Coming soon: Disney’s Aladdin, Jr, Afternoon in Agrabah and Magic Carpet Rides!

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Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! Continue reading

Calhoun Little Theatre announces the auditions for their fall production, “Dividing the Estate”

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Calhoun Little Theatre announces the auditions for their fall production,

“Dividing the Estate”

by Horton Foote, directed by Wendell Barnes of Rome Little Theatre.

Auditions will be held three separate days:

Tuesday and Thursday, August 4 and 6,

from 6 until 8 p.m.,

and Saturday, August 8

from 3-5 p.m.

in the Community Room upstairs at the Harris Arts Center in downtown Calhoun.

You may but are not required to attend all auditions.

Rehearsals will be scheduled just after casting and will be French-scened, meaning you will only be called when your character is needed.

Dates of the production in the Ratner Theatre at the Harris Arts Center on Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Auditions will be cold readings from sections of the script. These will be available at the Harris Arts Center during business hours a few weeks before auditions. The full script may be available in local libraries. Continue reading

We are very proud to announce the 2016-2017 Rome Little Theatre Season!


We are very proud to present the 2016-2017 Rome Little Theatre Season

Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig – Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. MORE INFO Continue reading

A reminder to RLT Members about the Annual Meeting

A reminder to RLT Members about the Annual Meeting:

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The Annual Meeting will be held at the Roman Awards Gala tomorrow night, beginning at 6:30pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to attend the Gala, or pay, to attend the business meeting. The business meeting will last about 20 to 30 minutes and will occur as the Gala festivities are going on.

Coming this weekend to the DeSoto: Cats!

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Upstagers Theatre Company’s production of Cats, opening at the DeSoto Theatre this Friday! What a purrrfect way to spend a few hours, enjoying this fun, energetic musical! Get your tickets HERE

Presenting the Reading Committee Selections for the 2016-2017 Season

RLTlogoBEST The Reading Committee has done another wonderful, thorough job this year putting together 3 slates of productions to choose from for the 2016-2017 season. Rome Little Theatre members will receive ballots by mail or email in the next few weeks. Until then, please take some time to look over the selections to help make your voting easier.

At the request of the Reading Committee, show selections are being offered as three distinct slates for the 2016-2017 season, in order to create a balance of production and casting requirements. You will be voting for the entire slate, rather than the individual show.


2016-2017 SEASON SLATE #1 Continue reading

Enjoy the latest installment of Beyond the RLT with Wendell Barnes!

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May and Summer, 2015

By Wendell Barnes

RLT’s closing show this season is the hilarious baseball comedy, “Bleacher Bums,” and after you have laughed through this ensemble’s six performances, you are either sure to want to go see a baseball game, or perhaps hide out in a darkened theatre where it’s cool to see even more joy.  There is lots going on all around us “Beyond the RLT!”

But before we go beyond, for sure you don’t want to miss the other two shows that will be performed this summer AT the RLT, the production by RLT Jr. of “Disney’s Aladdin” and the production of the Upstagers Theatre Company of “Cats,” for its third visit to the DeSoto.  “Cats” will be up first, the weekend of June 12th and 13th in Cedartown at 8:00 p.m. at the Cedartown Civic Auditorium, and then the company will move to the DeSoto where they will have three performances the next weekend on June 19th and 20th at 8:00 and June 21st at 2:30.  This is the third time RLT veteran and Honorary Lifetime Member Don Rusaw has helmed the production at the DeSoto, and this cast has been working for months to perfect the show.  The RLT Jr.’s production of “Disney’s Aladdin” will run for two weekends on the usual RLT schedule, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:30 from July 17th-26th.  Call 706-295-7171 for more information and reservations for both of these wonderful shows. Continue reading


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