Viva! El Paso, one of the Sun City’s most beloved summer traditions, looks to build on that reputation with a 42nd season filled with familiar favorites and some new touches, including upgraded sets, new choreography and music, and the addition of pre-show entertainment.
The colorful celebration of more than 400 years of El Paso’s unique history returns at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 14 through July 27 in the beautiful McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.
The June 29 and July 19-20 shows will be performed in Spanish.
Tickets are now on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Service fees apply to online sales.
Tickets for opening weekend June 14-15 are only $10!
Regularly priced tickets are $24 for adults; and $16 for children ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with a valid ID.
The Franklin Mountains provide a naturally beautiful backdrop for Viva! El Paso, an historical extravaganza told with singing, dancing and dramatizations. Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, Viva! El Paso depicts four centuries years of the El Paso area’s rich history.
Burges High School’s Keith W. Townsend returns for the fourth year as artistic director. The show combines many of the popular songs, dances and characters from the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with new elements.
The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin. Viva! features songs by El Paso music icon Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and music director Cody Ritchey.
Viva! El Paso is produced in a partnership between the El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live.