After Devastating Warehouse Fire, Musical Theatre Southwest Finds Home

News   After Devastating Warehouse Fire, Musical Theatre Southwest Finds Home
Musical Theatre Southwest, which lost its entire stock of costumes, props and scenic elements in a warehouse fire May 25, already has a new storage space — but nothing to fill it with.

The not-for-profit Albuquerque, NM, civic theatre that counts Neil Patrick Harris among its veterans, has sent out word that it needs "many items that will get our theatre back up and running." The wish list includes "clothing racks, hangers, folding tables and chairs, a refrigerator, extension cords and power strips, tools, building materials, sewing machines, costuming supplies and clothes from the 1940s and 50s" and more.

No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the warehouse, which was also the company's rehearsal space. MTS performs elsewhere in the city.

The troupe's next show is Thoroughly Modern Millie, July 16-Aug. 1 at the African American Performing Arts Center.

The 50-year-old MTS (which operated under other names over the year) is also seeking videos, articles, photographs, programs and posters of past productions. The company's archives were lost in the fire.

To make a donation, write Musical Theatre Southwest, PO Box 81052, Albuquerque NM 87198 or visit

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