The Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Final

Based on the story by Margery Williams
Adapted by Anita Larsen

About the show:

This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart.  Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life.  Actors represent the ’spirit’ of each toy-chattering, bickering and sharing their feelings in hilarious and touching interactions.  With narration by the tender and grandfatherly Skin Horse Spirit, you’ll laugh and cry along with the characters as they endure the trials and tribulations of their unique experiences-especially the Rabbit Spirit, who learns about love when he gains the affection of the young boy.

Dates:

November 11-12 /18-19, 2016 at 7:00 pm
November 13, 19 & 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

Mother-Jennifer Graves
Andrea-Sarah Cameron
Nana-Ann Stoebe
Uncle Brad-Skyler Cranford
Doctor-Mark Graves
Peavy-Adam Hincher
Timothy Spirit (Lion)-Amelia Hamilton
Train Engine Spirit-Kaitlin Johns
Skin Horse Spirit-Adam Hincher
Model Boat Spirit-Catilin Holland
Rabbit Spirit (Velveteen)-Christian Helderman
Summer Tree Spirits/Wood Nymphs-Brylie Branham, Alexa Fernandez, Kate Halstead
Nursery Magic Fairy-Addison Stanifer
Brown Rabbit-Paiten Iselin
Wild Rabbit One-Zoe Durst
Wild Rabbit Two-Karis Tuck
Wild Rabbit Chorus-Ava Colonna, Noah Dumont, Ben James, Ariana Leal, Blaine Thompson, Macy Thompson

Season Sponsor

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Tarzan

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Book by David Henry Hwang

Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins

About the show:

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Dates:

June 15 at 8:00 pm —PREVIEW NIGHTAll tickets are $10, with children (12 and under) $8. These tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. 
June 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
June 18 & 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

Cast:

TARZAN/FATHER: Ian Buff
KERCHAK: Dakarai Ince
KALA: Rachel Schroeder
TERK: Mariah Morales
YOUNG TARZAN: Julian Pecoraro
YOUNG TERK: Nick Kelley
JANE: Charity Hampton
PORTER: Macon Shirley
CLAYTON: Archie Collins
SNIPES: John Foltz
EDGAR: Alex Draeger
MOTHER/FEATURED SOLOIST/GORILLA ENSEMBLE: Marilyn Gaylord
LEOPARD: Taneah Lightsey
GORILLA ENSEMBLE:
                 Dyani Ince – Dance Captain
                 Tabatha Eaton
                 Kaelyn Fansler
                 Sakile Haith-Ince
                 Grace Hampton
                 Caitlin Holland
                 Katherine Ledbetter
                 Rebecca Stanifer
                 Nevaeh Wright
MONKEY ENSEMBLE:
                 Gabriel Rojas-Almanza – Lead Monkey/Dance Captain
                 Noah Dumont
                 Brandon Schroeder
                 Addison Stanifer
                 Carmen Trescott
                 Karis Tuck
BIRDS: Meredith Schroeder – Lead Bird/Dance Captain
             Sofia Barnes
             Sarah Cameron
             Kaylee Crider

Season Sponsor

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M*A*S*H

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By Tim Kelly
Dramatized from the book by Richard Hooker

Show Sponsor:

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About the Show:

M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. They can’t be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school.  There’s a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O’Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie—and a monster! It’s all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life.

Dates:

March 3-4 /10-11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
March 5 & 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

General Hamilton Hartington Hammond-Joel Meyer

Pvt. Boone-Zachary Jay

Lt Colonel Henry Braymore Blake-Shawn Fitzmaurice

Captain Bridget McCarthy-Janea Platt

Lt. Janice Fury-Emily Jay

Sergeant Devine-Michael Oakley

Lt. Louise Kimble-Brylie Branham

Captain Frank Burns-Dave Burr

Father John Patrick Mulcahy-Jonathan Iselin

Captain Walter Waldowski (Walt)-Mark Graves

Captain John McIntyre (Trapper John)-Robert Evans

Captain John Black (Ugly)-Spencer Cook

Corporal Radar Reilly-Marc Alain Bertoni

Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Hawkeye)-Chris Swaim

Captain Augustus Bedford Forrest (Duke)-Kenny Gaylord

Ho-Jon-Mercy Chia

Pvt. Lopez-Christopher Holland

Lt. Nancy Phillips-Christy Gantt

Major Margaret Houlihan-Rebecca Stanifer

Congresswoman Goldfarb-Carolyn Huggins

Dean Mercy Lodge-Caroline Holland

Miss Randazzle-Alexa Fernandez Castillo

Mitzi Bonwit-Jennifer Graves

Fritzi Bonwit-Kelli Sobolik

Agnes Bonwit-Caitlin Holland

Captain Oliver Wendell Jones (Spearchucker)-Christian Helderman

Men’s Ensemble-Theodore Swanson, Charlie Fitzmaurice

Women’s Ensemble***will be assigned parts for Korean Woman 1 & 2, Lt. Connie Liebowitz, & Major Ruth Haskell-TBA at rehearsal: Caitlin Johns, Kate Halstead, Sierra Jay, Patience Chia

Season Sponsor

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Route 66

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Created by Roger Bean

Show Sponsors:

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About the show:

Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes, and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you’ve got the high-octane fun of Route 66!  Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the ‘Main Street of America’ to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Road’ hits of the 20th century. Songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days on the Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash coast-to-coast hit musical revue!

Dates:

September 16-17 /23-24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
September 18 & 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions to James Fitzpatrick Auditorium

Tickets:

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Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Tickets prices include NC State sales tax.

Cast:

Mark Graves
Ron Pelkey
Jayson Crawford
Danny Scruggs
Scott Orr
Jacob Hauk

Season Sponsor

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Leap of Faith

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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight
Based on the Motion Picture Leap of Faith produced by Paramount Pictures and written by Janus Cercone

 

About the show:

Love will get you every time. That is what one charismatic con-man is about to find out. The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son. A gospel honky-tonk filled show, come see what happens when love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.

 Dates:

June 16-18/ 23-25 at 8:00 pm
June 19 & 26 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284
Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available online now on Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.
Adults – $18
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $16
Children (12 and under) $8
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

Jonas Nightingale – Joe Collins
Sam Nightingale – Ali Fox
Marla McGowan – Marilyn Gaylord
Jack McGowan – Caleb Lumpkin
Ida Mae Sturdevant – LaShon Hill
Ornelia Sturdevant – Davida Smith
Woman in wheelchair/Emma Schlarp – Judith Gillis
Isaiah Sturdevant – Carlos St. James
Angel / Jonas (understudy) / Leon / Angel Trio – Lewis Elliott
Angel/Amon – Darren Hayes
Angel/Zak – Jayson Crawford
Angel/Angel Trio – Katherine Ledbetter, Tenesia Turner
Angel/Sister Rosa – Debbie Shoffner
Angel/Trooper/Carl – Andrew Hyers
Angel/Caesar – Jahi Bogard
Angels – Dea Rosehart, Page Hyers, Rebecca Stanifer, Dedrica Templeton, Judy Marsh
Townspeople/Worried Mother – Chris Hughes
Townspeople/Susie Raylove (Farmer) – Chaun Doak
Townspeople/Amanda – Carol Longworth
Townspeople/Ray – Michael Simmons
Townspeople – Sarah Cameron, Azula Akinsanmi, Amanda Coltrane, Charlie Doak, Addison Stanifer,
Winry Templeton, Beth Wagner, Noah Orr, Valeria Gonzalez

 

Show Sponsor

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Exit Laughing

Exit FinalBy Paul Elliott

Directed by Juan Fernandez

About the show:

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.

Dates:

February 26-27/ March 4-5 at 8:00 pm
February 28 & March 6 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

Tickets available at the door and online at www.brownpapertickets.com.  Enter “kernersville little theatre” in the search bar then choose the show date you would like to attend.  Ticket sales end four hours before show time.
Adults – $14
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $12
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

Cast:

Rachel Ann – Ashley Lee

Connie Harland -Kathy Cissna

Leona – Donna Bissette

Millie – Dedrica Templeton

Policeman/Bobby – Spencer Lee

Sponsored by

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf

About the show:

A dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Dates:

November 13-14/20-21 at 7:00 pm
November 15, 21, 22 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284
Directions

Tickets:

Tickets available at the door.
Adults – $14
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $12
Children (12 and under) $8

Tickets include NC State sales tax

Cast:

Aslan – Danny Scruggs
White Witch – Landy Fink
Lucy – Abby Howell
Edmond – Brandon Schroeder
Peter – Christopher Holland
Susan – Grace Shipman
Mr. Beaver – Mark Graves
Mrs. Beaver – Jennifer Graves
Unicorn – Melanie Crews
Centaur – Caitlin Holland
Tumnus – Christian Helderman
Fenris Ulf – Spencer Cook
Dwarf – Sarah Cameron
Father Christmas – Kenny Gaylord
Elf – Maddie Barrett
White Stag – Emily Jay
Wood Nymphs – Paiten Iselin, Jason Howell, Karen Bennett, Emily Jay
Forest Animals – Ben James, Charlie Fitzmaurice, Noah Dumont, Gwen Harford, Sierra Jay
Witch’s Army – (Wolves) Zoe Durst, David Winemiller, Teddy Swanson
(Hags/Ghouls) Kelli Sobolik, Ann Stoebe, Grace Kniess, Kim Hunter
Mice – Hannah Drohan, Carmen Trescott

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Book by Roger Bean
Directed by Myla O’Brien
Music Direction by David Lane

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About The Show:
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Dates

September 11-12 at 8:00 pm
September 18-19 at 8:00 pm
September 20 at 4:00 pm
September 25-26 at 8:00 pm
September 27 at 4:00 pm

Location

Körner’s Folly
413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Directions

Tickets

Shows at Korner’s Folly often sell out. Please contact our office to make advance reservations for these shows.

Please Note: Due to a change in fire codes at Körner’s Folly, KLT will be limited to less than 50 people in the audience this year.  Season ticket holders should make their reservations as early as possible.  Rescheduling reservations will be very difficult or impossible due to the popularity of the Körner’s Folly shows.  Refunds will not be available.

Adult – $21
Student/Senior (60+) – $19
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

Cast

Missy – Ashley Elizabeth Lee
Suzy – Abigail DeGance
Cindy Lou – Ashlyn Brodeur
Betty Jean – Beth Cox

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Behind The Curtain

Rachel Schroeder

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Rachel’s first “major” role was as a 3rd grader in a church musical called “We Like Sheep”. She was one of the main sheep and had a lot of lines for someone that age. “I   think as a creative person, once you get that taste of something that fulfills that creative desire, you cannot get enough” jokes Rachel. Many roles after that were         church roles, and her parents and grandparents would also take her to the local stage  in town. Some of the earliest shows that she saw were “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Little Shop of Horrors”         Sheep edit

Rachel continued her theatre hobby into high school. Her favorite high school roles were Frenchy in “Grease” and Kathy in “Vanities”

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Rachel took a different path in college and graduated with a degree from Appalachian State in International Studies. Her college career was filled with international travel and civic organizations, and she found there that she had a love for service and leadership in many capacities. “I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do after I finished school” says Rachel. She also met her husband Christian there, and he needed an internship in the hospitality industry so they decided to move to Myrtle Beach to start their careers.     gwtw edited

For over 10 years Rachel had little to no theatre in her life, and missed it terribly. Myrtle Beach was not a place that had this. Myrtle Beach had the professional theatres like Dixie Stampede and the Alabama Theatre more geared to the tourists, but not anything for the local community. When their careers led them back to North Carolina in 2010, Christian and Rachel were happy to be back close to friends and family. “Imagine my sensory overload when I figured out how many theatre options we had here in the area!”

Rachel’s first experience with KLT was an audition notice for the Musical Adventures of Tom Saywer. “I had not done an audition in so long, and I can remember nervously sitting and waiting to be called, thinking, if I leave now, no one will even know I was here!” Fortunately, she stuck it out and got the role of Aunt Polly. She can still remember how nice Judith Gillis and Danny Scruggs, 2 KLT regulars were during the audition process. She had a wonderful time during Tom Sawyer, with all of the people onstage and off and wanted to get more involved.

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Rachel initially got more involved by chairing KLT’s play reading committee and a couple years later, she was asked to serve on the board. “I was excited because this role would combine my passion for theatre and my love of community service perfectly.” Rachel credits her family for all of their support of her passion. “ I could not do this without my family, and I try to thank them at every chance I get”. Now serving as board President, Rachel enjoys the friendships and sense of community that Kernersville Little Theatre provides, and looks forward to many more years of fun with the organization.

Behind The Curtain

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Kernersville Little Theatre recently held their annual meeting and awards program at the Kernersville Moravian Church.  This event brings together those who enjoy food, fun, and being part of the KLT family. The awards program celebrates achievements for acting, technical/production and volunteer work for the 2013-2014 Season.

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Following a covered-dish dinner and KLT’s annual business meeting, hosts Barrie Howard and Judith Gillis opened the awards ceremony.  Emerson Belk served as Trophy Master.  Musical entertainment was provided by Marie Denig, who performed songs from two of KLT’s upcoming productions;  My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra and The Pajama Game.

Following are the awards presented for the 2013-14 Season:

 

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2013-14 Season Acting and Tech Awards

Leading Actor                      Barrie Howard                        The Last Romance

Leading Actress                   Steffanie Vaughan                Brigadoon

Major Actor                           Kenny Gaylord                     Brigadoon

Major Actress                       Marilyn Gaylord                  Brigadoon

Supporting Actor                Mark Graves                          Brigadoon

Supporting Actress            Judith Gillis                            Cheaper by the Dozen

Character Actor                  John Michael Sloan             Brigadoon

Character Actress               Rachael Schroeder              Brigadoon

Light Design                          Charlie Kroksh                       Brigadoon

Sound Design                        Charlie Kroksh                       Brigadoon

Costume Design                   Sylvia Tyndall                        Brigadoon

Set Design/Dressing           Jan Burwick                            Brigadoon

Tim Moore                             Brigadoon

Overall Production                                                                 Brigadoon

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2013-14 Season Volunteer Awards

Outstanding Volunteer:              Amanda Coltrane, Vi Doyon, Brittany Marshall, Joy Smallwood

Blue Ribbon (50+ hrs.):              Loretta Averna, Marilyn Bledsoe, Ashley Collins, Cathy Reynolds, Bob Spontak, Sylvia Tyndall, Sherri Wolter

Worker Bee (25-49 hrs.):            Brad Burwick, Gray Cassell, Elaine Clark, Barbara King, Tim Kubiak, April Marshall, April Meehan, Mary Singer, Denise Smith, Joyce Spontak, Steve Wolter

Life Saver:                                          Denice Smith

Rookie of the Year:                        Gray Cassell, Eddie Spontak

Family of the Year:                        The Bennett and Ross Family

Outstanding Service Award:      Leslye Thornton

Photography by Gray Cassell