Monthly Archives: April 2012

BLT Offers Scholarships in Honor of Mary Lou Burkett

Applications are being solicited for the Mary Lou Burkett Theater Scholarship program, inspired by the generosity and legacy of Baytown’s own playwright Mary Lou Burkett and administered by the Baytown Little Theater. The Mary Lou Burkett Theater Scholarship includes two $500 scholarships given each year for $250 a semester to two students.

Please download and review the mlbscholarship_application with this link. The following qualifications guide the selection of recipients as follows:

  1. The student can be a graduating high school senior or currently in college.
  2. The student’s GPA should be 2.5 or higher.
  3. The student must have participated in at least one production at BLT.
  4. The student must be a current member of BLT
  5. Preference may be given to a student that has participated in at least one theater production  in the past year.
  6. Preference may be given to a student who intends to major or minor in a Theater Arts program in an accredited  junior college, college, or university.
  7. The student must submit a completed scholarship form to the Scholarship Committee by May 1. See link above. Applications should be mailed to:  Baytown Little Theater, ATTN: Scholarships, PO Box 2022, Baytown, TX 77522.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Bows at BLT

Under the direction of Ryan Martin, the Bard of Avon will return to the Baytown Little Theater in an imaginative production of Twelfth Night. Replacing the setting in a semi-seedy New Orleans of the 1920’s, the story of Viola, lost after a storm and cast upon her wits to survive and make her way through love and loss, takes her to Duke Orsino’s household, where she is tasked to represent Orsino’s love to the melancholy Olivia. Viola, disguised as the young man Cesario, introduces herself at Olivia’s household, peopled by the likes of the drunken Toby Belch, the dim-witted Andrew Aguecheek, the fool Feste, Maria, Malvolio, and others. It is a romantic comedy that invites revelry and unbridled celebration.

The production opens Friday, April 13, at 8:00 PM, and continues with performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM through April 29. Get tickets online, or call the box office at 281-424-7617. Tickets are $15.00.

Auditions for the First Summer Production April 15 & 16

The first production of the summer at BLT, The Dixie Swim Club, directed by Emily Daily, will be held Sunday & Monday, April 15 & 16, at 7:00 PM at the theater. Auditions are “read-from-the-script,” and are open to all volunteers. There are roles for 5 women of various ages.