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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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.”