Sunday, June 4, 2023

Best Local Theater Picks for Spring


Sandoval theatergoers don't have far to travel to see professional performances of works by popular playwrights this season. Spring is an unusual time to have this many truly intriguing plays - we usually have to wait until fall to see big names and new plays. Perhaps it's because the theater crowd couldn't wait to get back to work after forced isolation and they are showing their best. A few are comedies, some are musicals, but all of these shows will prove to be enjoyable.  Grab a few tickets and revel in the talents of our local actors and directors.

"Cabaret" by Kander & Ebb, directed by Theresa Carson

The classic musical still resonates, especially now. A bang-on, large cast production by the ambitious MTS. And "Sweeney Todd" starts on June 2!

Through April 1, Musical Theatre Southwest, 6320 Domingo Rd NE B, Box Office: 505.265.9119; Tickets:

"Life X 3" by Yasmina Reza thru April 2, directed by Jacqueline Reid

A clever rendition of life, the metaverse and all else by the playwright of "Art." Taglined "a comedy of chaos" by the producers.

Through April 2, FUSION/708, 708 1st St NW, Box Office: 505.766.9412; Tickets:

"The Yellow Boat" by David Saar, directed by RayRey Griego 

The true story of Benjamin Saar, a very gifted, very ill little boy, written by his father.

Through April 2, Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque; Box office: 505.247.8600; Tickets:

"The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey, directed by Marc Comstock 

A college student gathers material for a project and changes the lives of the two farmers whose shared history he is researching. Produced by Actors Studio 66.

March 24-April 9, Black Cat Cultural Center, 3011-13 Monte Vista Blvd. NE; Tickets:

"The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Georgia Athearn 

Four women who never met fight for democracy and women's rights during the time of the French Revolution.

April 14-May 7, Adobe Theatre,  9813 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, Box office: 505.898.9222 ; Tickets:

"Nunsense" by Dan Goggin, directed by Henry Avery 

Chef Sister Julia Child of God has inadvertently poisoned half the convent and the survivors must hold a fundraiser to bury them. 

April 14-30, Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pascal SW, Box Office: 505.242.4750; Tickets:

"The Scarlet Letter," in a 1940s update of the American classic by the company of eLite Dance & Theatre, whose collective talent will amaze you.

April 20-30, eLite Dance & Theatre, 701 Osuna Rd. NE, #1200. Tickets:

April in Paris" by John Godber, directed by Colleen Neary McClure

"A sweet, comic two-hander by two of the best actors in town. Bet (Jessica Osbourne) and Al (Dan Ware) win a vacation in Paris.

April 21-May 7, N4th Theatre, Info: (855) 937-8505. Tickets:




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