UTEP Dinner Theatre brings back live-performances starting Friday


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The University of Texas at El Paso’s Dinner Theatre brings back live performances this Friday with some COVID-19 precautions.

The dinner theatre opens with NUNSENSE! and the performance is scheduled for 14 dates between June 25 and July 18, according to the production’s webpage. Each performance will allow for half capacity and other guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be in place.

The musical is a spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser, according to the UTEP Dinner Theatre’s website. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter.

This is not the first time UTEP’s Dinner Theatre performs Nunsense. It was first performed at the dinner theater back in 90’s.

“It was a big hit back then and so we figured it’s a nice funny show to get people back to the theater with and get some laughs out,” said Greg Taylor, the Director of UTEP Dinner Theatre. “Live theater is nothing without an audience so obviously we are thrilled to be doing live shows and having a live audience back again.”

Under COVID precautions, tickets will be sold at each table of two or four. Single seats and sets of three will not be sold.

“All no-dinner matinee performances of NUNSENSE (usually general admission) will be sold under the same guidelines as dinner performances,” the website states. “These special ticket restrictions apply to all performance dates of NUNSENSE only. We will return to normal ticket policies at the beginning of our next season in October.”

Tickets are available for purchase and information on the show can be found on the production’s website.

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