Beth Leitman is an avid fan of theatre since childhood, with a great love for the ways theatre can be a unique and inclusive community. A native of Miami, Florida, Beth has been a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for 8 years now. During her time in Albuquerque, she has been excited to see the level of enthusiasm the community has for theatre of all kinds.
Albuquerque Little Theatre presents Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On . In a special event on Sunday July 29th at 3:00 pm, the biopic of Kaye Ballard - a stage and screen actress who performed with Big Bands, on Broadway, on television, and in movies - will be screened. Ninety-two-year-old Ballard is known for a varied career as an actress and singer, spanning over seventy years. The film, which is presented by Jim Dandy Films, is intended to be a celebration of this incredible actress' life and career. Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On includes appearances by : Ann Margaret, Joy Behar, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Elaine Page, Hal Prince, and many more! The biopic is produced and directed by Dan Wingate, co-produced by Clark Bason, with executive producers Jim Pierson & Hal Wing.BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Popejoy Hall June 23, 2018
From the opening act onward, it's easy to see how A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder has received so much critical acclaim and praise. With exquisite set design and gorgeous costumes-that earned the original Broadway production a Tony Award-and phenomenal acting, this hilarious dark comedy is a musical no one will want to miss.BWW Previews: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Popejoy Hall December 4, 2017
With breathtaking dancing and exquisite sets, An American in Paris transported the enthusiastic audience at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall to 1940's Paris. The show, choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon (with several dance routines arranged by Sam Davis), seamlessly blends dance, singing, and plenty of heart and humor into a show that is entertaining for all ages. The musical, which is inspired by the 1951 Gene Kelley film of the same name, is a delightful nod to the original with a modern twist of the sets being projected onto the backdrop and various onset props, including strategically placed mirrors that reflected the scenery of Paris.BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC LILY TOMLIN at Popejoy Hall October 2, 2017
William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, one of the playwright's earlier plays, involves an intricate plot that revolves around multiple instances of mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and the word play that Shakespeare is so well-known for.