HURRY!! HURRY!! HURRY!

VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA & MELODRAMA
July 25-29, 2018
Directed by Gary Roney & Tegan Whited
!!!TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!
(All seats are reserved)

The MELODRAMA – Bulldog Saves the Day!
A true old-time MELODRAMA, where the audience is
encouraged to “Boo & Hiss” at the Villain, to “Cheer”
for the Hero, and to “Cry” with the Heroine.
Anne Marie Wright plays the Heroine,  Lullaby F Broadway
Devin Newberry is the Hero, DeLong Goodnight 
Thatcher Girouard is the villainous Villain, Big Harry Deal
A large supporting cast of young people (mostly),  brings this
Pat Cook play to you full of fun and puns!
The VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA features some
very talented young people performing acts not usually seen
with someone of these ages.  
A magician that makes a person disappear!
A ventriloquist – try that sometime!
A juggler, a contortionist,  a fiddler,
and more and more and more!
Wed, Thu, Fri curtain 7:00PM
Sat & Sun curtain 2:30PM
Ticket prices:  Adults $10; Children 12 and under $5
Showtimes:  Wed, Thu, Fri 7:30pm; Sat, Sun 2:30pm
Call the JLT box office, 417 623-3638 or reserve seats online
www.jltplay.com
A FUNDRAISER FOR JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE
Bulldog Saves The Day is performed through the
courtesy of Pioneer Drama Service.

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LIFE COULD BE A DREAM

Written & Created by Roger Bean
DIRECTED BY CAROLYN McGOWAN
August 8-12, 2018

A MUSICAL FULL OF 
1950’s AND 1960’s DOO-WOP
SH-BOOM!!  Take a trip with Denny and the Dreamers,
a fledging doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the
Big Whopper Radio Contest to realize their dreams of making
it to the big time!  Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives
to put some polish on the boys.  The hits tell the story:
Fools Fall in Love, Tears On My Pillow, Runaround Sue,
Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, The Glory of Love –
and more and more and more!
THE CAST:  Tanner Munson, Spencer Dawson, Joseph Mitchell,
Corbin Chaffin, Julia Oney, Stephanie Marsh, Greg Green
~~PULL OUT YOUR POODLE SKIRT AND SADDLE SHOES~~
Tickets on Sale: $18/$15/$8
JLT Box office:  417 623-3638
Online:  JLTplay.com

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CHILDREN’S SUMMER SHOW

JULY 25-29, 2018; Wed-Thu-Fri 7:30pm; Sat-Sun 2:30pm
A FUNDRAISER FOR JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE

The MELODRAMA, Bulldog Saves the Day, features a cast of
young people, where you are free to 
CHEER the Hero and HISS & BOO the Villian.  
The VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA features
a magician, a ventriloquist, a juggler, a contortionist,
plus singer, actor and a fiddler.
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Directors Gary Roney and Tegan Whited have announced the following cast
for BULLDOG SAVES THE DAY!
Heroine/Lullaby F. Broadway:  Anne Marie Wright
Hero:  Devin Newberry
Villain/J. Harrington Deal: Thatcher Girouard
Cara Mel Turtle: Hannah Davis
Billy Wyatt: Dart Ingram
Mary Knotyoo: Carly Friel
Barney Himm: Elliot Wheeler
Onna Break: Emily Bender
Anita Break: Isabella Stephens
Lida Bonfire: Katheryn Davis
Juan Ferderode: Brenden Miksell
Hugo Yurway: Maddox Lesmeister
Ma Bishop: Rebecca Bender
Bulldog: Joey Friel
Betty Dont:  Amethyst Ogle
Minnie Wards: Via Dennis
Gus: James Wheeler
Delong Goodnight: Kolby Matson
Mayor Dont:  Zachary Jones
Mrs. Badroad:  Kelly Wheeler
Students:  Draven Newberry & Molly Bender
Mother Broadway:  Heather Lesmeister
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VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA
Michael Slater:  Vocalist
Kolby Matson:  Ventriloquist
 Anne Marie Wright:  Fiddle Player
 Zachary Jones:  Juggler/Plate Spinner
 Maddox Lesmeister:  Magician/Scientist
Thatcher Girouard:  Shakespearean Actor
 Gatlin Bender:  Contortionist
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Adults:  $10.00;  Children 12 and under: $5.00
JLT BoxOffice:  417 623-3638  — Online:  jltplay.com

Bulldog Saves The Day is performed through the
courtesy of Pioneer Drama Service.

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AUDITIONS – CHILDREN’S SUMMER SHOW

HURRY!!  HURRY!!
Monday & Tuesday, June 25 & 26
7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre

Auditions for all young people 18 and under for
JLT’s Melodrama, directed by Gary Roney.
So Much Fun!!
There will be cold readings from the script.

!!BRING YOUR SPECIALITY!!
Vaudeville Variety Show will feature acts of
all kinds – no age limit here.
Jugglers — Dancers — Acrobats
Magicians — Tumblers
Singers — Animal Acts — Cyclists
Use your imagination
A 3-minute audition required

Performance dates:  July 25-29, 2018

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2018-2019 JLT SEASON

ANYTHING GOES
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.

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A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS
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.

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LOST IN YONKERS
Directed by Greg Swartz
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019
A comedy by Neil Simon, and considered one of his 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 disfunctional bunch, providing little support for the boys.  Auditions scheduled for Dec. 10 & 11, 2018.

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STALAG 17
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.

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9 TO 5
Directed by James Boone
May 29-June 2, 2019
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.  With words and music by Dolly Parton, the musical is based on the 1980 hit movie.  This hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.  Auditions scheduled for April 1 & 2, 2019.

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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL UPCOMING JLT SHOWS
♦July 25-29, 2018 – Children’s Summer Show –
Vaudeville Extravaganza and Melodrama – $10/$5
♦August 8-12, 2018 – Life Could Be A Dream – $18/$15/$8
♦2018-2019 Season Tickets – $75/$65
♦ 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)

 

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MANY, MANY EXCITING SUMMER EVENTS!!

One of the MOST SUCCESSFUL runs of a show ever at JLT.  SHREK THE MUSICAL  played SIX SOLD-OUT performances!!  All of this due to an excellent cast and crew working together for a common goal.  And a real team of cast parents, both backstage and front-of-house, who volunteered time and organization that allowed everyone involved to give their best – AND THEY DID!  A HUGE thanks to everyone involved with Shrek the Musical.

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Now, on to the busy summer planned for JLT.  Please scroll down to see details on what is coming up:  auditions for 2018-2019 opening show Anything Goes; Children’s Summer Workshop, auditions for Children’s Summer Show, then the show; JLT’s Summer show Life Could Be A Dream.

           GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE  

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CHILDREN’S SUMMER WORKSHOP 2018

Another Summer of GREAT FUN!!
Under the direction of Tegan Whited,
with a very capable staff of assistants.
Students will learn all aspects of putting on a production.
They build their own costumes, props and set.  They learn about
lighting, sound and make-up.  At the end of each week the
students perform a short play.  
Family and friends are invited to attend this performance.

WEEK ONE:  June 25-29, 2018.  Sessions at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
               “WHODUNNIT” – A band of thieves steal prized jewels.  Detectives
work hard to find them.  They are captured, but escape!!  Private investigators
are called in to help with the case.  Will they figure out “Whodunnit”?!?!
  
WEEK TWO:  July 9-13, 2018.  Sessions at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
              “HELLO, HOLLYWOOD” – A group of Hollywood actors are attending 
the premiere of their latest film.  When they try to leave the premiere, they are
surrounded by crazy fans and the paparazzi.  They ask their special effects
friends to create a diversion so they can get away!!

Cost is $65.00 per session, per child
You may register now by clicking the blue “Buy Tickets”
and following format.  Or call the JLT box office, 417 623-3638
during regular office hours posted.

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