• 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

    This season's Patron's Party will be at the home of Ramsay and Peggy Simmons. Please watch for your invitation to this annual event.

    New 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. This will be in lieu of the Opening Night parties following performances. Each wine & cheese event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m.

    Class Act Summer Workshops

    Registration for workshops is TBA
    Fees: $125 for one child; $95 for each additional
    See show information for details

    Our 2014-2015 Season

    Barefoot in the Park

    Performance dates:

    September 18-20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin September 12, 2014

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    A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

    Performance dates:

    December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 28, 2014

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    Love from a Stranger

    Performance dates:

    February 26-28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin February 20, 2015

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    The Producers: The Musical

    Performance dates:

    April 30, May 1-2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    May 7-9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 10, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Reservations for public begin April 24, 2015

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    Class Act

    Performance dates:

    Children's Performance Dates:
    TBA

    Teen's Performance Dates:
    TBA

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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 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 Barefoot in the Park

    by Neil Simon; directed by Martha Mobley

    Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walkup apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The young couple must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother.


    Characters
    Corie Bratter - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
    Paul Bratter - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
    Mrs. Banks - Corie's mother
    Victor Velasco - he neighbor in the attic
    Telephone Repair Man
    Delivery Man


    Auditions: August 4th & 5th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

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




    Auditions for A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

    by Mark Landon Smith; directed by Misty Brown

    The Styckes Upon Thump Repertory Company finally arrives in Tigard on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens classic. When the company's diva feigns illness to gain attention, roles are re-assigned and the sweet understudy finds herself on stage knowing only one line of dialogue. Midway through the doomed performance, the diva rushes in to reclaim her role, and total mayhem ensues!


    Characters
    Sir Selsdon Piddock – A “Classical” actor in the truest sense of the word. He ONLY plays Ebenezer Scrooge.
    Mrs. Codelia ffolient-ffolkes ffortescue Woods – An actress who wishes her resume were as long as her name. She plays multiple roles.
    Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis - An actress of some pretensions who also plays multiple roles
    Cynthia Imbry – A young actress who is the company understudy and is suddenly forced into the production and isn’t prepared but anxious to make an impression
    Mr. Elyot Crummels – A once dashing leading man now playing character parts. He will be very in the production
    Teddy Shub – An over-anxious young actor who appears to be all teeth. He plays every scene as though it were Macbeth
    Mrs. Bettina Salisbury – The company diva who was pretending to be ill for the performance, assured that the show would be canceled. It hasn’t been and she appears mid-way through the show determined to play her roles even though she has been replaced.


    Auditions: September 22nd & 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.




    Auditions for Love from a Stranger

    by Frank Vosper; directed by David Nelson

    Cecily Harrington's fiance is traveling in the Sudan, when she wins a big prize in a sweepstake and decides to postpone the wedding to spend a portion of the money on a European trip. During her travels, she meets Bruce Lovell, who sweeps the romance-craving Cecily off her feet, marries her, and takes her to his out-of-the-way cottage in the country. However, Lovell is not the charming gentleman he appears to be. Instead, he is a homicidal maniac of the most eerie, repulsive type, and is resolved to murder his new wife, just as he has murdered several other women before her. When a series of circumstances leads Cecily to realize the ghastly fact, she finds herself caught like a rat in a trap, unsure of how she will escape...


    Characters
    4 men, 4 women


    Auditions: January 5th & 6th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: February 26-28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.




    Auditions for The Producers

    by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; directed by Jacob Jones; Ben Gunter (musical director); Susan Higdon (choreographer)

    Mel Brooks' adaptation of his 1968 film features fading producer Max Bialystock, who convinces accountant Leo Bloom to partner with him in producing Springtime for Hitler, a guaranteed flop, and then running off with the money they've raised.


    Characters
    Max Bialystock (tenor) - Max Bialystock is described as selfish and greedy - a man who is only interested in making money. Though this is later proven untrue, Max's fiery and sarcastic nature can be very intimidating. He is willing to do anything to make money (including "shtupping every little old lady in New York") and is often angry, short-tempered and unwilling to cooperate nicely. His name is taken from the Polish city of Białystok.
    Leo Bloom (tenor) - Leo Bloom is a mousey, nervous and fearful accountant, prone to panic attacks and who keeps a security blanket to calm himself. Nevertheless it is Leo who has the idea of how to make money from a failed play.
    Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden (belt) - Ulla introduces herself as a Swedish actress looking for a part in Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom's production Springtime for Hitler. She is a stereotypical Swedish woman: tall and beautiful with lovely blonde hair. She performs a song she wrote called "When You Got It, Flaunt It". She decided to audition when a "crazy man" (Max) yelled at her the previous day. While the casting isn't to start for quite a while, Max and Leo hire her as their secretary/receptionist. Following the unwanted success of Springtime for Adolf Hitler, she and Leo flee to Rio de Janeiro where they marry. Her maiden name is never mentioned, but by the end of the play she is Ulla Inga Hansen-Bensen-Yanson-Tallen-Hallen-Svaden-Swanson Bloom.Earlier, Max and Leo ask her to clean up their place while they're gone, but she doesn't understand English very well, and after they leave, she paints Max's office entirely white. Little of her role in the "Springtime for Hitler" play is shown, but she plays a showgirl representing the German Imperial Eagle tor ulla and later appears as Marlene Dietrich. In Max/Leo's second production, "Prisoners of Love", she plays the lead prisoner/singer.
    Franz Liebkind (baritone) - Franz Liebkind (whose name in English means "Frank Lovechild") is a former Nazi who has penned an admiring musical tribute to Adolf Hitler, titled Springtime for Hitler. The two protagonists, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, purchase and produce this "worst play ever written" as part of a plot to defraud investors by overselling and staging a sure-fire flop.
    Roger de Bris (baritone) - Roger Elizabeth De Bris is a gay theatre director, described by Max Bialystock as the worst director to have ever lived. He lives with his equally flamboyant partner Carmen Ghia and his production crew in a house described as an Upper East Side town house in New York. De Bris is described by Bialystock as the worst director who ever lived, and was chosen by Bialystock in an attempt to ensure that "Springtime for Hitler" would flop.
    Carmen Giya (tenor) - Carmen Ghia is Roger De Bris' "common-law assistant". They are both gay and they love to flounce around their Upper East Side town house.
    Mr. Marks - Mr Marks is the CPA of Whitehall and Marks, Leo Bloom’s employer. He exults in demeaning the Pa’s under his draconian rule, especially those who show signs of self-esteem.
    Extras


    Auditions: March 1st & 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: April 30, May 1-2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    May 7-9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 10, 2015 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)
    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.

  • A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

    by Mark Landon Smith; Directed by Misty Brown

    December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.


    A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

    This farce is an adaptation of the classical tale. From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens' tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. Sweet Cynthia Imbry, is the general understudy. When the company's diva feigns illness, certain the production will be canceled, this merry troupe of over-the-hill and upstart actors carry on without her much to her shock and rage. Roles are shuffled and the sweet understudy Cynthia suddenly finds herself on stage knowing only one line of dialogue. She has written her part in and on almost everything, including the Christmas pudding! Midway through the doomed performance, the diva rushes in to reclaim her role. Total mayhem ensues as the company scrambles to keep the show going while everything goes hilariously wrong.

  • Love from a Stranger

    by Frank Vosper (from a story by Agatha Christie); Directed by David Nelson

    February 26-28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.


    Love from a Stranger

    Cecily Harrington's fiance is traveling in the Sudan, when she wins a big prize in a sweepstake and decides to postpone the wedding to spend a portion of the money on a European trip. During her travels, she meets Bruce Lovell, who sweeps the romance-craving Cecily off her feet, marries her, and takes her to his out-of-the-way cottage in the country. However, Lovell is not the charming gentleman he appears to be. Instead, he is a homicidal maniac of the most eerie, repulsive type, and is resolved to murder his new wife, just as he has murdered several other women before her. When a series of circumstances leads Cecily to realize the ghastly fact, she finds herself caught like a rat in a trap, unsure of how she will escape...

  • The Producers

    by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; directed by Jacob Jones; Ben Gunter (musical director); Susan Higdon (choreographer)

    April 30, May 1-2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    May 7-9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 10, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.


    The Producers

    ‘The Producers’ tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit!

  • Class Act

    Children's show: TBA
    Rehearsals begin TBA
    Performance Dates: TBA

    Teens' show: TBA
    Rehearsals begin TBA
    Performance Dates: TBA


    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: DATES TBA Fees: $125 for one child $95 for each additional.