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ROME LITTLE THEATRE 2023-2024

Mainstage

Disney's Newsies, Jr.

August 18-27, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Directed by Hannah Comacho and Mandy Maloney

Auditions: Saturday, June 24 from 10a-1p

                   Sunday, June 25 from 2-5p

Callbacks: Monday, June 26 at 6pm

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Based on the Disney film by written by 

Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

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Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations.  Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

Clue

October 6-15, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Directed By Chris Parker

Auditions: Monday and Wednesday, July 24 & 26 at 6pm

Callbacks: Thursday, July 27 at 6pm

Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn

Written by Sandy Rustin

additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price

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Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth–the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! 

Elf, the Musical

December 1-10, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Directed by Alison Karch

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, August 21 & 22 at 6pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

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Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Something Rotten!

March 15-24, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Directed by Amanda Swendsen

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, December 4 & 5,  6pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 6, 6pm

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

Music and lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Steel Magnolias

May 3-12, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Directed by Jessica Stewart

In 2024!

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, January 29 &30, 6pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 31, 6pm

By Robert Harling

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The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias examines the underlying strength and love shared by these small town women even in the face of tragedy, making them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

EXTRA OFFERINGS

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

with Shadow Cast

October 27 & 28, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm

Back by popular demand!

RLT presents a special screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with a live shadow cast featuring actors from RLT's 2015 production of "The Rocky Horror Show." RHPS costumes are encouraged. No outside props, food, or drink permitted.

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