Stage events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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Monday May 1, 2017
  • “Is you a good witch? Or just a bad bitch?”

    I need to tell you something, readers. In the past, I may have been known to dislike musicals … It never mattered what genre of music they focused on, who was in it or how good the dancing was, I hated musicals. More often than not, I've found them campy, unoriginal and boring. After watching Straight Outta Oz, something happened to me. I'm not sure when—was is seeing the grandiose costumes and makeup? The flawless choreography? All of the gorgeously talented vocalists and variety of music? I'm not sure, but by the end of the first song, I was swaying, and by the last song I was full-on dancing. After becoming a changed woman, I need to share this with you: the marvelous, extraordinary and awe-inspiring world-class performer Todrick Hall is bringing his musical/visual album to the National Hispanic Cultural Center this Monday, May 1.

    Inspired by the classic tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Todrick originally based and created this concept album on his journey from his small hometown in Texas to his rise to fame is LA. The album (and deluxe version) feature Nicole Scherzinger, Perez Hilton, Raven-Symoné, Bob the Drag Queen, Jordin Sparks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alaska Thunderfuck, Laganja Estranja, Kim Chi, Mariah Balenciaga, Willam Belli, RuPaul and so many more that we literally don't have the space to print them all.

    Straight Outta Oz is composed with a multitude of genres from trap to pop to country to R&B—I know that sounds iffy but trust me, the way Hall put this masterpiece together is as inconceivably lovely as it is entertaining. You can see this show for just $32 and, in addition to seeing the show, you can meet and take photos with this prodigious man for $62. (Megan Reneau)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Straight Outta Oz
Thursday May 4, 2017
  • Black Magick

    I once saw David Copperfield make the Empire State Building disappear for a few seconds. It made me ill. I don't know how he did it, but I'm sure it involved a malefic deal with a devil of some sort. It scared the hell out of me. So, you can imagine my misgivings when I heard about The Illusionists: Live From Broadway coming to ABQ. The very idea of coming face to face with the devilish stars of the record-breaking show chills my blood. Where did they get their dark powers from? Who are they serving? How do so many quarters get stuck in my ears? Find out the answers this Thursday, May 4, at Popejoy Hall. Tickets for the all-ages show start at $35, but how much does it cost your soul, huh? (Joshua Lee)

    Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
Friday May 5, 2017
  • Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • Earnestly Yours

    You won't need an alibi (well, obviously you'll need this Alibi for all the info) to get away from it all at The Vortex Theatre this Friday, April 21. See The Importance of Being Earnest, a scandalous play making fun of Victorian moral values like social codes, courting (i.e. sexual restraint) and elitism. Follow Jack Worthing—a man leading a double life—as he leaves his alternate identity to find love. In this scandalous tale, while being pursued by his ward, Jack proclaims his love for another woman as his alter-ego, Ernest. To marry the woman, Jack must reveal his true identity to his friend—and cousin of his beloved—Algernon Moncrieff. While telling Algernon about his “real” life, Algernon's interest is piqued at the description of Jack's ward. The play follows the men awkwardly navigating romance, truth and friendship. See the play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm until May 14. (Megan Reneau)

    Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
Saturday May 6, 2017
Sunday May 7, 2017
  • Nothing That Is So, Is So

    Get a chance to see Shakespeare as he would have wanted it, in a bar amongst the people. Duke City Repertory is performing Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night in different bars around town, with no director, little rehearsing but full of entertainment and heart. On Sunday, May 7, you can catch them at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. from 2pm-4pm for free as well as Saturday at Nexus or May 13 at Boxing Bear. A classic comedy of errors, mistaken identity and unrequited love, Shakespeare's play is sure to translate well in a cozy setting. Bring cash to tip the bartenders and the players, and leave the disguises to the actors. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.
    Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night
  • Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest

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