2014 – A Season Full of Comedies!
May 1-4, 8-11, 2014
Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy by the authors of Southern Hospitality takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious; and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to do it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor, and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”
9 to 5: The Musical
July 24-27, 31-August 3, 2014
9 to 5: The Musical is based on the 1980 hit movie Nine to Five. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970’s, 9 to 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business.
Alton Little Theater has announced its 81st Season of Shows with special “package” pricing and extra savings benefit for advance purchases between March 1st and May 31st. Public Relations Director for the Theater, Lee Cox, calls the new season “simply the best ENTERTAINMENT VALUE in the Riverbend area. For $70, Theater-lovers can attend four comedies and a Musical during the regular season, September through May and for $15 more Season Ticket holders can ADD the Holiday Benefit Musical, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE and even choose to attend a Holiday Gala for just an additional $5 on December 3rd. The Play Selection Committee read through numerous scripts to select productions with “audience appeal”. The 81st Season opens with LEADING LADIES by Ken Ludwig (Comedy directed by Diana Enloe);this new play by a famed playwright comes on the heels of a Broadway run and is a witty take on how far “actors” will go to find an audience and love! Next up is KOSHER LUTHERANS by William Missouri Downs (Comedy directed by Mark Hilgert); the play has been a “hot” choice for Community Theaters across the country and draws on Midwestern sensibilities and a couples quest to have a baby. In January 2015, ALT then starts the new year off with a popular revival, ALONE TOGETHER, directed by first-time Director, Jean Heil. The ever-popular play looks at the pitfalls and joys of an empty nest versus adult children returning home. The clever and wise comedic take on evolving family was first directed by Birdine Groshong thirty years ago but its message still holds true today. The Theater will then produce another revival, the Musical, SHENANDOAH, directed by Kevin Frakes and Jean Heil. The colorful and dramatic saga is based upon the 1965 film of the same name and was originally directed by Cliff Davenport and starring Mr. Kevin Frakes a decade ago. Frakes appealed to the ALT Board of Directors to re-stage the show as a tribute to Director Emeritus Cliff Davenport who passed away last year. The regular Season will then conclude with THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB by the writing team of Jones, Hope and Wooten, (Comedy directed by Lee Cox). The script, written by the authors of SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY and HALLELUJAH GIRLS offers another look at the power of enduring friendship and Southern women in this script, which Lee Cox calls the “best of the bunch”, referring to the fact that the successful writing team has written 12 plays about women’s trials and tribulations to find true love. The timeless, classic, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE will be produced for only five performances December 3rd-7th and the youth Musical GREASE is slated for Summer 2015 and will be offered at Special Savings outside the Season Ticket Package. Season Tickets will go on sale March 1st and will be sold during the run of SEX PLEASE, WE’RE 60 (March 13-23) and HALLELUJAH GIRLS (May 1-11th) at the Showplace or by Mail order or on-line at http://www.altonlittletheater.org/. CALL 462-3205 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. “Early Bird” Savings, Group Reservations and Pre-View Parties can be booked during Box Office Hours at the Theater: Tuesdays 4-7 pm and Thursdays 10am-2pm and during the run of the Spring Comedies. Alton Little Theater is offering a “DEAL ON ENTERTAINMENT!”