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For more than 70 years, Los Alamos Light Opera has served theater lovers and performers alike, bringing the best of Broadway to our community.
LALO is doing it again this weekend with Broadway on the Hill, featuring all of the classical musical numbers that has made the organization what it is today. This night of entertainment is also a fundraiser to keep this Los Alamos community classic going for many more years.
In April of 1943, scientists, security personnel, engineers, and military personnel moved to Los Alamos to begin their secret work on the Manhattan Project. By the end of the same year, the Light Opera was born, welcoming people from all walks of life to work both on stage and off as actors, directors, set builders, costumers, and all of the other theatrical accoutrements. Since then, the non-profit organization has produced over 60 community-run shows, including classic favorites like “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “HMS Pinafore,” and, most recently in 2013, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
Now, LALO once again will showcase the talent of Los Alamos with selections from both old Broadway classics and modern hits, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Oliver,” and so many more.
As part of its fundraising efforts, LALO will be offering several raffle items, including two tickets to the ever-popular “Wicked” this year at Popejoy hall – a “wonderful” musical for all ages about the “true” story of the witches of Oz and winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Those who are familiar with the local theater community know how much extraordinary talent our small town has to offer.
This show is no exception, and, with such memorable melodies, should have everyone tapping their toes and humming along.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center (Los Alamos Little Theater), 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $15 for general admission, or $10 for students and seniors.
A special encore performance is also being held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17 in Santa Fe at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 107 W. Barcelona Rd.
General admission for this special performance will be $20.