THREE ONE ACTS: LEMONADE, THE CAT CONNECTION & SECOND CHANCE

Tacoma Little Theatre presents an evening of one acts for the first OFF THE SHELF of their 98th Season, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm.  The production will be directed by Chris Serface.
 
Lemonade introduces us to a pair of Peoria matrons who seek respite from the doldrums of middle age by selling spiked lemonade to highway travelers and trading tales; Second Chance tells the story of a widow who has decided to begin a new life in the theatre and her married neighbor who tries to put a damper on her aspirations; and The Cat Connection which takes us to a park, where two older women have little in common—except they feed the same cat.
 
All three stories bring together the theatrical powerhouse of Sharry O’Hare and Carol Richmond, reuniting on the TLT stage for the first time since they were in Auntie Mame.
 
Tickets for the September 22, 2016 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.

98TH SEASON OPENING GALA AND SILENT AUCTION

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
6:00PM-9:00PM

Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes the community to join us at our special Gala and Silent Auction celebrating our 98th Season.  This special fund raising event will be filled with fine wine, fine hors d’oeuvres, and fine entertainment.   

The evening will begin with a social hour and then move into the auditorium where staff and board members will present a sneak peek of each of the seven shows in our 98th season which include: The Underpants, Dracula, Miracle on 34th Street, Of Mice and Men, Gypsy, Exit Laughing, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.  Throughout the course of the evening attendees will be bidding on silent auction items and enjoying musical entertainment from local performers.

Tacoma Little Theatre’s 98th Season Opening Gala and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 

Tickets are $30.00 per person (includes hors d’oeuvresand one drink) and may be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.   

The Underpants

Directed by Jennifer York

September 16 - October 2nd

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From the hilarious mind of Steve Martin.

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

Featuring:
Jed Slaughter as Theo Maske
Cassie Jo Fastabend as Louise Maske
Deya Ozburn as Gertrude
Ben Stahl as Versati
Andrew Fry as Cohen
Dale Bowers as Klinglehoff
Bob Lozier as The Distinguished Caller

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET AUDITIONS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 FROM 6:00pm-9:00pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 FROM 7:00PM-10:00PM

Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of the holiday classic, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, directed by Maria Valenzuela.

Auditions will be held Sunday, September 18th and Monday, September 19th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm-10:00pm on Monday. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, September 21st.   

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris committed to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Please prepare a contemporary monologue in the style of the piece.  Roles are available for men, women, and children, and all ethnicities are welcome to audition.  Principal and supporting roles include: Kris Kringle m/40s-60s, He is Santa Claus, ability to grow a beard is a plus; Doris w/20s-40s, Personnel Manager at Macy’s and mother to Susan; Susan g/youth, Doris’ daughter, precocious, doesn’t believe in Santa; Fred m/20s-40s, lawyer, neighbor, and friend to Doris and Susan; Shellhammer m/w, Assistant to Doris; Judge Harper m/w, Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Dr. Pierce m/w, physician at Maplewood Home.  Several character roles for men, women, and children also available. 

To reserve an audition time, email us or call our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. Please provide: your name, phone number, email address, preferred audition time, and playable age.

Once cast, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will run from Friday, November 25, 2016 to Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 2:00pm.  

MURDER IS SERVED-A MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

OCTOBER 6-9, 2016
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

Presented at The Social Bar and Grill

Tickets: $50.00 Click here to purchase

Tacoma Little Theatre invites you to join some of Tacoma’s finest actors for an evening of dinner, mystery, and murder presented at and with food by The Social Bar and Grill.

Agatha Christie meets Fawlty Towers as audience members find themselves as guests at cantankerous Clarissa’s surprise party.  Someone is about to die, but who will it be?  With excitement, intrigue and foul play—trickery is most definitely afoot.

Dinner includes: Appetizer, Salad, Main Entrée (Meat, Chicken, Vegetarian/Gluten Free) & Dessert.  Coffee, Tea, Water and Soda are included, and alcohol is available for purchase at the bar or from your server.

MURDER IS SERVED will run October 6-9, 2016.  Thursday-Friday performances will begin at 7:30pm, and the Sunday performance will begin at 3:00pm.  The event is held at The Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Tickets are $50.00 per person (includes dinner and show) and may be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281

Dracula

October 21st - November 6th

Bram Stoker’s classic novel comes to life just in time for Halloween
 
"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

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Miracle on 34th Street

November 25th - December 24

If you really believe, anything can happen! 
 
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

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Of Mice and Men

January 20th - February 5

John Steinbeck’s classic novel brought to life on stage
 
Two traveling companions, George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The script follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life.

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Gypsy

 

March 10 - April 5

Everything’s coming up roses
 
A crowning achievement in American musical theatre, Gypsy tells the story of Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, and her hopes and dreams for her daughters, June and Louise. As the lights of Vaudeville are dimming, Louise steps into the spotlight as Gypsy Rose Lee and rises to become one of the most famed burlesque performers of all time. Just like Mama Rose, Gypsy is brassy, bold, and sexy.

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Exit Laughing

April 21 - May 27

Winner of the AACT New Play Fest
 
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

June 2 - June 18

Journey into the Wild West, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. 
 
When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. 

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STOP KISS-Presented by Found Space Productions

AUGUST 19 & 20, 2016
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 7:30PM

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Tacoma Little Theatre is pleased to welcome Found Space Productions, and their production of STOP KISS, by Diana Son. 

A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably.  After Callie and Sara meet, their fast friendship leads to an unexpected attraction.  Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives.

STOP KISS is directed by Suzy Willhoft after a successful reading at UPS.  It will feature the talents of Emily Cohen, Chevi Chung, Cassie Jo Fastabend, and Nick Spencer. 

STOP KISS will run Friday, August 19, 2016 and Saturday, August 20, 2016.  All showing are at 7:30pm.  This show is recommended for ages 13 and older,

Tickets are $10.00 for all seats and may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.  Group rates are available for 10 or more.

After School @ TLT: Dracula

Session 1: September 27 through October 29, 2016

Before Buffy kicked butt , Dracula ruled. This is a Victorian gothic play based on the classic novel that everyone knows. It deals with Count Dracula from Transylvania who goes to London to nd new victims in his quest for blood and eternal life and the group of Victorians who fight him and try to destroy him and evil in the process. Full of suspense, humor, and Halloween fun! 

Tuition: $185.00

($75.00 due at enrollment)

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

AUGUST 12-14, 2016
FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY AT 2:00PM

ALL TICKETS $7.00  CLICK HERE to purchase

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

 

THE LAST ESCAPE-A Puzzle Room

The Last Escape is a mystery, a story of love and revenge and of course a theatrically engaging escape room.  It will challenge you and your friends to cooperate, communicate and solve your way out of imprisonment by the powerful family that owns and operates an infamous mediums parlor.

Regular showtimes for The Last Escape are Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 5.  See below to purchase tickets.  Maximum 10 people per event.  

However, we are called Adventures by Appointment for a reason.  

Send contact information to info@adventuresbyappointment.com and we will answer your questions and help you to secure the time and days you want.   

Call (253) 820-8216 with your questions and to reserve your adventure

Great for small parties and corporate training.

DRACULA AUDITIONS

Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of DRACULA, adapted by Steven Dietz, directed by pug Bujeaud.

Auditions will be held Sunday, August 14th and Monday, August 15th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm-10:00pm on Monday. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 17th.   

"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

Please prepare a dramatic monologue in the style of the piece.  Roles are available for 6 men/4 women and all ethnicities are welcome to audition.  Roles are: Mina-a woman in her early twenties; Harker-her fiancee, a solicitor; Lucy-Mina's friend; Seward-Lucy's suitor, head of a lunatic asylum; Van Helsing-a professor; Dracula-a Count from Transylvania.  Other roles are for waiters, attendants, maid, and vixens.

To reserve an audition time, email us here or or call our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. Please provide: your name, phone number, email address, preferred audition time, and playable age. 

Once cast, DRACULA will run from Friday, October 21, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016.  

LIKE YOU LIKE IT-Presented by ClubTLT

AUGUST 26 & 27, 2016
Friday and Saturday 7:30pm

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A fun twist on the Shakespeare classic!

It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance. Bookworm babe Rosalind wants to go with varsity wrestler Orlando, but she's never had the guts to talk to him. Rosalind disguises herself as a frat dude named Corey and learns Orlando's true feelings for her. But things get tricky when "Corey" complicates the lives of three other couples at Arden. Rosalind will do anything to get Orlando, even if it means showing up at the dance as both herself and Corey.

Filled with memorable tunes, a hip sense of humor, pure joy and a huge heart, it all works out LIKE YOU LIKE IT if you take the biggest risk of all: being yourself.

98th Season Tickets

Season tickets are now on sale for TLT's 98th Season.  Get yours here!

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THE FORTUNE TELLER-Presented by Opera Elect

JULY 28-AUGUST 7, 2016

Presented by OE and Treasure Valley Children's Theater-
The Fortune Teller
By Madelein Bowman with music by Jordan Bowman
Directed by Edith Dull

Time: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Place: Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Price: $10 General/$5 Student or Member

Written by 18 year old playwright phenom Madelein Bowman- The Fortune Teller features a young couple, Marcus, and his pregnant wife, Helen. As Helen nears the end of her term, they both become very worried about what kind of parents they will be to their child. Tammy, Helen’s high-strung friend, suggests that they visit a fortune teller. After a brief enigmatic session with Ludmilla Lyudbotchka, Helen leaves with more questions than answers. As the story continues, she eventually gets her answers through hilarity, tears, and quite a bit of opera.

Opera Elect seeks to reinvigorate the opera genre by revamping traditional works as well as creating new ones. Alongside this mission, we are one of the few companies in Idaho dedicated to providing professionally paid opportunities to young artists and showcasing their works.

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ALADDIN, JR.

JULY 15 & 16 AT 7:30PM
JULY 17 AT 2:00PM

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. All of your favorite songs are here including: A Whole New World, Friend Like Me, and One Jump!

ALL SEATS $7.00

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