Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) has a fun new show coming up this month as well as opportunities to get involved with Joplin’s local theater scene. Find all the details for their events below.
JLT Announces the Cast of Man of La Mancha
Co-directors Marilyn Bouldin and Chet Fritz are pleased to announce the cast of JLT’s Man of La Mancha:
|Don Quixote/Cervantes||Karl Wendt|
|Sancho Panza||Jeff Phillips|
|Captain of the Inquisition||Logan Carnes|
|The Innkeeper/Governor||Jonathan Dresner|
|The Duke||Jakob Butler|
|Dr. Carrasco/Knight of Mirrors||Corin Skaggs|
|Padre Perez||J.J. Ramos|
|Antonia||Anne Marie Wright|
|The Housekeeper||Briana Blair|
|The Barber||Logan Carnes|
|Pedro, Muleteer||Jakob Butler|
|Anselmo, Muleteer||Jarrett Little|
|Paco, Muleteer||Elijah Brown|
|Maria, the Innkeeper’s Wife||Briana Blair|
|Fermina, a Servant Girl||Anne Marie Wright|
|The Guitarist||Richard Roberts|
Congratulations to all the cast members on their roles!
Not Familiar with Man of La Mancha?
This funny musical is based on the book by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Man of La Mancha follows a mad, but kind and chivalrous, elderly nobleman named Don Quixote, who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save his fair lady, Dulcinea.
As with the best of allegorical tales, the oppressive mood of the fight against evil is heightened by the occasional comic, and at times dramatic, attempts of the hero to right all the wrongs of the world. Though his efforts seem puny and pathetic at times, there is no doubt that his intent is pure as he continues his self-imposed crusade.
Inspiring and thought provoking, the story is both entertaining and moving, and will warm the heart of anyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of an underdog victory against all odds. This musical delight contains one of the most moving moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in “The Impossible Dream.”
The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances, won five Tony Awards, and has been revived four times, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.
Performance dates include March 23 through 26 at 7:30 pm and March 27 at 2:30 pm. To purchase tickets, please contact the box office at 417.623.3638.
Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot
JLT will host auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot on March 28 and 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Director Becki Arnall is looking for 18 men and seven women for this cast of 25+ actors.
Auditions will include singing vocal excerpts from the show, which will be taught at auditions, and dance auditions. Tap dancing experience is a plus. There will also be cold readings from the script.
Please note that this show is rated PG-13 for mature content. Performance dates are May 18 to 22, 2022.
Interested in Becoming Part of JLT?
If you’re interested in signing up to be involved with JLT, now is your chance! They are seeking ushers, house managers, and box office helpers.
Those interested should call JLT at 417.623.3638 for more information and to sign up.
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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