PAC Cleanup Day – Sat Feb 9

This coming Saturday, February 9th, at 9 AM, we’ll hold a work day at the Performing Arts Center in preparation for next month’s statewide AACTFest competition. We’ll be cleaning up and organizing the public and performing spaces in anticipation of visiting community theaters from around the state. Please come lend a hand for a few hours. Lunch will be served for all our workers.

Play Reading Feb 12

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites interested patrons and prospective actors to attend a play reading at 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

The evening’s reading will feature the eight short plays to be performed by LALT in May. The plays were selected from 22 scripts submitted by New Mexico playwrights. This production format of short plays provides multiple opportunities for persons wishing to gain on-stage experience and offers a variety of roles and concepts to consider. Some of the directors who have chosen the plays will be at the reading and can share their thoughts that went into the selections.

This is the sixth time LALT has produced the 8×10 play format.
Auditions will be held 1-3 pm Saturday, March 2, and 5-7 pm Sunday, March 3.

The plays to be performed in May include:
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
Red Licorice by John Gustafson
Treason by Robert Benjamin

The eighth play is still being determined. Directors for the 8x10s are John Cullinan, Trish Ebbert, Elisa Enriquez, Ian Foti-Landis, Iain May, Ken Milder, and Patrick Webb.

AACTFest Participants

Five companies will participate in New Mexico AACTFest 2019.  The theatre festival and competition will be held at the Los Alamos Little Theatres’ Performing Arts Center on March 21-14.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre, Los Alamos, presenting Church and State, by Jason Odell Williams
  • New Antiquities Theatre Company, Hobbs, presenting Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
  • Nat Gold Players, Las Vegas, presenting New Mexico Heroes, by multiple authors
  • Artesia High School, Artesia, presenting Fallen, by Tom Aker
  • Artesia Community Theatre, Artesia, presenting Memory Garden, by Mark Scharf

For more information on AACTFest19 in Los Alamos see our AACTFest page.

Lone Elm Matinee Rescheduled

The matinee performance of Murder at the Lone Elm on Sunday Jan 13 was cancelled due to weather conditions.  It has been rescheduled for next Sunday Jan 20 at 2pm.

If you purchased tickets for Jan 13, we will honor them at any performance next weekend: Friday 1/18 or Saturday 1/19 at 7PM, or Sunday 1/20 at 2PM.

LALT Directing Workshop

There is still space available in our Directing Class, taught by Jacqueline Reid of Fusion Theatre on February 16th. The cost will be $20 per participant; LALT is subsidizing part of the cost for the training.

Those interested in reserving a spot in the class should send an email to johngus@cybermesa.com or call him at 505-412-3235.

The deadline for reserving a spot is January 18. For more details, click here to see the Facebook event.

Call for 2019-20 Season Proposals

The Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) is soliciting show proposals from local production teams for its 2019-20 season. We are looking for proposals for September and November of 2019, and January, March and May of 2020.

The Board will be looking for a diverse line-up to comprise the season. Generally, that diversity includes a dramatic play, a musical, a comedic or farcical play, a “classic” (well-known) play, and perhaps something new or that stretches the boundaries of LALT and its audience. Proposals should also take the balance of roles for men and women into account, as well. In addition, given that Los Alamos Light Opera will also be presenting their big musical in the fall of 2019, we are giving priority consideration to small cast productions for November of 2019.

Proposals are due by February 28, 2019

Interested director/producer teams can download the submission information document here:  2019-20 proposal call LALT

LALT Murder Mystery Looking for a Few Good Audiences

With a murderer on the loose and the body count rising, Dana Hunt has to throw out her police training and turn to a new source for leads — the audience.

Los Alamos Little Theatre’s January production, Murder at the Lone Elm, is an interactive murder mystery in which the audience gets to help the head of hotel security try to figure out who is murdering people at the Lone Elm Inn. Questions from the audience help elicit information from the multiple suspects, and at intermission audience members are asked to write down who they think the murderer is. Correct guesses will go into a drawing for prizes at the end of the show.

The show, written and directed by Miles Ledoux, opened with a special New Year’s Eve presentation, and its regular run continues from Jan. 4-19 with shows at 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays. A 2 pm matinee will be performed on Sunday, Jan. 13.  Ice cream and toppings will be served at all performances, so audience members should arrive early so they can get their dessert and seats before the mystery — and murder — begins. Doors open at 7 pm.   Continue reading

Lone Elm is on NYE

The Show Must Go On!

Our special New Year’s Eve performance of Murder at the Lone Elm will proceed as planned this evening.

Please be careful out on the roads tonight. We want all our patrons to be safe.

If you’ve purchased a ticket for this evening, but decide not to attend due to the weather, LALT will honor your ticket at any future performance of Lone Elm (contact us at boxoffice@lalt.org to add yourself to the “will call” list for a future showing).

Murder at the Lone Elm will run January 4-26, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30PM (ice cream service starts at 7), and a special Sunday matinee on January 13th at 2PM.

Lone Elm Cast & Crew

The cast and crew of “Murder at the Lone Elm” get ready for their opening performance New Year’s Eve. At top, standing, from left are actors Terry Beery, Cassandra Bowman, Shashi Charles, Matthew Waller, Spook Kellum, Aaron Waller, Joey Robinson (stage manager), Trish Ebberts (assistant director), Teresa Bradford and Alex L’Esperance. At bottom, kneeling or sitting, from left are Miles Ledoux (writer and director), Megan Pimentel, Gwen Lewis and John Gustafson (producer). “Murder at the Lone Elm” is an interactive murder mystery, in which the audience is invited to help figure out whodunit. The show opens Dec. 31 at the Performing Arts Center 1670 Nectar Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with service of ice cream and toppings, with the show starting promptly at 7:30 pm.

News Year’s Eve Mystery

If you are wondering what to do this New Year’s Eve, why not get in touch with your inner Sherlock Holmes and come help the Los Alamos Little Theatre figure out Whodunnit?

LALT will offer a special New Year’s Eve performance of its January show, “Murder at the Lone Elm,” at 7:30 pm Dec. 31 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.

“Murder at the Lone Elm,” written and directed by Miles Ledoux, is an interactive murder mystery — meaning the audience gets to interrogate the suspects to see if they can determine who the murderer is.

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