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    Student: $13
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    Senior: $15
    Student: $15

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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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2014 Gala Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


3 Pigs cast Poster

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


3 Little Pigs Poster

 

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


3 Pigs Square Poster

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


http://www.romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/23415263/article–3-Little-Pigs–looks-for-great-opening-night?instance=article_results

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

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