The Broadway of the North

The Broadway of the North

ABOUT

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The quality of our shows is reflected in the 10th consecutive year of being the Fairbanks Daily News Miner’s People’s Choice award winner for Best Theatre/Production Company.

The Fairbanks Light Opera Theater (FLOT) is Interior Alaska’s premiere community theater production company, as well as a 501c(3) nonprofit arts organization established in 1970. FLOT’s mission is to produce and promote musical theater.

Stay tuned for the coming announcement of
FLOT’s 45th Season

Join us for FLOT’s Annual Meeting
June 7, 2015 at 2PM in Pioneer Park.
(specific location at the park to be announced soon)
Bring a dish to share, help us celebrate a year of successes and the announcement of our upcoming 45th season!

WELCOME TO A NEW SEASON OF THEATER!

A Word from the President

What a year this has been! This year FLOT brought Fairbanks, Les Miserables and Shrek the Musical in it’s 44th season. We expanded our educational division of FLOT by introducing FLOT Jr. Showcase in the Fall and Spring. These talented students brought to the stage a Christmas show and in the Spring Seussical Jr. This next season is sure to be just as big a hit!

If you want to know what is happening with FLOT, please join us for our annual meeting and potluck picnic, June 7th 2PM. Bring a dish to share and join in our celebration of the end of our 44th season and the announcement of our 45th season. We will also be announcing candidates and voting for the available board member seats during the festivities as well. This event is being held at Pioneer Park and we will have the specific location at the park available soon.

As always we are grateful to our patrons and donors for helping us keep musical theater alive in Fairbanks. We offer several different ways to help keep local theater thriving in Fairbanks. For more information on how you can help click the “Contribute” tab. Thank you for your support!

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our shows and behind the scenes, onstage and in the board room. If you would like to help in anyway do not hesitate to contact us at flotinfo@gmail.com. Until then, see you at the theater!

Sincerely,

Gwendolyn P. Brazier
Board of Directors President
Fairbanks Light Opera Theater

Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre was founded on March 18, 1970. Our original founding board of directors were: Marie Powell, Henry Cole, Charles W. Davis, Maj. Lis Keskela and J. Brian Matthews.  While these were the first members of the board of directors of Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre there have been many people who have stepped up to help our organization grow over the years since then. Since 1970 we have produced many stage production here in Fairbanks. Click the link below for a list of what we have brought to Fairbanks.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF FAIRBANKS LIGHT OPERA THEATRE SHOWS

About us
Auditions

General Audition Guidelines

FLOT PRODUCES MUSICAL THEATER SHOWS

THE LIST BELOW IS WHAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO AT MOST FLOT AUDITIONS. EACH DIRECTOR IS DIFFERENT WHEN RUNNING AN AUDITION. IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, THEY WILL BE NOTED UNDER THE ACTUAL SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT.

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1. Please bring a non-returnable head shot.
2. Please prepare at least 16 bars (about 1 minute) of any song, bring sheet music for the piece you are singing. An accompanist will be provided. (Recordings or cd’s are not usually used for live auditions)
3. Be prepared to run scales with a piano.
4. Be prepared to read from a script or be interviewed.
5. Be prepared to show easy movement or dance as instructed, if needed.

Don’t be afraid, our directors will make this as painless as possible and will help you with questions. We always want you to have a positive experience but we want you to be as prepared as possible.

All auditions will be held at the FLOT Warehouse at 3710 Leasure Street.

Directions to the warehouse:
From Airport Road take South Cushman down to VanHorn Road. Take a left onto VanHorn road past TDS tires then take a right onto Leasure St. (there should be able to see a small black and yellow sign that says “FLOT” with and arrow on the fence) Go down Leasure street and look for the second set of warehouses on the right. The FLOT Warehouse is the second set of bay doors with the FLOT logo painted on it.

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Our Season Has Ended 

No audition information is currently available.

Keep an Eye out for our upcoming  45th season being announce on June 7th.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE ATTENDED!

SHREK THE MUSICAL

STAGE DIRECTION BY RACHEL BALCKWELL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JENIFER WOODARD

JANUARY 16 & 17, 2015 7:00PM
JANUARY 17, 2015 AT 2:00PM
JANUARY 18, 2015 AT 4:00PM

JANUARY 22, 23 & 24, 2015 7:00PM
JANUARY 24, 2015 2:00PM
JANUARY 25, 2015 4:00PM

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WE have concluded auditions for Les Miserables. Thank you to the 115 souls that auditioned.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE SHOW!

PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 3,4 & 5, 2014 AND 10, 11 & 12, 2014
IN THE UAF SALISBURY THEATRE MUSIC DIRECTOR GEORGE RYDLINSKI STAGE DIRECTOR THERESA REED PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KADE MENDELOWITZ

MUSIC DIRECTOR GEORGE RYDLINSKI
STAGE DIRECTOR THERESA REED
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KADE MENDELOWITZ

SEASONS

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FALL 2014 – LES MISÉRABLES

     LES MISÉRABLES is the winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. This classic musical is based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo. The 1862 novel is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.

SALISBURY THEATER

311 Tanana Drive, Fine Arts Complex           Fairbanks AK 99775-5700

(on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus)

 

SHOW DATES

Friday October 3, 2014 7:00PM

Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00PM

Sunday October 5, 2014 7:00PM

Thursday October 9, 2014 7:00PM
(Canned Food Night 4 cans = $10 admission)

Friday October 10, 2014 7:00PM

Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00PM

Sunday October 12, 2014 4:00PM

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SPRING 2015 – SHREK THE MUSICAL

     SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

HERING AUDITORIUM

901 Airport Way, Fairbanks AK 99701

(Attached to Lathrop High School)

 

SHOW DATES

Friday January 16, 2015 7:00PM

Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00PM

Saturday January 17, 2015 7:00PM

Sunday January 18, 2015 4:00PM

Thursday January 22, 2015 7:00PM
(Canned Food Night 4 cans = $10 admission)

Friday January 23, 2015 7:00PM

Saturday January 24, 2015 2:00PM

Saturday January 24, 2015 7:00PM

Sunday January 25, 2015 4:00PM

SHOWCASE

FLOT SHOWCASE

Want to sing?

Come to FLOT Showcase, a singing group for ages 14 yrs and up!
The group meets once a week through Christmas for caroling.
FLOT Warehouse located on Leasure St.
Come hear what this program has to offer and meet the directors!
Regular rehearsals are also on Wednesdays at 6pm at the FLOT Warehouse
for more information contact us at flotinfo@gmail.com.

FLOT JR. SHOWCASE

Does your child wait for FLOT Jr each year?
Did they try FLOT Jr this year and get “bit” by the acting bug?
Then you are in luck!

FLOT presents….” FLOT Jr Showcase”, a year long performance group with all the song, dance and acting of a FLOT Jr show without the huge commitment!

This program is open for school age children ages 5-14 yrs!
No experience required and no auditions! Just a great opportunity to bridge the gap between FLOT Jr camp and keep the fun and experience going the whole year through! Don’t miss this great new program!!!!

For more information contact us at flotinfo@gmail.com

2015 FLOT JR. Summer Fine Arts Camp

“There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere who’s sitting there living for Tony performances. Singing and flipping along with the Pippins, and Wickeds, and Kinkys, Matildas, and Mormons’s. So we might reassure that kid, and do something to spur that kid, ‘cause I promise you, all of us up here tonight, we were that kid.” -Neil Patrick Harris

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FLOT JR. SUMMER FINE ARTS CAMP
presents
Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

This series of week-long age specific summer camps teaches the basics of musical theater. Each week campers will have lessons in acting, singing, dancing, costuming, makeup application, set construction, prop making and many other aspects of technical theater.

Session I June 8-12, 2015 (12-18 years) 9AM-4PM
Session II June 15-19, 2015 (8-12 years) 9AM-4PM
Session III June 22-26, 2015 (8-12 years) 9AM-4PM
Session IV June 29-July 3, 2015 (6-8 years) -12PM-4PM

Before and after care options available at a rate of $10/day.

A performance featuring campers will be held each Friday evening at 6pm.
Registration opens May 1, 2015 at noon and is on a first come first serve basis.

Register online at www.flot.org.
Sessions I, II or III are $300. 
Session IV is $200.
There are discounts available for enrolling multiple family members.
Please contact us for scholarship opportunities at flotinfo@gmail.com.
Registration opens May 1, 2015 noon at www.FLOT.org

Click the button above to register and pay for FLOT Jr.
Summer Fine Arts Camp 2015

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Click below to purchase season ticket.

Click below to purchase tickets for Les Miserables.

Click below to purchase tickets for Shrek.

CONTACT INFO

Please feel free to contact us with your comments, questions and suggestions – we are YOUR local musical theater company! Use the general contact information below or check the Board of Directors page for a specific email address.

Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre
P.O. Box 72787
Fairbanks, Alaska  99707

PH: (907) 456-FLOT (3568)

GENERAL EMAIL: flotinfo@gmail.com

FLOT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR 2013-2014 BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE STEPPING DOWN FROM THEIR TIME OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO FAIRBANKS LIGHT OPERA THEATER. OUR ORGANIZATION WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED WITHOUT YOUR HARD WORK AND UNENDING LOVE OF THEATER.

THANK YOU!

PAST BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2013-2014
KURT NEWMAN
LISA NEWMAN
TRACY MCLEOD
AMANDA HANSON

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Gwendolyn P. Brazier

President & Talent Development Committee Chair

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Matthew Anderson

Vice President & Hospitality Committee Chair

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Jill Rosholt

Recording Secretary

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Nola Hunter

Corresponding Secretary & Ticketing Committee Co-Chair

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Jennifer Taylor

Marketing Director

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Scott Swingle

Warehouse Director

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Christina Ried

Social Media

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Sarah Brazo

Costume Rental Coordinator

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Amanda Hanson

Past Presidential Liaison

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Here are photos of our 2013 production of Willy Wonka. We will be adding more photos in the very near future! Check back frequently to see more from our shows!

Please enjoy viewing our posters from previous shows!

 

 

Become a FLOT contributor!

Since 1970, the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre has provided a steady stream of top quality musical productions. As the next season approaches, your contribution and support is essential to allow us to meet production and operating costs throughout the year. FLOT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

NEW!  FLOT now offers easy online membership options. Just click the highlighted link below and select your level of  contribution.  Your name will appear in our mainstage show programs, and you will receive the other benefits listed at your contribution level.

Join Our Sustaining Sponsor Program —FLOT for Life

Our Sustaining Sponsor program is a great way to help Fairbanks Light Opera Theater by providing steady, reliable funding through a monthly gift.

It’s easy to   enroll with a credit or debit card using our safe and secure online   form via the link to Pay Pal on our website.

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. You determine which level of contribution fits your budget.

2. We will charge your gift to your credit card at the predetermined interval (charges are made on or around the same date each period).

3. We will send you an e-mail confirming the charge.

4. Annually, we will send you a  statement that can be used for tax purposes.

5. Your gift amount will continue monthly unless you opt to suspend your giving.

It’s simple, secure and one of the best ways that you can support FLOT for   LIFE!

BENEFITS:

  1. Easier to budget and easier on your wallet.

2. You have control over your giving.

3. Your gift renews automatically.

4. It’s paperless, so it’s easier on the  environment.

Payment Options

 

Don’t want to deal with contributing online? Just download and print the Contributor Form and mail it in! It is that easy!

Contributor Form
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