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
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
DIRECTED BY JAMES BOONE
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 www.justthemix.com, along with even more
information about characters, schedules and audition information.
PERFORMANCE DATES: MAY 30-JUNE 3, 2018
February 14-18 March 21-25 May 30-June 3
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS!!
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”.
GREATER TUNA CAST
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.
AUDITIONS-JANUARY 8 & 9, MON & TUE
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.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
WATCH FOR RESCHEDULING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
After two evenings of intensive auditions, director Tegan Whited announces the cast for our upcoming production of
Truvy Jones – Shanti Navarre
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Abbi Epperson
Clairee Belcher – Ann Lile
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Ashley Trotnic
M’Lynn Eatenton – Diane Martinous
Ouiser Boudreaux – Lisa Olliges-Green
Tegan thanks all those who auditioned. With so many good people turning out, this was a difficult task. We hope you will return to JLT to take part in our upcoming productions.
Production dates for STEEL MAGNOLIAS
are February 14-18, 2018.
Tickets are now on sale.
SHREK: THE MUSICAL – A Musical/Comedy
Directed by James Boone
AUDITIONS: MONDAY & TUESDAY: MAR. 26 & 27, 7:00PM at JLT
CALLBACKS: WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28, 7:00PM at JLT
This very popular movie/stage play comes to the JLT stage
with Ogre-sized fun for the whole family.
Extra-large multi-generational cast of 47
ages 7-110 years old!
Needed: 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)
Be prepared to dance.
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 www.justthemix.com, along with
even more information about characters,
schedules and audition information.
Performance Dates: May 30-June 3, 2018
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Keep visiting the JLT website for updates,
events and happenings.
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS
Call the box office: 417 623-3638
or go online at joplinlittletheatre.org
STEEL MAGNOLIAS – A comedy/drama about the bond that six women share in thishilarious and heart-warming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana town. Written by Robert Harling, the title suggests the characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower and as tough as steel. Recommended for all ages; however, small children may not find interesting.
Directed by Tegan Whited ~~ FEBRUARY 14-18, 2018
GREATER TUNA – A hilarious comedy about the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas (Texas’ third smallest town where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies), located in west Texas about halfway between San Angelo and Hell. Although the action takes place in the early eighties, nothing has changed since then.
This long-running Off-Broadway hit features two actors 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. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by these two performers, making this satire of life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals!
Two actors, twenty characters and a barrel of laughs…Y’All!
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Recommended for all ages.
Directed by Lisa Green ~~ MARCH 21-25, 2018
SHREK: THE MUSICAL – Make room for the Ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in this colorful, song-filled Tony Award-winning musical based on the
It tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wisecracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. Written by Jeanine Tesoro and David Lindsay-Abaire. Recommended for all ages.
Directed by James Boone ~~ MAY 30-JUNE 3, 2018