Monthly Archives: June 2013

Busy Month Has BLT Groups Going in All Directions

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June, 2013, may go down as one of the busiest in BLT history. With the youth production of John Lennon and Me performing for two weekends (closing with three performances this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 21, 22, and 23), sandwiching a long and successful trip to Odessa for the Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ annual youth conference, and the abundantly-attended auditions for our summer musical Fiddler on the Roof, set for gala performances July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, and 4, and with the culmination of the AACTFest cycle and BLT’s performance of God of Carnage at this prestigious national conference (see the photo above of our display table at the Carmel, IN venue), not to mention the beginning of the summer youth camps being led by Carrie Martin and coordinated by manager Kathryn Saenger, there seems to be no end to important work going on at the Baytown Little Theater. And this list does not even consider ongoing committee work such as the Play-reading Committee, which hosted its first Script Snatch to better acquaint potential directors with plays that this committee has been promoting for future seasons and productions, or the Building and Capital Campaign Committees that continue their important work on the new theater. And I’m sure some other committee and production work is being unintentionally overlooked.

If this list does not convince you that the BLT needs you, and that your contributions are encouraged, indeed coveted, I don’t know what else will. Let us know how you can be involved.

Encore Performances of God of Carnage

2013 AACT Region VI winners

2013 AACT Region VI winners

Encore performances of God of Carnage, will be held at Baytown Little Theater on June 27, 28, & 29 at 8:00 p.m. A reception in honor of the cast and crew will follow the June 29 performance. All tickets are $10 and reservations can be made through the BLT website (baytown.littletheater.org) or by calling 281-424-7617. Please, leave a brief message with your name, the show you wish to see and a phone number. A box office volunteer will return your call as soon as possible.

Since the year 2000, the Baytown Little Theater has performed for AACTFest with winning shows that advanced through the ranks of Quad and State. This year the BLT entry, God of Carnage, directed by Taylor Dobbs, advanced from State to Region competition held in LaFayette, Lousiana in March where they won 1st place in Region VI. The cast and crew has advanced to the AACTFest 2013 national competition to be held June 17-23 in Carmel, Indiana.

The talented cast consists of Amy Miller-Martin and Ryan Martin as Veronica and Michael Novak, Chelsea Denard, and Kenny Haney as Annette and Alan Raleigh. In addition the brilliant backstage crew includes Stephanie Whitley, Stephen Bent, Ryan Marshall and Dawn Daily. Jamie Garza also worked on crew for the festivals leading up to nationals. This talented group of people dedicated their time and energies to succeed at the highest level possible in AACT Fest 2013.

The play, written by Yasmina Reza, is a comedy about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

Suggested for mature audiences only.

Results of Fiddler on the Roof Auditions Announced

The updated rehearsal & production schedule is available here: Fiddler Final Schedule Open PDF with Acrobat Reader.

Director Jim Wadzinski has announced the results of the grueling auditions for Fiddler on the Roof that were conducted at Lee College Performing Arts Center in preparation for the upcoming Baytown Little Theater production of the Bock-Harnick-Stein musical set for performances July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, & 4.

To download and view the cast list, please click this link: Fiddler Cast 6-10-2013 You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this pdf file.

Wadzinski thanked everyone who came out for the four auditions, and notes that it was one of the toughest decisions that he has encountered as a director. The ever-popular musical drew a number of highly talented performers of all ages, and promises to be another highlight production that will draw near-capacity audiences to enjoy its award-winning music and show-stopping dance numbers, supporting a rich historical struggle for peace and tolerance.

Tickets are on sale at the Lee College box office. Click on the link on the right end of the black strip banner at the top of this page.