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The Full Monty showing at the UTEP Dinner Theatre from April 21 to May 7. 

‘The Full Monty’ brings a full house

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter May 7, 2023

With the semester winding down, the UTEP Dinner Theatre decided to end its 40th anniversary with a bang, performing “The Full Monty.” With a packed opening night, the award-winning musical opened April 21, filling the air with laughter and cheers.   Based...

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UTEP theatre graduate and San Antonio native Elias Perales has worked on plays such “Borderline - A Southwest Premier Ghost Story” and plans to pursue graduate school.

The final curtain call for UTEP grads

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 7, 2023

In the late 1940s, if a UTEP student needed to blow off some steam, chances are they would be told to head straight toward the Union Ballroom. The goal was to create a special space of vibrance to encompass a fun social spirit to benefit both students...

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“The Fox and The Cookie” opera premiere took place at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

‘The Fox and The Cookie’ lights up the world of opera

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

The Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall was lit with joy March 27, from children and their families coming to see the world premiere of "The Fox and The Cookie." The interactive opera involved audience participation and incorporated artists from UTEP.  Director...

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The play is located inside the Wise Family Theatre and is selling at $18 for adults, $15 for UTEP Alumni, faculty and staff, non-UTEP students, and $12 UTEP students.

A look into ‘Heroes and Saints’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

As the weeks of spring semester have gone by, new campus events and recurring ones are steadily rolling out.  One such event that signals the start of UTEP’s theatrical productions for the semester is the years’ first play, “Heroes and Saints.”  A...

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The Prom” stars Sidnee Coder as Emma Nolan and Alyssa Bustillos as Alyssa Greene, two lesbian students who are banned from going to prom together.

Bring a date to ‘The Prom’

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2023

Love is in the air and even more so inside the UTEP Dinner Theatre as “The Prom” takes center stage for audiences to enjoy. The Tony-nominated musical’s first showing took place Feb. 3 as a part of the UTEP Dinner Theatre’s 40th anniversary.    According...

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UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented their show ‘Zoot Suit’ by Luis Valdez Nov. 17 at the Wise Family Theatre. Photos courtesy of the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance.

Theater and Dance present ‘Zoot Suit’

Alyson Rodriguez, Staff Reporter November 28, 2022

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presented their new show “Zoot Suit” written by Luis Valdez, and directed by Justin Lucero. It opened Nov. 17 at the Wise Family Theatre.   Zoot Suit is a groundbreaking piece of Latinx theatre and a milestone...

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Courtesy of UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance

‘Write the border’ with Andrew Siañez-De La O before ‘Borderline’ hits UTEP theatre

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor October 23, 2022

Just before his work hits UTEP theater, Andrew Siañez-De La O hosted a free playwriting workshop for those who are passionate about learning and producing work in that field. The class was held Oct. 21 in the Fox Fine Arts Center and was the perfect...

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Based on the film version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the UTEP Dinner theatre will be performing “The Rocky Horror Show-Live On Stage!” which centers on a couple whose car breaks down, and finds themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-Furter, a transvestite from the planet transsexual who is trying to create the perfect man.  Photo courtesy of the UTEP Dinner Theatre.

Dinner Theater’s Rocky Horror has audiences ‘shivering with anticipation’

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor October 18, 2022

As the UTEP Dinner Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Rocky Horror Show opened, selling out seats to El Paso. What is a fan-favorite for this time of year, the show is based on the 1975 cult-classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Richard...

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Hector Azurmendi as Dracula, with Natalia Sosa Quiroz, Paula Vasquez, and Ava Trousdale as the Vixens, at the first “Dracula” showing Friday, Oct. 14, at the El Paso Playhouse.

‘Dracula’ a blood pumping show

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor October 17, 2022

“Dracula” started its first showing Friday, Oct. 14, at the El Paso Playhouse. Saturday’s performance opened to a packed house, eager to see the Halloween classic with some audience members even dressed for the part.   Rebecca McVay Condra,...

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The Tony Award winning musical “Hairspray” was featured at the Plaza Theatre Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of “Hairspray”

‘You can’t stop the beat,’ Hairspray comes to El Paso

Alyson Rodriguez, Staff Reporter October 11, 2022

The Plaza Theatre traveled back in time to 1962 with the production of “Hairspray.” El Pasoans are getting the chance to experience the theatre’s new endeavor, “Broadway in El Paso.” Which is showcasing Broadway shows that include “On Your...

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El Paso enjoyed a contemporary take on Shakespeares As You Like it, hosted by the UTEP English Department, Shakespeare on the Rocks and the Kern Place Association, Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1.

Making Shakespeare fun and free for the fall

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 3, 2022

As the fall breeze finally makes its way to El Paso, friends, family and theater fanatics alike made their way down to Madeline Park for a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s, “As You Like It.” The festival held performances Sept. 23, 24, 30 and...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Dinner Theatre

Grow in love with UTEP’s Dinner Theatre production ‘The Wedding Singer’

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor January 24, 2022

Turn back the clock and return to the tubular 1980s by enjoying UTEP’s Dinner Theatre newest production “The Wedding Singer.” Opening weekend for the new musical is Friday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 30 at the UTEP Dinner Theatre located in the Union...

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