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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the past few years, the Vortex has offered productions of the highest quality. I believe it is the most consistently interesting of the 37+ theatre-producing organizations in the greater Albuquerque area. I am thinking of shows like "Medea," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "Much Ado about Nothing," "The Little Foxes," and "Glengarry Glen Ross"--all of them first-rate. The theatre is also receptive to new work by contemporary playwrights, with a new-short-play festival every year and sometimes a full-length new work as well. Finally, the Vortex is an outstanding citizen of the theatre community, helping other theatre groups and participating in community-wide theatre initiatives.

Congratulations to the Vorticists for maintaining their longstanding tradition of superb live-theatre activity.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This theater has presented some very profound productions in excellent fashion. eg. Golda.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Enjoy the variety of presentations and especially their Shakespeare festival

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Vortex has been producing quality theatre here in Albuquerque for longer than I've been alive (1978). They work with children frequently and local talent exclusively. Many of the shows I've seen there have been among the best I've ever seen, and I've been in theatre for twenty-six years and seen shows in New York City. Important members of The Vortex participate in the local colleges as teachers, and many original works have been showcased over the years at the Vortex. The Vortex is truly an invaluable and integral part of the local arts scene here in Albuquerque.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the friendly atmosphere of this venue. Seating is on all three sides of the stage, so you never are too far away to see the expression on the actors' faces. The modernized bathrooms are much appreciated. It provides a wonderful theater experience.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Vortex has always managed to provide an entertaining or challenging evening despite the theatres' small size. We've been attending performances there for nearly all the 17 years we've lived in Albuquerque and have seldom been disappointed. The pool of talent from which they draw is not large but they always seem to manage to find the right people for each role. We highly recommend them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen many productions at the Vortex since its inception many years ago-- most memorable were Waiting for Godot which having seen it in NYC and other places, this was by far the best production. Also, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf--simply riveting...They now have a very strong and dedicated board and have continued to bring often great theatre to the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent community theater. Tickets are very reasonably priced $15-$20, and the plays produced cover a range from theater standards like Shakespeare to recent and original works. The acting is sometimes superb -- I think of King Lear a year or two ago in which both Lear and his fool were great -- and otherwise ranges from strong to good. It's a fairly small theater, no bad seats. A great asset to Albuquerque's cultural/entertainment resources.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque NM is composed of experienced theatre professionals who create both entertaining theatre but also stretch my imagination and challenge me to learn more.

I have met several of the actors and directors and thus am drawn closer to the Vortex.

My wife and I attend several performances yearly, and will be next at the Vortex on February 19th. Additionally, I am looking forward to seeing their subsequent play of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana, later in the spring.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Vortex is one of the reasons I live in Albuquerque. The plays are not always ones that I would choose, but when they produce work that interests me, the acting is always first rate and production values are high.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful Albuquerque organization. Great theater!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I've been to many plays at the Vortex. It presents consistently high quality community theater. Having lived in Chicago, Alexandria, and now Albuquerque, I have to say the Vortex is probably second only to Steppenwolf of Chicago in quality for a non-professional company.

The verve and dedication of their actors, directors, technical people, volunteers and board members cannot be surpassed.

Review from Guidestar