ASTC Past Events

2016-2017 Celebrations and Fund Raisers

Supporting NMSU Theatre Arts

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm - ASNSMU CFTA 

Join us for a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live Shadow Cast and Costume Contest.

$10 orchestra seating plus prop bag or $5 seating balcony sans prop bag.


Guest Artist/Master Class - Michelle Tomilson

September 28-29, 2016  - ASNSMU CFTA 

Michelle Tomlinson is an actor, coach, and producer based in Los Angeles. Acclaimed film appearances include Undercurrent, Officer Down, and Road to the Open, though she is better known for her work in indie horror films such as The Cellar Door, Brain Dead, Axe to Grind, and George's Intervention. She is also the creator and host of the web-based talk show, An Intimate Look with Michelle Tomlinson. Michelle coaches actors with several students regularly booking work in professional theatre, film, and television. Look for her master classes in Las Cruces and Albuquerque during October. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, 9/28 and 9/29, ASTC will sponsor  guest artist  Michelle Tomlinson to visit two of our NMSU Theatre Arts classes, and everyone is invited to attend.  On Wednesday she will guest in Theatre Workshop class, held in the main theatre, from 12:30-1:20.  On Thursday she will guest in Senior Seminar class, in the Rehearsal Room, from 10:20-11:30.

Guest Artist/Master Class - Eric Lutes and Jane Sibbett

January 25-27, 2017  - ASNSMU CFTA

American Southwest Theatre Company presents “Inside Hollywood” with Guest Artists Eric Lutes and Jane Sibbett for a public presentation and reception, in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts on Friday, January 27th @ 7:00 pm.

Both are professional actors but Eric is also a noted painter, and Jane has also been a producer of documentaries and a theatre director in Hawaii with original work. The presentation will include some video clips of their work, stories of show business, and an open Q & A with the audience.  They will also attend a Q & A session in Theatre Workshop class (same location) on Wednesday 1/25, from 12:30-1:20, and all are invited. Tickets are not necessary for the event but donations are appreciated (suggested donation: $10); NMSU students are free. We hope you can join us!

Broadway Today!

March 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm. - ASNSMU CFTA

2015-2016 Celebrations and Fund Raisers 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

August 28, 2015 - 7:30 pm - ASNSMU CFTA 

Join us for a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live Shadow Cast and Costume Contest. 

$10 orchestra seating plus prop bag or $5 seating balcony sans prop bag.

Welcome Back Picnic

August 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Get the new academic year off to a good start with a potluck picnic.  Alll NSMU theatre Arts faculty, staff, board, and students are invited.  Don't be a stranger - and friends and family are welcome.

The Battle of the Improvisers

October 16 and 17 - 7:30 pm - ASNSMU CFTA 

Tom Smith's class of Theatre Arts and CMI students put on a terrific show with Tom as the fabulous Master of Ceremonies. See the student teams battle it out improv style. It's laughter from start to finish, and the audience decides on subjects and which team wins (applause meter).  Rated PG-13 for general audiences! 

ASTC 30 Year Anniversary

January 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm - ASNMSU CFTA

Join us for an incredible evening of celebration of 30 years of the American Southwest Theatre Company.  

Hors d'oevres, a silent auction, recognition of past contributors to NMSU Theatre Arts, plus a special performance of scenes from our past - "30 Minutes from 30 Years." Directed by Tom Smith, the show will feature a La Ronde style presentation of classic moments in our theatre history, featuring company, community, and student actors. And then, we will all eat cake!

Tickets are $30/person for the general public and $10/person with an NMSU student ID.

Broadway Today!

February 12, 2016 - 7:30 pm - ASNMSU CFTA

Broadway Today! is a concert of 22 songs that have been performed on Broadway in the past year. NYC's musical stages have seen a huge surge in minority voices being given more attention. There are great black perspectives in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Latin representation in Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet, Asian views in Allegiance, deaf awareness in Spring Awakening, and even transgender inclusion with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And it seems like a record number of women's stories are being told in not only Walker's and Estefan's shows, but also Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Carole King's Beautiful. We are excited to feature all of that diversity in a cast of more than 50 people representing 18 musicals.  Follow this on Facebook!