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Cast of Oliver! Announced

Auditions for the 2014 summer musical of the Baytown Little Theater, produced at the Lee College Performing Arts Center for the fourth season, have been held, and we are proud to announce the fifty member cast and the twenty-plus backstage and production staff who will support the production.

Taking the classic role of one of Charles Dickens’ more memorable characters is BLT veteran actor Jim Wadzinski. He is reprising the role he introduced to the BLT stage in its 1988 production. Joining Wadzinski will be twelve-year-old Tanner Files in the role of Oliver and Hunter Hall playing the popular role of the Artful Dodger. Also heading the cast will be BLT veteran actress Maegan Carnew Megginson as Nancy. Opposite her in the role of the villainous Bill Sykes is Ryan Martin, who has been featured in many previous BLT productions. Mike Tuneberg and BLT newcomer Janet Harrelson will appear in the roles of Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney, respectively.

Helming the production is Kim Martin, BLT veteran director and current Lee College theatre instructor. He is assisted by Mary Lou Martin as assistant director, Beth Darby as stage manager, and Derek Gutierrez as Technical Director, with music direction by Mike Tuneberg and choreography by Jenny Johnson. The orchestra will be under the direction of highly respected Baytown conductor Dennis Eichler.

Intensive rehearsals will continue through the summer, and performances are August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10. Tickets may be purchased on the Lee College PAC website at www.Lee.edu/PAC.

The entire cast posting may be viewed at this link. A 5-page PDF document will be downloaded.

Oliver! Coming This Summer to BLT

Oliver! by Lionel Bart based on the Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist

Coming to Baytown Little Theater at the Lee College PAC, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

Baytown Little Theater veteran actor/director, Kim Martin, is pleased to announce auditions for the theater’s upcoming 2014 summer musical, Oliver! Audition dates are June 8 & 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lee College Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Baytown.

There will be a cast of 50 adults & children, including 16 principal roles. An ensemble of 16 boys is needed for “Fagan’s boys” (girls will also be considered for this role) and must be at least 8 years of age by the date of auditions to be eligible for casting. An adult should accompany children under the ages of 12 years old to the auditions. Please visit the BLT website for a story synopsis and character ages. http://baytownlittletheater.org/show/?show=374

Auditions will consist of prepared monologues and scene readings from the script, solo and group singing of prepared song selections, and a dance combination that will be learned at the audition. Watch this site for more details and links to audition materials that will be posted in the near future.

All persons wishing to perform on stage must audition for singer, actor and/or dancer. A rehearsal schedule will be available online soon, and hard copies will be available at the auditions. Please, be prepared to list any schedule conflicts you might have during the course of the rehearsal process when you come to audition. All conflicts will be recorded for attendance purposes at rehearsals. Everyone is expected to adhere to recorded conflicts with no last minute changes. Too many conflicts during rehearsal dates may result in a person not being cast in the play. There should be no conflict dates for principal actors two weeks before performances (July 18-Aug 1). There should be no conflict dates for any cast and crew members the week of performances (July 27-Aug 1). Of course, all cast and crew members are expected to be in attendance for all performances. If you are interested in working on a crew, please contact Kim Martin through email <hmartin@lee.edu>.

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through of the script, Sun., June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the PAC. The show will be performed Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m. and Aug. 3, 10 at 2:30 p.m.

For tickets go to: https://www.leecollegeonline.com/secure/pac/

Audition Details

For more information plus an audition form,  click on the following link:

Audition Information and Form

Oliver! Rehearsal Calendar

This link loads the document that is the scenes that will be used for read-from-the-script auditions. You are urged to review and practice.
Oliver! Audition Sides

Oliver! Audition Songs This download is the PDF of the vocal music

Below are links to MP3 files of the audition songs:
As Long As He Needs Me clip; Nancy

Consider Yourself clip; Dodger

Consider Yourself clip; All Cast and Chorus

Where is Love clip; Oliver

Food, Glorious Food clip; Boys’ Chorus

 

 

Always…Patsy Cline Closes the BLT 2013 Season

AlwaysPatsyCline-ArtworkA 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.

BLT’s next production, Rumors, set to open November 8th!

Tickets are now available!

The comedy will open November 8 and will run for three consecutive weekends. November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm and Sunday performances are at 2:30 pm. Tickets can be reserved by calling 281-424-7617 (please leave a voice message) or by visiting this link to purchase tickets conveniently online.

Rumors, one of Neil Simon’s most popular and enduring comedies, is a farce in which several affluent couples gather for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the host, Charley, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself. Given everyone’s social status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media. As the confusion and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity.

Dream Date: A New Comedy to Premier at Baytown Little Theater

Get your tickets now for this limited engagement! 3 performances only!

Production dates for this special show are Oct. 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m. and Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at baytown.littletheater.org or by calling box office (281-424-7617). Tickets are $15, and no discounts or season tickets are available for this Special production.

What happens when a man and woman, on what appears to be a blind date, realize they are really characters in someone’s dreams? Dan Borengasser’s original script, Dream Date, directed by Kim Martin, explores the unusual, surreal and often humorous situation of a man and a woman caught in another person’s dream. Ryan Martin, portraying the Man, was last seen as Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof and also performed with the national award-winning ensemble of God of Carnage. Maegan Carnew-Megginson, playing the Woman, is returning to the BLT stage and was last seen as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire. Maegan also serves on the BLT executive board.

Rounding out the ensemble are Rick Olsen, most recently seen in Galveston Wind, and Tommy Worley, last seen in Fiddler on the Roof. The four characters weave a tale of “what if” in a play about finding that perfect dream date while commenting on relationships and finding happiness with that special person.

You won’t want to miss this funny dream fantasy!

Cast of Next Play for 2013 Season Announced

The cast of Rumors, the comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Mackey Skinner, has been announced and is listed on this production page. Check it out and put this show on your calendar for the first three weekends of November.

Tickets for Galveston Wind Are On Sale Now

It is time to get your tickets to the BLT’s next play of the 2013 season, the original drama by John Meiners, Galveston Wind, based on the historic events surrounding the 1900 hurricane. The play opens with three performances each weekend, September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29. Tickets can be reserved by calling 281-424-7617 (please leave a voice message) or click on this link to purchase tickets conveniently online.

You can learn details about this exciting premier production, directed by John Morales, by clicking on the Show Details link here or in the banner above. You can also read more about our production of this play by reading Galveston Wind at BLT.

Auditions for Simon Comedy Rumors Coming Soon

The Baytown Little Theater will hold open auditions for the comedy Rumors, by Neil Simon, directed by Mackey Skinner, at the theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd., September 15 & 16, at 7:00 PM. Details of the roles are at this link: Auditions info

Rumors, one of Neil Simon’s most popular and enduring comedies, is a farce in which several affluent couples gather for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – Charley, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s social status (lawyer, CPA, psychiatrist and a politician), they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media.  However, the police do arrive demanding to see the host and Lenny (pretending to be Charley) comes downstairs to “explain everything.” Lenny invents a ludicrous, rambling explanation for everything. The police, partly out of exasperation, buy the story and leave the house. The guests, elated at their success, begin to troop upstairs to confront Charley and find out the real story once and for all, when an incredible development occurs!

Auditions will be readings from the script and will be held at 7PM on September 15 and 16 at the Baytown Little Theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd., Baytown, TX   77521. For more information about this production, read Rumors.

Special Production at BLT Seeks African American Male for Cast

The Baytown Little Theater production of the new play, Dream Date, by Dan Borengasser, winner of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ POPS! New Play contest, is seeking a middle-age or older African American male for a supporting role in the upcoming premier production of this comedy. As one of the winning plays from the 2012 contest, this is the debut performance of this witty and highly imaginative play.

Anyone interested in this role is asked to submit inquiries to director Kim Martin at hkmart3@me.com, or call 713-858-6243. Submission of a photo and resume will be appreciated. Performance dates are October 4-6, 2013 at the Baytown Little Theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd. in Baytown. Rehearsal times are flexible at this time. Other roles have been cast and will be announced soon.

Fiddler Opens For Six Shows

It won’t be long now. The show that has been in the planning and practicing for well over a year, Fiddler on the Roof opens in this coming Friday, July 26, and continues for six performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM, July 26, 27, August 2, & 3, and Sundays at 2:30 PM, July 28 & August 4.

This musical, with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock, makes its third appearance as a production of the Baytown Little Theater, this time under the direction of Jim Wadzinski and performing in the opulent Lee College Performing Arts Center. Familiar songs such as Sunrise, Sunset, Tradition, and Matchmaker, and moments such as the spine-tingling L’Chaim and the exciting Bottle Dance, will have you standing in acclaim at the conclusion of the show.

Tickets are only $20.00. You can reserve yours by calling the Lee College PAC Box Office at 281-425-6255, or by visiting this link: http://www.lee.edu/pac/calendar-of-events/. You can also click on the photo in the right column of this page.

Don’t miss this summer highlight community event.