Curtain rising on theatre season

Ladysmith Little Theatre releases play list for 2011-2012

The Ladysmith Little Theatre’s 2011-2012 lineup is filled with music, intrigue, camaraderie and Robbie Burns.

 

The theatre kicks off its season with the Agatha Christie mystery The Hollow.

 

According to Carol Sparham with the Little Theatre, this is their third year starting with a Christie play which has proved to be a real crowd pleaser.

 

The whodunit will run for 11 performances from September 15 until October 2. It will be directed by Mort Paul.

 

“Agatha Christie is always a good show and entertaining for the audience,” said Sparham.

 

Following The Hollow, will be B.C. playwright Roy Teed’s The Good Game. The play is about four aging hockey players who have no problem rekindling their camaraderie after several years apart. The Good Game will have 11 performances between October 27 and November 13. It will also be directed by Mort Paul.

 

Teed may even be attending a performance this year, said Sparham. The audience is invited to take part by wearing old jerseys to be entered into a draw.

 

Just in time for Christmas, Gord McInnis will be again bringing pantomime to the Little Theatre stage with Hickory Dickory Dock by Norman Robbins. There will be nine performances from mid-December to January 1.

 

“He does such a great job,” Sparham said of McInnis, who also directed last year’s pantomime.

 

Burn’s night will be returning to the theatre this year with two performances on January 27 and 28. There will also be a variety show for four performances between February 10 and 18.

 

Also new this year, the Little Theatre are for the first time trying a musical number. Local director Alan Watt will be staging A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for 15 performances  between March 22 and April 15.

 

“We are going to put on a couple extra performances for this one,” said Sparham, noting the great amount of preparation for musicals.

 

The season comes to a close with comedy Let’s Murder Marsha Monk Ferris which runs May 3 to May 15 with 11 performances.

 

This will also be the Ladysmith Players entry into the zone competition.

 

Sparham said interest in the theatre has been growing with each year.

 

There has been a lot of interest shown in the theatre and there may be more performances throughout the year.

 

For more information on the shows, ticket prices and to reserve your seat, visit www.ladysmithlittletheatre.com.

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