National Acrobats of China, Robert Earl Keen, JEKYLL & HYDE and More Set for Spencer Theater's 2014-15 Season
Spencer Theater Fall-Winter Season 2014-15: There's something for everyone in the 18-show line-up, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, non-profit performance hall located 12 miles north of the mountain resort community of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Evening shows throughout the Fall-Winter-Spring season begin at 7 p.m., with dinner buffets ($20) in the Crystal Lobby starting at 5 p.m.
Beat the show crowds and get the best views now by calling the Spencer at 575.336.4800 or 888.818.7872 for ticket information and orders, or go to www.spencertheater.com. Get your season tickets now! The theater accepts orders on paper or by web at any time. Series tickets (four or more shows) will be processed beginning August 27. Single tickets and phone sales begin August 28. Call the Spencer Theater at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com.
Headlining at the Spencer late September, 2014 through early May, 2015:
• The National Acrobats of China -- Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. ($39-$69). Featuring a company of 45 award-winning athletes, this troupe comes to us direct from Beijing with a multi-faceted program of breath-taking beauty and physical derring-do. Check them out at http://www.cami.com/?webid=1928. Pre-show ginger cashew chicken & Mongolian beef lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• Clint Black, Country Legend -- Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. ($89-$99). CMA & ACM Best Vocalist of the Year winner, Clint Black gives us a night of Country classics, including all time favorites from his Triple Platinum & Platinum albums Killin' Time, The Hard Way, No Time To Kill and One Emotion, among other Clint classics. Check him out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_x4DWiS_s
Pre-show herb roasted pork tenderloin lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• Broadway Tenors - Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. ($39-$69). Broadway stars David Burnham, John Cudia and Brent Barrett -- three of the leading tenors/actors in "Wicked" "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," and "Chicago," (respectively) -- dazzle us with their sterling vocals in a program of Broadway classics. Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkdFisanSOY
Pre-show tortilla crusted tilapia lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• Robert Earl Keen -- Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. ($39-$59) Considered to be one of the most influential singer/songwriters in Texas, Keen appears at the Spencer with his long-time band members on guitars, drums and steel guitar for a night of Keen classics: "Corpus Christi Bay," "Feeling Good Again," "Gringo Honeymoon," "This Front Porch," "The Road Goes On Forever," and a dozen more. This Texas Songwriters' Hall of Fame member has a bevy of richly lyrical songs his fans sing as anthems, and his shows are packed his masterful story telling and humor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjWV2lqlqQ&list=RDoMjWV2lqlqQ#t=13
Sponsored in-part by Fusion Medical Spa. Pre-show meatballs & linguine lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• United States Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus - Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. (Free of charge; however tickets must be reserved) A rousing evening of classical, Americana, patriotic and choral music is preformed by this outstanding band of 65 musicians, which includes 29 vocalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YLZhN1XsC0. Pre-show BBQ chicken lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• The Four Preps Christmas Show - Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. ($39-$59) The songs of this hit pop-harmony ensemble -- i.e. "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)," "Big Man" and "Dreamy Eyes" will be shared together with Christmas classics by group original lead Bruce Belland and long time fellow 'Preps' Bob Duncan, Michael Redman & Skip Taylor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRVMOjfw60M. Pre-show beef & shrimp kebabs lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• Flying J Wranglers Christmas Special - Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. ($30-$36) Featuring six outstanding musicians and vocalists in a western-styled Christmas program of gorgeous Christmas traditionals and contemporary holiday favorites! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC1GfEXjaBU
Pre-show center cut pork chop lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• "The Nutcracker" featuring the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble- Friday, December 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ($30). This original adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic is true eye-candy with outstanding dancers, lavish sets, special effects and gorgeous costumes.
• "Jekyll & Hyde," The Musical -- Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ($39-$72). The hit Broadway musical is an evocative tale of romance and the epic struggle between darkness and light inside 'everyman's' heart. Called "A Phenomenon!" by the New York Times, this musical thriller transforms the Spencer Theater stage into a gothic setting where love is betrayed and painfully accepted. Starring a cast of 30 singers, dancers and orchestra musicians; presented by Columbia Artists Theatricals. Pre-show Parmesan chicken lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• "Swan Lake" featuring the Russian National Ballet Theatre - Friday, January 30 at 7 p.m. ($39 -$72). A sparkling jewel of the Russian National Ballet Theatre repertoire is "Swan Lake," a tale of love and heartache performed the world over. The two-act romance will be rendered with the trademark technique and style for which the Russian National Ballet Theatre is renowned the world over. More than 50 distinguished dancers star in this Tchaikovsky & Petipa classic, which is under the artistic direction of the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko.
Pre-show tempura cod filet lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• Vienna Boys Choir -- Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. ($39-$69). The Vienna Boys Choir are a legendary institution dating back to 1498. Almost peerless through the centuries, the boys' vocals create heaven on earth as they sing gorgeous melodies like "Amazing Grace," Schubert's "Ave Maria," Handel's "Messiah," Strauss's "The Blue Danube," and Rogers & Hammerstein's "Edelweiss" and "Do-Re-Mi." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC1GfEXjaBU
Pre-show Angus beef meatloaf lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• The Australian Bee Gees Show - Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. ($39-$75). A nostalgic trip through the Gibbs brothers' legacy with matching vocals, swirling lights, and impeccable moves. The multi-media stage production features a gifted trio of spot-on singers - Matt Baldoni, Jack Leftley and Paul Lines - and accompanying musicians in Bee Gees blockbuster hits like "Night Fever," " "How Deep Is Your Love," "Nights On Broadway" and "Stayin' Alive," "Massachusetts," "Words" and "To Love Somebody." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxIjN2WJ9KA. Pre-show meat & vegetarian lasagna lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
• "Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story" -- Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. ($39-$72). This full stage dramatic musical tells the story of the three years in which the young Lubbock man in horn-rimmed glasses became the world's top recording artist in a show that features a journey of ambition and heartbreak plus over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits like "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," " Maybe Baby," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." Pre-show southern fried chicken lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Nashville Chicks with Hits -- Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. ($39-$49). Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno, each an accomplished performer and recording artist on their own, now blend their perfect Country in song, while also sharing the tales behind the many hits they've penned for Country superstars George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, JoJo, Blake Shelton, Colbie Caillat, Chuck Witts and LeAnn Rimes, to name a few.
Pre-show fajita & rellenos lobby buffet ($20) at 6 p.m.
Vivace - Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. $39-$56). Featuring four classically trained Canadian vocalists who first captivated the world at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Vivace thrills with a powerful blend of tenor, lyric baritone and soprano vocals in a program dubbed "Popera" -- a classical-crossover of pop, and classical opera. Joined by supporting musicians, Vivace's concerts frequently feature favorites likes "Time To Say Goodbye," "Unchained Melody," "The Prayer," "O Mio Babbino Caro," "O Sole Mio," and "Nessun Dorma." http://www.vivacemusicgroup.com/. Pre-show lemon caper white fish lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas -- Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. ($39-$75). This organically edgy band first came together in the 70s and went on to create some of the most riveting anthems in the world of pop-rock. Mickey Thomas, who now owns the band, has forever been its frontman for good reason! He shares his compelling vocals and his bands' punch in such mega-hit pop and rock anthems as "We Built This City," "Sara," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," "Find Your Way Back," "Laying It On The Line" and "It's Not Over Till It's Over." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_7pYZ-R7Rg. Pre-show beef pot roast lobby buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Get your season tickets now! Series tickets (four or more shows) will be processed beginning April 15. Single tickets and phone sales begin April 16. Call the Spencer Theater at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com. (The site allows for secure ordering). You may also request a brochure with show descriptions to be mailed to your home or business. The Spencer Theater is at 108 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto, NM. Business hours are 9 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For tickets or information call (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872.
Spencer Theater is a world-class performance hall located in the Sacramento Mountain settlement of Alto, about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso. Unique architecture, outstanding acoustics, intimate seating, and excellent artistry are the Spencer's celebrated features. The elegant, award-winning hall, which first raised its curtains in 1997, seats 514, with no seats farther than 67 feet from the 4,770 square-foot stage. The Spencer also has a 964 square-foot outdoor stage that can seat 1,500. From its Spanish mica-flecked limestone face to the crystal lobby, the building itself is a work of art. Free public tours are offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Donations are accepted!