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!

 

WARMING UP FOR DAMN YANKEES FINAL WEEKEND!

The cast and crew of AMT’s spring production of Damn Yankees has geared up for another amazing weekend of productions at the Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts! The cast of the show has channeled the energy from opening weekend for two more nights of singing, dancing and all sorts of shenanigans. Production nights are Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at 7PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Flickinger Center.

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd (Loren Jackson), trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate (Randall Cutts), for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As transformed young phenom Joe Hardy (Zack Miller), 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 please!

Come this weekend to see some amazing local talent perform this fantastic show! Remember, every ticket sold helps fund scholarships for area students to pursue the fine arts! What a great reason to take in a night of musical entertainment!

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!

Scholarship Winner Announced!

IMG_1744As we begin the Labor Day Holiday, The Alamogordo Music Theatre wants to announce the winner of the 2014 Don Fox Memorial Scholarship! This years winner is Ana Reynolds! Ana is a recent graduate of Alamogordo High School and is currently attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Above, AMT president Jeremy Patton presents Ana the scholarship at the end of AMT’s summer production of “Annie”. Two great reasons to take in an AMT show, great entertainment and scholarships for area students! Congrats Ana!

Happy Easter!

IMG_4965_2Th Alamogordo Music Theater wants to wish everyone a Happy Easter. We hope that you have a blessed holiday and share your day with family and friends!

We also would like to thank you all for your patronage and support through our production of “Godspell”! Without you to help support live theater, we would not be able to put on the shows that we do and fund the scholarships we provide to area students.

Remember! If you have an interest in doing an AMT show, our auditions for “Annie” are May 7th and 8th at the Flickinger. Whether you like performing or you rather be behind the scenes, there is a place for everyone in our shows. Come on out! You will have the time of your life.

 

Scholarship Deadline Approaches!

Scholarship DeadlineOne of the primary focuses of the Alamogordo Music Theatre is to provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the arts. Coming this APRIL 1st, one of named scholarships will be due. The Don Fox Memorial Scholarship is named after one of our original board members and is awarded to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in the arts. If you or someone you know is eligible for the scholarship, please fill out the scholarship application and provide a transcript and letter of need postmarked no later than the April 1st deadline!

In addition, AMT has other scholarships to consider! We also award the Martha Julian Memorial Scholarship and the Ted Lewis Memorial Scholarship come AUGUST 1st. All applications and scholarship criteria can be found here on the AMT website under the scholarship link.