Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open House


2017 SEASON ANNOUNCED

Gretna Little Theatre would like to announce their 2017!
Boys Next Door, Play On!, Adventures of a Comic Book Artist, Broadway Musical Revue, Alice in Wonderland, Sentimental Journey and possibly You Have The Right To Remain Dead. I will update more information such as dates and times as we have them finalized. Stay Tuned.......

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Changes to Gretna Little Theatre

Hello fans of Gretna Little Theatre!




 Just wanted to update you on a few things that we are working on here at GLT. There has been some changes that you may not have known about, the first is that our Co-Founders Hal and Janina Shoemaker have since retired to Florida where they plan to enjoy the sun, the beach and each others company. We here at GLT bid them plenty of well wishes and luck on their new experiences.


Second, we have new Board members; Kelly Hofmann, David Hudson and Maggie Greer. We welcome these new recruits and are looking forward to sharing these wonderful people with you.


Next, we will be working on our building to make it handicapped accessible, this would include new doors on the building, ramps, etc. If you would like to donate to this cause please mail donations to Treasurer, Gretna Little Theatre, 209 Mountain Top Court, Lynch Station, VA 24571. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.




We are currently planning our 2017 Season and hope to be able to share that with you soon, in the mean time we are currently looking for volunteers. We are looking for people to hang posters for productions, help with set building, painting, cleaning and organizing. Come out and help even if only for a few hours, you can really make a difference. We also give community service credits.


Gretna Little Theatre is run solely by volunteers. Our actors, singers, dancers, directors and lighting are all volunteers and are happy to share with you their experience. No experience necessary! If you would like to learn technical aspects of the theatre such as; lights, set building, set design and props we are here to help. No matter how much or little Gretna Little Theatre needs you!


Another thing we are working on is our ticket sale options so stay tuned.................




Check out our new Calendar of Events..... link it to your Google Calendar and see when we are having events!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

GLT UPDATE

Gretna Little Theatre has a new email address. If you would like more information on GLT or any events that we are having please email us at gretnalittletheatre101@gmail.com. This includes ticket reservation made by email also.
Beware Ladies and Gentlemen,
 Her Majesty's Rejects returns to GLT for another night of fun and laughter. If you are unaware of who they are, this comedy troupe is made up of Kelly Hofmann, Malcolm Hofmann, Maggie Greer and David Hudson. They are  improve comedy and well worth the FREE admission at the Gretna Center for the Arts located at 101 Main Street in Gretna, VA. Since this is a Coffee House series there will be snacks, soda, water and of course coffee. Warning: if you decide to come (which I strongly encourage you to do), there will be much laughter and you might even find yourself on stage. So for good fun and laughs and to just have some plain old fun with people you may or may not know COME ON OUT AND SEE THEM!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

COMING EVENTS

Nov. 5th join us at GLT for Her Majesty's Rejects Coffee House. We will start at 7:30pm as long as you are ready for a good laugh and some unexpected fun. This comedy troupe will perform for you and you'll never know what is going to happen next! Admission is free but concessions will be available for purchase.




Nov. 13  The Gretna Little Theatre will hold an encore presentation of Greatest Generation A 1940s Review on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:30pm. This performance will be held at the Gretna Center for the Arts located at 101 Main St., Gretna, VA. Ticket prices are General Admission $15, Students and Seniors $10 and Veterans/Military/Law Enforcement/ Firefighters/EMS/First Responders will receive a well deserved Free admission. Reservation for tickets is strongly suggested as our seating is limited. Reservations may be made by EMAIL: gretnalittletheatre101@gmail.com PHONE: 540-423-2686 or private message on Facebook.



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Up Coming Events for October

October 13: Janina Shoemaker will present a seminar, Directing for Community Theatre, Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Gretna Center for the Arts, 101 Main Street. Anyone with special interest in directing for Gretna Little Theatre is welcome.  Shoemaker is co-founder and Artistic Director of GLT for the past nine years.
Drawing on her training as a theatre practitioner, and her directing and producing experience for fifty-plus years, the seminar will cover the directing process from play selection to final curtain call.  Specific attention will be given to amateur theatre, workshop production, and shoestring budget design.
Shoemaker is currently teaching Theatre Production at Danville Community Theatre, and the class will present an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, October 25, 10:00 a.m.  The public is invited to attend this production, free admission.
October 15: Old Timers 9am-3pm, come see us at the Center for the Arts at 101 Main St. in Gretna for a Silent Auction, bake sale, games for kids and an old time nickelodeon so you can rest your feet and watch some old cartoons.
October 15:  Coffee House Series 7:30pm, Brandon Dudley will be performing his stand up comedy titled: You Think You're Funny... snacks & drinks available for purchase but admission is FREE! 
October 22 & 23:   BLITHE SPIRIT: That British comedy smash hit by Noel Coward, a reckless dinner party lets loose a perfectly delightful pair of spirited ladies, Madame Arcati and Elvira. The spunky deceased wife of a strait-laced gentleman moves in, aided by the clairvoyant Arcati, and the mansion is bedeviled. No one anticipates the damage to be done; it’s classic British humour. Directed by Janina Shoemaker.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Her Majesty's Rejects returns

Beware Ladies and Gentlemen,
 Her Majesty's Rejects returns to GLT for another night of fun and laughter. If you are unaware of who they are, this comedy troupe is made up of Kelly Hofmann, Malcolm Hofmann, Maggie Greer and David Hudson. They are  improve comedy and well worth the FREE admission at the Gretna Center for the Arts located at 101 Main Street in Gretna, VA. Since this is a Coffee House series there will be snacks, soda, water and of course coffee. Warning: if you decide to come (which I strongly encourage you to do), there will be much laughter and you might even find yourself on stage. So for good fun and laughs and to just have some plain old fun with people you may or may not know COME ON OUT AND SEE THEM!



Maggie Greer, David Hudson, Malcolm Hofmann and the other guy, what was his name? Oh yeah Kelly Hofmann

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

UP COMING EVENTS FOR GLT

September 24th: READERS THEATRE The Orphans by James Prideaux @ 2:30pm. Admission is $5 and will be held at the Center for the Arts located at 101 Main Street, Gretna, VA.
  
Lily & Catherine Spangler have lived in seclusion in a New Your City hotel since the Titanic tragedy, visited only by their attorney. The would has changed and their fortune has matured. The charming but eccentric heiresses are discovered by  a "cousin," Ronald, who has a scheme to bring the orphans into the present. The cast features Pricilla Johnson, Mary Rowland, Cody Jones, with Al Collins, Andy Jones, and Cara Kinsey. A comedy for our seasoned patrons.




October 15: Old Timers Jubilee and all day event held in Gretna, VA featuring lots of things to do...
                      Coffee House Comedy with Brandon Dudley;
 Brandon was last seen as the gardener in Dr. Cook's Garden. Join us for Stand-Up. Free admission, refreshments for a buck



Monday, September 12, 2016

Reader's Theatre

Gretna Little Theatre is hosting a Reader's Theatre production of Orphans on September 24th @ 7:30 pm. The cost is $5.00 for admission and there will be concessions for sale. Come out and enjoy this production with us! P.S. this will be held at the Ceter for the Arts located at 101 Main St., Gretna, VA

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Do you have a love for the music of the 1940's?


If you have a love for “oldies but goodies”, join us for the Greatest Generation during Patriot’s Day weekend at the Gretna Center for the Arts. This musical re...vue is scheduled for September 9 – 11, and the performing artists include many of your GLT favorites. The songs were hits during the 1940’s, and many are still popular. Our goal is 40 of the best, gathered from all categories, from Broadway and the Silver Screen, Country Western, World War II related, even Novelty Tunes .The roster of popular 40s artists is the length of the piano keyboard, and we hope to “channel” a singer or more from the Hit Parade. We also plan to have a few of the groups represented. The musical arrangements backing our singers are from the Big Bands of the time faithfully digitized. Plan now to attend this “spectacular tribute” to and for The Greatest Generation. Collaboration directors are Carol Cundiff, Janina Shoemaker, Brenda Velarde and John Wilt. Tickets: General Admission, $15, Special (students, seniors, veterans) $10. Limited seating, reservations strongly recommended. Call 540 423 2686 or email sueilconich@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Her Majesty's Rejects website

Ladies and Gentlemen as you all know Her Majesty's Rejects first performed at the Gretna Little Theatre, Center for the Arts. We would like to announce their new website to kick off their recent interest in playing other venues. They will be performing their humorous show "Penny Awfuls" on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Reid Street Gallery, 24 Reid Street, Chatham, VA. With the performance starting at 7:30 pm. I am sure they will ask if you could get their a bit early with your minds open and be prepared to laugh, as that is what this troupe is all about. Well as expected by the post, here is a link to their website Her Majesty's Rejects.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GREATEST GENERATION

If you have a love for “oldies but goodies”, join us for the Greatest Generation during Patriot’s Day weekend at the Gretna Center for the Arts. This musical re...vue is scheduled for September 9 – 11, and the performing artists include many of your GLT favorites. The songs were hits during the 1940’s, and many are still popular. Our goal is 40 of the best, gathered from all categories, from Broadway and the Silver Screen, Country Western, World War II related, even Novelty Tunes .The roster of popular 40s artists is the length of the piano keyboard, and we hope to “channel” a singer or more from the Hit Parade. We also plan to have a few of the groups represented. The musical arrangements backing our singers are from the Big Bands of the time faithfully digitized. Plan now to attend this “spectacular tribute” to and for The Greatest Generation. Collaboration directors are Carol Cundiff, Janina Shoemaker, Brenda Velarde and John Wilt. Tickets: General Admission, $15, Special (students, seniors, veterans) $10. Limited seating, reservations strongly recommended. Call 540 423 2686 or email sueilconich@yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Steampunked Stories by Tom Howell


Tom Howell and his “Flying Capricorn”

The airship Flying Capricorn will visit Gretna August 19 & 20, at 7:30, at the Gretna Center for the Arts, for two showings of Steampunk Stories with raconteur Tom Howell.  Howell has detailed accounts of hysterical characters to entertain and elucidate in a family friendly performance that will both amuse and enlighten the audience.

Presented by Gretna Little Theatre as an alternative to commercial television, these Steampunk Stories will invite an active imagination to travel back in history to meet with legendary persons. Presented with children and youth in mind.  The program will utilize the theatre’s newly installed projection system.

Tickets are $10, general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and military personnel.  Limited seating;  concessions available during intermission.

Steampunk Stories


Friday, July 29, 2016

Stealing Home



Gretna Little Theatre, in partnership with Simpson Funeral Museum, will present Stealing Home August 5, 6, at 7:30, and a matinee on the 7th at 2:30 at the Gretna Center for the Arts, 101 Main Street. 

 

Stealing Home, Pat Cook’s very funny situation comedy (same playwright who gave us Those Crazy Ladies, 2014,) takes place in the reception lobby of Green Meadows Funeral Home.  Cecil and Pug manage to break into the Meadows Funeral Home one evening, only to be discovered in the act by Officer Doughberg, who happens to be sweet on the technician, Joan.  Before Doughberg can book the boys, Mama Meadows identifies Cecil as her long lost son, Jimmy.  However her three daughters refuse to acknowledge him; they want to sell the Home, and his presence upsets that plan.  The resolution turns on an event 25 years in the past.  

 

Matthew Pabo and Cody Jones play the culprits, with SuEllen Stracke as the Mama. Emily Carvatt, Madalyn Mohamed, and Sarah Miller are featured as the sisters, with David Keatts, Casi Price, Janet Lambert, and Debra Thompson adding to the confusion. Andy Jones is the lawyer who has the necessary ID.  Hal & Janina Shoemaker direct, Susan Hunt is stage manager, Adam Ilconich lighting.

 

Tickets are $15.00 general admission, $10.00 students, seniors, and military.  Seated is limited; reservations recommended. Susan Ilconich, Box Office manager.  Call 540 423 2686.

The Simpson Funeral Museum will display their 1941 Packard Hearse at the Gretna Center for the Arts during the opening day of the production. Acquired from its original owner, this hearse was in service for 66 years at a funeral home in Syracuse, NY, and has won numerous national car show awards.  It is one of the featured exhibits at the Chatham museum.  A favorite of museum visitors is a fully-restored 1876 horse-drawn hearse. Over 1100 man hours spanning two years of work went into the full restoration of the hearse, from the original silk interior to the sterling silver lamps.

The Simpson Funeral Museum serves as a historical resource to provide the public a with learning experience on the history of funeral service on the original site of the first funeral home in Chatham, Virginia, in the late 1800’s.  The embalming exhibit features a replica of a 19th century embalming room with all the equipment and surgical supplies needed for embalming in the family’s home, which was customary during that era.

The Shoemakers naturally went to Mr. Simpson to borrow props for the production.  The museum is open to the general public Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 2pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Coffee House series .....

Saturday, August 13, 2016

GLT is proud to present Walker Ray in concert on August 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm  in our Coffee House series. Admission is FREE and concessions are available for purchase. Doors will open at 7:00 pm but come early as seating is limited, first come basis.


Walker Ray



What is a House you may ask?   

The Coffee House Series is an irregular presentation of the Gretna Little Theatre to satisfy the hyperactive imaginations of our members and guests. Held at the Center for the Arts that is located at 101 Main St., Gretna, VA





Coffee House series .....

Saturday, August 13, 2016

GLT is proud to present Walker Ray in concert on August 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm  in our Coffee House series. Admission is FREE and concessions are available for purchase. Doors will open at 7:00 pm but come early as seating is limited, first come basis.


Walker Ray



What is a House you may ask?   

The Coffee House Series is an irregular presentation of the Gretna Little Theatre to satisfy the hyperactive imaginations of our members and guests. Held at the Center for the Arts that is located at 101 Main St., Gretna, VA





UP COMING EVENTS

Stealing Home

Tickets are now on sale for this performance see below for details!

Matt Pabo and Cody Jones; Casi Price, Emily Carvatt*, SuEllen Stracke*, Andy Jones; David Keatts, Sarah Miller, Janet Lambert, Debra Thompson; (Madalyn Mohamed, not pictured) 
Pat Cook’s very funny situation comedy. (same playwright who gave us *Those Crazy Ladies, 2014) This comedy takes place in the reception lobby of Green Meadows Funeral Home, with wacky characters in even wackier situations. The resolution turns on an event 25 years in the past. Co-directors Hal & Janina Shoemaker. 

Performance dates are: Friday, Aug. 5th @ 7:30 pm, Saturday, Aug. 6th @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 7th @ 2:30 pm. 

Ticket Prices are: General Admission is $15 and Senior, Student and Military is $10.

For tickets please call or text 540-423-2686. (Leave name, which night you would like tickets for, and how many you would like). You may also message us on Facebook, or email sueilconich@yahoo.com for tickets. At this time we accept cash and check only for ticket purchases. 

Her Majesty's Rejects

Some pictures from "Her Majesty's Rejects" performance at the Gretna Little Theatre
Cast members Malcolm Hofmann, Maggie Greer and David Hudson with Board Member Jeff Bailess.

Malcolm Hofman as Icarus with wings made of was and feathers ready to fly to the Sun.




Saturday, July 23, 2016

Gretna Little Theatre will hold its Annual Meeting Tuesday,  August 16th at the Gretna Center for the Arts.   Members of the community are invited to attend and become involved in the organization’s business as well as performers and audience.  A non-profit organization, volunteers are needed in all aspects of the operation.
 These past two seasons the community theatre has been expanding programs as well as renovating the Center.  From four productions in 2008 to six events plus a youth workshop in 2016, actors and designers have opportunities to use their skills in a variety of ways.  A series of Coffee House events invites artists to perform in a friendly venue, and we hold outreach programs to build our impact in Pittsylvania and neighboring counties.
Renovation of the former mercantile building progresses as we set our sights on the second floor with office space and storage.  We have added new rest rooms, air conditioning, and upgraded utilities this year.  The new roof has improved our appearance as much as the new windows did three years ago.
President Deborah Price Moran and Executive Director Janina Shoemaker welcome any and all to our Annual Meeting as we set goals for the 2017 season.  There is a place for all to come play with us.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coffee House this Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Coffee House this Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

What is a House you may ask?

The Coffee House Series is an irregular presentation of the Gretna Little Theatre to satisfy the hyperactive imaginations of our members and guests. Held at the Center for the Arts that is located at 101 Main St., Gretna, VA. Admission is free however coffee, drinks and snacks are available for purchase. But we ask that you come early as seating is limited.

And this Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm the Gretna Little Theatre is pleased to present Her Majesty’s Rejects, a newly assembled comedy troupe of GLT members and friends, in their premier performance this coming Saturday, July 23, at 7:30, in the Gretna Center for the Arts.


The troupe of players will present a hilarious romp, similar to Monty Python, or Shrek, or The Muppets, or Shakespeare in the Park, or a combination of all the above, in a Family Friendly Comic Coffee House.


 If you, or someone in your circle of friends, would like to perform in future, simply catch up with any of our actors to establish a commitment.  or contact Janina Shoemaker at (434) 656 3637.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Up Coming Events

The Gretna Little Theatre has a few up coming events that are sure to peak your interest.


Lettice & Lovage   July 15   Readers Theatre at Reid Art Gallery, Chatham
Janina Shoemaker, Deborah Price Moran, Alisa Davis, & Hal Shoemaker
One performance only, benefits youth art workshops and classes. Comedy.
Lettice Duffet, an art expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, as well as architecture and theatre, crosses swords (excuse that, it’s an axe) with Lottie Schoen, an inspector of the (British) Preservation Trust. In verbal battle, the two women cover well known historical persons, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, and little known John Fustian.   Presented in Readers Theatre mode.
Ticket reservations recommended. Limited seating.  $10.00 Contact Alisa Davis, adavis@reidstreetgallery.com.
 

Pizza-Work Party   July 16   Center for the Arts, 10:00
Calling all theatre members to a special house-cleaning party. Invest some sweat equity and do your community theatre a big favor. Good weather, good company, and a good feeling when we’re finished. Spear-headed by President Deborah and Gadget Kelly, with full hearted support from Exec Janina. Lunch provided.


Interviews for a Readers Theatre fall Coffee House, The Orphans by James Prideaux.
Two charming eccentric heiresses, their attorney, a “cousin” Ronald, a hotel manager, & a lady-of-the-evening. Comedy. Call 434 656 3637.
 
 
Coffee House  “Her Majesty’s Rejects”    Comedy Theatre Troupe
July 23, 7:30 at the Center
“Think … “Shakespeare in the Park” meets Shreck meets Monty Python meets the Muppets – only much much more!” So says the playbill on this novel addition to the GLT family of events. Family? Yes, "it is a colorful vaudeville style depiction of Greek theatre and mythology, a fun experience for the entire family."
 
Admission is free, but Seating is Limited. Come early… Donations welcome…
Coffee for a Buck and snacks available.
 

Matt Pabo and Cody Jones; Casi Price, Emily Carvatt*, SuEllen Stracke*, Andy Jones; David Keatts, Sarah Miller, Janet Lambert, Debra Thompson; (Madalyn Mohamed, not pictured)
 
Stealing Home, now in rehearsal; Pat Cook’s very funny situation comedy. (same playwright who gave us *Those Crazy Ladies, 2014) This comedy takes place in the reception lobby of Green Meadows Funeral Home, with wacky characters in even wackier situations. The resolution turns on an event 25 years in the past. Co-directors Hal & Janina Shoemaker. Production August 5-7.
Stealing Home Cast



Greatest Generation “Auditions” Ongoing… call 434 656 3637 to be included
Now known as the Greatest Generation, the veterans and families of WWII sang and danced to the Big Band music of the 1940s. Many of the hits of this era are now in the popular American Songbook. Hop down Memory Lane with us as we prepare for a September 9-11 festival of the best music from the 40’s sung by our patriotic and romantic song stylists. This is a “Do-it-Yourself” spectacular. Musicians: choose your music, song, melody, from the “100 Greatest Popular Songs of the 1940s,” rehearse it and bring it to the stage, when you will be incorporated into the festival.

Peanuts Playhouse

Peanuts Playhouse was the title of the Youth workshop for the younger children. These children ranged in ages from 4 years old till 12 years old. Such talent to progress in these wonderful children. This performance was also held on July 8th and 9th.
Peanuts Playhouse cast


The String of Pearls

 The String of Pearls was the Summer Youth Teen Workshop and it was
held on July 8th and 9th. The teens did everything from dressing the set, lighting, managing, assisting directing and acting. The kids did a great job and there was a nice turnout. Hopefully we will see more of these teens in future performances.
The String of Pearls Cast


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Miracle Worker: Reserve your tickets now!

William Gibson's The Miracle Worker will be presented at the Gretna Center for the Arts this weekend. Show dates and times are June 17th at 7:30 pm, June 18th at 7:30 pm, and June 19th at 2:30 pm. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets by calling 1-540-423-2686.

                                     Margaret Greer (Annie) and Rebecca Craddock (Helen)
                   Top Row: Kelly Hofmann (Doctor & James) and David Hudson (Capt. Keller)
         Middle Row: Priscila Johnson (Aunt Ev), Eden Ilconich (Kate), and Margaret Greer (Annie)    
              Bottom Row: Malcolm Hofmann (Mr. Anagnos and Percy), Rebecca Craddock (Helen),
                                                              and Miranda Russell (Martha)
Margaret Greer (Annie) and Malcolm Hofmann (Mr. Anagnos)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Youth Workshops:

Gretna Little Theatre is offering a summer youth workshop that will feature the Peanuts Gang characters, for the youngest applicants, and the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd (without music) with Sweeney, the barber, Mrs. Lovett, the pie maker, Johanna Oakley and Mark Ingles, the sweethearts, and a complete cast of London merchants and officers for middle and high school students.

Application, registration, and basic audition will be held Monday and Tues...day, after school, from 4 – 6, May !6 and 17, at the Gretna Center for the Arts, Main Street in Gretna. 

Peanuts Playhouse is a series of comic situations adapted from the popular strip by Charles Schultz.
A String of Pearls is the original 1847 play by George Pitt, London playwright, both adapted for youth performance by Janina Shoemaker, Artistic Director. 
 There is no fee charged for this activity, and no previous experience necessary. Parents will be invited to help with the double bill production. Production dates have been scheduled for July 8 & 9. Rehearsal schedules will be posted for May and June.

 Last year’s youth workshop presented The Light in the Mill, a serious melodrama, and Rikki Tikki Tavi, the beloved story of the mongoose that overpowered the cobras. The first youth production of GLT was Intrigue at the Music Hall, (2010), then No, No, A Million Times No in 2012. Following seasons presented The Doll That Came to Life, and Hansel & Gretel. Many of the young actors from these shows have subsequently appeared in main stage plays, and a few have gone on to college to major in the arts.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Auditions for The Miracle Worker: May 16th & 17th

Auditions for The Miracle Worker will be held on May 16th and 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Gretna Center for the Arts. If available, please bring with you a current headshot and a theatrical resume.
 
 

Poster for Dr. Cook's Garden


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Help Needed!:

Gretna Little Theatre calls for volunteers Saturday, April 16, to clear out debris from the upper floors of the Gretna Center for the Arts. A dedicated crew has been removing the walls of the front rooms to make way for remodeling the space to be the Center and Theatre offices. A dumpster will be installed at the edge of the building on Main Street for collection of construction materials.Volunteers needing community service hours are welcome to join the theatre’s actors and crews as we move forward with renovation. Beginning at 8:30, and running until completed, hour by hour helpers are needed. Call Janina Shoemaker, at 434 656 3637 for more information.

Dr. Cook's Garden (In Rehearsal)


Dr. Leonard cook is a benevolent family doctor who makes house calls whenever called. Dr. Jim Tennyson, fresh out of medical school, pays a friendly call  on his boyhood mentor; in Greenfield Center, a small rural community and an unforgettable melodrama unfolds.

 
Show dates are:
Friday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April May 1st at 2:30 p.m.

       Pictured above are: Jessica Crews, Shelly Bailess,
 Malcolm Hofmann, Kelly Hofmann, and Brandon Dudley.




Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Welcome Spring" Family Celebration & Local Author's Book Signing

     "Welcome Spring" Family Celebration & Local Author's Book Signing. Fun for the whole family at the Gretna Little Theater on Saturday, March 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Plan to relax and stay a while. We'll offer snacks and beverages for sale. Several local authors will be featured. Additional entertainment includes face-painting, games, and balloon artistry.

Some of our local authors are:
-Larry Aaron (writer of several books about local history)
-Darrell Campbell (a local minister, who wrote an amusing assembly of anecdotes)
-Travis Schwartz (who wrote a spiritual children's book & is the balloon artist known as Balloon Dude Travis)
-JoAnne Ivie (author of a heart-warming fiction novel)
-Carl Reynolds (author of... a series of whimsical story books) and Carl's daughter Sherry Moschler, an art teacher, who beautifully illustrated her dad's books.
-Leslie M. Szocik (who wrote a suspenseful, complicated mystery)

-Jessica Crews (author of several children's books)

 Admission to the event is free. Authors will be selling their individual works throughout the event. Concessions will be sold on premises.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GLT Accepts Grant form the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

On January 19th, Gretna Little Theatre President, Deborah Moran, accepted a grant on behalf of the Gretna Little Theatre from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

Coffee House: John Wilt

Singer John Wilt will be performing the classics of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett on Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. just in time for Valentine's Day! Bring a date and enjoy the music and dancing! Admission is free and concessions including "coffee for a buck" will be served throughout the show.