Auditions God Of Carnage – Oct 22 & 23

Auditions for our January 2018 production, GOD OF CARNAGE, will be held at the Performing Arts Center (1670 Nectar St) on Sunday Oct. 22 at 2pm and Monday Oct. 23 at 7pm.  Actors should prepare a short 2-3 minute monologue of their choosing, or select one of the suggested monologues below.  Memorization is not necessary, but the actor must be sufficiently familiar with the monologue to present a dramatic interpretation.

Download Audition Information Sheet       Download Suggested Monologues

Copies of the script and suggested monologues are available for two day checkout at the Mesa Public Library (reference desk).

Characters: 2 Men, 2 Women

Synopsis: A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Play Reading – God of Carnage

Join us Wednesday October 11 at 7:00pm for a play reading of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.  God of Carnage, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, will be LALT’s January 2018 production.  The play will be directed by Paul Lewis and produced by John Gustafson.  Auditions will be held on October 22 and 23, with call-backs on Oct 25.  Cast 2 men, 2 women

Synopsis: A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Playreading – Neverwhere

Please come to the Performing Arts Center at 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 26, for
an open play reading of “Neverwhere,” a rousing, eye-popping, modern urban
fairy tale.

Richard Mayhew leads a boring, rat-race of a life until the night he
rescues the wounded Lady Door on the streets of London. Richard’s selfless
act turns his life inside-out and leads him into the strange, shadowy
world of London Below, a kingdom of sewer tunnels and abandoned
Underground stations, home to the forgotten and discarded people of London
Above. Richard desperately wants his old life back, but first he needs to
help Door find out who wants her dead, and why. Along the way, he’ll meet
Earls and Marquises, Hunters and Blackfriars, and noble rats. He’ll face
the Great Beast of London and an angel named Islington. And in the end, he
may become the hero Below he could never be Above.

An adaptation by Robert Kauzlaric, based on Neil Gaiman’s modern classic,
“Neverwhere” is being proposed for performance at Los Alamos Little
Theatre in September 2018.

[title of show] Cast

Our November production of [title of show], a one act musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, directed by Tim Orcutt, has been cast with

Patrick MacDonald as Jeff
Stuart Rupprecht as Hunter
Joy Reynolds as Heidi
Holly Robinson as Susan, and
Brian Huysman as Larry/Accompanist

The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s off-broadway and broadway productions.

The show opens at the Performing Arts Center on Friday November 3rd.

Playreading – Secondary Cause of Death

A play reading of our March 2018 production,  Secondary Cause of Death, by Peter Gordon, directed by Linda Taylor, will be held on Tuesday Sept 12 at 7:00pm in the Green Room.

Synopsis
Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news for Colonel Craddock, but that’s just the beginning. Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army Captain? How does the eccentric thespian, Longfellow fit in to the equation? These are just some of the characters who make Pratt’s return a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher and higher.

Seeking Actresses for November Musical

LALT is seeking two actresses for its November musical [title of show].

[title of show] is a one-act musical comedy,
with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show
chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre
Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist
and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week)
creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s
off-broadway and broadway productions.   Continue reading

Play Reading – Rocky Horror Show

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces an open play reading of

The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien

Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos.

Join us to read or listen to the stage version of what became The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Director Deborah Magid along with Producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz, and Costumer Sarah Preteska, will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.   Continue reading

Annual Work Party Sat. Aug. 5

Save the date Sat. Aug 5. 9am-2pm for the annual LALT work party.

We will be doing both interior and exterior work to get the Performing Arts Center in shape for the 2017-18 season. And this year our 20 year agreement with the County to operate the PAC is up for renewal, so we need to get the building in as good shape and as de-cluttered as possible. Efforts will include winnowing our props and furniture collections.

New Play Staged Reading July 15

LALT will host a table reading of “The Glitter Girls,” a new script by
Santa Fe playwright Mark Dunn, at 6:30 pm Saturday, July 15, in the
Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.  Admission is free.

A table reading is a device playwrights use to experience a new play as
actors put in through its paces, in this case as they sit around a table
and read from the script. As such, this will not be an open reading but
rather will feature actors who have been recruited and assigned to the
various roles.     Continue reading