A Christmas Carol

Dates and Times

November 29, 30 and December 1, 7 and 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. and December 9, 2018 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Back by popular demand–four mysterious spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge to help him find the true meaning of Christmas. This faithful adaptation will be our 5th Annual Bring a Book to Life production.

Director

Myla O’Brien is a KLT veteran, acting on-stage, working back-stage, directing, serving as a Board Member, including VP of Marketing. She directed KLT’s Marvelous Wonderettes in 2015. While Myla has enjoyed all her roles at KLT from her 1987 debut as the title character in Lily The Felon’s Daughter, to her favorite role of Charlene in 1994’s I Take This Man, which not only resulted in her Best Leading Actress award, but also with her on-stage fiancee becoming her off-stage husband of 20 years, Paul. The two have since collaborated on several productions, but their proudest is their daughters, Allie (17) and Peyton (15). A graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Theatre, Myla has volunteered with other theatre organizations around the triad, including directing the World Premier of Conversations in a Cafe and a Staged Reading of All About Faith for Log-Inn Productions. She is Business Manager for The Lattitude Group, a Business Consulting firm headquartered in Kernersville, which is the best town around!

Cast

EBENEZER SCROOGE – DAVID KOLB

GHOST OF JACOB MARLEY – MIKE KOTULA

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST – PAITEN ISELIN

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT -JENNI PIRKEY

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE – MICHAEL MICKIEWICZ

MRS. TURK – TAMMY BASON

CHARLES DICKENS – JOHN SHEA

CHARITY COLLECTOR 1 – PAITEN ISELIN

CHARITY COLLECTOR 2 – SARAH KEPINS

BOB CRATCHIT – GEORGE HURT

MRS. CRATCHIT – MICHELE SWANSON

MARTHA CRATCHIT – EMILY RADFORD

PETER CRATCHIT – BEN JAMES

BELINDA CRATCHIT – ABBY ASHBURN

CRATCHIT BOY 2 – LEVI HEDGECOCK

CRATCHIT GIRL 3 – SARAH CAMERON

TINY TIM CRATCHIT – DENISE BIAS

FRED HOLLOWELL – NICOLAS KURSONIS

MRS. HOLLOWELL – JANEA PLATT

TOPPER – MIKE KOTULA

SISTER 1 – REBECCA STANIFER

SISTER 2 – NINA MITCHELL

HOLLOWELL GUEST 4 – BRIAN ALBRECHT

HOLLOWELL GUEST 5 – ARCHIE COLLINS

BOY SCROOGE – TREY ALBRECHT

MR. FEZZIWIG – MICHAEL MICKIEWICZ

MRS. FEZZIWIG – JENNI PIRKEY

FEZZIWIG CHILD 1 – ELLA LAWRENCE

FEZZIWIG CHILD 2 – ETHAN LAWRENCE

FEZZIWIG CHILD 3 – LEVI HEDGECOCK

FEZZIWIG CHILD 4 – LAURA STRADER

DICK WILKINS – NOAH DUMONT

YOUNG SCROOGE – GRAY WEAVER

YOUNG BELLE – BROOKE SIMMONS

OLDER BELLE – TABATHA EATON

BELLE’S HUSBAND – NICOLAS KURSONIS

BELLE’S DAUGHTER – KYLIE EATON

BELLE’S SON – CALEB EATON

IGNORANCE – JOEY MATTINGLY

WANT – ADDISON STANIFER

GOSSIPER 1 – CHRIS HUGHES

GOSSIPER 2 – BETH STRADER

GOSSIPER 3 – MAUREEN FIORENTINO

WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN 1 – BRIAN ALBRECHT

WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN 2 – MIKE KOTULA

PAWNBROKER – ARCHIE COLLINS

LAUNDRESS – JENNIFER STANIFER

TURKEY RUNNER – KYLIE EATON

TOWNSPEOPLE – AMANDA GIBSON, CAROLINE HOLLAND, JAN KOTULA, MIKE WHICKER, PAUL WILLIAMS

CAROLERS – BETH JAMES, ESTHER MULLIS, KARIS TUCK

Location

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

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available now through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

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

Sponsors

Shrek The Musical

Dates and Times

June 13, 14, 21 and 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. and June 16 and 23, 2019 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony award-winning fairy tale adventure.

Director

Steffanie N. Vaughan, played the part of John Adams in KLT’s production of 1776. She has also been in Brigadoon and Alice in Wonderland and directed Tarzan for KLT. She followed her high school boyfriend into the pit for a production of Annie, and became a part of the Piedmont theatre community. Since then, she has played in the orchestra, acted, music directed and directed. Her favorite roles include “Abigail Adams” (1776), “Anna Leonowens” (The King and I) and “Eleanor of Aquitaine” (The Lion in Winter).

 

Location

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

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available soon through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

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

Sponsors

Harvey

Dates and Times

February 22, 23, March 1 and 2, 2019 at 8 p.m. and February 24 and March 3, 2019 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six and a half foot-tall rabbit.

Director

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.

 

Cast

Myrtle Mae Simmons: The daughter of Veta Simmons, early 20’s
Veta Simmons: 40’s, Myrtle Mae’s mother and Elwood’s sister
Elwood P. Dowd: Veta’s brother, 47 yrs old
Miss Johnson: The maid
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: 65 yrs old
Ruth Kelly, R.N.: 24 yrs old, head nurse at Chumley’s Rest, a sanitarium for mental patients
Duane Wilson: 28-35 years old, large, and muscular, is the sanitarium’s attendant and strong arm
Dr. Lyman Sanderson: A young doctor of psychiatry
Dr. William R. Chumley: late 50’s head of Chumley’s Rest
Betty Chumley: Mid 50’s Dr. Chumley’s wife
Judge Omar Gaffney: An elderly lawyer
E.J. Lofgren: An ultimately wise cab driver

Location

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

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available soon through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

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

Sponsors

The Dixie Swim Club

Dates and Times

September 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2018 at 8 p.m. and September 23 and 30, 2018 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Free from husbands, kids and jobs, five Southern friends make an annual trip to the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.

Director

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. Dan 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 and Alice in Wonderland.

 

Cast

Sheree Hollinger — Stephanie Vaughan
Dinah Grayson — LeeAnna Lott
Lexie Richards — Heather Jaynes
Jeri Neal McFeeley — Myla O’Brien
Vernadette Simms — April Marshall

Location

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

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available now through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

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

Sponsors

 

2017 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 19, 2017

awards

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.

Cast:

Andrew McNair — Debbie Cumming
Abigail Adams — Lauralee Davis Bailey
John Dickinson — Marie Denig
Courier/Painter — Grace DiMaio
Caesar Rodney — Maureen Fiorentino
Dr. Lyman Hall — Christy Gantt
Col. Thomas McKean — Kelly Hayden
George Read — Caroline Holland
Roger Sherman — Chris Hughes
John Hancock — Maxine Isaacs
Courier/Painter — Paiten Iselin
Samuel Chase — Beth James
Leather Apron — Sierra Jay
Lewis Morris — Sarah Kepins
James Wilson — Kelly Kerr
Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon — Jan Kotula
Thomas Jefferson — Natalie Lawrence
Benjamin Franklin — April Marshall
Martha Jefferson — Stephanie Marson
Edward Rutledge — Jessica Perry
Stephen Hopkins — Sharon Pierce
Robert Livingston — Jenni Pirkey
Dr. Josiah Bartlett — Anne Proctor
Joseph Hewes — Debbie Shoffner
Richard Henry Lee — Beth Strader
Charles Thomson — Michele Swanson
John Adams — Steffanie Vaughan

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

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.

Cast List:

B Flat- John Walsh
Frisky- Adam Hincher
US- TBD
Mansel- Michael Mickiewicz
Mr. Mozel- John S. Foltz
Omaha- Pam Barrans
Jimmy Deeanne- Rebecca Stanifer
Ruby- Savannah Ritchey
Marcela- Michele Swanson
Doc- David Kolb
June- Mike Kotula

Location:

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

Directions

Tickets:

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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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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:

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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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