SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017 at 7:00pm & 10:00pm
VIP Seats: $25.00    General Admission: $20.00
Tickets available by clicking here

This spring the Gritty City Sirens are back at the Tacoma Little Theatre with an all new show! Tune in April 15th at 7p OR 10p for "Boob Tube " A titillating romp of television favorites!

Critics are raving and you will too! 

The Sirens are sure to make you laugh, cry, and squeal with delight with performances by;
Adora Borealis
Ava D'jor
Dessi Devine
Heather Hostility
Ivanna Twirl
Kitty Kisses
Lady GoDiva
Pink Champain
Rosie Cheex

Appearances by; 
Fedora Borealis
Oliva Phase
Mylo Precious

Special Guests from the Emerald City;
The Shanghai Pearl  &   Al Lykya

No show would be complete without the dynamic duo of Cha-Cha & Funny Face Fanny



TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 AT 7:30PM
All Tickets: $10.00

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Tacoma Little Theatre is honored to be representing Washington State at the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Regional Festival in Boise, Idaho with their performance of last season’s hit, Second Samuel, written by Pamela Parker, and directed by Chris Serface.

It was a simpler time in the late 1940’s, especially in South Georgia in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. The Great Depression was quickly fading into memory, the war had been won, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. Folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down.  Would anything ever be normal again?

This production features Aaron Mohs-Hale (B Flat), Kerry Bringman (Frisky), Jermaine Lindsay (US), Bob Yount (Mansel), Tom Birkeland (Mr. Mozel), Diana George (Omaha), Jill Heinecke (Jimmy Deeanne), Neicie Packer (Marcela), Megan Saunders (Ruby), Michael Dresdner (Doc), and Marc Carvajal (June).

SECOND SAMUEL will present a special public performance prior to the festival, on Tuesday, March 28th 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 online at, 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 AACT:  AACT helps theatres thrive and provides networking, resources, and support for America’s theatres.  AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the U.S. Armed Services overseas.  The Region IX Festival will be held in Boise, Idaho on March 31st and April 1st.  One company will be selected to move on to the National Festival in June.  Visit for more details..



Dear Patron of Tacoma Little Theatre: 

Thank you for making our 98th Season start strong.  The Underpants brought laughter to the theatre and was one of our most attended plays in the past three years.  Last year you laughed with us, cried with us, and had a rock-n-rolling good time.  We know that you’ll join us as we entertain you with the rest of our great season coming up.  During last season, through your generosity, you helped us raise funds for the installation of a new air conditioning system that has made the auditorium more comfortable.  In less than 11 months you were able to help us fully fund and complete that project.  THANK YOU!  

“My partner and I are absolutely in love with TLT and always have a great time at every show we go to—we always leave impressed and happy! Thank you!!!.” -A TLT patron

Tacoma Little Theatre has been your theatre for the past 98 years.  We are one of only a handful of community theatres in the entire country that has survived this long.  You've been with us through all the challenges, and all the successes that have come our way.  Ticket sales alone can not sustain the performing arts in our community.  It is only through the continued support of our community members that the arts can thrive.  Last year we set our targets high with an Annual Fund drive of $15,000.  You not only helped us reach that goal, but we were able to exceed it by $10,000.  Because of this we retired some old debt, purchased a new lighting program, and acquired LED energy efficient lights to make your performance experience even better.

“As a long time season ticket holder, I am impressed with the improvements to TLT and how full the theatre is!” -A TLT patron

This season an anonymous donor (one of our angels) has pledged to match our Annual Fund donations dollar for dollar up to $20,000.  That means that if you donate $100 today, that amount will be matched and will allow us to continue to present the high quality productions you have come to enjoy.

In addition to the improvements you helped us achieve last year, you also helped the future of theatre in our community.  Twenty-two students were given scholarships to help them be a part of our After School and Summer Camp programs as a direct result of your donationsWhen you come to one of our youth performances this year, remember that some of those students are there because of you.      

“My daughter loved ‘everything’ including learning and performing. I loved that I felt comfortable dropping her off each day and not worrying about her well-being.” -A parent of a Summer Camp @ TLT student

Tacoma Little Theatre continues to flourish thanks to your continued patronage.    We offer a range of donation options that are listed at the bottom of this letter.  You can even pledge your donation amount over a monthly or quarterly payment schedule.  If you are interested in establishing a legacy gift of support through planned (estate) giving or stock transfers, please contact me directly.  Remember that any amount helps us, from $1 to $10,000.  TLT is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization making your donation fully tax-deductible.

If you have already donated to us this season, thank you!  If you are considering donating to us now, thank you!  Please go to to make a donation online.  To donate over the phone, you may call me personally at 253-272-2281.  Having the chance to speak with you is one of the best parts of my job.

All my best,
Chris Serface
Managing Artistic Director




Unfortunately TLT does not have a designated parking lot for our patrons at this time.

We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before curtain to find parking. Yakima Avenue, 2nd, I, and J streets are popular choices.  

Please note: The 7-11 parking lot is NOT available for TLT patrons.  Also, do not park in any of the private apartment lots.  They will tow your vehicle.

Gritty City Sirens Presents Creep Show Peep Show

The nights are getting long, and the air is turning cold, but that won't stop the Gritty City Sirens from heating things up!
Strange seduction awaits you at the Creepshow Peepshow, Saturday October 15th at the historic Tacoma Little Theatre. Doors 8:30 Show 9:30
Thrills!!! Chills!!! & Titillation from the Sirens and special guest, Jesus la Pinga from Seattle.

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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.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

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
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

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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.


Dresdner's Theatre Reviews

Tacoma News Tribune

The Sub Times

The Tacoma Weekly

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



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 FROM 6:00pm-9:00pm

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.  


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


October 21st - November 6th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm


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.

Directed by pug Bujeaud


Dresdner's Theatre Review
The Suburban Times
The Tacoma Weekly
The Weekly Volcano



Michael Christopher (Dracula)
Joseph Grant (Van Helsing),
Christopher Rocco (Seward)
Jacob Tice (Harker)
Jesse Morrow (Mina)
Brynn Garrett (Lucy)
Brian Wayne Jansen (Renfield)
Jess Allan (Ensemble)
Kadi Burt (Vixen)
Ariel Birks (Vixen)
Ethan Bujeaud (Ensemble)
Gerardo Zaragoza (Man)


Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by Maria Valenzuela

November 25th - December 24
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Special performances on Thursdays 12/8, 12/22 at 7:30pm
and Christmas Eve 12/24 at 2:00pm (no evening show)

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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 goodwill 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.


Featuring: Michael Dresdner (Kris Kringle), Nena Curley (Doris Walker), Cannon Jones (Fred Gayley), Abbie Wachter & Mimosa Clyons (Susan Walker), Marion Read (Shelhammer), and Kerry Bringman (Mr. Macy), along with Cyra Benedict, Curtis Beech, Makayla Broxton, Eric Cuestas-Thompson, Eva Hay, Kenton Jackson, Diana Martin, Evie Merrill, Luke Miller, Mary Norton, Paul Parker, William Paul, Mary Sheehan, Jayda Slack, Violet Spataro, and Margie Stenberg.

The role of Susan Walker will be played by Mimosa Clyons on 11/25, 11/27, 12/3, 12/8, 12/10, 12/16, 12/18, 12/23 and by Abbie Wachter on 11/26, 12/2, 12/4, 12/9, 12/11, 12/17, 12/22, 12/24
Both will be in every performance, but at the performances above they will play the role of Susan.

The Suburban Times
NW Adevntures
The Tacoma Weekly
Drama in the Hood
The Weekly Volcano



Of Mice and Men

Directed by Niclas Olson

January 20th - February 5
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Special School Day Matinee on January 26, 2017
Please call for details

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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.

Mason Quinn as George
Chris James as Lennie
Roger Iverson as Candy
Derek Mesford as Curley
Eric Cuestas-Thompson as Boss
Jacob Tice as Slim
Alex Gust as Whit
Alex Koerger as Carlson
Maggie Parobek as Curley's Wife
Jack House as Crooks



Directed by Chris Serface
Choreographed by Lexi Barnett
Musically Directed by Debra Leach

March 10 - April 2
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

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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.

Ron Bauer as Weber/Bourgeron-Cochon
Alexandria Bray as Baby June
Caiti Burke as Electra/Mother/Cratchitt
Caleb Corperno as Tap Dancer/Newsboy
Cassie Jo Fastabend as Louise
Jill Heinecke as Agnes
Abbey Homan as Dolores
Erika Jacobsen as Marjorie May
Kathy Kluska as Tessie Tura/Mother
Alex Koerger as Uncle Jocko/Kringlein/Cigar
Kepler Koerger as Newsboy
Rico Lastrapes as Tulsa
Stephanie Leeper as Mama Rose
Liam Loughridge as Clarence/Newsboy
Summer Mays as Baby Louise
Erin O'Loughlin as Thelma
Emilie Rommel-Shimkus as Mazeppa/Mother
Jeremy Schroeder as Yonkers/Phil
Jed Slaughter as Herbie
Charlie Stevens as LA/Georgie
Abigail Webster as Gail
Joe Woodland as Pops/Goldstone/Pastey
Julia Wyman as Dainty June
Kyle Yoder as Angie
Olivia Zamira as Balloon Girl

Exit Laughing

Directed by Rick Hornor

April 21 - May 7
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

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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.

Maggie Parobek as Rachel Ann
Carol Richmond as Connie
Sharry O'Hare as Leona
Shelleigh-Mairi Ferguson as Millie
John Naden as Bobby


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by David Domkoski

June 2 - June 18
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

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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. 


SUMMER CAMP @ TLT - Legally Blond Jr

Session 2
July 17-August 14

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STOP KISS-Presented by Found Space Productions

AUGUST 19 & 20, 2016

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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, 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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