Patty Thayer Comedy, Education, Shows & Events, Uncategorized

Last chance to catch two fabulous (but very different!) shows this weekend!

Let’s run the numbers, shall we? Little Women was written in 1868 and has been read and enjoyed by millions of people over almost 150 years. There have been 6 different film versions, 2 different television series, 1 Broadway musical and dozens of stage versions. Little Women of Orchard House by David Longest creatively combines the story of the 4 real-life Alcott sisters with the fictional story of the 4 March sisters from Little Women. Our Academy of Creative Theatre production features 20 brilliant young actors, more than 40 beautiful 19th century costumes, 2 amazing student technicians running lights and sound in the tech booth, 1 lovely set by David Linfield with lights and sound to match, AND there are just 3 more chances for you to experience the magic of this delightful show!


If you think these photos from Jamie Foster Photography look fabulous, you should see this show live on stage. The young and talented student actors and technicians featured in Little Women of Orchard House will not disappoint. This is a beautiful show for all ages to enjoy together.

Little Women of Orchard House runs for just 3 more shows this weekend only: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are just $13 for children and $20 for adults. Don’t miss your chance to experience this warm tale of love, family, and individuality, performed by the young actors of the Academy of Creative Theatre. Get your tickets today!


And now for something completely different…  And no, I don’t mean Monty Python (but I do love that clip!)

After Hours @slotheatre is in its second season of late night comedies at the Little Theatre and audiences are absolutely loving these hilarious shows. Our latest is My First Time, a collection of true-life stories of “first-times” compiled and written by Tony Award winning producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom.) The stories are all drawn from a website that asked people to anonymously share their stories of first-time sexual experiences. The results were both heartbreaking and hilarious. These personal remembrances are silly, sweet, absurd, funny, heterosexual, homosexual, shy, sexy and everything in between. 4 actors. 40,000 stories. One of them may be yours.


Our fabulous production is directed by Jill Turnbow and features Suzy Newman, Gregory Gorrindo, Lauren Moore and Bo Branum. As Jill says in her Director’s Notes for the show:  “At some point in our lives, we will have or have had a “first time.”  It’s what makes us human.  And knowing it’s something we ALL share, should bring us comfort, not judgement.”

You have just two more chances to see this show: this Friday and Saturday at 9:30 pm. Yes, we know that’s a little late, but that’s the idea! “After Hours,” get it?!  You can do it. You really can stay up to see this show! Here’s how I make sure I’m ready for late night comedy:

  1. Enjoy dinner downtown at one of our fabulous restaurants.
  2. Get to the theatre by 9 pm to enjoy a glass of wine at the bar and REALLY participate in the show by filling out a tiny, little survey about YOUR first time. Don’t worry, it’s anonymous (but yours might actually be shared onstage!)
  3. Take your seat and laugh yourself silly during 60 minutes of great comedy.
  4. Tell all your friends about After Hours!

Get your tickets HERE to avoid the last minute rush and I’ll see you there. It won’t be my first-time, but it’ll still be a great time. 🙂

P.S. Remember, My First Time is intended for mature audiences. 18 and over only , please.


Bon Voyage Lauren Moore!

This weekend will be Lauren Moore’s last as our House Manager. We will miss her lovely, smiling face, but we wish her all the best for the future. We’re thrilled that her final weekend on staff will be spent performing in My First Time! (Yet another reason to come see this show!) Be sure to join us in wishing Lauren bon voyage when you see her onstage or in the lobby or ushering you to your seat for Little Women of Orchard House this weekend.

Next week, I’ll introduce you to our new Volunteer Director and House Manager! Who is it? Stay tuned…