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Albuquerque Journal Theatre

This 691-seat proscenium theatre is the centerpiece of the REDCPA, integrating the latest in theatre design with unique and stunning aesthetics.

The flowing curves of the interior construction contribute to the state-of-the-art acoustics of this venue. The Journal Theatre also is equipped with an orchestra pit and an orchestra shell, which, like a band shell or small amphitheatre, provides optimal sound quality for symphonic and acoustic music. Artisan features include the unique doors and marquees, executed in burned copper by Federico Armijo of Cubero, New Mexico, and reflected in the copper mesh acoustic panels inside the theatre.

With over 1,700 square feet of performance area, the stage of the Albuquerque Journal Theatre is one of the largest indoor stages in New Mexico. The stage floor, of red oak stained black, has rubber pads between the framing and the concrete beneath, giving it the resiliency needed for dance performances. The fly system, used for raising and lowering sets as well as hanging stage drapery and housing the roof of the orchestra shell, has 46 lines, with 26 available for general use, allowing for rapid changes of elaborate scenery. At 85 feet on the exterior, the fly loft also creates the high point of the pyramid shape that is the central element of the building’s architecture.

Three levels of seating—orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony—accommodate audiences for the wide variety of productions staged in this venue.

Rental: $525 – $5000

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October 2021

Opera Southwest: La Traviata

October 24October 31
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

October 24, 27, 29 & 31, 2021
Sundays at 2 pm, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm

Verdi’s La Traviata is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles.  Presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, Verdi’s La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$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.

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November 2021

19th Annual Come Out Show: Artistic Directions

November 6
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm

For 19 years Sinatra DeVine Productions has been producing show-stopping variety shows highlighting up-and-coming Drag Queen performances in celebration of National Coming Out Day.  This show has always been on the cutting edge when “drag” was only considered taboo.  Our last show was in 2016, and fans and supporters have been “aching” to be part of that fabulously dragalicious experience once more. Chaz Malibu and Fontana DeVine will again serve as your hosts with the most. Come see past entertainers and newcomers, and remember and celebrate the lives of those whom we have lost. Take out your boa, crowns, high heels, and wigs…the higher the better. See you for this one-night-only event!   

$25 w/ discounts for students and seniors

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Emporium & JAW Present Tommy Emmanuel

November 7
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

$43, no discounts

“Songs are our teachers. They show us the depth of the human race and its unrelenting desire to create.”—Tommy Emmanuel

Any time you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or audience members, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing.  Tommy is considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, and his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what he does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff, and sing the melody all at once with just one acoustic guitar?

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Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Presents Yjastros By Design

November 12November 13
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm—Friday
2 pm & 8 pm—Saturday

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Presents Yjastros By Design, the seasonal culmination of the company’s progression and evolution. This season’s performances show the company’s resurgence from a challenging period that has deepened the members’ resolve to continue honing their flamenco expression in new ways. Yjastros By Design features intricate re-imaginings of choreographic masterpieces set on Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company by Artistic Director Joaquín Encinias, guest artist Lidón Patiño, and other choreographers. This season highlights tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco and features choreographies created by artists at the global forefront of the art form. Yjastros is the flamenco company in residence with the University of New Mexico Dance Program.

$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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Eighth Annual John D. Robb, Jr. Concert: Música del Corazón: Fandango Roots and Flowers

November 14
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

3 pm

Performers include Son Veracruz with Otilio Ruiz and family; Vicente Griego and Marisol Encinias from the National Institute of Flamenco; and performers from the salsa group Son Como Son with César Bauvallet. 

Free community event

The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist

November 20
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

2 pm (MST)

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.

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December 2021

Baila! Baila!’s Christmas in New Mexico 2021

December 3December 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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

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Christmas Joy

December 11December 12
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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.

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Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

December 17December 19
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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

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Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!

December 31
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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

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January 2022

PLATINUM GALA – PAPA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

January 14, 2022
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm

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

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February 2022

Jesse Cook

February 4, 2022
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

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

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Opera Southwest: FRIDA

February 13, 2022February 20, 2022
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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.

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March 2022

Opera Southwest: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

March 20, 2022March 27, 2022
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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.

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May 2022

Colin Hay

May 10, 2022
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Colin Hay. Hay first came to prominence as the lead vocalist of Men at Work, which was formed in 1979 and went on to become a multi-platinum-selling musical act, winning a Grammy for best new artist in 1982. The original band was short-lived, however, and after 1985 Hay became primarily a solo artist. He has written and released some 13 solo albums, the latest being I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, an album of cover material. With a new album of original material due for release in early 2022, Hay is also a touring member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, scheduled to resume touring in 2022.

Tickets on sale for AMP members starting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10 am with promo code, and on sale to the general public Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10 am.

$41, $51, 61

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