!!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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GETTING CLOSER!!

WE’RE GETTING CLOSER TO COMPLETION OF THE
MAJOR WORK DONE ON OUR STAGE.

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
JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE.

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UPDATE ON WHAT’S HAPPENING AT JLT

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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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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TICKETS!! TICKETS!! TICKETS!!

 

 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL UPCOMING JLT SHOWS
 
♦ 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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LOST IN YONKERS
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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Crooner Christmas Cast

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