Joplin Little Theatre Spotlight for May 2021

After being in the dark for the past year, Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) is back in operation! Here is what’s coming up this month:

Children’s Summer Workshop 2021

Under the direction of Tegan Whited

This workshop is for kids in kindergarten through middle school, ages five to fourteen, and the cost to enroll is $70 per child, per session. Enrollment begins on June 1 by calling the JLT box office at 417.623.3638 or online at

Week One will run from July 12 to July 16 with morning sessions from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and afternoon sessions from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The theme of that week is Stranded on an Island and will follow a group of tourists as they find themselves stranded on a desert island after their cruise ship breaks down. They have landed in a beautiful paradise with waterfalls and volcanoes. Who will they meet along the way? Will they make it back to civilization?

Week Two will run from July 19 to July 23 with morning sessions from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and afternoon sessions from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The theme of the week is An Artist Finds Inspiration. Where do artists find inspiration? Together we will find the answer. We meet a group of uninspired artists who visit their fellow artistic friends to answer a question: How do they find inspiration?

Announcing JLT’s 20212022 Season

Beginning June 1, reservations for season tickets for the 20212022 season will be available either online or by calling the JLT box office. Season tickets will reserve seats for the five scheduled shows. Tickets are $75 for adults and $65 for students and seniors 55 and older.

Clue: On Stage September 29 to October 3, 2021 — A madcap mystery comedy, based on the popular board game, that will keep you guessing until the final twist. Directed by Tegan Whited. 

Plaid Tidings December 1 to 5, 2021 — The Forever Plaid boys come back to earth bringing musical fun, 1950’s songs, and a big plaid Christmas bow on top! Directed by Carolyn McGowan. 

Driving Miss Daisy February 2 to 6, 2022 — Classic play offering searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on an unusual relationship between an elderly woman and her African-American chauffer. Directed by Greg Green.

Man of La Mancha March 23 to 27, 2022 — The funny, musical story of a mad, but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman, Don Quixote, and his sidekick Sancho, who fight windmills and dragons. Directed by Gary Roney. 

Monty Python’s Spamalot May 18 to 22, 2022 — This musical comedy retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in an outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining fashion. Directed by Becki Arnall. 

Contacting Us

The JLT office will return to regular office hours beginning June 1, 2021. Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. If no one answers the phone, please leave a message and your call will be returned.


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