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New Mexico Young Actors presents The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this musical follows the orphan Oliver from his escapades during a life of thievery with Fagin’s criminal gang to the loving home of Mr. Brownlow. The tuneful score is by Scott DeTurk, who is the composer of the music from our popular 2016 production of Pocahontas.
$14; $2 discount for children 12 and younger
School matinees on Thursday and Friday, November 18 and 19, at 10 am both days. To reserve tickets for the school matinees, please call NM Young Actors at (505) 821-8055.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla earns critical acclaim for her distinctive voice, emotional honesty, and culture-merging compositions. She was born in Los Angeles to a family immersed in music. Her dad, a Mexican mariachi and D.J., and her Argentine mom ran the family record shop, Discoteca Batalla, where Perla was exposed to an education of non-stop music that cut across genres and languages.
$17, $27, $37 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members
7 pm Friday, 2 pm & 7 pm Saturday
Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatregoers of all ages. In 2021, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating their 32nd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include a live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.
Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum has expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discounts for students, seniors and NHCC members
2 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday
Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble presents the 37th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
$25, $33 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.
7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, Mr. Coyote, Ms. Roadrunner, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. This tenth anniversary year will see the addition of Zozobra, with the production showcasing New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.
$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children12 and younger, and NHCC members
2 pm & 7 pm
New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. Please join us this year for our family-friendly presentation at 2 pm.
$49, $59, $69 with an additional $45 for the Opera Southwest After-Party
The Foundation at Public Academy for Performing Arts presents PAPA’s 20th Anniversary Gala Event featuring performances by alumni and current student talent. Celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary, re-connect with classmates and instructors, and enjoy an evening of phenomenal talent.
$10, $20, $30, no discounts
AMP Concerts welcomes Jesse Cook. An accomplished guitarist and producer and an equally prolific filmmaker, Jesse Cook has developed his talents to create experiences that delight audiences, both in concert and online. He composed his first album, Tempest, over 25 years ago. Jesse could not imagine that such a humble recording, in which he played all the instruments, would spark a musical legacy with thousands of concerts performed around the world, over two million albums sold, five PBS TV specials, and tens of millions of content views and streams across the internet. Jesse and his extraordinary band are looking forward to bringing the Tempest II Tour and their unique brand of rhythm and rhumba to audiences across North America in 2022.
$48, $39, $33
February 13, 16, 18 & 20, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm
Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Frida is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles. Presented in two acts with one intermission.
Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is based on the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.
March 20, 25 & 27, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Friday at 7:30 pm
Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles. Presented in two acts with one intermission.
Created in 1902, Debussy’s masterpiece never ceases to fascinate with its uniqueness, its symbolist universe, and its unparalleled musical and poetic approach to the French language.
$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for Groups of 8 or more, any one 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.