From the President: Welcome to the New Website
As we prepare to welcome in our new 2014 season, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new website. Much careful planning has gone into the new design, setup, and transition to this site. Big thanks to Kenny Wade, chairman of the BLT Technology Committee. Kenny is a hardworking, creative, and highly dependable professional who has made an outstanding contribution to our ongoing efforts to support the work of our volunteers and keep all of our technology working, especially our web presence. It could not have been done without him.
I also want to take this opportunity to send warm thanks to Dwayne Bailey for continuing his support and contributions to BLT, even while he has spent the last two-plus years living in New Jersey. Through their care and conscientious preparation, he and Wendy left our website in great shape when they moved away, and they have continued to help us from afar, answering questions, hosting the site, and providing tech support as needed. This allowed us to carefully plan and execute the steps necessary to take more responsibility for work that they had so lovingly done while they were here. People like the Baileys and Kenny Wade are exactly why working at Baytown Little Theater is so rewarding. Thanks to all of you.
BLT has a new Website!
The executive board of Baytown Little Theater is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://baytownlittletheater.org.
The old website had been graciously hosted by Dwayne & Wendy Bailey for many years. With the Baileys having moved across the country, the board decided that it was time to take back its responsibility. We would like to extend our many thanks to Dwayne & Wendy for the continuation of their help during this transition.
With the change in domain name (notice there is no ‘dot’ between baytown and littletheater as the old address had), the site underwent a face lift as well. There is a new slider on the front page that will announce the current and upcoming shows, as well as any other exciting information as it becomes available. Each slide is clickable to access more detailed information. We anticipate other changes in the site as we seek to improve the user experience.
While the old address will continue to forward here for the time being, we ask that if you have the old website bookmarked in your browser, please update it to the new address http://baytownlittletheater.org
We look forward to an exciting year!
Always…Patsy Cline Closes the BLT 2013 Season
A beloved and lovingly remembered country-western singing star comes to the Baytown Little Theater to help us celebrate the New Year and close out our 2013 season. Always…Patsy Cline, a ground-breaking musical theatre phenomenon conceived and written by Ted Swindley, will see its first BLT performance Tuesday, December 31, at 8:00 PM, with a celebratory evening ushering in 2014, including gourmet food and drink and party favors. Tickets for this event are $50 each ($40 for 2013 season ticket holders).
Six performances will follow Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, for the two weekends after the beginning of the year, January 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. Tickets for these regular performances, part of the 2013 season, are $15.00 each.
The production features BLT favorites Tammy Skinner-Calaway and Sylvia Wadzinski. Skinner-Calaway plays the role of the personable but world-weary singer Cline. Wadzinski plays her long-time friend Louise Sager, who happened to catch a 1961 appearance at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom, and a years-long friendship developed, ended only by the untimely death of Cline at age 30 in a plane crash. The musical is a memory play in which Sager recalls the highlights of the singer’s music and career, and their private relationship. Among those highlights was her appearance as the first female country singer to appear at Carnegie Hall. The musical features 27 chart-topping songs which made her the star that her fans still remember her as.
The production, directed by BLT veteran Gordon Gallatin, will feature live musical accompaniment provided by local musicians.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link, or on the show poster at right. Reservations can also be made by calling the theater at 281-424-7617. Please leave a message and the box office personnel will return your call to take care of your ticket needs. Please be patient, since the box office can be very busy this time of year.