MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT OPENS TONIGHT!

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Jennifer Damon belts out the “Diva’s Lament” from Monty Python’s Spamalot, opening tonight at the Flickinger Center.

The Alamogordo Music Theatre is getting ready to take a trip on the wild side tonight with the wacky and witty Monty Python’s Spamalot! If you are a fan of the British comedy troupe Monty Python, this show is sure to tickle your funny bone.
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni.
The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million.
The AMT production features many local talents: Loren Jackson as King Arthur, Daniel Humm as Sir Robin and James White as Lancelot. In addition, many active duty members and spouses from Holloman AFB are featured: Jennifer Damon as the Lady of the Lake, Jacob Powers as Not Dead Fred/Prince Herbert and Michael Rodgers featured in the ensemble. The production is directed by Keith Dodson.
Monty Python’s Spamalot will opens tonight (11/11) at the Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts in Alamogordo and continue on November 12, 18 & 19 at 7PM. There will be a 2PM matinee of November 13th. All tickets are $10 at the Flickinger Center and the Pizza Mill & Sub Factory.

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!

Fiddler of the Roof SUNDAY MATINEE TODAY!

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There is another great opportunity to go see Alamogordo Music Theatre’s summer production of “Fiddler on the Roof”! Today, take the family and friends to the Flickinger Center to go see the Sunday Matinee at 2PM for the family friendly production.

Fiddler on the Roof is about Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the pressures of the Tsar infringing upon their village.

Tickets are 10 dollars and can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss out!

FINAL PERFORMANCE FOR INTO THE WOODS TONIGHT!

IMG_0815One more opportunity to see AMT’s amazing production of “Into the Woods”! After a run of four other performances, “Into the Woods” final performance will begin at 7PM at the Flickinger Center this evening. Don’t miss out on all the witches, the curses, the goodbyes and reverses! It’s a dynamic show with an equally talented cast. Tickets are ten dollars at the Flickinger Center, Alamo Optical, and Books Revisited. If you cannot get to one of those locations, the tickets can be purchased at the door before the show. Your chance to see this amazing production is almost gone, come tonight for a great evening of live theater!

FINAL WEEKEND BEGINS FOR INTO THE WOODS!

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This weekend is your last chance to catch the Alamogordo Music Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods”! Come take a stroll through the wood with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and the Baker and his Wife, just to name a few! But be careful what you wish for along the way, the consequences may not be what you bargained for!

Productions dates for this weekend are April 17th and 18th at 7PM at the Flickinger Center. Tickets are only ten dollars at the door, at Alamo Optical and Books Revisited in the White Sands Mall. We will see you there!

INTO THE WOODS OPENS TONIGHT AT THE FLICKINGER!

1cf105ba6cf1209fa57149cb97164c90The Alamogordo Music Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of the their spring musical “Into the Woods”! After several months of rehearsal the production begins tonight at the Flickinger Center of Performing Arts.

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular shows, “Into the Woods” intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The show covers multiple themes: growing up, parents and children, accepting responsibility, morality, and finally, wish-fulfillment and its consequences. The characters include Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, as well as many others. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a Witch who has placed a curse on them, and their instances with other storybook characters during their journey.

“Into the Woods” will have performances at the Flickinger Center on April 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7PM and a matinee on April 12 at 2PM. All tickets are $10 and are available at Alamo Optical, Books Revisited and at the Flickinger Center.

Amazing talent and great local theater… Catch a show this weekend!

 

INTO THE WOODS DRESS REHEARSAL TONIGHT!

IMG_0333After a long rehearsal process, AMT’s spring production of “Into the Woods” is very near to opening! Dress Rehearsal begins this evening and the cast is ready to go! Props are are set, the costumes prepped and the actors primed and ready to go!

You must get in on this wonderful show! Performances are starting tomorrow April 10 at 7PM at the Flickinger Center! Continuing performances are April 11, 17, 18 at 7PM and April 12 at 2PM. Tickets are available ahead of time at Alamo Optical, Books Revisited and at the Flickinger Center. Come see this amazing show and all the fine talent that Alamogordo has to offer!

Annie Continues this Weekend!

photoThough the waters rose up and dampened last weekends performances, Annie is back and ready for performances on Friday and Saturday at the Flickinger Center. Both shows begin promptly at 7PM! Make sure that you don’t miss this wonderful show. We also have two new dates to make up for last weekend! The cast of Annie will be performing on August 15 & 16 as well at 7PM.

Packed Like Sardines!

orchEven though the pit has been the pits these last several days (flooded twice) the Annie 2014 Orchestra plays on.  Led by Musical Director Lynette Wedig and Orchestra Director Josh Bryant, the pit is filled to the brim with 15 members.  Plenty of AMT veterans will grace your ears, like trumpet players Ken Gardner and Chris Berst; trombonist Ron Keller; flutist Tracy Brown, and Nanette Gardner on her clarinet.  Michelle Price is a newcomer to the pit and she’s keeping things shaken up with percussion and xylophone.  AMT is most excited about the newcomers from Alamogordo High School Tiger pride band.  Grace Hendricks and Garret Anderson fill out the trombone section, Abrianna Garcia plays double duty with the baritone sax, and clarinet, and Shelley Inge plays the alto sax.  Robert Anderson and his bass guitar keep the pace, and Connor Draney keeps everyone on the beat with his drums.  Shannon Nelson rounds out the whole thing with her tuba.  “This is the biggest orchestra we’ve ever had to my knowledge” says Lynette Wedig, “And I don’t think we’ve ever had a Tuba!”  Director Pary Bennett says “I know when Lynette is involved the music is going to be done right. She was my first and only choice when I decided I wanted to direct this show. What she and Josh [Bryant] have done with this thing has exceeded any expectation I could have ever had.”

Come enjoy Annie this Friday and Saturday night, August 8th and 9th, 7:00 PM at the Flickinger Center for Performing arts.

Annie is Coming Soon!

IMG_8546Only a few more days and “Annie” comes to the Flickinger Center stage! The story revolves around a spunky orphan girl who finds a home with a New York millionaire during the Depression, but she must dodge the clutches of her evil orphanage mistress. “Annie” is a Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan’s musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip.

Performance dates are August 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7PM and August 3 at 2PM. Tickets are available at Alamo Optical, Books Revisited in the Mall and at the Flickinger Center. We will see you there!