The Albuquerque Theatre guild is an umbrella organization of live theatre companies, theater practitioners, and theater lovers dedicated to making the Albuquerque area's rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike. We are happy to act as your usher and guide to the wonderful wealth of entertainment possibilities that greater Albuquerque offers every weekend!
Now thru March 7 | Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2
The Fantasticks - By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, Talk about a time-proven audience-pleaser! "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. "The Fantasticks" is the longest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. Info: Sponsored by Landmark Musicals, at N4th Theatre, 4904 Fourth Street NW, 798-9036, www.landmarkmusicals.org. Price: $15, $12 Seniors and Students.
Thru March 7 | Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 6
Waste Her - by Juli Hendren. a thrilling and timely solo piece from Juli Hendren, starts off Tricklock Company's 2010 season. Mousy, shy Jessie has been arrested for alleged eco-terrorism, setting fire to and destroying a ski lodge. Unbeknown to Jessie and the other extremists, there was a janitor still inside a building to which they may have set fire, and they are now also responsible for murder. As the mystery of what Jessie might have done--and why--unfolds, the audience is asked to consider just how far they would go for what they believe in. Info: Tricklock Space, 254-8393, www.tricklock.coM. Price: tickets $15.00, $10 Seniors and Students.
Thru March 7 | Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 2 and 7, Sundays at 2
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr - A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new 1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm! Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Info: Cardboard Playhouse Productions at The Box Performance Space, 114 Gold Ave, SW, 254-8393, www.theboxabq.com Price: $10.
thru March 7 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 6
Medea - by Euripides. Directed by Shepard Sobel. A new production that goes to the very essence of this 2500 year old Greek tragedy and speaks honestly and directoy to a modern audience, providing a deeply moving and thought-provoking theatrical experience. Info: Vortex Theatre, 2004 1/2 Central SE, 247-8600, http://www.vortexabq.org. Price: $15.
thru March 14 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Prelude to a Kiss - by Craig Lucas. A charming and original fantasy comedy about the wonder and confusion of love. Peter and Rita fall in love despite the Rita's pessimistic outlook on life. As they terms with their relationship, a supernatural event happens that tests the boundaries of their love and devotion. Info: Adobe Theatre, 9813 Fourth St. NW, two blocks north of Alameda, 898-9222, www.adobetheater.org. Price: $14, $12 Seniors or Students.
thru March 14 |Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. - Sundays at 2 p.m.
Plaza Suite - by Neil Simon, Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as mamma yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!" Info: Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW just south of Old Town, 242-4750, www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org. Price: $22, $20 Seniors and $18 Students.