Auditions: Shrek, the Musical

Greater Tuna was a HUGE success.  Patrons left with a smile on their faces.Now we move on to auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL.  Tonight and tomorrow night, Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 26 & 27, 7:00PM at JLT.  We’re looking forward to a very large turnout and and great production under the direction of James Boone.  Scroll down for complete information on auditions.

Tickets are on sale right now for this show.  AND it is going to be a sell-out!  Don’t wait – get your reservations in NOW!!

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MARCH 21-25, 2018
Directed by Lisa Olliges Green

The fictitious town of Tuna, Texas, located in west Texas, about halfway between San Angelo and Hell.
  Though the action takes place in the early eighties, nothing has changed since then.  What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Bly and Rev. Spike have in common?!  In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!
     The long-running Off-Broadway hit features two actors, Greg Green and Greg Swartz, 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!  
                        Two actors, twenty characters and a barrel of laughs!
                                       Y’ALL COME . . . Y’HEAR!!!!
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Tickets on sale now – JLT boxoffice – 417 623-3638, or online by clicking on the blue box (upper right of page).  Prices:  Adults $18.00;  Seniors (55/up) and Students $15.00;  children 12 and under $8.00.  This show is family-friendly!
                        Tickets also available for Shrek: the Musical

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This very popular movie/stage play comes to the JLT stage with
Ogre-sized fun for the whole family!!

AUDITIONS: Monday & Tuesday, Mar. 26 & 27, 7:00pm
at Joplin Little Theatre

Needed:  Extra large Multi-Generational cast of 47
ages 7-110 years old!
8 males; 12 females; 11 men or women
1 boy and 2 girls; 13 boys or girls (must tap)
For Auditions:  Come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song that will highlight your singing.  DO NOT sing songs from the show.  (An accompanist will be provided).  Plus you will learn a part of a song from the show.  
 If auditioning for the Kids Ensemble, bring your tap shoes. 
You will be taught a small tap number.

There is an online audition form that MUST be completed.
You can find that form at, along with even more
information about characters, schedules and audition information.


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February 14-18                March 21-25            May 30-June 3


You can reserve your seats for all of these upcoming shows by calling the JLT boxoffice, 417 623-3638, or on line by clicking on the blue “Buy Tickets” box in the right hand corner of this page.   
               Ticket Prices:  Adults $18; Senior ($55/up) and Students $15;
                                            Children: 12 and under $8
Guidelines for children attending:  Steel Magnolias takes place in a beauty shop where 6 women meet regularly to discuss their lives and relationships.  Very funny but may not be interesting to young children.  Greater Tuna is a comedy/satire with two male characters playing 20 different roles.  The characterizations should be fun for children.      Shrek: the Musical is based on the movie and is definitely “Family Friendly”.

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                       After two nights of laughter, with a group of hilarious actors auditioning,  director Lisa Olliges Green has chosen Greg Swartz and Greg Green to perform the roles in this comedy where they will be playing over 20 characters of both genders and all ages. 

Greg Swartz will perform the roles of:
   Charlene Bumiller-daughter of Hank and Bertha        Bumiller and sister to Stanley and Jody.
   Jody Bumiller-youngest child of Bertha Bumiller,
followed constantly by “eight to ten dogs”.
    Stanley Bumiller-fresh from reform school, twin to Charlene
    Vera Carp-town snob and vice-president of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order
    Petey Fisk-employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society.
    Didi Snavely-owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If he can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
    Arles  Struvie-a disc jockey at radio station OKKK.
    Chad Hartford-a reporter from Houston who comes to interview Bertha.
    Phinas Blye-a politician from Indiana who runs for City Council every election.
    Harold Dean Lattimer-OKKK’s weatherman.

Greg Green will perform the roles of:
    Bertha Bumiller-wife of Hank and mother to Jody, Stanley and Charleen
    Hank Bumiller-husband of Bertha
    Pearl  Burras-aunt to Bertha and is, as Petey Fisk claims, addicted to killing dogs.
    Leonard Childers-station manager of OKKK for his talk show “Leonard on the Line”.
    Sheriff Givens-believes in old-fashioned jails
    Elmer Watkins-head of the local chapter of the KKK.
    Yippy, the dog-pet of the month for five weeks in a row.
    R. R. Snavely-town drunk and husband to Didi.
    The Reverend Spikes-president of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order.

       Performance dates:  March 21-25, 2018.  Tickets on sale now.

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Directed by Lisa Olliges Green.  The action takes place in a small radio station in rural Texas and is an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes, with withering satire at the same time.
       Needed are two men, ages 25-50, able to play over 20 eccentric characters of both sexes and various ages.  Must be able to make quick costume and character changes.
      Production dates for Greater Tuna are March 21-25, 2018.

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