• 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 before 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

    Please watch for your invitation to our annual Patron's Party October 1, 2015 at The Firehouse Arts Center. Sponsored by Mickey and Susan Shiver.

    Pre-Show Wine & Cheese Event

    We invite all BLT patrons (Benefactor level, Star level, Gold level, and Sustaining level) to join us in the Ruth Langston garden for a pre-show wine & cheese gathering on each opening night from 6:30 pm until 7:15 pm.

    Class Act Summer Workshops

    Registration for workshops will take place the first day of classes.
    Fees: $125 for one child; $95 for each additional
    See show information for details

    Our 2015-2016 Season
    Lovingly dedicated to the late Dr. Ed Mobley

    One Act Plays

    An Evening of One Act Plays scheduled for August 28-30 has been canceled.



    Dracula

    Performance dates:

    October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 25 and November 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin October 16, 2015

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    The Homecoming

    Performance dates:

    December 3-5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 6, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 27, 2015

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    Gypsy

    Performance dates:

    March 3-5, 2016 and March 10-12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 6, 2015 and March 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin February 26, 2016

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    Perfect Wedding

    Performance dates:

    May 5-7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 8, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin April 29, 2016

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    Class Act

    Performance dates:

    Children's Performance Dates:
    TBD

    Teen's Performance Dates:
    TBD

  • 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 before 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 Dracula

    by Steven Dietz, based on the novel by Bram Stoker; directed by Michael Inlow

    As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances.


    Characters
    Jonathan Harker - Jonathan is Mina's fiancé. He is made a prisoner by Dracula and encounters the Bride of Dracula.
    Abraham Van Helsing - Van Helsing is an educated professor. He is heroic and intelligent.
    Dracula - Dracula is a Count from Transylvania. He is handsome and sophisticated, but also, of course, a vampire.
    Mina - Mina is Harken's fiancée. She is middle class and a reasonable young woman.
    Lucy - Lucy is a friend of Mina's who is upperclass. She is outgoing and vivacious.
    Dr. John Seward - Seward is Lucy's suitor and also the head of an insane asylum.
    Renfield - Renfield is emaciated looking and delusional. He Is a madman at the lunatic asylum overseen by Seward. He is delusional enough to eat living creatures in hopes of obtaining their life force.
    Attendent - The attendant should be youthful and plays various roles including waiter and usually male Vixen.
    Vixens - The vixens are thin and athletic. They play various roles including maid and female attendants. They appear with lots of stage blood and often are scantily clad.


    Auditions: August 31 and September 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    October 25 and November 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for The Homecoming

    adapted by Christopher Sergel; directed by Martha Mobley

    The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive.


    Characters
    Clay boy- 16 or older
    Olivia Spencer- 30 and older
    Clay Spencer- 40 and up
    Matt-13 and older
    Becky- 12 and older
    Mark- 10 and older
    Shirley- 9 and older
    Luke- 8 and older
    John -7 and older
    Pattie Cake-6 and older
    Grandpa Homer-50 and older
    Grandma Ida-50 and older
    Birdshot-20 and older
    City Lady- 20 and older
    Charlie Sneed- 30 and older
    Sheriff-30 and older
    Ike Godsey-30 and older
    Rev Dooly-African American-30 and up
    Young “Joseph”-African American-10 and up
    Young “Mary”- African American-10 and up
    Miss Emma Staples- 50 and up
    Miss Etta Staples -50 and up


    Auditions: November 2-3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: December 3-5, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    December 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Gypsy

    based on the book by Arthur Laurents; directed by Sam Higdon; Musical Director: Michael Inlow; Choreographer: Susan Livingston-Higdon

    Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business.


    Characters
    Mama Rose - Mama Rose is a force. Even though she is trying to get her children into show business, she is the star of every moment of her own life.
    Louise - Louise has spent her entire life trying to please her mother, and failing to do so. She is a quiet, intelligent young woman who loves her family dearly and is fiercely loyal, but is woefully inept at vaudeville performance.
    June - Baby June is in her mid-teens, though she still is forced by her mother to perform her childhood vaudeville act. She is a willful young woman, who rebels against her mother’s expectations
    Herbie - Herbie is a salesman, who becomes Baby June’s manager for her vaudeville show act, and falls in love with her mother, Rose.
    Baby June - Age 8-10. Sweet, outgoing Baby June is the perfect child star. She is eager and extroverted and charms everyone she meets.
    Baby Louise - Age 10 to 12. Young Louise is a loving and devoted daughter and sister, who struggles with the family’s focus on show business, as she is awkward, gangly, and painfully shy.
    Tulsa - Tulsa is a born performer, who plays one of the chorus boys in Baby June’s act. He is the perfect chorus boy, who dances and sings beautifully, but has the presence to command the stage by himself.
    L.A. - One of the chorus boys in Baby June’s act. L.A. is cocky and is referred to as a “sweet-ass.” Must be a strong singer and dancer.
    Yonkers - One of the chorus boys in Baby June’s act. He gives June a baseball mit for her birthday, and seems somewhat interested in her, romantically. Must be a strong singer and dancer.
    Angie - One of the chorus boys in Baby June’s act. Must be a strong singer and dancer.
    Tessie Tura - Tessie Tura is a professional stripper whose “gimmick” is that she is a ballerina.
    Mazeppa - Mazeppa is a brash and ballsy professional stripper whose “gimmick” is that she plays the trumpet.
    Electra - Electra is a professional stripper whose gimmick is that she uses light bulbs in her stripping performance (thus, the name Electra.)
    Uncle Jocko - Uncle Jocko is the alcoholic MC of a weekly kiddie talent show. He is in the rather unfortunate position dealing with stage mothers all the time, despite the fact that he hates them.
    Clarinet Boy - A child who plays clarinet, and auditions for a vaudeville act. May sing in the ensemble.
    Pop - Pop is Mama Rose’s father, who never believed that his daughter or her girls would amount to anything.
    Rich Man's Son - The son of the driver, the Rich Man’s Son is kidnapped by Mama Rose, and becomes a singing and dancing member of the Newsboys who backup Baby June’s vaudeville act.
    Little Boy Scout - The Little Boy Scout is kidnapped by Rose, and becomes a singing and dancing member of the Newsboys who backup Baby June’s vaudeville act.
    Weber - A surly theatre manager in Los Angeles, who is completely uninterested in June’s vaudeville act.
    Kringelein - is a hotel manager in Akron, Ohio, who has seen all of the antics show business people use to get out of paying their bills, and is entirely skeptical that Mama Rose will be able to pay hers.
    Mrs. Cratchitt - The jaded secretary to the producer at Grantziger’s Palace. She has a high enough opinion of herself to have an incredibly low opinion of all of the many people who try to get their acts booked by the producer for whom she works.
    Ensemble - Members of the ensemble play additional auditioning children, mothers of auditioning children, boy scouts, hotel guests, restaurant wait staff, strippers, backstage personalities, and showgirls.
    Newsboys - Singing and dancing young boys who backup Baby June’s vaudeville act.

    Please come with a musical theatre audition piece that's at least 16 measures long.


    Auditions: January 4-5, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: March 3-5 and 10-12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    March 6 and 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Perfect Wedding

    by Robin Hawdon; directed by Pamela Barnes

    A man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding morning to find an extremely attractive naked girl in bed beside him. In the depths of a stag night hangover, he can't even remember meeting her. Before he can get her out, his bride to be arrives to dress for the wedding and, in the ensuing panic, the girl is locked in the bathroom.


    Characters
    2 Male, 4 Female


    Auditions: March 21-22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: May 5-7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    May 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  • 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)
    Hildy Conder (Vice Chair)
    Tina Greene (Secretary)
    Misty Brown (Treasurer)

    Board of Directors

    Pamela Barnes, Ariel Brock, Misty Brown, Scott Brown,
    Barbara Cliffe-Miller, Hildy Conder, Ida Cooksey, Scott Dunn,
    Christina Greene, Tina Greene, Michael Inlow, Barbara Intilli,
    Henry Intilli, Martha Mobley, Dave Nelson, Austin Rowe,
    Lori Shiver, Shanell Schuyler, and Allyson Whittaker.

  • Barefoot in the Park

    by Neil Simon; directed by Martha Mobley

    September 18-20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.


    Barefoot in the Park

    Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter move into a small apartment in New York City after their six-day honeymoon. While Paul tries to prove himself as a young lawyer in the courtroom, Corie not only sets up their place, she also sets up her anxious mother with their peculiar (or in Paul’s opinion—crazy) neighbor, Mr. Velasco! After all, this is a guy who sleeps on a rug instead of a bed and enjoys some pretty bizarre culinary concoctions (eel knichi—gross!). Corie’s efforts to have fun and spice up Ms. Banks’ life take the four on a wild adventure all over New York City. Conventional Paul and free-spirited Corie always knew that they were different, but after a strange night out and the events that follow, they begin to wonder if maybe they are too different for one another. The honeymoon might be over, but these two young adults (and the older folks too) still have plenty to learn about themselves and the realities and compromises that come with being in a relationship.

  • Dracula

    by Steven Dietz, based on the novel by Bram Stoker; Directed by Michael Inlow

    October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    October 25 and November 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm


    Dracula

    "I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances -- in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

  • The Homecoming

    adapted by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Earl Hamner, Jr.; Directed by Martha Mobley

    December 3-5, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    December 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm


    The Homecoming

    Known on television as The Waltons, they're called The Spencers here. The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, Clay-Boy is stuck with the unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, Clay-Boy has a secret yearning that's quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. Clay-Boy could explode with frustration at his inability to communicate with this man that he admires most. He is also worried because his father is already long overdue in getting home. In the climax, the father makes it -- just as they are in despair about him. He brings a special gift for his son, a gift that reveals unexpected understanding and the strength of a loving family.

  • Gypsy

    based on the book by Arthur Laurents; directed by Sam Higdon; Michael Inlow (musical director); Susan Livingston-Higdon (choreographer)

    March 3-5 and 10-12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    March 6 and 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm


    Gypsy

    Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You'll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need is the Girl, Everything's Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get a Gimmick, and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

  • Perfect Wedding

    by Robin Hawdon; directed by Pamela Barnes

    May 5-7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    May 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm


    Perfect Wedding

    An appalling situation: a bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him, whom he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend. Then the problem is that the best man's real girlfriend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!

  • Class Act

    Children's show: The Wizard of Oz
    Director: Heather Phillips
    Rehearsals begin May 26, 2015; 9am - noon Mon-Fri
    Performance Dates: June 19-21, 2015

    Teens' show: TBA
    Co-directors: Christina Greene & Austin Rowe
    Rehearsals begin June 22, 2015; 6-9PM Mon-Fri
    Performance Dates: July 24-26, 2015


    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.

    No early registration. Registration will be the first day of classes. Fees: $125 for one child $95 for each additional.