Joplin Little Theatre’s Spotlight for April 2024

This month, Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) has information about their upcoming show in May as well as details on their 2024 Children’s Theatre Workshop! Read more from their e-newsletter below.

JLT Presents Promises, Promises

Join JLT for a scathing and hilarious satire of the corporate world in Promises, Promises. This exuberant musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s Oscar-winning film “The Apartment” is set in New York City in the mid-60s and focuses on an ambitious accountant named Chuck Baxter, who works for a New York insurance company and climbs the corporate ladder by allowing the firm’s executives to use his midtown apartment for love affairs. Trouble occurs when Chuck discovers that the object of his own love, Fran Kubelik, is having rendezvous at his place with Chuck’s manager, J.D. Sheldrake.

The cast is as follows:

  • Chuck Baxter – Preston Hamilton
  • J.D. Sheldrak – Kaeden Tebbets
  • Fran Kubelik – Charity Brower
  • Dobitch – Nicholas Cortez
  • Sylvia – Bethany Newson
  • Kirkeby – Matthew Bragg
  • Ginger – Hannah Bradley
  • Eichelberger – Jennifer Jones
  • Vivien – Kylie
  • Dr. Dreyfuss – J.D. Dunn
  • Vanderhof – Carter Brown
  • Miss Kreplinski – Alexis Barnett
  • Miss Olson – Peyton Napier
  • Marge MacDougall – Kylee VanHorn
  • Karl Kubelik – Brooks Waltson
  • Miss Polansky – Sophie Stoebel
  • Ensemble
    • Joel Walker
    • Aryan McHaffie
    • Maddie Cox
    • Ella Schwab
    • Gavin Payne

The show will run from Wednesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm nightly with a Sunday matinee on May 19 at 2:30 pm. You can purchase tickets online here or by calling the box office at 417.623.3638.

2024 Children’s Theatre Workshop

It’s almost summertime, which means it’s nearly time for JLT’s Children’s Theatre Workshop! Sign up your young thespian for one or both weeks as they learn about theatre through fun activities. The cost to attend is $75 per child per session and registration dates will be announced soon.

Week One: This Book Needs a Hook

Choose between two sessions: July 8 to 12 @ 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

A freshly printed book is ready to go out into the world. There’s only one problem: How will it find its audience? The new book decides the best thing would be to ask for advice. It asks different genres of books how they find their hook. Kiddos in this workshop will find out if the new book has what it takes to become a classic!

Week Two: JLT Survivor

Choose between two sessions: July 15 to 19 @ 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Can you out-sing, out-dance, and out-act?

Teams will compete to see who can become the sole Joplin Little Theatre Workshop Survivor. Artists challenges and physical challenges of skill combine in this once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event. Your kids won’t want to miss it!

JLT Presents 2024–2025 Season

JLT is excited to announce their upcoming 2024–2025 season! Stay tuned for details.

Contacting Us

The JLT office has regular office hours each week, 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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