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


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+  

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 Peters 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





Spring Education @ TLT

Programs for all ages!

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FEBRUARY 21-24, 2019

Presented at The Social Bar and Grill

Tickets: $55.00 Click here to purchase

Tacoma Little Theatre pours a glass at The Social Bar and Grill to present a murder mystery dinner experience perfect for the wine lover in us all, Murder by Merlot, directed by Karen Christensen.

The Frudee Family has been in the wine-making business for years. Their winery, while not entirely successful, has managed to stay afloat despite the criticism of a local wine critic, Dr. William Beabore. But now the Frudee brothers, Doodie and Rudy, and their distant cousin, Judy, have made an amazing discovery, and they know they'll make a big splash with it in the wine world. Doodie's wife, Trudy, will do anything to help her husband, even if it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste, while Rudy's wife, Prudy, doesn't want to stain her reputation with a secret she'd rather keep to herself. Enjoy some wine-tasting and learn a little bit about wine, but be careful, someone will soon be two sheets under!

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 BY MERLOT will run February 21-24, 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.



Auditions for SOPHIE

Saturday, March 9th from 11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, March 10th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Auditions by appointment only


Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of, Sophie, written by Bryan Willis, and directed by Nyree Martinez. Young actresses between the ages of 12-21 are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 11:00am-1:00pm on Saturday and 6:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday in five-minute increments. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, March 13th.

Bryan Willis' uplifting play is based on Sophie Large's extraordinary writings. In 1998, Sophie was due to direct and produce a play at the Edinburgh Fringe, but died before this ambition could be realized. She was only nineteen at the time. Bryan Willis created a one-act play based on her writings that has received international acclaim. http://www.sslf.org.uk/

This show will be double cast and young women of color are encouraged to audition. Roles available: Sophie (19 years old – On her “Gap” year. Directing a play scheduled to premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Young Sophie (13 years old – An intellectual Tigger. Questions, questions, questions.)

Actors should prepare a 1-minute monologue in a Standard British dialect. You may also be asked to read from a side.

To reserve an audition time, follow this link (http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/BaARFu5548unBEu), or call our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.

Once cast, Sophie will run from Friday, May 17, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019. This show will tour to local schools during the 2019-2020 school year with a schedule yet to be determined.


Join TLT in retiring our 62 year old chairs!

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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


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.





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.