–Las Cruces Community Theatre kicks off its 2011-2012 season with theNeil Simon comedy
Aug. 26-Sept. 11
.Directed by Les Boyse. “Plaza Suite” features three short plays telling the adventures of three very different couples successively occupying the same suite at the Plaza Hotel.Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdaysand 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7-$10.Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Bernie Jessome as Roy Orbison
— Thesummer series concludes with a tribute concert to the late rockabilly-pop legend Roy Orbisonat 8 p.m.
at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Canadian per-former Bernie Jessome has been called “thebest Roy Orbison impersonator on the conti-nent.” Orbison was known for his worldwidehits such as “Pretty Woman” and “Only TheLonely.” Tickets: $66 and $69. Information:(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
— UTEPDepartment of Music presents the soprano at 3p.m.
at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, aspart of its Faculty Recital Series. Ticket infor-mation: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
‘Land of the Centaur’
Sept. 9-Oct. 1
at El Paso Playhouse. Directed by LynneDuMond. Where was Pancho Villa when hismen attacked the town of Columbus, NewMexico in March of 1916? This play combineshistory and fantasy as it explores the limits of faith, the need for love and the desire for revenge. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday andSaturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8seniors, $7 military/students with ID).Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
— Mimbres Region ArtsCouncil celebrates folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions
in Gough Park in Silver City. Admission isfree; $10 for Friday night dance. Information:(575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
– The Mexican world music group per-forms at 8 p.m.
, at Centro CulturalPaso del Norte in Juarez, as part of the 2011Matices Culturales series. Presented by Amigosde la Fundacion Mascareñas. Tickets: $100pesos. Information: 533-4020 in El Paso; (011-52-16) 12-3175 or 12-4075 in Juarez.
Blue Man Group
- Broadway El Paso pres-ents the eclectic, eccentric musical trio 7:30p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday,
at the Plaza Theatre. With no spoken language,Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all lan- guages and cultures. This new productionincludes both new material and classicmoments. Tickets: $35, $60 and $70, plus serv-ice charge. Ticket information: 231-1111 or theplazatheatre.org.
Kenneth Saxon —
UTEP Department of Music presents the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m.
at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, as partof its Ivories on the Border series. Ticket infor-mation: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
‘The 39 Steps’
- No Strings TheatreCompany presents Patrick Barlow’s musicalcomic adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller
Sept. 16-Oct. 2
at the Black BoxTheatre in Las Cruces. Directed by CeilHerman. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday andSaturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 and Oct.2, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.