live performance calendar

January through April

ANNIE
JANUARY 15, 3 PM AND 7:30 PM, PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

The ever-popular Broadway production of Annie makes a stop with two shows in El Paso this January. Directed by lyricist Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, the show is an all-new incarnation of the famous original. The show includes entertaining dance numbers and unforgettable songs like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and of course, “Tomorrow.” elpasolive.com

CABARET
JANUARY 27–FEBRUARY 12, UTEP DINNER THEATRE, EL PASO

Cabaret—John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony- and Academy Award–winning musical—closely follows the lives of performers at the infamous Kit Kat Club during pre-World War II Germany. The show features memorable songs like, “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time,” performed by a talented cast of UTEP theater students. academics.utep.edu

PAVLO
JANUARY 29, 2 PM, SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

Known as the “Greek God of Guitar,” Pavlo mesmerizes audiences with his one-of-a-kind fusion of Greek, classical, flamenco, Latin, and Balkan music, a style he simply refers to as “Mediterranean music.” Pavlo has received several awards for his recordings, performed for royals such as Prince Charles, and worked and toured with several acclaimed artists including The Tenors, Rik Emmett, and Oscar Lopez. spencertheater.com

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE!
FEBRUARY 10, 8 PM, ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO

Following a wildly successful 2016 run on ABC, Dancing With the Stars makes its way to several stages across the U.S., including a stop in El Paso this February. Fans of the show will get to see some of their favorite stars—such as Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez—dance with a cast of all-star dancers including Lindsay Arnold, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, and others. elpasolive.com

THE ILLUSIONISTS
MARCH 7, 5:30 PM AND 8:30 PM, PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Fresh off a major Broadway success, The Illusionists perform a show that takes magic to the next level. The spectacular showcase features the talents of some of the most incredible illusionists in the world. For two shows at the Plaza Theatre, the cast will amaze audiences with sophisticated magic and acts of levitation, mind reading, and full-view Houdini-esque water escape. elpasolive.com

IN THE MOOD
MARCH 10, 7 PM, SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

In the Mood is a celebration of the lively and beloved Big Band era. With catchy melodies and unforgettable lyrics, Big Band music dominated the airwaves for decades, and the era became a historic moment in American history. Complete with the 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a cast of energetic singers and dancers, the era’s music comes to life in a nostalgic show. spencertheater.com

AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER
MARCH 19, 7 PM, PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

For more than a decade, comedian Bill Maher has reeled audiences in with his distinct sense of humor, bringing politics to comedy on American television. For the last 14 years, Maher’s HBO hit show Real Time has served up laughs and honesty, earning him 38 Emmy nominations and one Emmy award in 2014. Don’t miss Maher’s live stand-up show this March at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso. elpasolive.com

ELTON JOHN
MARCH 23, 8 PM, DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

Undeniably one of the biggest pop stars of all time, Elton John and his flamboyant style have captured the hearts of millions of fans since the 1970s. Since then, Sir Elton has produced 38 gold and 31 platinum or multiplatinum albums and has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton John and his band will grace the stage at the Don Haskins Center to perform memorable favorites like “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind,” and many more. donhaskins.centerelpaso.com

GENTRI
APRIL 1, 7 PM, SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

After developing a friendship while starring in Les Miserables, Brad Robins, Casey Elliot, and Bradley Quinn Lever decided to put their talents together to become GENTRI. In becoming a trio, the three Broadway sensations developed a blend of tenor vocals with its own distinct sound. Their “cinematic pop” hits the stage at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso this April. spencertheater.com

SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS
APRIL 23, 3 PM, PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Straight from New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is a well-known classical Chinese dance and music company. Full of magic and splendor, the Shen Yun experience highlights the colorful culture of China and its long history through classical Chinese dance and orchestral music. ticketmaster.com