TLC - The Theatre Lovers Community of the ATG
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 Benefits and Events
Coming Events, 2013:
- Sunday July 7, Special TLC program: The challenges of mounting Shakespeare on the stage by noted Albuquerque actor/director/teacher, Paul Ford, at the Vortex Theatre at 6:30 pm. Ford will cover his personal journey through the world of Shakespeare. “This is, in a sense, a travelogue of a life in theatre with Shakespeare as the reflection of growing skills and wrinkles. I will also discuss the challenges and joys of bringing these plays to life in community and professional theatre,” says Ford. TLC members get free admission if reservation received by June 13; $5.00 after that. ATG individual members: $5.00 if received by June 13; $8.00 after that. Non-members are $8.00 by June 13; $12.00 after that.
Reservations: Please mail check (made out to TLC) to:
P. O. Box 20307
Albuquerque, NM 87154-0307
Please provide the names of everyone in your party and indicate if they are TLC member, ATG member, or non-member. Include your phone number and e-mail address for confirmation or wait-list notification.
Past Events, 2013:
Sunday May 19, Director Denise Schulz invited TLC members to attend the first read-through of Measure For Measure, which will play at the Vortex Theatre from June 27 to July 14 as part of Will Power 4: The Vortex Summer Shakespeare Festival. A first read-through is when the actors get together for the first time to read their lines.
TLC members observing Director Denise Schultz, standing, and cast members of “Measure For Measure” during the read-through
Monday May 6, Terry Davis, who did a great job telling us about The Lion King, did it again—this time The Untold Jersey Boys Story—telling us how the hit Broadway musical was conceived, born, and developed. With slides, audio, and video, he explained how the story of four young men from the wrong side of the
tracks—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons—became the smash-hit Broadway musical.
Saturday April 27, Foul Play Café invited TLC to this showing of The Art of Murder at a terrific discount. Plus, as a special bonus Terry Davis, the author of the The Art of Murder, joined TLC at this performance. Exclusively for TLC members and their guests, Terry and the cast presented a talkback after the show.
April 11-13, New Mexico Young Actors extended a generous 50% discount to TLC members for three specific shows of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. at the KiMo Theatre.
Saturday April 13, Dinner-and-a-Show. Aux Dog’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron were paired with dinner at La Provence. (TLC members got a discount at Aux Dog Theatre and at La Provence.)
Tuesday April 16, TLC members were invited to attend that day’s rehearsal of The Front Page at the Vortex Theatre.
Monday April 1, TLC members were invited to attend that day’s rehearsal of The Front Page at the Vortex Theatre.
March 15-30, TLC members received a $2 discount for Landmark Musical’s Hello Dolly at UNM’s Rodey Theatre. (Note that this discount was in addition to the regular senior discount for this show!)
Sunday March 10, TLC members were invited to Albuquerque Theatre Guild’s Schtik It To Me: A Celebration of Live Theatre party.
Friday March 8, Popejoy Hall: Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road. TLC presented a pre-show talk by a journalist who traveled with the Beatles when they took America by storm. Art Schreiber was one of only two American reporters who traveled with The Beatles on their first U.S. tour in 1964, and he told stories and played audio clips from that trip. Presented jointly by Popejoy and TLC, Schreiber’s talk gave patrons an insight into the Fab Four and the frenzy that surrounded them. Schreiber spent more than 50 years in broadcast journalism covering many of the major American stories of the 1960s and 1970s and is the only American we know to have played Monopoly with John Lennon and George Harrison.
Sunday March 3, director Jim Cady and cast gave a talkback to TLC members after the 2:00 pm matinee performance of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Adobe Theater.
February 22-March 10, TLC members got a $2 discount for Explora Theater’s production of Proof by David Auburn.
Saturday February 16, we had such a good time previously at Foul Play Café that we went back for Murder at Café Noir. They gave a generous $10 discount to TLC members on this night.
TLC members and guests enjoying dinner, and a murder mystery, at Foul Play Café
Sunday February 10, TLC arranged for a talkback after the 2:00 pm matinee performance of tick, tick…Boom! at the Aux Dog Theatre. The director, Scott Schuster, musical director Jonathan Gallegos, and cast members Jason Adam Cox, Brittany Reinholz, and Gilbert Sanchez participated.
Saturday February 2, TLC presented a panel of theatre costumers discussing what were their inspirations, what goes into creating the perfect look for a play, and more, at the MTS Black Box Theatre.
The Costuming Panel presentation.
Costumer Joe Moncada displays a custom design, and costumer Barbara Bock demonstrating a hat she made.
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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”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.