Host Committee

Elizabeth Ponic, Chair
Leandra Barreras, Assistant
Jeff Chávez
Angela Flores
Debi Flores
DeAnna Gonzales
Jenni Hipolito
Aaron Howe
Marilyn Lafer
Laura Nuzum
Patricia Overall
Nina Plevin

Email us at [email protected]


Saturday, February 2, 2019
5:30 – 11:00pm


Dinner, Dancing, and Live Entertainment!


Embassy Suites by Hilton

1000 Woodward Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Discount Rooms available
See below


About the Event

A night of dinner, dancing, and entertainment!

Join us for a night of food and fun as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee of entertaining New Mexico audiences for 60 years! Reconnect with cast members from the past and reminisce about the good ol’ days.

  • Raffles
  • Silent auction
  • Cash bar available
  • Discounted rooms available

Individual tickets $60
Tables available. Call (505) 265-9119 or click here to email us for more information.

Formal attire required.

Schedule of Events
  • 5:30 – Cocktail Hour
  • 6:30 – Dinner
  • 6:50 – Start of Entertainment
  • 9:00 – Dancing
  • 11:00 – End of Party

Menu Options

Chicken Beurre Blanc

Airline Breast of chicken with fresh herbs, topped with Pinot Grigio Beurre Blanc Sauce & accompanied by Duchess Potatoes & vegetables.

Braised Short Rib

Slow cooked with natural Aus Jus & served with garlic mashed potatoes & Asparagus on the side.


Garden vegetables & tomato ragout, served on a bed of Basmati Rice.
(gluten free & vegan)

*All meals include salad, bread, and dessert.


Discount Rooms available
Feb 2-3, 2019 only

Click the button below to book your room today!


At the Embassy Suites website:

  1. Under Where are you going? select City.
  2. Enter Albuquerque.
  3. Enter arrival date: 2/2/2019.
  4. Enter departure date: 2/3/2019.
  5. Enter Group Code: MTS
  6. Enter the number of rooms and guests for your accomodations.
  7. Click on FIND HOTELS
  8. Find Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel & Spa and click on BOOK A ROOM.
Offer good only until 1/5/2019
Book Now

Raffles & Silent Auction

Items available for raffle or silent auction include:

  • Jewelry
  • Dinners at local restaurants
  • Princess Pumps
  • Photography sessions
  • Artwork
  • Pampered Chef
  • Massage packages
  • Gift baskets
  • New Orleans trip
    …and so much more!

Are you an artist or own a business? Would you like to contribute to our raffle and silent auctions? Please click on the button below to let us know.

Donate Items

60 Years and Counting

In 1959, a group of musical theatre lovers started a small theatre company and named it Albuquerque Light Opera (ALO). They produced their first show in 1960. As the company grew, so did the name. On August 14, 1972, we became incorporated with the State of New Mexico as Albuquerque Civil Light Opera Association (ACLOA), which enjoyed many years of popularity and growth. In 1999, the organization changed the name to Musical Theatre Southwest (MTS) to better focus attention on the artistic product. View our history for more details.

We look forward to celebrating our Diamond Jubilee of entertaining New Mexico audiences for 60 years with you!

We hope you will join us at our Gala on Saturday, February 2, 2019.