Joplin Little Theatre’s Spotlight for June 2024

This month, Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) has information  about this month’s shows and auditions as well as details on their 2024 Children’s Theatre Workshop! Read more from their e-newsletter below.

JLT Presents All-Kids Production of Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks

JLT is excited to announce their all-kids show, Once Upon a Crime: The Trial of Goldilocks!

Directed by Bethany Newsom, this hilarious fairy-tale courtroom play is packed with characters we all know and love. Goldilocks is the defendant, on trail for breaking and entering. And the plaintiffs are — you guessed it — the three bears. Is Goldilocks guilty or innocent? With multiple endings to cover each outcome, the audience decides her ultimate fate in this fun comedy!

The cast of this year’s production is as follows:

  • Goldilocks – Averi Curtis
  • Tom Thumb – Jude Stadler
  • Hansel – Camden Lett
  • Gretel – Amelia Talbott
  • Papa Bear – James Vann
  • Momma Bear – Harper Poynter
  • Baby Bear – Ember Newsom
  • Judge Farmer – John Brookshire
  • Henny Penny – Corinne Newsom
  • The Cow – Meredith Pena
  • Bailiff – Beck Webster
  • Jack – Terryn Peters
  • The Wolf – Asher Cullers
  • Granny – Katheryn Davis
  • Little Red – Ashlynn Shanks
  • Jurors – Juniper Brown, Walter Cerrato, Emsley Doak, Meleah Doak, Beatrice Hensley, Lilly Lewallen, Colton Martinez, Mia Single, Kaylyn Smith, Khallie Stafford

Shows will be on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 pm with a Sunday matinee on June 23 at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the box office during regular box office hours.

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 opens on May 28 at 9:00 am.

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 Announces 2024–25 Season Opener Billy Elliot the Musical

JLT is excited to announce their 2024–2025 season opener, Billy Elliot the Musical. Directed by Carolyn McGowan and assistant director, Brianna Daniel, the performance will take place on August 7 to 10 at 7:30 pm nightly with a Sunday matinee on August 11 at 2:30 pm. The show features choreography by Angela Lowe and Melissa Holt-Nance as well as vocal music by Nick Kubicek and Matthew Holt.

Winner of ten Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Billy Elliot the Musical is a spectacular show with heart, humor, and passion and was named TIME Magazine’s Best Musical of the Decade!

Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with viewers forever. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miner’s strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the box office during regular box office hours.

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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