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Happy Closing Weekend to SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN! That’s 16 shows down, 9 more to go before we’re done with the 2014/2015 Season!

What a glorious feelin’! It’s been an amazing run for the cast and crew of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and we are going to be so sorry to see it go. Just five more performances and this singing and dancing spectacular will be gone forever – but certainly not forgotten! All seats are currently SOLD-OUT, but if you haven’t yet seen this lovely show, we encourage you to give our waiting list a shot. Arrive one hour early, give your name to box office staff and we’ll do our best to seat you at show time! Our remaining shows are Thursday (tonight) at 7 pm, Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

Get ready to ROCK ‘N ROLL for three shows only on Friday, March 20th at 7 pm (followed by a talk-back with the director and cast) and Saturday, March 21st at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are only $10 for a fully-rehearsed staged reading of this electrifying show by Tom Stoppard. Director Leticia Velez has assembled an awesome cast for this decades-spanning tale of love, revolution and music. Looking forward to getting my monthly “Ubu-Fix” next weekend and if you’ve never dipped your theatrical toes into our staged reading series, this one’s a great place to start. Get your tickets HERE and I’ll see you at the show.

Speaking of staged readings….our Academy of Creative Theatre students will be taking the stage the weekend after Rock ‘n Roll in an adaptation of CYRANO designed for young student actors. Jed Authier will portray the legendary large-nosed poet Cyrano de Bergerac, Penny Della Pelle will play Roxanne and Trevyn Wong will take on the role of lovestruck Christian (along with many other characters!) The staged reading is directed by Kerry DiMaggio, assisted by student director Elizabeth Tharp. We invite everyone to come and enjoy this timeless story performed as in intimate and engaging staged reading by the talented young members of our ACT educational program. The annual ACT Staged Reading is produced as a benefit for the ACT Scholarship Fund, which exists so that any student with a desire to learn, may participate in ACT’s classes and programs.Click HERE for more information and to purchase your tickets today.

The fourth season show in our 2014/15 Season — TIME STANDS STILL — will take the stage on April 10th.  Award-winning director Teresa Thuman has assembled an amazing ensemble cast for this intimate and engaging contemporary drama by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies.  Margulies is well known for his tightly constructed contemporary dramas, laced with humor and featuring realistic relationships and situations. Many of you may remember our production of Margulies’ DINNER WITH FRIENDS, directed by Lisa Woske, which enjoyed a very successful run here at the Little Theatre in 2012.

Margulies says: “There’s a lot of humour in Time Stands Still that leavens its intensity. Audiences laugh in recognition of truths large and small.”  You can read more about TIME STANDS STILL, the original Broadway production and Margulies’ process in writing the play, in an article from The Economist HERE.  And you can get your tickets for our production of this thought-provoking drama right HERE.

Last, but most certainly not least, mark your calendars for the fourth show in our new After Hours @slotheatre late night comedy series!  Actress Suzy Newman will be taking on the amazing one-woman show THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE. Written by Jane Wagner, and famously performed on Broadway by Lily Tomlin, this is the show that proves “there is life, there is hope and there is certainly comedy.”  Opening on Saturday, April 11th and running for eight shows only, we recommend making your reservations early to ensure your seats. SEARCH FOR SIGNS will take place at 9:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7 pm on Sundays, following performances of Time Stands Still. Get your tickets HERE!

Phew!  Never a dull moment in the land of live theatre. There’s another new show around each and every corner. Happy closing weekend to the cast and crew of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!  And to the rest of you:  come on out to a show at the Little Theatre soon. It’s live, it’s local and you’ll LOVE it!