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Congratulations to all of the 2013-2014 Roman Award Nominees!


Congratulations to all of the 2013-2014 Roman Award Nominees! All RLT Subscribers will soon receive a ballot in an email, or by regular mail, so don’t forget to vote!

Be sure to attend the Awards Gala, “From Broadway to Broad Street” to see who the Roman Awards go to!

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Young Female Showstopper
○ Anslee Abrams – “Cat & the Fiddle”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Liz Suffill-“Gladys Herdman” – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Young Male Showstopper
○ Ian Kligora -“Amadeus Pig”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Zac Mitchell -“Chef Louis”- The Little Mermaid Jr

Young Supporting Actress
○ Meredith Burton – “Town Crier”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Hayley Arthur -“Alice Wendleken”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Young Supporting Actor
○ Zac Mitchell -“Clerk/Narrator”- 3 Little Pigs/Trial of Big Bad Wolf
○ Isaac Brackett -“William Frankenstein”- Frankenstein
○ John Owens -“Ollie Herdman”- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
○ Gary Jones – “Flounder”- The Little Mermaid Jr Continue reading

Cast Photo Poster for The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf Show Poster


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Act I is a traditional telling of the story of the Three Little Pigs, as developed by RLT.  Act II presents the published play, “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.”  The trial poses several questions.  The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? The Jurors (Miss Muffet, Bo Peep, Cinderella and Humpty-Dumpty, to name a few): solid citizens or characters with a past? And what about Judge Wise O. Al? Is justice on his side—or does he have a secret to hide? Then there’s the media—a reporter, newscaster and town crier. Have they come to accurately report the proceedings—or to turn the courtroom into a media circus? And who is that surprise witness at the end? The answers to these profound questions and even more are revealed once and for all in this rollicking, fun-filled, action-packed trial-of-the-century.   Joseph Robinette examines the guilt, or innocence, of the accused from different points of view and comes up with a surprising, yet eminently satisfying, conclusion in which no one escapes unscathed. And, as a bonus, a lesson or two is learned along the way. It all ends happily ever after, of course, with the newly bonded Wolf and Pigs along with the fairy-tale jury and all the others heading for a post-trial party at the castle of Old King Cole.

Spotlight on Shows: “WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WAYNE? NOBODY!” By Wendell Barnes


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3 Pigs Square PosterI had an hour or so to sit down with my busy friend Wayne Jones recently, the director of “The Three Little Pigs and The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” This caring, dedicated Rome Little Theatre volunteer could never evoke fear in anyone, so no matter how many frustrations he may experience, nobody could be afraid of this big, bad Wayne!

Wayne is the long-serving Treasurer of the Rome Little Theatre Board of Directors, and he has been volunteering at RLT since 2001, when he made his first appearance onstage as an actor in the ensemble of “Oliver!” I was privileged to share the stage with Wayne in that production, and even more privileged to work with him for several years on the staff at Floyd College (now Georgia Highlands College) and on multiple productions since. I count him as one of my most trusted stage managers when I direct, and we both won Roman Awards together for “It’s A Wonderful Life” the first time it was presented, and we most recently appeared onstage together in the 2012 production of “The Sound of Music.” Theatre is Wayne’s passion, even though by day he is a mild mannered accountant with a new office above Traditions at the corner of Second Ave and First Street.

“The Three Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” is Wayne’s eighth directing venture at RLT. He also has directed for the former Triple Threat Arts Company, a comedy called “Radio T.B.S.” He has appeared in numerous shows for them, for RLT and for the Junior Service League Follies, winning two Roman Awards along the way for leading actor in “It’s A Wonderful Life” and for featured actor in “Twelve Angry Men.” His first show to direct at RLT was the Christmas musical, “The Homecoming,” followed by two more Christmas shows, “The Christmas Angel” and “Dad’s Christmas Miracle.” His late wife Wanda produced all of these shows for him, and they were a very strong team. But Wayne’s next show to direct, “Alice in Wonderland,” was the RLT selection for the annual children’s show, and Wayne recognized the need for kids to learn theatre basics and get some experience on stage, so he has directed several children’s shows since then. We both acknowledged the contributions of the late Sherrie Bacon and the Creative Playhouse, who for years provided basic theatre instruction and experience for young Romans, and some of those same children are now adults on the RLT and other stages. So as he would do, Wayne came to the rescue to direct these large cast shows with lots of children because he saw a need for a director and he wanted to help out the theatre in any way he could. Continue reading

RLT ARCHIVES 2013-2014 SEASON – The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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Compiled by Wendell Barnes.

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF

“The Three Little Pigs” public domain

“The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” by Joseph Robinette

August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and September 1, 2013

“The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

Act I is a traditional telling of the story of the Three Little Pigs, as developed by RLT.  Act II presents the published play, “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.”  The trial poses several questions.  The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? The Jurors (Miss Muffet, Bo Peep, Cinderella and Humpty-Dumpty, to name a few): solid citizens or characters with a past? And what about Judge Wise O. Al? Is justice on his side—or does he have a secret to hide? Then there’s the media—a reporter, newscaster and town crier. Have they come to accurately report the proceedings—or to turn the courtroom into a media circus? And who is that surprise witness at the end? The answers to these profound questions and even more are revealed once and for all in this rollicking, fun-filled, action-packed trial-of-the-century.   Joseph Robinette examines the guilt, or innocence, of the accused from different points of view and comes up with a surprising, yet eminently satisfying, conclusion in which no one escapes unscathed. And, as a bonus, a lesson or two is learned along the way. It all ends happily ever after, of course, with the newly bonded Wolf and Pigs along with the fairy-tale jury and all the others heading for a post-trial party at the castle of Old King Cole. Continue reading

Please enjoy the playbill for The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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Please enjoy the playbill for The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf

3 Little Pigs looks for great opening night


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Starting Friday, a unique spin on an age-old fairy tale will light up the DeSoto Theatre stage during the Rome Little Theatre’s production of “The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.”

The show runs on weekends through Sept. 1. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Shows Fridays and Saturdays start at 8 p.m. and matinee shows Sundays are at 1:30 p.m.

Alex McDermott, 18, plays the Big Bad Wolf. He said he switches the role up from the general idea of the wolf.

“In the book you would assume him to be really scary, but I see him as like a greasy, used-car-salesman type of wolf,” McDermott said. “People don’t really take him seriously, but he sees himself as more rough and tough than he actually is. Which makes it funny.”

McDermott is the oldest cast member and said working with 38 cast members who are younger than he is has been interesting.

“The kids are great. They work really hard but, I mean, I have to keep remembering I’m older and they have so much energy. I have to sort of distance myself,” McDermott said. “But they’re awesome.”

Ryan Ward, 12, plays the pig who built the brick house and said this is his first lead role in an RLT show.

“I’ve gotten a lot better at acting with my stage presence and stuff,” Ward said. “It’s just been great. It’s not just for little kids, it’s for all ages since the humor goes toward all ages.”

Producer of the show Angela Jones said perhaps the show’s largest obstacle has been maneuvering around a diverse cast of different ages. “It’s been a little bit challenging with the youngest turning 5 next month and the oldest being 18,” Jones said with a chuckle. “We’ve had a big variety, but they’ve worked together well.”

Jones said she’s looking forward to a wonderful production and the cast has been well-received at publicity events.

“We’ve got sold-out school shows and we’ve had several meets-and-greets…No matter how long we’re there, they want us to stay. Even adults. It seems everyone can relate to the show,” she said.

Read more: RN-T.com – 3 Little Pigs looks for great opening night

The HDTF to Host a Build-A-House Workshop to Benefit the DeSoto Theatre


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Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s “Build-A-House Workshop” brings delicious delight to The Three Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf on Aug 24th and 25th

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation will host Build-A-House Workshops in conjunction with Rome Little Theatre’s production of The Three Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf. The fun, edible straw, sticks or brick houses will be made out of shredded wheat, pretzel sticks or Twizzler candy, all put together with frosting. This activity is geared for children preschool through 5th grade and is sponsored by Great Harvest Bread Company and Domino’s Pizza. The 45-min workshops will be held an hour prior to show time on Saturday, Aug. 24th at 7 pm, before the 8 pm show, and on Sunday Aug 25th at 1:30 pm,before the 2:30 pm show. Workshop tickets are $7 per child and include the craft, pizza and a drink.Tickets to the show are priced separately — $10 for children and $12 for adults. All tickets may be purchased by calling  706 295-7171 .

Proceeds from the workshop benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation inits effort to restore, maintain and operate the 1929 DeSoto Theatre as a historical, cultural and economic asset for the Rome community.

Last Weekend! The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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From Director Wayne Jones, concerning the story of The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf:

“The story of the Three Little Pigs is a short story, too short to do a conventional play with, so what we have decided to do is do “Act I’ as the traditional story of the Pigs, then “Act II” is a scripted short play called “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf”.

This story takes up where the original leaves off, with the pigs taking the wolf to trial for destroying their homes, while the wolf is countersuing for the damage to his tail. The jury is made up of other fairy tale/nursery rhyme characters (Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, the Sprats, etc.,) and we have added others as court room spectators, as well as passers-by in the original story. It is a funny story, one for all ages, as the very young will enjoy seeing their favorite characters on stage, while the adults will appreciate the humor in the script.”

Sounds like a lot of fun! Tickets available here: ROME LITTE THEATRE TICKETS.

Be sure to buy your season subscription here, so you don’t miss one show of our exciting 2013-2014 season!

Coming soon! The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


Pig Wolf poster

From Director Wayne Jones, concerning the story of The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf:

“The story of the Three Little Pigs is a short story, too short to do a conventional play with, so what we have decided to do is do “Act I’ as the traditional story of the Pigs, then “Act II” is a scripted short play called “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf”.

This story takes up where the original leaves off, with the pigs taking the wolf to trial for destroying their homes, while the wolf is countersuing for the damage to his tail. The jury is made up of other fairy tale/nursery rhyme characters (Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, the Sprats, etc.,) and we have added others as court room spectators, as well as passers-by in the original story. It is a funny story, one for all ages, as the very young will enjoy seeing their favorite characters on stage, while the adults will appreciate the humor in the script.”

Sounds like a lot of fun! Tickets will be available soon.

Be sure to buy your season subscription here, so you don’t miss one show of our exciting 2013-2014 season!

Congratulations to the cast of The 3 Little Pigs/The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf!


3 Pigs Show PosterA great big thank you to everyone who auditioned yesterday and today, as well as those who helped with auditions.  This was such a difficult job, and we thank you for that.  Without further ado, here is our Cast List: Continue reading

Announcing Auditions for The Three Little Pigs/ The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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Auditions for The Three Little Pigs/The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
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ATTENTION: VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT AUDITION PARKING FOR THE 3 LITTLE PIGS!


ATTENTION
VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
ABOUT AUDITION PARKING
FOR THE 3 LITTLE PIGS!
On Saturday there are multiple events downtown, which could compromise Broad Street parking.  We will prominently post signs around the theatre to guide you so you can park without a lot of stress.  We are sorry that our auditions have been caught up during this very busy time.  We had announced our auditions back in March and only found out about these events last week.  Thank you for your understanding and patience, and please alert us to any difficulties you may have.
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Script Checkout Policy for Pig/Wolf


Hello, everyone!  We’ll be posting some detailed character and audition information soon, but I wanted to take the time today to announce our policy for script checkouts, as well as the dates.

Scripts for The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf will be available for checkout beginning Tuesday, April 30.  The due date will be one week after checkout or the first day of auditions, whichever is earlier.  For instance, If you check out a script on April 30, it will be due back on May 7.  If you check out a script on May 28, it would be due back June 1.  Please do not deface the borrowed script in any way, as these copies will be distributed to the cast after auditions.  Also, please be advised that you must return your borrowed script in order to audition.

The script for The 3 Little Pigs is a public domain script.  It is currently undergoing a rewrite and should be available soon.  More information will be forthcoming as soon as the script is available.  Thank you for your interest in the scripts and the show.  You may e-mail me at wsdj@bellsouth.net with any questions.

Congratulations to the directors and producers for the 2013-2014 season


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Directors and Producers for the 2013 – 2014 Season

The Three Little Pigs/The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
Director: Wayne Jones
Producer: Angela Jones

Frankenstein
Director: Holly Moore
Producer: Carol Murchland

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Director: Mandy Maloney
Producer: Suzanne Clonts

A Few Good Men
Director: Chuck Morris
Producer: Tracy Hellriegel

Grease
Director: David Clonts
Producer: Mandy Maloney

The Dixie Swim Club
Director: Virginia McChesney
Producer: Neal Brackett

Announcing Auditions for The Three Little Pigs/ The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf


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Audition Information

Saturday, June 1

Registration will begin at 11:30 AM
Auditions will begin promptly at 12 noon.
All who can do so are highly encouraged to attend this audition date.

Sunday, June 2

Registration will begin at 6:30 PM
Auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
This date will be for those who cannot attend on Saturday.

Auditions will be restricted to actors aged 4 to 18.

Roles involving reading will be restricted to ages 6 to 18.
There will be from 30 to 35 roles available, with many of these roles available to both male and female actors.

Show dates: August 23 – September 1, 2013 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.

Please click here for the Audition Registration Form

The 3 Little Pigs/Big Bad Wolf Audition Form


3 pigs bad wolf audition form

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