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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In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.



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It’s the day of the show, ya’ll

Being a part of community is something that we all are, whether we know it or not. And for 76 years now the 4-State community has supported the ongoing efforts of Joplin Little Theatre.

Our 75th season was a roaring success, with an opening show boasting 50+ cast members, to ending the season with the show that started it all! We celebrate those whose past efforts have made this theatre what it is, by restoring the lobby floor to the design honoring donors from 1992. We will soon begin creating new ways to thank people and shows, with the placement of a beautiful tile mural on our lobby wall. Thank you to all of you who were involved in this past season, one way or another. We couldn’t have done it without! Much love and gratitude to you all!

Looking ahead to our 76th season is thrilling, as we begin a new chapter in Joplin Little Theatre history. Our directors are excited to be offering shows that have never graced the stage at Joplin Little Theatre. We can barely wait for The Full Monty! It opens our season with gusto and there are still tickets available! You do not want to miss this jaw dropping performance.

From classics like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest to new kids on the block like Other Desert Cities, this will be an astonishing season of firsts gracing the J.L.T stage. Thank you for coming along on the ride with us and if not for your support and applause, none of this would be possible.

We want everyone in the community to “COME OUT & PLAY”!


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RE:Theatre | The Full Monty


A very wise 13 year old told me the most important thing in blogging, is to blog about what you love. I love theatre, so here we go.

I’ve been involved in almost every aspect of putting a show together. from performing, to hair and makeup design and execution, running crew, light ops, and stage managing. I love everything that goes into doing a show. But, rarely, do I sit back and look at the big picture. It is so easy to get tunnel vision when you are focusing on the one area that you are tasked with.

So, when I attended a rehearsal of the upcoming “Full Monty” I got a bird’s eye view of how everything works in a somewhat harmonious manner to produce the end result of a memorable musical.

When I entered the backdoor of the theater, the first thing I heard was an uproar of laughter. Music to my ears! I crept around the corner to find five very confident men preparing to strip down to their undies!! The laughter wasn’t because they thought the men would be humiliated, it was a supportive “You got this, bro” laughter. It was very clear that the entire cast truly enjoyed being there. soon, the intro into a song began, and out of these men’s mouths came an amazing blend of harmonies, the likes of which can only be heard when you see this show!

The song drew to a close and soon (co -director) Lisa Wood and crew appeared, and began shifting set pieces in preparation for the next scene. Jade Nicholas, answered blocking questions from the cast, and musical questions from Clint Ne​​wby. How she listened and answered everything quickly and efficiently left me speechless.

I sat in wonder watching how these two directors ran this well oiled machine. Complimenting each others directing abilities, having a shared vision of how they wanted the show to look, (the set is astonishing!) how the actors would enter, exit, and dance their way across a scene, and how the lighting  enhanced the mood of each scene, left me in complete awe.

The combination of talented actors, musicians, stage crew, lighting designers and light board operators, and choreographers will no doubt bring an excellent and memorable time the the J.L.T stage.


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Directed by Jade Nicholas & Lisa Wood

Jerry Lukowski – Barry Arwood

Nathan Lukowski – Wyatt Hensley

Pam Lukowski – Breana Clark

Teddy Slaughter – Sam Burnside

Dave Bukatinsky – Doug Musick

Harold Nichols – Ricardo Field

Vicki Nichols – Marilyn Marshall-Miller

Malcolm MacGregor – Alex Chesney

Molly MacGregor – Deb Leggett

Ethan Girard – Skylar Watson

Jeanette Burnmeister – Carolyn McGowan

Buddy (Keno) Walsh – Connor Barnett

Reg Willoughby – Kyle Jacobs

Tony Giordano – Frank Reiter

Estelle Genovese – Cassandra Bartlett

Susan Hershey – Zoe Musick

Joanie Lish – Angela Beal

Georgie – Gina Robbins


Kyle Newby, Jason Leggett, Karensue Hensley, Sarah Leggett, Gary Roney.

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