HAIRSPRAY BLASTS OFF THIS WEEKEND

The Alamogordo Music Theatre is pleased to announce the arrival of our summer musical “Hairspray”!  The production opens Friday, August 4th and continues on August 5, 11 and 12 at 7PM and August 6th at 2PM at the Flickinger Center!

“Hairspray”, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!

Tickets are $12 dollars and can be purchased at the Flickinger Center, The Pizza Mill and Sub Factory or from any cast member. Remember, proceeds from the production help fund scholarships for area students going into the arts! Helping with education and taking in a dynamic show, two great reasons to see “Hairspray”! It all starts tonight at the Flick! See you there!

 

HAIRSPRAY OPENS AUGUST 4TH!

The Alamogordo Music Theatre is anxiously awaiting it’s AUGUST 4th OPENING of the dynamic Broadway musical “HAIRSPRAY”!

Based on the 1988 movie written and directed by John Waters, the show takes audiences back to Baltimore of the 1960s, where plus-size teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on “The Corny Collins Show,” a TV dance program. When she manages to win a spot on the show, she becomes an overnight celebrity and meets a colorful array of characters.

“Hairspray” opened on Broadway in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score. The London production won four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. In addition to national and international tours, the show was adapted into a 2007 film with John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky and Zac Efron.

The AMT production features many local talents, including Katie Babbitt as Tracy, Jacob Powers as Link Larkin, Kyra Zartner as Amber Von Tussell, Katie Calentine as Penny Pingleton and David Johnson as Seaweed. Among other featured roles include Zack Miller as Corny Collins, Joanna Conley as MotorMouth Maybelle, Hillary Marshall as Velma Von Tussell and Tyler Hutchins as Edna Turnblad.

“I  am so excited for  this show!” says director Stacy Zevetchin “This uber talented cast is ready to entertain  the community with great dances, songs, and comedy.  They have been working non stop to present a truly fabulous show, that competes with the pros.”

The score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman showcases ’60s dance music and rhythm and blues selections. It includes the numbers “Good Morning, Baltimore,” “The Nicest Kids in Town” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”

Hairspray will open on August 4th with performances following on August 5, 11 and 12 at 7PM at the Flickinger Center. There will be a 2PM matinee on August 6. Tickets are currently available at the Flickinger Center, the Pizza Mill and Sub Factory or from any cast member.

 

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DAMN YANKEES OPENS THIS FRIDAY!

All the weeks of hard work have paid off and Damn Yankees is finally opening at the Flickinger Center this Friday, April 21st!

With music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Jerry Ross, Damn Yankees is based on the book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop about a middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

As he wows the world transforming the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, Joe begins to realize the real worth of the life he’s left behind. Colorful characters, smashing dance numbers and songs, including “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets),” “You Gotta Have Heart” and “Those Were the Good Old Days,” are show highlights. Boasting more than 1,000 performances on Broadway, a successful film version and a popular Broadway revival, Damn Yankees has won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees promises to start off Alamogordo Music Theatre’s 2017 Season with a home run

Tickets are available at the Flickinger Center or from any cast member. All seats are $12 dollars. Show times include April 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7PM and April 23 at 2PM.

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 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.

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!

 

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!