Albuquerque Little Theatre


V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

Event Horizon

Get With It

Friday, Oct 7: Little Shop of Horrors

Florist Seymour Krelborn discovers a demonic new breed of plant that has a taste for blood.
V.23 No.35 |

Alibi Picks

The Cuckoo Flies Again: ALT stages a crazy classic

William R. Stafford directs this adaptation of the famous book and film about patients in a mental ward who rebel against an evil nurse. Runs through 9/14.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Ethel Mertz was hawt.
Brooks Studio, PA1978.153

Arts Feature

Loving Vivian Vance

The highs and lows of an Albuquerque legend

Beautiful, talented and compassionate, the real Vivian Vance was more than an “I Love Lucy” sidekick. She didn’t always gel with her famous costars, and her personal life wasn’t always picture-perfect.
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V.22 No.31 |

Alibi Picks

Red Lipstick and Red Herrings: Murder on the Orient Express at the ALT

If you’re going to spritz up a fusty old whodunit, you’d better bring three things: posh costumes, a killer set and a shameless sense of humor. And it wouldn’t hurt to throw some drag queens into the mix. With The Dolls’ latest production, Murder on the Orient Express, Albuquerque’s legendary drag theater troupe may have accomplished all four. The story shakes out in 1935 when a wicked American financier is found dead in his train compartment, stabbed twelve times. Naturally, no one’s talking and suspects are legion. Was it the Russian princess? Or perhaps the Swedish missionary? What role did the Pekingese play? You’ll want to come for the twists and turns adapted from Agatha Christie’s classic mystery as much as for The Dolls’ seductively campy struttings. Showing for two weekends only at Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW), the play opens tonight and runs through August 11. For dates and times, visit albuquerquelittletheatre.org. General tickets are $20 and $18 for ATL season ticket holders. Albuquerque Little Theatre • Fri Aug 2 • 8 pm • $20 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
Art Tedesco and Dehron Foster
George Williams

Arts Feature

Springtime for a Hit

A dynamic Producers pleases

Musical mayhem comes to the Albuquerque Little Theatre stage with The Producers
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V.22 No.9 |
La Cage Aux Folles
albuquerquelittletheatre.org

Alibi Picks

La Cage Aux Folles at the Albuquerque Little Theatre

One of the more high profile movements of the past few years has been alt-weekly columnist Dan Savage's “It Gets Better” campaign, the focus of which is preventing teen suicide by encouraging non-heterosexual kids to tough out the rough patches of adolescence and be proud of who they are. Based on the 1978 film and first performed on Broadway in 1983, La Cage Aux Folles is a crowd pleasing musical that centers on the same theme of being who we are even when we're pressured to conform—but in a much funnier vein and with drag queens. The owner of a St. Tropez transvestite nightclub, Georges, comes under familial pressure to get his partner and star of the club's drag show, Albin, to behave less like the flamboyantly gay man that he is. Part Pygmalian, part comedy of errors and with award-winning music throughout, La Cage is a story of love and family that consistently draws audiences queer and straight. Albuquerque Little Theatre • Fri Mar 1 • 8 pm • $12-$24 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Miss Mary Christmas 2012
COURTESY OF THE DOLLS

Culture Shock

Infinity Sleigh Bells

Let the holiday season begin! This year December is packed with shows, performances and drag shows and gallery grand openings. Take your pick of trendy events to attend with these suggestions.
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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
Some 19  th   century teens express their sexual longing through dreamy gazes ...
Cassidy Knight

Performance Review

High School Heat

ALT’s lusty teen musical is uncoordinated yet awesome—kinda like your first time

Take a late-19th century German play about school children. Adapt it as a rock musical with a score by a ’90s folk-rock one-hit wonder. Mix generously with explicit themes of adolescent sexuality, and the result is going to to be highly unorthodox.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Courtesy of Cissy King

Arts Profile

Ballroom Blitz

The beat goes on for dancer Cissy King

For Cissy King, remembering lines has always presented a host of challenges. But the veteran dancer-turned-actress has no trouble firing off some of the funnier misspeakings of her former boss, television variety show icon Lawrence Welk. King, who grew up in Albuquerque, danced on the program for more than 11 years.

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V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
The late, great Agatha Christie

Arts

Witness for the Prosecution at Albuquerque Little Theatre

I was surprised upon reading a Wikipedia entry on Agatha Christie to find out that the queen of literary crime is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the best-selling novelist of all time. She also wrote a wealth of short stories, including 1925’s “The Witness for the Prosecution.” It was adapted into a play, and later a 1957 film starring Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton. The play is currently being staged at Albuquerque Little Theatre, showing tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Read all about ALT’s version of Witness for the Prosecution.

Sir Wilfrid Robarts (George Williams) cross-examines deliciously deviousMrs. Vole (Cyd Schulte).
Courtney Wilgus

Performance Review

Bloody Good Show

ALT brandishes an Agatha Christie whodunit

Emily French has been murdered. The rich but lonely 56-year-old was whacked in the back of the head with a blunt object in the living room of her English townhouse. Young, handsome and broke Leonard Vole is suspected, since he only recently befriended Miss French and yet is the sole beneficiary of her will. But then there’s French’s bitter housekeeper to consider and Vole’s calculating foreign wife, Romaine. This is the setup for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, being staged by Albuquerque Little Theatre.
V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

Alibi Picks

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

There was a time when my family would religiously gather around the TV every Dec. 25 to watch A Christmas Story. The Jean Shepherd-penned classic spoke to our Midwestern roots, kind of like a red-and-green "Married ... With Children." We all have our favorite line. (Mine is probably when the dad happens upon his mysterious prize-box and exclaims in wonderment, "Fra-gi-lay—it must be Italian!") Enjoy that and other classic scenes in Albuquerque Little Theatre's production of the beloved film, adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian. And watch out for the Bumpus hounds! Tonight’s performance is at 8 p.m. at Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW).

V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
Jacob Lewis (right) delivers a commanding performance.
Courtney Wilgus

Theater

Cabaret this weekend at Albuquerque Little Theatre

Jacob Lewis has star power. In this week’s performance review, writer Christie Chisholm described his performance as the Emcee in ALT’s production of Cabaret: “He is commanding, tickling the audience with his monarch-sized fake eyelashes and exuberance and then carefully breaking its heart. Lewis also seems tailor-made for the role—wiry, whimsical and wonderfully flirtatious. It would be easy to spend the show’s run time (two and a half hours with intermission) watching him alone.” Cabaret’s last three shows run this weekend beginning tonight at 8 p.m. at Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW).

V.20 No.11 |

arts

Arts related stuff for you to do this weekend

Drag queens and aluminum

You have two choices for entertainment.

One.

Spring is springing and summer is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than a Psycho Beach Party with The Dolls? Our fair city's premier drag troupe will send up old-school beach movies and Hitchcock thrillers in their latest romp. The madness begins March 18 and continues through March 27 at the Albuquerque Little Theatre. Shows begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Call 242-4750 for reservations or go online at albuquerquelittletheatre.org. Tickets are $15.

Two.

Apparently, aluminum is useful for more than just wrapping around my head to keep interstellar beings from stealing my thoughts. The goons of the Aluminum Show will be playing with metal and entertaining you at Popejoy Hall on Friday and Saturday. Show times are 8 p.m. each night, with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Come see the aluminum snake and fly across the stage. Tickets range from $22 to $35 and are available at unmtickets.com.

V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
Van Rixel Bros. caramelized macadamia nut gelato ... and a friend

Mina's Dish

Oscar Snack-Down

When the world is glued to the spectacle of the Academy Awards, I will, as I have for many years, gather a few hours’ worth of top-notch edibles and begin an Oscar snack attack.

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