PAC Landscape Work Postponed

This is an update to a previous post.
Los Alamos Little Theatre will not be working on the landscaping on May 9. We have suspended all action/decisions until after the governor’s next announcement on May 15.
Stay tuned for more news regarding the next season and our annual meeting. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!

PAC Landscape Work Party – Sat May 9

Los Alamos Little Theatre needs your help with the landscape around the building.  Join us this coming Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 12 to prune, weed, and pick up.

We will respect COVID-19 safety guidelines:
  • wear your own mask and gloves.
  • bring your own yard tools, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, snack.
  • maintain a minimum of 6 feet between you and others while working.
  • say hello to your friends from a safe distance and enjoy their camaraderie from afar!
The building will be open for restroom use only, no interior work.

See you Saturday!

Remainder of 2019-20 Season Canceled

In light of New Mexico’s “stay at home order” in effect until at least April 30 and Los Alamos County guidelines and the restrictions associated with the order, the LALT Board of Directors decided at its April 7, 2020 meeting to cancel the remainder of the 2019-2020 season through the end of May.

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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