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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Pictured (L-R): Kristen Amanda Smith (Gretchen Wieners), Maya Petropoulos (Regina George), Maryrose Brendel (Karen Smith), and Natalie Shaw (Cady Heron). Photos by Jenny Anderson, 2023.

Mean Girls the Musical in the Sun City

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Arts & Culture Editor April 23, 2024

Grab your pink apparel as Mean Girls the Broadway Musical is performing for its North America tour. On April 5-7, Mean Girls hit the Plaza Theater stage with a packed house of El Pasoans of all ages. The musical retelling of the original 2004 Mean...

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“Cue the Miners,” an online media platform started in January 2024, spotlights design, technology and stage management students, the voices who bring UTEP theatre productions to life. Photo courtesy of @cue_the_miners on Instagram.

Lighting the stage for the UTEP Theatre Department

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024

A group of theatre students have fostered a new sense of community and belonging in the UTEP Theatre department that celebrates and highlights students who bring their unique talent to the world of theater at UTEP. “Cue the Miners,” an online media...

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‘Los Empeños de Una Casa’ is a bilingual production that had its opening night Feb. 23 at the Wise Family Theatre located at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts building.

Fall in love with ‘Los Empeños de Una Casa’

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2024

As the season of love dwindles, an epic showdown of battle for love begins to blossom at the Wise Family Theatre. “Los Empeños de Una Casa” is a new bilingual production and theatrical showdown that opened Feb. 23, and brings the Spanish Golden Age...

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The UTEP Dinner Theatre presents “We Will Rock You” which will begin it’s run on Feb. 2. and will conclude with a final performance on Feb. 17.

The UTEP Dinner Theatre presents a post-apocalyptic rock extravaganza

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor February 2, 2024

Travel to a far-off future where rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t exist, by coming to the UTEP Dinner Theatre’s newest show, “We Will Rock You.” Opening weekend for the rock and roll musical will be Friday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb.4 and by popular demand,...

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“Posdata (Or What I Wish I Said)” was inspired by stories of people from El Paso, TX which also featured an immersive art installation by Laura Turón.

‘posdata (or what I wish I said):’ A play for El Paso by El Paso

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 25, 2023

By the end of the play, postcards were lying across the floor underneath the bright-colored stage lights as some had wishes, others with regrets. At the end of the night, the audience left knowing they matter and so does their city. “posdata (or what...

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The UTEP Dinner Theatre’s newest production “Damn Yankees” tells the story of a middle-aged die-hard Washington Senators fan named Joe Boyd who sells his soul to the devil to become an exceptional baseball player to beat the Yankees in the World Series. Photo courtesy of UTEP Dinner Theatre

UTEP Dinner Theatre’s ‘Damn Yankees’ is nothing short of a knockout

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

The UTEP Dinner Theatre is ready to play ball as they have hit a home run with their production of “Damn Yankees.” The UTEP Dinner Theatre is a lively entertainment venue in the heart of the UTEP campus. It is the only full-time, year-round dinner...

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare performed by UTEP Theatre and Dance.

Shakespeare festival blending cultures together

Erik Acosta, Web Editor October 3, 2023

Embodying the Shakespearean magic, a local community came together for a cross-cultural event for their annual festival of the Shakespeare play, “Twelfth Night.” Hosted at Madeline Park, Jay Stratton, the artistic director of the show, saw the magic...

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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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