TLC - The Theatre Lovers Community of the ATG
In January, TLC sent a survey to 133 members; 26 members replied.
Click here to download the result summary.
TLC Membership is a Bargain!
TLC members have receive discount offers from various Albuquerque theatres, get invited to exclusive rehearsals and auditions, and get to attend exclusive talks on theatre.
Download the membership form here and come play with us!
TLC Benefits and Events
Coming Events, 2015:
- Discount on tickets to most ATG Member Theatre performances. Join the TLC mailing list for details on specific show discounts.
- Monday May 18, 6:30 pm at Oasis (3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18), TLC and Popejoy Presents offer a joint program on the Broadway hit, Million Dollar Quartet, coming to Popejoy Hall in June. Enjoy a multi-media talk by award-winning broadcaster Paul Ingles about the real-life back story of the 1956 studio session featuring Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Playing excerpts from the actual session, he’ll discuss each artist’s background and his lasting impact on the history of rock ‘n’ roll. This is a free event for TLC members and Popejoy subscribers; non-members are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Request reservations and/or send a check made out to Albuquerque Theatre Guild to TLC (Quartet), P.O. Box 20307, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0307. Be sure to include names of everyone in your party, phone numbers, and legible e-mail addresses. E-mail is necessary for confirmation or Waiting List notice. Confirmations are e-mailed 7-10 days prior to the program.
- Monday June 1, Joint Oasis/TLC program by Jane Ellen on Johnny Cash (one of the subjects of Million Dollar Quartet).
Past Events, 2015:
Friday March 27, TLC members and guests attended Foul Play Cafe’s The Game Show Murders at a generous discount.
Wednesday March 18, TLC members were invited to a rehearsal of Musical Theatre Southwest’s The Addams Family.
The Addams Family director David Bryant gives notes to the cast, left, and the TLC audience clearly enjoyed discussing the production during a break, right. Photographs by TLC Member George Abernathy.
Wednesday February 25, TLC and Popejoy Presents had an exciting program on Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. Russ Sype presented a special talk as a preview to the lecture he has been invited to deliver for the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, UK, entitled “Pinafore in America.” His talk focused on the innumerable and entertaining ways that Pinafore fever affected Americans in the last part of the 19th century, and included photos of Pinafore-related souvenirs and advertisements from his own extensive collection.
Russ Sype presented his H.M.S. Pinafore collection materials to an eraptured audience. Photographs by TLC Member George Abernathy.
Monday February 23, Jane Ellen presented a joint Oasis/Theatre Lovers Community program on Lerner and Lowe. Among other projects, they wrote the music for Camelot, which is coming to Popejoy Hall in March.
Jane Ellen’s presentations on theatre history are always very popular.
Sunday February 15, TLC members were delighted to see a rehearsal of Souvenir at the Adobe Theater. It’s a true story of a singer who can’t sing but ends up in Carnegie Hall.
The TLC audience enjoyed the dress rehearsal performances of Philip J. Shortell and Lorri Layle Oliver in Souvenir.
Sunday February 8, TLC members were invited to an early rehearsal of Landmark Musicals’ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Saturday February 7, TLC members were invited to attend auditions for Noises Off at Albuquerque Little Theatre.
Tuesday January 27, TLC and Oasis jointly sponsored a program featuring Lou Ann Graham, the sister of Vivian Vance, whose career started in Albuquerque theatre. Vivian Vance had a stellar stage career before she became Ethel Mertz, the constant sidekick to Lucille Ball’s zany character on the hit 1950s television show I Love Lucy. Vance’s career started here at the Albuquerque Little Theatre. Folks were so impressed, they got together and sent her to New York, where her career took off. Lou Ann showed us clips from her big sister’s stage and television shows and told inside stories that only a sister would know.
An attentive audience enjoyed Lou Ann Graham’s presentation on Vivian Vance.
Friday January 16, elite Dance and Theatre invited TLC members to a rehearsal of their new show, The Shoe Room, which will be performed at the North 4th Theater.
Rehearsing The Shoe Room.
Monday January 5, TLC members were invited to the initial read-through of the Vortex Theatre’s The Whipping Man.
Director Barbara Geary shows a model of the set for The Whipping Man, and an attentive audience of TLC members listen to the cast’s read-through.
Saturday January 3, TLC in a joint offering with Popejoy Presents had a special program on the Broadway hit Chicago. Prominent choreographer Donna Scheer and Popejoy’s Terry Davis discussed Bob Fosse’s choreography style, and Donna offered a demonstration involving the audience that helped us to understand how meticulous Fosse’s choreography was.
A large audience attended the Chicago presentation. Photographs by TLC Member George Abernathy.
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Join the TLC!
Do you like it LIVE? If you enjoy going to live theatre and wish to support the vibrant theatre community in Greater Albuquerque, you’ll want to join TLC. Members enjoy exclusive benefits and invitations, social gatherings of theatre-lovers, and priority admission to events and programs based around local theatres and their productions. See details of benefits below. A printable Word-format application form may be downloaded from this website, completed, and mailed in, by clicking on either of the links at the top and bottom of this page. The TLC membership year begins 1 July and runs through the end of the following June. Once you have joined, we think you will be very pleased with the opportunities for fun and learning ahead.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN TLC?
Once or twice a month, you’ll be invited to programs designed to enhance your theatre-going experiences, such as these:
- You’ve seen their names listed in your programs, but what do they actually do? And what are their challenges in our theatres? Hear stage managers, lighting designers, or dramaturges tell you their stories.
- You’ll be notified of special discounted performances and get some discount coupons.
- You’ll receive an exclusive invitation to observe auditions, rehearsals, and previews.
- You’ll be invited to meet other theatre enthusiasts at gatherings such as “Dinner and a Show”¯ or “Around the Piano: Favorite Musical Numbers.”
- You can mingle with the cast and crew at exclusive post-show receptions and “Cocktails with the Stars” events.
- You can hear a talk on an unfamiliar playwright or play selection in the current season, find out more about devised and improvisational theatre, and go on a backstage tour.
- You’ll receive special privileges such as early entry to unreserved seating at participating theatres and space-available admission to the activities of ATG’s Circles (workshops for directors, actors, playwrights, etc.)
- You’ll be invited to give VIP feedback to ATG Members on your experiences at the theatre.
And more!... (this is a work-in-progress!)
All these occasions provide an opportunity to network and exchange ideas, information, and experiences with people who share your abiding commitment to live theatre. Showing your TLC membership card will usually be required to receive the discounts and other privileges.