Thank you for supporting the arts!

We strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated before attending an event at this venue.
In alignment with current New Mexico public health orders, you are strongly encourage to also wear a mask at all times while indoors, including in the theatre.
*All actors a part of our productions are fully vaccinated and have tested negative within 72 hours of each performance weekend, they will not be wearing their masks while performing but will maintain the required six-foot distance from the audience.


With an increase in COVID-19 cases in our state, as well as the prevalent Delta and Omicron variant, we strongly encourage all patrons to become fully vaccinated prior to attending our shows. This is our first and most important way of reducing the devastating health effects of COVID-19 and we request that everyone that can get vaccinated to please do so. It protects both you and our community. In addition, universal indoor masking remains an important strategy of protection. In alignment with the current State of NM Public Heath Order, all are strongly encouraged wear a mask while in the Center for the Arts as well as throughout the duration of the performance. If you are experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, or have had a recent positive COVID-19 test, please wait until you have received a negative COVID-19 test before entering the CFTA. Our policies related to vaccination and COVID-safe practices align with recent guidance from the Office of the Governor, the New Mexico departments of Health and Higher Education, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 



OUR 2022-23 SEASON

*all evening performaces start at 7:30pm and matinees start at 2:00pm 


Broadway By Demand!

Directed by Christa Fredrickson

The NMSU Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company present the annual fundraiser Broadway By Demand!, a musical revue. This year’s theme is “By Demand”, highlighting traditional musical favorites voted on by the community and performed by our own students, faculty, community members, and students from local high schools! This wonderful evening is a fundraiser for our NMSU students and the theatre program, and supports guest artists, supplementing our students' education, and travel scholarships for students to travel to theatre events, competitions, and opportunities.




Big Frog

by Dylan Guerra

Directed by Nichole Hamilton

In high school, five close friends used to meet on a Miami golf course to drink, smoke pot, and.. lick a frog? Ten years later, four of them return to get their story straight, because a well-known crime podcast host has come to town to investigate an unsolved mystery. Oh yeah, and the frog is still there too - just bigger. *This show contains adult themes and language. Viewer discretion is advised.


A Christmas Carol

Adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens

Directed by Norman Lewis

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. One of the most beloved stories ever written, this festive tale of redemption and compassion, perfect for all ages, will leave you ready to spread holiday cheer!


by Lauren Yee

Directed by Larissa Lury

Freshman year at college is hard when your roommate is weird, you’re feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls’ throats. But if Lexi can discover what really happened to her high school best friend on that car ride to the movies, everything will be okay. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi and her friends learn what it means to grow up – and it’s not pretty. **This show contains mild adult themes, language, gore, and violence not suitable for young audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.



Music & lyrics by Stephen Schwarz

Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Wil Kilroy

Music Direction by Lisa Hermanson

April 28th – May 7th

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

General Admission: $20.00

Student (w/ valid ID): $18.00

Senior/Military: $16.00

Under 18 (w/ valid ID): $10.00





We invite you to join our Center Stage Society!

With a donation of $500 or more to the American Southwest Theatre Company, you will receive two (2) complimentary season tickets and receive an American Southwest Theatre Company proud supporter license plate along with an ASTC mask!

This donation goes to the American Southwest Theatre Company which supports our students via funding guest artists, travel scholarships, a senior scholarship, and enhancements to our season's productions. 


Below are our different levels of donations, please take a look and contact Melis White, 575-646-5122 or, to arrange your ASTC donation:


ASTC Giving Levels:

Center Stage Society Donation Levels:


While we are having to be flexible with our production season, please know that we will do our very best to provide you with theatrical experiences from our program. We hope you will consider both a season subscription and becoming a donor – our students, faculty, and staff appreciate your support. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With Best Regards,

Wil Kilroy and the faculty, staff, and students of NMSU and ASTC