- Last Updated on 12:16 PM 07/26/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
Halifax County Little Theatre has announces its 57th season and invites patrons to go on a hunt with them for Legendary Treasures. The shows chosen will feature American heroes, a king and even a few pirates.
Before the mainstage season kicks off in November, Little Theatre already will have one play under its belt, a one act comedy performed in conjunction with Caffé Peroni as a fundraiser for Little Theatre. Peroni’s owner Saul Montes-Bradley and Little Theatre director Jonny Berry are creating a fine dining evening with plenty of laughs to follow with the comedy “I Love You and You and You.”
The event will take place Sept. 13-15, and the audience will get to vote each night on which young lady the man should choose in his quest to find love, and the ending of the play will differ depending on the audience’s selection. The quest for love is certainly a treasure worth hunting for.
Then in mid-November, Little Theatre will open its regular season with a musical version of Mark Twain’s classic, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” From whitewashing the fence to seeking excitement with Huckleberry Finn, and from finding first love with Becky Thatcher to running from Aunt Polly and Injun Joe, this American Legendary Treasure will rekindle everyone’s love for the great literature of an earlier time.
Legendary Treasures also include a king, or in this case, Elvis. In the midst of winter, Little Theatre will present “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Based on a real-life incident where Elvis actually disappeared for a few days in the 1970s, Elvis’s manager, The Colonel, has to find Elvis, or at least someone who can play Elvis at a concert, to get some powerful men off his back. Directed by Becky Donner, this delightful comedy promises to have audiences laughing at the shenanigans of those trying to make the ruse work.
Finally, in April, the legendary treasure hunt will include a search for real treasure, in this case, pirate’s treasure. Little Theatre president Sandy Slayton will direct the musical “How I Became a Pirate,” with musical direction by Cari Mahan. Hardy, swashbuckling men will take the stage along with a precocious child who wants to belong to the clan and learn the pirates’ ways. But maybe this child has a few things to teach the pirates as well.
Season brochures will be mailed in late August, in plenty of time to purchase season tickets and support the community theatre of Halifax County.