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.

Taking Applications for Don Fox Memorial Scholarship!

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Janelle Hernandez, 2015 Don Fox Memorial Scholarship Recipient and Pary Bennett, AMT Vice President

The Alamogordo Music Theater is always busy putting together new shows to produce for Alamogordo, Holloman AFB and the entire Tularosa Basin. But one of our primary goals is to foster fine arts education that enriches the youth of our community. One way we encourage this idea is by offering scholarships to area students. The Alamogordo Music Theatre has contributed in excess of 60,000 dollars in scholarship monies over the last fifty-eight years. Our undergraduate scholarships are forms of aid that help students pay for their education. The first of three named scholarships that AMT awards is the Don Fox Memorial Scholarship. This performing arts scholarship in memory of one of our founding board members, Don Fox. The Don Fox Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior at the end of the school year. This past year’s recepient is Janelle Hernandez (pictured above with AMT Vice-President Pary Bennett). Janelle graduated from Alamogordo High School in May of 2015 and is now attending NMSU in Las Cruces as a performing arts major.

The Don Fox Memorial Scholarship is being awarded once more this spring to an eligible high school senior. If you have an interest in applying, please fill out an application that can be found here. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of need and a transcript from your high school. The Don Fox Memorial Scholarship deadline is April 1st. Please have submissions postmarked by this date.

We are excited about awarding excellence in our community! Get your applications in now!