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TLC - The Theatre Lovers Community of the ATG

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TLC founder Kay Grant talks about TLC with the hosts of KASA-TV’s New Mexico Style. Click here to view the video clip.

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!

Last year, TLC gave:

  • 12 months of discounts and enhanced theatrical experiences.
  • 29 theatre discounts (worth more than $135 in the last six months)!
  • 90 other theatre lovers to meet.
  • 8 rehearsals, auditions, and talkbacks not open to the public.
  • 14 Taste of Theatre programs from the ATG.
  • 5 free or lower admissions to events for self and guests, plus one complimentary pre-show reception with food and beverages.
  • 4 TLC special productions, including the ATG/TLC Theatre Fair.

TLC Benefits and Events

Coming Events, 2014:

  • Discount on tickets to most ATG Member Theatre performances. Join the TLC mailing list for details on specific show discounts.

  • Saturday April 19, Talkback with author Terry Davis and the cast of Foul Play Cafe’s Arsenic and Old Spice, exclusively for TLC members and guests, included with discounted admission to the dinner theater that night.

  • Wednesday April 23, Jim Linnell talks about War Horse (coming to Popejoy) and the adaptation and use of puppetry.

  • Sunday April 27, 6:00-8:30 pm, ATG’s Behind The Masks Party at the VSA North Fourth Art Center. Each year, the Albuquerque Theatre Guild likes to celebrate its members, including TLC members. It’s a time when we come together to let our hair down, have fun, eat, network etc… We will also be celebrating the Southwest Irish Theater Festival, which closes on April 27. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, fun, laughs, networking opportunities, schmoozing, a very special guest tenor, and the rest is up to you! Free for ATG or TLC members, and each member may bring a guest. Please RSVP to Valerie Scott, ATG Unity Committee Chairperson, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Wednesday June 18, Joint program of Oasis and Theatre Lovers Community: Dr. Richard Peck discusses “Theater and Why We Love It.”

  • Monday June 23, Joint program of Oasis and Theatre Lovers Community: Jane Ellen presents again with more on the Genesis of American Musical Theatre.

  • Thursday June 26, Terry Davis gives a talk on Rodgers and Hammerstein in advance of Landmark Musicals’ The Sound of Music.

  • Sunday May 4, 6:30-8:00 pm, TLC will present a special program at the Vortex Theatre about this summer’s Shakespeare on the Plaza (a joint production of The Vortex Theatre and the City of Albuquerque). In June and July, productions of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza. David Richard Jones, Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Plaza will describe how this project came to be and discuss the all-male repertory casting. Free for TLC and ATG individual members (email your reservation to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and show your membership card at the door). Non-members: $7.00. Make check payable to TLC and mail to TLC (WS Plaza), P.O.Box 20307, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0307.

Past Events, 2014:

  • Thursday March 13, Alan Hudson talked to TLC about the Southwest Irish Theatre Festival plays and authors and how he teaches dialects to actors. Alan Hudson is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and is the co-founder and coordinator of the Southwest Irish Theatre Festival. He is an actor (he has appeared in more than 50 plays in Albuquerque) and linguistics expert, with a PhD in Linguistics from Yeshiva University, New York. He taught Linguistics at UNM for nearly 30 years.

  • Alan Hudson presents to the TLC audience.

  • Saturday March 8, Choreography rehearsal for Landmark Musicals’ Fiddler on the Roof. Exclusive for TLC members only.

  • At Landmark Musical’s Fiddler on the Roof choreography rehearsal.

  • Saturday March 1, Run-through of elite Dance Company of New Mexico’s Cinderella. Exclusive for TLC members only.

  • The elite Dance Company’s Cinderella rehearsal.

  • Sunday February 9, Dinner and a Show: Rainbow Studio Theatre’s The Wiz with dinner following.

  • Saturday February 8, Albuquerque Little Theatre invited TLC members to a rehearsal of Cats.

  • Friday January 31, Joint program of Oasis and Theatre Lovers Community: Jane Ellen discussed the Genesis of American Musical Theatre.

  • Jane Ellen, left, addresses a large audience, right.

  • Saturday January 25, TLC’s special panel of Stage Managers presentation and discussion, at the Adobe Theater. The most powerful person when you go to see a play is not the lead actor, nor the director, nor the Box Office manager—it’s the Stage Manager. You may never actually see that person, but she (or he) is the one in charge. But just what does a Stage Manager do? This panel presentation revealed how they learned their craft, their experiences, their most challenging project and worst disaster, what it is like working with actors, and more.

    Left-to-right, Stage Managers Donna Marie Barra, Ludwig Puchmayer, Claudia Mathes, and Heather Lovick-Tolley describe their roles and responsibilities to the TLC audience.

  • Thursday January 16, Carolyn Hogan, Albuquerque Little Theatre (ALT) historian, presented a talk about the history of ALT, their John Gaw Meem building, and more. ALT has the longest history of presenting quality live theatre in Albuquerque. Established in 1930, it has showcased many performers who have gone on to careers in show business. Vivian Vance got her start right here. Don Knotts, Bill Daily, and Maureen O’Sullivan are some others whose names became familiar to wide audiences.

    Upper left, The ALT history presentation event, upper right, John Hogan speaks, lower right, ALT board member Paula Stein discussing the early years of ALT, and lower right, the TLC audience’s reaction.

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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.


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”ť 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.

If you have questions or need more information, write to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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