live performance calendar

July through September

SISTER ACT
JULY 7–23, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
UTEP DINNER THEATRE, EL PASO

The musical version of Sister Act, based on the 1992 film, is the story of wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who finds herself hidden in a convent after witnessing a murder. Using her talents of song and dance, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community and finds friendship and sisterhood in the process. Performed by students in UTEP’s Department of Theatre, the show is filled with uplifting gospel music and outrageous dancing. ticketmaster.com

ALL HANDS ON DECK!
JULY 8, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

Based on the famous 1942 USO wartime tour for troops, ALL HANDS ON DECK! is a new revue full of the songs and iconic dances America has loved for the last 75 years. The musical features four high-spirited entertainers who sing and dance their way through classic songs like “I’m in the Mood For Love,” “Pennsylvania Polka,” and “America the Beautiful,” along with the sounds of the Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra. spencertheater.com

DAVID BLAINE LIVE
JULY 21, 8 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

For the first time ever, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on a summer-long North American tour. For years, Blaine has stunned spectators with amazing acts that defy the boundaries of human endurance including stunts called “Electrified,” “Drowned Alive,” “Frozen in Time,” and “Buried Alive.” Join Blaine this season at the Plaza Theatre for a one-of-a-kind show that continues to evolve as it moves across the country. elpasolive.com

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS
JULY 22, 7:30 PM
TRICKY FALLS, EL PASO

Former front man of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon has gone solo, producing two successful albums that blend indie and pop sounds with lyrics written by McMahon himself. Following the success of his latest album Zombies on Broadway, McMahon is touring the United States performing top hits like “Fire Escape” and “So Close.” Catch him this July at Tricky Falls in Downtown El Paso. trickyfalls.com

SHINING A NEW LIGHT ON THE ARTS
JULY 29, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

Featuring a cast of professional performers from the world over, Shining A New Light on the Arts is a show that artfully combines cutting-edge classical and contemporary performances full of imagination. The two-act show includes elaborate music and dance in thematic vignettes with moving emotional content illustrated by lyrics and spirited dance. spencertheater.com

PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
AUGUST 3–13, FILM TIMES VARY
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Now in its 10th year, the Plaza Classic Film Festival is back again with an array of classic films at the historic Plaza Theatre in Downtown El Paso. Part of this year’s lineup includes: Romancing the Stone (1984), An American in Paris (1951), National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) as part of the animated film’s 80th anniversary celebration. plazaclassic.com

RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER
AUGUST 24–25, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

With 14 Grammy awards under his belt, Ricky Skaggs is known in the country world as one of the most successful artists of his time. Skaggs won over country fans with traditional country music that has spanned decades. This summer, he’ll tour the United States with his band Kentucky Thunder, stopping at the Spencer Theater for a performance packed with his greatest hits. spencertheater.com

HATCH CHILE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 2–3, 11 AM
HATCH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, HATCH

Known worldwide for its bountiful chile crop, the village of Hatch, New Mexico, is once again heating things up with the annual Hatch Chile Festival. Each year, the festival attracts thousands of people and has been featured on the Food Network and BBC News. Festival goers can expect to taste test delicious chile recipes, join in on chile ristra contests, and watch the crowning of the 2017 Chile Festival Queen. hatchchilefest.com

GUNS N’ ROSES
SEPTEMBER 6, 7:30 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

One of the most influential rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses hasn’t slowed down since their formation in 1985. Since the late ’80s and early ’90s, the band has released several highly successful albums, including Appetite for Destruction, which sold 30 million copies globally. Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime Tour kicks hits several cities worldwide this summer with an exciting show for fans old and new. ticketmaster.com

BEAUTIFUL—THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
SEPTEMBER 19–24, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

By the time she reached her twenties, songwriter Carole King had a flourishing career writing music for some of the biggest acts in the rock ‘n’ roll industry. BEAUTIFUL tells the story of the superstar’s life—from the time she was a teenager, to her years of becoming one of the most prominent solo acts in music history, and introduces the audience to all the people she met along the way, including her husband Gerry Goffin, and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. elpasolive.com