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    Tuesday – Friday
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    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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Coming Soon: 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

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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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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

 

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!


Jason Endowment Fund

LET”S RALLY!

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.

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

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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

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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

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

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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Congratulations to all!

All cast members who did not fill out an online registration form, are kindly requested to HERE. Thank you! Continue reading

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

SUBMIT AUDITION FORMS ONLINE

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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.

RLT Young Actor’s Summer Workshop
TBD

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


Jason Endowment Fund

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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It’s Opening Night of The Nutcracker!


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We are very excited to announce the collaboration of R.O.M.E., Rome Little Theatre and Berry College Dance Troupe, for the enchanting holiday production of The Nutcracker, featuring dancers from Baird Ballet, The Dance Centre and Rome Civic Ballet. The Nutcracker is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It is the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. Tchaikovsky’s magical music will be performed by the Chamber Players of the South, a 30-member professional orchestra.

There will only be 3 performances – Friday, November 21 at 8pm and Saturday, November 22 at 2:30pm and 8pm, so be sure to get your tickets early.

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The Nutcracker will be at the Rome City Auditorium and is sponsored by Rome Area Council for the Arts and Montessori School of Rome.

Announcing Callbacks for Spamalot!


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Thank you to everyone who auditioned this weekend!  Please keep in mind that if you are not called back it does not mean that you are not cast.  Please check back tomorrow night after 11:00 for the final cast list.

Callbacks will be held tomorrow (Monday) night at the DeSoto at 6:30pm.  Don’t worry, you won’t be penalized if you can’t be there until the originally advertised time, which was 7:00pm, but please let us know.

The casting committee would like to see the following actors:

#2 – Clayton Hall
#4 – Vini Febus
#8 – Bill Wear
#10 – Allen Brown
#14 – Andrew Bressette
#15 – Eric McDowell
#16 – James Swendsen
#17 – Danny Price
#21 – Andrew Bearden
#30 – Mark Van Leuven
#31 – Todd Williams
#36 – Brian Hales
#37 – Mandy Maloney
#39 – Leandro Castro
#46 – Russell Evans
#49 – Jackson Williamson
#51 – Kali McMillian

Congratulations to Moe’s Guac-N-Roll Vocal Competition Winners!


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UPDATE: From Jeremy Cothran, Guac N Roll Organizer:

“Thanks to everyone who was a part of last night’s Guac N Roll Competition. We all had a blast and it was a great success for all! I appreciate everyone who worked in front of the stage and behind it to make this work. It was a big undertaking and it came off flawless.

Congratulations to Cameron Dunn our First Place Winner of the Moe’s Wrapped Guitar!

2nd Place went to South of Heaven Band and

3rd Place went to Stephen Smith.

People’s Choice Award went to Loren Spinks!

Congrats to all performers and I will contact everyone as soon as the professional demos are mixed and mastered! You all ROCK!!!”

 

Moe’s Guac-N-Roll is a benefit for Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation. Each Thursday, Moe’s will hold an open mic competition, with the winner moving ahead to a final competition which will be held at the DeSoto Theatre on November 15th.

There will be a People’s Choice Winner and a Judges Choice Winner. The People’s Choice Winner will be selected by you. To vote, scroll down, find the person you think should win, click on their photo  (a link to PayPal) and donate $1 per vote. The contestant with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Competition. Vote  as often as you would like, and remember, the proceeds go to support Rome Little Theatre and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

The Judge’s Choice Winner will win a custom Guac-N-Roll electric guitar. The People’s Choice Winner will win a gift basket full of fun stuff from Moe’s, Rome Little Theatre, the Historic DeSoto Theatre and other sponsors.

Thank you Moe’s Southwest Grill, Jeremy Cothran and George K!

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Beyond the RLT – November/December 2014


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By Wendell Barnes

What a holiday season we are having at RLT!  First up in our season is our co-production with the Berry College Dance Troupe, Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles and most all of the local dance companies cooperating on a production of “The Nutcracker” across the street at the Rome City Auditorium November 21st  and 22nd;  RLT Jr. will be presenting “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Dec. 5th-14th; “Experience Christmas 2014” will be on the DeSoto stage December 18th, 19th and 20th!  Wow!  Christmas all over town thanks to RLT!  But hop on Santa’s sleigh with me and let’s travel around to some of the other holiday offerings Beyond the RLT! Continue reading

Announcing Auditions for Spamalot!


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Announcing Auditions for

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle.
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Directed by Chris Davidson
Produced by Guy Chambless
Musical Direction by James Willis
Choreography by Lacey Pinson

Saturday, November 15,  2014  10:00 a.m.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 16, 2014  2:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.

Callbacks:
Monday, 17 November 2014  7:00 p.m.

at the DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161

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AUDITION DETAILS

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