Auditions for The Glitter Girls

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for Mark Dunn’s The Glitter Girls from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St, Los Alamos.

Please email the director, Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for a time slot. Be prepared to tell a joke or a funny story. Readings will be from the script excerpts.

Callbacks will be by invitation on Monday, December 9. (If needed, Wednesday, December 11.) Cast will be announced by December 15. The rehearsal schedule will be determined after the show is cast. Generally, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings or some combination thereof, starting January 13.

About The Show

Playwright, Mark Dunn, a local Santa Fean and published playwright, has written this successful “mostly female southern comedy” with a strong ensemble dynamic. Think Steel Magnolias meets Survivor! It is an intrinsically funny yet serious play about relationships and trust. The Glitter Girls are “friends” who have met for 16 years and who are mostly supported by their grand dame, the owner of the local snood factory. She recently has sold it and wants to share some of the money with her “Girls” but wants to challenge them first to see who is most deserving. Secrets revealed, and maybe a few cocktails are thrown into the hilarity.

Available Roles 7 female, 3 male (flexible on ages too)

Arpege LaCroix, aka Arnold Cross, any age, a man playing a female maid initially until his identity is exposed

Trudy Tromaine, 60, president and founder of the club and at whose porch the play takes place

Patty Wesley, 22, the youngest member, pursuing a degree in social work

Charlie Seaburn, 22, representing his member mother who is away on business, pursuing a law degree

Valerie Fairhope, 45, former exotic dancer turned fitness instructor, she has been “around”

Flossie Price, 58, grew up with Trudy in the holler, but hit it big in social status by marrying the local dentist

Mayvonne Raush, 74, oldest member, former teacher

Mamie Ewing, 64, wife or prospective mayor, and owner of local dress shop

Connie Culvert, 36, has been through a lot and has a husband problem

Dowd Foster, 54, recent widower of member, good old boy and tire store owner

**Actors are strongly encouraged to read the script, now available at the public library, prior to auditioning.

Production Dates
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
March 15 at 2 p.m.

“The Glitter Girls” Playreading Nov 13

A reading of The Glitter Girls, written by local Santa Fe playwright Mark Dunn, will be held Wednesday November 13 at 6:30 in the LALT Green Room.

The play is LALT’s March production. It’s a Southern comedy with a strong ensemble dynamic. It has seven strong female roles of varying ages but also includes three men. The Glitter Girls are friends who have met for 16 years and who have been supported over the years by their grand dame, the owner of the local snood factory. She recently has sold it and wants to share some of the money with her “Girls” but wants to challenge them first to see who is most deserving. Secrets are revealed, and maybe a few cocktails are thrown into the hilarity. Think Steel Magnolias meets Survivor!

All are invited to come; light refreshments will be served!

Auditions are scheduled for Dec 7-8 at Los Alamos Little Theatre at The Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos, NM

Special Membership Meeting Nov 2

Be sure to attend the special membership meeting at the PAC on November 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM. The organizational consultant engaged by the Board will present their report to the LALT membership. The report reviews organizational issues facing LALT and provides recommendations for a path forward. Recommendations include mission, vision, bylaw, and policy changes.

LALT Opens Season With a Boom

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production
in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.The show will run Sept. 13 – 28 with performances at 7:30 pm Fridays and
Saturdays and a 2 pm matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at Los Alamos County’s
Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning
author of “Rent,”  the small-cast musical “tick, tick… BOOM!” follows an
aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question
his life choices.

“This play is a hidden gem of a rock musical that I wanted Los Alamos to
discover,” said director Tim Orcutt. He added that the play has not
previously been performed in New Mexico.

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LALT @ Santa Fe Theater Walk – Sept 14

LALT will participate in the Third Annual Santa Fe Theatre Walk, (www.theatresantafe.org/walk) on Sat. Sept. 14 with a production of:

Red Licorice, by John R. Gustafson
Director: Linda Taylor
Cast: Terry Beery, Eric Bjorklund, and Cassandra Bowman
Description: Two visitors seeking their family encounter a park volunteer perplexed about the licorice they have left on the ground.

Performances at Venue 8: The Tent  at 12:30 • 1:30 • 2:30 • 3:30 • 4:30

The Neverending Story – Play Reading & Auditions

The Neverending Story, adapted by David Craig, based Michael Ende’s novel
Play Reading:  September 17, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Performing Arts Center.
Auditions: September 29 at 5pm & September 30 at 6pm
Director: Mimi Adams,  Producer: Elisa Enriquez

THE STORY: A lonely boy stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. He hides in the attic  and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest.

Dial “M” for Murder – Play Reading & Auditions

Dial “M” for Murder by Frederick Knott
Play Reading:  September 3, 2019 at 7:30 at the Performing Arts Center.
Auditions: September 15 at 4pm & 16 at 7pm, 2019
Cast: 5 men, 1 woman
Director: Jim Sicilian–Producer: Gracie Cainelli

Please contact producer Gracie Cainelli (cainelli@comcast.net) with questions regarding either the reading or auditions.

THE STORY: Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

This exciting melodrama had a highly successful run on Broadway and the road. “…original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath.” —NY Times.

“It’s a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn’t be more welcome.” —NY Herald-Tribune.