2018-2019 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

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Dear Friend of Tacoma Little Theatre: 

100 YEARS!  I still can’t believe it.  Each time that I hear that number it makes me proud to live in a community that has supported Tacoma Little Theatre for a full century.  100 years ago we started with no home, performing in whatever space we could find.  You, as our generous community, have been with us as we purchased our current auditorium in 1940, the expansion that created our lobby in 1956, and two years ago when we acquired the building next door that has become “Stage Right”, which houses our technical operations.  Through these 100 years, you have experienced high quality performing arts right here in your backyard.  100 years is a long journey, and it’s been an honor to have you with us through all the laughter, tears, and challenges. 

“We’ve been coming for many years to TLT and we always think we have seen the BEST play each time, but then when we see the most current one, we love it too!  This play was incredible - such talented actors, the music, the dance, the joy it brought to all of us in the audience.  Thank You, Thank You for making our Sundays something to look forward to each and every time!” -A TLT Ticket Holder

TLT was honored this year by the City of Tacoma’s AMOCAT award which recognizes organizations that positively impact the community with their passion, innovation, and commitment to the arts.  Under the guidance of our staff and Board of Directors, TLT is already planning on what the next century will bring.  Many of you have seen the small changes that have happened over the last six seasons such as air conditioning, parking for Season Ticket holders, new house and stage lighting, and the start of our “Grab a Seat” campaign.  We take your suggestions very seriously, so please always let us know what you’re enjoying, and what we could improve upon. 

“Honestly, I wasn't overly enthused and almost gave the tickets away to a friend.  So glad I kept them.  What fun and so very well done! Too much fun to miss! One of the very best mounted shows yet at TLT. Over time it has been a pleasure to watch the productions at TLT improve and continue to surprise and delight! Great job to all!”  -A TLT Patron after seeing Seussical

TLT provides the South Puget Sound region with an education program serving youth and adults in the community year-round, helping them reach their creative potential.  During the 2017/18 season attendance for this program increased by 250% from previous years.  Last year 37 students received full or partial scholarships.  This represents an increase of 33% due to student need.  You embraced this need and increased donations to give the experience of theatre to students who otherwise financially, would not be able to participate.  These scholarships change lives and you are helping to create the future performers who will grace stages in Pierce county and beyond. 

“The organization displayed by the staff for ‘Hairspray’ was phenomenal. Every detail was covered!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and mentoring the kiddos, especially my daughter. I’m not sure the staff realizes the difference they’re making in these kid’s lives... the friendships, sense of family and a place they can truly be themselves!!”  -A TLT Parent

100 years of donations have helped sustain TLT and the performing arts in our region.  It is only through the continued support of our community members that the arts can thrive.  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 fill out the bottom portion of this letter or CLICK HERE to make a donation online.  To donate over the phone, you may call me personally at 253-272-2281.  It’s always a delight to have the opportunity to speak with those that have kept TLT thriving for 100 Years.

All my best,
Chris Serface
Managing Artistic Director

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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
 

Winter Education @ TLT

Programs for all ages!

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Adult Education @ TLT

Programs for 18 and over!

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GRAB A SEAT AND ENJOY

Join TLT in retiring our 62 year old chairs!

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Gypsy

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.

Starring:
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

Season TicketS

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FOOLS PLAY IMPROV AT TLT

ONE SHOW EACH MONTH!

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July 14, 2018 @ 8:00pm
August 11, 2018 @ 8:00pm
September 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm
October 6, 2018 @ 8:00pm
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30pm
December 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm
January 5, 2019 @ 8:00pm
February 2, 2019 @ 10:30pm
March 2, 2019 @ 8:00pm
April 13, 2019 @ 8:00pm
May 4, 2019 @ 10:30pm
June 1, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Fools Play is excited to be back at Tacoma Little Theatre for a third consecutive season! Tacoma’s monthly recurring Improv show. Tickets only $10. This Tacoma staple is a must-see. 

The cast of Fools Play has two rules: Have Fun and Be Fearless.  They take those rules and perform two longform improvised stories full of characters, drama, and humor. For 20-40 minutes, during each story, inspired by each other and you, we get to inhabit the lives of characters in worlds familiar or strange for an epic journey or an intimate glimpse. Entirely improvised, we never know what will happen, but we do know we love discovering these stories.

No two stories are ever the same and infinite new stories are just waiting to be found.  

Unlike our previous two seasons, this year we are changing almost all of our showtimes to 8:00PM!! Please check the details of the Event.

Each show will be approximately one and a half hour long including a mid-show intermission. Concessions, including alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Tacoma Little Theatre.  Show commencement may be delayed if a TLT or another group is using the space prior. 

Material is unscripted and uncensored. Recommended for mature-minded audiences. 

 FOOLS PLAY IMPROV

FOOLS PLAY IMPROV