This season at the Port Arthur Little Theatre
Production dates: July 29, 30 and 31; Aug 5, 6 and 7, Aug. 12, 13
The cast is set and rehearsals are underway for Lamar State College Port Arthur’s summer musical, “Mary Poppins”, which takes place this July and August. The production is a combined effort hosted by the college and including the Port Arthur Little Theater.
The musical, made famous by the Disney movie featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, comes to the Dr. Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center main theater July 29, 30 and 31; Aug 5, 6 and 7; and Aug. 12 and 13. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinee curtain going up at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket reservations are available by calling 409-984-6111.
Directed by Janet Lene
Audition Dates: Aug. 1-3, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Production Dates: Sep. 30, Oct. 1-2, Oct 7-9, 2016
Believing themselves to be superior human beings, two Harvard students murder their fellow schoolmate, as part of an ingenious game. They then invite some of their dearest friends to a cocktail party, held at the scene of the crime. Will the guests discover their macabre secret? The mystery, then, isn’t “who didit”, but “will they get away with it”. Have they committed the perfect murder, or are we watching it all slowly unravel?
A Christmas Story
Directed by Debbie Pletcher
Audition Dates: Oct. 3& 5, 2016 at 7pm
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Production Dates: Nov. 18-20, Nov. 25-27, 2016
Story follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a women’s leg; and Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.
All Shook Up
Directed by Jeff Courts
Audition Dates: Dec. 12 & 14
Production Dates: Feb 24-26, March 3-5. 10-12, 2017
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumping’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock.” and “Don’t Be Cruel.
Remains to Be Seen
Directed by Richard Lene
Audition Dates: March. 6& 8, 2017 at 7pm
Production Dates: Apr. 28-30, May. 5-7, 2017
It is about the apparently natural, but puzzling and complicated death of a rich reformer and the efforts of police to unravel the increasingly strange details. The other concerns the romance between a dynamic, redheaded band singer and the manager of the apartment house residence of the dead man.” butthe chief attraction of the play lies in the persons of an irrepressible jazz drumer, and of a delightful band singer, who romp through the comedy in scene after scene of hilarious fun.