Joplin Little Theatre’s Spotlight for July 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.

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 Presents 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. The cast is as follows:

  • Billy Elliot — Kellan Atchley
  • Jackie Elliot — Nick Kubicek
  • Mrs. Wilkinson — Michelle Atchley
  • Michael Caffrey — Fox Dillahay
  • Tony Elliot — John Streeter
  • Grandma — Emily Adams
  • Mr. Braithwaite — Aryan McHaffie
  • Debbie Wilkinson — Gabby Nance
  • Dead Mum — Mandie Kubicek
  • George — Kevin Sidenstricker
  • Big Davey — Adam Rusch
  • Lesley — Hannah Bradley
  • Miner’s Pit Supervisor — Logan Daniel
  • Small Boy — Jupiter Dillahay
  • Kevin — Jude Stadler

The rest of the cast includes:

  • Solidarity Miners: Nick Kubicek, John Street, Kevin Sidenstricker, Adam Rusch, Morgan Caswell, Veronikka Kew, Hannah Bradley, and Kacie Thompson
  • Solidarity Police: Micahel Dietz, Aryan McHaffie, Allison Van DaGriff, Alex Dillahay, Logan Daniel, Sadie Eckert, and J.P. Dickey
  • Scabs: Alex Dillahay, Morgan Caswell, and J.P. Dickey
  • Miners’ Wives and Daughters: Veronikka Kew, Hannah Bradley, Allison Van DaGriff, Monroe Coots, and Sadie Eckert
  • Ballet Class: Aria Alfaro, Monroe Coots, Ayla Van DaGriff, Madelyn Edwards, Lily Farmer, Deziree Gatas, Gabby Nance, and Kaylyn Smith

Featured dancers include:

  • Older Billy (Dream Ballet) — Levi Englad
  • Big Dress #1 (Expressing Yourself) — Tailour Atchley
  • Big Dress #2 (Expressing Yourself) — Sadie Eckert
  • Big Trousers (Expressing Yourself) — Melissa Holt-Nance

London actors include:

  • Clipboard Woman, Panelist — Kristen Stremel
  • Posh Dad, Panelist — Shaun Conroy
  • Posh Boy — Jude Stadler
  • Older Dancer — Jarrett Little

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 or online here.

JLT Presents 2024–2025 JLT Season

JLT is proud to present their 2024–2025 season!

  • Billy Elliot the Musical | August 7 to 11, 2024
  • Elf the Musical | November 20 to 24, 2024
  • Little Women | January 29 to February 2, 2025
  • The Odd Couple, Female Version | March 26 to 30, 2025
  • Absurd Person Singular | May 14 to 18, 2025

Season tickets are on sale until July 17, 2024 and are $75 for adults and $65 for senior citizens and students. Individual tickets go on sale on July 18 and are $18 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and students.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the box office during regular box office hours or online here.

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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