Our Most Valuable Asset: Our Customers

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Alamogordo Music Theatre would like to take a moment and say thank you to some of our favorite people, our patrons.  Particularly those who chose to spend last Saturday evening with us for our production of “Avenue Q”.  We started the evening with a couple of technical glitches, but managed to get things together within a few minutes, at least for the most part.  Now we in AMT know that the show must go on, and we, along with our audiences, have persevered through many minor challenges throughout the years. However, on that particular night a member of the audience was the distraction.  Though this person was removed, we want to make sure that if your night was unsettled by his actions, we would like to make it up to you.  Please contact any board member or one of the staff at the door either Friday or Saturday night with your ticket stub, and we will give you a complementary ticket.  Thank you again for your patronage!

Jeremy Patton – President of Alamogordo Music Theatre

Avenue Q continues this weekend at the Flickinger Center. Performances are April 15 & 16 at  7PM.

AVENUE Q opens tonight at the Flickinger Center


After several months of hard work, the cast of Avenue Q premieres tonight at the Flickinger Center for the performing arts. Many hours of rehearsal have been dedicated to learning music, staging and above all, puppetry!

The irreverent, R-rated musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
The cast of Avenue Q is made up exclusively of members from the Alamogordo and surrounding community. Not only are their residents from Alamogordo, but from Tularosa and our Holloman Air Force Base community. The Alamogordo Music Theater has encouraged participation from all areas of the Tularosa basin for over the last 58 years of its existence.

Avenue Q is a new show for AMT.  It’s a bold new step for the organization, trying to introduce more modern shows to the Alamogordo community. In addition to bringing new productions to our area, we plan on bringing the more traditional 1776 to the stage this summer for our nations 240th birthday! Closing out our 2016 season will be another effort to try something new, we will be bringing the wacky Monty Python’s Spamalot to the Flickinger Center this fall.

Do not miss out on Avenue Q! Production dates are April 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7pm at the Flickinger  Center.  There will be a 2 PM matinee on April 10. All seats are $10. Tickets are available at Books Revisited in the Mall, the Flickinger Center and cast members from the show.

AMT’s Avenue Q observes World Puppetry Day!

IMG_4340Rehearsals have been culminating in a fever pitch as AMT prepares for the April 8th opening of its spring musical: “Avenue Q”! What better way to celebrate a puppet musical than with World Puppetry Day! Our actors have been having a blast with the artistry that goes along with puppet work and they have a new found respect for the work that goes into it! It’s not easy!!

World Puppetry Day was first celebrated in 2003 and sanctioned by the Union Internationale de la Marionette. It was initiated by Iranian puppet artist Javad Zolfaghari and is marked by puppet lovers around the world each year, including the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, which this year will mark the occasion with events on March 19.

Make sure you mark your calendars with dates of “Avenue Q”! April 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7PM and April 10 at 2PM at the Flickinger Center.

Phase One Puppets! Rehearsals are on for Avenue Q!

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Rehearsals are going strong for the Alamogordo Music Theatre’s spring production of “Avenue Q”! The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

For practice and staging purposes the actors have been using socks to take the place of the puppets that the show is known for. All in all, the socks make for a challenging and sometimes hilarious rehearsal process. Right now this is Phase One with puppets, next will be the familiar hand puppets and the challenges of creating a character out of felt!

“Avenue Q” opens April 8th at the Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts. Performance Dates are April 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16.

AVENUE Q CAST ANNOUNCED!

avenue_qThe Alamogordo Music Theatre is proud to announce the cast of their spring musical “Avenue Q”! We want to thank everyone who auditioned for the show. It is truly a delight to have so many talented people here in the Alamogordo community. If you were not cast in “Avenue Q”  we strongly encourage you to try out for future shows this summer and fall!

Now, after two nights of auditions and an arduous casting process, your cast of “Avenue Q”:

BRIAN – Michael Rodgers

CHRISTMAS EVE – Jessica Keller 

GARY COLEMAN – Vette Berrian 

KATE MONSTER – Hillary Marshall

LUCY – Jenny Damon

MRS. T – Robin Ridgway

NEWCOMER – Lee Damon

NICKY – Zack Miller 

Nicky Puppeteer – Tony Calderon

PRINCETON – Ryan Wallway

RICKY – Aaron Featherston

ROD – Jacob Powers

THE BAD IDEA BEARS – Tammy Vandergriff-Baker & Michael Kennedy-Carrillo

TREKKIE MONSTER – Pary Bennett

Trekkie Monster Puppeteer – Joel Burg

Production dates for “Avenue Q” are April 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16 at the Flickinger Center

AVENUE Q AUDITIONS CONCLUDE TONIGHT!

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Monday night the Alamogordo Music Theatre started their audition process for their spring musical, Avenue Q! We were quite pleased with the talented performers that tried out and we cannot wait to see who auditions tonight! Remember, this is your last opportunity to try out for a role in this amazing show! Auditions begin at 6:30 PM at the Flickinger Center.

Please have a short selection ready to perform. We will have an accompanist on hand and a player for digital and CD tracks. In addition, we will ask you to read a short selection from the play with others auditioning. For tips on a successful audition, click here. We are seeking dynamic, talented and dedicated actors and actresses to fill all roles. Please remember, due to the hilarious adult humor, language and themes in Avenue Q, there are no roles for children.

For any questions feel free to contact us at alamogordomusictheatre@gmail.com

We will see you tonight!

AVENUE Q AUDITIONS BEGIN TONIGHT!

AveQ_Detail_Main_Image_Detail Main ImageFor those of you who have been anticipating the next Alamogordo theatrical production to participate in, the wait is over! The Alamogordo Music Theatre is pleased to announce that auditions begin tonight (January 18th) for their spring musical “Avenue Q”!

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. 

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Auditions begin at 6:30 PM at the Flickinger Center. Please have a short selection ready to perform. We will have an accompanist on hand and a player for digital and CD tracks. In addition, we will ask you to read a short selection from the play with others auditioning. For tips on a successful audition, click here.

Auditions continue on January 20th at 6:30 PM. Attendance on both nights is not mandatory. The two dates have been set up for the convenience of the performers in our community.

We are seeking dynamic, talented and dedicated actors and actresses to fill all roles. Please remember, due to the hilarious adult humor, language and themes in Avenue Q, there are no roles for children.

Don’t miss out on this amazing production. We look forward to seeing you soon! Break a Leg!

Avenue Q Auditions a Week Away!

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Auditions for Avenue Q are just a week away and AMT is super excited about getting this tremendous show underway! Avenue Q is a groundbreaking show that combines Muppet-style creatures with human actors to create something adult, funny and very true to life. There are a broad range of ages, personalities and ethnicities that make up the tight ensemble of characters in Avenue Q. For a brief description of each of the roles, look below:

Auditions are January 18th & 20th at 6:30 PM at the Flickinger Center.

BRIAN – A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Late 20s to early 30s. B2 – F#4 – Baritone

CHRISTMAS EVE – An archetypal Asian immigrant who wants to be a therapist and does a killer Judy Garland impersonation. Mid 20s to early 30s. B3 – F#5  – Mezzo Soprano

GARY COLEMAN – Yes, that Gary Coleman but now a superintendent of a building on Avenue Q. In our story, Gary can be played by a woman or a man. D3 – Bb5 – Belter voice or Alto/Tenor

KATE MONSTER – A Kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton. Mid 20s. F#3 – F5 – Soprano/ High Alto

LUCY – A boa-wearing nightclub singer who likes to seduce young guys like Princeton. Mid 20s to mid 30s. F3 – F5 – Alto (Belting)

MRS. T – Ancient, cranky, and thistle-like. The Kindergarten teacher who Kate Monster works for. (Non Singing)

NICKY – A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod. Think Ernie from Sesame Street. Mid 20s to early 30s. B2 – B4 – Baritenor

PRINCETON – A fresh-faced kid just out of college. Bb2 – G4 – Baritenor

ROD – A Republican investment banker (resembles Bert from Sesame Street) who lives with Nicky. Rod is struggling with being gay and comes out over the course of the show. Mid 20s to early 30s. A2 – G4 – Baritenor

THE BAD IDEA BEARS – Two little bears who like to come out and convince good people to do bad bad things…in a snuggly way. 1 female voice (Mezzo) and 1 male voice (Baritone)

TREKKIE MONSTER – (Not to be confused with Cookie Monster, although the vocal resemblance is uncanny)- a monster who lives in the building on Avenue Q is very obsessed with using the internet for naughty things! Bb2 – Eb4 – Baritone

WELCOME 2016! AUDITIONS AHEAD!

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We in the Alamogordo Music Theatre hope that the holiday season went well for everyone! We are super excited about the upcoming 2016 season. The first on the docket is the Tony Award winning play “Avenue Q”! Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Auditions for the show are going to be January 18th and 20th at the Flickinger Center. Auditions begin at 6:30 PM. Please have a short musical selection prepared to sing. An accompanist will be available as well as a player for accompaniment tracks. A list of ranges and roles can be found here.

Due to the humorous adult issues in “Avenue Q”, there are no roles for children in the production.

For more information feel free to contact us at alamogordomusictheatre@gmail.com