THE FANTASTICKS Comes to the Spencer Theater, 2/14

THE FANTASTICKS Comes to the Spencer Theater, 2/14

THE FANTASTICKS, appearing at the Spencer Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., is the longest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Featuring clever stage craft and gossamer melodies like "Try to Remember," The Fantasticks is the perfect Valentine's treat for anyone and everyone who loves to love!

The Fantasticks is a simple, yet sophisticated fable starring Nebraska Theatre Caravan players in two acts that are packed with sumptuous, atmospherically rich "steampunk" technology, creating artistic moods and heavily steam-powered scenes. Excellent seats are available for $69 & $66. Call 575.336.4800 or go to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-performance buffet ($20) is also available at 6 p.m.


Next up at the Spencer:

• The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sunday, February 23 at 3 p.m. ($69 & $66). One of the most successful of all dance bands to emerge from the great Swing Era, this band of 18 performs a matchless tunes like "In The Mood," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Moonlight Serenade."

• "HAIR," The Original Broadway Rock-Musical Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. ($79 & $76). Exuberant, Tony-winning musical about a group of American teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in the Vietnam War era. Riveting with compelling dancing and chart-topping hits: "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine." (• Story contains adult content).

• "The Firebird" and "Rodeo," Ruidoso Dance Ensemble Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ($30). Love and enchantment is expressed with physical distinction in these two short ballets. "The Firebird" is based on a beloved Russian fairy tale about enchantment and victory with a gorgeous score by Stravinsky. "Rodeo" is a Copland classic, a humorous love story about a tomboy cowgirl yearning for a partner in the pioneer west.

• Bella Electric Strings: The Music of Queen, Led Zepplin and The Beatles, Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ($59 &56)). Featuring four beauties on electric violins with bass and guitar accompaniment, this is a classically trained rock group that is truly electrifying in tunes like "Kashmir," "Eleanor Rigby," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Comfortably Numb," "Purple Haze" and "Baba O'Riley." Concert sponsored in-part by Cindy & Gary Lynch.

• "West Side Story" Monday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ($66 & $63) and 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). One of the most memorable Broadway musicals of all time, this is a tale of the rivalry between two teenage street gangs and the tale of star-crossed love; with Tony-winning choreography, and a gorgeous score that includes "Tonight," "America," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," "Officer Krupke" and "Somewhere."

• "Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes" starring Jason Petty Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ($59 & $56). Nostalgic look at Hank Williams and his impact on country music featuring the Obie-winning Hank Williams performer, Jason Petty. Together with his western band, Petty brings insight and energy to indelible hits like "Move It On Over," "Wine Me Up," "Kawliga" and "Moanin' The Blues."

Gary Lewis & The Playboys Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ($59 & $56). With a slew of chart-topping rock hits like "This Diamond Ring," "Count Me In," "Everybody Loves A Clown," and "Sealed With A Kiss" Lewis, a former Entertainer of the Year, continues to be one of the hottest acts around.

• "Voyagers" Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. ($15). An intercultural classical music concert with multi-Grammy nominees Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, Israeli cellist Udi Bar-David & American world-music percussionist Will Clipman.

Get your season tickets now! 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.

WAYS TO ORDER/ BUY Winter Season 2013-14 Tickets (public series & public single ticket sales):

GO TO THE BOX OFFICE: at the theater 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.

ON THE WEB: www.spencertheater.com. This site offers secure ticket ordering.

BY FAX: series and single event tickets can be ordered by fax at (575) 336-0055.

BY E-MAIL: tickets may be ordered at boxoffice@spencertheater.com.

BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312.

Winter Season 2013-14 is sponsored in part by The Hugh Bancroft Jr. Foundation, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Sierra Blanca Motors, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Su Casa Magazine, Rainmakers, New Mexico Magazine, Comcast Spotlight, Walton Stations of New Mexico KWES 93.5 FM, KBUY 1360 AM and KWES 1450 AM Fox Sports; MTD Media radio stations KRUI-1490 AM, KIDX-101.5 FM, KNMB-96.7 FM, KTUM 107.1 FM, KEDU 102.3 FM, KOBR Channel 8, Burt Broadcasting in Alamogordo KZZX 105.3 FM, Majestic Communications in Roswell KBCQ-A, KBCQ, KMOU, KSFX/ KTNM-A and KQAY, and the publicity support of Ruidoso News, Ruidoso Free Press, Ruidoso.net and Ruidosoattractions.com.

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!

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