We’re Having a Blockbuster Summer at ALT! Join us!

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We’ve got a Blockbuster Summer happening at ALT!  Education classes are in full swing and we still have availability for our next 3 sessions (see our web site for details!)… we’ve got a FUNdraiser happening this Sunday the 14th at B2B (Bistronomy Beers to Burgers) on Central Ave. in Nob Hill — come by from Noon – 9p, eat a delicious meal, and 20% of the proceeds come to ALT…  and on July 31st at 1:30p at ALT, Lou Ann Graham will tell us all about her big sister, the legendary Vivian Vance, in a very special presentation: “Vivian Vance: My Big Sister”!  Then, the first two weekends in August, we welcome The Dolls to our stage for a very special production of “Murder on the Orient Express”!  It’s all fun, fresh, and exciting this summer!  JOIN US! 🙂 



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The Producers has wrapped… The Vivian Awards have been given… you may be thinking to yourself, “The folks at ALT must be so bored with nothing to do…” NOT! We’ve got lots happening in the next month! And one VERY cool and important thing requires YOUR help!

On Sunday, July 14th, we’re having a delicious fundraiser at B2B Bistronomy (Beers to Burgers) on Central Avenue! It’s located at 3118 Central Ave. in Nob Hill. On the 14th, just show up between Noon and 9p, enjoy a delicious meal (the food is great) and 20% of the proceeds will automatically be given to ALT! We’re a nonprofit, so this will be a huge help to us, and we need everyone to come out and support us. We love you, and we thank you in advance for your support! See you at B2B on July 14th! Come hungry!

Congratulations to those who won “Vivians” last night!

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ALT congratulates all those who took home a Vivian Award last night!


Front of House Awards:

Outstanding Box Office Volunteer:
    Barb Smailis

Outstanding House Manager:
    Kathy & Randy Montoya
    Dean & Bonnie Tooley
Outstanding Usher:

   Sadie Ortiz

Outstanding Ushering Couple:
    Jan and Bob Wilson

Outstanding Long-Time Volunteer:
    Joann Rasmussen

Backstage Crew Awards:

Outstanding Guest Stage Manager:
    Billy Trabaudo

Outstanding Volunteer – Deck Chief:
    Elizabeth Bailey

Outstanding Volunteer – Lights and Sound:
    Alethea Torres

Outstanding Volunteer – Deck Crew Member:
    Nick Tapia

Outstanding Volunteer – Costume, Hair, and Make-up Crew:
    Linda Deimer

Outstanding Costume Design:
    Carolyn Hogan & Joe Moncada for La Cage aux Folles

Onstage Performance Awards:

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy or Drama:
    Peter Diseth as Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy or Drama:
    Kate Costello as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama:
    Larry Welz as Clarence Odbody in It’s a Wonderful Life

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama:
    Ninette Mordaunt as Marmee in Little Women

Outstanding ALT Debut Performance in a Comedy or Drama:
    Ryan Pennington as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

Outstanding Performance by a Youth:
    Jackson Murietta as Dwalin in The Hobbit

Outstanding Guest Director:
    Denise Schulz for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:
    Dehron Foster as Leo Bloom in The Producers

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical:
    Tahirih Garcia as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical:
    Joe Moncada as Carmen Ghia in The Producers

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:
    Shirley Roach as Hold Me-Touch Me in The Producers

Outstanding ALT Debut in a Musical:
    Daniel Tabeling as Roger de Bris in The Producers

All of us at ALT thank all of our phenomenal volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We look forward to working with you again for our incredible 2013 – 2014 season! See you at the shows!

ALT’s First Annual “Vivian Awards” were a Big Success!

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Last night was truly fantastic! Albuquerque Little Theatre hosted our first annual Vivian Awards, named in honor of Vivian Vance of “I Love Lucy”, who got her start at ALT in 1930. It was a fantastic celebration of all of our volunteers, from ushers to box office assistants to backstage crew to onstage performers! One special highlight was a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Lou Ann Graham, Vivian’s baby sister who is now in her 80’s (seen in the photo). Lou Ann told the crowd, “She (Vivian) is with us”, and that her sister would be so proud of what ALT has become. Huge congrats to all who took home a “Vivian”, and to all of our incredible volunteers! We love you!!



      Lou Ann Graham



ALT Announces Auditions for “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN”

 Announcing Auditions for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN…





Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Directed by Henry Avery; musical direction by HB & William W. Williams

*Saturday, July 13, 2013:
Vocal auditions–11 am – 3 pm, by appointment*
Dance auditions–3:30 pm – 5 pm

*Sunday, July 14, 2013:
Vocal auditions–1 pm – 3 pm, by appointment*
Dance auditions–3:30 pm – 5 pm

*Monday, July 15, 2013:
Callbacks, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

*To schedule a vocal audition, please send an email to stagemanager@abqlt.org.

IT’S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment…and the only place you’ll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made!

*Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 19.

*Production dates: October 11 – November 3, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm
plus Thursdays on October 24 & 31 at 7:30 pm

*Character Descriptions:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s/30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

Igor – Male, age 20s/30s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.

Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher – Female, age 40s/50s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.

Blind Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

ENSEMBLE: 8 male and 8 female, with plenty of featured roles, lots of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles.

All roles are open and available!