• 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. Time and place TBD.

    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 2019-2020 Season

    Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

    Performance dates:

    October 3-5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin September 20, 2019

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    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

    Performance dates:

    December 5-7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin November 22, 2019

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    Blithe Spirit

    Performance dates:

    February 27-29, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin February 14, 2020

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    Rumors

    Performance dates:

    April 30 - May 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
    Reservations for public begin April 17, 2020

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    Class Act

    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 Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

    by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse; Directed by Rachael Crager; Musical Director Michael Inlow

    The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony- nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.


    Characters
    LUCY HARRIS: female lead, mezzo-soprano
    DR. JEKYLL/MR. HYDE: male lead, tenor
    EMMA CAREW: female lead, soprano
    GABRIEL JOHN UTTERSON: male supporting, baritone bass
    SIR DANVERS CAREW: male supporting, baritone
    SIMON STRIDE: male supporting, baritone
    THE BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE: male supporting, baritone
    LORD GLOSSOP: male supporting, spoken
    NELLIE: female featured, mezzo-soprano
    SPIDER: male featured, baritone bass
    LORD SAVAGE: male featured, spoken
    SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS: male featured baritone
    LADY BEACONSFIELD: female featured, soprano
    GUINEVERE: female featured, spoken
    POOLE: male featured, spoken


    Auditions: August 5-6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: October 3-5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    October 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

    dramatized by Joseph Robinette; Directed by Kier Klepzig

    This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.


    Characters
    ASLAN: a great lion
    WHITE WITCH: an evil queen
    LUCY, EDMUND, SUSAN, PETER: children
    MR. & MRS. BEAVER: forest animals
    UNICORN, CENTAUR: forest animals
    TUMNUS: a faun
    FENRIS ULF: a wolf, head of the Witch's secret police
    DWARF: a servant to the Witch
    FATHER CHRISTMAS: a bringer of gifts
    ELF: Father Christmas' helper
    WHITE STAG: an elusive omen of good fortune
    ASLAN'S FOLLOWERS: forest animals
    WITCH'S ARMY: evil villains
    WOOD NYMPHS: stage helpers


    Auditions: October 14-15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: December 5-7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    December 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Blithe Spirit

    by Noel Coward; Directed by Michael Inlow

    this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.


    Characters
    CHARLES CONDOMINE: A novelist in his forties. Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present.
    RUTH CONDOMINE: Charles’s second wife. Like her husband, Ruth is witty and sophisticated, and she is quite the society matron.
    ELVIRA: The ghost of Charles’s first wife. Elvira is gray from head to toe, and only Charles can see or hear her. In life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree. In death, she is no different.
    MADAME ARCATI: The local spiritualist and medium. Elderly but spry, Madame Arcati bicycles into the play wearing slightly outlandish clothes and talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side.
    EDITH: The maid. Edith plays a tiny part in the bulk of the play but turns out to be a central character.


    Auditions: January 6-7, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: February 27-29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    March 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm




    Auditions for Rumors

    by Neil Simon; Directed by TBA

    At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce.


    Characters
    KEN GORMAN: A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.
    CHRIS GORMAN: Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.
    LENNY GANZ: A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.
    CLAIRE GANZ: Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others'). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.
    ERNIE CUSACK: A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
    COOKIE CUSACK: Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.
    GLENN COOPER: A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).
    CASSIE COOPER: Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband's relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.
    OFFICER WELCH: A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
    OFFICER PUDNEY: Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.


    Auditions: March 9-10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Rehearsals begin: TBA

    Performances: April 30 - May 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    May 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm

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    220 East Troupe Street
    Bainbridge, GA 39817

    Address

    (229) 246-8345

    Phone

    bainbridgelittletheatre@gmail.com

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    Board of Directors Officers

    Rachael Crager (Chair)
    Shanell Schuyler (Vice Chair)
    Leigh Powell (Secretary)
    Kellie Gay (Treasurer)

    Board of Directors

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

  • Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical

    by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse; Directed by Rachael Crager; Musical Direction by Michael Inlow

    October 3-5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.


    Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

    An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

    dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis; Directed by Kier Klepzig

    December 5-7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    December 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm


    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

  • Blithe Spirit

    by Noel Coward; Directed by Michael Inlow

    February 27-29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    March 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm


    Blithe Spirit

    The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

  • Rumors

    by Neil Simon; Directed by TBA

    April 30 - May 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    May 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm


    Rumors

    At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

  • 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.