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Albuquerque Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Albuquerque.


Review: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE at Santa Fe Opera At Lensic Performing Arts Center Photo Review: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE at Santa Fe Opera At Lensic Performing Arts Center
by Jackie Camborde - November 02, 2022

Excellent production shines a light on the fight for equal rights for Black citizens in 1960s United States. More productions like this are needed to educate and tell this story....
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Santa Fe Playhouse Photo Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Santa Fe Playhouse
by Jackie Camborde - October 31, 2022

Forum is a fun romp and a great way to spend an evening. The promise put forth in the opening number of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was certainly delivered by the cast of Tri-M's production of the Sondheim classic....
Review: CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Musical Theatre Southwest Photo Review: CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Musical Theatre Southwest
by Jackie Camborde - October 12, 2022

While uneven in its songs and performances, MTS did a good job with a not great score or book. Kudos to the company for always pushing the envelope and trying new things!...
Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Tri-M Productions/NM Actors Lab Photo Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Tri-M Productions/NM Actors Lab
by Jackie Camborde - June 26, 2022

Excellent production with extremely topical and relevant message, now more than ever....
Review: EVERYBODY at the Santa Fe Playhouse Photo Review: EVERYBODY at the Santa Fe Playhouse
by Zoe Burke - June 26, 2022

What did our critic think of EVERYBODY at Santa Fe Playhouse?...
BWW Review: GROTTESCO'S SHORTS 5 at Santa Fe Improv Photo BWW Review: GROTTESCO'S SHORTS 5 at Santa Fe Improv
by Jackie Camborde - May 20, 2022

According to their website, Theater Grottesco creates a new kind of performance that is visual, explosive and full of surprise. The Grottesco Ensemble rekindles interest in live performance by juxtaposing classical and modern theatrical styles with a daring, poetic research of culture and imaginatio...
BWW Review: A DELICATE BALANCE at Santa Fe Playhouse Photo BWW Review: A DELICATE BALANCE at Santa Fe Playhouse
by Jackie Camborde - April 27, 2022

Catch this amazing production - A Delicate BAlance April 23-May 15, Santa Fe Playhouse. Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35812/production/1098941 ...
BWW Review: BIG FISH at Musical Theatre Southwest Photo BWW Review: BIG FISH at Musical Theatre Southwest
by Jackie Camborde - March 31, 2022

I've been going to productions at Musical Theater Southwest for several years now, and this company never ceases to amaze me with what they can do in their little black box space. Their latest production, Big Fish, is no exception. Taking this epic tale of a small man with big dreams and even bigger...
BWW Review: THE EFFECT at Santa Fe Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE EFFECT at Santa Fe Playhouse
by Zoe Burke - March 26, 2022

The Effect, written by British playwright Lucy Prebble (American audience members might know her best as a co-producer and writer on HBO's Succession) and playing now at the Santa Fe Playhouse, is a beautifully styled, engaging evening of theatre that asks the audience to grapple with issues of free...
BWW Review: CABARET at NM Women's Club Photo BWW Review: CABARET at NM Women's Club
by Jackie Camborde - March 15, 2022

Full confession: I was not jumping up and down to see another production of Cabaret. Chalk it up to Cabaret being the show that wouldn't die when I was in college - cast as a chorus member, it was a grueling rehearsal period and extended run, then we won American College Theater Festival for our reg...
BWW Review: GODSPELL at NM Women's Club Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL at NM Women's Club
by Jackie Camborde - November 09, 2021

The story of Godspell is the Gospel According to St. Matthew and consists of Jesus sharing parables with his disciples, and his disciples emulating those parables through song. It's got a hippie/early 70s quality, via the crazy costumes and the peace/love at its core. The Tri-M ensemble embraces the...
BWW Review: OTHER DESERT CITIES at New Mexico Actors Lab Photo BWW Review: OTHER DESERT CITIES at New Mexico Actors Lab
by Jackie Camborde - November 08, 2021

What happens when a prodigal daughter comes home after breaking down? How do super-conservative parents obsessed with image deal with their less-than perfect children and lives? These questions and more are at the center of Lon Robin Baltz's play Other Desert Cities. A new production at New Mexico A...
BWW Review: HAMLET at New Mexico Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Review: HAMLET at New Mexico Shakespeare Festival
by Zoe Burke - September 16, 2021

[...] this production of Hamlet is sharp -- incredibly so. Remarkably well paced and brilliantly edited, with so much more action, energy, and even humor than I’d known the play could hold, it is immediately accessible and clearly was directed [...] and performed by people who really know what they’...
BWW Review: THE ROMANS: JULIUS CAESAR and CORIOLANUS at the International Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: THE ROMANS: JULIUS CAESAR and CORIOLANUS at the International Shakespeare Center
by Zoe Burke - August 29, 2021

“[…]that season, billed as 'The Romans' - consisting of timely productions of Julius Caesar and Coriolanus - opened last weekend at the quad at Santa Fe Preparatory School (1101 Camino de Cruz Blanca), proving itself to be well worth the wait.“...
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Simulcast To Cars in Parking Lot Photo BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Simulcast To Cars in Parking Lot
by Maria Nockin - August 05, 2021

British stage director Netia Jones put her singular stamp on a production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream seen at the Santa Fe Opera on August 4, 2021. Performed in the opera house, it was simulcast to the lower parking lot where hundreds of patrons watched from the safety of their c...
BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Santa Fe Opera Photo BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - August 04, 2021

The singing in this performance made it one of the best Figaros I’ve seen in many years. Despite singing recitative, vocal runs, and high notes with silvery tones for three and a half hours, Ying Fang as Susanna never sounded the least bit tired. Her character was a 20th century woman with dreams of...
BWW Review: Santa Fe Opera Online Benefit Concert Photo BWW Review: Santa Fe Opera Online Benefit Concert
by Maria Nockin - March 12, 2021

On March 11, 2021, Santa Fe Opera presented an online benefit concert for its renowned apprentice programs. Singing the concert were former apprentices mezzo-soprano Emily Fons, tenor Jack Swanson, and baritone Will Liverman. Fons sings an aria from The Haunted Manor, Liverman sings an aria from Pag...
BWW Review: IS THIS AMERICA? at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: IS THIS AMERICA? at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - October 24, 2020

On Oct. 23, the Santa Fe Opera and Center for Contemporary Arts presented 'Is This America?' This online workshop featuring scenes from the one-act opera, 'This Little Light of Mine,' took place on October10, 2020, aboard the retired tanker Mary A. Whalen which is-docked in Red Hook, Brooklyn....
BWW Review: PAREA SERIES: THE TELEPHONE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: PAREA SERIES: THE TELEPHONE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - October 03, 2020

On October 3, I watched an updated version of Gian Carlo Menottia??s 1947 short opera, The Telephone. The dial telephone tethered to one room of the home that some of us oldsters grew up with has become a portable smart phone and each person has one. The Parea Virtual Recital Series which explains t...
BWW Review: UNSHAKEABLE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: UNSHAKEABLE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - August 29, 2020

On Friday evening August 28, Santa Fe Opera screened a filmed performance of Joseph Illick and  Andrea Fellows Waltersa?? one-act opera UnShakeable, composed for the a?oeShakespeare 400a?? celebration in 2016. Meridian had lost her memory due to a pandemic of a?oeerasure,a?? but Wyatt still retained...
BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - August 02, 2020

The story of David Henry Hwanga??s play  M. Butterfly, while entwined with that of Puccinia??s opera Madama Butterfly, is basically about the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking Opera singer. The singer, thought by all who knew her to be female, was actual...
BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF DVORAK'S RUSALKA at Santa Fe Opera Online Photo BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF DVORAK'S RUSALKA at Santa Fe Opera Online
by Maria Nockin - July 26, 2020

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, at six oa??clock sharp, it was time to hook the computer up to the television set and watch Santa Fe Operaa??s celebration of Antonín Dvořáka??s extraordinary opera Rusalka. In the background, the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, conducted by Robert Stankovs...
BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - July 19, 2020

Tonight, the opera celebrates Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Ryan McKinny, who was to have sung Kurvenal, is hosting the online program from North Carolina. In this year of pandemic, artists are quarantined at home. McKinny greets us with a stein full of dark Bavarian brew with a silver to...
BWW Review: RED BIKE at Teatro Paraguas (Online) Photo BWW Review: RED BIKE at Teatro Paraguas (Online)
by Zoe Burke - July 18, 2020

Innovative theatre makers across the country have risen to the challenge of creating safe art in the time of COVID - often via Zoom, Twitch, or other conferencing/streaming platforms. Red Bike, directed by Juliet Salazar and presented by Teatro Paraguas, took a different, and decidedly more cinemati...