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 3pm & 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.

Tick, Tick… Boom! Auditions

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.
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LALT Fall 2019 Productions

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

Call for Production Proposals for our 2019-20 Season

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!

LALT Board 2019-20

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
Gracie Cainelli
David Daniel
Ken Milder
Lauire Tomlinson

Seeking Members to run for Board of Directors

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 contact@lalt.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.