Coronavirus Update

In keeping with the guidance from Los Alamos County regarding facilities, and in accordance with the Los Alamos public schools closure, the remainder of LALT’s season is on hold until April 6, at which time we will reassess. Hopefully circumstances will be clearer by that date, and we can make decisions regarding the rest of this season and the 2020-2021 season.  Thank you for all of your support as we try to navigate these uncharted waters.

March 13-15 Performances Postponed

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a postponement of the performances of The Glitter Girls scheduled for March 13-15.

“Concerns around the coronavirus pandemic are real and evolving rapidly. Many activities are being affected,” said LALT Board President Craig Taylor. “In consultation with the director of the Glitter Girls and the rest of the LALT Board of Directors we have decided it is prudent, reasonable, and the right action to postpone this weekend’s performances. Taylor said LALT would refund patrons for tickets already purchased or credit them for another performance date. He said LALT hopes The Glitter Girls will resume performances on March 21. The postponed shows will be re-scheduled at a later date. Taylor emphasized, however, that the situation surrounding the coronavirus is changing dynamically and decisions will be made appropriate to the circumstances.and knowledge available. “We are taking this action out of concern and caution for the health of our patrons, cast, and crew. We believe it is the responsible thing to do,” Taylor said.

Updates will be provided as they are available.  For ticket refunds or exchanges please send email to lalt-board@googlegroups.com

Glitter Girls Opens March 6

Transplant yourself to the deep South this month with the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “The Glitter Girls,” playing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 6-21, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15.

Santa Fe playwright and Tennessee native Mark Dunn set his play in fictional Hickman Hills, Georgia, where the wealthy Trudy Tromaine wants to give $16 million of her fortune to one of her “Glitter Girls.”  Continue reading

Benefit Performance – March 7

“Simple Gifts” by Robert F. Benjamin
Performed by Jody Shepard and Tomas Farish
March 7th at 2:00pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos
Can yesteryear’s puppy love ignite a friendship capable of solving aging’s most perplexing dilemmas?
Tickets can be purchased here for a suggested $25 donation. Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check at the Los Alamos and White Rock Senior Centers.
More information is available at 505-661-4420.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) and Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO). 
LACF will direct proceeds to the endowments for LARSO and the Los Alamos Retirement Community. 

The performance is hosted by the Los Alamos Little Theatre, Inc.
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Senior Center Play Readings – March 9 & 10

Mark your calendars for March 9 (BE) and 10 (WR) for the next Live Theater at the Senior Centers, both at 12:45 PM.  You’ll enjoy a short play reading of  An Audience of One , by John Gustafson and directed by Pat Beck. A retiree’s wife shares with a friend that her last nerve is about to be shredded by her hubby’s ever-shifting interest in artistic pursuits. Can the friend’s suggested solution do the trick?  Come and find out! This reading features Terry Beery, Dianna Duerre, and John Gustafson. It’s another offering in the partnership among the Senior Centers, Robert Benjamin, and the Los Alamos Little Theatre to bring live theater to the community in enjoyable snippets, with the intent to spur discussions about aging portrayed in the play.  Benjamin’s  Airplane Mode  was the January reading.

Calendar Girls Auditions Feb 20 & 21

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth and directed for LALT by Bev Brunson.

Auditions will be held 6 – 8 pm Feb. 20 and 21 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.

In addition, LALT will hold a reading of the play at the PAC 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 18. Anyone interested in reading or listening is invited to attend.

The play, based on a true story, follows the friendship of Annie and Chris. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital and persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the this charitable venture spreads, and hordes of press descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. 

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Call for Show Proposals 2020-21

Dear Prospective Directors and Producers:

We look forward to receiving your show proposal for the LALT 2020-2021 season. For instructions on how how to put together your proposal, and what to include in it, please download this Proposal Call.

To enable the LALT Board of Directors to evaluate your proposal and consider how well it will fit within the season, please submit your proposal electronically to: lalt-board@googlegroups.com .

The deadline for proposal submissions is March 2, 2020. The LALT Board will schedule meetings with the proposing teams in March.  

New Musical Staged Reading Jan 25

WHAT: Free, public staged reading of One Crazy Day, a multicolored genderbent televangelist musical farce by DS Magid
WHO:  Local performers and musicians
WHEN:  Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos NM 87544
FURTHER INFO: 216-320-0969 / SMMSLT111@gmail.com

One Crazy Day, a multicolored genderbent televangelist musical farce is the love-child of Mozart/Da Ponte’s slyly political class-war opera “The Marriage of Figaro” and Beaumarchais’ death knell of the aristocracy play “Une Folle Journée” by way of the American South. While playwright/composer DS Magid received great inspiration from those works, this isn’t a modernized adaptation but rather, a story with its own cans of worms.  Continue reading

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.