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Tickets on Sale for “I Do, I Do!” and BLT’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

I Do, I Do! book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, directed by Jim Wadzinski, will premier New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2011.  Playing the lead roles will be a very talented couple, Amy Miller-Martin and Ryan Martin. The married team has participated in several of the BLT’s 50th Anniversary productions. Ryan was last seen on the BLT stage in, Three Murders and It’s Only Monday! They were both seen on stage in the musical Pippin, in which Ryan portrayed Prince Pippin and Amy the part of Fastrada. Their directing and acting talents were made apparent in the success of Crimes of the Heart and The Lost Tribe. Amy also stared in the BLT’s 2010 New Year’s Eve production of The Last Five Years. Other BLT productions in which our audiences enjoyed their work was Beauty and the Beast, in which Ryan played the Beast and Amy, the opera singing wardrobe, Madame De La Grand Bouche. Amy and Ryan have also taught the BLT Summer Youth Workshop for the past two summers.

The NYE Celebration begins at 8:00 pm. with preshow appetizers and champagne. Curtain time for I Do, I Do!  will be at 9:00 p.m. After the performance, the celebration will continue with a cocktail buffet catered by Louis Cressy with Cardinal Culinary. More champagne and party favors will be passed out to guests for a New Year’s toast to 2012 at midnight. Make your plans now to ring in the 2012 New Year in a family friendly environment at the Baytown Little Theater. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Celebration are priced at $50. each for regular tickets and $40. each for season ticket subscribers. The ticket price for the remaining performance dates are $15. each.

To reserve your tickets online for I Do, I Do! simply click here. Or you can call the theater to leave your request and a phone number for a return call. For season ticket subscribers, your ticket exchange requests can be made by leaving a message at 281-424-7617 or send an email to boxoffice@baytown.littletheater.org. A box office volunteer will call you back as soon as possible.

PRODUCTION DATES for I Do, I Do!
December 31, 2011 @9:00 p.m., January 6, 7, 13, 14, @8:00 p.m., January 8, 15 @2:30 p.m.

Three Murders and It’s Only Monday!

Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, written by Houston playwright, Pat Cook, directed by Joy Woods, is next up at the BLT. Production dates will be Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and Nov. 6, 13, and 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Harry Monday is a down and out private eye and talks like one. Even the police are tired of coming out to the Peaceful Pines Sanitarium because of all the murders stacking up. “They said we should just phone them in from now on,” the head doctor explains. You won’t want to miss this hilarious who-done-it!

Cast members include: John Morales (Captain Mandrake., Larramore Mandrake, Thunder O’Brien), Mackey Skinner (Danny O’Donnall, Hans), Will Myers (Harry Monday), Douglas Taylor (Dr. Morrissey), Reanna Lynn Gautreaux (Beatrice Smith),  Julia Jay (Tara Dillaise), Julie Bailey (Lily Dramkean, Rhea Tetley), Missouri Wilkinson (Mary Tobias) & Ryan Martin (Tramp & Humphrey Hopkins).

Tickets can be reserved online at baytown.littletheater.org or calling 281-424-7617. Buy your tickets today for this sure to please show.

Performances of Family Night of One Acts on Tap at BLT

Tickets are on sale now for A Family Night of One Acts at the BLT, opening Friday, September 9, and running three weekends thru September 25. Two one-act plays, “I Can’t Go Out There,” about becoming an actor from a child to a grown up, and the J. M. Barrie classic “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,” about an old woman’s desire of a son during war times, will keep audiences entertained for the month of September. Get tickets today! Go to our Tickets page to order tickets or call 281-424-7617. And see information on the cast at this post.

Auditions for Mystery Comedy Coming September 11 & 12

Casting for the next production of the Baytown Little Theater season is coming up soon. As usual, after opening weekend of the previous play, A Family Night of One Acts, auditions for the next production, Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, by Pat Cook, directed by Joy Woods, will take place Sunday & Monday, September 11 & 12, at 7:00 PM at the theater , 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd.

Three Murders is a spoof of the old-style private eye movies, in which the victims and suspects are outnumbered only by the laughs. According to Private Eye Harry Monday, who is called in to investigate three murders at Peaceful Sanitarium,  “It was the kind of night when you caught yourself holding your breath for no reason at all.”  What do an old tramp, a sea captain, and a ventriloquist have in common?  Why would lawyer Lilly Dramkean get involved  in shady deals?  Why did Larramore take a night off on the date of the murders?  And, how come no one can ever keep track of socialite Mary Tobias, “one of those dames from Who’s Who who don’t know what’s what,” Harry says.  Throw in the Indian, the Swede, and the Nurse and the confusion multiplies!  The hilarity comes fast and furious, and the ending will simply kill you!

Author Pat Cook is a resident of Houston and has been writing plays since his days growing up in Frankston, Texas. With over fifty plays to his credit, he is actively involved in “Audience Participation Murder Mysteries.” BLT produced his The Little Old Ladies in the House on the Corner in a recent season to popular acclaimed. Joy Woods directed this effort also, and we expect her to recreate the popular success of that effort. For more information, contact Joy Woods at joylwoods@verizon.net.

The cast consists of 14 roles played by five men and four women, including:

Captain Mandrake, a blustery old ship’s captain
Danny O’Donnall, an old ventriloquist
Harry Monday, a cliche of a private eye
Dr. Morrissey, a nervous 40-year-old man
Beatrice Smith, the doctor’s wise-cracking aide
Tara Dillaise, the dame, the doll
Larramore Mandrake, a flamboyant 40-year-old actor
Lilly Dramkean, a 40-year-old business woman
Mary Tobias, a flighty 35-year-old socialite
Humphrey Hopkins, a 30-year-old American Indian, although his pale skin gives him away
Hans,  a gardener with a Norwegian accent
Thunder O’Brien, a hulk of a man
Rhea Tetley, a blithery 50-year-old in curlers

Cast for Family Night of One-Acts Announced

Director Saundra Smith has announced the results of auditions completed earlier this week for the Family Night of One-Acts, which is the next production of the BLT in performances September 9 through 25 at the Baytown Little Theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd.

The cast of I Can’t Go Out There will feature many young performers:

Performer…………… Role
D’Shawn Quade………… Mrs. Crumley
Blaine Glaspie………….. Cameron
Sadie Aiken……………… Brandy
Allison Weaver………… Rebecca
Amber Hutton…………. Tracy
Sydney Simon…………. Claire
Hunter Hall…………….. Ben
Kellen Solomon……….. Kyle/Romeo
Gabriella Garcia………. Director
Jenna Wagner…………. Actor
Kaci Baker………………. Actor
Sarah Simon……………. Actor
Marci Keith…………….. Actor
Nancy Hall……………… Nadia/director
Hannah Weaver………. Kelly

The performance will be capped with the sentimental classic The Old Lady
Shows Her Medals,
featuring the following cast:

Performer…………………….. Role
Mrs. Dowey……………………………Joy Wood
Mrs. Mickleham…………………….Marilyn Browning
Mrs. Haggerty……………………….Julia Jays
Mrs. Tully…………………………….Kim Cavarretta
The Rev. Mr. Wilkinson…………Jack Henry
Private Kenneth……………………Zach Newman

Assistant directors will be Scott Guilliams for The Old Lady…”, and Katherine McKay for I Can’t Go Out There.

The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd

Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd

The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
words and music by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
directed by Jim Wadzinski

OPENS JULY 15 8:00 PM

Shows continue
July 16, 22, 23, 29.30 @ 8:00 PM
July 17, 23, 31 @2:30 PM

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Summer Youth Workshop Coming Up!

Acting, Games, Music, Combat, Play Production, All Things Drama, All Things FUN!!

Monday through Friday, July 11-15, 18-22
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Ages 12-18 (or grades 7-12)

$140 Registration fee (This is a special price for those who register before the first day of class; regular price $175.)

Registration fee includes snacks and the workshop t-shirt.

In addition there is a $10 Youth membership fee for those who are not BLT members ($20 for Family).
Classes will be held at the theater facility, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd.

Register by accessing the registration form at this link: Workshop Registration

The Lost Tribe Opens May 20!

The Lost Tribe

The theater highlights its fiftieth anniversary season with the world premier of a new play, winner of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres 2010 POPS playwriting contest. The Lost Tribe, set in Los Angeles of 1998, tells the story of an elderly couple, survivors of the Holocaust, who are faced with their past when the husband decides to take on a partner in his barbershop. This drama examines the pain of long-repressed memories and the challenge of facing the horrors of the past with honesty and grace.

Performances:

May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4 at 8:00 PM
May 22, 29 and June 5 at 2:30 PM

Tickets $15 each

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