Join us for a season of Laughter, Love and Life!
The Little Theatre of Manchester proudly announces its
2014 season of main-stage productions!
We started our 2014 season in February with an encore production of the hysterical British comedy, Noises Off. Written by Michael Frayn, it is considered by many to be one of the funniest comedies ever written. Our audience went behind the scenes – literally – as we watched one of the most inept theater companies on Earth try to stage a show, all the while battling clashing egos, romantic entanglements, and other crises. Slamming doors, onstage and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figured in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
February 14-16, 20-23, 28 and March 1-2, directed by Debi Freund
In April, LTM brings you the funny, yet heart-warming, Steel Magnolias. The play by Robert Harling, revolves around a tight group of southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, and is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness that underlies the antic banter of its characters. If you’ve seen the movie and you think this is the same, you’ll be in for a wonderful surprise (psst … this is better)! Join the Director and cast in a "Talk Back" session after the two Sunday matinees.
April 11-13, 17-19, 24-27, directed by Joe Keach-Longo
Here's a peek into this wonderful show:
The mythical town of Almost, Maine, observed on a cold, cloudless night, will offer a heart-warming change of pace for our June production. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream written by John Cariani. June 6-8, 12-15, 20-22, directed by Mike Zizka
In August, LTM audiences will have special hallway passes to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, where six young people, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. Spelling Bee is a hilarious, Tony-award-winning musical centering on a quirky, yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. You'll fit right in, too! The musical was conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss.
August 8-10, 14-17, directed by Gloria Trombley
Our November production will be the first-ever LTM staging of the classic musical, South Pacific.Based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book, Tales of the South Pacific, the play features wonderful, memorable music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, including the classic “Some Enchanted Evening.” Way ahead of its time, the play was one of the first to explore the topic of interracial romance and prejudices, but doing so with humor and great compassion. Still popular today, the play was revived on Broadway in 2008 and was a critical success, winning seven Tonys.
November 7-9, 13-16, 21-23, directed by Joe Keach-Longo
Single tickets for comedies and dramas are $24 VIP or $19 for General seating
Single tickets for musicals are $29 VIP or $24 for General seating
VIP seats are the first six rows in the house. All areas are first-come, first-served.
Go to the Support LTM page to hear more about our Restaurant Collaborations!
LTM Lunchtime Lecture - Wednesday, May 21 - noon
Our very knowledgable and informative moderator, David Garnes, will share information about the third show of our season and something new to local audiences, Almost, Maine. Love and life in very Northern Maine. Bring your lunch; we'll provide the coffee and tea!
New This Season!
Thursday nights are Single's Nights! Thursday ticket holders who are single are invited to join members of LTM down in the Silk Room for a little Social Hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Just present your ticket at the door and enjoy a little nosh, a little drink (cash bar) and some fun conversation!
General Information about LTM Productions . . . .
Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Company, is our season sponsor. Opportunities to sponsor individual shows are available, with great benefit to your business or organization! Call the box office for more information.
Show Times! You will want to know that our Thursday night LTM performance begins at 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday LTM performances are at 8:00 pm, and Sunday matinées are at 2:00 pm.
Little Theatre of Manchester is always looking for volunteer ushers and folks interested in other opportunities to be part of all that community theater brings to. . . well, the community! If you'd like to join our ranks, give us a call or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.