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Wed-Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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.
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”!
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 Newby. 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.
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.
CAST LIST FOR 2015 “The Rocky Horror Show”
Directed by Lisa Wood, Produced by Whitewood Theatrics
Frank N Furter…..Barry Arwood
Riff Raff….Seth Killion
Narrator/Dr. Scott…..Jeff Wilkins
Janet…. Sara “Abby” Vickers
The 1st read-thru is Sunday, August 30th here at the theatre (J.L.T)