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

Email us at [email protected]


Saturday, February 2, 2019
5:30 – 11:00pm
Deadline: January 19


Dinner, Dancing, Raffles, Silent Auction, and Live Entertainment!
Silent Auction Now Open
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Embassy Suites by Hilton

1000 Woodward Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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

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.

Raffles & Silent Auction

Items available for raffle or silent auction include:

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