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    Rome Little Theatre at the
    Historic DeSoto Theatre

    530 Broad Street
    Rome, GA 30161

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    Tuesday – Friday
    11:30 AM – 4 PM
    and during showtimes

    Adult: $16
    Senior: $14
    Student: $14
    Adult: $18
    Senior: $16
    Student: $16

    Price includes
    ticket processing fees and DeSoto Theatre Restoration fees

    Group Discount:
    $2 each for 10 or more

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Rome Little Theatre: Shining Bright for 60 Years!

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Rome Little Theatre Annual Roman Awards Gala, A Diamond Anniversary Celebration!


Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the historic DeSoto Theatre

Pre-Gala Reception
Seven Hills Fellowship Hall
538 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia
Cocktails and heavy hors ‘d oeuvres
Six o’clock to Seven o’clock in the evening

Balcony Reserved Seating 
admission to the Gala with Balcony Reserved Seating
and Pre-Gala Reception
$17 per person (members)
$27 per person (non-members)
$12 per child (under 16)

Orchestra Reserved Seating 
admission to the Gala with Orchestra Reserved Seating
and Pre-Gala Reception
$30 per person (members)
$40 per person (non-members)
$15 per child (16 and under)

Evening will also include:
Silent Auction
Business Meeting
Live Entertainment
Presentation of Roman Awards
Dance and Karaoke After-Party (all ages)

Semi Formal/Dressy Attire

Forever Plaid Audition Information

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Rome Little Theatre


Audition Dates: June 6 & 7, 2016 Callbacks: June 8, 2016 Show Dates: August 19-28, 2016

Registration will begin at 6:00pm. Auditions will begin at 6:30pm.

Location: The DeSoto Theater, 530 Broad St. Rome, GA

Director:  Amanda Swendsen Producer: Chris Davidson




Proudly presenting the cast and crew of Second Samuel!

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Opening June 3



Second Samuel to open June 3!


By Wendell Barnes

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I first heard of “Second Samuel” in 1996 when I took over as Coordinator for the StageHands Program at Arts for All, then an agency in Atlanta that provided accessibility to the arts for persons with disabilities. StageHands had recently provided shadow interpreting services for a production of the play at Callenwolde in Atlanta, and going through the files I found an article and photo about the production. I was curious then, since I had never heard of the play, but I did not have an opportunity to see a production until many years later, when a small production company in Rome, Triple Threat Theatre Company, presented the play in an empty space at Mount Berry Square Mall. I was forever changed.

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Coming Soon: Second Samuel!

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June 3 – June 12, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

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!

Director– Wendell Barnes
Producer– Carol Murchland

Historic DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161

Ticket Prices:
$14 Students/Seniors
$16 Adults
Price includes processing fee and DeSoto Theatre Restoration fee


Summer Workshop early registration discount EXTENDED!

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Summer Workshop early registration discount EXTENDED!

Due to technical issues with our system, you may have had difficulty registering for our Summer Workshops yesterday.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience. For that reason, we are extending our early registration discount deadline to WEDNESDAY, MAY 19.  Thank you for your patience and for your support of Rome Little Theatre.Roald Dahl would have turned 100 this year and RLT is celebrating in a big way! We are dedicating our RLT Academy Summer Workshops to the beloved storyteller. Join us for brilliantly batty adventures as we explore the musicals “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda the Musical” and so much more!

Register now and SAVE! One week for $175 or both weeks for $320. Both weeks end with a showcase!
Tuition includes lunch and a t-shirt. Financial aid is available.
For grades one through 12. To register: CLICK HERE

Bring in the Understudy!

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Bring in the understudy!

Due to unexpected licensing issues, Gilligan’s Island cannot take the stage in August. But don’t despair, an amazing understudy is geared up and ready to WOW our audiences.  That show is: Forever Plaid!

Rome Little Theatre is opening the application process and looking for qualified Director and Producer teams.  Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2016. Teams should plan on an in-person interview the following weekend. Topics will include budget and marketing as well as vision for the production. The show opens August 19 and runs through August 28. Auditions will be held in June and final dates will be set after the team is selected.

Perusal scripts are available at the RLT office and the show is available to watch in its entirety on YouTube.

For more information, please contact Hannah Cook, Executive Director of Rome Little Theatre.

We are so excited to launch our 60th season with such a nostalgic musical revue. Are you the right director to bring this show to life? APPLY HERE

Meet Pamela Parker, Second Samuel Playwright!



Meet and Greet Reception

with Second Samuel Playwright, Pamela Parker

Sunday June 5, 1:30pm, in the Gallery before the performance

Pamela Parker was born in a small mill town in Georgia and raised by grandparents who told stories about life in the rural South in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Despite having no educational background of any sort, Parker began writing plays in the late 1980s; the first three were one-act plays and all have been produced in New York City. Second Samuel was the first full-length play. Dan Hulbert of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named it the Best Original Play ’91-’92. In 1995, Parker won the Southern Playwrights Competition at the Center for Southern Studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama with A Higher Place in Heaven. In 1997, Pat Conroy invited Parker to the Southern Voices conference, Hoover, Ala., to read from The Second Samueltonian—a collection of short stories. In 2010, Parker became an international playwright when Second Samuel was produced in Perth, Australia.




Now registering for RLT Academy’s Summer Workshops! Sign up early and save! Just announced! The themes for this summer’s workshops!

RLT Academy Summer Workshops 2016

We are very excited to announce we are now accepting students for our RLT Academy 2016 Summer Workshops!

Hurry — Early Bird Discount Ends May 16!

It’s going to be a Roald Dahl summer at Rome Little Theatre!
Just announced! The themes for this summer’s workshops!

“Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory”
Session One — June 6-10
Get your Golden Ticket to explore this musical confection! Campers will use their pure imagination to recreate Roald Dahl’s eccentric characters and to learn delightful song and dance routines to classic songs from this beloved musical. Showcase for friends and family at the end of the last day of workshop.

“Matilda the Musical”
Session Two — June 13-17
Students will bring to life musical numbers from this brilliant and challenging new musical and prove that sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to make things right. Showcase for friends and family Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Can’t decide? Choose both and SAVE!

Remember tuition includes lunch and a t-shirt.
Financial aid is available.

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Proudly presenting the RLT 2016-2017 Season Schedule


2016-2017 Season Schedule


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


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The Nominating Committee for Rome Little Theatre is now accepting applications!

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The Nominating Committee for Rome Little Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 RLT Board of Directors.

Board members volunteer their time throughout the year and attend monthly board meetings. They gladly represent RLT to the community and assist in promotion and fundraising as needed.

If you are interesting in serving on the RLT Board of Directors,
please submit THIS FORM.

For detailed information on the positions available,
please contact our Executive Director, Hannah Cook, at romelittletheatre@gmail.com or 770-295-7171.

All applications are requested before April 1, 2016.

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.


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