Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Press Release - May 13, 2015

Gretna Little Theatre will present Abe Burrow’s comic romance, Cactus Flower, in our newly remodeled Black Box Theatre space at 101 Main Street May 15, 16, 17.

The original Broadway cast included Lauren Bacall and Barry Nelson with Brenda Vacarro in the major roles. A film version starred Walter Mathau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn.

Jim Nordquist plays Julian, the bumbling dentist, Maggie Greer is the irrepressible Toni, and Madalyn Mohamed the transformed Stephanie. Also in the cast are Matthew Pabo, David Hudson, Arlene Creasy, Waverly Hubbard, and Casi Price.  Set construction by Charles Converse, directed by Janina Shoemaker, choreography by Hal Shoemaker, with Ashley Rayburn as stage manager, Andrew Ilconich on lights, and Kay Adkins and Peggy Norcutt, properties managers.

A book signing with Leslie M. Szocik for her mystery, Cries in the Light, is also scheduled for Saturday (16th), from 2 to 4 at the Center for the Arts.

Any production in the black box requires advance ticket purchase or reservation, since the seating gallery is limited to 50 seats.  Patrons are asked to reserve tickets for a particular performance, available by phone, (434 656 3637) and to be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain. (7:30 Friday, Saturday, 2:30 Sunday)  Any tickets in Will Call will be available then First come, First served.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Center during rehearsal hours. (7:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Thursday)  General Admission: $10, Seniors and Students: $8.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

[Auditions] Rockin' at the Hop


Rockin’ at the Hop
Summer Musical
Teens or Teen Look-a-Likes
Singing & Dancing

Where: Gretna Center for the Arts
At 101 Main Street
When: Friday May 30 6 p.m
Saturday June 1 10 a.m.
Callbacks:  Saturday June 6, 1:00 pm
The greatest Hits of the 50s

Show time: July 31, August 1 & 2


Cactus Flower


Starring:

Madalyn Mohamed
Jim Nordquist
& Maggie Greer

Cameos with
Arlene Creasy
and Waverly Hubbard



Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Light in the Mill


Gretna Little Theatre’s Teen Workshop culminates in performance this weekend at the Center for the Arts, 101 Main Street with D.K.’s melodrama, The Light in the Mill.  Set in Lowell, Massachusett’s textile mill industry of the 1840’s, “Light” is a representation of young women’s daily life as workers gone amiss when one of them is discovered drowned.  How did it happen is conjecture, and who is ultimately responsible?

The workshop is not only an experience in producing a play, but, in this case, a study of the time and environment of early manufacturing.  The actors were responsible for research into the play’s background, and then, how it impacted on the development of character.  The “students” were also responsible for costuming and finding or making appropriate props.  Meeting in afternoons, transported by parents, who often remained for rehearsal, the troupe of eleven are now prepared to meet the audience.

Friday, May 8 at 7:30, Saturday May 9 at matinee at 2:30, followed by a final performance at 7:30.

Any production in the black box requires advance ticket purchase or reservation, since the seating gallery is limited to 50 seats.  Patrons are asked to reserve tickets for a particular performance, available by phone, (434 656 3637) and to be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain. (7:30 Friday, Saturday, 2:30 Saturday)  Any tickets in Will Call will be available then First come, First served.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Center during rehearsal hours.  (4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday)  General Admission: $10, Seniors and Students: $5.