Jackie Camborde, Santa Fe, NM: Jackie has spent the majority of her career in the arts, mostly in fundraising and marketing. She is Director of Development for El Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico's only Living History museum. In the past she has worked for the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Santa Fe Opera. After 10 years in the nonprofit world, she opened a fitness studio and taught fitness and dance classes locally and throughout the United States. Upon graduating American University with a degree in Performing Arts, her first job was managing merchandise sales for the First National Tours of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Musical theater is her family’s passion – they plan vacations around which shows they want to see. Jackie lives in a big old farmhouse on three acres outside Santa Fe with her husband, two musical daughters and two cats.
So, you want to marry the love of your life on a Greek isle at your Mom's dilapidated hotel and you're not sure who your Dad is - so you read Mom's diary and realize there's three potential Dads - what's a girl to do? If you're Donna's daughter Sophie, you drop three letters in the mail and invite them all to the wedding - what else would you expect from a musical comedy?BWW Review: THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST at Santa Fe Playhouse October 17, 2019
When we arrived at Santa Fe Playhouse for the Sunday matinee of The Happiest Song Plays Last - part three of the Elliot Trilogy, superbly written by Quiara Alegria Hudes and currently being produced in a collaborative effort by three local theaters, - I asked the director, 'is this really the happiest one?' Truth be told, part two, Water by the Spoonful, emotionally wrecked me for about a week - I was hoping the trilogy's conclusion would end on a higher note. Happiest Song did not disappoint, although I wasn't always sure it was going to go that way.BWW Review: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Teatro Paraguas October 10, 2019
Even though the subject matter is heavy, Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, part one of the Elliot Trilogy by Quiara Alegria Hughes, left me with a light feeling at the end. I was looking forward to part two, Water By the Spoonful, this week, hopeful for a similar experience. Part two was a whole other experience and this time, the heaviness did not subside at the conclusion.BWW Review: ELLIOT: A SOLDIER'S FUGUE at Teatro Paraguas October 4, 2019
I don't know about you, but I rarely go to a musical in a bad mood. But I was in a bit of a bad mood when I arrived for the Sunday matinee of Spamalot this weekend - my kids were bickering, my husband was trying to manage my driving on the way to Albuquerque, I was exhausted from my week at my real job - so what a delight to sit down at the lovely Rodey Theater and have a completely fun and frothy afternoon with Landmark Musicals' production of Spamalot.BWW Review: NSFW at Santa Fe Playhouse August 1, 2019
Ever get to the theater, expecting to laugh, cry, think and be moved? This is not one of those times. I would like to say that NSFW at the Santa Fe Playhouse ran that gamut of emotions for me, but I would be lying. That's not to say that it didn't have its moments, it's just that there weren't enough of those moments to make for a cohesive and compelling evening at the theater.BWW Review: FUN HOME at Santa Fe Playhouse June 17, 2019
It's hard to be an ogre - the whole world fears your green skin and gruff exterior, you're banished to live in a smelly swamp, and now, to top things off, the ruler of Duloc has thrown a whole bunch of fairytale freaks your way to crowd your space. What's an ogre to do? Such is the predicament that begins SHREK: The Musical, playing now through March 31 at Albuquerque Little Theater.BWW Review: CHURCH AND STATE at Los Alamos Little Theater March 8, 2019
Looking for something romantic to do for Valentine's Day? Maybe this is a year where romance isn't on the menu, and you want something a little more cathartic or dramatic. Perhaps you're just in the mood to laugh. Luckily, regardless of where your emotions lie this February 14th, there is a show for you to see in northern New Mexico; in fact, there are a PLETHORA of shows this February!BWW Review: BRING IT ON at Musical Theater Southwest January 23, 2019
Can a girl who has had everything - boyfriend, school, popularity, power - ripped from her overcome all odds and become a success? This is the question posed to Campbell, played by director and Producer Devon Frieder in Devon Frieder Productions' Bring it On, playing throughout January at Musical Theater Southwest.