THE PILLOWMAN - FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 AT 7:30PM
All Tickets: $10.00

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Tacoma Little Theatre is honored to be representing the Puget Sound at the Washington State Community Theatre Association (WSCTA) Kaleidoscope festival with their performance of last season’s, The Pillowman, written by Martin McDonagh, and directed by Blake R. York.

Martin McDonagh echoes the works of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm in this New York Drama Critics' Circle and Olivier Award winning script. The Pillowman is a viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of Katurian, a fiction writer in an unnamed totalitarian state. Katurian and his brother Michael are brought in for questioning by two bulldog detectives, Tupolski and Ariel, when the content of his short stories - which involve disturbingly gruesome tales - begin to resemble real-life murders. The Pillowman weaves between reality and storytelling; and the result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

Tacoma Little Theatre’s festival production of The Pillowman features: Jacob Tice (Katurian), Andrew Fry (Tupolski), Christian Carvajal (Ariel), and Sean Neely (Michal).

The Pillowman will present one special public performance prior to the festival, on Sunday, February 24th at 7:30pm.    

Tickets are $10.00 per seat for these special performances and they will be held at Tacoma Little Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. 

About Tacoma Little Theatre:  Tacoma Little Theatre’s mission is to enrich our community by creating quality live theatre experiences. Tacoma Little Theatre (TLT) employs professional standards of excellence, utilizing the performing arts as a means of building community.  Founded in 1918 as the Tacoma Little Theatre and Drama League, TLT is among the oldest community theaters in existence in the United States. 

About the WSCTA:The WSCTA Kaleidoscope Festival is a biennial event that brings theatres from all over Washington to participate in a competition with strict guidelines.If selected, shows will move to a regional festival (Washington, Alaska, Oregon & Idaho), with the final goal to make it to the American Association of Community Theatre Festival in Gettysburg, PA, which celebrates theatre across the country.Kaleidoscope 2019 will be held at The Princess Theatre in Prosser, Washington, February 28-March 2, 2019.

 

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Broadway Olympia
March 28th-March 31st

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

 

100TH SEASON OPENING GALA AND SILENT AUCTION

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
6:00PM-9:00PM

Tacoma Little Theatre is excited to welcome the community to join us at our special Gala and Silent Auction celebrating our 100th Season.  This special fundraising event will be filled with fine drinks, fine hors d’oeuvres, and fine entertainment.  It is a momentous year as TLT turns 100-years-old and we can’t wait to share it with you.  

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 100th season which include: The Foreigner, Bell, Book and Candle, Scrooge! The Musical, A Doll’s House, A Little Night Music, Laura, and Hay Fever.  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 100th Season Opening Gala and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  

Tickets are $35.00 per person (includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink) and may be purchased by clicking here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. 
 

 

THE REVOLUTIONISTS - An Off the Shelf reading

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present Lauren Gunderson’s, The Revolutionists, directed by Jennifer York and featuring a powerhouse of Tacoma actors. This production will play Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

The Revolutionists features the talents of: Angela Parisotto as Olympe de Gouges, Kristen Natalia as Marianne Angelle, Cassie Jo Fastabend as Charlotte Corday, and Deya Ozburn as Marie Antoinette.

Tickets for the March 14, 2019 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here, 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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The Foreigner

Directed by Casi Pruitt

September 14th - September 30th, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, September 27th at 7:30pm

A rousing comedy first presented in 2002!

At a rural fishing Lodge, Froggy, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English.  Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should — the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. All of that sets up the wildly funny ending.

Recommended for Ages 12+ 

Featuring:
Mikel Michener as S/Sgt. "Froggy" LeSueur
Blake R. York as Charlie Baker
Jen Aylsworth as Betty Meeks
Cody Wyld Flower as Rev. David Marshall Lee
Caiti Burke as Catherine Simms
Brian Cox as Owen Musser
Charlie Stevens as Ellard Simms

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Bell, Book and Candle

Directed by Brett Carr

October 26th - November 11th, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm

Halloween is the perfect time for this bewitching love story first presented in 1960!

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties before they find out if they can live happily ever after. 

Recommended for Ages 8+ 

Featuring:
Victoria Ashley as Gillian
Jed Slaughter as Shepherd
Max Christofferson as Nicky
Wendy Cohen as Queenie
Mike Storslee as Redlitch

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Scrooge! The Musical

Directed by Micheal O'Hara
Musically Directed by Zachary Kellogg
Choreographed by Eric Clausell

December 7th - December 30th, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, December 20th at 7:30pm

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Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future return!  First presented in 1980.

One of our favorite gifts to the community is this timeless Dickens’ classic.  This musical, with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, is adapted from the 1970 musical film Scrooge which starred Albert Finney and Sir Alec Guinness.  The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Recommended for All Ages

Featuring:
Kenya Adams as Mrs. Cratchit
Susan Cates as Mrs. Fezziwig
Andrew Fry as Scrooge
Kathy Kluska as The Ghost of Christmas Past
Jeremy Lynch as Bob Cratchit
George McClure as Mr. Fezziwig
Evie Merrill as Tiny Tim
Chris Serface as The Ghost of Christmas Present
Allie Watkins as Isabel
Joseph Woodland as Jacob Marley

with Eva Hay, Emily Newland, Kaden Stanford, and Olivia Zamira as The Cratchit Children

and George Blanchard, Caleb Corpeno, Maddi Deck, Jordan Duncan, Nigel Kelley, Erinne Kellogg, Laura Knight, Elias Jensen, Liam Loughridge, Olivia Montgomery, Tamara Nelson, Tristin Nelson, Alan Plaster, and Thea Ramirez as Ensemble
 

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A Doll's House

Directed by Marilyn Bennett

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

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

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In 1935 TLT presented this classic which still resonates today.
 
A story so controversial in its time that party guests were asked not to discuss it for fear of starting a fight, lauded by playwright George Bernard Shaw for challenging societal norms, Henrik Ibsen’s play features Nora Helmer: a woman in the role of a typical housewife, treated like a doll, harboring a secret debt for saving her husband’s life. Her debtor, now an employee to her husband, threatens to reveal her secret to her husband in order to save his own job. Nora finds herself faced with a difficult moral dilemma between the sacred values of her marriage and family versus her independence. 

Recommended for Ages 12+ 
 

Featuring:
Annie Katica Green as Nora
Sean Neely as Helmer
Kristen Moriarty as Christine
Jason Sharp as Krogstad
Mark Peterson as Dr. Rank
Robin McGee as Anne Marie
Marleyne Hernandez as Helene
Patrick Gow as Ivar
Nigel Kelley as Bob
Jillian Littrell as Emmy

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A Little Night Music

Directed by John Munn
Musically Directed by Debbie Armstrong
Choreographed by Lexi Barnett

March 8 - March 31, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, March 21st at 7:30pm

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One of Sondheim’s most famous scores comes back to the TLT for the first time since 1997!

Winner of four Tony Awards®, Stephen Sondheim’s glorious musical masterpiece returns to the TLT stage.  In 1900 Sweden, on a magical night that smiles three times, an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student, and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs.  Delightful, charming and at times heartbreaking, with gorgeous, lush music, including “A Weekend in the Country,” “Liaisons” and the seminal “Send in the Clowns,” A Little Night Music is a coupling (and uncoupling) tour-de-force.

Recommended for Ages 12+  

Featuring:
Jonathan Bill as Fredrik Egerman
Jamey Cheek as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
Hayley Ewerz as Petra
Dominic Girolami as Frid
Julianna Guzman-Ferreira as Fredrika Armfeldt
Alyssa Hersey as Charlotte Malcolm
Rosalie Hilburn as Madame Armfeldt
Juliet Hollifield as Anne Egerman
Will Johnson as Henrik Egerman
Casi Pruitt as Desiree Armfeldt
Audrey Stowe as Malla
Grace Wilkerson as Osa
Erik Davis, Caryl Dowd, Kira Vega, Heidi Walworth-Horn & Chap Wolff as The Liebeslieder Singers
 

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Laura

Directed by Randy Clark

April 26 - May 12, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, May 9th at 7:30pm

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A classic film noir story that will have you guessing until the very end.  First shown in 1947.

When Mark McPherson first falls in love with Laura, he knows he's in love with a phantom—for Laura is dead, and he's in charge of her murder investigation. From her portrait, her letters, her personal effects and from his contacts with the three men who loved her, Mark has created an image of a woman tantalizingly alive and real.  As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman.  What really happened to Laura?

Recommended for Ages 12+ 

Featuring:
Rodman Bolek as Mark McPherson
Joel Thomas as Danny Dorgan
Ben Stahl as Waldo Lydecker
Randon Welch as Shelby Carpenter
Valeria Sanchez Jimenez as Bessie Clary
Robin McGee as Mrs. Dorgan
Victoria Hope Ashley as A Girl
Steve Tarry as Olsen
 

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Hay Fever

Directed by Rick Hornor

June 7 - June 23, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Pay What You Can: Thursday, June 20th at 7:30pm

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Noel Coward’s zany comedy had audiences laughing in 1924 when it first took the TLT stage!

Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.

Recommended for Ages 12+ 

Featuring:
John W. Olive as David Bliss
Jane McKittrick as Judith Bliss
Rodman Bolek as Simon Bliss
Deya Ozburn as Sorel Bliss
Adrianna Littlejohn Roland as Clara
W. Scott Pinkston as Richard Greatham
Devan Malone as Myra Arundel
Frank Roberts as Sandy Tyrell
Jill Heinecke as Jackie Coryton

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GRITTY CITY SIRENS PRESENT: WET

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SATURDAY, APRIL 6
7:00PM & 10:00PM

TICKETS:
$25.00 VIP
(first two rows)

$20.00 General Admission (first come/first sat)

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April showers, bring May flowers!
. . . or so they say!

Are you ready to get soaking “WET” with the Gritty City Sirens?!

Hold on to your seats and strap on your rain gear as the Sirens turn up the Bawdy Humor! Kink! & Salacious Seduction!

The Juices will BE flowing.

Featuring special guests:
Mr. Joel & The Luminous Pariah

VIP “Splash zone” $35
Premium seating in the first two rows and a goodie bag from our donation beneficiary ~ Dave Purchase Project, where “Safe is Sexy”

General admission $25
First come first serve

THE FAWN AND THE BLACK OAK - An Off the Shelf reading

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Tacoma Little Theatre presents the swashbuckling adventure tale, The Fawn and the Black Oak, written by David Krafchick.  This production will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018, and Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30pm.

The Fawn and the Black Oak is a swashbuckler play filled with hidden secrets, romance, ghosts, villainy, and the clashing of swords.  Based on an event in English history, this story takes inspiration from the great swashbuckler films such as Captain Blood, and The Mark of Zorro.

The story is that of Phillip Scarborough who has returned to reclaim his father’s title from an imposter.  On his journey he is captured by the captain of the guard and taken out to be slain, when a dark figure saves him.  His savior is Simon, The Black Oak, the African Pirate.  In conversation they make a bond, train, and plan to restore Phillip as the Earl of Claremont and avenge Simon’s own experience with Gilbert Hunt, the impostor Earl.  Phillips assumes a disguise and sets out for the castle where he meets Catherine Carrell, ward of the Earl, and destined to marry the Earl.  Unbeknownst to Phillip, Catherine has her own reasons for wanting to see a change at the castle.  Through a collection of characters more of the story is revealed leading to a startling revelation, and an epic sword battle.  

This reading features the talents of: Jacob Tice, Cassie Jo Fastabend, Nick Butler, Karen Christensen, Mason Quinn, Cody Wyld Flower, Johnny Neidlinger, and Jill Heinecke.  

Tickets for the performances 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.
 

CYRANO deBURGERSHACK - A CLUBTLT PRODUCTION

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Performances
August 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm
August 5th at 2:00pm

Tickets: $7.00

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Cyrano is king of the local Burger Shack, but he can't seem to win the love of his best friend, Roxanne. When Roxanne confesses her crush on the new burger-flipper, Christian, Cyrano decides that playing Cupid is better than sitting out of the game. An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features some great hit songs!

"We Got The Beat" as made famous by The Go-Go's
"My Prerogative" as made famous by Bobby Brown / Britney Spears
"Lost In Your Eyes / Eternal Flame / Crazy For You" as made famous by Debbie Gibson / The Bangles / Madonna
"All Star" as made famous by Smash Mouth
"Just The Way You Are" as made famous by Bruno Mars
"Call Me Maybe" as made famous by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Firework" as made famous by Katy Perry
"Make You Feel My Love" as made famous by Adele / Bob Dylan / Billy Joel
"TubThumping / Hit Me With Your Best Shot" as made famous by Chumbawumba / Pat Benatar
"My Stupid Mouth" as made famous by John Mayer
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" as made famous by The Proclaimers
"A Song For Roxanne -- a.k.a The Turtle Love Song" (Original Song) 
"The Sign" as made famous by Ace of Base
"The Middle" as made famous by Jimmy Eat World
"Less Than Perfect" as made famous by P!nk
"My Life Would Suck Without You" as made famous by Kelly Clarkson

 

 

MRS. PACKARD - An Off the Shelf reading

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present Emily Mann’s, Mrs. Packard, directed by pug Bujeaud and featuring a some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors. This production will play Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Illinois, 1861: Without proof of insanity, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Based on historical events, Emily Mann's play tells of one woman's struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award.

Mrs. Packard features the talents of: Heather R. Christopher (Elizabeth Packard), Brian Jensen (Rev. Packard), Michael Christopher (Dr. McFarland), Shannon Olivia Agostinelli (Mrs. Bonner), Ellen Peters (Mrs. Tenny, Sybil Doyle), Kate Ayers (Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Ramsey), Drew Doyle (Mr. Smith, Mr. Haslet), Rodman Bolek (Dr. Brown, Mr. Dole), Robert McConkey (Judge, Dr, Knott), and Andrea Weston-Smart (Mrs. Stockton, Libby).

Tickets for the May 2, 2019 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here, 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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