Since 1923, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre has proudly fulfilled our mission to offer theatrical productions and various community services which educate, entertain and broaden the creative experiences of our audiences, as well as our participants and contributors. As part of that goal, we provide training opportunities for people of all ages to develop their unique talents. As a community theatre, Little Theatre is open to all residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania and invites their participation in fulfilling our mission.
 

 

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is proud to present the NEPA premier of
"Catch Me If You Can"

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.

This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Awardฎ-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

Don't miss this big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love... and in deep, deep trouble!

CAST

 

FRANK ABAGNALE, JR. – Salvatore Infantino
CARL HANRATTY – Tom Franko
FRANK ABAGNALE, SR. – Dane Bower
PAULA ABAGNALE – Wendi Newell
BRENDA STRONG – Jennifer Smeraldo
CAROL STRONG – Alice Lyons
ROGER STRONG – TBA
CHERYL ANN – Deirdre Lynch
AGENT BRANTON – Mason Riepert
AGENT COD – John Bubul
AGENT DOLLAR – John Beppler

 
 


ENSEMBLE

 
 

Sean Bromiley
Tyler Ocasio
Jonathon Muniz
Sam Granteed
Akeem Nugent
Jamie Burns
Katie Owens
Sarah Zulkoski
Rianna Daughtry-Smith
Maureen Hozempa
Deirdre Lynch

 
 


STAFF

 
 

Director - Mike Wawrzynek
Music Director - Hollie Major
Choreographer - Samantha Schguardt
Lighting Designer - Kevin Holbert
Sound Designer - Jacob Waxmonsky

 


Performance Dates are September 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2014.
Questions concerning auditions: Please contact Deirdre Lynch

All tickets cost $18. To make a reservation, call 570-823-1875 and press option 1. At the tone, please leave your name (with spelling), your contact number, how many in your party, and which show date you would like to attend. If not specified that you would like a confirmation callback all reservations are automatically confirmed.

 

 

The Rocky Horror Show

Attention Citizens of NEPA!!


Auditions are coming up for The Rocky Horror Show at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre!! Production dates are October 24, 25 & November 1 at 8pm, October 26 & November 2 at 3pm and of course, a special HALLOWEEN MIDNIGHT SHOW on Oct 31!!

PLEASE READ ALL INFO CAREFULLY:
All roles are OPEN to adults ages 18 and over (NO exceptions)! This is due to intense adult themes and content, strong language and partial nudity. Please prepare a song (minimum 32 bars) from The Rocky Horror Show to sing (sheet music, karaoke cd’s and ipod tracks are all fine) and you will be asked to read from the script, among other things... There will be a brief dance combo taught as part of your audition so please wear proper footwear. Please come dressed to the audition in Rocky Horror style clothing. The crazier and more interesting you make your outfit, the better!! Bizarre and crazy are what Rocky Horror is all about!! Some characters in the show wear minimal clothing so if you are interested in those roles (Rocky, Frank, Janet, Brad etc.) you may be asked to strip to minimal clothing in your audition! Most of all, come to the audition prepared to have FUN!! The casting team will look for those ready to let it all go and have fun with this unique material! This show is NOT for the faint of heart!!!

The show will be directed by Dana Feigenblatt and Musical Direction is by Kimberly Crofchick. Choreography is by Amber McKenna and Costumes by Mistress Stina. Lighting design is by Kevin Holbert.

We are still accepting submissions for Technical Director and Sound Designer. If interested email Artistic Director Deirdre Lynch.

Audition dates are Sunday, September 7th from 6-8pm and Monday, September 8th from 6-8pm. The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is teaming up with The Woodlands Inn and Resort for The Rocky Horror Show so auditions will be held at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Held in the Executive Lounge.

So get those high heels and fishnets ready boys and girls and come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!!


Character Breakdowns

Brad - Tenor (written top G/Ab); a sort of 1960s style pop singer. Straight Hero type; wears glasses; nerdy and lovable clean-cut. Wears minimal clothing throughout show. (Age range Early 20’s)

Janet - Soprano (Top F); the most legitimate voice in the cast. Comfortable with some light belting but can also sound classical in head voice. Wears minimal clothing throughout show. Straight Heroine type. (Age range Early 20’s)

Riff Raff - Tenor (written top G/Ab); preferably a true classic rock screamer. Not your average handyman. A true character actor. ( Age range 20-30s)

Magenta - Mezzo (Top C/D); rock belter type, but looking for a contrast between Magenta and Columbia. Think Joan Jett or Janis Joplin, Ann Wilson or Grace Slick. Maid type on the kinky side. Riff Raff’s sister. (Age range 20s-30s)

Columbia - Mezzo (Top C/D); also a rock belter - but again, looking for a contrast between Magenta and Columbia. Strong tap dancer preferred. A Groupie. (Age range 20s-30’s)

Dr. Frank N Furter - High Baritone (Top F or G); a transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania ( Age range 25-40.)

Eddie - Baritone (Top F#).Strong rock voice. He is a wild biker. An ex-delivery boy. Columbia's former boyfriend, partial brain donor for Rocky, nephew to Dr. Scott. (Age range 20’s – 40’s)

Rocky – Tenor; must be in top physical shape and very comfortable with wearing very little clothing. Age range 25-35.

Dr. Scott -An older gentleman, a rival scientist, in a wheelchair for the show. strong character actor. (Age range 40’s-60’s)

Narrator (non-singing)–He Guides us through the show, any physical type. (Age Range 30’s & up) Usherettes (2) -(Rock Mezzo/Alto, 20’s-30’s) Must be a strong belter. Lead soloists in Science Fiction, Double Feature.

Transylvanians - singers/actors of all ethnicities and a wide range of body types, who are strong rock singers. Dance experience important. Lots of stage time and interaction with the audience.) (Age Range 18 & up)

 

 

We Want You! ... To Support The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
We invite you to join us for our special, extended 92nd performing season!!


Rather than the traditional five productions, this special, extended season boasts eight main stage events! We want YOU to be a Director, or a producer, or a Designer or a Playwright!!!!

When you sign up to become a ticket holder, you will receive the Play Pass which allows you to use your tickets however you choose! You can use all your season tickets at your favorite show or use them throughout the season so you can enjoy the performances that appeal to you most. For your convenience, we have attached our Season Subscriber brochure. Please note the special discount rate if paid by 7/11/14!!

 

Play Pass Ticket Holder Levels:

 
 

Director - 20 Ticket Play Pass - $250 (discount if paid before 7/11/14: $225)
Producer - 15 Ticket Play Pass - $200 (discount if paid before 7/11/14: $180)
Designer - 10 Ticket Play Pass - $140 (discount if paid before 7/11/14: $125)
Playwright - 5 Ticket Play Pass - $75 (discount if paid before 7/11/14: $70)

 


We are delivering a wonderful, extended season to you ...
"Catch Me If You Can" September 6, 12, 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and September 7, 14 at 3:00 p.m.
"Rocky Horror Show" October 24, 25, 31, 2014 and November 1 at 8:00 p.m. and October 26 and November 2 at 3:00 p.m.
"The Crucible" January 17, 23, 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and January 18, 25 at 3:00 p.m.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" March 21, 27, 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and March 22, 29 at 3:00 p.m.
"Noises Off" May 9, 15, 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and May 10, 17 at 3:00 p.m.
"West Side Story" September 12, 18, 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and September 13, 20 at 3:00 p.m.
"The Laramie Project" November 7, 13, 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and November 8, 15 at 3:00 p.m.


We will acknowledge your support by listing your name in our season program at your Ticket Holder Level. Please join us and be part of our rich history as we approach our 100th anniversary! If not taking advantage of our special discount, please forward your payment to Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, P.O. Box One, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0001 by August 8, 2014. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 570-823-1875. We are ever grateful for your support!

Sincerely,
Walter Mitchell, General Manager
Maria Roman, Campaign Chairperson


P.S. This also makes a great gift idea!!!!

 

 

Announcing Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre's 92nd Season!!!!

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
- September 6-14, 2014

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - October 24-31, November 1&2, 2014

LTWB Rep Group Holiday Revue December, 2014

THE CRUCIBLE -January 17-25, 2015

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - March 21-29 , 2015

NOISES OFF - May 9-17 , 2015

WEST SIDE STORY - September 11-20, 2015

THE LARAMIE PROJECT - November 7-15 , 2015

"As always these may be subject to change due to rights restrictions as a result of national tours"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch Me If You Can
9/6, 9/12, 9/13 at 8:00 pm
9/7 at 3 pm

The Rocky Horror Show
10/24, 10/25, 10/31, 11/1 at 8:00 pm
10/26, 11/2 at 3:00 pm

The Crucible
1/17, 1/23, 1/24 at 8:00 pm
1/18, 1/25 at 3 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar
3/21, 3/27, 3/28 at 8 pm
3/22, 3/29 at 3 pm
Tickets $20.00
Tickets $20.00
Tickets $17.00
Tickets $20.00

 

 

 

 

Noises Off
5/9, 5/15, 5/16 at 8 pm
5/10, 5/17 at 3 pm
West Side Story
9/12, 9/18, 9/19 at 8 pm
9/13, 9/20 at 3 pm
The Laramie Project
11/7, 11/13, 11/14 at 8 pm
11/8, 11/15 at 3 pm

Tickets $17.00
Tickets $20.00
Tickets $17.00
All Shows are Subject to Availability


Little Theatre is proud to announce
our upcoming 92nd season

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
537 North Main Street - Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
(570) 823-1875

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0001