Alton Little Theater launches the 82nd continuous season at the ALT Showplace with the promise of offering the best in entertainment and value.
The 2015-2016 playbill showcases the musical “Forbidden Broadway” and five heart-warming comedies, “A Nice Family Gathering,” “Miracle On South Division Street,” “Last Of The Red Hot Lovers,” “The Foreigner” and “Skin Deep.”
Early bird sales, which begin during the run of “Shenandoah” (March 19-29), offer a savings of 35 percent off door- sale. This savings remains in place for season ticket purchases until May 31 and guests can call (618) 462-3205 or come to the showplace during box office hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or go online through the website, www.altonlittletheater.org. Guests also can mail in the preprinted form on the new season ticket brochure.
A brochure can be mailed by calling (618) 462-3205 any time. Complete ticket information for the upcoming show is detailed on the box office line at (618) 462-6562.
The 82nd season runs September 2015 through May 2016 with bookend musicals for youth performers during the summer (“Grease” is scheduled for July 9-19 this summer) and a popular Disney show is being sought for summer 2016.
Even when ticket prices increase to $75 after May 31, the purchase of a season ticket is still a great deal for six shows and season ticket holders always get advance notice and opportunity to purchase bonus show productions (and there will be at least four opportunities during 2015-2016). The board of directors selected a blend of shows for the next season that produces the best in new works and shows with a proven track record of popularity. “Forbidden Broadway” (Sept. 10-20) is an ever-changing musical revue that offers a satirical look at some of Broadway’s biggest hit shows; “A Nice Family Gathering” (Nov. 5-15) and “Miracle on South Division Street” (Dec. 10-20) are two very different family comedies set worlds and decades apart, but given that the two shows run back to back, directors Kevin Frakes and Lee Cox are purposefully going to create a unit set that “transforms” from upscale suburbia to a poor neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1960. The dawning of 2016 offers up Neil Simon’s first Broadway hit, “The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers” (Jan. 21-31), followed by a revival and restaging of Larry Shue’s classic “The Foreigner” (March 10-20). The season closes with a new comedy, “Skin Deep,” which runs May 12-22. Jean Heil, Kevin Frakes, Lee Cox and Diana Enloe will be directing the 82nd season productions and Frakes will take on direction of the two summer musicals as well.
Alton Little Theater is committed to offering 12 months of productions and the tagline for the 82nd season is: “We’re still growing ... we’re still crowing ... we’re still showing the best in entertainment.” The directors believe saving 35 percent off ticket prices with the purchase of a season ticket is definitely something to celebrate.
Contact Public Relations Director Lee Cox via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about ALT’s expansion plans and production specifics. Open auditions will be held for all productions with information published on the ALT website.