Friday, April 10, 2009

ON GOLDEN POND Preview Photos

Thanks to Dean Lapin for his wonderful production photographs.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


See some of the opening night excitement for

Don't miss this outstanding show!

Meet the Cast of ON GOLDEN POND

TLT's good friend, Elliot Weiner has been producing some real fun video's for the theatre. Thank you Elliot!! Here is the latest video, introducing the cast of ON GOLDEN POND. As some of you may know, Clark Maffitt, who plays Norman Thayer, came all the way from Martha's Vineyard, MA just to do the show. Why? Because he loves TLT, loves Tacoma, and loves the play!

We are so thrilled that Clark, Syra Beth Puett, Steve Tarry, Christie Flynn, Erik Hill and Joseph Allegro have invested their considerable talents in this show.

This show was a sort of "homecoming" for many of the most talented theatre artists in the area. We had an amazing and talented crew that put this show together. Come and see it!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

TLT's 2009-2010 Season

I'm pleased to announce Tacoma Little Theatre's 2009-2010 Season.

I believe that theatre is at it's best when it is in sync with the community and with the times we live in. So I say, "it's time for some COMEDY!"

I invite you to SHARE THE LAUGHTER by subscribing to Tacoma Little Theatre. Invest in TLT. Invest in Tacoma.

The Star-Spangled Girl, by Neil Simon
August 28 - September 27
It’s 1968 San Francisco. Andy and Norman run a radical magazine dedicated to fighting “the system.” Enter Sophie, an all-American, Olympic swimmer, who moves into the apartment next door. It’s love at first sight for Norman and his mad-cap obsession turns everything upside down in this classic Neil Simon comedy. For ages 13 and older.

Lend Me a Tenor, by Ken Ludwig
October 16 - November 8

It’s 1934 Cleveland. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is expecting Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. Through a hilarious series of comic mishaps, two Otellos end up running around in costume with two women chasing them in lingerie. For ages 13 and older.

A Christmas Story, by Jean Shepherd (adapted by Philip Grecian) November 27 - December 24
It’s 1940, in the town of Hohman, Indiana. 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants one thing for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder BB rifle with a compass in the stock. Everyone tells him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” Between the bully at school and the Old Man’s leg lamp -- Ralphie is having a tough Christmas this year. For all ages - note the famous “Fuuuuudge” joke.

A Tuna Christmas, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, & Ed Howard December 11 - December 20
This yuletide sequel to last year’s hit Greater Tuna with TLT Artistic Director Scott Campbell and Lakewood Playhouse Artistic Director Marcus Walker. Two Theatres, two artistic directors - twenty characters. Now that’s Christmas . . . in Tuna, Texas!
Satirical Humor for ages 13 and older.

a co-production of Tacoma Little Theatre and Lakewood Playhouse

Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro January 15 - February 7
Nick, a single Italian-American guy, dines every Sunday evening with both sets of hilarious grandparents. One day he breaks the news that his long awaited dream job has just arrived – across the country in Seattle. Things get as twisted as spaghetti as his grandparents plot to keep Nick in New Jersey. For ages 13 and older.

Noises Off, by Michael Frayn March 26 - April 25
A British theatre company is running through a final dress rehearsal of the farce Nothing On. After this disasterous rehearsal, the set turns 180 degrees and we see Nothing On from a back stage perspective. The final act puts the audience in its proper place – only to witness the hilarious conclusion to Noises Off. For ages 13 and older.

Major Barbara, by Bernard Shaw
May 21 - June 13
Set in London, 1906, Shaw gives us Barbara, a major in the Salvation Army, and her Machiavellian father, millionaire arms manufacturer, Andrew Undershaft. While visiting her shelter for the poor, he reveals that the shelter’s benefactor made his money by distilling whiskey. Later, visiting Undershaft’s arms factory, Barbara is further shaken to discover that her father is a model employer -- and who will inherit the family business?
A witty comedy from the inspired pen of Bernard Shaw. For ages 13 and older.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

100th Monkey at TLT

On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th TLT will be the venue for a 100th Monkey Party presented by Mark Robyn. This free gathering of community will start at 7:30 and last two hours.

Visit their website

Come to this event and bring friends. What a fantastic way to enrich our community. See the website for details.

Lynn Geyer is masterful as Golda Meir

I've known actress Lynn Geyer for several years, and she has always amazed me with her talents, her passions, and good humor. Her portrayal of Golda Meir is nothing short of incredible - and to top it off, Lynn bears a very strong resemblance to Meir.

My thanks go out to Lynn.

Lynn, director Mike Wilkinson, and words of playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker) have all come together to form an amazing piece of theatre that will long be remembered.

Thanks to Mike Wilkinson, too. He's a talented and trusting director. I have known Mike for almost 20 years, - it was a real pleasure.

Golda's Balcony had a wonderful team supporting it. I am very thankful to Stage Manager Amber Johnson and Assistant Stage Manger Cynthia Lawlis for their great support of TLT and for being FANTASTIC!