© 2021
In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

You Can Leave Your Shoes On: Amarillo Opera Opens New Show This Weekend


While the pandemic seems to have thwarted most live performances scheduled for last year, it’s refreshing to see some arts organizations emerging on the other side with their postponed productions across the High Plains. This weekend, Amarillo Opera will have three performances of the Michael Ching show, Remove Shoes Before Entering—a collection of vignettes spanning a scale of human emotion and touching on various challenges of living in our modern world. (And dont' worry: you can leave your shoes on.) This week, we talked to General & Artistic Director Mary Jane Johnson on High Plains Morning to hear more about it (and it seems she was also the Production Manager for this show!).

Rest assured that social distancing and masking will be required for each performance; the theatre is large, and there’s plenty of space to spread out. Also, if you have questions, call the box office at 806.372.7464. For tickets and information, click here. Hear the full interview on the link below.


Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.