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We're making another movie!

Venerable and beloved Albuquerque theater troupe, the ViVa Players, has been beset with challenges — changing audience tastes, bitter internal squabbles, and a global pandemic. Now, a ruthless developer wants to bulldoze the ViVa Playhouse to erect a state-of-the-art digital post-production studio in its place.

In a last ditch effort to save the historic building, visionary director Toto Pendragon plans to premier a bold adaptation, “North Valley of the Dolls,” representing a gritty new direction for the company…

With all this hubbub, perhaps it should be no surprise that the spirits are restless. This time, however, the ghosts are different, maybe even dangerous. Could it be that the soul of national treasure, Vivian Vance, herself, has come to the reckoning?

Mystery Highway and host Dax Colossal return to New Mexico to investigate.

  • 15 of us currently are working on the script, which we hope to complete in January.


  • After the first of the year, we will schedule online auditions (via Zoom) for anyone interested in participating — no experience necessary, larger and smaller roles, minimal time commitment.


  • Filming in February and March. Hopefully a premiere in April!


  • If you are interested in being a part of this project, email to be notified about auditions and other opportunities.
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