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    Historic DeSoto Theatre

    530 Broad Street
    Rome, GA 30161

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    OFFICE HOURS:
    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

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    $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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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

Historic DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161

Ticket Prices:
$13 Students/Seniors
$15 Adults
Price includes $1 processing fee per ticket

Coming soon: The Rocky Horror Show!


October 24 – November 1, 2014

Fridays at 8pm and midnight, Saturdays at 8pm
After-Show Gala on Saturday, October 25

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WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way.

UNDER 17 REQUIRES ACCOMPANYING PARENT OR ADULT GUARDIAN.

The cult classic movie comes to life!
A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, this musical tells the story of  two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss. On the way to visit an old college professor, they run into tire trouble and seek help at the strange “house with a light” just down the road. The light is coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr Frank N. Furter, is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Come along for the ride as Brad and Janet meet Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Rocky and more and embark on a night that they will never forget!

One of the things that makes The Rocky Horror Show so much fun is the ability for the audience to become an active participant in the show. To fully enjoy The Rocky Horror Show experience, we will have participation kits available, which will include the audience script and props to use and throw and blow all during the production. If you come all decked out in Rocky Horror costume, you will receive your participation kit for FREE.Rocky Horror Show Poster

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Coming soon: 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.

Congratulations to the RLT Rib Cook Off Booth for winning the Best Pit Design!


Congratulations to the RLT Rib Cook Off Booth for winning the Best Pit Design!

Actors on bbQBravo to James D Hellriegel, Matt Shoemaker, Tracy Slack Hellriegel,Mandy Maloney, Becky Magruder, Neal Brackett, Drew Hellriegel!

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 2, 2014
Auditions: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 19, 20, 21, 2014
DIRECTOR: TRACY HELLRIEGEL, PRODUCER: PAM SHOEMAKER

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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!

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Announcing the cast list for The Nutcracker!


On behalf of R.O.M.E. and the Berry College Dancetroupe, RLT is happy to share the results of auditions for The Nutcracker. This is the first time an event like this has taken place in the community and RLT is glad to be supporting this production! This will be a wonderful event that showcases talents from multiple arts organizations across the community.

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Musical Director: Sam Baltzer
Artistic Director/Choreographers: Leslie Pearson and Jeanne Schul.

Sugar Plum Fairy: Caroline Fagan

Clara: Mary Arden Carroll

Nutcracker/Prince: Stephen Stamps

Mouse King: Payton Campbell

Doll: Jessica Cole

Soldier: Sally Whitley

Clara’s Friends: Erin Chivers, Hope LeMaster, Kaitlyn Rogers, Ella Walker, April Freeman, and Maria Flowers

Waltz of the Flowers: Emily Barton, Abbey Smyth, Hannah Lambert, Noelle Mouton, Kiersten Boley, Sloane Smith, Jessica Cole, and Caley Mitchell

Spanish: Emily Barton, Noelle Mouton, and Sloane Smith

Arabian: Caroline Fagan, Abbey Smyth, and Hannah Lambert

Ensemble Actors: Sylvia Caruvana, Mark Winstead, Ginger McClure, Sarah Gupta, Ashanti Bowers, Naomi Faile, Makhia Williams, Allie Castrejohn, Clara Graham, Isaac Brackett, Reed Castrejon, Sam Winstead, Jon Caruvana

Drosselmeier- Bob Moulard

There are still opportunities to audition for dance roles in the ballroom section in the party scene, as well as the Russian part in Act II. The auditions for these two parts will be on Wednesday September 2nd at 6:30pm in Richards Dance Studio located on Berry’s Campus.

If you have been cast as an ensemble actor, please email to accept or decline your role to rltoffice@bellsouth.net.

Rehearsal schedules and further information will be sent to you via email once the cast list is finalized.

Again, on behalf of the artistic team as well as RLT, congratulations and thank you for your interest in this first ever community arts event.

We Proudly Announce the Cast of Beauty and the Beast, Jr


Thank you to all the actors who came to auditions! We had so many talented folks to choose from, and it was not easy. If you were NOT cast, please understand that the casting committee was scoring auditioners in 3 separate areas, and those who were the strongest in all three were considered first. Areas of focus were (in this order) singing ability, acting ability and dancing ability. First and foremost, did you sing on pitch? in tempo? loud enough to be heard? with expression? Next, did you read or recite with expression? Did you speak too fast, or in a way that made it difficult for you to be heard? Did you hide behind your paper/script? Did you have proper inflection/feeling in your delivery? And last, were you able to keep time with the music with your body? Once all factors, and many more, were considered  (and the committee had to be very picky!) conflicts with rehearsal were taken into account. This is a show that will require a high level of commitment from everyone involved, and conflicts were a deciding factor in more than one occasion.

Thank you again for sharing your talents with us. If you have been cast, please email mrs.maloney@gmail.com to accept or decline your role within 48 hours. Include with your acceptance a valid email address in which the director/producer may communicate with a PARENT, the parent’s and actor’s name.

Ensemble:

Orrin Scarborough, Zack Lester, Owen McRee, Jake Naddy, Azaria Hunt, Millie Maloney, Natalia Jones, Eden Lipham, Ella McKerrocher, Kate Scott, Nash Williams, Kristin Towe, Taylor Tanner, Joy Christie, Trisha Dobson, Molly Finnegan, Baleigh Nelson, Radha Miniyar, Olivia Parker, Kaitlin Montgomery, Arisah Argueta, Autumn Coughlin, Bella Cox, Anna Davidson, Wells Hernandez, Joseph Faile, Phoebe Faile,Reid Finnegan, Barton Sopata, Trey Wilkerson, Kade Pajor, Gloria Murray

Enchantress- Azaria Hunt

Rose- Millie Maloney

Featured dancers, named ensemble roles, narrators, and understudies will be cast once everyone has declined/or accepted their roles and rehearsals begin.

D’Arque- Will Kemp

Mrs.Potts- Caroline Gammage

Chip- Maggie Grace Brinson

Babette- Peyton Christen

Madame de La Grande Bouche- Natalee Castro

Prince- Ian Van Riper

Cogsworth- Ryan Acree

LeFou- Zac Mitchell

Beast- Tyler Dobson

Gaston- Jacob Faile

Lumiere- Chase Johnston

Silly Girls- Aja Stanton, Abbey Williams, Lizzy Morang, Micailah Lipham, Maddie Sabourin, Haley Fisher

Belle- Madison Brinson

Maurice- Ian Van Riper

 

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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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
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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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Experience Christmas 2014 Singers / Vocalists Call Back List


Experience Christmas 14 GraphicFrom the Casting Committee of Experience Christmas 2014:

Children 12 and under are not being called back due to it being a school night.  They will be cast based on their auditions.

If you are 13 or older and you are not on this call back list, it does not mean you have not been cast as you may have already been cast.  Call backs will be used to sample various voices together for specific groupings and musical numbers.

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