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    Historic DeSoto Theatre

    530 Broad Street
    Rome, GA 30161

    Box Office E-Mail Address:
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    OFFICE HOURS:
    Tuesday – Friday
    11 AM – 4 PM
    and during showtimes

    TICKET PRICES:
    Plays:
    Adult: $15
    Senior: $13
    Student: $13
    Musicals:
    Adult: $17
    Senior: $15
    Student: $15

    Price includes
    $1 processing fee

    Group Discount:
    $2 each for 10 or more

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    The purpose of this organization is to present amateur theatrical productions, encourage interest in drama, and contribute to the cultural and educational life of the community. The Rome Little Theatre, Inc. is an active supporter of the arts in Rome and Floyd County. «

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Now Showing! Experience Christmas 2014: An Immersive Experience of Sounds, Sights, Tastes, Smells and Feelings of Christmas.


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Immerse yourself in the Sounds, Sights, Tastes, Smells and Feelings of Christmas, in an event to benefit local charities including the Community Soup Kitchen and the Open Door Children’s Home.

December 18, 19 & 20 at 8pm
at the DeSoto Theatre

Doors open at 6pm.
Bring the children to see the Christmas Village and to meet Santa Claus.

Experience a moving combination of orchestra, choir and soloists
performing traditional, pop and children’s Christmas songs and readings.

Experience a fusion of traditional Christmas decorations,
contemporary lighting and visuals, and dance performances.

Experience a delicious selection of holiday fare from
local restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, caterers and candy makers.

Tickets are $20, and are available online here: BUY TICKETS

All net proceeds will benefit the Open Door Home, the Rome Community Kitchen, the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and Rome Little Theatre 

Presenting the 2014-2015 Season


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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – August 22 – August 31, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June, 2, 3, 4, 2014
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HILLMAN, PRODUCER: NEAL BRACKETT

 

The Rocky Horror Show – October 24 – November 1, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 19, 20, 21, 2014
DIRECTOR: TRACY HELLRIEGEL, PRODUCER: PAM SHOEMAKER

 

The Nutcracker – November 21, 22, 23, 2014
DIRECTOR: SAM BALTZER, LESLIE PEARSON, JEANNE SCHULL, PRODUCER: ROME LITTLE THEATRE

 

The Outsiders – January 30 – February 8, 2015
School Shows: Tuesday, February 3, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 27, 28, 29, 2014
DIRECTOR: VIRGINIA M McCHESNEY, PRODUCER: NEAL BRACKETT

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Spamalot – March 20 – March 29, 2015
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday,  November 15, 16, 17, 2014
DIRECTOR: CHRIS DAVIDSON, PRODUCER: GUY CHAMBLESS

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Bleacher Bums – May 29 – June 7, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 2, 3, 4, 2015
DIRECTOR: CHRIS PARKER, PRODUCER: MANDY MALONEY

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RLT 2014-2015 Extra-Season Schedule

RLT Junior

The Little Mermaid, Jr.– April 11 – April 19, 2014
DIRECTOR: MANDY MALONEY, PRODUCER: TINA BRINSON

RLT Young Actor’s Audition Workshop – May 31, 2014
TEACHERS: MICHAEL HILLMAN, CHRIS PARKER

RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop – June 9 – June 13, 2014 & June 16 – June 20, 2014
TEACHERS: MICHAEL HILLMAN, MANDY MALONEY, CHRIS PARKER, CHRIS DAVIDSON

Beauty and the Beast, Jr.– December 5 – December 14, 2014
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 25, 26 and 27, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, Wednesday, December 9 and 10, 2014
DIRECTOR: MANDY MALONEY, PRODUCER: TINA BRINSON

Aladdin, Jr.– July 17 – July 26, 2015
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 18, 19 and 20, 2015
DIRECTOR: TBD, PRODUCER: TBD

Aladdin, Jr Script

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RLT Summer Stock

Legally Blonde the Musical– July 11- July 20, 2014
DIRECTOR: KAREN BOWLING, PRODUCERS: BECKY MAGRUDER, CAROL MURCHLAND

Announcing show and audition dates for the Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 season



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We are very excited to announce the show and audition dates for the Rome Little Theatre 2015-2016 season!

Drinking Habits
August 21 – August 30, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 1, 2, 3, 2015

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on the trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Addams Family the Musical
October 23 – November 1, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 20, 21, 22, 2015

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams, must do something he has never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

White Christmas the Musical
December 4- December 13, 2015
School Shows: Tuesday, Wednesday, December 8, December 9, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 24, 25, 26, 2015

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

The Secret Garden
January 29 – February 7, 2016
School Shows: Tuesday, Wednesday, February 2, February 3, 2016
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 26, 27, 28, 2015

This joyous story about the growth and blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a garden of delight for the ears and the imagination. Mary and Colin, whose natures have been badly warped, thrive with the discovery that selflessness opens a secret door to happiness. They are encouraged by the warmhearted Yorkshire maid, Martha and her brother Dickon, who understands the language of birds, animals and flowers; the crusty gardener, Ben Weatherstaff; and, of course, the robin who leads Mary to the garden that changes her life. Colin’s reunion with his father touches all of us deeply.

Noises Off
April 1 – April 10, 2016
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 7, 8, 9, 2015

Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s Tony award winning comic masterpiece is not one play, but two. The hilariously horrible, British sex farce, Nothing On, and the comedic nightmare that ensues backstage.

Second Samuel
June 3 – June 12, 2016
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 1, 2, 3, 2016

It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and “Give’em Hell Harry was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but 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, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

RLT 2015-2016 Extra-Season Schedule
(Not included in the Subscription fees)

RLT Junior

Aladdin, Jr
July 17 – July 26, 2015
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, April 18, 19, 20, 2015

Disney’s ALADDIN JR.’s tuneful, accessible Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” will send audiences soaring.

Aladdin, Jr Script

RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop
TBD

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Congratulations to the cast of Spamalot!


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We are happy to announce the cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot.  What a tremendously talented group of actors and what a challenging task it was to select the cast.  My sincere thanks to everyone who auditioned.  Details about our first two meetings will be emailed. ~Chris

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King Arthur – Brian Hales
Lady of the Lake – Mandy Maloney
Patsy – James Swendsen
Sir Galahad – Danny Price
Sir Lancelot – Jackson Williamson
Sir Robin – Bill Wear
Sir Bedevere – Andrew Bearden*
Prince Herbert – Russell Evans

 

Ensemble:
Kali McMillian
Beth McCain
Lillian Shaw
Ella Claire Chambless
Susanna Brown
Jenny Wear
Tracy Hellriegel
Emily Williams*
Vini Febus*
Mark Van Leuven
Peter Gunnin*
Andrew Bresette*
Chris Cole
Justin Karch*
Eric McDowell*
Lee Castro*

 

Understudies:
Kali McMillian
Mark Van Leuven
Chris Cole
Andrew Bresette
Justin Karch

 

Dance Captains:
Vini Febus
Ella Claire Chambless

 

*RLT Newcomer

Congratulations to the cast of The Outsiders!


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Let’s rally for the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund!


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The Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established following Jason’s death on September 24, 2013. He was 39 at the time of his death. Almost 4-years earlier, Jason had been diagnosed with an inoperable malignant tumor, and every treatment used over that 4-year period proved unsuccessful in reducing or treating the cancer.

Jason was a supporter of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia, particularly related to community theatre and the preservation of the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Jason was a member of both the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Board at the time of his death. Jason had served as president of the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors from 2009-2011.

In addition to his love of theatre as an actor, director, and producer, Jason was also an avid reader, game designer, singer, and writer. The two organizations to which he was so dedicated continue to miss his creative and intellectual abilities.

The Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established to not only honor Jason’s contributions to theatre and serve as his legacy, but it will also provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre, Inc. and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Inc., both of which are 501(c)(3) organizations.

Your donation to the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund will be held in trust to generate interest and dividends for equal distribution to Rome Little Theatre, Inc. and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Inc. to be used in whatever manner each organization deems appropriate to advance the arts in Rome and Floyd County.

We proudly announce the cast of Experience Christmas 2014!


The casting committee would like to thank everyone who came to audition for the show.

Within a couple of days, we will be setting up a Facebook page to post rehearsal schedules, updates, etc.  The first cast get-together will be within a couple of weeks to begin forming groups and songs.  Within that same period of time, we will also have a parent’s meeting for parents of children who are under 18 years of age.

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Rome Little Theatre announces our 2014-2015 season and extra shows!


RLT 2014-2015 Season Schedule

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – August 22 – August 31, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June, 2, 3, 4, 2014

The Rocky Horror Show – October 24 – November 2, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 19, 20, 21, 2014

The Nutcracker – November 21, 22, 2014
Auditions: Wednesday, Thursday, August 27, 28, 2014
School Shows: Friday, November 21, 2014

The Outsiders – January 30 – February 8, 2015
School Shows: Tuesday, February 3, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 27, 28, 29, 2014

Spamalot – March 20 – March 29, 2015
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 15,16,17, 2014

Bleacher Bums – May 29 – June 7, 2015
Auditions:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 2, 3, 4, 2015

RLT 2014-2015 Extra-Season Schedule

RLT Junior

RLT Young Actor’s Winter Workshop – March 8, 2014

The Little Mermaid, Jr.– April 11 – April 19, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 3,4,5 2014

RLT Young Actor’s Audition Workshop – May 31, 2014

RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop – June 9 – June 13, 2014 & June 16 – June 20, 2014

Beauty and the Beast, Jr.– December 5 – December 14, 2014
Auditions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 25, 26, 27, 2014
School Shows: Tuesday, December 9, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

RLT Summer Stock

RLT Annual Gala 2014 - June 28, 2014

Legally Blonde the Musical– July 11- July 20, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday February 15, 16,17, 2014

RLT Black Box Benefit Series

Always… Patsy Cline – TBA

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Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Gifted with $100,000 Endowment Fund


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We are very pleased to announce the creation of the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund.

Gifted by an individual who asked not to be identified, the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund was established to honor the memory of Jason Fordham, who passed away September 24, 2013, following a 4-year battle with cancer.

Jason was a supporter of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia, particularly related to theatre and the preservation of the Historic DeSoto Theatre and was a member of both the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation Board, serving as president of the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors from 2009-2011.

The designated purposes of the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund are:

(a) to honor Jason Fordham’s contributions to theatre;

(b) to serve as Jason Fordham’s legacy; and

(c) to provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

The income from the investment of monies in the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund will be equally divided between Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation to be used in whatever manner the individual organizations deem appropriate in support of the arts in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia.

In addition to the $100,000.00 initial donation to establish the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund, both Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation gladly accept donations to the Endowment Fund to honor Jason’s legacy and his many contributions to theatre as well as provide on-going support for Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

Donations earmarked for the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund may be safely made  HERE or mailed to the Historic DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia 30161.

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Now Showing: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr!


 

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Beauty and the Beast, Jr

December 5 – December 14, 2014
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

These wonderful light-up roses will be available at our concessions counter for just $5. During the show, you can raise your light-up rose and be a part of a delightful audience participation event!

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“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

Be transported to the heart of a quaint French town, where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her father Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to present his latest invention at a local fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house, a horrible Beast. Belle surrenders her freedom to save his life and, by taming the Beast, teaches him the meaning of love.

Director– Mandy Maloney
Producer– Tina Brinson

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Please Enjoy the Playbill for Beauty and the Beast, Jr


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ROME LITTLE THEATRE ARCHIVES 2014-2015 “DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.”


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ROME LITTLE THEATRE ARCHIVES 2014-2015

“DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.”

Presented by Rome Little Theatre, Jr.

 

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton

 

December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2014

 

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Be Our Guest!  The Academy-Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.  Step into the enchanted world of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”   Featuring songs from the Academy-Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr., Menken and Tim Rice.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.  But time is running out.  If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

CAST

 

Belle — Madison Brinson

Beast – Tyler Dobson

Gaston – Jacob Faile

Lefou – Zac Mitchell

Maurice/Prince – Dalton Urda

Cogsworth – Ryan Acree

Lumiere – Chase Johnston

Mrs. Potts – Caroline Gammage

Chip – Maggie Grace Brinson

Babette – Peyton Christen

Madame de la Grande Bouche – Natalee Castro

Enchantress – Azaria Hunt

Monsieur D’Arque – Will Kemp

Rose – Millie Maloney

Silly Girls – Molly Finnegan, Micailah Lipham, Lizzy Morang, Maddie Sabourin, Aja Stanton, Abbey  Williams

Ensemble – Joy Christie, Bella Cox, Anna Davidson, Tess Davidson, Trisha Dobson, Joseph Faile, Phoebe  Faile, Reid Finnegan, Wells Hernandez, Azaria Hunt, Natalia Jones, Zack Lester, Eden Lipham,  Millie Maloney, Ella McKerocher, Owen McRee, Radha Miniyar, Gloria Murray, Baleigh Nelson,  Kade Pajor, Olivia Parker, Mollie Sabourin, Orrin Scarborough, Kate Scott, Barton Sopata, Taylor    Tanner, Kristin Towe, Trey Wilkerson, Nash Williams

 

PRODUCTION CREW

 

Director – Mandy Maloney

Producer – Tina Brinson

Musical Director – Jessica Kennedy

Vocal Coach – Angela McRee

Stage Manager – Suzanne Clounts

Sound Design – Michael Scott

Lighting Design – Chris Parker

Assistant to the Director – Dalton Urda

Choreographer – Amie Sabourin

Hair/Makeup Design – Pam Shoemaker

Costume Design – Mandy Maloney

Hair/Makeup Crew – Emily Earp

Costume Crew – Erin Hernandez, Lisa Acree, Christi McKerrocher, Christie Pajor, Chris Urda, Payton  Campbell

Props – Michael Murray

Light Crew – Dalton Urda; Chris Urda

Photographer – Naomi Williams

Graphic Designer – Megan Keating

Publicity – Tina Brinson

Set Design – Mandy Maloney, David Cooper, Becky Magruder, Tiff Magruder

Set Decoration – Becky Magruder, Chris Davidson (and the theatre fairies)

Set Construction – Tiff Magruder, Becky Magruder, David Cooper, David Clonts (and a team of elves)

Stage Crew – Carol Murchland, Daniel Murchland, Evan Brackett, Jim Hellreigel, Michael Murray

Dressing Room Help – Naomi Williams, Desiree Jones, Anna Barnett, Russell Evans

House Manager – John Barnett

Casting Committee – Karen Bowling, Carol Murchland, Russell Evans, Tina Brinson, Mandy Maloney

RLT ARCHIVES 2014-2015 SEASON – The Nutcracker


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Compiled by Wendell Barnes

ARCHIVES ENTRY — RLT 2014-15 SEASON

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