Joplin Little Theatre Spotlight for July 2021

Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) is back in operation and gearing up for summer workshops and their 82nd continuous season! Here is what’s coming up this month:

Children’s Summer Workshop 2021

Enrollments are still available for the 2021 JLT Summer Workshop!

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. The enrollment process begins by calling the JLT box office at 417.623.3638 or by visiting the website 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?

Please note that in order to maintain safety guidelines, enrollment limited to 30 students per session.

It Isn’t Too Late to Order 2021–2022 Season Tickets!

Reservations for season tickets for the 2021–2022 season are now available! You can secure yours 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.

This season’s upcoming shows include:

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.

Upcoming Auditions

Looking to get involved with the local theatre scene? Consider auditioning for one of JLT’s upcoming productions!

Plaid Tidings — A musical comedy directed by Carolyn McGowen. Auditions will be held August 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm at JLT, 3009 W. 1st Street in Joplin. Casting needs are as follows:

  • Four male actors
  • Must be able to singe, read music, and harmonize well.
  • Must be available for performance dates, December 1 through 5.

Clue: On Stage — A mystery comedy directed by Tegan Whited. Auditions will be held August 9 and 10 at 7:00 pm at JLT, 3009 W. 1st Street in Joplin. Casting needs are as follows:

  • Five men, ages 20+
  • Five women, ages 20+
  • Must be available for performance dates, September 29 to October 3.

A Message from the JLT President

Dear Patrons,

We are looking forward to seeing all of you again when our theatre reopens in September with the zany mystery comedy Clue: On Stage.

Our doors will open with a new, fresh look thanks to Project Facelift, despite some setbacks such as the two instances of flooding in the lobby and president’s room and vandalism that resulted in two broken windows. These added some hefty, unexpected expenses.

We are still pursuing our original project and will be ready to offer a fresh look, plus great entertainment for all of our valued patrons.

See you in September!

Signed Angela Lowe, President, JLT Board of Directors

Contacting Us

The JLT office has returned to regular office hours: 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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