RENT, September 21-25, 2016

UPDATE: RENT has sold out! We apologize for the inconvenience. rent-posterTickets are on sale now for JLT’s season’s opening musical!

 

RENT ….book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

Joplin Little Theatre presents Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary pop-rock opera Rent September 21 through 25, 2016. After appearing in many JLT roles as an actor, Ashley Trotnic is directing her first show at JLT with this legendary musical of the 90s.  Her musical directors are Kathy Nenandal and Breana Clark and Kaye Lewis is choreographing.  

Rent is the cutting-edge musical that electrified a whole generation of theater goers. Rent tells the story of seven friends in the AIDS-ravaged New York City of the 1990s: Roger, Mimi, Tom, Angel, Maureen, Joanne and Mark share their struggle to support themselves and celebrate their lives in spite of the crises that confront them, from shifting romantic entanglements to preserving their artistic integrity to the life-and-death struggle with a disease that is threatening almost everyone they know.    The show contains mature themes and strong language.

The principal cast is comprised of Cody Vaughn as Angel Dumott Schunard, Tanner Munson as Mark Cohen, Dale Clark as Roger Davis, Mackenzie Christensen as Mimi Marquez, Megan Reed as Maureen Johnson, Kylee VanHorn as Joanne Jefferson, Ricardo Field as Tom Collins, and Barry Arwood as Benjamin Coffin III. The cast is rounded out by a chorus including James Boone, Alex Chesney, Jade Nicholas, Michaela West, Abbi Eperson, Becki Arnall, Meghan Thomas, Marilyn Marshall Miller, Kevin Loar,            Jamie Strong, Susie Lundy, Sean Botts, Jack Briggs, Joshua Lee Pruss, Allison Dodge, Lauden Baker,    Saydi Ogden, Kaden Wimmer and Allison Black.

RENT is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International.  

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The Rocky Horror Show

Joplin Little Theatre is proud to announce the cast of WhiteWood Theatrics‘ 4th annual production of The Rocky Horror Show!

Criminologist/Narrator– Rich Roberts

Usherette– Megan Reed

Brad Majors– Austin Abernathy

Janet Weiss– Betsy STone

Riff-Raff– Barry Arwood

Columbia– Klaire Hardy

Magenta– Dusty Douglas

Dr. Scott- Kevin Loar

Rocky– Tyeshaun Massey

Frank-N-Furter– Alex Chesney

Eddie– Jeremy Bright

Phantoms– Veronica Wynhaussen, Maria Howe, Lisa Blumberg, Joycelyne VanDorien, Set Killion, Ethan Settle, Dakota Rash, & Carl Jacob Hall

Transylvanians– Abby Vickers, Christine Bright, Kendra Switzer, Jane Moore, & Megan Jozwiak

The Rocky Horror Show will run October 27th-29th.

 

 

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The Rocky Horror Show Auditions

WhiteWood Theatrics is producing The Rocky Horror Show at Joplin Little Theatre for the 4th consecutive year! Auditions are August 26th and August 27th at 10pm. All you freaky darlings are encouraged to prepare NOTHING and dress for the role you want… or not at all-whatever!
Directed by Lisa Wood, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has been favorite of the midnight show crowd for decades, bringing Absolute Pleasure to weirdos of all generations!

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Joplin Little Theatre presents “RENT”

Thank you to everyone who came out to auditions for RENT! We saw so many talented people, so many NEW people that we want to see again. Having so much talent made the casting decision very difficult, so please don’t feel discouraged from returning. We have an amazing season ahead of us with many great roles!

Congratulations to the cast of Joplin Little Theatre’s production of

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BY: JOHNATHAN LARSON

ROGER DAVIS – Dale Clark
MARK COHEN – Tanner Munson
TOM COLLINS – Ricardo Field
BENJAMIN COFFIN III – Barry Arwood
JOANNE JEFFERSON – Kylee Vanhorn
ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNAR – Cody Vaughn
MIMI MARQUEZ – Mackenzie Christensen
MAUREEN JOHNSON – Megan Reed

SUPPORT GROUP:
PAUL – James Boone
GORDON – Alex Chesney
ALI – Jade Nicholas
PAM – Michaela West
SUE – Abbi Epperson
CHORUS:
ROGER’S MOTHER – Becki Arnall
MIMI’S MOTHER – Meghan Thomas
MARK’S MOTHER – Jade Nicholas
MR. JEFFERSON – James Boone
MRS. JEFFERSON – Marilyn Marshall Miller
ALEXI DARLING – Becki Arnall
PASTOR – Kevin Loar
HOMELESS #1 – Kevin Loar
HOMELESS #2 – Marilyn Marshall Miller
HOMELESS #3 – Jamie Strong
HOMELESS #4 – Zaq Ezell
HOMELESS #5 – Susie Lundy
BLANKET PERSON – Susie Lundy
SQUEEGIEMAN – Sean Botts
POLICE OFFICER #1 – Becki Arnall
POLICE OFFICER #2 – Jack Briggs
POLICE OFFICER #3 – Michaela West
VENDER #1 – James Boone
VENDER #2 – Jade Nicholas
COAT VENDER – Joshua Lee Pruss
JUNKIE #1 – Megan Thomas
JUNKIE #2 – Allison Dodge
JUNKIE #3 – Abbi Epperson
THE MAN – Alex Chesney
MR. GRAY – Zaq Ezell
RESTAURANT MAN – Jack Briggs
LA VIE BOHEME #1 – Becki Arnall
LA VIE BOHEME FEATURE #2 – Alex Chesney

TANGO MAUREEN DANCERS
Alison Black
Zaq Ezell
BeckiArnall
Alex Chesney

There will be a read-through of on Monday August 8th at 7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre.

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Auditions for RENT

Joplin Little Theatre is proud to announce audition dates for the Tony/Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT, directed by Ashley Trotnic! Be prepared to dance on August 1st and 2nd at 7pm. You will be expected to learn sections from “Seasons of Love” at the audition, so no need to prepare a song. Callbacks will be Wednesday, August 3rd.
Written by Jonathan Larson, RENT tells the story of a group of struggling bohemians living in the East Village of New York City during the onset of the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
The 2016-2017 Audience Choice season is going to be exciting and we’ll need your help to pull it off! Auditions are Monday & Tuesday, August 1st and 2nd, at 7pm. Come out and play!RENT

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