Est. 1959

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.

Mission

Musical Theatre Southwest is a leader in New Mexico Theatre that supports and educates our Community through artistic collaboration.
MTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our History

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Our Goals

  • Present high quality musicals for the public
  • Provide a home for actors, musicians, and others to develop their skills
  • Educate to open the theatre world to children and adults
  • Provide costumes and other theatrical resources to the community
  • Explore and encourage the development and presentation of new or lesser known works
  • Achieve financial independence

Our Sponsors

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Our Staff

Sef Garcia

Production Coordinator

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Alissa Hall

Office Manager

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Lando Ruiz

Technical Director

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Board of Directors

David Bryant

President

David Bryant has been involved in theatre for over 18 years. He has been a drama teacher at South Valley Academy for the last 12 years, teaching both middle school and high school. He has directed and performed in over 20 productions. He last directed Beauty and the Beast (MTS) and The Addams Family (MTS and ALT). This is David's first year on the Board of Directors. He is currently the Production Coordinator and Artistic Director for this season's NINE. He is excited to serve his community which has given him so much joy.

Angie Alley

Vice President

It is a real honor for Angie to serve on the Board of Directors for Musical Theater Southwest. She serves as the Secretary, and the Chair of the Amigos. For 14 years, Angie has worked in her dream job as a College Instructor. She currently is a Full-Time Communications Instructor at CNM and speaker coach for TEDxABQ, and she loves every minute of it. Outside the classroom, Angie surrounds herself with her favorite people—her family at MTS. She has performed in 35 musicals and is excited for the next 35 years. Angie has found a home and community at MTS that is very near and dear to her. Angie is married to a wonderful, supportive, and loving husband. Together they parent the best toy poodle, Archie, who loves chicken, licking noses, clapping his paws to showtunes, and of course, Angie.

Deborah E. Flores

Treasurer

Debi has been on the Musical Theatre Southwest Board for two years as the Treasurer. Her career in banking has lasted over 40 years in various banks in Albuquerque which made her duties as Treasurer a good match. She started as a Teller in the now defunct First National Bank in Albuquerque, worked in lending and became a Branch Manager at Charter Bank years later before finally moving to US Bank where she is now in the Treasury Management department. Her love of the theatre started in high school and has grown over the years. When asked to join the board, it made perfect sense to try and do her best to support the community in this capacity.

Jenni Hipolito

Secretary

Jenni is a New Mexico native and has always had a passion for music and the arts. She has done multiple shows with MTS as well as served on multiple committees. She had the pleasure of being the Assistant Music Director this past year with MTS’s production of Bonnie and Clyde. She works with APS as a 3rd grade teacher. She also directs the Jammin’ Jaguars Children’s Chorus for the upper elementary grades at her school. She studied Music Education while at the University of New Mexico and worked with the UNM Children’s Chorus where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also has Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She is so excited to be a part of this incredible organization in which she calls her home.

Wendie Cutcher

Director

Wendie has been designing sets in the Albuquerque community for several years, together with her husband, Michael, they own the local business, Ditch Tree Enterprises that designs, builds and paints sets. Wendie is a graduate from the University of New Mexico design for performance theatre program. Wendie has designed and/or built for Landmark Productions, The Vortex Theatre, The Adobe Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, National Dance Institute, Play Conservatory and for Musical Theatre Southwest most recently the productions of Nine, Hair and Elf. Wendie is also the resident designer for New Mexico Young Actors recently completing the production of The Wizard of Oz and The Secret Garden at The KiMo theatre. Along with designing, building and painting sets, her business does residential and small commercial painting, artistic technique, faux finish and residential construction and remodeling.

J. Mark Danley

Director

J. Mark Danley has been involved with theater and other performing arts for more than 45 years, starting as an actor in high school and community theaters in Western Pennsylvania. He became a professional actor in the 1980’s and returned to his roots in local community theaters in 2000 after becoming a college professor in the biological sciences. He has served as Company Manager for the Philadelphia Area Repertory Theater and as a board member of the Maine State Ballet. He has been associated with various theater companies in Albuquerque since 2004 and made his debut with Musical Theatre Southwest in 2008 as the puppeteer for Audrey II in "Little Shop of Horrors." He has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1988.

Jordon Embree

Director

Biography coming soon.

Vicki Marie Singer

Director

Vicki Marie Singer started working with Musical Theatre Southwest in 1994 as a crew member, a spotlight operator, and a light board operator. In 1999 she accepted her first role as a stage manager for MTS’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Popejoy Hall. She has been active as a stage manager for MTS since then. She also stage manages for various different local production companies. Vicki served a six year term on the board for MTS board from 2008-2014. She rejoined the MTS board in April of 2016. She also serves on the board of directors for the Albuquerque Theatre Guild from 2014 - 2020. She owns and operates a graphic design firm that was established in 1991. She is the mother of two wonderfully talented children, Julian and Katahdin, and has 5 extremely over achieving grandchildren.

Hope Ruiz

Director

Biography coming soon.

Donation Request Policy

Musical Theatre Southwest is proud to be a 501(c)3 non-profit community theatre serving our community for 60 years in providing quality theatre to New Mexico.  As an arts organization, we believe in also supporting other organizations within our community.  While we make every effort to support as many requests as possible, due to the number of donation requests we receive, we are unable to accommodate all of them.  Please note our donation requirements as follows:

  • Donations are only given to non-profit organizations.  Your organization must have a 501(c)3 or tax exempt status.  You must provide your organization’s valid tax-ID number for your request to be considered.
  • Your donation request must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the day of the event or the organization needs the item.
  • Your organization must be located within the state of New Mexico.

Priority is given to:

  1. Arts Organizations
  2. Educational Organizations

We will not make donations that benefit a specific religious or political organization which represents an issue generally regarded as political.  We do not issue monetary donations.

To request a donation, send an email to [email protected] or click on the button below.

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