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7:00 pm Friday
2:00 pm & 5:00 pm Saturdays
2:00 pm Sundays
Cardboard Playhouse presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!
Performances will take place Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, and on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. General admission tickets are $15.
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday
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 theatre-goers of all ages. In 2022, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating its 33rd 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 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 expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC Members.
Children 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers explore dramatic arts and even visit the NHCC Wells Fargo Auditorium. This multi-sensory program includes time for socializing and dramatic play.
Explorar Las Artes is a free, monthly, 45-minute program for children 18 months to 4 years and caregivers that nurtures creativity and provides bilingual introductory arts experiences balanced with social interaction. Each program focuses on different aspects of Hispanic/Latine arts, including music, dance, and storytelling. NHCC instructors model the introduction of core arts concepts to infants and caregivers in a supportive environment.
This program is generously supported through a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant.
Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Holiday fun for the entire family! Decorate ornaments and craft luminarias, while enjoying music, hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Then, enjoy a free screening of Encanto at 7:00 pm!
Walt Disney Pictures; Directors; Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Castro Smith; 2021; 99 minutes; PG
Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance. Please note the seating of Encanto will be first come first seated.
This program is generously supported by Bank of America and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.
2:00 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday
2:00 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 will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theater. They come to us with a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
$28, $35 w/ a $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 and Ms. Roadrunner and lavish western Victorian-era costumes.
In this 11th year, Zozobra is the newest character addition, 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 David Felberg for 2022 in what has become an annual family holiday tradition.
$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, kids 12 and younger and NHCC members
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.
$53, $63, $73 with an additional $95 for the Opera Southwest After-Party
AMP Concerts: Pink Martini. “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure . . . If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band” – Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world.
$61, $71 & $81
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Join Broadway Bound LIVE hopefuls for an audition Masterclass taught by Elizabeth Gabel. Elizabeth is known for her work in casting on Stranger Things (2022), Logan (2017), Sicario (2015), and Terminator Salvation (2009), among other movies and shows. Elizabeth’s deep knowledge of casting and production make her the perfect person to kick off Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE.
This masterclass is open to members of the community. Registration to audit the course costs $20. Space is limited.
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join us as we announce the cast of Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE! The evening will begin with some highlights of the audition process, along with the introduction of our production team and coaches, and, of course, the announcement of the official cast of Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE. As a special treat we will also reveal of the first challenge!
Tickets are $5, but seats are limited. Buy tickets here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.