9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL Cast Announced

                   Director James Boone has announced the cast for the upcoming show
          9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL
           Judy Bernly – – – – – Kimberly Arzoian
           Dora lee Rhodes – – – – – Loren Tipping
             Violet Newstead – – – – – Michelle Jamison
             Franklin Hart, Jr. – – – – – Matt Jackson
         Roz – – – – – Annette Nethery
      Maria – – – – – Jennifer Jones
    Kathy – – – – – Becky Jones
     Missy – – – – – Jocelyn Donegan
   Margaret – – – – – K.C. Brockman
   Daphne – – – – – Stephanie Marsh
Anita – – – – – Zoe Musick
Joe – – – – – Spencer Dawson
Dick/Tinsworthy – – – – – Noah Murdock
Josh – – – – – Zack Jones
Dwayne – – – – – Richard Harper
Supporting Roles – – – – – Charlotte Worden, Katelyn Pursley,
Samantha Walker, Karly Jones, Katie Nelson

The Production Team of 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL gives a huge Thank You
to everyone who came out for auditions.
Director – – – James Boone; Asst. Director – – – Marilyn Marshall
Stage Manager – – – Lara Stamper; Asst. S.M. – – – Elijah Wolfe
Musial Director – – – Kimberly Arzoian; Props Master – – – Hailey Stamper
Set Builder – – – Jeremiah Norton; Costumer – – – Stephanie Jackson
Wig Crew – – – Gloria Southward; Dresser – – – Hannah Adams
Light Designer – – – Kinzy Sapp; Sound Designer – – – Melody Liles
Sound Tech Crew – – – Tony Miller, Eric Nelson
BUM Crew – – – Parker Boone, Lisa Bromley, Victoria Fleming,
Rachel Holden, Katie Nelson, Joy White

Production Dates:  May 29-June 2, 2019
Tickets are on sale NOW.  All seats are reserved!
This show will be a SELL-OUT!  Early reservations are a MUST!
Adults-$18; Seniors (55/up) & Students (Any)-$15;
Children 12 and under-$8
Call the box office:  417 623-3638 or order tickets online:

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SUNDAY  —  APRIL 7, 2019  —  2:30pm

The JLT Board of Directors invites you to a showing of
our newly completed back stage renovation, featuring and
recognizing the countless volunteer hours and financial
generosity from our community
PLUS – a SPECTACULAR Light and Rigging Display Show
to demonstrate our new capabilities.

No tickets required – Please join us.
3009 W. First St.

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JUNE 1 & 2, 7:00PM AT JLT
Directed by James Boone
Come prepared to sing a song that shows off
your voice, learn a short dance number,
cold readings from script.
LARGE CAST – male and female,
Ages 20s-60s
Go to AUDITIONS 2018-2019
on the menu at top of page
for complete details.

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The work on our stage is finished!!  All new rigging, fly system – even to new curtains courtesy of Angel Guild.  We are in the process of moving everything from the trailers, outside the loading door, back into the backstage area.  This was big job initially, getting everything out – now bringing it back in is even more so as everything will be catalogued, photographed, labeled and filed.  
     So, we are back in operation.  Auditions were held for STALAG 17; rehearsals are being held for the upcoming Valentine Show, which will be performed Sunday, February 17.
     Don’t miss any of the happenings at Joplin Little Theatre!


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The Grand Drape, Legs, Travelers, etc. were hung
yesterday and today.  It’s beginning to look like “our” stage
again.  Next will come hanging the light fixtures that
Jessie Smith and her team have refurbished and made
ready for use.  AND we get to move everything that was taken
out six weeks ago and stored in the two trailers at the back
of the theatre.  It all has to be put back into place – cataloged,
photographed and put in order for the next show coming up.
WHICH IS:  February 4 & 5 – Auditions for STALAG 17;
then our Valentine concert on February 17.
Stay with us.  There are WONDERFUL things happening at

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The construction work on stage is moving forward and is about at the half-way mark towards completion.  Even though the stage cannot be used, preparations are under way for upcoming productions.
     Carolyn McGowan is preparing her biennial production honoring Valentine’s Day.  This will occur on February 17, 2:30pm performance, featuring area singers and dancers performing music of Rodgers and Hart.  Tickets on sale soon.
      Director Tegan Whited is already hard at work for the upcoming Stalag 17, opening Wednesday, March 27 running through Sunday, March 31.  Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, February 4 & 5.  Full information is available by clicking on AUDITIONS at the top of this page.  Tickets are on sale now for this production.
     Keep checking this page for further updates.

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A lot of activity going on at JLT through December and January.  It became necessary, for the safety of all concerned working onstage at JLT, that the entire rigging system be replaced.  This project has been in the works for over a year and has finally come to the point that the workmen are here and doing all necessary to give us a safe and secure place to prepare the great shows our audiences expect from us.  This final preparation required that the stage be COMPLETELY emptied to the bare walls and ceiling.  Many people have been involved in accomplishing this amazing feat – but it has been accomplished and is on its way.  This has also required raising funds to cover the costs.  As everyone well knows, the best estimates always go over the amount anticipated.  We will still gratefully accept any donation you may wish to make to help us out.
            Because of the necessity of this work, we have had to reschedule LOST IN YONKERS, which was originally set for January 30-February 3, 2019.  The new production dates are July 24-28, 2019, with auditions being June 3 & 4, 2019.  We are hoping this doesn’t inconvenience anyone – we had no choice.
           All season ticket holders will have the same seats as originally reserved – just at a different date.  If there are any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to call Cecie at the JLT office – 417 623-3638.  We will work out anything that may be needed.

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♦ Individual shows – $18/$15/$8
♦Three Flex Pass $51/$42;   ♦Five Flex Pass $80/$70
(View all ticket information and policies
by clicking TICKETS at the top of the home page)
Audition information is given by clicking on
AUDITIONS 2018-29 
on the menu at top of home page.

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 Individual show tickets may be purchased.

Directed by Becki Arnall
Oct. 3-7, 2018
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, this popular musical brings familiar songs and high-energy production numbers to our JLT stage.  The story concerns madcap antics aboard a luxury ocean liner sailing from New York to London.  A hilarious shipboard romp full of music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl.


Directed by Breana Clark
Dec. 5-9, 2018
A high-energy, toe-tapping musical revue of all the best Christmas songs from the 40’s and 50’s.  You’ll be transported back to the good old days with these beautiful melodies and classic songs.  Complete with exciting dancing, this show is sure to fill you with Christmas spirit!  Auditions scheduled for Oct. 8 & 9, 2018.


Directed by Tegan Whited
Mar. 27-31, 2019
A comedy-drama telling the story of a group of American airmen held in a German prison camp during World War II.  The prisoners have organized to combat isolation, low morale and boredom.  The camaraderie and easy bantering between the men fill the play with comic relief, but there is also the serious side about the effects of war and imprisonment.  Auditions scheduled for Feb. 4 and 5, 2019.


9 TO 5
Directed by James Boone
May 29-June 2, 2019

9 to 5, The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie.  Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.  Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.  In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot!  While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down.  Hey a girl can scheme can’t she?  This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented male dancers.  With its jubilant score and easily reliable characters, 9 to 5 is the perfect show for community theatres.  Auditions  scheduled for April 1 & 2.

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Directed by Greg Swartz
July 24-28, 2019

Written by Neil Simon, this play is considered one of is best.  Jay Kurnitz, a 16-year-old boy is living with his grandmother and helping to raise his younger brother Arty.  Although surrounded by extended family, they are a dysfunctional bunch, providing little support for the boys.
(This show was originally scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019.  Due to work on the rigging and fly system on the JLT stage it was necessary to move the show to this present date.)
Auditions scheduled for June 3 & 4.

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