Causes: Arts and Culture
Through the years VIVA! EL PASO has not only entertained and captivated audiences from El Paso and the surrounding region, but has thrilled visitors and newcomers to our area as well. Many of El Paso’s finest performing artists have spent summers as ensemble members, directors, designers, choreographers, and technical crew. As Hector Serrano stated in a 1980 magazine article titled, “Promoting the Arts,” “VIVA! EL PASO continues to grow and change each year. … The secret to the success of VIVA! EL PASO is that it offers entertainment for the whole family.”
Now, as we come out of a life-altering pandemic, VIVA! EL PASO takes wings as the focal project for El Paso International & Cultural Arts (EPIC Arts). The last few years have seen new contributions from Tony award-winning playwright Marty Martin and composer/songwriters Jim Ward and Cody Ritchey. We will continue adding brilliant original material, continue to train and allow-to-shine young El Paso talent, and continue to entertain families and newcomers alike.