Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick…Tick…BOOM!
Directed by Tim Orcutt Tjo1865@gmail.com
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday July 20 at 2:30 PM and Sunday July 21 at 7:00 PM. Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE will be determined after the show is cast. Generally, evenings on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday or some combination thereof, starting with a read-through/cast party tentatively scheduled for the evening of July 29.
Tick… Tick… Boom! by Jonathan Larson
September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and September 22 at 2:00pm
Directed by Tim Orcutt
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… Boom!. This award-winning autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.
Dial “M” For Murder! by Fredrick Knott
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm and November 17 at 2:00pm
Directed by Jim Sicilian, Produced by Gracie Cainelli
Hello prospective directors and producers,
The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s newly elected Board of Directors is soliciting show proposals for our 2019-2020 season. Open slots are September 2019, January, March, and May 2020. The deadline for September show proposals is July 5, 2019. For the three 2020 slots the deadline is July 31, 2019. Instructions for proposing a show can be downloaded here LALT-Proposals-Request-Jun19
We hope to hear from you very soon!
The 2019-20 LALT Board of Directors put into place at the June 9 Annual Meeting are:
Craig Taylor, president
Tom Farish, vice-president
Linda Taylor, secretary
Eric Bjorklund, treasurer
One of the most important orders of business at the LALT Annual Meeting June 9 will be electing the next Board of Directors. Members will be nominated, or self-nominate, from the floor at the meeting. If you know you are interested in running for the Board, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest. We can let the membership know in advance of the meeting persons who are likely to be nominated. Here’s your chance to step up and help define LALT’s future, either by running for the Board or attending the meeting and voting for candidates who best reflect your values and interests.
Save the Date …
Los Alamos Little Theatre invites all interested persons to attend its Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday June 9, 2019. A free lunch will be provided starting at 1:00 pm and the business portion of the meeting will begin at 2:00 pm. At the meeting, LALT members can renew their membership and new members can join by paying their $5.00 annual dues. Attendees will elect members of the LALT’s 2019-20 Board of Directors.
Our production of Church and State has withdrawn from further AACTFest participation and will not be representing Los Alamos Little Theatre and New Mexico at the Regional festival in Midland TX. New Antiquities Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet will takes it place. New Antiquities is located in Hobbs, NM.
New Mexico AACTFest successfully concluded on Sunday. LALT’s entry, Church and State, will be advancing to Regionals in Midland TX in May 2-4. Other awards garnered by Church and State were:
Distinguished Performance in a Leading Role – Tim Orcutt
Distinguished Performance in a Supporting Role – Charlotte Jusinski
Distinguished Lighting Design
Saturday March 2, 1-3 pm and Sunday March 3, 5-7 pm
at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.
Scripts for the May LALT production — 8×10 Six — are available in the White Rock and Mesa public libraries. We encourage anyone considering auditioning for the 8x10s to review the scripts and identify roles of particular interest.
Plays were solicited from New Mexico playwrights, and those selected include authors from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Tesuque, and Los Alamos.
The plays to be presented are:
- A Life by Gary Dontzig
- DWI by Dale Dunn
- Endless Questions by Mimi Adams
- For Lack of a Tail by John Cullinan
- Patient by Caroline Evarts
- Reach Out by Richard Peck
- Red Licorice by John Gustafson
- Treason by Robert Benjamin
Total available roles are for 7 men, 6 women, 4 of either gender, and three youth (from 10 years old to teenager). The 8x10s are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to try out acting without the intensive time requirements of a full-length play.
Join us this Saturday Evening, February 16th, at 7:30 PM as our theatre friends from Taos bring us a special one-night-only performance of Every Brilliant Thing.
Every Brilliant Thing is an immersive comedy about depression and the lengths we’ll go for those we love. Starring Rita O’Connell, directed by Chelsea Reidy.
This Taos production completely sold out its opening weekend, and now it’s coming to Los Alamos!