Pay What You Will for David Mamet Play at The Vortex

April 25, 2012 by  
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A Pay What You Will show at The Vortex Theatre for their new production of Speed-the-Plow. I suspect we’ll all be speeding over, seeing as we can name our own price…

The Vortex Theatre production of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, directed by Harry Zimmerman, opens this Friday April 27, running until May 20, 2012.  Regular priced tickets are an already very reasonable $15, but the performance on Sunday April 29 at 2 pm is a pay what you will show, meaning you can pay any amount you like for your tickets when you arrive at the theatre.

You should still make a reservation at the Vortex Theatre website to make sure they keep seats for you, although they don’t take any payment online. (Because you just pay what you choose when you get there on the day!) Note that seats must be claimed by 10 minutes before curtain time, or they might give them to someone else.

Speed-the-Plow is a play about movie executives and the promo description asks: “Can there be a Hollywood happy ending to this triangle of loyalty and love?”  I love the award-winning writer David Mamet for his absolute mastery of dialogue, and he’s known for plays including Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross, and American Buffalo, the screenplays The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag the Dog, and in his spare time 😉 he writes novels.  This is not a play for the kids or the sensitive – it contains strong language and mature themes.

The Vortex Theatre is located near UNM at 2004 1/2 Central Avenue SE.

–Tania 


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50% Off Two Theatre Tickets to Wooden Snowflakes

November 30, 2011 by  
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Get two tickets to Wooden Snowflakes for $20 for performances by Duke City Repertory Theatre between December 8 – 18, 2011. It’s a time limited deal available through December 1.

The half price deal on two tickets is to see Wooden Snowflakes, in a production by Duke City Repertory Theatre at The Kosmos – aka The Factory on 5th Art Space on Fifth Street NW.  The play by Catherine Bush is about a world-weary and cynical woman finding the true meaning of Christmas when stranded one winter in a cabin with a mysterious stranger. Although the play sounds to be ultimately life-affirming, about finding faith and belief in love, goodness, and holiday spirit, it is not recommended for young kids – they recommend ages 13 upwards.

Usual prices are $20 per adult ticket, or $12 for students, seniors, and military. For kids aged 12 – 17, tickets are $5. So the two tickets for $20 offer obviously scores best savings if you want two adult tickets. Call it half price tickets, call it Buy One Get One Free…. either way it’s a nice little saving and might inspire a theatre visit if you wouldn’t shell out full price.

Show dates are at 8 pm on December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm on December 11 and 18.  You can pick which date you want when booking the deal via this link to Living Social.

The offer closes on December 1, so if you want tickets, nab them soon!

I certainly feel like a world-weary woman at times, and the idea of being stranded in a cabin in the dead of winter sounds rather peaceful, as long as the cabin is well-stocked with breakfast burritos and Ben & Jerry’s….

–Tania  FYI:  I’ve given my Living Social affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything) please use the links. Thanks!

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Shakespeare Festival Save on Tickets with a Festival Pass

May 23, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque theatre never fails to astound me with its diversity – from cutting edge to classic. And with cheap ticket prices like these at the Summer Shakespeare Festival, you can enjoy across-the-bard savings (ouch!) with a festival pass. 

The Summer Shakespeare Festival Will Power! at the Vortex Theatre runs for ten weeks from June 3 to August 7, 2011. Tickets to individual plays are $15, a pretty fair deal in itself, but you’ll save $5 if you buy a festival pass to see all three plays for $40.

Students get an extra price break at $10 a ticket, with no student rush.

Shakespeare Festival plays are:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Merchant of Venice

The Vortex Theatre Shakespeare Festival passes also give theatre-lovers the advantage of a separate entrance so you don’t have to wait in line, and the best seats held for you until 10 minutes before the curtain goes up. And as many of the festival performances sold out in its debut year of 2010, the pass also ensures you actually get a seat for all three plays…. without having to pay a pound of flesh!

–Tania

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Red Umbrellas Preview Night Discounted Tickets

August 18, 2010 by  
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Tickets are discounted by up to $10 when you go on Cheap Night to this new musical production.

EDITOR NOTE: If you read this deal when first published, you may notice that the ticket prices have changed. The prices we provided were showing at the online ticket sales site when we posted the deal.  Prices at the online ticket site have now changed, and this post is updated to reflect those changes.
We’re not too wild about people changing their ticket prices when the tickets are already on sale, but in this case the change works in the buyer’s favor, as preview night tickets are now $1 cheaper for adults than they were this time yesterday! Hey, if we wait a bit, they might get cheaper tomorrow 😉

Red Umbrellas the Musical debuts in Albuquerque in September 2010. They reckon it might be controversial, owing to the subject matter: Red Umbrellas tells the story of eight prostitutes “in poetry, song, laughter, and some heated debate” (according to the show description). 
Read more about Red Umbrellas the Musical. The production is written and directed by Margaret E. Iha and presented at the South Broadway Cultural Center. 

Regular tickets for the September 10, 11, and 12 shows cost $22 – $27 for adults (the $27 tickets are front row), and $18 for students and seniors 65+.

BUT tickets are discounted to $17 for adults if you go on preview night September 9, and students and seniors also get a price break at $14.

That’s a saving of $5- $10 for adults on cheap night, and $4 for students/seniors – a smart choice for musical fans!

Buy discounted tickets for the Thursday September 9 performance of Red Umbrellas online.  If you want to go to a different performance and pay full price, follow the same link and make your choice.

Red Umbrellas Preview Night:

  • When:  Thursday September 9, 2010
  • Time:  7 pm
  • Where:  John Lewis Theater at the South Broadway Cultural Center
  • Ticket Price: $17 adults;  $14 for seniors 65+ and students

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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$10 Tickets to NHCC Play for ABQ on the Cheap Readers

July 7, 2010 by  
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Get $2 off tickets to performances of Miss Margarida’s Way at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in July 2010, in a special offer for Albuquerque on the Cheap readers!

Miss Margarida’s Way has become an international classic play, produced in more than 30 countries. Written by Brazilian playwright Roberto Athayde, it’s described as funny and absurdist, with political undertones (apparently it was closed down by the authorities after its 1973 premier in Brazil.) It also involves audience interaction – Miss Margarida is a schoolteacher and the audience is her “class”! 

Miss Margarida’s Way opens on July 15, 2010, with a run to July 25. This is the first time it’s been performed in Albuquerque, in partnership between Albuquerque’s Camino Real Productions and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. (Then they go on tour to Mexico!)

Regular tickets are $12, but in a special offer for ABQ on the Cheap readers you can get $2 off, bringing each ticket priced down to $10

(This is the same discount price paid by seniors, students, and members of the NHCC & Albuquerque Theatre Guild.)

How to get your discount tickets: Mention Albuquerque on the Cheap at the Box Office (505-724-4771).
You can only get the $10 tickets when you buy direct from the NHCC box office, not via 3rd party ticket agents.

  • When: Miss Margarida’s Way plays on Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun from July 15 to July 25, 2010
  • Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Note: Play includes some adult content and language.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Free Staged Play Reading: June 27

June 23, 2010 by  
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Intrigue, passion, and a fatal duel in a staged reading of a play about President Thomas Jefferson. Tickets are free to this one-day only event on Sunday June 27, 2010.

Get a shot of history along with your entertainment at The Vortex Theatre this Sunday afternoon, with a free staged play reading of T.J. or the Publick and Private Intrigues of Thomas Jefferson and his Illustrious Circle.

The play is written by Mark Dunn and directed by Frank Melcori, and explores the story of President Jefferson and his inner circle, including his slave mistress Sally Hemings, and it all leads up to the fatal duel between rivals Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

There’s no drama about the price – tickets are free!

  • When: Sunday June 27, 2010
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Price: Free tickets and open to the public (according to theatre capacity, of course)


NOTE:
If you missed our Summer Shakespeare Festival post a couple of weeks ago, you can also save $7 with a festival pass to see all three festival shows through August 15, 2010.

The Vortex Theatre is located at 2004 1/2 Central Avenue SE, opposite the UNM campus, on the south side of Central Avenue.

–Tania

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Shakespeare Festival Save on Tickets with a Festival Pass

June 9, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque theatre never fails to astound me with its diversity – from cutting edge to classic. And with cheap ticket prices like these at the Summer Shakespeare Festival, you can enjoy across-the-bard savings (ouch!) with a festival pass. 

The Summer Shakespeare Festival Will Power! at the Vortex Theatre runs for ten weeks from June 11 to August 15, 2010. Tickets to individual plays are $15, a pretty fair deal in itself, but you’ll save $7 if you buy a festival pass to see all three plays for $38.

Students get an extra price break at $10 a ticket, with no student rush.

Shakespeare Festival plays are:

  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Much Ado about Nothing

The Vortex Theatre promises sidewalk entertainment before the show, and boasts new air conditioning in the theatre.

“No profit grows where is no pleasure taken” as they say in The Taming of the Shrew. Hopefully with the discounted festival pass you’ll take pleasure AND profit from the deal…

–Tania

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Final Weekend: $10 Theatre Tickets to Closer at The Filling Station

May 19, 2010 by  
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Last chance to get 33% off tickets for Patrick Marber’s emotionally gripping play Closer, in an exclusive for ABQ on the Cheap readers.

If you missed our earlier post on this third-off theatre discount, you still have one weekend to catch Closer at The Filling Station Theatre, this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.

Regular tickets for Closer cost $15, but RyBan Productions is offering Albuquerque on the Cheap readers a 33% discount – get tickets for any show for $10.

  • How to get your discounted $10 tickets: Mention this Albuquerque on the Cheap offer when purchasing
  • Ticket Reservations:  Call (505) 507 0598 or email rybanproductions@gmail.com or buy tickets at the door at The Filling Station Theatre.
  • When: To May 23, 2010, on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.
  • Where: The Filling Station Theatre, 1024 4th Street SW

***Note: Prices shown on The Filling Station website at time of writing need updating – ignore those, I’m giving you the correct prices.  Students, Seniors, and Albuquerque Theatre Guild members also get $10 tickets. 

Closer explores truth, relationships, and the illusion of love and romance. It’s been described as a modern reworking of Noel Coward’s Private Lives –  and it was adapted for a movie starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Natalie Portman.

–Tania

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Exclusive $10 Theatre Tickets: Closer at The Filling Station

May 5, 2010 by  
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An exclusive for ABQ on the Cheap readers to get 33% off tickets to Patrick Marber’s play Closer in May, including the opening night reception!

Patrick Marber’s Closer opens at The Filling Station Theatre this Friday, directed by Christy Lopez. 
Closer is a tense and emotionally gripping play, exploring truth, relationships, and the illusion of love and romance. It’s been described as a modern reworking of Noel Coward’s Private Lives –  you may remember the film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Natalie Portman.

Regular tickets for Closer cost $15, but RyBan Productions is offering Albuquerque on the Cheap readers an exclusive third-off discount – get tickets for all shows for just $10.

The offer includes the opening night of Friday May 7, when you can also join in the opening night reception after the performance with free food and drinks!

  • How to get your discounted $10 tickets: Mention this Albuquerque on the Cheap offer when buying tickets
  • Ticket Reservations:  Call (505) 507 0598 or email rybanproductions@gmail.com or buy tickets at the door at The Filling Station Theatre.
  • When: May 7 to May 23, 2010, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
  • Where: The Filling Station Theatre, 1024 4th Street SW

***Note that the prices shown on The Filling Station website at time of writing need updating – ignore those, I’m giving you the correct prices.

Students, Seniors, and Albuquerque Theatre Guild members also get $10 tickets.  RyBan Productions also has a couple of quirky discounts:  $1 off if you bring a red or green apple, or $5 off if you write your own obituary and bring that – but those only apply if you’re paying the full $15 ticket price… and why would you do that if you can get tickets with ABQ on the Cheap for $10?

But it’s a fun idea if you’re feeling creative about paying tribute to yourself 😉 and you can take an apple anyway – they’re used in the show! Sounds like a great time for all, and it’s wise to reserve in advance for this one, especially for opening night!

–Tania

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EXCLUSIVE: 50% off Chitty Chitty @ Popejoy 6/7/09

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We always wanted to be Truly Scrumptious

If you love musical theatre, here’s your chance to enjoy a world-class production at half price! Exclusively for ABQ on the Cheap readers, Popejoy Hall is offering 50% off all ticket levels for the Broadway musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Sunday, June 7 (2009) at 7:30pm.

That means you can attend a Broadway show right here in New Mexico for as little as $16!

The musical is based on the famous movie and features sensational sets and stunning special effects that will make you believe a car can fly. Kids and grown-up kids alike will love this.

To get your half price Popejoy tickets, you must use this ticketing portal and enter login “albuquerque” and password “cheap.” (No quotation marks, obviously.)

The best seats are bound to sell out fast at this price, so get yours quick!

Popejoy Hall is located on the University of New Mexico campus, at the corner of Redondo and Cornell. You can park for free and take a shuttle to the theater, which is your easiest option. Alternatively, you can try parking on campus (yeah, good luck with that).

–Elizabeth Hanes

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