from the alt newsletter, "CURTAIN
Managing/ Artistic Director
This issue of Curtain Call announces the opening of 9 to 5: The Musical. This is the very last production of the 2012-13 season. It is filled with lots of great music, dance, comedy and "big hair."
We also have a very strong trio of leading ladies who are going to "rock" the house! In fact, the entire cast is very strong. This is a big show and one you will not want to miss. I hope you will help us close out the season with another huge hit.
It's really hard to believe that it has been almost seven months since we opened Les Miserables on our Mainstage in September. It has been an extraordinary season in every way. We have experienced great success at the box office and I believe every production staged this season was of exceptional quality!!
We are just a couple of weeks removed from the production of The Little Mermaid. I want to say again the show was undoubtedly one of the best productions to take a stage at ALT this season. The future of this organization looks very bright with the talent being displayed by our Academy. It is truly breathtaking to imagine how good these kids will be as they continue to mature and grow with our program.
You will also note in the Curtain Call the announcement of our very Special Event featuring Jeff Jarnagin. Jeff and ALT have created this show as a special "farewell" performance which will feature lots of fun music, dance and comedy. It will be a chance for Jeff to "strut his stuff" one more time for ALT audiences before he heads off to what we hope are new opportunities for him. We plan to do two performances of this show. After the performance on Saturday night, we will also have a party to celebrate the event. I hope you will plan to attend.
We are also announcing our new season for 2013-14 in this Curtain Call. I am very excited about the collection of shows that we have chosen for the new season. Most of these choices were your top picks on the audience ballot. There is one exception - Peter Pan. This title was a late pick by our staff and play selection committee as we were committed to finding a production that would offer a good collaboration with our Academy program. We believe this show offers great opportunities for boys and girls from our Academy as well as many great roles for adults. It has been 16 years since we have done this great classic musical. I am excited to be doing it for a new generation of families in our community. It will be lots of fun!!
As we close our season, I want to thank all of our generous patrons and volunteers for their support. I also want to thank ALT's hard working staff. They do a great job. It's been a great season. I look forward to 2013-14 being even better.
I look forward to seeing you at the theatre(s).
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