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Thirteen O'Clock Theatre

Thirteen O’ Clock Theatre exists to provide a home for passionate artists devoted to the cultivation of the theatrical arts. We are committed to unifying and serving our community through high-quality, innovative performances in an inviting, enjoyable atmosphere. We strive to embrace and empower the art within ourselves and be the standard for Theatre in the Rio Grande Valley.

Thirteen O’clock Theatre was created in the summer of 2008 by theatre students who were interested in cultivating theatre in the Rio Grande Valley. Since then Thirteen O’clock Theatre has produced three full summers of theatre and is constantly looking to grow and improve its organization. Thirteen O’ clock is open to the community and is currently run by Executive Director Brisa Munoz & Artistic Director and Founder Alex Tey.

Get in touch with them: thirteenoclocktheatre@gmail.com

South Texas Players

The purpose of the South Texas Players is to promote knowledge of theatre practices through various activities, events and performances. We seek to involve the entire South Texas College community in immersion and enjoyment of various forms of theatre art. We also hope to promote growth of the South Texas College Theatre department as well as the South Texas Players.

Get in touch with them: jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu or jlhuerta@southtexascollege.edu

Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre Group produces costumes and several theatrical productions, including the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Get in touch with them: limelightcostumes@gmail.com

McAllen Symphonic Band

The McAllen Symphonic Band was organized in 1974, and operates under the support of the McAllen Parks & Recreation Department. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide cultural entertainment while providing an outlet for musicians throughout the Rio Grande Valley who enjoy rehearsing and performing a variety of music.

South Texas Lyric Opera

The South Texas Lyric Opera (STLO), Inc. was originally founded in 2005 as the ProCantus Lyric Opera and is a community-based, locally funded non-profit organization that is underwritten by South Texas College and is dedicated to producing the highest quality opera, oratorios, musicals and concert performances in the region. It was created under the leadership of Maestro Mazias de Oliveira, in partnership with his wife, Edinir de Oliveira and a dedicated board of trustees consisting of residents and working professionals from across the Rio Grande Valley.

The company has produced such memorable operas as Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Pucinni’s “La Bohéme” and “Tosca”, and Verdi’s “La Traviata” and “Rigoletto”. Their beloved Christmas opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” has also educated and entertained more than 7,000 students from across the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Symphony Orchestra

The Valley Symphony Orchestra is the premiere symphonic music organization in the Rio Grande Valley. Our mission is to engage, inspire and educate through excellence in the live performances of great music. Season Subscription Renewals are currently ongoing until May 31 and New Season Subscriptions will start June 1 until September 21.Tickets for Concert 1 and 2 will go on sale one month before concerts and sales are through our Box Office at (956) 661-1615 and through our website. Concerts 3-6 tickets will be through Ticketmaster starting in October. Our Season is from September to April.

Group Sales: Services groups of fifteen or more. Groups can receive discounts to concerts held at the McAllen Civic Center or UTRGV Fine Arts Auditorium. Contact: Vivian Vargas at: (956) 661-1615

For more information visit http://www.valleyorchestra.org/

University Theater

Students and community members join forces to continuously draw crowds to the university's theatre. The UTRGV University Theatre typically produces four live shows under its Main Stage program during the fall and spring semesters. Other family-friendly productions are also shown throughout the year for local audiences. The goal is to expose audiences, actors and all participants to each theatrical period, style and genre. The local theatre group features acts from Greek tragedies, to modern comedies in an effort to educate and entertain.

For more information and a schedule of events, call the box office at 956.381.3581 or visit the website.
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Keep in mind the Box Office opens one hour prior to a performance. The Albert L. Jeffers Theatre is located in the Arts & Humanities Building (ARHU) of UTRGV. Each play runs for one week; productions are subject to change.

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