THE RAT PACK
10/8 CHEVEL SHEPHERD
THE BROTHERS FOUR
THE HAGGARD BROTHERS
THE HIT MEN
RUIDOSO ACADEMY OF BALLET AND DANCE
12/18 & 12/19 THE NUTCRACKER
3/12 BRI BAGWELL
3/19 STATE STREET BALLET
THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE FEATURING THE ZMED BROTHERS
THE JUNGLE BOOK BALLET
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FOUNDERS GOLD CIRCLE $5,000+ • Guaranteed tickets to EVERY show! Spencer is NEVER sold out when a Founders Gold Circle contributor wants a pair of tickets! ( * ) FOUNDERS CIRCLE $3,000+ • Free valet parking. • VIP ticket services (refunds, seating changes when available, exchanges anytime). • Business/Corporate Listing. ( * ) DIRECTORS GOLD CIRCLE $2,000+ • A free rental of the Founders Room for non-commercial events such as weddings, parties, dinners. ( * ) DIRECTORS CIRCLE $1,000+ • First choice of Spencer season show tickets two weeks before public sales. • Pre-show dining in the Founders Room. • Private rental of the Founders Room. ( * )
PERFORMERS CIRCLE $500+ • Advance ticket purchasing! You will have a one week window to purchase your tickets before sales begin for the general public. • Invitations to receptions for artists during the year. SPOTLIGHT CIRCLE $250+ • Advance ticket purchasing, a one week window to purchase tickets before the general public. FLOODLIGHT CIRCLE $100+ • Advance season ticket information. LIMELIGHT CIRCLE $50+ • Recognition in each playbill.
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MONTIE CAROL MONTGOMERY LIVING TRUST • SANDRA & RON CARROLL • “BETSY” - The Rat Pack Show CINDY & GARY LYNCH • “BETSY” - Chevel Shepherd KAREN & BILL ARMSTRONG • “BETSY” - The Brothers Four MONTIE CAROL MONTGOMERY - The Haggard Brothers CAROLYNE NAVAR - The Hit Men PEGGY & DICK SALOPEK - Bri Bagwell ANN BOLTE - The Jungle Book BETH & FRANK SAYNER - The Everly Brothers Experience
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enhance programming and the cultivation of educational and community outreach programs.
The Spencer Circle is the Spencer Theater’s primary support group, providing funds to
Sponsored in-part by Sandra & Ron Carroll • Montie Carol Montgomery Living Trust • "Betsy"
There is ONLY one REAL Rat Pack Experience! Produced by Hackett Miller, Inc. and currently in its 12th season, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” is a critically acclaimed musical, theatrical production which has performed to rave reviews throughout the U.S. Having their own personal connection to the iconic legends they portray, producers Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller tell this story like no one else. Sandy Hackett’s father – legendary comedian Buddy Hackett – made entertainment history along with his lifetime pals, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. All tremendous stage talents, they were dubbed “The Rat Pack,” an adored group of entertainers that modeled modern celebrity, the glamour, deep friendship and social connectedness of the era. “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” brings back to life that magical moment in time that everyone wanted to be a part of and still wants access to. Joey Bishop (who was ‘Uncle Joey’ to Sandy) said, “Sandy is my first choice to play me. Honestly, I wish I had been that good!”
“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” stars an incomparable cast portraying icons, “Frank Sinatra,” “Dean Martin,” “Sammy Davis, Jr.,” “Joey Bishop,” “Ava Gardner,” and “Nancy Sinatra”. “People will remember ‘Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show’ and want to see it again and again!” –– The Las Vegas Review Journal
saturday, october 2 at 7pm, $39 - $69 baked beef rigatoni Buffet at 5pm, $20
Producer Lisa Dawn Miller has her own personal connection to the beloved Rat Pack. Her father, legendary songwriter Ron Miller, wrote numerous hit songs and standards including, “For Once in My Life,” which was recorded and performed by every member of The Rat Pack. Several of Miller’s hits, as well as some newly discovered original songs, can be heard in this remarkable production.
Chevel Shepherd stands as living proof that big things sometimes come in small packages.
The 19-year-old New Mexico native first charmed America as the champion of season 15 of “The Voice,” winning with powerhouse performances nurtured by coach Kelly Clarkson. Accolades & fame ensued for Shepherd, taking her away from her days feeding the family’s farm animals and fixing-up cars with her dad, into the bright lights of concert halls and arenas. She spent the next year checking off a long list of red-letter firsts, including opening shows and concerts for Clarkson, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice and others, along with singing “God Bless America” before the celebrated Indianapolis 500.
In early 2020, Chevel released two highly-anticipated new songs: the moving “Everybody’s Got A Story” and “Mama Got the Chair,” a clever call-and-response to George Strait’s iconic “The Chair,” that was penned by Nora Collins, Nick Donley, and “The Voice” alum Dave Fenley. With “The Letter,” “Just Like the Circus” and “Good Boy” as recent offerings, her debut EP Everybody’s Got A Story is available now. For more information fans can visit chevelshepherd.com. At her Spencer concert, Shepherd will be joined by her band in performance of country classics, personal favorites and her brand-new collection of songs.
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Friday, October 8 at 7pm, $59 - $62
Braised Red Chile Pork Loin Buffet at 5pm, $20
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• Mike McCoy • Karl Olsen • Mark Pearson • Bob Flick •
Saturday, October 16 at 7pm, $39 - $59 Sponsored in-part by Karen & Bill Armstrong • “Betsy”
Southern Fried Catfish Buffet at 5pm, $20
Since the early 1960s The Brothers Four have performed with their smooth, lush harmonies, singing songs and telling stories from the Great American Folk Song Book. They are truly “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World!” Global million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such folk standards as, “Greenfields,” “Yellow Bird,” “Try to Remember,” “500 Miles,” “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “Shenandoah,” and from the motion picture “The Alamo,” their Academy Award-nominated “Green Leaves of Summer.” The Brothers Four were pioneers in the musical movement that came to be known as the “Folk Revival.” Today their all-acoustic presentation continues… guitars, banjo, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is a time of pure entertainment, a joyful, sing-along experience!
“The Brothers Four…. In perfect harmony with the Folk Songs of America.”
Saturday, November 6 at 7pm, $39-$69 Carolina BBQ Brisket Buffet at 5pm, $20 Sponsored in-part by: Montie Carol Montgomery Country music talent runs deep in the Haggard bloodline. The sons of Merle Haggard, Ben & Noel, carry on their father’s legacy. Having toured and played with their father for years, Ben and Noel will be joined at the Spencer with members of Merle’s band The Strangers, (guitars, bass, drums and pedal steel guitar), for a great evening of memories and music. With the natural phrasing and richly sonorous voices that one would expect, Ben and Noel add their own fresh takes on Merle’s legendary songs in a program filled with many of his 38 #1 hits, including classics like: “Silver Wings,” “Mama Tried,” “The Fighting Side of Me,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “The Running Kind,” “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive,” “Heaven Was a Drink Of Wine,” “What Am I Gonna Do With the Rest of My Life?” and “Workin’ Man Blues,” among many others. Both recording artists in their own right, the brothers have honored their father’s legacy ever life and a regular on Haggard’s recordings. In one of his father’s more memorable moments, Ben took the stage with “Hag” and the Highwaymen Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson, as well as Blake Shelton for a performance at the 2014 Grammys. Brother Noel has been immersed in the music industry for over 20 years. He scored his own record deal with Atlantic Records in 1997. His debut album One Lifetime, produced two singles, both of which made the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The second of the two, “Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa,” was covered by George Strait whose version became a hit. Together with their band at the Spencer, the brothers focus their talents on their father’s amazing legacy. He was an dynamic product of the Dust Bowl, a complicated man whose life story and songs will resonate with everyone who’s ever worked for a living. Ben and Noel do him right. Enjoy!
Ben Haggard Guitar/Vocals Noel Haggard Guitar/Vocals Accompanied by bass, drums and pedal steel guitar
since Merle’s passing. Ben was The Strangers’ lead guitarist during the last eight years of Merle’s
• Steve Murphy drummer/vocalist/producer/engineer
• Tommy Williams guitarist/vocalist • Gregory Smith bassist/ vocalist • Mike DiMeo multi-keyboard expert/vocalist • Mark Newman guitar/mandolin/lap steel/dobro • Lee Shapiro group founder, manager/former musical director with Frankie Valli
Saturday, November 27 at 7pm, $39 - $69
and the Four Seasons.
Green Chile Chicken Lasagna Buffet at 5pm, $20 Relive Rock’s greatest hits with THE HIT MEN -- the real guys who have toured and performed with the royalty of classic rock including Alan Parsons, Sting, Tommy James, Elton John, & Billy Joel, as well as members of Journey, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Wings, Styx, Grand Funk, and so many more.
In their exciting multi-media concert, THE HIT MEN celebrate their associations with these megastars and rock history, and perform classics like “Layla,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Who Are You,” “Eye in the Sky,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” & many more… just the way you remember them! In 2019, members of THE HIT MEN were recognized by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville with the organization’s first-ever “Road Warriors Award,” an honor bestowed for “their years of dedication to the music and the countless miles they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.” With enriching backstage stories, multi-media and top of the charts classic rock hits from so many different rock legends, a live performance by THE HIT MEN is like being at 10 concerts in one show. Come hear the soundtrack of your life with THE HIT MEN.
Sponsored in-part by: Carolyne Navar
12/18 & 19
Saturday, December 18 at 2pm & 7pm Sunday, December 19 at 2pm, $35
Las Cruces native
Robert Earl Keen, Kacey Musgraves, and
is known for her invigorating live performances and trailblazing artistry. Having fallen in love contemporary country singer/songwriter/guitarist has seven #1 Texas radio singles, multiple Female Vocalist of the Year Awards, and four albums to Now based in New Braunfels, Texas,
regularly moves from her writing room to studio to stage with the ease of a true star, performing
more than 150 gigs a year. The powerful vocalist
including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert,
Bri Bagwell has all
three.” She’s also a favorite at festivals around the world, including the Key West Songwriters
Festival, Guitars and Swim-Up Bars in Riviera
Maya, Mexico, Festival Country Rendez-vous in France, and Musicfest in Steamboat, Colorado.
has performed with a long list of mega stars
“Honesty, a big voice, and the right song are what makes a country star, and
with music at an early age, the accomplished
Dwight Yoakam. As Saving Country Music raves,
Bri’s long list of admirers includes Travis Tritt who predicts, “This girl is the next big thing to come out of the state of Texas. She is what the future of country music should be.”
Check her out, live on stage with her band “The Banned” at the Spencer!
Saturday, March 12 at 7pm, $29-$46
Beef & Shrimp Kebabs buffet at 5pm, $20 Sponsored in-part by Peggy & Dick Salopek
THE BEE GEES have captivated
STAYIN’ ALIVE is the world’s #1 tribute to the great Gibbs, an intimate, immediate experience of the brothers live in concert with matching vocals, swirling lights and inspiring moves.
STAYIN’ ALIVE features a gifted trio of singers backed by studio musicians who wholly capture the sound mystique of The Bee Gees in blockbuster hits such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancin”, “Nights On Broadway,” and softer poetic ballads like “Words” and “To Love Somebody.” STAYIN’ ALIVE is the largest and
most definitive production of its kind, with sensational lighting and sound, big screen video clips, photos and imagery.
Tony Mattina -Barry Gibb, Lead and Backing Vocals & Guitar Todd Sharman -Robin Gibb, Lead and Backing Vocals Joseph Janisse -Maurice Gibb, Backing Vocals & Keyboard Smokin’ Joe Peeres -Guitar Chris Mullin -Bass Murad Gunduz -Drums
Saturday, March 19 at 7pm, $39 - $79 Cranberry Whiskey Pork Tenderloin Buffet at 5pm, $20
audiences longer than any group in pop music history, a whopping five decades that will forever sparkle with their trademark high harmonies and uniquely blended sound. The extraordinary talent of this band of brothers – Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb – thrived with tenacious appeal and style through the decades, that a tribute concert proved impossible... until STAYIN’ ALIVE came along.
Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, the four natural elements, intertwine in this dazzling adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of stories. State Street Ballet’s original production of The Jungle Book has dazzled audiences from coast to coast! The complexities of the jungle and the personalities of its creatures come alive through movement, music, and the dynamic storytelling of some of life’s greatest moral lessons. See your favorite characters come to life in this original production, featuring choreography by Artistic Directors Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau and award-winning dancemaker Kassandra Taylor Newberry, plus an original score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda. With elegant The Jungle Book is a delight for the whole family. The company of 20 professional dancers will incorporate a dozen Ruidoso-area student dancers into this eye-popping production. Stay-tuned for The Jungle Book audition details.
sunday, March 27 at 2pm
Grilled teriyaki chicken buffet at noon, $20
sponsored in-part by
athletic dancing, breathtaking choreography, and incredible sets and costumes,
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The theater is available to rent for weddings, parties, reunions, receptions, meetings, training sessions and other events.
California brothers Dylan & Zachary Zmed bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the Spencer stage, celebrating the intimacy so ever present in their pivotal tunes and timeless harmonies. When the guitar became electric, and rock took on country, the Everly Brothers’ talents bridged the gap, bringing the world countless hits and classics like “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Till I Kissed You,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love.” The Everly Brothers inspired musical artists like the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly and many others that utilized their gentle blend of two-part harmony.
Dylan and Zachary Zmed acoustic guitars & vocals Burleigh Drummond – drums Bertrand Vellky – electric guitar Adam Cotton – bass
Saturday, April 23 at 7 pm $39 - $69 • Beef & Chicken Enchiladas Buffet at 5pm, $20
Sponsored in-part by Beth & Frank Sayner
Their career spanned five decades and continues to influence artists around the world. Partnering from the start with drummer Burleigh Drummond, The Zmed Brothers have delivered a reverential, spot-on, educational tribute to the very aesthetics of The Everly Brothers at concert halls throughout the land since 2016. They now bring that iconic vibe back to the acoustically supreme Spencer for a night of dreamy melodies & rockin’ love songs.
SPENCER THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS THE RAT PACK SHOW
Sat Oct 2 at 7pm
Fri Oct 8 at 7pm
The Brothers Four
Sat Oct 16 at 7pm
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Green Chile Chicken Lasagna Buffet at 5pm
Sat Dec 18 at 2pm
Sat Dec 18 at 7pm
Sun Dec 19 at 2pm
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Sun Mar 27 at 2pm (matineé)
$69 $66 $39 #
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Buffet at noon
$69 $66 $39 #
Baked Beef Rigatoni Buffet at 5pm Braised Red Chile Pork Loin Buffet at 5pm Southern Fried Catfish Buffet at 5pm
Sat Nov 6 at 7pm
Carolina BBQ Brisket Buffet at 5pm
Sat Nov 27 at 7pm
The Hit men
Sat Mar 12 at 7pm
Grilled Beef & Shrimp Kebabs Buffet at 5pm
Sat Mar 19 at 7pm
Stayin’ Alive JUNGLE BOOK
Cranberry Whiskey Pork Tenderloin Buffet at 5pm
STATE ST BALLET
Everly Brothers EXP.
Sat Apr 23 at 7pm Beef & Chicken Enchiladas Buffet at 5pm
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NO TICKET REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. The value of tickets not being used, if returned to the theater box office prior to the performance, can be considered a tax-deductible donation. CHILDREN. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted; exceptions must be verified by Spencer Theater staff. Children under the age of 12 may not be seated in the upper galleries or front row balcony. New Mexico laws require patrons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult since alcohol is served at the theater. SPECIAL NEEDS. Wheelchair seating, hearing assistance and handicap parking are available. When valet parking is offered for an event, complimentary valet parking is offered to handicapped patrons. GUIDED PUBLIC TOURS. Tuesdays and Thursdays (except show dates) at 10 a.m. Donations appreciated. Please call the box office for tour reservations at (575) 336-4800.
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