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Arizona Theater Company's 'American Mariachi' Transports Theater-Goers

You've probably had this happen to you. You hear a song and, instantly, you're transported back to some other time and place you hadn’t thought about in years.

That idea is at the heart of a new comedy from the Arizona Theater Company opening at the Herberger Theater this week called "American Mariachi," and it tells the story of an all-girl mariachi band in the 1970s, when that wasn’t exactly allowed.

The Show spoke with the show’s playwright, former Childsplay playwright-in-residence Jose Cruz Gonzales, to talk more about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.