• Little about us

    Statement of Purpose

    BLT is a non-profit organization for the development of interest in drama as an educational and entertainment medium for the public as well as a source of experience and pleasure for those participating actively in the work. The object of this organization is to promote better drama, to extend cultural and entertainment opportunities to the community and to instruct interested persons in dramatic techniques. Bainbridge Little Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions (above and beyond regular ticket price per play) at the Sustaining Patron level and above are tax deductible. Four plays per season ticket.

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    Our History

    Once upon a time ...

    I was conducting one show and seated at the left side next to the stage. I looked down and, behold; there on the edge of the stage was a live cricket. I reached down and quickly put it in the pocket of my tuxedo. At intermission I took it outside and released it. I was sure then that the BLT was blessed with good luck.


    In 1974 the college had been open for a little more than a year. BC began plans for a theatre organization because Bainbridge did not have one. So the Humanities Division and Continuing Education began to address the issue. Of course, there was no theatre facility at this time. Bainbridge College agreed to house and support the theatre until it could one day fly on its own.


    The three faculty who organized the theatre were Dr. Eunice Knight, Dr. Michael Gast, and Mrs. Dottie Randall. The BLT was established, and the first show was “Barefoot in the Park,” presented in 1974. The first “stars” were Ed Marsicano, Ksena Zipperer, Helen Kelley, Basil Lucas, Larry Nichols and Adelaine Wolf. (Incidentally, the high school student ushers were Bruce Kirbo, Steve Poitevent, Ronnie Martin, Joe Livingston, Pete Miller and Jan Kres.) Eunice Knight directed.


    During the early days The BLT had no regular place to perform. The American Legion, the VFW, Shrine Club, Elcan-King school, Bainbridge College, and even the old library building all served this new theatre effort. But, BLT needed a home. One of the BLT supporters was Max Langston, who was the Pepsi Cola dealer in the area. The success of Max and his products needed a larger facility, so Max gave the BLT his building on Troupe Street. I chaired a small group called “Friends of the Theater” and we sold each of the seats for $300, which raised almost $50,000. I attended a meeting of the Decatur County Commissioners and asked them for $30,000. They granted the request.


    We planned for the first show in the new facility and it was “Class Act.” This was a show of our own invention because we couldn’t trust a published show not knowing the various dimensions and spaces of the new theatre. It was a huge success! We knew we had a gem of a 160-seat theatre. And, the acoustics are beautiful!


    There are presently three or four shows each year, plus other special events. BLT’S Troupe Street Theatre has been improved over the years with the addition of curtains, a concert grand piano, additional space backstage, and a formal garden for al fresco receptions. BLT is not only a place for entertainment and celebration of the arts but a source of pride for the community who built it.


    -- Dr. Ed Mobley

  • Tickets

    Ticket Information

    Adults

    Students

    Musicals

    Adults

    Students

     

    $15.00

    $10.00

     

    $18.00

    $13.00

    Reserve Tickets by Phone

    We begin taking reservations for non-patrons the Friday (six days) before opening night. During that week, you can reserve your tickets online. You may call (229) 246-8345 Monday through Friday 1pm - 6pm or email bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com if you need help with your reservations.

    Season Gift Subscriptions

    A subscription to the current season may be purchased as a gift by clicking above. We will send the recipient a letter stating that a season subscription has been purchased , and that it is a gift from you!

    Season Tickets

    $1,000.00

    Benefactor

    Individual or Cooperate support receives four (4) season tickets, recognition in the lobby, plus Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $500.00

    Star Patron

    Star Patrons receive two (2) season tickets, recognition in our lobby, and Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $125.00

    Gold Patron

    Gold Patrons receive one (1) season ticket, recognition in our lobby, as well as receiving Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $80.00

    Sustaining Patron

    Sustaining Patrons receive one (1) season ticket. They join us at the Annual Patron’s Party, at the wine and cheese festivities after every opening night, and are celebrated in our programs.


    $60.00

    Patron

    Patrons receive one (1) season ticket. They join us at the Annual Patron’s party and are celebrated in our programs.


    $50.00

    Subscriber

    Subscribers receive one (1) season ticket. Our Subscribers are greatly appreciated.


    $25.00

    Student

    Students receive one (1) season ticket (must show student ID). Student (full-time) available to grade school, high school and college students. BHS students receive credit in English class for attending plays.

  • Patron's Party

    This season's Patron's Party will be October 17th at the home of Mrs. Wymema Miles. Please watch for your invitation to this annual event.

    Opening Night Party

    And don't forget — the Opening Night Party (for Sustaining , Gold, Star Patrons and Benefactors) for each play will always take place immediately following the play on the first night of each production.

    Class Act Summer Workshops

    Registration for workshops is May 3rd 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Fees: $125 for one child; $95 for each additional
    See show information for details
    Download the registration form now.

    Our 2013-2014 Season

    Dearly Departed

    Performance dates:

    September 19-21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin September 13, 2013

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    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Performance dates:

    December 6-7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 7-8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 29, 2013

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    The Trip to Bountiful

    Performance dates:

    March 13-15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin March 7, 2014

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    Nunsense

    Performance dates:

    May 15-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin May 9, 2014

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    Class Act

    Performance dates:

    Children's Performance Dates:
    June 13-14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    Teen's Performance Dates:
    July 18-19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Volunteering

    Any member of the community may volunteer in one of many areas: backstage, set construction, door workers, garden maintenance, props, costumes, building maintenance, etc. Simply call us at (229) 246-8345 or email us and we will get you involved!

    Donations

    Bainbridge Little Theatre is always interested in donations of usable, unique and vintage clothing, furniture, and other items. Please email with your items and we will let you know when and where to drop them off!

    Member Donors

    $1,000.00

    Benefactor

    Individual or Cooperate support receives four (4) season tickets, recognition in the lobby, plus Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $500.00

    Star Patron

    Star Patrons receive two (2) season tickets, recognition in our lobby, and Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $125.00

    Gold Patron

    Gold Patrons receive one (1) season ticket, recognition in our lobby, as well as receiving Sustaining Patron benefits.


    $80.00

    Sustaining Patron

    Sustaining Patrons receive one (1) season ticket. They join us at the Annual Patron’s Party, at the wine and cheese festivities after every opening night, and are celebrated in our programs.


    $60.00

    Patron

    Patrons receive one (1) season ticket. They join us at the Annual Patron’s party and are celebrated in our programs.


    $50.00

    Subscriber

    Subscribers receive one (1) season ticket. Our Subscribers are greatly appreciated.


    $25.00

    Student

    Students receive one (1) season ticket (must show student ID). Student (full-time) available to grade school, high school and college students. BHS students receive credit in English class for attending plays.

  • Youth Gallery

     

    2012

    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella
    Cinderella

     

    2005

    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
    Crazy for You
  • Children's Gallery

     

    2013

    On the Tip of My Tongue
    On the Tip of My Tongue
    On the Tip of My Tongue
  • Auditions

    Bainbridge Little Theatre is a great place to learn and grow your artisitc talents. Auditions are open to all interested parties, and no prior experience is needed. Come and join us and realize there is no fear in what we do, only fun and pleasant experiences. For more information, contact us at (229) 246-8345 or email us at bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com.



    Auditions for Dearly Departed

    by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones; directed by Pam Barnes

    In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.


    Characters
    4 men, 6 women


    Auditions: August 5th & 6th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: September 19-20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 21, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.




    Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    by Barbara Robinson; directed by Amy Wells

    The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world. They lie and steal and smoke cigars (even the girls) and talk dirty and cuss their teachers and take the name of the Lord in vain. And they are going to be in the Christmas Pageant...... and the woman who's always directed the show just broke her leg and can't do it..... So someone else steps in to take charge of the entire production...... and of the Herdmans!


    Characters
    Beth Bradley—the narrator, a teenager
    Grace Bradley—Beth’s mom,rookie director of the pageant
    Bob Bradley—Beth’s dad
    Charlie Bradley—Beth’s little brother
    Alice Wendleken—teenage goodie‐goodie
    Mrs. Armstrong‐‐veteran pageant director, in hospital with broken leg
    Reverend Hopkins—church pastor
    Ladies Aid Society members—Mrs. Slocum, Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Clausing
    The Herdman kids—Ralph,Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, Gladys


    Auditions: October 1st & 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: December 6-7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.




    Auditions for Trip to Bountiful

    by Horton Foote; directed by Martha Mobley

    Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son and out-spoken daughter-in-law, widow Carrie Watts dreams of returning to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own family. Fearing that she's an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law's watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home in the journey of a lifetime.


    Characters
    6 men, 3 women, extras


    Auditions: January 6th & 7th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: March 13-15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.




    Auditions for Nunsense

    by Dan Goggin; directed by Ben Gunter

    ‘Nunsense’ is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.


    Characters
    5 women


    Auditions: March 24th & 25th at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: May 15-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

  • Contact Address

    Bainbridge Little Theatre

    220 East Troupe Street,
    Bainbridge, GA 39817
    Telephone: (229) 246-8345
    E-mail: bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com

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    Board of Directors Officers

    Michael Inlow (Chair)
    David Nelson (Vice Chair)
    Tina Greene (Secretary)
    Misty Brown (Treasurer)
    Stephanie Jones (Theatre Manager)

    Board of Directors

    Misty Brown, Hildy Conder, Scott Dunn,
    Tina Greene, Michael Inlow, Nan McIntosh,
    Martha Mobley, Dave Nelson, Lori Shiver,
    Barbara Intilli, Henry Intilli,
    Barbara Cliffe-Miller, and Shanell Schuyler.

  • Dearly Departed

    by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones; directed by Pam Barnes

    September 19-21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.


    Dearly Departed

    In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    by Barbara Robinson; Directed by Amy Wells

    December 6-7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 7-8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.


    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

  • The Trip to Bountiful

    by Horton Foote; Directed by Martha Mobley

    March 13-15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.


    The Trip to Bountiful

    Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son and out-spoken daughter-in-law, widow Carrie Watts dreams of returning to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own family. Fearing that she's an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law's watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home in the journey of a lifetime.

  • Nunsense

    by Dan Goggin; directed by Ben Gunter

    May 15-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.


    Nunsense

    Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

  • Class Act

    Children's show: Alice at Wonderland
    Rehearsals begin May 27th, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Performance Dates: June 13-14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    Teens' show: Beauty and the Beast
    Rehearsals begin June 23rd, Monday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Performance Dates: July 18-19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


    Class Act

    Class Act Children (ages 8-12) and Class Act Youth (ages 13-18) are acting workshops that usually last 3 weeks during the summer. Participants learn acting, vocal and movement techniques, as well as perform in a showcase at the end of the camp. The Children rehearse in the morning; the Youth in the evening.

    All Registration: May 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Fees: $125 for one child $95 for each additional.
    Download the registration form now.