THE 2017-2018 SEASON OF JLT

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS – A comedy/drama about the bond that six women share in thishilarious and heart-warming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana town.  Written by Robert Harling, the title suggests the characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower and as tough as steel.  Recommended for all ages; however, small children may not find interesting.      
Directed by Tegan Whited  ~~  FEBRUARY 14-18, 2018

GREATER TUNA –  A hilarious comedy about the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas (Texas’ third smallest town where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies), located in west Texas about halfway between San Angelo and Hell.  Although the action takes place in the early eighties, nothing has changed since then.
       This long-running Off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.  The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by these two performers, making this satire of life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals! 
     Two actors, twenty characters and a barrel of laughs…Y’All!
     Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.                                       Recommended for all ages.
Directed by Lisa Green  ~~  MARCH 21-25, 2018

SHREK:  THE MUSICAL
 – Make room for the Ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in this colorful, song-filled Tony Award-winning musical based on the
hit movie.                      
  It tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wisecracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. Written by Jeanine Tesoro and David Lindsay-Abaire.  Recommended for all ages. 
Directed by James Boone  ~~  MAY 30-JUNE 3, 2018

 

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Auditions for “Seven Keys to Baldpate”

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Auditions for “Seven Keys to Baldpate” by George M. Cohan will be Monday, December 14th and Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm. Directed by Jim Lile, “7 Keys” is a melodramatic farce about a writer who secludes himself in an Inn with the only key to win a bet by writing a 10,000 word story in 24 hours. However, as fate loves to tease a fool in a rush, our writer is joined by a gang of melodramatic stock characters who have no problem getting in to the Inn.
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.

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ThanksGiving 2015

The Box Office will be closed until Monday, Nov 30 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Best wishes to all!

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Crooner Christmas Cast

Crooners: Barry Arwood, Sam Burnside, Dale Clark , Caleb Freeman, Andrew McGowan. Tanner Munson, Gary Roney, Greg Swartz
Perform Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday matinee,
Perform Friday evening, Saturday matinee & Saturday evening)
Back-up Girls…Breana Clark, Marilyn Marshall-Six, Erica Wright and Kylee Van Horn
(TBA…Darby Gillman and Gina Robbins)
Crooner Christmas Song Selections
All songs below will be shortened (one verse only)
1 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas/Mistletoe and Holly
(Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra)…Full Cast
2. Silver Bells
(Dean Martin)….Barry Arwood w/girls
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(Frank Sinatra)……Caleb Freeman/Tanner Munson
4. Jingle Bells
(Michael Buble)…… Andrew McGowan/Dale Clark w/girls
5. White Christmas
(Frank Sinatra)…. Sam Burnside
6. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
(Bing Crosby/Andrew Sisters)……Gary Roney w/all girls
7. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
(Frank Sinatra)…Greg Swartz
8. The Christmas Song
(Nat King Cole)….Barry Arwood
9. The Christmas Waltz
(Frank Sinatra)……Caleb Freeman/Tanner Munson or Dale Clark
10. Christmas Memories
(Frank Sinatra)…Gary Roney w/chorus
11. Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
(Frank Sinatra)….Sam Burnside w/chorus
12. What Are You Doing, New Year’s Eve?
(Michael Buble’)……Andrew McGowan/Dale Clark
(Alternate “A Baby Just like You”)
13. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
(Andy Williams)….Greg Swartz w/full cast at end

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”YES VIRGINIA, THE MUSICAL” | The Casts

Due to large numbers of talented performers, this show has become 2 shows! Cast 1 and Cast 2 will each perform 3 shows. There will be 6 performances total. This allows more opportunity for more actors and less time commitment during such a busy time of year! Each cast will rehearse separately 2-3 days a week.

Cast Lists for ….”YES VIRGINIA, THE MUSICAL”

Cast 1…Dec 9th,11th, & 12 th, 2015  

Miriam…….Sherry Noller

Virginia……Alyssa Graves

Ollie…..Joey Friel

Scraggly Santa…..Barry Arwood

Mr. Church….Paul Noller

Charlotte……Langley Miller

Mrs. Whiskers…..Anne Marie Wright

Dancing Pigeons…

Wyatt Hensley, Cary Friel, Addie Moss, Anna Corcoran, Anne Marie Wright, Kylan Corcoran

NewsKids…….

DerakNoller, Abigail Edwards, A.J. Forsythe, Dausen Tosh, Daniel Reiter, Brayden and James Caets, Wyatt Hensley

Singing Books/Library Patrons….   (Around the World Santas)

Ethan Hutchins (Santa), Anthony Post, Jacy A.S. Beeler, Samantha Walker, Landon Brown,

City Dwellers…..(Nanny,Baker,TreeSeller,etc.)

Roscoe Miller, Carey Reiter, Ethan Hutchins, Desiree Shofler, Carson Youngblood, Dakota Hutchins, Samantha Walker, Jacy Beeler

Library Patrons/dancing books…….

Audrey Ross, Quinlyn Tosh, Maddi Forsythe, Laney Couk, Nevaeh Stephens, Autumn Wilkins

Cast Lists for ….”YES VIRGINIA, THE MUSICAL”

Cast 2…Dec 10th, 12th, & 13th

Miriam……..Jasmine Timi

Virginia…..Audrey Hoggatt

Ollie…….Elliott Parker

Mr. Church……Dale Hoggatt

Charolette……Nina Fowler

Mrs. Whiskers……..Vivian Holt

Sraggly Santa…..Barry Arwood

Dancing Pigeon…..

Justice Stiffler, Wyatt Hensley, Vivian Holt, Nevaeh Galvan, Allie Galvan, Allison Pitts

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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

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