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Matilda

Matilda

book by Dennis Kelly
music & lyrics by Tim Minchen
story by Roald Dahl

Performance Dates

May 13 & 20 @ 7:30 pm
May 14, 15, 21 & 22 @ 8:00 pm
May 16 & 23 @ 2:30 pm

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, this dazzling musical will delight ALT audiences!

Finally! ALT is just a couple of weeks away from getting this exceptional musical on the stage.  Originally scheduled for May of 2020, this show was postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.  Always optimistic, ALT rescheduled the production for September 2020.  As the pandemic continued to rage in our world, it became necessary to postpone the production again.  Our persistence and the cast’s flexibility have made it possible to present this show to our audiences as it opens on May 13.


Based on Roald Dahls classic childrens book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

One of the reasons we continued our efforts to produce Matilda is because we think the show is going to be spectacular and we have an absolutely phenomenal cast.  It stars twelve year old ALT Academy student Laken Derington in the title role.  Also starring in the cast is Nels Bjork as Miss Trunchbull, Mikayla Garren and Ryce Garren as Mrs. and Mr. Wormwood, Anna Bahn as Miss Honey, and Kissey Cummings as Mrs Phelps.The remainder of the cast includes Beth Alexander, Cinda Alexander, Brooklyn Cano, Mabry Fristoe, Dennis Humphrey, Hanson Irving, Emerson Johnston, Darby Laird, Sawyer Laird, Phoebe Laur, Piper Laur, Tiffany Laur, Caroline Nite, Maddox Nite, John Nite, Jace Norris, Bodi Parks, Zoë Parrish, Laken Reyes, Dakota Warren, Ellison Wyrick, and Jeff Wyrick.

We have waited long enough for this great show! It’s time for you to get your entire family to the theatre for an evening of nonstop fun. Get your tickets today!

Please note that ALT will be taking a cautious step forward toward “normal” as we will open up more seating which should get us up to about 75%.  Although we won’t be completely full, we will increase our audience size significantly.  We hope that this first step will help to propel us ever closer to operating at full speed in the coming season.

EVERYONE REMEMBER FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE INSIDE THE ALT FACILITY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Box office opens to members

Monday, April 26 @10:00 am

Box office opens to the public

Monday, May 3 @10:00 am

Performance location

ALT Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle

Box office phone: 806-355-9991

Get further ticket information at:
[email protected]

Buy tickets online!

PRODUCTION FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

  • Minnie Venable
  • Krause Landscape Contractors
  • Pattilou Dawlins-Wolflin Mortgage
  • The Dinga/Hollingsworth Group at Morgan Stanley
  • The CJ & Syble Fowlston Charitable Trust
  • Rick & Diane Morie
  • Music Tracks provided by The Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust

SPONSORED BY

  • Bob Murray-AimBank
  • B. A. Donelson-Donelson Land & Cattle
  • Pam Deeds-4D Construction
  • Kathie Altman Family
  • Coby & Aimee Pritchard
  • Melody & Chuck Alexander 
  • James & Rebecca Young-House Repairs and Much More 
  • Jason & Jamie Laird
  • Marcus & Salina Mills
  • Susie Ware

Good People

Good People

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Performance Dates

April 8 & 15 @ 7:30 pm
April 9, 10, 16 & 17 @ 8:00 pm
April 11 & 18 @ 2:30 pm

A tough and tender play about the insurmountable class divide – Variety

Amarillo Little Theatre was thrilled to present the 2011 New York Drama Critics Circle award for best play! Good People is an outstanding play that looks at how the smallest twists of fate can determine a life.

When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to old flame Mike, a Southie boy who left the neighborhood and became a successful doctor. Margie’s attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a threatening cast when she realizes the power a secret from Mike’s past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at the dangerous consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leaving it behind.

Last year’s leading actor ALTA winner, Brandon Dawson, is thrilled to have been Artistic Director for his first production ever at ALT. Good People featured a talented cast including Patrick Burns, Connie Cannady, Heather Manderson, Treva Oller and newcomers Harrison Blount and Kalilah Robins. Assistant to the Director was Syd Barker.

This incredible modern play begs to answer the moral question — is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person’s fate?

Performance location

ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle

Box office phone: 806-355-9991

Get further ticket information at:
[email protected]

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SPONSORED BY

  • Hugh & Carla Fristoe
  • Jim Kemp & Whitney Kelly
  • Dr. Heather Holmes & Rodney Featherston
  • Terry & David Martin
  • Jan Noffsker
  • Bob & Jane Roulston/JR Design
  • Christie Word & Daniel Velasquez
  • Dan & Laura Worsham

PRODUCTION FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

  • Minnie Venable
  • Jones Press
  • ALT Guild

Always a Bridesmaid

Always a Bridesmaid

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten

Performance Dates

March 4 & 11 @ 7:30 pm
March 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 8:00 pm
March 7 & 14 @ 2:30 pm

Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?

Amarillo Little Theatre is excited at the success of the hilarious Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy, Always a Bridesmaid!

In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, “How far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”

ALT cast an outstanding group performers for this production.  It included Kelsey Landry, Kryss Miller, Christy Corder, Carrie Huckabay, Brenda Bailey and Nicole Murphy.  Artistic Director is Pegi Lovett, with Chriselda Reyes as Assistant to the Director.

The show had two added performances at our Adventure Space with capacity audiences for each show!

Performance location

ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle

Box office phone: 806-355-9991

Get further ticket information at:
[email protected]

Buy tickets online!

Once

Once

book by Enda Walsh
music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová 
based on the motion picture written & directed by John Carney

Performance Dates

February 11, 18 & 25 @ 7:30 pm
February 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 @ 8:00 pm
February 14, 21 & 28 @ 2:30 pm

A story about a guy who gave up on love and music and a girl who inspired him to dream again.

February 2021, Amarillo Little Theatre presented the 2012 Tony award winning musical, Once!

Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.

ALT cast a uniquely talented array of local actors, singers and musicians to create this stunning show! The cast included Bobby Schaffer as the Guy and Kristen Loyd as the Girl. Also featured in the cast were Zeke Lewis, Dillon Kizarr, Bryan Gomez, Ricardo Cruz, Brandon Khamphoumy, Kallie Kilburn, Larri Jo Starkey, Don Shipman and Alyson Hall. Artistic Director was Allen Shankles, with musical direction by Jennifer Akins.

FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE INSIDE ANY ALT FACILITY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Performance location

ALT Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle

Box office phone: 806-355-9991

Get further ticket information at:
[email protected]

Buy tickets online!

The Humans

The Humans

by Stephen Karam

Rated – R

“Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for BEST PLAY”  

Amarillo Little Theatre proudly presented the highly acclaimed and brilliant play The Humans as the first Adventure Space production of the 2020-21 season.

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed. The Humans is a play about the horrors of ordinary life and the love we need to counter them.

Artistic Director Allen Shankles was thrilled to direct this spectacular play featuring a talented cast including Perry Brown, Connie Cannady, Jo Early, Marley Hoggatt, Dillon Kizarr and Melanie Sanders. Assistant to the Director was Jonathan Tovar.

Performance location

ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle

Box office phone: 806-355-9991

Sweeney Todd Reviews

What our patrons are saying about “Sweeney Todd”…

Congratulations on a creating a masterpiece! The cast was fantastic! The sets were amazing and elaborate! Yes, it was dark…but, yes, it was sooo much fun! The “youngsters” certainly were young only by age. Very professional! Realizing the future is in good hands! It is a privilege to be part of the A.L.T. family. Amarillo’s got the best theatre! I appreciate all you do to make that happen! Well done and Thank you!

René Brain ~ Amarillo

Broadway worthy show! I was completely transformed to Fleet Street the entire time. The set pieces were spectacular, especially the barber chair. The actors, the songs, the performance….everything was wonderfully dark and creepy. I am truly blessed to be a season ticket holder of the best community theatre anywhere. Everyone must see this show. It is a guaranteed masterpiece!

Felicity ~ Amarillo

Other Desert Cities Reviews

What our patrons are saying about “Other Desert Cities”…

Family reunions can bring out the “best” in many and “Other Desert Cities” may multiply that by 10! ALT Adventure Space continues to amaze us. Great 20 years Allen Shankles at the Adventure Space. Congrats! Now everyone, go see this play

Kevin Ball ~ Amarillo

First let me say the set was magnificent! Easily the best looking set we have seen in a production at ALT and there have been some great sets.
BUT the cast! The acting! The characterizations! The emotion! The intensity. All those things easily overshadowed the set piece. To have everything that you thought you knew turned on its head was amazing. We were just stunned by the cast and the ease with which they navigated the valleys and towering peaks of emotion. Well Done!!
This is my new favorite production. Thank you all for a terrific evening!

John Miller ~ Amarillo

Over the River and Through the Woods

What our patrons are saying about “Over the River and Through the Woods”…

As is our custom, my wife and I attended the opening Saturday performance of the latest main stage show, Over the River and Through the Woods. I would just like to echo what you said. This show deserves a full house. I was somewhat embarrassed that my fellow Alt patrons did not show up for this show. It is an exceptionally good show. Every part of it was good, from the snappy dialogue and comedic timing to the multi-layered story. Maybe you have to be a certain age to get the story, but I could fully relate to all of the characters. A great presentation of life, its meaning, and conflicts from multiple perspective. Of course the story would be nothing without exceptional cast and directing.I plan to tell everyone I see to take in this show, even if they have never been to an ALT show. Please pass along my admiration of the show to all who took part. I am just sorry it did not have a full house.
Keep up the great work!

David Hurtt ~ Amarillo

What superb acting in Over the River and Through the Woods! We saw it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Go and see this show if you can. You won’t be disappointed.

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.

Kevin Ball ~ Amarillo

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.

Courtney Frazier ~ Amarillo

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.

David Schaeffer ~ Dimmitt

No Man’s Land Show Reviews

What our patrons are saying about “No Man’s Land”…

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.

Mandy Carbajal ~ Amarillo

MARY POPPINS SHOW REVIEWS

What our patrons are saying about “MARY POPPINS”…

This show was so great!! Wonderful job by all! The choreography was exceptional, the singing, etc. Everything was just so well done. All the actors were wonderful by Mary Poppins was fabulous. Very talented. We loved it!
Joan Haller ~ Amarillo

TWO WORLDS, ONE PASSION SHOW REVIEWS

What our patrons are saying about “Two Worlds, One Passion”…

Two Worlds, One Passion:
This may be the BEST production I have ever seen at ALT! Of course, Devlon and Chuck were fantastic as always. What talent!! The “choir” (and soloist from that group) were great. The band so very good. The choice of music was perfect!! Congrats to Jennifer Atkins for making the different types transition so smoothly throughout the entire performance. I hope that all who had anything to do with this felt the enthusiasm of the audience. It was “electric” Friday night and I heard it was Saturday also. Why would we ever need to bring in outside talent when we have people like this right here at home! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
Johnnie Thompson ~ Amarillo

Seminar Show reviews

What our patrons are saying about “Seminar”…

Stephen Crandall and Cast,
It is difficult to remember ever being that young and idealistic. The play was a very thoughtful examination of idealism and realistic world expectations. The acting was very accomplished. We admire the facets that Don brings to his characterizations. The cast did a really fine job of being in the world of writing and the world of everyday living with all the conflict and angst that can generate. Really enjoyed the piece. Well done.
John Miller ~ Amarillo

Noises Off Show Reviews

What our patrons are saying about “Noises Off”…

If you don’t have tickets for this show, I don’t know what is wrong with you! I saw it opening night and laughed till I cried. Congrats to Debbie Perry, Michael Newman, Ryan Sustaita, Amber Laugesen, Jorden Whetstone, Zeke Lewis, Emily Escobal, Jonathan Mobley, Michael Westmoreland and director Jeff Jarnagin on a great show!
Jason Crespin ~ Amarillo
Non-stop laughs. A must see next weekend. Buy a ticket and support our local theatre.
Dyron Howell ~ Amarillo
We saw “Noises Off” last night. It may be the funniest show I have ever seen. I haven’t laughed like that in years. Amazing cast with great comedic timing, expertly directed by Jeff Jarnagin. Don’t miss this show. ALT rocks!!
Jeffrey Pickens ~ Amarillo
ALT is having a great season! I saw “Noises Off” last night and laughed harder than I have in quite a while!! The entire cast turned strong, delightful performances!! The physicality in Act II wore me out!! Brilliantly directed by Jeff Jarnagin. Thank you for a wonderful night of entertainment!
Scott Royster ~ Amarillo
Just saw “Noises Off” at ALT! Go see this show! Absolutely hysterical! Well done Jeff Jarnagin and cast, well done!!
Cynthia McCormack ~ Vega

It’s Only a Play Show Reviews

What our patrons are saying about “It’s Only a Play”…

Another winner last night! ALT Adventure Space’s production of “It’s Only a Play”. I laughed harder than I have in a long time! Incredibly strong performances by the entire cast! Richie Garza, you are our Nathan Lane! I loved you in this role. Jo Smith, another incredibly entertaining performance!!! J. T. Sherrer, so good to see you on stage again. It has been fun watching your craft grow! Justin Loe, you always put your heart and soul into every show you do! Jackie Sorenson Llewellyn, this is my first time to see you on stage and I hope it isn’t the last! Beautiful young woman and great actress. Finally, Don Washburn, ALT’s living legend! Hysterical portrayal of Ira! Allen Shankles, yet another winner! Congratulations to all! Jason Crespin, how could I forget to mention such an incredible performance by you! It’s been too long since you graced the stage with your amazing presence!! Beautiful job with the British accent! Loved, loved, loved you!!
Scott Royster ~ Amarillo
If you haven’t seen “It’s Only a Play” at the ALT Adventure Space yet, make sure you get your tickets now!! You don’t want to miss this one! I saw the show last night and couldn’t stop laughing. Congratulations to the cast and crew for a fantastic show!
Sydney Berg ~ Canyon
Today we saw ALT’s “It’s Only a Play” and I’m telling ya, go see it. We HOWLED with laughter watching Jason Crespin’s alternate acting ego do what, apparently, alternate egos DO!! Jo Smith you were fantastic!! The entire cast was fantastic–I’m in awe of how much talent there is in Amarillo!
Betsy Weaver ~ Amarillo