Las Cruces is a city that loves the arts and the Las Cruces Arts scene in January is hot! This month we have an exceptional list of gallery openings, musical performances, and world-class improvisation artists coming from the Second City to the City of Crosses.
The Best of The Second City
Comedy At Its Most Outrageous
Come see where it all began! The Second City Touring Company will perform some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from the troupe’s fifty-eight-year history at our own Rio Grande Theatre. From the company that launched the careers of some of the top names in comedy including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest. Chicago’s legendary improv theatre company performs iconic sketches originally made famous by superstars of groundbreaking comedy shows Saturday Night Live, Wayne’s World, and the Blues Brothers. John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Aidy Bryant, Alan Arkin and more.
Fast, fresh and super funny, this promises to be an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation. The historic Rio Grande Theatre, originally a comedy institution proudly welcomes this outrageous, “take no prisoners” show to our stage.
The Black Market Trust
An exciting fusion of jazz, pop and vocal harmonies proudly returns to the historic Rio Grande Theatre.
The Black Market Trust is an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world-class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver high energy, crowd-pleasing performance filled with some of the best songs ever written.
Merging their love of The Mills Brothers to the Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor. Add some intricate vocal harmonies, a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy and it’s clear to audiences why The Black Market Trust have quickly earned a reputation as one of the premier live acts performing in music today. Be transported as they meld two distinctly different vibes- one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub- into a cohesive, stylish sound.