Monthly Archives: August 2012

To Kill A Mockingbird to Open in September

Co-directors Taylor Dobbs and Amy Miller-Martin have announced the casting for the production To Kill A Mockingbird.  The drama, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the beloved American novel by Harper Lee, tells the story of a young Scout and her brother Jem as they observe their widowed father’s courageous defense of the young negro unfairly accused of a grave crime.

Cast as Jean Louis Finch, the adult Scout and narrator, making her BLT debut, is Carolyn Dockery; the role of young Scout will be Jayce Welch and Scout’s brother Jem, will be portrayed by Kellen SolomonLast seen as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, actor, Ryan Martin, will portray the children’s father and attorney, Atticus Finch. Additional cast members include a couple of Dixie Swim Club actresses, Tammy Calaway and Patti Meiners as neighborsMissouri Wilkinson also portrays a neighbor along with BLT newcomer Bryant Crawford as Nathan (Boo) Radley.  Other cast members, including past and new BLT performers are Chelsea Denard, Claude Cook, David Helms, John MeinersKenny Wade, Mary Citizen, Michael DavisRandy Robinson, Robert Richard, and Tanner Files.

Also assisting Miller-Martin and Dobbs on this production will be Stephen Bent, Bella Hockaday, Dennis Garza and Samuel Estrada.

Production dates are set for September 28, 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2012.

Tickets are $15. and may be purchased online at baytown.littletheater.org

Groups of 10 or more may call 281-424-7617 for assistance to book reservations with a group discount. (All members of party should plan to arrive together and book as one group.) Season ticket holders wishing to exchange ticket dates should call BLT box office at least 24 hours before the originally assigned play date.

Exciting Audition Turnout Anticipates Milestone Production

The call for auditions for BLT’s fall debut of To Kill a Mockingbird resulted in an unexpectedly high turnout that presages an excitingly special production. Co-directors Taylor Dobbs and Amy Miller-Martin have announced the results of auditions for the upcoming production.

The drama, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the beloved American novel by Harper Lee, tells the story of young Scout and her brother Jem as they observe their widowed father’s courageous defense of the young negro unfairly accused of a grave crime.

 For more information on the results of the auditions click this link and choose To Kill a Mockingbird. For a preliminary MOCKINGBIRD rehearsal calendar, click link.

BLT Announces Adult Workshop Offering

DIALOG WORKSHOP

BAYTOWN LITTLE THEATER

Here’s your chance to improve your acting skills in this roundtable discussion workshop on dialog

We’ll have fun

  • discussing problems in dialog delivery
  • cold reading scenes and analyzing what could have been said better
  • exchanging techniques for memorizing lines
  • reviewing favorite or troublesome scripts
  • exploring topics of interest from the floor
  • Have you ever had the actor’s dream? Have you ever gone blank on stage? Has the actor facing you ever gone blank?
  • How do you stress a line correctly? How do you whisper? (give an aside)? “quote a word or phrase”? mispronunciate a word intentionably?
  • possibly a guest speaker
>>Share your experiences with your interested friends, and learn from their experiences, pleasant or other>> Yes, there’s more to delivery than just saying the lines accurately and on cue!

Where?  Baytown Little Theater  4328 Hugh Echols Boulevard

When?  7:30 to 9:00 pm

three Tuesdays:             21 August    28 August    4 Sept  2012

How much?    Free to members of the Baytown Little Theater.Membership in the theater is available as student or family, and is required if one wants to work in a show at the theater.
Please register at http://tiny.cc/6w5rhw. Workshop facilitator is Tom Grail. Please contact him at (281) 424-4049 for more information.

 

Join Us for the Dialog Workshop

Musical Opens to Highlight Summer Entertainment

BLT opens the uber-pop musical Urinetown, the Musical, Friday, August 3, with performances continuing August 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. Friday & Saturday performances have an 8:00 PM curtain, and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM.

Director John Morales leads his able cast onto the stage with rousing anthems, moving ballads, and hilarious send ups of standard showtune genres. The audience will be transported to a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable.  At the mercy of dominating corporation Urine Good Company, destitute citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic needs.  Out of the mass, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime.  The ending has an ironic surprise conclusion.

Click this link to purchase your tickets online at the “Show Details” page, where you can scroll down to choose the performance you wish to be a part of. All tickets are $15.00. The “Show Details” page also has information on the production dates, times, cast, and crew.

Season ticket holders are reminded to take advantage of their reserved seats. Please call the theater if you have a question about your reservations. And this would be a good show to bring friends to see. You will have a lot of funny things to discuss from this witty, rousing musical comedy.