• 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

    Ticket sales begin two weeks before opening night. You can reserve your tickets online or reservations can be made by emailing bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office thrity minutes prior to showtime, if seating is available.

    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 Opening Night After Party following the opening night performance, 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.

  • Patron's Party

    Please watch for your invitation to our annual Patron's Party, October 26, 2017, sponsored by Mickey and Susan Shiver at the Firehouse Arts Center.

    Opening Night After Party

    We invite all BLT patrons (Benefactor level, Star level, Gold level, and Sustaining level) to join us in the Ruth Langston garden for a gathering immediately following the opening night performance.

    Class Act Summer Workshops

    Registration for workshops will take place the first day of classes.
    Fees: $125 for one child; $95 for each additional
    Teens-Age 13 by June 1st and not to exceed 18 by June 1st
    Kids-Age 8 by June 1st and not to exceed 12 by June 1st
    Proof of age may be required.

    Our 2017-2018 Season

    Lost in Yonkers

    Performance dates:

    September 21-23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin September 7, 2017

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    A Christmas Carol

    Performance dates:

    November 30 - December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 17, 2017

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    Brigadoon

    Performance dates:

    March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 4, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin February 16, 2018

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    Out of Order

    Performance dates:

    May 3-5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 6, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin April 20, 2018

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    Class Act

    Performance dates

    Children's Performance Dates:
    TBD

    Teens' Performance Dates:
    TBD

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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 Opening Night After Party following the opening night performance, 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.

  • 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 Lost in Yonkers

    by Neil Simon; Directed by Martha Mobley

    It’s New York, 1942. After the death of their mother, two young brothers are sent to stay with their formidable grandmother for the longest ten months of their lives. For Grandmother Kurnitz is a one-woman German front – a refugee and a widow who has steeled her heart against the world. Her coldness and intolerance have crippled her own children: the boys’ father has no self-esteem…their Aunt Gert has an embarrassing speech impediment…their Uncle Louie is a small-time gangster…and their Aunt Bella has the mentality of a child. But it is Bella’s hunger for affection and her refusal to be denied love that saves the boys – and that leads to an unforgettable, wrenching confrontation with her mother. Filled with laughter, tears, and insight, Lost in Yonkers is yet another heartwarming testament to Neil Simon’s talent.


    Characters
    Jay (teenage) He is trying to be mature but sometimes gets carried away with the situations going on around him. The play tells his coming-of-age story.
    Arty (teenage) Is two years younger than Jay. He uses his sense of humor to help him endure the events around him.
    Bella (25-40) Jay and Arty’s aunt. She is mentally challenged with the emotional maturity of a child, but despite this she is also loving and protective of her nephews.
    Louie (25-40) The boys’ flamboyant, jovial uncle, who comes to live with the family when he is hiding from the local mob. He is considered by Grandma Kurnitz to be the "survivor" of the family. He has a strong, mercurial nature, and a certain underlying dark side, which the kids uncover in the second act of the play. He works as a "bag-man" for the mob.
    Grandma (50+) The grandmother. A very old and stern woman. Owing to her harsh childhood, she has always been very intolerant of what she calls "weaknesses" in others. She is blunt, sometimes even in a funny way, and always knows what is going on with the people around her.
    Eddie (25-40) The boys’ father. After the death of his wife, he is forced to send his two sons to live with their grandmother, while he repays his large financial debts. He is shown to be, much like his sisters, a nervous wreck around Grandma.
    Gert (25-40) The boys’ aunt, and Grandma's daughter. She is a very interesting addition to the family. Her most noticeable issue is that when she breathes she has a tendency to suck in while still speaking as a result of trauma instilled in her by Grandma from a young age.


    Auditions: July 31 - August 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: September 21-23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    September 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for A Christmas Carol

    by Charles Dickens; adapted by Charles Ludlam; Directed by Michael Inlow

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man who transforms his miserly ways after four ghostly visits one Christmas Eve.


    Characters
    Ebenezer Scrooge — A wealthy but miserly businessman who has no sympathy for the poor nor any Christmas cheer. He is transformed when visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
    Tiny Tim — Bob Cratchit’s youngest son, who is very sick but remains merry and grateful during the holiday
    Bob Cratchit — Scrooge’s overworked and underpaid clerk who is struggling to support his wife and six children but remains loyal to his cruel boss.
    Jacob Marley — Scrooge’s business partner who died seven years ago. His ghost walks the earth in chains as a punishment for the cruel and greedy way he lived.
    Ghost of Christmas Past — This spirit shows Scrooge the events in his past that have made him into the man he is today.
    Ghost of Christmas Present — This spirit shows Scrooge what he has ignored or cut himself off from in the present.
    Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – This spirit shows Scrooge the likely consequences of his choices.
    Fan — Scrooge’s kind-hearted sister who cared about her brother but died young.
    Fred — Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. Like his mother, Fan, he is a cheerful person, and wants to spend Christmas with his uncle.
    Fezziwig — The owner of the warehouse business where Scrooge was an apprentice as a young man, this jolly man threw lively Christmas parties years ago and was a kind employer to Scrooge.
    Belle — Young Scrooge’s fiancée who is alienated by his obsession with money.


    Auditions: October 2-3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: November 30-December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    December 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Brigadoon

    Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Directed by TBA; Musical Direction by Michael Inlow

    New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon -- forever.


    Characters
    Tommy Albright (High Baritone/Tenor) A dreamer caught in a practical man's body. He seems to have everything, but still isn't happy.
    Fiona Cambell (Soprano) Jean's older sister. Practical, reliable, but also a dreamer. Has high expectations for love.
    Jeff Douglas (Non-Singing, comic role) Tommy's alcoholic, cynical and sarcastic friend. This is a very comic role and often steals the show.
    Meg Brockie (Alto) Silly milkmaid desperate for a husband.
    Jean Cambell (Non-singing, dance) Fiona's beautiful, shy younger sister, engaged to Charlie.
    Charlie Dalrymple (lyric Tenor, dance) Happy, vibrant fiance of Jean. A lover of life, and loved by all.
    Mr. Lundie (Non-Singing) The wise old schoolmaster.
    Harry Beaton (Non-Singing, dance) Rejected suitor of Jean. Educated, but bitter and unhappy.
    Archie Beaton (Bass) Father of Harry, town's cloth weaver & seller
    Andrew MacLaren (Baritone) Fiona & Jean's father. A leading figure in town.
    Maggie Anderson (Non-Singing, dance) Spurned love of Harry.
    Jane Ashton (Non-Singing) Tommy's fiance in NY. Sophisticated, severe.

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


    Auditions: January 8-9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    March 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Out of Order

    by Ray Cooney; Directed by Ida Cooksey

    When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition's typists, things go disastrously wrong.


    Characters
    Richard Willey MP - A suave and successful MP. He is a Junior Minister in the Labour Government. With a hands on approach to his work.
    George Pigden MP - Parliamentary Private Secretary to Richard Willey MP. He is an upright pleasant man of a nervous disposition, easily confused, and is forced to support his boss in a tangled web of deceit.
    The Manager of the Hotel - A severe interfering man with little or no humour who is only concerned for the reputation of his hotel.
    The Waiter in the Hotel - A nimble and wily old servant with some nice one-liners and facial expressions. Uses the situation to his advantage by obtaining hush money at every opportunity.
    The Maid in the hotel - A confused woman from somewhere around the Mediterranean.
    Jane Worthington - An attractive but dizzy young lady, who is one of a pool of secretaries at the House of Commons serving the opposition party, and in particular its Leader.
    Ronnie Worthington - Husband to Jane. An angry and fiercely jealous young man.
    Pamela Willey - An attractive, sophisticated woman. Wife of Richard. A typical MP’s wife.
    Gladys - A bossy but attractive nurse to George’s invalid Mother. A Body - A man in a raincoat that gets moved around a lot.


    Auditions: March 12-13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: May 3-5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    May 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

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    Bainbridge, GA 39817

    Address

    (229) 246-8345

    Phone

    bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com

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    Board of Directors Officers

    Richard Whitehead (Chair)
    Shanell Schuyler (Vice Chair)
    Michael Inlow (Secretary)
    Kelley Gay (Treasurer)

    Board of Directors

    Pamela Barnes, Ariel Brock, Eric Brock, Hildy Conder, Rachael Crager,
    Scott Dunn, Arley Fisher, Shelley Fisher, Kellie Gay, Christina Greene,
    Tina Greene, Michael Inlow, Martha Mobley, Dave Nelson,
    Bonnie Porter, Leigh Mullis Powell, Krysti Ramer, Shanell Schuyler,
    Lori Shiver, James Spooner, Richard Whitehead, and Sterling Widner.

  • Lost in Yonkers

    by Neil Simon; Directed by Martha Mobley

    September 21-23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


    Lost in Yonkers

    Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    Winner of the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play
    By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yon- kers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

  • A Christmas Carol

    by Charles Dickens; adapted by Charles Ludlam; Directed by Michael Inlow

    November 30 - December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    December 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm


    A Christmas Carol

    In this faithful rendition of the Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of his late partner, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Faced with his own mortality, and the evil results of his misanthropic, miserly ways, Scrooge is redeemed, reconciled with his nephew and his neighbors, and becomes a second father to his assistant's son, Tiny Tim. Ludlam finds the humor as well as the pathos in this Victorian melodrama, creating the most Dickensian and stageworthy adaptation yet.

  • Brigadoon

    Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Directed by TBA

    March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    March 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm


    Brigadoon

    Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as "Almost Like Being in Love," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," and "Heather on the Hill," Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon – forever.

  • Out of Order

    by Ray Cooney; Directed by Ida Cooksey

    May 3-5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    May 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm


    Out of Order

    When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition's typists, things go disastrously wrong in this hugely successful British farce.

  • 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


    Class Act

    Class Act Children (ages 6-12) 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.