2017 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Join the Kernersville Little Theatre at its Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Kernersville Moravian Church Fellowship Hall, 504 South Main Street, Kernersville. The covered dish dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share! The annual meeting begins 6:45 p.m., and we will vote for the 2017-2018 officers and directors. The awards ceremony starts at 7 p.m.

In addition to the awards, we will have KLT’s performers present to entertain you with small skits, songs and plenty of laughs! You can’t get a group of actors together and not have them want to perform! We hope you will join us for food, fun and lots of entertainment. We couldn’t do it without you!

1776 The Musical

1776 logo for widescreen

Written by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
Directed by Michael Kamtman

About the Show:

It is a long hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted, annoyed, quarrelsome collection of men at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain. This is a musical that brings humor and humanity to American history and well, since it’s a show which is not widely produced due to the large amounts of men needed to cast—we decided its 2018, and we’re going to let the ladies tell it! Join us for a change of tune with an all-female cast of 1776 The Musical.

About the Director:

Michael Kamtman

Michael Kamtman has been a Triad director, actor and teacher since 1988 and has directed over 75 productions in the Triad, including 10 operas. He spent 15 season as an actor/fight choreographer with the N.C. Shakespeare Festival where he performed in over 50 productions. He has an MFA from UNC Greensboro in Directing, a MA from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Bucknell University. He has taught at Greensboro College, Davidson College, UNC Greensboro, Salem College and High Point University. He is now an Assistant Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University. For KLT Kamtman has directed The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The Secret Garden, Inherit the Wind and The Pajama Game.

Dates:

June 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2018 at 8 p.m.
June 17 and 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Location:

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

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available soon or can be purchased at the door.

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

Season Sponsors

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Second Samuel

Second Samuel 4-2017

Written by Pamela Parker
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf

Visit the small town of Second Samuel. Change isn’t something the residents of the tight-knit community Second Samuel openly embrace. In fact, it’s one of those places where everything is as it’s always been, and that’s just fine with everyone. But after the summer of Miss Gertrude’s death, sometime in the late 1940s, nothing will be the same again in their small town. A touching story of acceptance and community, experience a change of heart with the residents of Second Samuel

About the Director:

Diana Marshall-Shoaf

Diana Marshall-Shoaf earned a B.S.Ed. in Theatre Education at Western Carolina University and a M.Ed. in Theatre Education a UNC-Greensboro. She has been a theatre arts teacher with the WS/FC Schools since the fall of 1992 teaching and directing students Pre-K through 12th grade. Two of her favorite productions there have been Peter Pan and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatShe has served as the Stokes County Arts Council Artistic Director and has directed numerous productions for The Foothills Theatre in Elkin, the Brock Players in Davie County and the Surry County Arts Council in Mt. Airy. For KLT she has directed Charlotte’s Web and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Dates:

March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
March 4 and 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Casting – Character Breakdowns

B-Flat, the heart and soul of the play and of the town, 14 – 18 years old
Frisky, the best good old boy you’ll ever meet
US, a black man raised in the south by a well-to-do white family
Mansel, a harmless redneck who tends to find trouble and likes to have a drink
Mr. Mozel, the town bigot who is somewhat benign, but not completely. 55 – 85 years old
Omaha, the cute, stylish “boss” of the women in town
Jimmy Deanne, a vain and bitchy beauty queen
Ruby, a worker at the local hair salon who is sweet, plain and demure until she takes a well-deserved whack at Jimmy Deanne, 20 – 30 years old
Marcela, a good-natured, hard-working country woman
Doc, one of the town’s leaders who knows everybody’s secrets but, because he’s a gentleman, he’s not telling
June, the town’s prissy and a bit absent-minded undertaker

Location:

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

Directions

Tickets:

Brown Paper Tickets Logo Stacked 7-2016

Tickets available soon or can be purchased at the door.

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

 

Season Sponsors

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Logo 4-2017
by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
Adapted from Lewis Carroll
“Alice in Wonderland (LeGallienne and Friebus)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Directed by Dan Seaman

About the Show:

Travel to the land of Mad Hatters, Evil Queens, and rabbits that have very important engagements in Alice in Wonderland . Encompassing the storyline from both Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass this faithful adaptation will be our 4th Annual Bring A Book to Life production, allowing our audiences to experience a change of scenery with Alice in Wonderland.

About the Director:

Don Seaman

Dan Seaman has been teaching, directing and designing theatre in the Triad for over 40 years.  He taught at Weaver Academy for 26 years and retired from Guilford County Schools in 2004. Seaman now teaches and directs at Greensboro College. He has also been a guest director and/or designer with Greensboro Community Theatre, Greensboro City Arts, High Point Community Theatre, Randolph Summer Vacation Playhouse and the Greensboro Public Library’s One City One Book project. At KLT he has directed Headin’ For the Hills, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Papers.

Dates:

November 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Casting:

Roles are available for 8-years-old to seniors.

ALICE Sarah Cameron
WHITE RABBIT Jodi Blanton
MOUSE Karis Tuck
DODO Meredith Schroeder
LORY Ben James
EAGLET Addison Stanifer
DUCK Brandon Schroeder
CATERPILLAR Kelli Sobolik
FISH-FOOTMAN Lily Rose Gourley
FROG-FOOTMAN Noah Dumont
DUCHESS Steffanie Vaughan
CHESHIRE CAT Rebecca Stanifer
MARCH HARE Ashlyn Brodeur
MAD HATTER Christian Helderman
DORMOUSE Cydney Leister
QUEEN OF HEARTS Debbie Cumming
KING OF HEARTS Shawn Fitzmaurice
GRYPHON Caitlin Holland
MOCK TURTLE Michelle Swanson
COOK Claire Clark
KNAVE OF HEARTS Nick Kelley
RED CHESS QUEEN Beth Strader
TWEEDLEDUM Kaelin Fitzmaurice
TWEEDLEDEE Charlie Fitzmaurice
WHITE CHESS QUEEN Natalie Lawrence
SHEEP Mike Kotula
HUMPTY DUMPTY Christy Gantt
ENSEMBLE Ella Lawrence, Sierra Jay, Laura Strader, Joey Mattingly, Sarah Kepins, Paiten Iselin, Jan Kotula, Mercy Chia

Location:

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

Directions

Tickets:

Brown Paper Tickets Logo Stacked 7-2016

 

Tickets available here or can be purchased at the door.

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

Season Sponsors

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Smoke on the Mountain

Smoke on the Mountain 4-2017

Written by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Bobby Bodford

About the show:

Relax and step back into North Carolina in 1938. Join the Sanders family as they venture to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at the request of Pastor Oglethorpe, who wishes to bring his tiny congregation into the “modern world.” Though the Sanders family tries to appear perfect in the eyes of the church, things don’t go as planned and they reveal their hilariously imperfect natures. Loaded with gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Rock of Ages” join KLT as we enjoy a change of pace in the musical Smoke on the Mountain

About the Director:

Bobby Bodford
Bobby Bodford is a veteran of stage and screen. As a professional director, playwright and actor, he has over 40 years experience. His directing credits include critically acclaimed productions of the Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy and Fiddler on the Roof  for Twin City Stage; and most recently, Avenue Q and Madagascar Jr. for Community Theatre Greensboro. He just completed a summer camp at the Sunset Theatre in Asheboro NC where he directed his adaptation of Treasure Island

 

Dates:

September 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17 and 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Cast:

Mervin Oglethorpe – Danny Scruggs
June Sanders – Jennifer Graves
Burl Sanders – David Kolb
Vera Sanders – Marilyn Gaylord
Stanley Sanders – Gary Murray, Sr.
Denise Sanders – Taylor Germaine
Dennis Sanders – Ben Bowman
Amen Corner – Marge Clark and Christy Gantt

Location:

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

Directions

Tickets:

Brown Paper Tickets Logo Stacked 7-2016

Tickets available now by purchasing online 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

 

Season Sponsors

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Announcing Our 2017 – 2018 Season

September 2017

We will kick off our 41st season in September 2017 with Smoke on the Mountain by asking you to relax and step back into North Carolina in 1938. Join the Sanders family as they venture to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at the request of Pastor Oglethorpe, who wishes to bring his tiny congregation into the “modern world.” Though the Sanders family tries to appear perfect in the eyes of the church, things don’t go as planned and they reveal their hilariously imperfect natures. Loaded with gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Rock of Ages” join KLT as we enjoy a change of pace in the musical Smoke on the Mountain.

Smoke on the Mountain 4-2017

November 2017

Next in our line up for November 2017, KLT will travel to the land of Mad Hatters, Evil Queens, and rabbits that have very important engagements in Alice in Wonderland . Encompassing the storyline from both Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass this faithful adaptation will be our 4th Annual Bring A Book to Life production, allowing our audiences to experience a change of scenery with Alice in Wonderland. 

Alice in Wonderland Logo 4-2017

March 2018

Our season continues in March 2018, when we visit the small town of Second Samuel. Change isn’t something the residents of the tight-knit community Second Samuel openly embrace. In fact, it’s one of those places where everything is as it’s always been, and that’s just fine with everyone. But after the summer of Miss Gertrude’s death, sometime in the late 1940s, nothing will be the same again in their small town. A touching story of acceptance and community, experience a change of heart with the residents of Second Samuel.

Second Samuel 4-2017

June 2018

We close our season in June 2018 with 1776 The Musical! It is a long hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted, annoyed, quarrelsome collection of men at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain. This is a musical that brings humor and humanity to American history and well, since it’s a show which is not widely produced due to the large amounts of men needed to cast—we decided its 2018, and we’re going to let the ladies tell it! Join us for a change of tune with an all-female cast of 1776 The Musical.

1776 The Musical Logo 4-2017

2015-16 Season Acting and Technical Design Award Winners

Jan Burwick—Best Set Design—“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Ashlyn Brodeur—Best Leading Actress—“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Joe Collins—Best Leading Actor—“Leap of Faith”

Beth Cox—Best Leading Actress—“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Jayson Crawford—Best Character Actor—“Leap of Faith”

Abigail DeGance—Best Leading Actress—“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Ali Fox—Best Character Actress—“Leap of Faith”

Marilyn Gaylord—Best Costume Design—“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Marilyn Gaylord—Best Major Actress—“Leap of Faith”

David Glover—Best Lighting Design—“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”

LaShon R. Hill—Best Supporting Actress—“Leap of Faith”

Charlie Kroksh—Best Sound Design—“Leap of Faith”

Ashley Lee—Best Leading Actress—“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Spencer Lee—Best Major Actor—“Exit Laughing”

Caleb Lumpkin—Best Supporting Actor—“Leap of Faith”

Dedrica Templeton—Best Character Actress—“Exit Laughing”

Gala & Awards Ceremony

Gala and Awards Ceremony

Join Kernersville Little Theatre at its Gala & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Kernersville Moravian Church, located at 504 South Main Street in Kernersville.  Come for food, fun and entertainment!

Covered Dish Meal at 5:30 p.m.

Business Meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

All audience members, actors and volunteers are welcome!