Laurel Little Theatre to Present DRIVING MISS DAISY, Summer Kids' Camp; Hosts 9 TO 5 Auditions

Laurel Little Theatre to Present DRIVING MISS DAISY, Summer Kids' Camp; Hosts 9 TO 5 Auditions

The Laurel Little Theatre made some exciting anouncements about upcoming events in their season.

First, Laurel Little Theatre will feature a lovely Valentine's week comedy, Driving Miss Daisy, February 13-16.

Laurel Little Theatre heads to 1950's Atlanta with the warm-hearted and humorous story of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man.

LLT first presented this now-classic play back in 1991 with Brenda Shows Parker and Michael Marks in the two lead roles, and both of them are back as we revisit Miss Daisy and her chauffeur Hoke. Brenda is also directing this production along with Shana Riles.

The amazing script won all the major awards - the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Outer Critics Award for Best Play and both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Picture.

Performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and the Sunday matinee is at 2PM. The reservation line is open all the week of the show and answers 24 hours a day at 601.428.0140.

Next, LLT will hold auditions for 9 To 5: The Musical February 17 and 18.

Directors Frankie Bennett and Wess Hughes will be looking for a huge cast of 35 adults for Dolly Parton's recent Broadway musical based on the hit movie. No children in the show, but some high school and college ages can play adult parts. All roles are open.

Auditions will take place at the Arabian Theatre at 7pm on both Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, February 18th. The production will run April 24th-27th and May 2nd-3rd. No preparation is necessary - you can sing anything you have prepared or just come on down and read from the script and sing the National Anthem or Happy Birthday.

Last, LLT announces their Summer Kids' Camp, which runs May 29-June 8. The annual early-bird discount registration runs just the next six weeks.

The camp features a week of afternoon workshops and rehearsals ending with a weekend of performances of the memorable Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "CINDERLLA"

LLT's summer camp is for elementary and junior high students - those entering first grade next year up through ninth grade. Since we started our first student productions back in the 1980s, thousands of kids have appeared on our stage and had the opportunity to discover and grow their talents and strengths. The camp is great for students with no stage experience at all, as well as for those that have appeared in shows before.

Registration will run for the next few months, but our camp always sells out several weeks before the event, so don't wait until the last minute!

The regular camp fee is $90, but for those signing up early (before March 31st), there's a great discount with an early-bird rate of just $80. There is also an additional 10% discount for families with more than one student. Drop us a line at LLTLaurelMS@aol.com to get a sign-up registration form or if you have any questions.

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