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

75th Anniversary Celebration

 

Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 75th season kicks off on Friday, September 14th. We begin at 7 PM with a special 75th anniversary celebration, featuring a presentation from the Los Alamos County Council and a recognition of the many hands and hearts who have made your community theatre possible for the past three-quarters of a century. Then, join us for opening night of our first production of the season, Silent Sky, starting at 7:30. Finally, stick around after the performance to meet and greet with the players and have some celebratory cake. Doors to the theatre open at 6:30 PM for this special event.

Play Reading Sept 18

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a play reading for Murder at the Lone Elm by Miles Ledoux at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street. Murder at the Lone Elm will be performed by LALT in January 2019, the third show in LALT’s 75th Anniversary Season.

The play is an interactive murder mystery — meaning that the audience will engage in figuring out whodunnit by asking questions of the characters at different points in the play. This means the actors will need to be able to engage spontaneously with the audience while continuing to advance the plot line. Should be fun! The play has roles for 10 people, five men and five women. The play reading is a chance for people to gain familiarity with the script and its characters, especially if they are considering auditioning for a role. It also is a chance for people who may just want to sit back and listen as a story unfolds through the voices of others.

Silent Sky Opens Sept 14

Silent Sky opens this weekend, Friday Sept 14 and runs through Sept 29.

Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, Silent Sky explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

“Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play Silent Sky is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” — Atlanta Journal–Constitution

Tickets are $15/$13 (seniors and students). Advanced sales available at Brown Paper Tickets, or at CB Fox.

Neil Simon’s Rumors Cast

LALT announces the cast for our November show, Rumors by Neil Simon.  Rumors is directed by Patrick Webb and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.
Cast
Ken Gorman – Paul Lewis
Chris Gorman – Trisha Werner
Lenny Ganz – Ian Foti-Landis
Claire Ganz – Holly Robinson
Glenn Cooper – Thomas Graves
Cassie Cooper – Cindy Hines
Ernie Cusack – Larry Gibbons
Cookie Cusack – Tami Martinson
Officer Welch – Trevor Nickless
Officer Pudney – Cassandra Bowman

Work Party Sat Aug 25

Come and help us get the Performing Arts Center ready for LALT’s 75th Anniversary Season!

LALT will hold its second and final summer work party on Saturday August 25, starting at 10am. Work will be focused on the building. Tasks will include organizing and de-cluttering the costume, green, and prop rooms. We will also address carpentry and maintenance tasks. Lunch will be provided.

We have the tools, supplies and task list. All we need is you!

Auditions for Neil Simon’s Rumors

This over-the-top farce is a non-stop romp of confusion, miscommunication and hilarity as an anniversary party goes awry when the host shoots himself, his wife goes missing, and the help is nowhere to be found.

Directed by Patrick Webb: 505-500-0248 or polkageist@gmail.com
Performances November 2-17, 2018

Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.
Friday, August 10 at 7 pm • Saturday, August 11 at 2 pm Friday, August 17 at 7 pm • Saturday, August 18 at 2 pm  Scripts available at Mesa Public Library.
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