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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LALT Directing Workshop

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a class on directing the short play February 16, 2019, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

The class is being held as part of the preparation for LALT’s May 2019 production of eight 10-minute plays. This format, offered by LALT for the sixth time, is an opportunity for people interested in becoming more involved in theatre to gain experience in a more controlled, abbreviated manner than required for undertaking a full-length play.

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Auditions for Church and State

Sunday, December 9th, 7pm – 9pm
Monday, December 10th, 7pm – 9pm

At the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street

Directed by Patrick MacDonald • Produced by Holly Robinson

Rehearsals: January 7 – February 28
Performances: March 1 – 16
(Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sunday, 3/10, at 2pm)
Competition: March 21 – 24

Contact: Patrick MacDonald, pmacd80@gmail.com

Donation from John Longer Estate

Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced it has received a generous donation from the estate of John Longer.  Longer was a longtime LALT member who passed away in 2006.  

“John produced and appeared in many of our melodramas over the years,” LALT Board member Paul Lewis said. “He was also instrumental in a number of building improvements, including our bathroom renovations and light booth construction.”

Longer also helped build the sets for numerous shows, assisted with house management and ushering, and even served as a bouncer during LALT’s wild-and-wooly past. He served on LALT’s Board of Directors numerous times.

Board member Gracie Cainelli recalled that Longer once transported the set for LALT’s entry in a regional competition to Oklahoma City on his trailer. “He drove for 12 hours in the pouring rain. When he got there he had to rebuild the set overnight because the rain had ruined it,” Cainelli said.

“LALT thrives because of the involvement and generosity of our members,” LALT Board President John Cullinan said. “We are grateful to John Longer and his family for their support.”

Church & State Play Reading Nov 6

LALT will hold a preliminary reading of March’s production of Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. The reading will take place in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 6th at 7 PM. The play calls for a cast of 2 men and 2 women, ranging in age from late 20s to early 50s. Director Patrick MacDonald will lead the reading in advance of auditions, dates and times TBA (watch your email updates.
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Call for Short Play Scripts

Los Alamos Little Theatre will perform a collection of eight short plays as its May 2019 production. Some local playwrights have already volunteered scripts. Other local playwrights who wish to submit a script for a play that can be performed in around 10 minutes, with minimal staging requirements and no expectation of royalties, may do so by e-mailing the script to johngus@cybermesa.com — no more than two submissions per author. Scripts will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2018.

Evening of Arts & Culture – Fri Oct 12

Los Alamos Little Theatre and the Los Alamos Light Opera present an evening of performances as part of this year’s Los Alamos Evening of Arts and Culture, sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, this Friday night, October 12.

Join us at 5 & 7 PM as the cast of LALT’s Rumors presents staged readings from some of their favorite moments from Shakespeare.

Then, stick around at 6 & 8 PM as the Light Opera presents selections from their recent production of Guys and Dolls, along with some other Broadway favorites. Each performance by LALO will be a different program.

And while you’re at it, go see our friends from the Pajarito Players, who’ll present three play readings in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, beginning at 5:30.

See the full schedule of events around the Los Alamos Creative District here: https://losalamosartscouncil.org/eveningartsculture/

Audition for Murder at the Lone Elm!

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces audition dates for Murder at the Lone Elm, an interactive murder mystery written and directed by local playwright Miles Ledoux.

Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center (1670 Nectar Street) at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 4, and 4 pm Saturday, Oct. 6. Actors will be asked to read excerpts from the script and engage in some impromptu dialogue to mimic engagement with an audience trying to determine murderer from among a cast of suspects.

The play will be performed January 4-19, 2019, with a special New Year’s Eve performance December 31.   Continue reading