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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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!

KEEPING BUSY!! Damn Yankees Second Weekend & Hairspray Auditions!

The Alamogordo Music Theatre is keeping busy this spring! After opening last weekend, AMT continues production of the broadway hit; Damn Yankees! The show commences April 28th and 29th at the Flickinger Center! Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a homerun hit! It features an all-American, family friendly subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. Damn Yankees is a wicked, romantic comedy, sure to please. Tickets are available now at the Flickinger Center!

Next on the agenda is Hairspray! 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!

Auditions are May 1 & 3 at the Flickinger Center at 6PM. For a look at the roles and ranges for Hairspray take a look here!

Keep an eye out for more information about upcoming events with AMT!

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.

Our Most Valuable Asset: Our Customers

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Alamogordo Music Theatre would like to take a moment and say thank you to some of our favorite people, our patrons.  Particularly those who chose to spend last Saturday evening with us for our production of “Avenue Q”.  We started the evening with a couple of technical glitches, but managed to get things together within a few minutes, at least for the most part.  Now we in AMT know that the show must go on, and we, along with our audiences, have persevered through many minor challenges throughout the years. However, on that particular night a member of the audience was the distraction.  Though this person was removed, we want to make sure that if your night was unsettled by his actions, we would like to make it up to you.  Please contact any board member or one of the staff at the door either Friday or Saturday night with your ticket stub, and we will give you a complementary ticket.  Thank you again for your patronage!

Jeremy Patton – President of Alamogordo Music Theatre

Avenue Q continues this weekend at the Flickinger Center. Performances are April 15 & 16 at  7PM.

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.