After a one-year hiatus, Viva! El Paso is coming back this summer.

The outdoor extravaganza, which chronicles the 400-year history and cultural evolution of El Paso and the border region, will return to the McKelligan Canyon Amphitheatre beginning in July.

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The summer production was canceled last year after pandemic stay-at-home orders postponed the audition process and rehearsals. Talk of a possible shortened season after the order was lifted was abandoned amid concerns about being able to maintain social distancing in the production and in the audience forcing officials to scrap the entire season.

With the decision to move forward, Viva! El Paso is seeking actors, singers, and dancers for the 2021 season. Tryouts will be held at Hotel Paso del Norte Theatre downtown on Saturday, April 10. Audition information can be found below.

El Paso's rich history and cultural heritage will come to life through song and dance Fridays and Saturdays from July 2 to Aug. 7. Ticket information and the show’s safety plan will be announced soon.


Viva! El Paso 2021 Audition Information

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hotel Paso Del Norte

All who audition will be required to sing, dance, and cold read. Actors will cold-read from the script. Additionally, a short, prepared monologue is encouraged. Singers should prepare a song and bring music. Choreography for the dancers will be taught at the audition.

Social distancing will be followed. Masks are required. Performers must be 16 years of age or older, and will need to bring a photo ID, Social Security card, portrait-style headshot, and a resume of past performance and/or production work, including school information and work history.

For more detailed information, you are asked to call 915-276-5681.

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