Join Us for Events Connected to American Mariachi


We’ve got a great lineup of events leading up to and during the run of American Mariachi (Sept. 7-Oct. 5, 2019). Mark your calendar with these—many events are free and open to the public—and plan to join us!


  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana

    ​Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:​45 p.m.
    Costa Mesa’s first youth mariachi established in 2016. Under the leadership of Araceli Ceja, members of Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana are not only mariachis, but also mentors to younger, future mariachi members in our community. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 8 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Post-Show Talk Back: The Cast of American Mariachi

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, approximately 9:15 p.m. (shortly after the performance of American Mariachi)
    Cast members from American Mariachi will talk with members of the Literary Department and the audience about the show. Free and open to the public; no admission needed for the talk back.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Calle4Cumbia

    Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:45 p.m.
    A community-inspired cumbia group from Santa Ana, Calif., Calle4Cumbia songs highlight the pride and strengths of the Mexican/Latino Community. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 19 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Post-show Talk: Music and Memory

    Thursday, Sept. 19, approximately 9:15 p.m. (shortly after the performance of American Mariachi)
    Anne Grey, executive director of the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, leads a discussion about music as a care giving tool for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Free and open to the public, no admission needed for the post-show talk. Segerstrom Stage.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Academy of Carson

    Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:15 p.m.
    Mariachi Academy of Carson was formed in November 2000 under the umbrella of Asociación Cultural Los Angeles, serving more than 2,000 children and youth between ages 5 and 17 in Los Angeles's South Bay communities. Mariachi Academy of Carson is directed by Ernesto Molina of Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 20 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Inside the Season: American Mariachi

    Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m.
    Inside the Season will focus on American Mariachi. This two-hour program features guests from the show—including cast and members of the creative team. Dig deeper into the play, the story and its design. Tickets are $12 in advance or at the door. Want to stay for one of the Saturday, Sept. 24, performances? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Estudiantina del Sol

    Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:15 p.m.
    Estudiantina del Sol is a children’s musical group (ages 7-15) founded in 2009 in Santa Ana, Calif., under the direction of Fernando Torres. “Estudiantina” is a student/youth tradition that originated in Spain in the 16th century and made its way to Mexico in the late 1900s. Currently, the Estudiantina tradition includes various Mexican musical genres. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 21 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Rhythmo Mariachi Kids

    Sunday, Sept. 22, at ​1:​15 p.m.
    Maestro Gabriel Zavala has been putting instruments into the hands of children since 1996. Rhythmo Inc. is producing the 14th Annual Anaheim Mariachi Festival: Viva Veracruz at Pearson Park, which takes place on Sept. 28. Rhythmo Mariachi Kids’ performance at SCR is free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 22 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Anacatlán

    Sunday, Sept. 22, at ​6:15 p.m.
    The name Anacatlán is a mash-up of words Ana (Anaheim), Ca (California), tlán (Aztlán) = Ana-ca-tlán. Mariachi Anacatlán was founded more than a decade ago by Maestro Gabriel Zavala and his son, Oliver. Anacatlán is part of Rhythmo Inc., the producer of the 14th Annual Anaheim Mariachi Festival: Viva Veracruz at Pearson Park, which takes place on Sept. 28. Mariachi Anacatlán’s performance at SCR is free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 22 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Divas

    Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:45 p.m.
    Founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, the two-time Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas, is a multicultural, all-female ensemble that continues to push and expand the scope of mariachi music. Since 2003, Mariachi Divas has been the official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort where they entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds on a year-round basis. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 24 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Post-Show Talk Back: The Cast of American Mariachi

    Tuesday, Sept. 24, approximately 9:15 p.m. (shortly after the performance of American Mariachi)
    Cast members from American Mariachi will talk with members of the Literary Department and the audience about the show. Free and open to the public; no admission needed for the talk back.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Alegría de la Vida

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:45 p.m.
    Under the direction of Jennifer Wake, Mariachi Alegría de la Vida’s mariachis (ages 8-16) are local youth from Huntington Park, Calif., where they play every Monday at Gloria’s Restaurant & Bar. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 25 performance? Buy your tickets now.

  • Post-Show Talk Back With the Artistic Director

    Thursday, Sept. 26, approximately 9:15 p.m. (shortly after the performance of American Mariachi)
    Artistic Director David Ivers joins the audience for a fun and fluid chat about American Mariachi or other topics of interest. Free and open to the public; no admission charge needed for this post-show talk back.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi de Oro of Godinez Fundamental High School

    Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:15 p.m.
    Eric Vismantas teaches the after-school club, Mariachi de Oro, at Santa Ana Unified School District’s Godinez Fundamental High School. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 27 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Take an Acting Master Class with American Mariachi's Diana Burbano

    Saturday, Sept. 2​8, at ​4:​30 p.m.
    On Saturday, Sept. 28, American Mariachi actor and SCR teaching artist Diana Burbano will give a Master Class following the matinee performance of the show (class start time is approximately 4:30 p.m., in the Nicholas Studio*). She’ll take you inside her process, share how she tackled her role’s special challenges and pass along a few tricks of the trade in this informal 60-minute class. There’ll also be time to get up on your feet and play. Learn more and ​buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Águila de Oro (California State University, Los Angeles)

    ​Sunday, Sept. 2​9, at ​6:15 p.m.
    Mariachi Águila de Oro is Cal State LA's mariachi class performing group, first started in January 2009, under the direction of American Mariachi’s musical director, Cynthia Reifler Flores. The class is open to music and non-music majors of all levels. Mariachi Águila de Oro’s performance at SCR is free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 29 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

    Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:45 p.m.
    The world's first (and only) LGBTQ Mariachi brings Mexican music and folklore to Southern California. This unique ensemble was created as a safe haven for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to come together and perform traditional Mexican regional music. Arcoiris is a dynamic ensemble representing the traditions of a rich culture of Mexico. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Oct. 2 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Los Santos de Santa Ana High School

    Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:15 p.m.
    Los Santos is directed by Oscar Garibay, who aims to preserve the rich traditions of Mexico's culture with authentic mariachi entertainment. Los Santos is part of a large conservatory that has been formed at Santa Ana High School. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Sept. 27 performance? Buy your ticket now.

  • Pre-Show Performance: Mariachi Los Astros Club de Carr

    Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1:45 p.m.
    Under the direction of Elizabeth Solares, Mariachi Los Astros is a performance ensemble that is recognized as an official club at Carr Intermediate School of Santa Ana Unified School District. Free and open to the public; starts 45 minutes before the show. Want to stay for the Oct. 5 performance? Buy your ticket now.

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