Director's Notes 2017-18

 Taken from the alt newsletter, "CURTAIN CALL"

We are just days away from the close of another great season at ALT. The past year has just flown by. It seems the years go by faster and faster......

By the time you read this article, we will have completed our special event starring Devlon Jones, Chuck Alexander and some of ALT’s finest performers. This was a huge success for ALT and it was a great night of entertainment. The show was better than I dreamed it could be! That’s an extraordinary thing!!!

A popular misconception is that the ALT staff takes a break during the summer. While it is true that we all do scramble to take a short vacation, we have quite a busy summer. Since Anything Goes closed on May 21, we have hosted dance recitals, the special event and we will host the Annual ALTA Gala on June 24. Auditions for the first show of the new season, Constellations are scheduled for early July. And off we go..........

The current season will soon draw to close. It has been a tough year. Our ticket sales were down about 15% overall. Fortunately, our contributed income stayed strong thanks to our many committed donors. We have made a mighty effort to choose a new season which will be popular with our audiences. The Mainstage season particularly is focused on appealing to the broadest audience possible. We hope our patrons and friends will respond favorably. i am optimistic that the coming year will be one of our best ever!! Please know that I am sensitive to your input. if you have a concern, problem or complaint, I hope you will share those with me. We can’t fix it if we don’t know it’s broken. Of course, I want you to feel free to share your positive comments as

I cannot stress enough how important ALT is to our community. We are a fine entertainment venue, producing a dozen spectacular theatre productions each season, but we are so much more than that. We are a safe place for hundreds of children and adults to express their creative talents. I hear how lives are changed every day through our work. Your support of ALT is crucial to sustaining the many great things we do. BE A WARRIOR!

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre(s).

Allen Shankles
Managing/Artistic Director