Take Advantage of the Albuquerque Theatre Scene

Titanic the Musical

source: abqtheatre.org

When you think of the top cities for theatre, you may first think of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles—but did you know every weekend, Albuquerque hosts the most theatre performances of any city its size? The winter and spring months are especially popular for shows in this little city with big performances, so you and your family can leave your hotel room for a night or two and take advantage of the fabulous theatre arts scene.

 

 “Juno and the Peacock”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: March 14 to April 6
Location: 2004 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
The Vortex Theatre
Price: General admission – $18; $12 for students (must present ID); Pay-what-you-will on Sunday, March 16

If you’re booking a trip to an Albuquerque hotel during mid-March into early April, you’ll have to make plans to see “Juno and the Peacock.” This play focuses on a Dublin family caught in the struggles of the Irish Civil War, and its gritty drama will have you on the edge of your seat.

“Dancing at Lughnasa”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Dates: April 4 to 27
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: General admission – $15; seniors and students – $13

See the Adobe Theater’s take on “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the story of five sisters in 1936 Ireland, as told by the character Michael. These sisters have no jobs, no husbands and are struggling to get by with their daily lives—and find a little humor and laughter along the way. While this may not be the most lighthearted play, it will definitely give you something to think about as you retire to your hotel room for the night.

 

“The Gin Game”

Time: 7 p.m. on Fridays; 6:30 on Saturdays (dinner theatre); 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: April 4 to 13
Location: 15 La Madera Rd.; Sandia Park, NM 87047
Vista Grande Community Center
Price: Friday and Sunday performances: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $12; Children – $8
Saturday dinner theatre performances: Adults – $35; Seniors / students: $30; Children – $18

If you’re searching for an outing from your Albuquerque hotel suite, a showing of “The Gin Game” is the perfect way to spend your evening. While the plot line may seem ordinary—two nursing home residents playing gin rummy to make the time go by—you’ll soon see it’s anything but. As they play the game, they learn more about one another, and tears and laughter ensue. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play will leave you feeling uplifted. On Saturday showings of this play, a dinner theatre is included, making it that much more enjoyable of a show.

 

“To Kill A Mockingbird”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, April 24; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: April 11 to 27
Location: 224 San Pasquale Ave SW; Albuquerque, NM 87104
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Price: Adults – $22; Seniors (65 and up) – $21; Students (13 through college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most well known novels of all-time, and it translates perfectly into a dramatic play set in the South during the Great Depression. Follow lawyer Atticus Finch as he defends a black man who has been charged with a rape he did not commit. “To Kill A Mockingbird” takes audiences on a poignant journey of human emotion: bravery, kindness, cruelty, hate and love. Who knows? After you see this play, you may even be inspired to re-read this classic once you get back to your hotel suite.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Time: 2 p.m.
Dates: April 12 and 13
Location: 421 Central Ave NW; Albuquerque, NM 87102
The KiMo Theatre
Price: Adults – $12; Children (12 and under) – $10

Your kids have undoubtedly seen this classic Disney movie a time or two (or more!), so when you take them to The KiMo Theatre’s play adaptation, they’ll be thrilled. Follow Snow White as she meets the famous seven dwarves who protect her from the Evil Queen’s attempt to destroy her. This play is not only an entertaining outing, but also a lesson that good does prevail.

 “The Dark Castle”

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dates: April 25
Location: 8600 Academy Road NE; Albuquerque, NM 87111
Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Price: Free (Donations accepted)

For the family looking for budget-friendly activities in Albuquerque, “The Dark Castle” could be the perfect outing for you. This children’s play centers around an evil baron who hates all things happy in the world. When he encounters a beautiful princess with a lighthearted attitude, he tries to destroy her free spirited ways. Don’t worry, though—this play is a comedy! You and your kids will love how funny this play is.

 

 “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Time: 7 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 3 to 11
Location: 15 La Madera Rd.; Sandia Park, NM 87047
Vista Grande Community Center
Price: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Children – $10; Group rate (7+) – $10 per person

Does a play focusing on the Mayflower sound, well, a little 17th century? “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a look into the lives of a family who descended from this famous voyage, is anything but! Follow Mortimer Brewster as he tries to adjust to American life, all while dealing with his (literally) crazy and homicidal family. The subject matter is a little dark, but this play will make you laugh and keep you on your toes.

 

“The Man From Earth”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 16 to June 8
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Early bird (purchased before opening night) – $12

Are you a fan of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, the science-fiction creations of Jerome Bixby? If you’re staying in Albuquerque from mid May to early June, you may want to leave your hotel room for a night to see “The Man From Earth.” As the last written work by Bixby before his death, “The Man From Earth” focuses on the supernatural and life here on Earth—and how they work together through religion, psychology and biology. After the play, audiences can partake in a Q&A to discuss the inquiries and thoughts that arise after this deep and powerful performance.

 

“Les Miserables”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 23 to June 15
Location: 224 San Pasquale Ave SW; Albuquerque, NM 87104
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Price: Adults – $24; Seniors (65 and older) – $21; Students (13 to college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

An international favorite that gained popularity by the 2012 movie adaption, “Les Miserables” follows Jean Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Javert, Marius and others. The characters face obstacles, some of which prove to be too challenging to overcome. You may need a few tissues throughout this powerful play, but after it’s over, you’ll head back to your hotel suite feeling uplifted.

“Painting Churches”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: June 20 to July 13
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors / students – $13; Early bird – $12

A touching story of family and acceptance, “Painting Churches” follows an artist, Mags, as she helps her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, move into their new home. During this time, she hopes to paint a portrait of her family in an attempt to grow closer to them. The New York Times deemed this heartwarming tale focusing on the power of family as “beautifully written”; since then, the play has gained acclaim over time.

“Titanic”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: July 11 to August 3
Location: 6320 Domingo Rd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
Price: TBA

Head out from your hotel suite for a night to see the fascinating portrayal of one of the most well-known stories of all time. This musical follows one of the most tragic and touching stories of all time. True to the actual historical events, the “Titanic” musical focuses on the social classes and how these classes influenced who survived the ship crash—and who didn’t. After taking a journey with the passengers on the supposedly “unsinkable” ship, you may feel somber, but this musical will truly give you something to think about back at your Albuquerque hotel room.  

“Dames at Sea”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: August 1 to 24
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors / students – $13; Early bird – $12

A longtime Broadway favorite, “Dames at Sea” is a fun, comical take on Hollywood musicals from the 1930s. In this play, small-towner Ruby heads to Broadway to live out her dreams. Here, she meets someone from her hometown (which is conveniently named “Hometown”) who is also embarking on the same journey as her. As the story plays out, the two become closer than ever. “Dames at Sea” has become a beloved musical, even garnering praises from Time and Newsweek.

“Dracula”

Time: 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: September 5 to 13
Location: 4904 Fourth Street NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107
North 4th Theatre
Price: Adults – $18; Students (with I.D.) – $15

This classic tale originally from Bram Stoker follows as vampire Count Dracula entraps Jonathon Harker in his home. Harker and his friends will do whatever it takes to save those they love from the grips of Dracula in this gripping play. Presented by the elite Dance Company of New Mexico, this play has been adapted as a dance theatre piece. With the adventurous storyline and exciting visuals, you’ll leave the theatre impressed after seeing “Dracula.”

 

“Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates:  October 10 to November 2
Location: 6320 Domingo Rd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
Price: Adults – $24; Seniors (65 and older) – $21; Students (13 to college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

This dark musical focuses on much more than a woman whose kiss can kill. It ties together the realities of life in Latin American prison, focusing on character Molina who is fascinated with actress Aurora. “Kiss of the Spider Woman” has been deemed “thrilling” by The New York Times, “fascinating” by Newsweek and “compelling, beautiful, funny and moving” by New York Daily News.

 

“The Member of the Wedding”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: October 24 to November 16
Location:  9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Early bird – $12

In the dramatic “The Member of the Wedding,” based on the novel by Carson McCullers, audiences follow Frankie Adams, a 12-year-old girl looking to make her way through the limbo of adolescence into her teenage years without any true parental figures, other than her maid. This harrowing play focuses on how race was portrayed in the South during the mid 1940s and was the winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

“Shrek the Musical”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: December 12 to 28
Location:  310 San Pedro Drive NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
African American Performing Arts Center
Price: TBA

You grew to love this delightful comedy as movie. Now, “Shrek the Musical” will win you over even more. Watch as the lovable Shrek goes on a journey to a faraway kingdom to rescue the spunky Fiona from an evil dragon. Joined by his friend, Donkey, and a strew of other interesting characters, this musical doesn’t disappoint.  After taking in this comical adaptation, you’ll head back to your hotel room in a lighthearted mood.

Whether you’re visiting family, vacationing, or on business, Albuquerque has a lot to offer. The city’s vibrant theatre scene provides year-round enjoyment for families and individuals of all ages.  Stay near all of the excitement to maximize your experience. Barcelona Suites is centrally located near many of the performance venues, restaurants and various Albuquerque attractions.
 
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Take Advantage of the Albuquerque Theatre Scene

Titanic the Musical

source: abqtheatre.org

When you think of the top cities for theatre, you may first think of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles—but did you know every weekend, Albuquerque hosts the most theatre performances of any city its size? The winter and spring months are especially popular for shows in this little city with big performances, so you and your family can leave your hotel room for a night or two and take advantage of the fabulous theatre arts scene.

 

 “Juno and the Peacock”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: March 14 to April 6
Location: 2004 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
The Vortex Theatre
Price: General admission – $18; $12 for students (must present ID); Pay-what-you-will on Sunday, March 16

If you’re booking a trip to an Albuquerque hotel during mid-March into early April, you’ll have to make plans to see “Juno and the Peacock.” This play focuses on a Dublin family caught in the struggles of the Irish Civil War, and its gritty drama will have you on the edge of your seat.

“Dancing at Lughnasa”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Dates: April 4 to 27
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: General admission – $15; seniors and students – $13

See the Adobe Theater’s take on “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the story of five sisters in 1936 Ireland, as told by the character Michael. These sisters have no jobs, no husbands and are struggling to get by with their daily lives—and find a little humor and laughter along the way. While this may not be the most lighthearted play, it will definitely give you something to think about as you retire to your hotel room for the night.

 

“The Gin Game”

Time: 7 p.m. on Fridays; 6:30 on Saturdays (dinner theatre); 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: April 4 to 13
Location: 15 La Madera Rd.; Sandia Park, NM 87047
Vista Grande Community Center
Price: Friday and Sunday performances: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $12; Children – $8
Saturday dinner theatre performances: Adults – $35; Seniors / students: $30; Children – $18

If you’re searching for an outing from your Albuquerque hotel suite, a showing of “The Gin Game” is the perfect way to spend your evening. While the plot line may seem ordinary—two nursing home residents playing gin rummy to make the time go by—you’ll soon see it’s anything but. As they play the game, they learn more about one another, and tears and laughter ensue. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play will leave you feeling uplifted. On Saturday showings of this play, a dinner theatre is included, making it that much more enjoyable of a show.

 

“To Kill A Mockingbird”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, April 24; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: April 11 to 27
Location: 224 San Pasquale Ave SW; Albuquerque, NM 87104
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Price: Adults – $22; Seniors (65 and up) – $21; Students (13 through college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most well known novels of all-time, and it translates perfectly into a dramatic play set in the South during the Great Depression. Follow lawyer Atticus Finch as he defends a black man who has been charged with a rape he did not commit. “To Kill A Mockingbird” takes audiences on a poignant journey of human emotion: bravery, kindness, cruelty, hate and love. Who knows? After you see this play, you may even be inspired to re-read this classic once you get back to your hotel suite.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Time: 2 p.m.
Dates: April 12 and 13
Location: 421 Central Ave NW; Albuquerque, NM 87102
The KiMo Theatre
Price: Adults – $12; Children (12 and under) – $10

Your kids have undoubtedly seen this classic Disney movie a time or two (or more!), so when you take them to The KiMo Theatre’s play adaptation, they’ll be thrilled. Follow Snow White as she meets the famous seven dwarves who protect her from the Evil Queen’s attempt to destroy her. This play is not only an entertaining outing, but also a lesson that good does prevail.

 “The Dark Castle”

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dates: April 25
Location: 8600 Academy Road NE; Albuquerque, NM 87111
Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Price: Free (Donations accepted)

For the family looking for budget-friendly activities in Albuquerque, “The Dark Castle” could be the perfect outing for you. This children’s play centers around an evil baron who hates all things happy in the world. When he encounters a beautiful princess with a lighthearted attitude, he tries to destroy her free spirited ways. Don’t worry, though—this play is a comedy! You and your kids will love how funny this play is.

 

 “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Time: 7 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 3 to 11
Location: 15 La Madera Rd.; Sandia Park, NM 87047
Vista Grande Community Center
Price: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Children – $10; Group rate (7+) – $10 per person

Does a play focusing on the Mayflower sound, well, a little 17th century? “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a look into the lives of a family who descended from this famous voyage, is anything but! Follow Mortimer Brewster as he tries to adjust to American life, all while dealing with his (literally) crazy and homicidal family. The subject matter is a little dark, but this play will make you laugh and keep you on your toes.

 

“The Man From Earth”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 16 to June 8
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: General admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Early bird (purchased before opening night) – $12

Are you a fan of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, the science-fiction creations of Jerome Bixby? If you’re staying in Albuquerque from mid May to early June, you may want to leave your hotel room for a night to see “The Man From Earth.” As the last written work by Bixby before his death, “The Man From Earth” focuses on the supernatural and life here on Earth—and how they work together through religion, psychology and biology. After the play, audiences can partake in a Q&A to discuss the inquiries and thoughts that arise after this deep and powerful performance.

 

“Les Miserables”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: May 23 to June 15
Location: 224 San Pasquale Ave SW; Albuquerque, NM 87104
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Price: Adults – $24; Seniors (65 and older) – $21; Students (13 to college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

An international favorite that gained popularity by the 2012 movie adaption, “Les Miserables” follows Jean Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Javert, Marius and others. The characters face obstacles, some of which prove to be too challenging to overcome. You may need a few tissues throughout this powerful play, but after it’s over, you’ll head back to your hotel suite feeling uplifted.

“Painting Churches”

Time: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: June 20 to July 13
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors / students – $13; Early bird – $12

A touching story of family and acceptance, “Painting Churches” follows an artist, Mags, as she helps her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, move into their new home. During this time, she hopes to paint a portrait of her family in an attempt to grow closer to them. The New York Times deemed this heartwarming tale focusing on the power of family as “beautifully written”; since then, the play has gained acclaim over time.

“Titanic”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: July 11 to August 3
Location: 6320 Domingo Rd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
Price: TBA

Head out from your hotel suite for a night to see the fascinating portrayal of one of the most well-known stories of all time. This musical follows one of the most tragic and touching stories of all time. True to the actual historical events, the “Titanic” musical focuses on the social classes and how these classes influenced who survived the ship crash—and who didn’t. After taking a journey with the passengers on the supposedly “unsinkable” ship, you may feel somber, but this musical will truly give you something to think about back at your Albuquerque hotel room.  

“Dames at Sea”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: August 1 to 24
Location: 9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors / students – $13; Early bird – $12

A longtime Broadway favorite, “Dames at Sea” is a fun, comical take on Hollywood musicals from the 1930s. In this play, small-towner Ruby heads to Broadway to live out her dreams. Here, she meets someone from her hometown (which is conveniently named “Hometown”) who is also embarking on the same journey as her. As the story plays out, the two become closer than ever. “Dames at Sea” has become a beloved musical, even garnering praises from Time and Newsweek.

“Dracula”

Time: 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: September 5 to 13
Location: 4904 Fourth Street NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107
North 4th Theatre
Price: Adults – $18; Students (with I.D.) – $15

This classic tale originally from Bram Stoker follows as vampire Count Dracula entraps Jonathon Harker in his home. Harker and his friends will do whatever it takes to save those they love from the grips of Dracula in this gripping play. Presented by the elite Dance Company of New Mexico, this play has been adapted as a dance theatre piece. With the adventurous storyline and exciting visuals, you’ll leave the theatre impressed after seeing “Dracula.”

 

“Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates:  October 10 to November 2
Location: 6320 Domingo Rd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Musical Theatre Southwest Center for Theatre
Price: Adults – $24; Seniors (65 and older) – $21; Students (13 to college) – $18; Children (3 to 12) – $12

This dark musical focuses on much more than a woman whose kiss can kill. It ties together the realities of life in Latin American prison, focusing on character Molina who is fascinated with actress Aurora. “Kiss of the Spider Woman” has been deemed “thrilling” by The New York Times, “fascinating” by Newsweek and “compelling, beautiful, funny and moving” by New York Daily News.

 

“The Member of the Wedding”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 5; 2 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: October 24 to November 16
Location:  9813 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114
The Adobe Theater
Price: Regular admission – $15; Seniors and students – $13; Early bird – $12

In the dramatic “The Member of the Wedding,” based on the novel by Carson McCullers, audiences follow Frankie Adams, a 12-year-old girl looking to make her way through the limbo of adolescence into her teenage years without any true parental figures, other than her maid. This harrowing play focuses on how race was portrayed in the South during the mid 1940s and was the winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

“Shrek the Musical”

Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays
Dates: December 12 to 28
Location:  310 San Pedro Drive NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
African American Performing Arts Center
Price: TBA

You grew to love this delightful comedy as movie. Now, “Shrek the Musical” will win you over even more. Watch as the lovable Shrek goes on a journey to a faraway kingdom to rescue the spunky Fiona from an evil dragon. Joined by his friend, Donkey, and a strew of other interesting characters, this musical doesn’t disappoint.  After taking in this comical adaptation, you’ll head back to your hotel room in a lighthearted mood.

Whether you’re visiting family, vacationing, or on business, Albuquerque has a lot to offer. The city’s vibrant theatre scene provides year-round enjoyment for families and individuals of all ages.  Stay near all of the excitement to maximize your experience. Barcelona Suites is centrally located near many of the performance venues, restaurants and various Albuquerque attractions.
 
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