Our next production

Eleemosynary

A play by Lee Blessing
Directed by Tim Klein

January 28-February 1, 2015

The story probes into the delicate relationships of three singular
women:  a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter.
As the play begins, Dorothea (the grandmother) has suffered a stroke, and
while Echo (the granddaughter) has reestablished contact with her mother,
Artie, it is only through extended telephone conversations.  During these
conversations real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the
precocious Echo’s single-minded domination of a national spelling contest.
But, in the end after Dorothea’s death, both Artie and Echo come to accept
their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together –
despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many
years of alienation.
Director Tim Klein has assembled a strong cast to bring this complex situation
to the JLT stage.  Brenda Jackson plays Dorothea, a woman who has sought
to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity;  Marilyn Marshall Miller plays Dorothea’s brilliant daughter, Artie, who has fled the stifling
domination of her mother, holds an important job as a bio-chemist and has an
incredible memory;  Samantha Green plays Echo, a child of exceptional
intellect – and sensitivity – whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by
Dorothea.
Eleemosynary:  from Medieval Latin (“alms dispenser”)
1. relating to charity, alms or almsgiving; 2. given in charity of alms; having the
nature of alms; as, eleemosynary assistance; 3. supported by charity; as,
eleemosynary poor.  A formal literary word; in everyday use charitable
is used instead.

 Tickets are on sale.
Calll the JLT box office during posted hours
or online.

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Upcoming Fundraiser

A VALENTINE CONCERT

“HERE’S TO LOVE”

SUNDAY ~ FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2:30pm

Directed by Carolyn McGowan
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Cecie Fritz
Choreography by Angela Lowe

featuring  Branson performers and JLT alums
RACHEL and DAVID WALLACE
plus a company of JLT veterans

Highlighting love songs from the song book of
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

One Performance Only  ~~~  Reservations a MUST!
All Tickets $10.00

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Auditions

Auditions for our next production

THE FANTASTICKS
a fantasy musical
directed by Jade Nicholas

Monday & Tuesday, February 2 & 3
7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre

Production dates:  March 25-29, 2015

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Singing auditions will be songs from the show.
All should be dressed to dance.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, Feb. 4, if necessary

The characters are:
El Gallo (the Narrator/Bandit) – age 30-45
Matt (the Boy) – age 18-25
Luisa (the Girl) – age 18-25
Hucklebee (the Boy’s father) – age 45+
Bellomy (the Girls’ father) – age 45+
Henry (the Old Actor) – age 45+
Mortimer (the man who dies-an actor
pretending to be an American Indian) – age 25+
The Mute (who at times acts the part of the Wall) – 25+

 

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER – Selling Out!

If you want to see THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER…

Don’t wait!  Sunday is sold out, and tickets for Saturday are going fast!

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