ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
The Ore House at Milagro (139 W. San Francisco St., 995-0139) hosts a Cinco de Mayo party to benefit Youth Shelters, a local nonprofit that serves homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth and their families. Latin soulstress
Nacha Mendez, honky-tonk/rockabilly ensemble Anthony Leon (right) & the Chain, and Santa Fe rock/blues outfit
Broomdust Caravan are among the performers. Frogville Records founder/ producer John Treadwell emcees. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday, May 5. Donations of unopened nonperishable food, camping equipment, gently used clothing, and new hygiene products are requested, as is a $10 admission fee to benefit Youth Shelters.
Debbie Gravitte won a Tony Award for her work in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. She travels to Santa Fe for three evenings at the Geist Cabaret at
Pranzo Italian Grill (540 Montezuma Ave.), where she is assisted by pianist David Geist. On the program are Broadway hits from the past three decades. Tickets ($75) can be arranged by calling 984-2645. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and at 7 p.m. on
Sunday, May 1. For an extra $15, Pranzo offers a three-course dinner
beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. This weekend, Moving People Dance
Too!, Moving People’s preprofessional dance company, presents its annual Louder Than Words showcase at the Greer Garson Theatre at the Santa Fe
University of Art & Design (1600 St. Michael’s Drive). Choreographers lead 30 dancers, ages 11 to 18, in the program’s most diversely choreographed show to date: modern dance, contemporary ballet, classical variations, a new piece by Moving People artistic director Curtis Uhlemann titled 1967 (with music by Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin); a dance set to Radiohead’s music; and a piece involving parasols. Tickets for the show, which runs 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, are $20; students and seniors pay $12. Tickets are available at Moving People Dance Centre, 1583 Pacheco St., by calling 438-9180, and at the door.
Teatro Paraguas presents Manhattan Glass, a drama by Santa Fe playwright and New Mexico School for the Arts theater-department chair Joey Chavez.
Manhattan Glass revolves around the lives of scientists Louis and Mary Hesch — Chavez’s grandparents — after they were recruited to work on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos in the early ’40s. The illness and guilt that followed the Hesches into retirement is central to the story. Longtime local actors
Oscar Rodriguez and Juanita Sena Shannon assume the lead roles; Fran Martone directs. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Teatro Paraguas Studio (3221 Richards Lane, 424-1601). Tickets — $15, $12 for students and seniors, and pay what you wish on Sunday — are available at the door or in advance by calling the studio for reservations.