August 25, 2022 - September 18, 2022

The Fiesta Melodrama, always gazing reverently at its own navel, pays homage to its history, its place in Santa Fe’s “tri-culture,” and at the humor the rabble-rousing casts and crews have used over the decades to deal with local goings-on.

Santa Fe Playhouse has been skewering and roasting the City Different for 100 years. Politicians, public-school policy, police, and the press are all fair game, as are cherished local traditions. Our centennial offering will be extra-special, complete with keepsakes and memorabilia.

RUNTIME: 120 min


Santa Fe Playhouse

August 25 – September 4
7:30 p.m. Thursdays – Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Tumbleroot Brewery

September 8 – September 10
7:30 p.m. Thursdays – Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturday

Southside Library

September 14 & 15
5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing

September 18
7:30 p.m. Performance and 10:00 p.m Closing Party

At each venue the Box Office will open one hour before showtime.

For the safety of our performers, all patrons are required to wear masks and show proof of COVID vaccination.

For tickets see the calendar below for further details on each date and the ticket price levels available.

August 26, 2022

Overly Academic Thoughts About Santa Fe’s Silliest Show: A conversation with the directors of the Fiesta Melodrama

By Jennifer Levin Eliot Fisher and Andy Primm co-direct A Proud Playhouse Presents a Preëminent Pageant to Puncture the Precious Pretensions of a Pretty Provincial Populace, or A Silly Centennial Celebration Centered on the Scintillating Scandals of Santa Fe or A Riotous Retrospective Chock Full of Gags, the 100th Anniversary Fiesta Melodrama at Santa Fe Playhouse, opening with a gala…

August 6, 2022

100th Anniversary Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama Celebrates A Century of Skewering All of Us

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Playhouse celebrates a full century of existence with its 100th Anniversary Fiesta Melodrama, opening Saturday, Aug. 27, with performances through Sept. 18 at the Playhouse downtown, as well as a tour of Midtown and the Southside. This year’s event is a multimedia show featuring live theater and song, as well as historical Fiesta Melodrama recordings….


Cristina VigilCrystaliana Vigil-AnteView Bio
Felix Cordova Feliciano FielView Bio
Vivian AveryGig S. AverybizziladyView Bio
Emily RankinEvelyn Fowlin RankView Bio
Cliff RussellCliff Hanger View Bio
Mitchell Gustin Mucho GustinoView Bio

Artistic and Production Team

DirectorAndrew Primm
DirectorEliot Fisher
Stagehand Loveless Johnson IIIView Bio
Guest Host Shawna HowleyView Bio
Stage ManagerEibhlin Brennan
Associate Director/Stage ManagerAutumn Rose BillieView Bio
Assistant Stage ManagerLucy Felt View Bio
Costume Designerrow särkelä
Film Costume AssistantMiriam Alameddin


August 2022