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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The Joplin Little Theatre office will be closed during the holidays.
It will re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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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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A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS was a HUGE success.  Sold out four out of five performances!!  A big thank you goes to Director Breana Clark and the fabulous cast and crew that put this Christmas Musical Revue together.  All the Christmas classic songs were presented in a very entertaining and professional manner.  Thank you, again!

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Dec. 5-9, 2018
Directed by Breana Clark

At a Jazz  Club in the 1950’s, a group of performers
and their friends get together to celebrate
the holidays in the only way they know how –
by enjoying the best Christmas music together.

A cast of over 25 features singers, dancers and actors.
Songs such as White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside,
Santa Claus is Coming to Town,  Jingle Bells,
All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,
The Christmas Song, Sleigh Ride, It’s a Marshmallow World 

and more and more and more!

Tickets on sale now.  Reservations are highly recommended.
Adults $18; Seniors (55/up) and Students (Any) $15;
Children 12 and under $8
Call the JLT box office, 417 623-3638 or
click on the blue “Buy Tickets” box in upper right
for online purchases.


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A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS is a  musical revue directed by Breana Clark.  Auditions were held October 8 & 9 with the following people cast:

Emma Boulware, Saige Boulware, Gianna Burkhart, Gracie Burkhart, Sam Burnside, Angela Capehart, Dale Clark, jr., Jeannine Crawford, Spencer Dawson, Via Dennis, Biz Kingery, Mike Kross, Liz Langley, Emma Miller, Joseph Miller, Tanner Munson, Zoe Musick, Amelia Parker, Elliott Parker,  Mary Parker, Truly Prater, Ella Schwab, Kennedy Schwab, Belle St. Clair, Justice Stiffler, Adeline Sullivan, Kylee Van Horn, Dean Velasco, Molly Wemlinger, Anne Marie Wright.

With this cast of 30 the songs, dances and holiday revelry will have you clapping, singing along and just enjoying every minute.

Tickets are on sale now by clicking the blue “Buy Tickets” box in the upper right area.  Or call the JLT box office at 417 623-3638.  Tickets go fast for our holiday shows so don’t delay.

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