Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Rated R for adult themes and language
February 3, 10 & 17 @ 7:30 pm
February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 8:00 pm
February 13 & 20 @ 2:30 pm
To help meet the varying needs of our patrons, we will have performances that will require audience members to wear a mask the entire time they are at ALT. Please make sure you select a showing that best meets your needs as there will be no refund for refusal to wear a mask to a masks required performance.
The masks required performances for Cabaret will February 3, 5, 13 & 18. All other shows will be masks optional.
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play; Life is a cabaret, old chum, Come to the cabaret…. Life is a cabaret!
Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.
Cabaret holds the distinction of being the first musical at the ALT Adventure Space. That was 20 years ago, but this masterful work is perhaps as timely as it has ever been. Directed by Allen Shankles. Our original production overwhelmed our audiences with the intimacy and versatility of the exciting ALT Adventure Space.
ALT assembled a brilliant cast for this show including Jason Driver as the Emcee, Terry Martin as Sally Bowles, Dillon Kizarr as Cliff Bradshaw, Jo Smith as Fräulein Schneider, Jacob Miller as Herr Schultz, Jonathan Mobley as Ernst, Amber Morgan as Fräulein Kost, Nels Bjork as Max and Julian MacDonald and Duffy Tidwell as the German Officers. The Kit Kat Club performers included Grason Derington, Erin Gayan, Caitlin Gibson, Jay Hayes, Catherine Hodges, Marley Hoggatt, Kallie Kilburn, Tiffany Laur, Halle Reid, Natasha Scarborough, Dakota Warren and Aspen Younker. This musical was directed by Allen Shankles with Music Direction by Jennifer Akins and Choreography by Shawn Walsh. Anne Lankford served as Assistant to the Directors with Carla Fristoe and Lissa Garren as the Production Assistants.
Click here to see the cast list for Cabaret
Box office opens to members
Monday, January 17 @10:00 am
Box office opens to the public
Monday, January 24 @10:00 am
ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
adapted by Ken Ludwig
January 20** & 27 @ 7:30 pm
January 21, 22, 28 & 29** @ 8:00 pm
January 23** & 30 @ 2:30 pm
To help meet the varying needs of our patrons, we will have performances that will be masks required shows. Please make sure you select a showing that best meets your needs as there will be no refund for refusal to wear a mask to a masks required performance
**The masks required performances for Murder on the Orient Express are notated with an asterisk. All other shows will be masks optional.
Wax your mustache and hold onto your passport as the Amarillo Little Theatre presents the regional premiere of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express as the fourth Mainstage production of the season. From the same author as ALT’s fan favorite Baskerville, this popular mystery adaptation of Agatha Christie’s suspenseful masterpiece came to life in this stylish production.
ALT assembled a talented array of suspects for this production mixed with ALT veterans and newcomers. Performers included Michael Newman as renowned detective Hercule Poirot, Rob Attaway as Michel the Conductor, Brooks Boyett as Samuel Ratchett, Mallory Corona as Mary Debenham, Jax Ebertas Hector MacQueen, Jeremy Hernandez as the Head Waiter, Carrie Huckabay as Helen Hubbard, Jenny Morgan as Greta Ohlsson, Sarah Olson as Countess Andrenyi, Sean Reneau as Colonel Arbuthnot, Melanie Sanders as Princess Dragomiroff and Michael Stafford as Monsieur Bouc. Understudies for the production included Kendall Carnahan, Jackie Llewellyn and Jeffrey Pickens. Artistic Director for this production was Jason Crespin with Ryce Garren serving as Assistant Director and Dennis Humphrey and Blake Nester as Production Assistants.
Click here to see the cast list for Murder on the Orient Express
Allen Shankles Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit!
Amarillo Little Theatre is excited at the success of the hilarious Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy, A Doublewide, Texas Christmas!
In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed by the County.
ith their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys.” Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition. They conspire to win this smackdown with their “Nativity At The Alamo” entry…by any means possible. In addition to that shaky undertaking and trying almost single-handedly to keep the new town afloat, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler has to wrangle her celebrity-obsessed mother, her beleaguered brother who’s being bullied by a pack of vengeful raccoons, and her demoralized best friend who’s at the end of her rope from dating every loser this side of the Rio Grande. To make matters worse, Joveeta finds herself increasingly wary of the newest resident, Patsy Price. Patsy, fresh out of the local mental institution, clearly has her own devious agenda and the County competition over in Fayro is just the place for her to settle an old score.
ALT assembled a festive cast for this production mixed with ALT veterans and newcomers. Performers included Shannon Mashburn as Big Ethel Satterwhite, Terri Teig as Georgia Dean Rudd, Kelsey Landry as Lark Barken, Bryan Scott as Haywood Sloggett, Kym Klarich as Patsy Price, Mark Brown as Norwayne “Baby” Crumpler, Ashley Hendrickas Jovetta Crumpler, Debbie Perry as Caprice Crumpler, Corey Waide as Nash Sloggett, Joe Geoffroy as Harley Dobbs and Harrison Blount as Creeper. Artistic Director for this production was Peg Lovett with Chriselda Reyes serving as Assistant Director.
ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle
Changing the world…one month at a time!
When Annie’s husband John dies of Leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar in John’s memory and to raise some funds. With a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence who looked after John in his final days, the fundraising idea takes off! The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire and hordes of press soon descend on the small English village of of Knapeley, where hilarity ensues. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
ALT assembled an amazing cast including Jo Smith as Chris and Shannon Mashburn as Annie. Also featured in the cast were Connie Cannady, Brandon Graves, Cheyenne Haynes, Carrie Huckabay, Anne Lankford, Justin Loe, Treva Oller, Nick Palmieri, Debbie Perry, Steve Parker, Melanie Sanders and Jeri Tidmore. This heartwarming play was directed by Terri Wilson and assisted by Chriselda Reyes.
Calendar Girls takes place in the present day and is based on the true story of eleven W.I. members who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund in 1999. Tim Firth’s hilarious play holds the record as the fastest selling play in British theatre history and we know our ALT Adventure Space audiences will absolutely love it!
Make plans now to come laugh, cry, enjoy and be moved by the Calendar Girls at ALT!
PRODUCTION FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
- Ed & Shirley Fancher
- Judy Fugate
- Jones Press
- ALT Producers’ Circle
- Amarillo Heart Group
- Wayne & Lori Craig
- Cheryl Kordes
- Sam & Suan Lewis
- Chuck & Bethany Morgan
- Lisa O’Brien & Scott Nelson
- Taylor & Lil Withrow
- Dan & Laura Worsham
It’s a Wonderful Life
Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.
The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy and Sparkman Orthodontics proudly presented the holiday production It’s a Wonderful Life in December 2020. Based on Frank Capra’s holiday classic movie, this play is sure to get your family in the holiday spirit.
ALT Academy assembled a terrific cast to bring this heartwarming story to life. It’s a Wonderful Life featured 25 talented Academy students and was directed by Academy Director Jason Crespin. Krystal Burns served as Assistant Director.
The play not only celebrated the faith of the season, it also celebrated the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and that the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.
The Ten (thousand) Problems of a Teenage Girl
Take a trip inside the mind of a teenage girl…
The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy and the ALT Guild proudly presented the world premiere of The Ten (Thousand) Problems of a Teenage Girl in October of 2020. Written for the stage by Amarillo playwright Carrie Huckabay, this play delves into the world of teenage girls.
The Ten (Thousand) Problems of a Teenage Girl is an honest look into the life of teenage girls from their perspective. Through monologues, scenes and vignettes each character shares her personal struggles while finding opportunities to laugh at shared experiences. Navigating through their teen years together, the characters find strength in each other to find solutions to the ten biggest problems teen girls face in today’s world. ALT Academy assembled a terrific cast to bring this coming of age story to life. The Ten (Thousand) Problems of a Teenage Girl featured 23 talented Academy students and is being directed by Academy Director Jason Crespin. Academy Instructor and future Academy Director Mikayla Garren served as Assistant Director with Abigail Martin as Production Assistant.
Whether you are a teenage girl, once were one, raised one, or simply seek to understand the seemingly foreign language of one, this play will enlighten your perspective on how the solution to many problems might just be found within yourself.
Sweeney Todd Reviews
What our patrons are saying about “Sweeney Todd”…
René Brain ~ Amarillo
Felicity ~ Amarillo
Other Desert Cities Reviews
What our patrons are saying about “Other Desert Cities”…
Kevin Ball ~ Amarillo
John Miller ~ Amarillo
Over the River and Through the Woods
What our patrons are saying about “Over the River and Through the Woods”…
David Hurtt ~ Amarillo
Courtney Frazier ~ Amarillo
Skull in Connemara Reviews
What our patrons are saying about “A Skull in Connemara”…
Just saw A Skull in Connemara at the ALT Adventure Space. I’ve never been disappointed in this theater. Today is no exception. If you like dark comedies that have minute to minute mood swings from hilarious to the absurd, go see this play. The talkback after the show was enlightening also. Thanks cast and crew.
Little Shop Reviews
What our patrons are saying about “Little Shop of Horrors”…
Robert and I saw Little Shop of Horrors last night and we loved it! It had phenomenal singing and acting. Everyone was perfectly cast from the ensemble and all the way to the leads. One more weekend to see this show and I would highly recommend getting tickets and catching this show before the run is over.
Just attended Little Shop of Horrors, what can I say, but this was a fun, fun, fun evening! Congrats to Jason C. on a very successful Main Stage directorial debut.
No Man’s Land Show Reviews
What our patrons are saying about “No Man’s Land”…
No Man’s Land surprised me. I expected to be confused: all the reviews I’d read waxed eloquently about playwright Pinter’s existentialism, his brilliance in making it impossible for the audience to really pinpoint what’s going on in his plays. So, I didn’t laugh at the dark humor, nor did I try to analyze every single word uttered; I just listened. I was intrigued. Who are these men? How are they connected? These are the questions I was asking myself at intermission, and the answers were revealed–at least in part–in the second act. The end of the play leaves one with a few more questions that would best be discussed over coffee with a good friend. Who’s really free? The successful poet entrapped by his riches and his ever-present “protective” staff? The poor man whose words never quite put enough food on the table and thus produced a poet-turned-opportunist late in life? The man who still has his mental faculties or the one who seems to be slipping a bit in his memory? The men who’ve indentured themselves to a wealthy alcoholic or the one who can fire them with a word–if only he could stay sober long enough to do so? Perhaps the characters are stuck in that netherworld of “no man’s land,” but as an audience, it’s nice to be able to mull over the larger questions of life and draw one’s own definite conclusions. If you haven’t seen “No Man’s Land,” check it out this weekend. You might just be intrigued.