Albuquerque Theatre Guild announces its summer calendar of exciting plays and musicals, including LES MISERABLES, MARY POPPINS, 1776 and more.
Thru June 17| Fridays at 8, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.
Travelin’ Show - by Jimmy Galloway, directed by Leslie Joy Coleman. In celebration of New Mexico’s Centennial, this show is an entertaining spoof of musicals, comic opera and melodrama by the late Jimmy Galloway, a composer and playwright who wrote about New Mexico history and its unique flavor. Set around a troupe of players in 1900 who take
their production traveling around New Mexico, the play is full of fun, over the top musical and dance numbers. Info: SouthWest Rural Theatre Project, 5800 Kathryn Ave SE, 717-4494, http://www.swrtp.org Price: $12, $10 Students & Seniors, $8 Children.
Thru June 17 | Fridays & Saturdays at 8. Sundays at 2. Thursday, June 7 at 8.
Singin’ In The Rain - lyrics by Arthur Freed, based on the MGM film, directed by Henry Avery. The dazzling stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time! 1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. Incredible music, incredible dancing, incredible fun! Info:
Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale Ave SW, 242-4750, http://www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org Price: $24, $21 Seniors, $18 Students, $12 Children (12 and under). Not recommended for children under 3.
June 1 - 24 | Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2.
The Men Of Mah Jongg – written and directed by Richard Atkins. The play centers around four older friends from NYC struggling with the pitfalls of old age, only to discover the unlikely game of mah jongg as the key to their unbridled happiness. Recent widower Sid Weinberg, a recluse facing ever-growing physical and emotional ills, tries to convince his poker-playing buddies to replace their Friday night game with the game of mah jongg after believing he has received a sign from
his dearly departed wife. The play deals with such issues as relationships, hope, adversity and triumph. Info: Adobe Theatre, 9813 Fourth Street NW, 898-2222, http://www.adobetheater.org Price: $15, $13 Seniors & Students.
June 5 - 10 | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday at 7:30, Friday & Saturday at 8, Saturday and Sunday at 2.
Les Misérables: The New 25th Anniversary Production. Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical with glorious new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this production “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.” Info: Popejoy Hall in UNM’s Fine Art Building, 925-5858, www.popejoypresents.com Price: $102.50,
$82.50, $65, $55, $42.50.
June 7 - 24 | Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2.
Richard III - by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Kierst. The first of three plays in the annual Will Power! Festival. In the period of English history in which the York dynasty gave way to the Tudors, Richard is a consummate villain, an ugly and disgruntled prince who gains the throne by murdering all family members standing in his way. Richard's final defeat on the fields of Bosworth yields the throne to Henry VII, grandfather of Shakespeare's patron Queen Elizabeth I.
Info: The Vortex Theatre, 2004 1/2 Central SE, 247-8600, http://www.vortexabq.org Price: $15, $10 on Thursdays; $10 student rush with valid ID.