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Calendar Girls

Directed by Vicki Webb

September 13 - September 29, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, September 26th at 7:30pm

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Funny, sincere, and just a wee bit naughty!

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best-friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute (WI) members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Recommended for Ages 12+ 

Featuring:
Shannon Mahan as Chris
Dayna Childs as Annie
Karen Norlin Christensen as Cora
Sharry O'Hare as Jessie
Carrie Sleeper-Bowers as Celia
Dawn Brazel as Ruth
Jen Aylsworth as Marie
W. Scott Pinkston as John
Kerry Bringman as Rod
Tristin Nelson as Lawrence/Liam
Anne Marie Rutt as Brenda/Lady Cravenshire
Stephanie Leeper as Elaine

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Evil Dead: The Musical

Directed by Niclas Olson
Musically Directed by Benjamin Bentler
Choreographed by Ashley Roy

October 25 - November 10, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, November 7th at 7:30pm

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Just in time for Halloween comes everyone’s favorite 80’s cult horror comedy!

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. This show has fun with the horror genre and, in doing so, appeals to a wide audience. It's the only show with a "Splatter Zone"—a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects and awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any show you've ever seen.

Recommended for Ages 16+ 

Featuring the talents of:
Ashley Roy as Linda
Zachary Edson as Ash
Molly Ellenbecker as Cheryl
Annelise Martin as Shelly/Annie
Aleks Merilo as Ed
Guy Taylor Simpson III as Scott
Eric Strachan as Jake

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Holmes for the Holidays

Directed by Jennifer York

December 6 - December 29, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCE
Thursday, December 29, 2019 at 7:30pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, December 19th at 7:30pm

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A hilarious, quirky, and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment.

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Recommended for Ages 12+ 

Featuring the talents of:
Dave Champagne as William Gillette
Lissa Valentine as Martha Gillette
Frank Roberts as Simon Bright
Robin Mae Bacar as Aggie Wheeler
Blake R. York as Felix Geisel
Heidi Walworth-Horn as Madge Geisel
Danielle Locken as Daria Chase
Anne Marie Rutt as Inspector Goring

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

by Ken Ludwig

December 14-December 28, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 21 & 28 at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 22 at 6:00pm

Tickets:
$15.00 Adults
$12.00 Children (12 and under)

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Recommended for All Ages

A delightfully fun update to the classic poem about the holiday season.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa’s Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it’s up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh.

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Shattering

Directed by Chris Serface

January 24 - February 9, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, February 6th at 7:30pm

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A World Premiere play on the TLT stage. Winner of the AACT NewPlayFest.

Jonah has just been released from juvenile commitment into the foster care of Jacqueline Dawson, whose estranged son was murdered by a gang that Jonah was a part of. She witnessed the crime and testified against the other two perpetrators. Now the gang leader who organized that crime wants to teach a lesson about what happens to “snitches.” He orders Jonah to torture and kill Jacqueline—or be killed himself. The instructions come through Jonah’s girlfriend LaBelle, whose investment in the outcome is intensified by her pregnancy. Jonah and LaBelle plot the murder, even as Jonah’s relationship with the strict but caring Dawson develops, and his imagined visits with her dead son jar his conscience.

Recommended for Ages 12+

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A CHORUS LINE

Directed & Choreographed by Eric Clausell
Musically Directed by Jeff Bell

March 6 - March 29, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm

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It will be ONE singular sensation when this classic show takes the stage!

From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, comes this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for. A Chorus Line brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It”, and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.

Recommended for Ages 12+

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TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Directed by Kathy Pingel

April 24 - May 10, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm

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Larry McMurtry’s beautiful and touching story comes to life in this new stage adaptation.

Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma's struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Recommended for Ages 12+

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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

Directed by John W. Olive

June 5 - June 21, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm

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Mystery and intrigue surround you in this political thriller.

Set in 1999, young American hero Raymond Shaw is decorated for saving his troops in a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East. He returns to the U.S. to find his wealthy widowed mother has married the right wing racist Senator John Iselin. Their goal of reaching the White House gets closer and closer as a game of solitaire figures prominently in the murder of everyone who blocks their way. As a tightly wound plot of espionage, brainwashing, and ruthless ambition unwinds, Raymond Shaw doesn't appear as the war hero everyone thought he was.

Recommended for ages 12+

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FUDDY MEERS - An Off the Shelf reading

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present David Lindsay-Abaire’s crazy comedy, Fuddy Meers, directed by Suzy Willhoft and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors. This production will play Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire's info book is quickly discarded, and she's hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire's journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they've kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

Fuddy Meers features the talents of: Claire Garcia, Annette Hockman, Ashley MacPhail, Luke Amundson, Mark Peterson, Chris Serface, and Charlie Stevens.

Tickets for the October 30, 2019 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.

TLT's OFF THE SHELF

We know that there is a tremendous amount of wonderful theatre that deserves to be heard but sometimes just doesn’t get an opportunity. With “Off the Shelf”, local directors and actors will be bringing some scripts to life that we hope you will find entertaining, challenging and educational to our stage. We hope that you’ll sit back and enjoy an evening of theatre. You never know, you might see one of these shows on our mainstage in the future.

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Auditions for SHATTERING

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ON STAGE FOR MURDER - A MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

OCTOBER 10-OCTOBER 13, 2019
THURSDAY-SATURDAY AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY AT 3:00PM

Presented at The Social Bar and Grill

Tickets: $55.00 Click here to purchase

Tacoma Little Theatre makes you a part of the mob with On Stage for Murder at The Social Bar and Grill. Directed by Karen Christensen and written by Paula Hilton, this murder mystery dinner experience will have you guessing who the killer could be.

Ready to see a murder mystery? This troupe wants to perform, but their micro-managing obsessive-compulsive control-freak director, Diedre, has a problem with the show. Watch her leading man struggle with his lines as Diedre mouths along. Watch her leading lady struggle with her dress as Diedre flaunts her imported finery. Watch her choo-choo man, her French maid, her ex-husband and the owner of the restaurant explode as she stops the show to hold open auditions. And what happens when the final curtain drops? You might just see these seasoned actors change direction, and write their own deadly ending.

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.

Featuring the talents of Carrie Sleeper-Bowers, Jim Rogers, Kerry Bringman, Bob Lozier, Rhoni Lozier, and George McClure

ON STAGE FOR MURDER will run October 10-13, 2019. Thursday-Saturday 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 $55.00 per person (includes dinner with gratuity and show) and may be purchased by clicking here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.
 


 

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OUTSIDE MULLINGAR - An Off the Shelf reading

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present John Patrick Shanley’s, Outside Mullingar, directed by Curt Hetherington and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors. This production will play Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Outside Mullingar is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Outside Mullingar features the talents of: Peter Cook (Tony), Jed Slaughter (Anthony), Brynne Garman (Aoife), and Alyson Soma (Rosmary).

Tickets for the September 19, 2019 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.

TLT's OFF THE SHELF

We know that there is a tremendous amount of wonderful theatre that deserves to be heard but sometimes just doesn’t get an opportunity. With “Off the Shelf”, local directors and actors will be bringing some scripts to life that we hope you will find entertaining, challenging and educational to our stage. We hope that you’ll sit back and enjoy an evening of theatre. You never know, you might see one of these shows on our mainstage in the future.

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Auditions for HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Auditions for 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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AYA HASHIGUCHI CLARK

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Aya Hashiguchi Clark joined the TLT board in 2019. She is a former occupational therapist who worked with special education students in the public schools. After retiring from her chosen profession, she and her husband Randy Clark founded Dukesbay Productions, an independent, multiracial theatre company in Tacoma. The Clarks also built The Dukesbay Theater, an intimate 40-seat venue that has become the home for several independent theatre companies.

Aya is a producer, actor and playwright. She is also an advocate for keeping live theatre in Tacoma vital and accessible for all, inclusive of ethnicity, disability and gender expression.

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