PARKING AND TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR SOUTH PACIFIC

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME!

Please read if you are attending South Pacific at Lee College PAC.  Please allow extra time for arrival.

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HEAD: Nursing Expansion Impacts Parking and Traffic at Lee College

Due to Lee College’s expansion of the McNulty-Haddick Nursing Center, parking in front of the nursing center and adjacent to the east side of the college’s Performing Arts Center, will be inaccessible until expansion of the nursing center is complete, sometime in late 2017.

To accommodate PAC event patrons, Lee College is offering shuttle service from parking lots 11 and 13. Parking lot 11 is accessed either from Gulf, Felton or Whiting streets, parking lot 13 by Texas or Whiting. PAC parking on the west side of the building is still available.

Shuttles will run approximately every ten minutes from both lots 11 and 13 and the circular drive in front of the PAC main entrance will remain open for drop off and pick up. Both lots, however, are still within comfortable walking distance of the PAC main entrance.

Lee College security officers will be on hand to assist with directions, traffic and general assistance. Shuttle service is only available for PAC performances. A campus map is available for viewing online from the college’s homepage, www.lee.edu or by typing in this address: http://www.lee.edu/maps . Directional signage will also be deployed to assist patrons with parking and traffic flow.

For more information, please contact the PAC box office at (281) 425-6255. Box office hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The box office is closed Saturdays and Sundays but open one hour prior to a scheduled event.

Lee College apologizes in advance for any inconvenience and would like to thank the public for its understanding while the college works to improve and enhance the learning environment of its nursing students.

 

SOUTH PACIFIC OPENS JULY 22ND, 2016 – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

South Pacific opens two weeks from today! Be sure and get your tickets asap so you don’t miss this wonderful production! Bali hai, y’all!

Buy your tickets today: https://goo.gl/DT3lIq

“South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein  has  been  a  staple of  American  musical  theater  for  67 years, and yet it still resounds today.  “In  my  opinion,  the  mark  of  a  great  piece  of  theater  is  three-fold” says director of the upcoming  Baytown  Little  Theater  production  of  “South  Pacific”  Jim Wadzinski.    “First,  does  it  stand the test of time? Does it speak to audiences years or even decades after  it  was  written?  Secondly,  does it entertain? Finally, does it make you think about the human condition?  ‘South Pacific’ does all three.”  Many  theater  critics  over  the years have opined that South Pacific”  is  dated.  However,  recent history  indicates  otherwise.  The 2008  Broadway  revival  ran  for almost  1,000  performances  and  won  seven  Tony  awards,  and  the  2010  Carnegie  Hall  concert  performance  featuring  Reba  McEntire,  Robert  Stokes  Mitchell,  and  Alec  Baldwin  was  a  smashing  success.  “I think the reason for the continuing  success  of  the  show  revolves  around  Rogers  and  Hammerstein’s genius in telling a very pointed  story  that  is  couched  in  wonderful   entertainment”   says   Wadzinski.    “On    the    surface, “South  Pacific”  is  a  nice  love story with lots of fun songs.  But make no mistake, the show is really  about  racism,  and  when  you  consider the time period in which it was written, they were taking a huge risk”.  “I  chose  “South  Pacific”  partially   because,  unfortunately,   it   remains so pertinent to the national  dialogue  regarding  race  right  now. I also love the history behind the show.”  “South  Pacific”  will  be  presented  at  the  Lee  College  Performing  Arts  Center  on  July  22,  23, 24, 29, 30, and 31.  Graciously  underwritten  by  Community  Toyota*Honda*Kia,   Houston Methodist   San   Jacinto   Hospital,  Hotchkiss  Disposal,  Capital  Bank, Texas Capital Management, Baytown   Symphony   Orchestra,   the  City  of  Baytown,  Lee  College,  and  Toyota  Financial  Services, tickets for “South Pacific” are  now  on  sale  and  can  be  purchased online at www.lee.edu and clicking  on  the  Performing  Arts  Center  tab  or  by  calling  the  Lee  box office at 281-425-6255.

Turning Point Ensemble will perform “Power Play”at the Baytown Little Theater, June 17th and 18th at 8 pm

BLT’s Turning Point Ensemble will perform “Power Play“at the Baytown Little Theater, June 17th and 18th at 8 pm.

Tickets are available at the door and $10 for adults, and $5 for students.

Power Play” is the play that the youth are performing for the Texas Non-Profit Theater (TNT) competition on June 10th.

We invite you to come support our youth group!

Welcome New Board Members 2016!

What a great turnout for the Annual Membership Meeting! Thank you to all who braved the bad weather and came to the meeting!  There are lots of exciting things to come!

We welcome the new board members D’Shawn Quade, Josh Jernigan, and Jennifer Wright.

We will miss you outgoing board members Patti Meiners, Michelle Cressy, and Koni Starcke.

Congratulations to the new Executive Board:

Jan Herring-Seeley, President
Joanna Gold-Baker, Vice President
Janet Harrelson, Secretary
Tammy Calaway, Treasurer
Julia Jay, Librarian

Continuing board members:

Beth Darby
Mark Fleming
Carrie McRay
Kevin Troller
Tommy Worley

What a great show of support and delicious food for the potluck!  Stay tuned for more great things to come!

Annual meeting and potluck Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Annual meeting and potluck Saturday
Baytown Little Theater’s annual general membership meeting will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at the theater, 2 E. Texas Avenue
A potluck lunch will follow the meeting – bring something to share
Six board members will be elected to two-year terms. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The nominating committee has nominated three current board members to remain and three new ones. (See biographies)
Renew your membership A new membership year started Jan. 1, so you will need to renew your membership to vote in the meeting if you haven’t already done so. You can take care of it at the meeting, or online.
Season tickets for the rest of the season will be on sale at the meeting.
We are In!!!
                                                   
The new Baytown Little Theater at 2 E. Texas Avenue got off to a great start with a hugely successful run of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” directed by Gordon Gallatin.
Box office guru (and BLT’s newest Lifetime Member!) Dawn Daily reports that four of the six performances sold out and more than 500 people saw the show.
… but not quite finished
There’s still a lot to be done. Risers are expected this summer, after “The Cemetery Club,” while the theater is empty during “South Pacific” production at the Lee College Performing Arts Center.
If you can put in some time helping out as landscaping and inside work progress, check out our volunteer opportunities.
There are also a lot of things needed to make our new house a home – many of these are included on a wish list.
And, of course, contributions are always welcome, either online or by mail.
Next up: ‘The Cemetery Club’
Things get stirred up at the monthly gathering of four Jewish woman who meet to visit their husbands’ graves with the appearance of a would-be suitor for one of the women.
Joy Woods directs the play by Ivan Menchell, which opens May 20.
Cast members are Patti Meiners, Jane Rhodes, Julia Jay, Tammy Calaway and John Meiners.
Crew includes D’Shawn Quade, Tammy Calaway, Gary Smith, Kathryn Daniels, Joanna Gold-Baker, Taylor Pruett, Jan Herring-Seeley, Patti Meiners, Tammy Woods and Mackie Skinner.

BLT ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 30TH

The Annual Membership Meeting of Baytown Little Theater will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30th at the new Baytown Little Theater, 2 E. Texas Ave. at the corner of N. Main St.
There will be a potluck luncheon after the meeting so be sure and bring your favorite dish to share!
Please ‘save the date’ so we can have the biggest attendance ever!
Six people will be elected at the annual membership meeting to two-year terms on the board of directors.
Nominations are accepted from the floor at the meeting.  Three current board members are ending terms and eligible for re-election (and willing to be re-elected), and three people were nominated by the nominating committee.  These are:
Eligible for re-election:  Beth Darby, Mark Fleming and Joanna Gold-Baker.
Nominating committee nominees:  Josh Jernigan, D’Shawn Quade and Jennifer Wright.
Biographies were mailed out.
The new membership year started on Jan. 1, so please remember to renew your membership. You can do so online or at the meeting.

TNT Auditions to be held for Jr. High and High School April 16th and 17th

UPDATE 3/28/16:  Note the new dates and times

Attention all Jr. High and High School Students!  Baytown Little Theater will be holding auditions for the TNT Youth Conference performance, which will be held at Lee College Performing Arts Center this year!

The location has not been determined yet, but the audition dates are:

  • April 16th, Saturday at 2:00 pm
  • April 17th, Sunday at 7:00 pm

The play is a drama titled Power Play and addresses bullying.  Only Jr. High and High School-age students will be allowed to audition due to the issue being addressed.  The play has 7 characters.  Hunter Hall is the Assistant Director, but will be doing most of the directing.

For more information, contact Beth Darby at beth@baytownlittletheater.org

Click the link for more information about the TNT Youth Conference

New Dates for The Odd Couple and The Cemetery Club 2016

BLT is forging ahead with the construction of the new theater, but some unforeseen setbacks have pushed back the dates for the first and second shows. The remaining season dates remain the same. Check the website or our Facebook page to confirm the new dates.

  • The new dates for The Odd Couple are April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.
  • The new dates for The Cemetery Club are May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.

Season ticket holders simply come on the day you chose when you bought your tickets, but on the new date.

Example: if you chose the second Saturday to attend, you will come to The Odd Couple on April 23rd.

If you have any questions, contact boxoffice@baytownlittletheater.org or call 281-424-7617.

 

South Pacific Coming This Summer to BLT

South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein II based on the book by Joshua Logan

Coming to Baytown Little Theater at the Lee College PAC, July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31.

Baytown Little Theater veteran actor/director, Jim Wadzinski, is pleased to announce auditions for the theater’s upcoming 2016 summer musical, South Pacific. Audition dates are June 5 at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m., and June 6 & 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lee College Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Baytown.

There will be a cast of 42 adults & children. Children 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.

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. All persons wishing to perform on stage must audition for singer, actor and/or dancer. A rehearsal schedule 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 8 – July 31). There should be no conflict dates for any cast and crew members the week of performances (July 19 – July 31). Of course, all cast and crew members are expected to be in attendance for all performances.

To read more about the cast list, ages, and information, click the link below:

South-Pacific Cast List and Information

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through of the script, time/date to be announced. The show will be performed July 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8:00 p.m. and July 24, 31 at 2:30 p.m.

 

The gift that lasts a whole year…a BLT Season Ticket Package!

The 2016 Season Ticket package includes 6 shows: The Odd Couple, The Cemetery Club, South Pacific, Vanya & Sony & Masha & Spike, The Diary of Anne Frank, and White Christmas.

Season Ticket Information – 2016 Season Ticket …. $80.00

A Season Ticket Package gives you a ticket to all shows of the season at a reduced cost.

Season Ticket Benefits:

~ Six shows @ $15 off the single ticket price
~ Choice seats; premium seats for the summer musical at the Lee College PAC
~ Unlimited ticket exchanges: Only subscribers can exchange their tickets.

Season Ticket Packages are sold only through the first show of the season; purchasers can choose Friday evening, Saturday evening or Sunday matinee performances.

Go to http://baytownlittletheater.org/ and click on ‘Buy Tickets’ to purchase your year-long entertainment packages for you and your loved ones!