2018-2019 JLT SEASON

Directed by Becki Arnall
Oct. 3-7, 2018
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, this popular musical brings familiar songs and high-energy production numbers to our JLT stage.  The story concerns madcap antics aboard a luxury ocean liner sailing from New York to London.  A hilarious shipboard romp full of music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl.


Directed by Breana Clark
Dec. 5-9, 2018
A high-energy, toe-tapping musical revue of all the best Christmas songs from the 40’s and 50’s.  You’ll be transported back to the good old days with these beautiful melodies and classic songs.  Complete with exciting dancing, this show is sure to fill you with Christmas spirit!  Auditions scheduled for Oct. 8 & 9, 2018.


Directed by Greg Swartz
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019
A comedy by Neil Simon, and considered one of his best.  Jay Kurnitz, a 16-year-old boy is living with his grandmother and helping to raise his younger brother, Arty.  Although surrounded by extended family, they are a disfunctional bunch, providing little support for the boys.  Auditions scheduled for Dec. 10 & 11, 2018.


Directed by Tegan Whited
Mar. 27-31, 2019
A comedy-drama telling the story of a group of American airmen held in a German prison camp during World War II.  The prisoners have organized to combat isolation, low morale and boredom.  The camaraderie and easy bantering between the men fill the play with comic relief, but there is also the serious side about the effects of war and imprisonment.  Auditions scheduled for Feb. 4 and 5, 2019.


9 TO 5
Directed by James Boone
May 29-June 2, 2019
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.  With words and music by Dolly Parton, the musical is based on the 1980 hit movie.  This hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.  Auditions scheduled for April 1 & 2, 2019.


♦August 8-12, 2018 – Life Could Be A Dream – $18/$15/$8
♦2018-2019 Season Tickets – $75/$65
♦ Individual shows – $18/$15/$8
♦Three Flex Pass $51/$42;   ♦Five Flex Pass $80/$70
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One of the MOST SUCCESSFUL runs of a show ever at JLT.  SHREK THE MUSICAL  played SIX SOLD-OUT performances!!  All of this due to an excellent cast and crew working together for a common goal.  And a real team of cast parents, both backstage and front-of-house, who volunteered time and organization that allowed everyone involved to give their best – AND THEY DID!  A HUGE thanks to everyone involved with Shrek the Musical.

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Now, on to the busy summer planned for JLT.  Please scroll down to see details on what is coming up:  auditions for 2018-2019 opening show Anything Goes; Children’s Summer Workshop, auditions for Children’s Summer Show, then the show; JLT’s Summer show Life Could Be A Dream.


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Another Summer of GREAT FUN!!
Under the direction of Tegan Whited,
with a very capable staff of assistants.
Students will learn all aspects of putting on a production.
They build their own costumes, props and set.  They learn about
lighting, sound and make-up.  At the end of each week the
students perform a short play.  
Family and friends are invited to attend this performance.

WEEK ONE:  June 25-29, 2018.  Sessions at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
               “WHODUNNIT” – A band of thieves steal prized jewels.  Detectives
work hard to find them.  They are captured, but escape!!  Private investigators
are called in to help with the case.  Will they figure out “Whodunnit”?!?!
WEEK TWO:  July 9-13, 2018.  Sessions at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
              “HELLO, HOLLYWOOD” – A group of Hollywood actors are attending 
the premiere of their latest film.  When they try to leave the premiere, they are
surrounded by crazy fans and the paparazzi.  They ask their special effects
friends to create a diversion so they can get away!!

Cost is $65.00 per session, per child
You may register now by clicking the blue “Buy Tickets”
and following format.  Or call the JLT box office, 417 623-3638
during regular office hours posted.

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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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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 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


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 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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