Monday and Tuesday
Sep. 29 & 30, 7:00pm
at Joplin Little Theatre

Directed by Lisa Wood

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world.  They
lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear and hit little kids.  So no one is prepared

when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and
decides to take over the annual Christmas Pageant.

Needed are 4 men, ages 25-60
6 women, ages 25-60
8 boys, ages 7-13
9 girls, ages 7-12
There will also be extras of angel choir members,
baby angels and shepherds.

Production dates are December 10-14, 2014.

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Memorial Floor-Wall Meeting Oct 1

There will be a Mural Committee meeting held at the theatre on October 1st at 5:30pm, that will run no later than 7:30pm. If you are interested in the JLT Memorial Floor/Wall Mural Project please come meet with us in regards to this project. This meeting is open to past tile donors, board members and the JLT community at large. If you have any questions, please email us:

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JLT in Concert



Performance dates:  Sept. 24-28, 2014

Celebrating JLT’s 75th Anniversary with a trip down
memory lane and highlighting numbers from some of the most
popular shows performed in JLT’s musical history.

Ninety-three musicals have been performed at Joplin Little
Theatre – this show will feature songs from 16 of them.
A cast of 60 will bring songs and dances from
many of your favorites.
Director:  Bill Perry; Musical Director and Arranger:  Cecie Fritz;
Choreographers:  Angela Lowe & Heather Briley

This show is sure to be a sell out.

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Director Lisa Wood has announced the following people have been cast in

Usherette – Kelly Musick; Brad Majors – Drew Girouard; Janet Weiss – Anna Kiwala; Criminologist/Narrator – Richard H. Robert; Magenta – Dusty Douglas; Riff Raff – Michael Lewis; Columbia – Klaire Hardy; Rocky – Tyeshaun Masey; Frank-N-Furter – Brayden Provins; Eddie – Tyler Burkhart; Dr. Everett Scott – Jeff Wilkins ;Phantoms: Maria Howe, Flannery Gafken, Megan Villamaria, Jacob Murdock, Kyle Jacobs, Ethan Settle; Transylvanians: Jerimy Timi, Rob Lewis, Megan Thomas

MEET AND GREET is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 7:30pm at the Unity Building, corner Main and Daugherty (Pinocchio School)  Webb City.

* * *Tickets and T-shirts are on sale online* * *

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JLT Remodeling Project

Dear Patrons and Friends of Joplin Little Theatre:

In less than two months JLT will begin its 75th Season of producing some of the finest community theatre in the fourstates area. A lot of changes have happened to the Park Playhouse since it first became home to Joplin Little Theatre in 1948. From improvements in seating, parking and staging, to major renovations and upgrades in the 1990′s that expanded the technical capabilities of the theatre.

We’ve also had minor improvements over the years, from paint and carpet, new drapes, furniture and atrium covers. We’ve introduced online ticketing, social media and other behind-the-scenes upgrades.

As we look forward to the coming years, we looked around for some projects that we could tackle that we could tie into our 75th Season. We’ve begun several projects that will be completed in time for our Angel Guild Opening Gala that will give JLT a bit of a refresh, most of them due to the generosity of a special donor (further announcements on this later) and Angel Guild. Along with some new paint and carpeting, we have three major changes in the works.

Our awning on the front of the building was recently damaged by wind. The JLT Board of Directors had already been discussing possible changes and upgrades on the awning to give us more exposure to the community passing by the theatre. (It’s amazing that even after being in the same location for sixty-six years, many in the area still don’t know where we are!) We’re getting a new front awning with signage on three sides to allow us to better advertise our upcoming events.

The other two changes go hand-in-hand. For many years, patrons and donors could make a donation to the theatre and in return receive floor tiles in the lobby of the theatre and have them engraved with their names or the names of loved ones. Over the past twenty years or so, a large number of these tiles were damaged or worn to the point that the entire lobby needed to be retiled. This was no small project and we wanted to see if there was a way to improve upon this important part of our history, to make it more enduring. The type of tile previously used on the flooring is pretty durable, as long as it is laid down, maintained and not disturbed. The process of removing tiles for engraving and replacing them caused problems, however, which led to tiles needing to be replaced completely. The new flooring is a ceramic-based product that should last for many decades longer than the original tile. However, this also prevents us from removing and engraving the floor tiles, so we needed a way to recreate and honor those who were already a part of the JLT history through the lobby floor.

This led to the third major project which will actually be part of the whole 75th season. Joplin Little Theatre will have a photo tile mural (or murals, depending on final size and design) in the lobby. Because of the process used to create the various mural tiles, we can print any photo or design we desire on the individual tiles. Quite soon we’ll be sending more information to all current donors and relatives of those donors who’ve passed on. Imagine being able to create a tile that contains not just your name or the name of your loved ones, but a photo as well! During this season we’ll have a mockup or prototype of the new mural hanging in the lobby so you can see what we’re working towards.

We are also working EXTREMELY hard to find a way to preserve the “masks” medallion that is in the center of the lobby floor. At this time it HAS NOT been removed from the lobby floor, and we are doing all we can to find a way to leave this important piece of art where it resides and protect it.

The Board of Directors understands that change can often be jarring, but we hope that these changes will improve the flavor and allure of the Park Playhouse while honoring those who’ve been a part of its history for so long.

If you have any questions or comments, PLEASE feel free to send us a message via email to (mural null@null joplinlittletheatre or postal mail to PO Box 374, Joplin, MO 64802

Thank you for your support of Joplin Little Theatre!
Tony Flint
President, JLT Board of Directors

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