SET BUILDING… IT TAKES THE WHOLE VILLAGE!

“The Addams Family” members Chip Bryant and Brad Douglas engaging in set-work last Saturday morning

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi

The Alamogordo Music Theatre has been gearing up for it’s fall production of “The Addams Family”, a musical version of the beloved classic characters that Charles Addams gave life to decades ago. There are several things that go into a making an extraordinary production; such as singing, blocking and rehearsing. However, set design and the set work that follows is key to a successful production.

Since the set is generally the first element of a production that the audience sees, its job is to convey the information needed to launch the story. An effective scenic design (partnered with a great lighting design) helps the audience see and hear the play better by telling them where to look and whom to listen to. The means to a great set design should allow the audience’s focus to be the actor in space.

Being a non profit community theater, AMT relies mostly on its actors, crew and community members to assemble its sets. Every Saturday morning members of the show go out and build platforms, flats, windows and doorways to create the desired illusion for AMT’s performances. It’s a wonderful way to socialize and get to know your fellow cast and crew.  The tremendous benefit comes from the brilliant people from Alamogordo, Holloman AFB, Tularosa and Cloudcroft coming together and sharing knowledge and experiences. It is what has made Alamogordo Music Theatre a truly wonderful organization over the last 61 years.

If you would like to get involved in set or stage work with AMT, drop us a line here on our website!

“The Addams Family” will open on November 2nd at the Flickinger Center.

Rehearsals Move Forward!

IMG_0106Rehearsals are in full swing for the AMT summer production of “Annie”! All the cast and crew have been working feverishly to learn the challenging music of the show. From Orphans, Household Servants and Hooverville residents, the cast has a wide range of parts to fill!

Keep following the exploits our cast!  If you have a desire to help out with the show, drop us a line below! We will get back with you as soon as we can. There are always sets to build, signs to paint and costumes to sew!

Production dates for “Annie” are August 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9 at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts.

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Keeping Busy with Godspell!

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The countdown continues to the “Godspell” premiere on April 11th! In the meantime, the cast and crew have been feverishly rehearsing music and staging. If that was not enough, they have been painting billboard signs and building set pieces for the production! What a dedicated crew! If you have an interest in helping out, drop us a note! It takes a community of people to put on an AMT production!photo 4 photo2345

Happy Labor Day!

The 2009 Cast of “High School Musical” works on the set for their show!

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance…” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day from your friends in the Alamogordo Music Theatre.

 

Sign Painting

Think of it as a large coloring book! This weekend Joni Castello and Ronnie Brockett came out to trace and paint signs for our upcoming show “The Wizard of Oz”! Above is an example of their handy work. Be on the look out for when we post them around town! If you are interested in the technical side of theater, want to sew, paint or build; drop us a note below! We love to have fresh faces helping with AMT!!