Viva Tradición! Viva! El Paso -

The El Paso tradition continues as Viva! El Paso celebrates its 43rd Season at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, July 23, 24, 30, 31, August 6 & 7, at 8 p.m. Conceived in 1978 by Hector Serrano, this one-of-a-kind performance pays homage to the Great American Southwest, through music, dance and theater. In doing so, it celebrates four centuries, four cultures, one city. Tickets are $24 for adults, $16 for children 12 and under, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID.

For decades, Viva! El Paso has not only entertained and captivated audiences from El Paso and the surrounding region, but has thrilled visitors and newcomers, as well. Many of El Paso’s finest performing artists have spent summers as ensemble members, directors, designers, choreographers and technical crew. The last few years have seen new contributions from Tony Award-winning playwright Marty Martin and composer/songwriters Jim Ward and Cody Ritchey. In keeping with the tradition of allowing El Paso talent to shine, original material is introduced every year, adding facets to the production and bringing audiences back year after year.

As Hector stated in a 1980 magazine article, titled Promoting The Arts, “Viva! El Paso continues to grow and change each year. The secret to the success of Viva! El Paso is that it offers entertainment for the whole family. There’s nothing else around like Viva! El Paso!” For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the website, or call 915-231-1100.

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