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Springfield Little Theatre will present the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Landers Theatre Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 20. Performances start at 7:30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Power, ambition, greed…. It’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business that took Broadway by storm, winning seven Tony Awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical follows the rise of J.

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It all starts with Marty the Zebra—he causes all the trouble and commotion in “Madagascar, Jr. – A Musical Adventure,” which opens for a three-week run at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, on Thursday March 22nd.  One of Springfield Little Theatre’s YES Troupe players, Andrew Wilson, plays Marty.

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Springfield Little Theatre will open 2018 with the Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim musical "West Side Story," Jan.19-Feb.4 at the Landers Theatre.  Two idealistic young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs in mid-20th-century New York City: the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.  Tony, best friend to the leader of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, sister of the Sharks’ leader.  We talked about this production with director and choreographer Lorianne Dunn, and singer-actress Genevieve Fulks, who plays the female lead Maria.

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“To Thine Elf Be True.”

Some of you attended the national touring production of Elf the Musical about a year ago at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall.  The show is based on the popular holiday fish-out-of-water comedy film starring Will Farrell.  Springfield Little Theatre will present a “Junior” version of Elf the Musical, cut down in length somewhat from the “big” stage show and suitable for a cast of youth players, November 24 through December 10 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.

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Springfield Little Theatre opens its 83rd season with the musical "Mamma Mia!" at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, Friday, September 15 through Sunday, October 8. Broadway star and Springfield native Kim Crosby stars as the mother, Donna. Performances start at 7:30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2pm on Sundays. Based on the hit songs by ABBA and the story by Catherine Johnson, "Mamma Mia!" tells the hilarious tale of 20-year-old Sophie, played by Sisilia Shaffer, living with her mother Donna on a sunny Greek island where Donna runs a small hotel. 

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