From your OLT Board of Directors:
“The Oshawa Little Theatre 2016 2017 Season’s Launch event was scheduled for one of the now famous “Weather Events” of 2016 on March 1st. This is an annual event at Oshawa Little Theatre to present our slate of shows for the following season. It is a social event, silent auction and a chance to preview next season’s shows through scene readings and vocal numbers presented on our stage. We also had a performance from the Youth Group Production of “Guys and Dolls” CURRENTLY APPEARING ON OUR STAGE MAY 19-28. Get your tickets for that now!
The 2016/2017 subscription season is now open with seats for existing subscribers guaranteed if renewed by May 30, 2016. After that date new subscription requests will be filled and by mid August single tickets will go on sale. The full info for next season will be loaded shortly but here is a preview. The first show of the season will be the comedy “THE UNDERPANTS”, written by the renowned comedian Steve Martin. On stage September 29 to October 15, 2016 this hilarious show has benefited from the comedic genius of Mr Martin and his sophisticated literary style complements the original 1910 Carl Sternheim’s classic farce, DIE HOSE, set in Dusseldorf, Germany. It is about the wife of a prominent man who loses her underdrawers in public, much to the chagrin of her husband who is sure the king has witnessed the appallingly embarrassing public event. The show will be directed by long time OLT member Chris Francom and produced by Cathy Partridge. Check our auditions tab on this website as auditions are now scheduled for Jun 20 and 21.
The fall musical in late November early December is “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING” by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows This tune filled comic gem took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer prize. The show will be directed by Michael Schneider, and auditions will be announced soon, but are planned for sometime in late June. Get your tickets early for this one! A great way to kick off the holiday season.
In February 2017 we will present the classic drama by Robert Bolt, “A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS”. It is the story of Thomas More, a 16th century Chancellor of England under the reign of Henry the VIII, who chooses to be a man of principal and conscious, ultimately sacrificing everything for his beliefs. This show will be directed by Geoff Coulter.
Our spring musical 2017 is the upbeat “LEGALLY BLONDE” by Laurence O’Keefe, Neil Benjamin and Heather Hach. It is an award winning musical of high energy, comedy, memorable music and characters, filled with spirited dance that follows the transformation of Elle Woods through her college life of stereotypes, snobbery and scandal, in pursuit of her dreams. This show will be directed by Janet Gilliland, produced by Liz Pask, the team who brought Mary Poppins to our stage last season.
The 2017 Youth Theatre production is still TBA!
The 2016 Summer Theatre Intensive, 3 sessions of theatre camp will close out the activities for this season. This is our 3rd year running this program and it promises to be the best so far. In collaboration with OLT board member and youth group mom, Ashley Fleury, the program director OLT member, thespian, educator, and dancer, Mr Dante Labriola, and returning assistant Liam Lynch, an awesome curriculum for the 3 sessions is ready for this for youth 7-18 years. On our website, select the “Youth” tab for more information.
Thank you to our subscribers, patrons, members and volunteers for another great season at Oshawa Little Theatre!”