Welcome to Musical Theatre Southwest!
Premier Community Musical Theatre of New Mexico

A strong bond with the community is what has made Musical Theatre Southwest what it is today—a community theatre built on the strong traditions of presenting Broadway-style musicals to families from across New Mexico and the nation. From our humble beginnings as a small and fledgling community theatre, we have helped bring laughter, drama and the best voices from around the state to our stages.

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Help MTS acquire a grant to put lighting in our dark parking area. Help us make it safe for our actors and audience members!

It was a dark and stormy night… well, maybe not stormy, but always dark, dark, DARK! If Musical Theatre Southwest (MTS) received a grant of $5000 or more, we would install lighting and signage on the north side of our building. MTS is located next to the fairgrounds where street lighting is minimal. Our building has no lights or identifying signs on the side on which the main parking and street access are located. This makes finding our theater difficult and gives rise to a dark and creepy trek for our patrons and actors to and from their cars.

This is important to us because the safety and comfort of our actors and patrons is paramount in our minds at all times. Each show includes six to eight weeks of evening rehearsals, then runs four weekends. People are asked to come and go in the dark. Our shows often include child actors or audience members. The area is quiet at night. The building is not easy to find. Our Community Service Night accommodates many physically and mentally challenged people. We need our actors and patrons to always be safe and free from fear when coming to MTS.

"The MTS Production, under Potenziani's direction, succeeds!"
"Molina is superbly acted by [Eric] Trujillo."
"[Stephanie] Burch captivates as Aurora and mesmerizes as the Spider Woman."

—David Steinberg | Read the Review

"'...Spider Woman' is a warm tale of friendship."
—ABQ Journal | Read the article→

Musical Theatre Southwest Presents


October 10 – November 2, 2014
at MTS Center for Theatre

"Thrilling." N.Y. Times.
"Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving.... [Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge." N.Y. Daily News.
"Creates an entire world out of a prison cell.... Dazzling." Newsweek.
"Capture[s] the magic musicals were meant for." Wall Street Journal.
"[A] show with a wild heart and a fresh eye." N.Y. Newsday.

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Calling All Actors

Announcing auditions for THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Who? What? When? Where?
Go backstage and check the callboard for more information!
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Be the hit at your Halloween Party!
Classic to cult costumes — Adult sizes

Halloween Hours:

October 22, 23, 29, 30: Wed-Thurs 10am-3pm
October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31: Fri-Sat 3pm-6pm
November 1: Sat 12pm-4pm

Return Dates:

November 4-6 10am-3pm
and anytime by appointment!

Call MTS at 505-265-9119

Meet the Cast


Thank you to everyone who came out to audition. The talent was incredible! Albuquerque you did not make this easy to cast.

Click here to find out why she's so excited!

Announcing our 2015 MTSeason of Surprises!

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