What’s Happening

January through March

EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: THE ROMANTICS
January 18-19, 7:30 PM
Plaza Theatre, El Paso

Join conductor Bohuslav Rattay and famed cellist Zuill Bailey for a night of classical music this season. In collaboration with the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Music Festival, the concert will feature music from Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major and Dvorřák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. For insights on the evening’s show, EPSO will host an informative Opening Notes seminar at 6:30 PM in the Philanthropy Theatre. elpasolive.com

BEST OF THE SECOND CITY
January 26, 7PM
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces

Known for kickstarting the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and more, The Second City Touring Company has built a legacy as one of the best regarded comedy troupes in the United States. Join their next generation of comedians at the Rio Grande Theatre for a performance that includes original sketches and songs, as well as hilarious improv. riograndetheatre.com

GENE WATSON
February 9, 7PM
Spencer Theatre, Ruidoso

From songs like “Paper Rosie” to “Farewell Party,” Gene Watson’s tunes have been favorites of classic country fans for years. During his long career, Watson has achieved five number one hits, 23 top tens, and over 50 charted singles. Don’t miss your chance to catch the country crooner live for one night at the Spencer Theater. spencertheater.com

DISNEY’S NEWSIES
January 25-February 10, performance times vary
Utep Dinner Theatre, El Paso

Based on the hit Disney movie, the stage production of Newsies tells the story of newsboy Jack Kelly and his charismatic group of young newsies. When publishing titans threaten his job, Jack rallies fellow newsies from all over New York City to strike. Featuring a Tony Award–winning score by legendary composers Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, this is one show you won’t want to miss! ticketmaster.com

BLACK MARKET TRUST
January 29, 7:30PM
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces

Hailing from Los Angeles, Black Market Trust combines traditional pop and jazz vocals with the upbeat, energetic sounds of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The band, which consists of five world-class musicians, will perform materials from The Great American Songbook, infused with exotic sounds of gypsy jazz for a show that’s completely unique. riograndetheatre.com

MURPHY’S LEGACY
February 23, 7PM
Spencer Theatre, Ruidoso

Murphy’s Legacy, a traveling entertainment group, pays homage to traditional Irish dance and culture in a fresh, new way. Featuring more than 20 dancers and musicians from shows like Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman, the performance comes to life with Irish folklore, riveting jigs, and memorable ballads. spencertheater.com

BILL MAHER
March 2, 8PM
Plaza Theatre, El Paso

For the last 14 years, Bill Maher has kept fans entertained with comedic, political shows such as Politically Incorrect and Real Time with Bill Maher, which have earned him a whopping 38 Emmy nominations. As the executive producer behind the HBO series VICE and the documentary Religulous, Maher is hailed as one of the best political comedians of our time. Catch him at the Plaza Theatre this March! elpasolive.com

CHICAGO
February 26, 7:30PM
Plaza Theatre, El Paso

Fan favorites in the Sun City, Chicago makes their way back to El Paso by popular demand. The iconic band rose to fame in the ’70s thanks to its unique blend of rock and jazzy horns. Head to the historic Plaza Theatre this February and join the band for a night full of hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and “25 or 6 to 4.” elpasolive.com

THE WIZARD OF OZ
March 10, 1PM and 7PM
Spencer Theater, Ruidoso

The timeless story of Dorothy and her Emerald City adventure comes to life this winter at The Spencer Theater. Celebrating the 1939 movie classic, the show includes stellar performances, special effects that will blow you away, and original songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” spencertheater.com

THE ILLUSIONISTS
March 19, 7PM
Spencer Theater, Ruidoso

A major Broadway success, The Illusionists is a spectacular show full of mind-blowing magic and exciting talent performed by five of the most accomplished illusionists in the world. This season, The Illusionists promises a thrilling show complete with acts called “The Daredevil,” “The Grand Illusionist,” and “The Trickster.” spencertheater.com