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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1. You are investing in the OLDEST theatre west of the Mississippi. That's important cultural heritage for Tacoma.

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3. Quality local theatre is even better when it costs less and you don't have to drive out of town to experience it.

4. Theatre builds community.


  1. Break a leg on your next season! Sounds like a good one.

  2. Noises Off is my favorite show! My kids and I memorized the movie and then last year I got the chance to play Dotty at the Aloha Performing Arts Company! So many sardines, so much fun! Good luck with all the shows.