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110 IN THE SHADE Runs March 11-20

LTC_110 in the Shade logo110 IN THE SHADE
Lebanon Theatre Company
March 11-20
[Lebanon]

Directed by Wayne Dunn
Music directed by Jay Mills
​Choreographed by Karen Hendershot
Porduced by Paula Whitaker

Cast: Kim Toft as Lizzie Curry, Evan Smith as HC Curry, Emmett Bicknell as Noah Curry, Andrew Bicknell as Jimmy Curry, Michael Cline as Sheriff File, Kurt Percy as Starbuck, Makenna Calvert as Snookie Updegraff, Joey Mason as George Curtis, Annie Gifford as Hanna Curtis, Kaci Lovejoy as Phylis Mackey, Kinna Smith as Beverly Copeland, Matt Gifford as Joe Copeland & Sabrina Toft as Sammie-Sue Miller
Townspeople: Marley Limpert, Carol Rickey & Elliott Smith

Based on the hit play and movie The Rainmaker, 110 in the Shade focuses on one unmarried woman named Lizzie living in a small western town besieged by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought: her love life. Intelligent yet plain, she is worried that she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a charismatic man named Starbuck arrives and claims the ability to make rain, Lizzie believes he is a con man with no abilities whatsoever. Little does she know that this man will change her life forever. A beautiful musical in the vein of Rodgers and Hammerstein, 110 in the Shade centers on Lizzie’s quest for self-acceptance and her choice between two suitors: the rainmaker Starbuck and the divorced Sheriff File.

  • Fri-Sat. March 11-12, at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 18, at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 20 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for 110 IN THE SHADE at Lebanon Theatre Company

LTC_logoAuditions are January 9 and 10 at LTC theatre, 10 South Mechanic St. starting at 6:30pm both nights. Those auditioning for principals are asked to sing a  musical standard. Accompanist will be on site. If using recorded track, we ask that you be responsible to to run your own equipment.

The show calls for 20 named characters as well as townspeople who sing and dance.

The show revolves around Lizzie who is the center of the Curry family, and the only female among them. During the show, Lizzie encounters a charlatan, Bill Starbuck, who comes to the Three Point and promises if the townspeople give him $100, he will make it rain to end the prolonged drought. He also works on Lizzies’s affections.

The younger people needed range in age from 7 to late teens; boys and girls. Young performer auditioners should be prepared to sing a simple song.

See below for role descriptions. Wayne Dunn directs. Jay Mills music directs.

Show dates are March 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30pm and March 13 March 20 at 2pm.​

Roles

  • Lizzie Curry:  At first glance, she seems like a woman who can cope with all the aspects of life.  She has the world of materiality under control; she is a good housekeeper; pots and pans, needles, and thread—when she— and she enjoys the manifold elements touches them, they serve. She knows well where she fits in the family— she is daughter sister, mother and child, and she enjoys the manifold elements of her position. She has a sure ownership of her own morality, for the tenet of right and wrong are friendly to her. And she is comfortably forthright in living by them. A strong and integral woman in every life function, except one. Here she is thirtyish, and no man outside her family has loved her or found her beautiful. And yet, ironically, it is this one unfulfilled part of Lizzie that is the most potentially beautiful facet of a woman— this yearning for romance— this courageous searching for it in the desert of her existence. And if someday a man should find her, he will find a ready woman, willing to give herself with the totality of her rich being.
  • H. C. Curry:  Lizzie’s father. He is in his late fifties, powerfully set, capable— a good man to take store in. But he is not all prosaic efficiency—there’s a lot of dream in him.
  • Noah Curry:  Lizzie’s older brother. He is somewhat like his father, without HC’s imagination. As a matter of fact, he has little imagination at all, and would appear to be a self-righteous and rigidly opinionated were it not for the basic decency and and his warm yearning to be kind.
  • Jimmy Curry:  Lizzie’s younger brother. In his early 20s, but big and broad shouldered, he looks older that his years until he opens his mouth; then he is a child. He’s not sure that he’s very bright, and this is his cross to bear. He is filled with inchoated longing.
  • Bill Starbuck:  A big man, lithe and agile— a loud braggart, a gentle dreamer. He carries a short hickory stick. It is his weapon, his pointer, his magic wand, his pride of manhood.
  • File:  The sheriff. He is a lean man, reticent, intelligent, in his late thirties. He smiles wryly at the world and himself. Perhaps he is a little bitter; if so, his bitterness is leavened by a mischievous humor.
  • Snookie Updagraff:  She is perhaps seventeen and pretty and pretty, and pretty.
    Which is to say she is pretty.

Townspeople of Three Point:

  • Toby:   middle aged stationmaster
  • Mrs. Jessen:  full-figures woman. Good natured
  • Phil Mackey:  about 19.
  • Tommy:  a boy of eight
  • Belinda:  a bespectacled girl of 9
  • Geshy Toops:  a man in his thirties
  • Gil Demby:  a boy in his teens
  • Olive Barrow:  a pretty girl
  • Wally Skacks, II:  boy in his late teens
  • Maurine Toops:  a girl in her twenties
  • Bo Dollivon:  a boy in his twenties
  • Mr. Curtis:  a minister
  • Wally Skacks:  an old man

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2022 Season Announced by Lebanon Theatre Company

LTC_logo110 IN THE SHADE
Directed by Wayne Dunn
March 11-20

Based on the hit play and movie The Rainmaker110 in the Shade focuses on one unmarried woman named Lizzie living in a small western town besieged by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought: her love life. Intelligent yet plain, she is worried that she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a charismatic man named Starbuck arrives and claims the ability to make rain, Lizzie believes he is a con man with no abilities whatsoever. Little does she know that this man will change her life forever. A beautiful musical in the vein of Rodgers and Hammerstein, 110 in the Shade centers on Lizzie’s quest for self-acceptance and her choice between two suitors: the rainmaker Starbuck and the divorced Sheriff File.

THE ODD COUPLE
Directed by Jessica Burroughs
May 13-22

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

HARVEY
Directed by Paula Whitaker
Sept. 3-12

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

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MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Runs Sept. 3-12

LTC_Moonlight and MagnoliasMOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
Lebanon Theatre Company
Sept. 3-12
[Lebanon]

Directed by Kurt Percy
Produced by Wayne Dunn

​​1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists, and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

8/26/21 Covid-19 Policy: Unable to find any information.
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  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 3-4 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 5 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 10-11 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 12 at 2pm

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BLONDIE Premieres Online on March 12 at Lebanon Theatre Company

LTC_Blondie logoNext in our series of on-line productions is BLONDIE. The automobile Dagwood tries to buy as a surprise for Blondie and the refrigerator Blondie buys as a surprise for Dagwood makes this show a hilarious comedy of errors.

Directed by Kim Toft
Produced by Kate Edington
Director – Kim Toft

Cast: Jay Fultz as Announcer/Goodwin, Shannon Lewis as Blondie, Michael Cline as Dagwood, Jennifer Martin as Lulu & Jared Adamson as Happy Henry

  • Online premiere, Fri, March 12 at 7:30pm

A link to view the production to be posted at https://www.ltcplays.com/ closer to the premier date.

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