Albuquerque Free Night of Theatre

September 23, 2012 by  
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Sign up for this Albuquerque Theatre Guild promo by September 30, 2012, for a chance at free theatre tickets!

The annual Free Night of Theatre campaign has been running nationally for some years in other cities, but as far as I’m aware this is the first time Albuquerque has participated. Yay!

The Albuquerque Free Night of Theatre is essentially a lottery – you sign up free at the link through September 30 and choose up to five live theatre performances you would like to see. People who register may win pairs of tickets to any, some, or all of the performances they select – or they may get none at all, I assume.

The performances are all by participating Albuquerque Theatre Guild member theatres for productions taking to the stage during October and November 2012. It’s an opportunity to try out a theatre you’ve never been to before, or for anyone who’s never even been to the theatre at all – here’s your chance to get completely free tickets.

The free ticket values vary from $12 to $35 each, and performances include:

  • 9 to 5: The Musical at Albuquerque Little Theatre
  • Murder at Lighthouse Point at East Mountain Center for Theatre – including dinner!
  • Annie at the Rodey Theatre
  • The Jewel in the Manuscript at Adobe Theater
  • Burn This at Aux Dog Theatre
  • The Haunting of Hill House at Aux Dog Theatre
  • Finger Mouth by the Tricklock Performance Laboratory
  • The History of Asking the Wrong Question at N4th Theater
  • The Waiting Room by Mother Road Theatre Company at the Filling Station
  • ….and several more.

Register for the Albuquerque Free Night of Theatre at the link. After I registered my contact info, the form didn’t immediately take me to the theatre selections. So if the same happens to you, click on the Edit Your Personal Ticket Entry tab at the sign up page – then you’ll see the options available.

Remember, it is a lottery, so there’s no guarantee, although I gather that choosing a theatre you’ve never been to before increases your chance of winning free tickets. (How do they know where we’ve been? Spooky.)  I’m also not sure how many free tickets each person gets. Hopefully a pair or more, but I’ve got a message out to the Albuquerque Theatre Guild to check and I’ll update here.

UPDATE: ABQ Theatre Guild confirms that the giveaway is for pairs of tickets, and that 12 Theatres have contributed 123 pairs of tickets to 44 performances of 15 productions. Some of the performances don’t have many people competing for them, so if you enter you have a good chance for a pair of free theatre tickets.



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)

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.



Free Latino Play Series

July 22, 2009 by  
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This looks entertaining por cierto! Enjoy two plays in one night for FREE!

This Thursday through Sunday, the National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts the “New Latino Play Series,” featuring “Volver, Volver, Volver” by award-winning playwright Leonard Madrid and “El Diablo y 40 Gallinas,” directed by José Garcia Davis. Although the performances are free, you must obtain tickets through Ticketmaster.

“Volver, Volver, Volver” “explores one man’s regret as he returns home after his life has ended, and shows the ways in which family magic can make anything possible.” Heavy. On the lighter side, “El Diablo y 40 Gallinas” is a tale about a daring chicken heist in Bernalillo, NM. Now that’s entertainment!

Here’s the performance schedule:

  • Thursday, July 23, 2009: 7:00pm
  • Friday, July 24: 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 25: 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 26: 2:00pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th St NW, Albuquerque. Performances will be held in the Albuquerque Journal Theater.

–Elizabeth Hanes