• 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

    Watch for your invitation to next season's Patron's Party at The Firehouse Arts Center, October 4, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    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 following the opening night performance.

    Summer Class Act

    Fees: $130 for one child; $95 for each additional
    Teens - Age 13 by June 1st and not to exceed 18 by June 1st
    Children - Age 8 by June 1st and not to exceed 12 by June 1st
    Proof of age may be required.

    Our 2018-2019 Season

    A Few Good Men

    Performance dates:

    September 20-22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 23, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin September 6, 2018

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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Performance dates:

    November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 2, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 16, 2018

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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Performance dates:

    February 28 - March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 3, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin February 15, 2019

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    5 Women Wearing the Same Dress

    Performance dates:

    May 2-4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin April 19, 2019

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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 A Few Good Men

    by Aaron Sorkin; Directed by Ida Cooksey

    Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.


    Characters
    LANCE CPL. HAROLD DAWSON: proud, leader, definitely had a future in the Corps
    PFC LOUDEN DOWNEY: not worldly, bewildered by the politics
    LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG: smartest kid in the room, became a lawyer to help the little guy
    LT. J.G. DANIEL KAFFEE: used to getting by on his charm which he has in abundance, smart and talented lawyer but not used to working too hard
    LT. CMDR. JOANNE GALLOWAY: born with a rule book in her hand, hard worker, socially awkward
    CAPT. ISAAC WHITAKER: sarcastic, manages his staff with a loose rein and a dash of humor
    CAPT. MATTHEW MARKINSON: former spy, honor is deeply important to him
    PFC WILLIAM SANTIAGO: not physically cut out for Marine Corp through no fault of his own
    LT. COL. NATHAN JESSEP: old-school marine but politically savvy, always in charge of every situation
    LT. JONATHAN KENDRICK: from the Bible Belt, a true believer in the code
    LT. JACK ROSS: gifted lawyer, smart and good at playing whatever game is necessary at the moment
    CPL. JEFFREY HOWARD: not the sharpest knife in the drawer
    CAPT. JULIUS RANDOLPH: possibly retired, the judge, worked hard to get where he is and demands the respect he know he deserves
    CMDR. WALTER STONE: doctor, not done advancing and willing to compromise to get where he wants to go


    Auditions: August 13-14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: September 20-22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    September 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street

    by George Seaton; Directed by Rachel Crager

    By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man , gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Is he just a man with a holiday complex? Or is he the real deal?


    Characters
    KRIS KRINGLE: He is Santa Claus. Likable, firm, caring. Loves children.
    FRED GAILEY: Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy
    R.H. MACY: Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.
    DORIS WALKER: Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother.
    MARVIN SHELLHAMMER: - Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.
    Ensemble includes:
    JUDGE HARPER: Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likable.
    SAWYER: Macy’s store psychologist.
    D.A. MARA: Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law.
    HALLORAN: Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.
    BAILIFF: Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court.
    MISS CROOKSHANK: Mr. Sawyer’s secretary
    AND: Drunk Santa, Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Parade Workers and Carolers


    Auditions: October 1-2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    December 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors

    Composed by Alan Menken; Written by Howard Ashman; Directed by Ida Cooksey; Musical Direction by Michael Inlow

    Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs – Oh! And lots of foliage!


    Characters
    SEYMOUR KRELBORN: An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.
    AUDREY: Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.
    MR. MUSHNIK: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
    ORIN SCRIVELLO: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
    VOICE OF THE PLANT: An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.
    CRYSTAL: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
    RONNETTE: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
    CHIFFON: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.


    Auditions: January 7-8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: February 28 - March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    March 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress

    by Alan Ball; Directed by Martha Mobley

    Five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that -- they soon realize -- none of them really like!


    Characters
    MEREDITH MARLOW: The bride's nosy, pot-smoking sister who is very sarcastic and much annoyed with the whole fiasco downstairs. Sporting an outwardly tough attitude, she has a lot of hurt and insecurity to hide.
    GEORGEANNE DARBY: Tracy's "ugly sidekick" in middle school. Accepted the invite to be a bridesmaid even though her relationship with Tracy is strained because Tracy's boyfriend once knocked Georgeanne up.
    TRISHA: One of Tracy's former friends with a supposed bad reputation. She's been with a lot of guys, but not any that measure up.
    FRANCES: The very naive and religious cousin of the bride.
    MINDY McCLURE: The groom's clumsy, outspoken lesbian sister.
    TRIPP DAVENPORT: An usher who falls for Trisha. The only male in the show.


    Auditions: March 11-12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: May 2-4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    May 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

  • Contact Map Address

    Contact Info

    220 East Troupe Street
    Bainbridge, GA 39817

    Address

    (229) 246-8345

    Phone

    bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com

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    Board of Directors Officers

    Michael Inlow (Chair)
    Shanell Schuyler (Vice Chair)
    Kellie Gay (Secretary)
    Rachael Crager (Treasurer)

    Board of Directors

    Brandi Adkins, Ariel Brock, Hildy Conder, Rachael Crager, Shelley Fisher, Kellie Gay, Tina Greene,
    Michael Inlow, Justin McStay-Harrison, Martha Mobley, Leigh Powell,
    Shanell Schuyler, Sterling Widner, Megan Wimberly.

  • A Few Good Men

    by Aaron Sorkin; Directed by Ida Cooksey

    September 20-22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 23, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.


    A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder.

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    by George Seaton; Directed by Rachel Crager

    November 29 - December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    December 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm


    Miracle on 34th Street

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama based on a story by Valentine Davies. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa.

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Composed by Alan Menken; Written by Howard Ashman; Directed by Ida Cooksey

    February 28 - March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    March 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm


    Little Shop of Horrors

    A horror comedy rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)," “Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly, Seymour.”

  • 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress

    by Alan Ball; Directed by Martha Mobley

    May 2-4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    May 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm


    5 Women Wearing the Same Dress

    This play is a comedy set at the home of the bride in Knoxville, Tennessee during the newly married couple's ostentatious wedding reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize that despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.

  • 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

    Registration will open for the Children's Class Act and Teen's Class Act on April 1st. Participants are limited to the first 30 paid applicants in each Class Act. See the SHOWS page for the link to register your child.


    Shows to be announced at a later date.