is simply amazing, theater and art surrounds you.
The complex has ample parking and some great options for making your trip to the theater perfect. There are restaurants, bars, and coffee cafes in walking distance. We opted for the Limelight Supper Club for dinner before our show.
Do you and your family enjoy going to the theater? I would love to hear what the last performance you experienced.
Ann F. Snook-Moreau says
This show sounds so lively and emotional at the same time. I love going to the theater with my husband but we haven’t been in awhile. The last thing we went to see was the musical “Motown” which was super fun!
Gemille Sleweon says
Wow, this seems like so much fun! I went to Mexico a few years back and we saw a Mariachi band as well. Great music. Thanks for sharing!