ENCORE AWARDS NIGHT

JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE’S ENCORE AWARDS NIGHT
was held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at JLT. A record crowd was in attendance
as shows of the 2016-2017 were honored.
Musical presentations were given from
RENT, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the upcoming summer show THE SNOW WHITE SHOW
and from the 2017-2018 season from
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and SHREK.
Photo montages were presented from August: Osage County and Arsenic and Old Lace
Chet Fritz hosted the evening with assistance from Rebecca Ensor.

The awards presented were:
Best Costume Design: Bonnie Johnson for Little Shop of Horrors
   Best Lighting Design: Sam Claussen and The Dream Team for August: Osage County
      Best Set Design: Tegan Whited for Little Shop of Horrors and Arsenic and Old Lace
         Best Choreography: Kaye Lewis for Little Shop of Horrors 
             Best Vocal and Musical Direction: Breanna Clark for Little Shop of Horrors
                  Best Musical Number: ‘Mushnik & Son’ from Little Shop of Horrors
Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Ashley Trotnic for August: Osage County
    Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Drew Girouard for Arsenic and Old Lace
       Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: The Doo-Wops (Jocelyn Donegan, Bethany                                  
                               Newsom, Lorenzo M.R) Little Shop of Horrors
           Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Hank Boulanger for Little Shop of Horrors
               Best Actress in a Play: Molly Burkhart for Arsenic and Old Lace
                   Best Actor in a Play: Sam Hydar for Arsenic and Old Lace
                        Best Actress in a Musical: Allison Dodge for Little Shop of Horrors
                             Best Actor in a Musical: Caleb Freeman for Little Shop of Horrors

Director’s Choice Awards were given by the directors of each show:
   RENT, director Ashley Trotnic awarded to Zoe Musick
     A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, director Carolyn McGowan awarded to
                                                                                      Kevin Newby
      AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, director Todd Manley awarded to David O’Neill
        ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, director Gary Roney awarded to James Boone
          LITTLE SHOW OF HORRORS, director Jade Nicholas awarded to James Boone

Special Awards were given:
              Gary Roney received the Lifetime Achievement Award
                  James Boone The Most Promising Newcomer Award
                       Joey Friel the Angel Guild Cherub Award

Congratulations to all. It was a wonderful season. Encouragement to all to keep coming to               Joplin Little Theatre. Wonderful things are always happening!!!

 
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THE SNOW WHITE SHOW — CAST

Please Email our production secretary, Carolyn McGowan, at cmcgowan70@cableone.net if you or your child will NOT accept this role.  Otherwise, we’ll see you at the read-through on Monday, June 12, 7:00PM at JLT (full cast required unless excused).  Next week’s schedule will be  Emailed this Saturday.  We communicate by Email so be sure to check daily.  Thank you for auditioning.            —Jon and Angela Lowe—

    Snow White . . . . Carly Ball                  Queen . . . . Lisa Olliges Green
             Guard . . . . Gabriel Hershewe           Huntsman . . . . Lucas Crawford
                        Prince . . . . Tanner Munson

Dwarfs:  AJ Forsythe, James Wheeler, Colby Mastson, Cade Sinclair, Joey Friel,
                    Justice Stiffler, Logan Earll
Punk Skunks:  Elliot Wheeler, Brooks Watson, Colton White, Kylan Corcoran, 
                   James Coots, Barron Trim, Bennett Blood, Harry Houston
Bunnies:  Melia Carroll, Adelyn West, Jozelyn Morton, Mary Rose Boschee,
                    Emma Moore, Kenzie Cook, Merit Rosenow, Natalie Riesenmy,
                    Bianca Gubera, Penelope Baird
Butterflies:  Kennedy Schwab (TBA…need conflicts), Allison Pitts, Maddi Forsythe,
                    AJ White, Carly Friel, Anna Corcoran, Bailey Peeples, Via Dennis
Junior Flowers: Sydney Lamb, Abigail Gilbert, Kaylin Owens, Kaylynn Damrill,
                    Addison Carroll, Noelani Howard
Senior Flowers:  Danni Wendleton, Ella Schwab (TBA…need conflicts), Ellie Miller,
                   Paisley Freund, Samantha Walker, Maggie Renburg
Possible Casting (need auditions sheets):  Ann Marie Wright,
                                                                                          Jessica Joseph and sister

Note to those not cast:  
     
Thank you for coming to auditions.  Jon and Angela appreciate your time and effort.
Choices were very difficult with so much talent.  Conflicts and younger ages were a big
reason for not being cast.            Please Come Back To JLT!!

 

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AUDITIONS!!! WORKSHOP!!! ETC. ETC.!!!

SO many exciting things are going on
at JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE!!!

Monday and Tuesday, June 5 & 6, 7:00pm
Auditions for our upcoming summer show,
THE SNOW WHITE SHOW
directed by Angela and Jon Lowe.
This for children ages 5 and up.
Auditions will consist of group singing and dancing.  
(Please wear shoes suitable for dancing – NO flip-flops!)
Rehearsals will be both daytime and evening and
will be age appropriate.
Performance dates are July 26-30.

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CHILDREN’S SUMMER WORKSHOP

Four sessions offered:
June 26-30 and July 10-14
Morning and Afternoon each week.
Ages 5 and up.  $65.00 per student.
                                             Under the direction of Tegan Whited, who just finished
designing the set and building Audrey II
for our recent production of
Little Shop of Horrors.
Enrollments may be made  by calling
JLT at 417 623-3638.
Please note office hours posted above right.

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Encore Awards Night, June 10, 6:30pm

Information on 2017-2018 season
coming out VERY soon!

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THERE’S LOTS TO SEE AT J L T!!

 

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AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS FOR JLT’S
CHILDREN’S SUMMER SHOW
THE SHOW WHITE SHOW
A musical spoof on the classic story

Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6, 7:00pm
at Joplin Little Theatre
For boys and girls ages 5-16
There are also roles for adults
Auditions will consist of singing and dancing
and some selected dialogue
A Fundraiser for Joplin Little Theatre
directed by Jon and Angela Lowe

Performance dates:  July 26-30, 2017
For further information call the
theatre during regular office hours.

 

 

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

 

 

 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

This show is sure to be a sell-out

May 24-28, 2017
Directed by Jade Nicholas

Little Shop of Horrors, written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, is a campy and deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical and has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.  Ashman and Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind the popular show featuring jazzy tunes, early rock, doo-wop and Motown.  Frank Oz of Sesame Street  and Muppet fame was the director of the movie.

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Caleb Freeman) pines for co-worker Audrey (Allison Dodge).  During a total eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II (Molly Burkhart/Ashley Trotter) which feeds only on human flesh and blood.  The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store,  and the potty-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it.  Over time though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intentions toward global domination!

The strong cast brings this fun and popular musical to life:  Caleb Freeman, Allison Dodge,  Greg Swartz,, Molly Burkhart, Ashley Trotter, Del Stanley, Stephanie Marsh, Hank Boulanger, Michael Johnson, Shelbi Miller, Jamie Strong, Rhonda Childers, Kipper Kesler, Jack Briggs, Ethan Settle, Charlotte  Worden, DeeDee Wells, Betsy Stone, Annette Nethery.  And don’t miss the Doo-Wop girls:  Lorenzo M.R, Jocelyn Donegan, Bethany Newsom.

Wednesday thru Sunday, May 24-28.  7:30 curtain evenings, 2:30pm Sunday matinee.
Tickets are on sale:  JLT box-office during regular office hours, 417 623-3638
and online. (From the Home page click on GET TICKETS)

Little Shop of Horrors is rated PG-13.  Contains
comic horror violence, mild language and sexual references.
Parental guidance suggested for children under age 10.

 

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Children’s Workshop 2017

        

 

This year’s workshop, under the direction of Tegan Whited, will offer two separate weeks of fun, training and good memories for children ages K-12.  Morning and afternoon sessions give everyone opportunities to take part. 

     Week #1:  June 26-30 – Peace/Hippies Week.
                        Morning:  9:00-12:00n
                        Afternoon:  1:00pm-4:00
      Week #2:  July 10-14 – Video Games Week
                        Morning:  9:00-12:00n
                        Afternoon:  1:00pm-4:00pm

Each day will consist of hands-on sessions on topics such as costuming/costume design, prop building, set building, make-up, choreography and acting.  There will be guest speakers throughout the weeks that will discuss light design, set design, auditioning and various other topics pertaining to theater production.  A short program will be performed on the final day (for friends and family) that showcases what the students learned during the week.  The costume pieces and props used in the program are all made by the students and they get to take the projects home.  They also get a workshop T-shirt.
Cost for each session is $65.00. 
A pre-enrollment fee of $60.00 is available for those enrolling by May 31, 2017.

Enrollment may be made by
clicking the “Buy tickets” box at the top of this page,
by calling 417 623-3638 during regular office hours
or by coming by JLT during regular office hours. 

 

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