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Xicanos with Guns!
written and performed by La Mesa Produce

Part of Siembra: Latino Theatre Festival

at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Location: NHCC's Wells Fargo Auditorium

Dates: February 19 through March 7.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Comedy

Description: Xicanos with Guns! is a humorous taste of life in the barrio-how it is changing, where it might be going, and the growing pains it experiences along the way. This satirical sketch comedy, spiced with a DJ, video, and computer media, laughs and cries about our abuelos, homosexuality, hip-hop culture, rites of passage, and the newly formed tradition of vacations in the barrio. Humor, a small amount of respect, and heaping spoonfuls of truth wrapped in a tortilla blend to cook up a story about the changing social flavor of barrio life.

Produced by: the National Hispanic Cultural Center and La Mesa Produce

Price: $18 general admission
$15 for students and seniors

For More Information: (505)724-4771
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St. SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.nhccnm.org
Souvenir
by Stephen Temperley
Directed by James Cady
Starring Lorri Oliver as Florence Foster Jenkins
and Phil Shortell as Cosmé McMoon



Location: The Adobe Theater

Dates: February 20 through March 15
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Thursday March 5, 7:30 pm (pay what you will)

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Description: The Adobe Theater is presenting Stephen Temperly’s 2005 Broadway play Souvenir. (Definition: French, literally, act of remembering, from Middle French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenire to come up, come to mind, in English usually thought of as a memento, keepsake or token of remembrance.) In this case the “act of remembering” is being done by an aging nightclub pianist and what he is remembering is a woman most people have never heard of, but will undoubtedly hear of soon since Meryl Streep has signed on to play her in a major film that will start production soon after The Adobe Theater’s production closes.

Souvenir carries the subtitle A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Lorri Layle Oliver will portray Ms. Jenkins and Philip J. Shortell will play the aging nightclub pianist--the improbably though actually named Cosmé McMoon. Before Lorri had heard of Souvenir she first learned about the real life Florence Foster Jenkins (FFJ) in the late 1980s when Lorri was studying opera in Santa Fe. She was working on some coloratura arias with her accompanist, Ron Grinage. During a break, he played a recording of FFJ singing the “Queen of the Night” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. They laughed at it, but Lorri was horrified at the same time that someone that bad would actually record themselves. This is not a play about a bad singer. It’s a play about a woman who did not sing well but was famous in NY Society for her posh recitals and charity work. She was well known enough that renowned and wonderful musicians like Cole Porter and Noel Coward came to her concerts.

When Lorri and Phil started acting together in 2012 (first as Linda and Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman and then in 2013 as Kate and Joe Keller in All My Sons, both directed by James Cady), these two productions were very well received. Since then they have been looking for another play. James Cady will again direct.

Souvenir is a warm, humorous and loving fictional interpretation of what the relationship between Cosmé McMoon and FFJ may have been. As best we can know FFJ and Cosmé met in 1932 and they stayed together (as singer and accompanist) until her death shortly after a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Souvenir opens with Cosmé at the keyboard 20 years to the day after her death, looking back to their meeting in 1932 and carrying forward.

Produced by: The Adobe Theater

Price: $17.00 General admission
$15.00 Seniors/Students
$14.00 TLC/ATG Members (with card)
Organizations purchasing 10 or more tickets for a performance should call for further information

For More Information: (505)898-9222

9813 4th St. NW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.adobetheater.org
Beautiful Thing
by Johnathan Harvey
Directed by Shiela Freed



Location: The Desert Rose Playhouse

Dates: February 20 through March 15
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Dramatic comedy featuring the music of Mama Cass Elliot

Description: The story is set in Thamesmead, a working class area of South East London dominated by post-war council estates. Jamie, a teen who is infatuated with his classmate, Ste, has to deal with his single mother Sandra, who is pre-occupied with ambitious plans to run her own pub and with an ever-changing string of lovers, the latest of whom is Tony, a neo-hippie. Sandra finds herself at odds with Leah, a sassy and rude neighbor who has been expelled from school, does several drugs, and constantly listens and sings along to her mother's Cass Elliot records. While Jamie's homosexuality remains concealed, his introverted nature and dislike of football are reason enough for his classmates to bully him at every opportunity.

Produced by: The Desert Rose Playhouse

Price: $15 General Admission
$12 Students, Seniors, ATG and TLC


For More Information: (505)881-0503
Desert Rose Playhouse
6921 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque
(NW corner of Montgomery and Louisiana)

How I Learned to Drive
by Paula Vogel
Directed by Gerome Olona



Location: UNM's Experimental Theatre (Theatre X)

Dates: February 27 through March 8
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-Prize winning How I Learned to Drive is one woman’s exploration into her formative years in rural 1960’s Maryland. Set to a sonic backdrop of Motown hits, through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, Li’l Bit shares her story of survival in an evening of memory, tragedy, and love.

Contains sexual content. Parental discretion advised.

Produced by: UNM Department of Theatre and Dance and SCRAP (UNM Student Theatre Organization)

Price: $12 General
$10 Faculty and Seniors
$8 Staff and Students
Available at all UNM ticket offices
Online at http://www.unmtickets.com
or call (505)925-5858

For More Information: (505)277-4332
Theatre X
UNM's Center for the Arts
320 Cornell NE
Albuquerque
(lower level of Popejoy Hall building)

Website: http://theatre.unm.edu
Mothers and Sons
by Terrence McNally
Directed by Jessica Osbourne
Featuring Kenneth Ansloan, AJ Carian, and Colleen McClure



Location: Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill

Dates: February 27 through March 15
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Drama with comedy

Description: After an absence of 20 years, Katharine surprises her deceased son’s lover with a visit that changes all of their lives. She struggles with the new world of gay marriage and gay couples having biological children. Katharine has never accepted that her only son was gay. This is the story of a mother whose son died, much too young, of AIDS almost 20 years ago. She unexpectedly visits the home of her son's ex-partner (which now includes his new husband and their child), whom she hasn't seen since her son's funeral. There, she is forced to come to terms with how much society has changed without her, and the full life her son might have been able to enjoy. This play comes straight from Broadway and is a deeply compassionate and touching look at the transformative nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family. The Western States premiere of the 2014 Tony nominated play.

"Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America." --The Chicago Tribune

"A masterpiece. Mothers and Sons is profound. Triumphant." --The New York Observer

Technical credits:
Stage Manager, Kathy Cole
Set Designer, Thane Kenny
Props Mistress, Nina Dorrance
Set Dressing, Dean Eldon Squibb
Lighting Designer, Garrick Milo
Costume Designer, Janelle Ciaccio

Produced by: Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill

Price: $20 General admission at door
$18 online
$14 under 30

For More Information: (505)254-7716
info@auxdog.com

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill
3011-3015 Monte Vista Blvd. NE
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.auxdog.com
The King and I
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon

Location: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Dates: February 27 through March 22
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Thursday March 12, 7:30 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

Produced by: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Price: $24 General Admission
$22 Senior
$18 Student
$12 Children

For More Information: (505)242-4750 x2
Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org
The Game Show Murders
by James Daab
Directed by Eddie Dethlefs

Location: Foul Play Cafe in the Sheraton Uptown

Dates: March 6 through May 30
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm

Genre: Comedy/Mystery Dinner Theatre

Description: Game Show Mania is sweeping the country and the hottest show on the air is “The Wheel of Money.” Contestants from all over the country are converging on our studio hoping our announcer, Phil, will tell them they've won "A Trip to the Bahamas," or "A Brand New Car!"

Host Bill Blackstone is excited about the 5000'th broadcast of the show, and there is a rumor that he's going to give away a record amount of cash. The lovely Vanessa will be there to give our wheel a proper turn, and to keep our contestants buzzing. But the competition could become fierce as contestants will do anything to win - if the price is right.

So be careful... you never know what evil may be lurking behind Door #3, in this crazy game show mystery!

Price includes: Four-course dinner, the show, and tax (gratuity and alcohol not included). Reservations required!

Produced by: Foul Play Cafe, LLC

Price: Regular show price $57.00 per person, which includes:
* Four course dinner.
* Performance and tax (gratuity and alcohol not included).
* Kids entree option available for kids 8-15 ($35).
* Discounts available.

* RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Check here for availability.

Private shows and group rates available!
Make a reservation online here or call us at (505)377-9593.

For More Information: (505)377-9593
Located in the Sheraton Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque
(Corner of Louisiana and Menaul)

Website: http://www.foulplaycafe.com/
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Larry Gelbart
Directed by Hal Simons
Music Direction by Darby Fegan
Choreography by Louis Giannini
Produced by Myra Cochnar and Louis Giannini

Location: UNM's Rodey Theatre

Dates: March 7-22
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Saturday March 14, 2:00 pm

Genre: Musical Comedy

Description: Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots. The show is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia for his young master Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistake identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

Produced by: Landmark Musicals

Price: $20.00, $22.00, $24.00 with two dollar senior/student discount

4 ways to get tickets: (Convenience fee applies to web, phone and Albertsons)
  • In person (no fees!) at:
    • Ticket office at UNM Bookstore on the campus
    • Lobo ticket office at The Pit
    • Popejoy ticket office before the show
  • On line at www.unmtickets.com
  • By phone: (505)925-5858 or 1-877-664-8661
  • At Albertsons Supermarkets in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe


For More Information: (505)453-8844 or email mcochnar@comcast.net
The Rodey Theatre is in the same building on the UNM Campus as Popejoy Hall.

Website: http://www.landmarkmusicals.org
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Directed by Kevin McGuire



Location: Vista Grande Community Center, Sandia Park

Dates: March 13-22
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: Get up close and personal with a show that takes big risks on a small stage. In Annie Baker’s Obie-Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, five participants in a community center acting class get less and more than they bargained for when they are pushed beyond their comfort zones to participate in a series of acting exercises ranging from mundane to nonsensical to hilarious. When the artificial interactions shake loose the disparate aspirations of these budding actors, the result is a beautiful, tragic, and ultimately hopeful alchemy of human wishes and desires.

Playwright Annie Baker is a master of naturalistic dialogue and nonverbal communication. To enhance the audience’s experience of this play, specially-arranged and limited seating will bring the audience onto the stage itself and within a few feet of the actors. The show’s running time is an hour and forty-five minutes, and there is no intermission. Only thirty-five tickets per performance will be sold, and due to some adult language and themes, EMCT cannot offer a children’s ticket price for this show.

Produced by: East Mountain Centre for Theatre

Price: $15 Adults
$12 Seniors (65 and older)
$12 Students
Tickets on sale now at emct.org

For More Information: (505)286-1950 or email emct@att.net
Vista Grande Community Center
15 La Madera Road
Sandia Park

Website: http://www.emct.org
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Denise Schulz

Location: The Vortex Theatre

Dates: March 13 through April 5
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: The play is introduced to the audience by Tom, the narrator and protagonist, as a memory play based on his recollection of his mother Amanda and his sister Laura. Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for Laura, largely because Amanda is so fearful that there will be no one to care for Laura if she doesn't marry. Tom brings a friend, Jim, home to dinner and Jim and Laura talk and reminisce about their high school days together. But Jim is already engaged and will only encourage Laura to become less self-conscious. Amanda's disappointment causes her to lash out at Tom. As Tom speaks at the end of the play, it becomes clear that he left home soon afterward and did not return.

Produced by: The Vortex Theatre

Price: General Admission $22
ATG/TLC/JPP $19
Students $15

For More Information: (505)247-8600
info@vortexabq.org
The Vortex Theatre
2900 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.vortexabq.org
Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne
by biographer James Gavin
Starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes



Location: Popejoy Hall

Dates: Saturday March 14. 8:00 pm

Genre: Multi-media Performance

Description: This “living, breathing, biography” combines story, song, and images to create a portrait of Lena Horne. Mary Wilson (The Supremes) joins a jazz trio to perform Horne’s music while biographer James Gavin presents rare audio and video footage honoring an American icon.

Produced by: Popejoy Presents

Price: $54, $49, $39, $20
Tickets available at UNM Ticket Offices and select Albertsons locations
(877)664-8661 or (505)925-5858
online at unmtickets.com
groups 20+ (505)344-1779 or groups@popejoypresents.com

For More Information: (505)277-0388
Popejoy Hall
203 Cornell
Albuquerque
(on UNM Main Campus

Website: http://www.popejoypresents.com/stormy
H.M.S. Pinafore
a production of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players



Location: Popejoy Hall

Dates: Sunday March 15, 3:00 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: Aboard the HMS Pinafore, a hilarious tale of love, hypocrisy and mistaken identities unravels when the Captain’s daughter falls secretly in love with a common sailor. A remarkable twist of fate changes all when a long-kept secret slips, somersaulting our heroes into a heady climax of fun, frivolity and fortune. Performed by the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, H.M.S. Pinafore promises to be a delightful excursion into the lunacy that is Gilbert and Sullivan.

Produced by: Popejoy Presents

Price: $64, $59, $49, $20
Tickets available at UNM Ticket Offices and select Albertsons locations
(877)664-8661 or (505)925-5858
online at unmtickets.com
groups 20+ (505)344-1779 or groups@popejoypresents.com

For More Information: (505)277-0388
Popejoy Hall
203 Cornell
Albuquerque
(on UNM Main Campus)

Website: http://www.popejoypresents.com/pinafore
I Do, I Do, Too-Doo -or- The Heart House Home for Gals
Written and directed by Leslie Joy Coleman
Music by Phyllis Sanchez



Location: The Cell Theatre

Dates: March 19-22
Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 pm
Saturdays, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6:00 pm

Genre: Comedic Melodrama

Description: The Heart House Home for Gals, a haven for homeless, single girls in the 1890’s, is operated by Madam Heart, a protective, no-nonsense leader. The ladies residing in the home are preparing a dance revue to earn money and attract eligible bachelors. Ebony Tresses, the villainess in this production, has other plans that must be stopped before their reputations and the integrity of the Heart House is ruined. Will Ebony succeed in her evil plot before our heroes, Bernard Brain and Sherriff West C. Hollister, can save the day? Supporting this action are the other gals in the home: The heroine, Clarisse Clearwater, who carries a torch for Bernard; The feisty Spanish bombshell, LaLa Lolita; and Polly Esther, a loving Gypsy Belly Dancer. The Heart House Home for Gals’ patron, Easter B. Chaiste, a lonely but kind spinster, pays a surprise visit just in time for the final rehearsal of the biggest dance revue ever presented at the Heart House. Come and cheer for the hero, sigh for the heroine, boo, hiss and throw family-friendly projectiles at the villainess. This highly entertaining show, packed full of music, comedy and dance, is one that you will not want to miss!

Produced by: SouthWest Rural Theatre Project (SWRTP)

Price: $20, General admission
$15, Seniors
$10, Students
$8, Children 12 and under
Click here to buy tickets online

For More Information: (505)766-9412
The Cell Theatre
700 1st Street NW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.swrtp.org/
Camelot
Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony award-winning show.



Location: Popejoy Hall

Dates: March 19-22
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot! Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.”

Produced by: Popejoy Presents

Price: Varies--call or check website

For More Information: (505)277-0388
Popejoy Hall
203 Cornell
Albuquerque
(on UNM Main Campus)

Website: http://www.popejoypresents.com/camelot
The Chupacabra Cantina
Written and performed by Las Meganenas.
Part of Siembra: Latino Theatre Festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
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Location: NHCC's Wells Fargo Auditorium

Dates: March 19-29
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: Enter the Chupacabra Cantina in northern New Mexico, where nuns, a bartender, and an unexpected guest plant seeds of social justice amid the daily chatter of community gossip and Fox News reports blaring in the background. Stories from Tierra Amarilla, Palestine, and around the globe are woven into the fabric of the characters' lives, moving them to question what kind of seeds they are planting, and whether they are feeding the chupacabra.

The chupacabra is a legendary creature rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.

Produced by: Las Meganenas and the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Price: $18 general admission
$15 for students and seniors

For More Information: (505)724-4771
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St. SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.nhccnm.org
La Boheme
by Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Anthony Barrese
Directed by David Bartholomew
Scenic design by Lois Rhomberg

Location: NHCC's Albuquerque Journal Theatre

Dates: March 22-29
Sundays, 2:00 pm
Wednesday March 25, 7:30 pm
Friday March 27, 7:30 pm

Genre: Opera

Description: When a shy stranger knocks on the door of a penniless poet, looking for someone to light her candle, they both find that something more magical is kindled.

Thus begins one of the most beloved and tragic operas ever written, which continues to move audiences to tears with its tale of the doomed love between the poet Rodolfo and the seamstress Mimi. The tale is set against the backdrop of life in the Latin Quarter of Paris, with the lively and engaging characters of Musetta, Marcello and all the bohemians brought to life by the beautiful music of Puccini.

This production, designed by Lois Rhomberg, was described by the Albuquerque Journal as “stunning” and “authentically evoking fin de siècle Paris” with a “delightfully ramshackle” garret apartment.

This production is sure to sell out, so don’t delay--get your tickets early!

Produced by: Opera Southwest

Price: $12-$82

For More Information: NHCC Box Office (505)724-4771
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th SW
Albuquerque
(corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and 4th St.)

Website: http://www.operasouthwest.org/
The Addams Family
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
Directed by David Bryant
Music direction by Elliot Smith
Choreography by Shirley Roadch
Stage managed by Nathan Herrera



Location: Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre

Dates: April 3-26
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 4:00 pm

Genre: Musical Comedy

Description: The Addams Family features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family--a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before--keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Produced by: Musical Theatre Southwest

Price: $22 General admission
$20 Students and Seniors (ID required)
$20 ATG and TLC members (ID required)
Tickets on sale March 3, online: www.brownpapertickets.com

For More Information: (505)265-9119
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
6320 Domingo Rd NE Ste B
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.musicaltheatresw.com
2 am Lovely
by Irene Loy
Directed by Heidi Handelsman
Part of the Linnell Festival of New Plays

Location: UNM's Experimental Theatre (Theatre X)

Dates: Fridays April 3 and 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday April 4, 4:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: When Jayden begins renting space in her friend Tia’s artist studio, she thinks that making art will be simple. It turns out to be anything but that. She finds herself distracted by what everybody else wants--her mother, her husband, the other artists around. Will she be able to focus and create her own original work? 2 am Lovely is an unconventional story of artistic self-discovery.

Produced by: UNM Department of Theatre and Dance

Price: $15 General
$12 Faculty and Seniors
$10 Staff and Students
Available at all UNM ticket offices
Online at http://www.unmtickets.com
or call (505)925-5858

For More Information: (505)277-4332
Theatre X
UNM's Center for the Arts
320 Cornell NE
Albuquerque
(lower level of Popejoy Hall building)

Website: http://theatre.unm.edu
DelikateSSen
by Richard Atkins
Directed by Cheryl Atkins



Location: The Adobe Theater

Dates: April 3-26
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Thursday April 16, 7:30 pm (pay what you will)

Genre: Drama

Description: DelikateSSen, written by local playwright and theater producer Richard Atkins and directed by Cheryl Atkins, is making its world premiere at The Adobe Theater. In this new play, two brothers, orphans of the Holocaust, own a struggling Jewish delicatessen in New York City circa 1972. Not long after the play begins, we hear of a new, larger German deli preparing to open across the street. The play follows the intense friction between both Jewish and German factions and how that struggle profoundly affects the next generation, culminating in an inescapable, yet dramatic climax. Scott Claunch and Richard Atkins perform the roles of the two brothers, amongst an outstanding cast of thespians: Georgia Athearn, David and Marteena Bentley, Joel D. Miller, Ray Orley, Eliot Stenzel, and Sharon Sprague.

Richard Atkins’ previous production at The Adobe in 2012 was The Men of Mah Jongg (which also featured Scott Claunch and Ray Orley) which he also wrote and directed. Being a playwright, actor, director, composer and pianist has been his trademark. From being one of Guy Lombardo’s twin pianists back in the 70’s to playing piano at Howard Stern’s daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party, Atkins has seen, and mostly, done it all. Once again, Mark Medoff (best known as a writer who received a Tony Award for Children of a Lesser God and an Academy Award for the film script) is supporting Richard as Dramaturg.

Produced by: The Adobe Theater

Price: $17.00 General admission
$15.00 Seniors/Students
$14.00 TLC/ATG Members (with card)
Organizations purchasing 10 or more tickets for a performance should call for further information

For More Information: (505)898-9222

9813 4th St. NW
Albuquerque

Website: http:www.adobetheatre.org
Ashes Crossing Yellow Lines
by Kevin Hathaway
Directed by Matthew Yde
Part of the Linnell Festival of New Plays



Location: UNM's Experimental Theatre (Theatre X)

Dates: Saturdays April 4 and 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday April 11, 4:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: When two estranged brothers are suddenly thrust together on a road trip from New Mexico to Minnesota to claim their fugitive father’s body, secrets are revealed that change them forever. Fourteen years ago, charismatic cult leader Ezekiel Ash tore apart his family after being confronted for raping a young girl. With the help of strangers they meet along the way, Colin and Andrew begin to rebuild their family one painful memory at a time. Ashes Crossing Yellow Lines is a story of redemption as two brothers learn more about one another in 2,000 miles than they had in 28 years.

Produced by: UNM Department of Theatre and Dance

Price: $15 General
$12 Faculty and Seniors
$10 Staff and Students
Available at all UNM ticket offices
Online at http://www.unmtickets.com
or call (505)925-5858

For More Information: (505)277-4332
Theatre X
UNM's Center for the Arts
320 Cornell NE
Albuquerque
(lower level of Popejoy Hall building)

Website: http://theatre.unm.edu
Mamma Mia!
by British playwright Catherine Johnson
Based on the songs of ABBA, composed by original band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus



Location: Popejoy Hall

Dates: Friday April 10, 8:00 pm
Saturday April 11, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Genre: Broadway Musical

Description: Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!.

Produced by: Popejoy Presents

Price: $35, $50, $60, $70
Tickets available at UNM Ticket Offices and select Albertsons locations
(877)664-8661 or (505)925-5858
online at unmtickets.com
groups 20+ (505)344-1779 or groups@popejoypresents.com

For More Information: (505)277-0388
Popejoy Hall
203 Cornell
Albuquerque
(on UNM Main Campus)

Website: http://www.popejoypresents.com/mammamia
Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
Directed by Henry Avery

Location: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Dates: April 10-26
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Thursday April 23, 7:30 pm

Genre: Comedy

Description: Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This comedy-within-a-comedy captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of “Nothing’s On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each performance is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a backstage farce of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines!

Produced by: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Price: $22 General Admission
$20 Senior
$18 Student
$12 Children

For More Information: (505)242-4750 x2
Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Joe Alberti

Location: The Vortex Theatre

Dates: April 17 through May 10
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Dramatic comedy

Description: In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), is a comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter--and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone.

Produced by: The Vortex Theatre

Price: General admission $22
Students with ID $15
Recommended for ages 14 and up

For More Information: (505)247-8600
info@vortexabq.org
The Vortex Theatre
2900 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.vortexabq.org
Our Town
by Thorton Wilder
Directed by Gregory S. Moss



Location: UNM's Rodey Theatre

Dates: April 17-26
Thursdays-Fridays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 4:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Description: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama transcends differences in culture, class and time, as it explores the eternal questions of the human experience. The story of ordinary families in a small American town and their journey through love, marriage and death is as relevant today as it was in 1938. With plain speech and a simple story, the inhabitants of Grover’s Corners are brought to life by a diverse cast of UNM’s finest actors, to create an inspiring story of community, friendship and love.

Produced by: UNM Department of Theatre and Dance

Price: $15 General
$12 Faculty and Seniors
$10 Staff and Students
Available at all UNM ticket offices
Online at http://www.unmtickets.com
or call (505)925-5858

For More Information: (505)277-4332 or email theatre@unm.edu.
Rodey Theatre
UNM's Center for the Arts
320 Cornell NE
Albuquerque
(main level of Popejoy Hall building)

Website: http://theatre.unm.edu
Cinderella’s Glass Slipper
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Book by Vera Morris. Directed by Paul Bower. Choreography by Sarah Custer

Location: KiMo Theater

Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.

Genre: Musical Comedy

Description: Be enchanted once again with the ancient story of the neglected girl of the cinders who, with the help of some special friends, unexpectedly finds herself dancing in splendor at Prince Charming’s royal ball. But when Cinderella suddenly has to leave the ball before the clock strikes midnight, will she ever see the Prince again and find true happiness?

Produced by: New Mexico Young Actors, Inc.

Price: $12 adults; $10 children age 12 and under

For More Information: KiMo Theater, 421 Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Box Office: 768-3544. NMYA: 821-8055, nmyoungactors@gmail.com

Website: http://www.KiMoTickets.com
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Robbins
Performed by The Actors' Gang



Location: Popejoy Hall

Dates: Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm

Genre: Comedy

Description: Enter the world of love, magic, and fairies with A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of William Shakespeare's most fanciful and funny productions. The Actors' Gang gives life to this charming tale in a captivating production directed by Tim Robbins. With minimal sets, the performance focuses on the beauty of the language, and the troupe uses original music and the actors' creative imagination to propel the play and their performance into an enchanting experience.

Produced by: Popejoy Presents

Price: $20, $39, $49, $54
Tickets available at UNM Ticket Offices and select Albertsons locations
(877)664-8661 or (505)925-5858
online at unmtickets.com
groups 20+ (505)344-1779 or groups@popejoypresents.com

For More Information: (505)277-0388
Popejoy Hall
203 Cornell
Albuquerque
(on UNM Main Campus)

Website: http://www.popejoypresents.com/midsummer
The Jungle Book
presented by elite Dance and Theatre



Location: North 4th Theater

Dates: Fridays, May 1 and 8, 7:00 pm
Saturdays, May 2 and 9, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Genre: Dance Theatre

Description: Word is on the street that the Wolf Pack has a man-cub. Seeonee the she-wolf has rescued Mowgli from a rival gang. The leader of the Jackals, Shere Khan, will stop at nothing to get him back. Watch out baby, it's a jungle out there!

Produced by: elite Dance and Theatre

Price: $18, adults
$14, children 12 and under

For More Information: elitedancenmoffice@gmail.com

N4th Theater/North Fourth Art Center
4904 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque
(505)440-0434

Website: http://www.elitenm.net/shows
Spamalot
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Directed by Henry Avery

Location: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Dates: May 22 through June 14
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm
plus Thursday June 4, 7:30 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as the classic BBC TV series, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Produced by: Albuquerque Little Theatre

Price: $24 General Admission
$22 Senior
$18 Student
$12 Children

For More Information: (505)242-4750 x2
Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org
Once Upon A Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Directed by Terry Davis



Location: Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre

Dates: July 10 through August 2
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 4:00 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Produced by: Musical Theatre Southwest

Price: $22 General admission
$20 Students and Seniors (ID required)
$20 ATG and TLC members (ID required)
Tickets on sale June 10, online: www.brownpapertickets.com

For More Information: (505)265-9119
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
6320 Domingo Rd NE Ste B
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.musicaltheatresw.com
Aye, No!
by Liz Coronado Castillo
Directed by Valli Marie Rivera



Location: NHCC's Wells Fargo Auditorium

Dates: July 30 through August 16
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sundays, 2:00 pm

Genre: Farce

Description: Camino Real Productions and NHCC team up with Albuquerque’s favorite drag theatre company, The Dolls, to bring you Aye, No!, a hilarious farce. The action takes place in a small Texas border town when young Alicia comes home from college with a “friend” for her family to meet. The trouble begins when her loving grandma and well-intentioned aunts assume that Alicia is bringing home a boyfriend or fiancé rather than her girlfriend. Alicia, wanting her family’s acceptance and fearing her family’s efforts to get a curandera to cure her of “the gay,” turns to her three fairy (drag-queen) godmothers for assistance.

Produced by: Camino Real Productions, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and The Dolls

Price: $18 general admission
$15 for students, seniors, NHCC, ATG, and TLC members

For More Information: (505)724-4771 Box Office
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St. SW
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.nhccnm.org
The Rocky Horror Show
Music, lyrics, and book by Richard O'Brien
Directed by Brian Clifton



Location: Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre

Dates: October 9-31
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 4:00 pm
plus special performance at midnight Thursday October 31

Genre: Musical (mature content)

Description: A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and come to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man name Rocky. The musical has since developed a cult following and was also adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which today has a worldwide cult following and has the longest-running release in film history.

Produced by: Musical Theatre Southwest

Price: $22 General admission
$20 Students and Seniors (ID required)
$20 ATG and TLC members (ID required)
Tickets on sale September 9, online: www.brownpapertickets.com

For More Information: (505)265-9119
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
6320 Domingo Rd NE Ste B
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.musicaltheatresw.com
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's story and the Disney film
Directed by Laura Nuzum



Location: African American Performing Arts Center

Dates: December 18 through January 3
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 4:00 pm

Genre: Musical

Description: In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Disney's The Little Mermaid will capture your heart with its timeless tale and irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Produced by: Musical Theatre Southwest

Price: $22 General admission
$20 Students and Seniors (ID required)
$20 ATG and TLC members (ID required)
Tickets on sale October 18, online: www.brownpapertickets.com

For More Information: (505)265-9119

The African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro N.E.
Albuquerque

Website: http://www.musicaltheatresw.com


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