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    Rome, GA 30161

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    Tuesday – Friday
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    Adult: $15
    Senior: $13
    Student: $13
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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, The Rocky Horror Show!

October 24 – November 2, 2014

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


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


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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Announcing Auditions for Experience Christmas 2014

Experience Christmas Audition Poster


Announcing Auditions for

Experience Christmas 2014

 Monday, September 1 at 6 pm
Tuesday, September 2 at 6 pm
Call backs: Wednesday, September 3 at 6 pm

at the historic DeSoto Theatre

Auditions are open to singers who are between the ages of 7 and 100+.

Songs for the audition will be selected by the audition committee and provided at the time of the auditions.
Please do NOT prepare your own song for the audition.

Singing numbers in the show will be traditional and contemporary Christmas songs including solos, trios, quartets, small groups and choirs.

Safely submit your audition registration form HERE Continue reading

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.

Nutcracker ticket logo

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.


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



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


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



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.

Donate Jasons Fund



Now Playing: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer!

Tom Sawyer Poster Letter


August 22 – August 31, 2014

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

School Shows: Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tom Sawyer is known around his small town in Missouri as a playful troublemaker. Tom and his friend, Huck Finn, enjoy plotting adventures that often leave them in danger. One night, when Tom and Huck journey to the town graveyard, the two boys witness a murder. The boys agree to keep quiet, but grow uncomfortable when a suspect is wrongly accused and the real murderer walks free. Meanwhile, Tom falls out of favor with his sweetheart, Becky, when she learns he was “engaged” to someone else before her. Can Tom win her over? Will he and Huck come forward about the graveyard happenings or let the murderer walk free?



Director–Michael Hillman
Producer–Neal Brackett

Into the Theatre with Dalton Urda

Dalton Into the Theatre Logo

Who needs a caffeine buzz when you are in show business? Okay, so that might be cheesy but it’s true. Knee deep in multiple upcoming productions at RLT, I often forget that I am still the “new guy” here and only discovered this marvelous building I call home seven months ago. The people at the Desoto Theatre have welcomed me with open arms and have continued to open the door to more and more opportunities for me. I came into the Theatre in February riddled with nerves and trembling at the thought of going up in front of one hundred strangers and auditioning, then this past weekend I stage-managed my first show for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I am no longer that nervous kid who came in to auditions hiding my eyes from the casting committee – I am now the one helping others calm their nerves and am becoming more involved on and off stage. Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast Jr Callbacks

The Casting Committee requests the following actors return for callbacks tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th at 6 pm.

Zack Lester

Lizzy Morang

Haley Fisher

Caroline Gammage

Ryan Acree

Chase Johnston

Jacob Faile

Peyton Christen

Ella Mckerrocher

Zac Mitchell

Maggie Brinson

Madison Brinson

Jake Naddy

Tyler Dobson

Ian Van Riper

Kate Scott

Orrin Scarborough

Maddie Sabourin

Micailah Lipham

Natalee Castro


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