The Albuquerque Theatre Guild has announced the following performances for May:
Thru May 6 | Fridays & Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2.
Legally Blonde: The Musical! - music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, directed by Robb A. Sisneros. A funny and fabulous musical where sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone ‘serious,’ Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Info: Musical Theatre Southwest, 6320B Domingo NE, 265-9119, http://www.musicaltheatresw.com. Price: $20, Seniors & Students $18, Children (12 and under) $16.
Thru May 20 | Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2.
The Rainmaker - by N. Richard Nash, directed by Darryl Streeter. Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression era America, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she would find a husband. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie's family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light. Info: Adobe Theatre, 9813 Fourth Street NW, 898-2222, http://www.adobetheater.org Price: $15, Seniors & Students $13.
Thru May 20 | Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2.
Speed-the-Plow - by David Mamet, directed by Harry Zimmerman. In Mamet's satire of the movie industry, an ambitious secretary mixes it up with studio execs in a battle of conscience vs. profits. Info: The Vortex Theatre, 2004 1/2 Central SE, 247-8600,http://www.vortexabq.org Price: $15.
May 6 | Sunday at 3.
Say Goodnight Gracie - starring Alan Safier as George Burns. Spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the company of the world’s funniest centenarian. George Burns, who spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history, is alive and kicking again — and singing and dancing! Alan Safier brings George Burns to life in this tender, life-affirming, Tony-nominated comedy based on the real love story of George Burns and his wife Gracie Allen. Info: Popejoy Hall in UNM’s Fine Art Building, 925-5858,www.popejoypresents.com/gracie Price: $39, 29, 19.
May 11 - 20 | Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2.
F8: A Rock Musical - by Blackout Theatre. In the near future, a corporation called F8 controls everything- where you work, what you eat, and most importantly who you love. Everyone is happy, everything is going swimmingly. But Paige, an analyst at F8 is having doubts. When Parker, a woman from outside F8 turns up, Paige's world is turned upside down. Will she risk her life to fight F8 and be with the person she loves? Join Blackout Theatre for this original rock musical that asks: What are you willing to sacrifice for the chance to be free? Info: Blackout Theatre at N4th Theatre, 4904 Fourth Street NW, 345-2872,http://www.blackouttheatre.org Price: $15, $10 Students, Seniors and Albuquerque Theatre Guild members.