JUNE 17-21 & JULY 8-12
Morning and Afternoon sessions for each week.
             $65 per child per session
Call the JLT office, 417 623-3638 or enroll online
        by clicking the blue Buy Tickets box
See posting below for full information

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After a very large turnout for auditions  for
director Greg Swartz has chosen the following cast:

Gabe Thomas as Jay
Cade Sinclair as Arty
Greg Green as Eddie
Shaun Conroy as Louie
Tegan Whited as Bella
Betsy Stone as Gert
Lisa Green as Grandma
“When teenage brothers, Arty and Jay, are forced to move in with their strict German grandmother, their childlike aunt and their gangster uncle, they can’t help but feel a little lost.  Filled with laughter, tears and insight, Simon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play explores themes of family, independence, courage and the complex relationship people have with those they love.”

Rehearsals are under way.  Performance dates are July 24-28, 2019.
Tickets are on sale – 417 623-3638 or online
www.joplinlittletheatre.org.  (Click on the blue BUY TICKETS box)

To Season Ticket holders:  This is the last show on the 2018-2019 season ticket.  
Remember, it was scheduled for January, but due to our stage renovation we
had to move it to July 24-28.  Your reserved seats are good for this production.
Any questions please call the box office, 623-3638.


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                            JLT CHILDREN’S SUMMER WORKSHOP 2019
                                      Under Direction of TEGAN WHITED

                   June 17-21 –AROUND THE WORLD – 9:00am-12:00n or 1:00pm-4:00pm
             A group of explorers take a trip in a hot air balloon to explore other countries,
                                      They visit Australia, Spain and France.
                          July 8-12 -TIME TRAVEL – 9:00am-12:00n or 1:00pm-4:00pm
                                 What happens when you forget to do your homework??
        This group of student scientists decide to build a time machine to travel back in time
                           to finish their homework and end up going too far back!!!

Students will learn all aspects of putting on a live theater show:  set building, costuming,
acting, make-up, set dressing.  On Friday of each session will be a performance for family
and friends to show what they have accomplished during the week.  This is the 26th year
of the Children’s Summer Workshop.  Many ‘graduates’ have stayed in Joplin and appear
in our regular season productions – some have gone on to other cities and performed.
Many come back year after year and some take both session.  It’s worthwhile program.

Enrollments are being taken now.  Call the JLT office, 417 623-3638, during regular office
hours or enroll on-line.  Click on the blue ‘Buy Tickets’ box on right of screen to enroll.
Classes are limited to 50 students per session.  
        Ages:  5 thru junior high    —     Cost:  $65.00 per student, per session

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JUNE 3 & 4   —   Monday & Tuesday    —   7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre
       Directed by Greg Swartz
A cast of seven: 2 teen-age boys; 2 women 30s-40s; 2 men 30s-40s; 1 woman 50s-70s.Please click on AUDITIONS 2018-2019 on the menu under the JLT photo.  This gives
complete information needed.  You may pick up audition packets at the JLT office, 
or request one to be forwarded by email: info@joplinlittletheatre.org.
Any questions call the JLT office during regular office hours:  417 623-3638

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Tickets for 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL are on sale!
The closer we get to opening day the heavier reservations become.  For the best choice of seats call the JLT Box Office SOON (417 623-3638) or click on the Blue ‘Buy Tickets’ box on the right to      make your reservations online.
       This very popular show, with words and music by Dolly Parton/book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie.  A true musical comedy with outrageous situations, lively song & dance numbers and fast-paced scenes that will keep you
fully entertained.  Director James Boone is making full use of our
new rigging/fly backstage system for some great effects.
    Don’t miss out – MAY 29-JUNE 2 
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat curtain 7:30pm,  Sun 2:30pm
Adults –  $18; Seniors (55/up) and Students (Any) – $15
9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL is rated PG13 and not recommended for young children.

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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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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 2018-19 
on the menu at top of home page.

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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

(This show was originally scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019. 
Due to the work on the rigging and fly system on the JLT stage
it was necessary to move the show to this date.)

Written by Neil Simon, this play is considered one of is best.  When teen-age brothers, Arty and Jay, are forced to move in with their strict, German grandmother, their child-like aunt and their gangster uncle, they can’t help but feel a little lost.  Although surrounded by extended family, they are a dysfunctional bunch, providing little support for the boys.  Filled with laughter, tears and insight, Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play explores themes of family, independence, courage and the complex relationship people have with those they love.
Auditions scheduled for June 3 & 4.

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