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INTO THE WOODS tickets are on sale now!

Into the Woods

December 2 – December 11, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm


This holiday season, Rome Little Theatre invites you on a spellbinding journey INTO THE WOODS!

Classic fairy tale characters Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and more find their stories intertwined with a baker and his wife, whose desire for a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s curse. When everyone’s wishes are granted, they’ll live happily ever after. Or will they?

In this Tony Award-winning musical, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have created an enchanting, yet poignant modern classic. Join RLT for INTO THE WOODS, an epic musical adventure!

Contains adult themes. Parental guidance is suggested.

DIRECTOR: Chris Davidson, PRODUCER: Amanda Swendsen


Announcing Auditions for Clybourne Park! UPDATED!

 OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2016

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 26
Registration: 5:30 pm • Auditions: 6:00 pm each day
Historic DeSoto Theatre • 530 Broad St • Rome GA
Director: Gail Deschamps
Producer: Tim Dorsey
Show dates: January 17 – 22, 2017




Now registering for RLT Academy’s Fall Classes and Workshops!

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Ages 4-6
9:30am – 11:00am
Location: DeSoto Theatre (10/7), RLT Annex (10/14 & 28)
Instructor: Mandy Maloney (Oct.7 &14), Chris Davidson (Oct. 28)
Tuition: $15 per session, includes snack and art materials

Students will explore and express their individuality and creativity in two fun-filled ways! One half of the morning is spent bringing stories to life through creative dramatics. The other half is spent crafting one-of-a-kind props or costume pieces from a variety of art materials.

Friday, October 7: Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!
Friday, October 14: More Mo Willems!
Friday, October 28: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything, and more fall fun!



Ages 7-9
Fridays, October 14-November 4,4:30-5:20
Location: RLT Annex
Instructor: TBA
Tuition: $30
In this four-week course, students will explore the world of drama
through creative play, improvisation, and movement.



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Rome Little Theatre is turning 60! CELEBRATE with us all season long!

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Rome Little Theatre is turning 60!

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Proudly presenting the RLT 2016-2017 Season Schedule

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2016-2017 Season Schedule


Flexible Season Subscription Passes for our 2016-2017 season are now available!


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Announcing the RLT 2017-2018 Season



RLT is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Season!

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Congratulations to the Cast of Into the Woods!

Into the Woods LogoCongratulations to the cast of Into the Woods! Please e-mail Amanda Swendsen at AmandaMBorn@gmail.com to accept or decline your role.  Information about the first meeting will be sent via email within a couple of days.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. There are many ways that we could have cast this show and each of them would have been comprised of dynamic and talented actors. The truth is that casting is a complicated puzzle and decisions often come down to who has conflicts, who pairs with whom, and at least a dozen other factors outside of the actor’s control.

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Let’s rally for the Jason G. Fordham Memorial Endowment Fund!

Jason Endowment Fund


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.

Now Playing! The Ascension of Twyla Potts! One Weekend Only!

The Ascension of Twyla Potts

October 13 – October 16, 2016
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm



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Join Us At Spirit Night for Rome Little Theatre!


 Stop by and present the form below at the Chick-fil-A® at Rome Dwarf House on Rome Little Theatre Spirit Night, Monday, October 10, 2016 between 5pm and 8pm.

Based upon the evening sales, Chick-fil-A will make a donation to Rome Little Theatre!

 Not only will the cows win, but we will too!


Please click on the form above, print and take with you to Spirit Night for RLT! Or click HERE to print the form.


Rome Little Theatre is having a yard sale!



RLT Annex, 401 North 5th Avenue in Rome, Saturday October 8, 2016 from 8am until 2:30pm.

We are offering our costumes for sale just in time for Halloween.There will be vintage hats, military attire, children’s costumes, prom gowns, furniture, nick knacks, framed art, lamps and much more, all at yard sale prices.

You don’t want to miss this! All proceeds will benefit the RLT Playhouse Fund (A fund devoted to raising $9,000 to start the process of renting additional space for rehearsals, education classes, Black Box, RLT Jr. and RLT Sr. performances, costumes and set building materials).

If anyone would like to donate items for the sale please contact the RLT office at 706-295-7171 or post HERE

No items to donate or buy, but still would like to contribute to our RLT Playhouse Fund? Well you can! Please do so HERE

As always, we appreciate your support!

Enjoy the Latest Installment of Beyond the RLT with Wendell Barnes!

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August/September 2016

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  Besides no longer having my own computer, I also had knee replacement surgery on August 29th and am writing this on my phone at the hospital and at the rehab center.  I had actually written 2/3 of this prior to the surgery, but as I often say, “electronics in the hands of senior citizens can be a dangerous thing!”, so I think it got sent to some irretrievable black hole in cyberspace and I had to start over!  And by then many of the shows that I had written about had closed or changed or been cast, so here goes! Continue reading

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