Cast Announcement “THE FULL MONTY”

Director Bill Perry announces the following people
have been cast in the opening show of the season
THE FULL MONTY

Jerry Lukowski (an unemployed mill worker) – – Trey Burkhart
Nathan Lukowski (his son) – – Wyatt Hensley
Pam Lukowski (his estranged wife) – – Alexa Morrison
Dave Bukatinsky (an unemployed mill worker) – – Tyler Burkhart
Georgie Bukatinsky (his wife) – – Gina Robbins
Harold Nichols (an unemployed supervisor at the mill) – – Ricardo Field
Vicki Nichols (his wife) – – Dyanne Lile
Malcolm MacGregor (an unemployed  mill worker) – – Ross Bruns
Molly MacGregor (his ailing mother) – – Kelly Purser
Ethan Girard (an unemployed mill worker) – – Barry Arwood
Noah ‘Horse’ T. Simmons (a retired mill worker) – – Josh Mullin
Jeanette Burmeister (a piano player) – – Carolyn McGowan
Estelle Genovese (Jerry’s occasional girlfriend) – – Marilyn Miller
Joanie Lish (a friend of Pam and Georgie’s) – – Megan Thomas
Susan Hershey (a friend of Pam and Georgie’s) – Lindsay Shane
Buddy (Keno) Walsh (a male stripper) – Skylar Walton
Teddy Slaughter (Pam’s live-in boyfriend) – – Sam Burnside
Reg Willoughby (an unemployed mill worker) – – TBA
Tony Giordano (a Buffalo club owner) – – Jeremy Bright

Performance dates for The Full Monty – Sept. 19 and Sept 23-27, 2015

All TBAs are non-singing roles and are bit/supporting characters.
If interested in taking part in this rollicking musical comedy
please contact the JLT office.

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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE FULL MONTY

Auditions for the opening show of the JLT 2015-2016 season, THE FULL MONTY, will be Monday and Tuesday, July 13 & 14, 7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. 1st St., Joplin.

This musical comedy,directed by Bill Perry, is about six unemployed steel workers who form a male striptease act, and about the women who cheer them on to go for “THE FULL MONTY”!

Roles are for 12 men, [ages 20’s thru 40’s], 10 women [ages 20’s thru 40’s] , 1 boy {age 10-13]

A prepared vocal number is requested (accompanist and/or CD player provided). A simple dance routine will be taught and there will be readings from the script.

Show dates are: September 23-27, 2013

For further information contact the J.L.T office 417.623.3638 or the J.L.T facebook page.

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FOREVER PLAID

 

On February 9, 1964. en route to pick up their custom-made plaid tuxedos, four young singers were driving and rehearsing in their cherry red 1954 Mercury convertible when they were slammed broadside by a school bus filled with eager young teens. The teens were on their way to witness the Beatles make their US television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show and miraculously escaped injury. The members of Forever Plaid were killed instantly. It was at that moment when their careers and lives ended, that the story of “Forever Plaid” begins.

This popular four part harmony musical “Forever Plaid” will be reprised this July at JLT.
It was performed by the Ninth Hour Quartet in 2008 as a two night sold-out JLT fundraiser. Co-Directors Carolyn McGowan and Bill Perry decided that the talent was available to present this as a full run for the 2015 summer show. Due to intricate harmony requiring intense vocal rehearsals, early auditions were held in March. The cast includes Tyler Burkhart, Trey Burkhart, Forrest Bunter and Tanner Munson. Matthew Holt will be serving as Vocal Director, Clint Newby as Instrumental Director and Angela Lowe will be choreographing. Musical Selections include Three Coins in the Fountain, Gotta Be This or That, Undecided, Moments to Remember, Crazy ‘Bout Ya Baby, No, Not Much, Perfidia, Cry, Sixteen Tons, Chain Gang, Catch a Falling Star, Day-O Kingston Market, Jamaica Farwell, Matilda, Heart and Soul, Lady of Spain, Scotland the Brave, Shangri-La, Rags to Riches, a Beatles medley and Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Show dates are July 8 to 12 and tickets are available now. IMG_8001

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ENCORE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The 32th Annual Encore Awards Night
celebrating JLT’s 75th Anniversary Season
was held Saturday, June 6, 2015.

A festive social hour preceded the awards ceremony which
enabled participants to renew and continue friendships made during
the 2014-2015 season.

The Awards
Lead Actor in a Play:  Tony Flint, Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Lead Actress in a Play:  Ashley Trotnic, Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Lead Actor in a Musical:  Ross Bruns, The Fantasticks
Lead Actress in a Musical:  Bethany Newson, The Fantasticks
Supporting Actor in a Play:  John Early, Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Supporting Actress in a Play:  Karen Eckhardt, Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Supporting Actor in a Musical:  Ricardo Field, The Fantasticks
Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Becky Seidl, The Boy Friend
Light Design:  Shawn Irish,  JLT in Concert
Set Design:  Shawn Irish, JLT in Concert
Costume Design:  Lara Hicks-Burrow, Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Choreographer:  Angela Lowe, JLT in Concert
Musical Director:  Cecie Fritz, JLT in Concert
Vocal Director:  Mary Schwab, The Fantasticks
Musical Number:  “The Opening”,  JLT in Concert
Best Play: Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl, Jim Lile, Director
Best Musical: JLT in Concert, Bill Perry, Director
Lifetime Achievement Awards:  Bill Perry
Angel Guild Cherub Awards:  Audrey Hoggett, Paige Mock, Klaire Hardy

Director’s Choice Awards
The Boy Friend, directed by Carolyn McGowan:  Dr. Susan Smith
JLT in Concert, directed by Bill Perry:  Tyler Burkhart
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Lisa Wood:  Kevin Newby
Eleemosynary, directed by Tim Klein:  Lara Hicks-Burrow
The Fantasticks, directed by Jade Leggott:  Deb Leggett
Bertha, the Beautiful Typewriter Girl, directed by Jim Lile:  Wally & Leecia Bloss

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2015-2016 Season

Announcement Coming Soon!

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