ASTC Past Events

2015-2016 Celebrations and Fund Raisers 

Supporting NMSU Theatre Arts


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!