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Marilyn Neumayer, Michele O'Neil, and Karen Snyder
Erin and David Emmons
Proudly invite you to LTM's
Here We Go Again: LTM's Disco Gala
on Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester
$85 Ticket Includes
6PM CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION with hors-d'oeuvres and silent auction in the Silk Room at Cheney Hall
7PM DINNER specially crafted by Danita and Bob Sulick of Mulberry Street with OPEN BAR
8PM sneak peek of MAMMA MIA! and live auction
END THE NIGHT with dancing and music from Radio Waves
Attire: In celebration of MAMMA MIA!, guests are invited to come dressed with your most fab DISCO attire or cocktail casual.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 4, 2019.
Proceeds from this event will not only support the cost of keeping the historic Cheney Hall’s lights on, but also fund new LTM programs, including our PASSPORT TO LTM, which provides free or deeply discounted tickets to households who are historically underserved by fine arts programs—young adults; economically disadvantaged families; people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities; and racially and ethnically diverse groups.
Gala Reception Sponsor
The Neumayer Family
Fuss and O’Neill Finex Credit Union
Integrated Financials Partners/Steve Joyner
Queen Consulting Group, Inc.
For information about sponsorship, please contact Dwayne Harris, Executive Director, at (860) 647-9824 or email@example.com.
The shows and dates are as follows:
Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig
Performance Dates: February 14-March 1
Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
Performance Dates: March 27-April 11
In the Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda
Performance Dates: June 5-June 21
Enchanted April by Matthew Barber
Performance Dates: August 7-August 23
Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken, et.al
Performance Dates: November 6-November 22
All interested candidates should submit a letter of intent outlining the show(s) of interest, an explanation of why the show is of interest, as well as a resume or CV documenting their experience. Please forward all materials and/or questions and concerns to DFreund@CheneyHall.org by Friday, August 9th. Initial preference will be given to LTM members.
Subscriptions on sale starting 10/30/2019!
Single Tickets on sale 11/13/2019!
The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) announced its 2020 season today, which marks the organization’s 60th year of producing theatre.
Following this season’s successful production of Ken Ludwig’s THE GAME’S AFOOT, LTM will open its 2020 season in February with another Ludwig mystery, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Next, the Pulitzer Prize finalist OTHER DESERT CITIES, a comedy-drama about a “messed-up, complicated” (according to the NY Post) family will take the stage in April. The first musical of LTM’s 2020 season is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS, opening in June. Adapted from Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, ENCHANTED APRIL will delight audiences in August. The final musical is the romantic and beloved take on a classic fairytale, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
LTM’s very first season began on March 3, 1961, with a production of Bus Stop by William Inge presented at the Bowers School Auditorium. Since that date, LTM has presented more than 1,100 performances of more than 200 plays and musicals at various venues throughout Manchester, the most recent being in Cheney Hall for the last 20 years,
The 60th Anniversary Season, will “both highlight the tremendous talent of our artists, as well as thrill our audiences,” according to Dwayne Harris, LTM’s Executive Director. “It’s a season full of grand adventure. From a ride through Europe on the Orient Express to a far, far away fairytale kingdom, from one of the most culturally vibrant neighborhoods on the island of Manhattan to the Mediterranean coast, these shows take our audiences around the globe and beyond.”
“Our 60th Anniversary Season is going to be a bash,” said LTM’s Artistic Director Debi Freund. “It’s such a wonderful birthday gift that we get to share with our patrons, and we can’t wait for them to see it!”
LTM’s 60th Anniversary Season
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig
February 14 – March 1, 2020
Book a passage today for the thrill-ride of the season! All board The Orient Express, the 1930s luxury train, as it carts us through central and eastern Europe from Istanbul. But beware…the train is about to go off the rails! An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. A train full of suspects with an alibi for each one and a killer in their midst sounds like the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. This first-ever stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece will leave audiences guessing whodunit.
OTHER DESERT CITIES
By Jon Robin Baitz
March 27 – April 11, 2020
Next, head to California, where a Palm Springs home at the holidays turns into a family battleground. Brooke Wyeth returns to her parents’ sunny home in Palm Springs for the Christmas holidays. But the Yuletide celebration doesn’t last for long—Brooke has explosive news she’s been waiting to share. Lookout, as generations clash politically— conservative parents, liberal offspring—and as verbal blows and jabs go flying, opening old wounds in this family’s past. This searing comedy-drama’s twists and turns are sure to leave audiences speechless.
IN THE HEIGHTS
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes | Conceived By Lin-Manuel Miranda
June 5 – 21, 2020
Then it’s off to a place where the streets explode with the songs and rhythms of three generations. Step into the vibrant Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Featuring the stories of the Latino community, the salsa rhythms, Latin pop sounds, and frequently rapped lyrics, IN THE HEIGHTS was conceived, and the music and lyrics were written by, Lin-Manuel Miranda, perhaps best-known today as the creator of Hamilton. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations.
By Matthew Barber
August 7 – 23, 2020
From there, bask in the enchantment of Italy. Go back in time and across the globe as Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1920s novel comes to life on stage! In search of grand romance, two frustrated London housewives rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday. But when an aging matron and a young socialite join them, not even the pleasures of the Mediterranean sun, gardens, sea, cinnamon, and pasta are enough to keep these ladies from clashing. Can they bond and bloom, ultimately finding their lost selves?
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman Tim Rice | Book by Linda Woolverton
November 6 – 22, 2020
Finally, “Be Our Guest” on a trip to the enchanted world of this classic fairytale. This modern Broadway classic will be a musical experience the whole family can share and enjoy! The “tale as old as time” of a young woman from a provincial town and a beast who has to learn to love and be loved is magically brought to life with spectacular costumes and captivating musical numbers including “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and the Tony-winning title song, “Beauty and the Beast.” Join the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Lumiere, and friends as they embark on a grand journey filled with adventure, cheer, and love.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Silk Room @ Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester
Cost: Free, although donations to support this type of work gladly accepted
Written by Neil LaBute and Produced by Dan Checovetes
Join us for another season of amazing, free play readings as part of our 2019 Evenings@7 series.
When Greg makes a seemingly harmless comment about his girlfriend Steph’s “regular” looking face, the information gets back to Steph and sends their relationship over the deep end. Greg’s life spirals out of control when Steph leaves him, and he has to come to terms with what he has said. Greg’s best friend Kent is married to Steph’s best friend Carly, and when things start collapsing in Steph and Greg’s life, Carly and Kent are pulled in for the ride. We see Greg, Steph, Carly and Kent deal with the pressures of what it means to be ‘pretty’, and observe how the four friends manage the infidelity, betrayal and deceit that creeps into their lives.
Evenings@7 offers FREE presentations of intimate script-in-hand play readings. Open to the public, these ONE-NIGHT ONLY performances are part of Little Theatre’s mission to develop art and artists. This series, featuring both established plays and musicals and new works, enables local talent to grow in their craft by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements. The 2019 season continues with Monica Wood’s THE PAPERMAKER produced by Mark O’Donnell on April 16th and OTHER DESERT CITIES written by John Robin Baitz and produced by Angela Dias on May 14th.
For more information regarding, call the Box Office at 860-647-9824.
The Little Theatre of Manchester is proud to announce open auditions for their April 2019 production of DREAMGIRLS.
The production will run April 12 thru 28. Auditions will take place at Cheney Hall on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm with callbacks on Sunday, January 20th. Sign-in on Wednesday will begin at 6:30 pm.
Seeking 4 female and 4 male principles (all principle roles are African American). We are also seeking a multi-racial ensemble.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical (Motown-like) or something from DREAMGIRLS. An accompanist will be provided. Come dressed to move. Also be prepared to do reading from the script.
Any questions regarding the auditions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.