MASQUERADE BALL

MASQUERADE BALL
OCTOBER 25-26, 2019
7:00-10:00pm
Costumes and Masks are a must – and are required!
Dress creatively for this formal fantasy event
The Ball will be held on the JLT stage with
Halloween-themed music.
Come enjoy an evening of friends and music.
All ages welcome.

All tickets are $10.00.  Tickets will be available at
the door, or may be reserved in advance by
calling the JLT box-office, 417 623-3638.
Not available online.

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XANADU – SEPTEMBER 25-29, 2019

DON’T MISS THIS HIGH-ENERGY MUSICAL
          
   opening Wednesday, Sep. 25
    
Co-directed by Bill Perry & James Boone

Greek muses fill the stage. 
        A Roller-Skating Disco is staged.
                Great music and dancing.

Tickets are available by clicking the blue “Buy Tickets” box above or calling the
JLT box-office – 417 623-3638.  Adults: $18; Seniors (55/up) and Students: $15;
Children 12 and under: $8.
                  Special on-stage seating is available at $18.00 per ticket.
                Reservations available only through the JLT box-office, by
                     phone or in person.  These seats not available online.

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JLT 80th ANNIVERSARY


JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE 1939-2019
An amazing record!  A community theatre that has kept its doors open for 80 YEARS!  And it all started with a group of people who loved acting, directing, producing, organizing – and on and on with all the qualifications necessary to form such an organization as Joplin Little Theatre.  And it has taken more and more people with these same desires and determinations to keep it going for this long.
We are so fortunate in this community to have these people.
And none of this would have been possible without the support of the
audiences who come to the shows and the donors who give extra financial
assistance to keep the doors open.
Joplin Little Theatre is truly a great institution.
We appreciate seeing you at our performances.

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XANADU CAST

The cast has been announced of the
opening show of JLT’s 2019-2020 80th Anniversary Season.
Co-Directed by Bill Perry & James Boone
XANADU, THE MUSICAL
Kira – Charlotte Worden
Sonny – James Boone
Danny – Dean Velasco
Muse of Tragedy – Stephanie Marsh
Must of Epics – Becky Jones
Muse of Music – Lisa Bromley
Muse of Lyrics – Jennifer Jones
Muse of Dance – Lauren Riddle
Muse of Comedy – Miles Stamper
James wishes to thank everyone who attended auditions.  “It is always hard to cast
a show when you have so many talented people come out to auditions!”

Performance dates:  September 25-29, 2019
Tickets are on sale through the JLT Box-Office: 417 623-3638
or by clicking the Blue “Buy Tickets” Box, upper right.

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2019-2020 80th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE
80th ANNIVERSARY
2019-2020 SEASON

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

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XANADU, THE MUSICAL
Directed by Bill Perry & James Boone
We follow the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, CA in 1980.  She comes on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest feat of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO (Hey – it’s 1980!)  But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.  With music & lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar and book by Douglas Carter Beane, this show, full of high-energy songs and dances, is a sensational opener for our 80th season!  
PERFORMANCE DATES:  SEPTEMBER 25-29, 2019

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 RETURN OF THE CHRISTMAS KID
Directed by James Boone
The Toy Box owner, Calvin, is visited by two angels that take him on a ride through Christmases of yesteryear and present, to show him what he’s lost in his life.  Come see this hybrid of A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and It’s A Wonderful Life!  This show will make you laugh, cry and remember why we celebrate Christmas.  It takes place in The Toy Box and this is your chance to give back.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy and put it on the stage.  After the production, all of the toys will be donated to The Salvation Army, to help brighten a child’s Christmas.
PERFORMANCE DATES:  December 4-8, 2019

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DEATHTRAP
Directed by Ashley Trotnic
Written by Ira Levin, Deathtrap holds the record for the longest running comedy/thriller on Broadway and was nominated for four Tony Awards.  It provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.  The subsequent 1982 movie starred Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon.  May not be interesting to young children.
PERFORMANCE DATES: January 29-February 2, 2020

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 ENTER LAUGHING
Directed by Lisa Olliges Green
A comedy, written by Joseph Stein, Enter Laughing is loosely based on the life of actor, comedian, writer, producer, director Carl Reiner.  The action centers on the journey of young, aspiring actor David Kolowitz, as he tries to extricate himself from overly protective parents (who want him to be a married pharmacist), and two too many girlfriends, while struggling to meet the challenge of his lack of talent
in the 1930’s New York City arena of show business.
PERFORMANCE DATES:  March 25-29, 2020

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BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE MUSICAL
Directed by Becki Arnall
With music by Frank Weldhorn, lyrics by Don Black and book by Ivan Menchell, this production centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression.  The music is described as a “non-traditional score, combining rock-a-billy, blues and gospel.”  Parental discretion advised.
PERFORMANCE DATES:  May 27-31, 2020

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2019-2020 SEASON TICKETS on sale by calling the JLT box-office,
417 623-3638 or online, www.joplinlittletheatre.org.  
Adults:  $75.00; Seniors (55/up) and Students (Any) $65.00
Patrons: $125.00 (includes name listing in program)
Life memberships:  $1500.00 (includes two tickets for life, name
listing in program.  Life members still must reserve their seats
for each season)

 

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XANADU AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS
MONDAY & TUESDAY
JULY 29 & 30 – 7:00PM AT JLT
Directed by James Boone
XANADU follows the journey of a magical, beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, CA in 1980, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time –
the first ROLLER DISCO!   (Hey! It’s 1980!!)
But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation – and chaos abounds.
Needed:  5 women, 4 men – ages older teen and up
3 female and 2 male characters MUST roller skate!
1 male character MUST tap dance!
Complete information website: www.justthemix.com
Production dates:  September 25-29, 2019

 

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!!IT’S COMPLETED!!

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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GOING ON AT JLT

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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