The Play’s The Thing - LasCruces.com

Live theater is alive and well in the Borderlands, with five magnificent examples of staged entertainment coming our way in the coming week. From classic musicals to thought-provoking drama, there’s something for just about everyone here. Mark your calendars because these are the shows you don’t want to miss!

Finishing up its final weekend, audiences are raving about Blank Conversations musical reboot of Singin’ In The Rain. Now playing at the Rio Grande Theatre, through January 30, this sparkling adaptation of the 1952 hit movie has all the makings of a Hollywood tabloid potboiler – a starlet, a leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. Performances are Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday February 30, at 1 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 575-541-2290.

Las Cruces Community Theatre has a film-to-stage adaptation of its own opening this weekend: the awkward family comedy Little Miss Sunshine. Charting the course of a dysfunctional family driving their rusted-out van across country to enter their 7-year-old daughter in a beauty pageant, this dramedy is family entertainment at its most blunderful. Performances are Fridays, January 28, February 4 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, January 29, February 5 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, January 30, February 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 575-523-1200.

Gripping true-life drama that is both timely and unforgettable treads the boards at The Black Box Theatre, as No Strings Theatre Company brings us Radium Girls. Set in the factory world of the 1920s, this is the shocking true story of female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint, and what they had to endure when they tried to sue their employers. Performances are Fridays, January 28, February 4 and 11, at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, January 29, February 5 and 12, at 8 p.m.; Sundays, February 6 and 13, at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 575-523-1223.

Yet another film-to-stage adaptation, the hit Adam Sandler-movie-turned-romantic-musical The Wedding Singer, rocks the stage of the UTEP Dinner Theatre. Boasting a sparkling new score, the comedy follows the path of a rock star wannabe in 1985 making ends meet as a wedding singer, until he’s dumped at the altar himself and decides to make every wedding he attends a disaster. Performances are Fridays, January 28, February 4 and 11, at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, January 29, February 5 and 12, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 30, at 1 p.m, February 6 and 13, at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 915-747-6060.

And finally, the longest-running Broadway musical of all time, Fiddler On The Roof, dances its way to The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center for two big nights. Relive all the joy and heartbreak of this heartwarming tale of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher brings a fresh and authentic vision to this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Performances are Tuesday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 915-231-1100.

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