Springfield Little Theatre

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Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers, 311 E. Walnut, presents "Disney's Alladin Jr." February 18-28, based on the 1992 Disney animated film.  This is actually LT's second go-round with this version of Alladin, designed specifically to be performed by a cast ages 18 and younger, and intended for family audiences with an approximately 70-minute running time.  LT first performed Alladin Jr. in 2007.  Lorianne Dunn, the show's director, was also at the helm in '07, and she says that, if possible, this year's production is "even bigger!

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Aaron Sorkin's 1992 Oscar-nominated film A Few Good Men is the powerful story of two U.S. Marines on trial for the murder of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  A callow young Navy lawyer, known as the "king of the plea bargains," is put in charge of the accused Marines' defense team. One member of that team prods the lawyer into making a valiant effort to defend his clients--and in the process putting the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

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Springfield Little Theatre will present the stage musical version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street starting November 27 at the Landers Theatre on Walnut. The show, written in 1963 by Meredith Willson, creators of shows such as The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells the famous story of a certain white-bearded gentleman who claims to be the real Santa Claus and brings about such miracles as fostering cameraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's department stores in Manhattan.

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Springfield Little Theatre concludes the 2014-15 season with the musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" June 12-28 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.

Eutsler

Energy, enthusiasm and passion are deeply rooted in the story of the Springfield Little Theatre. The historic venue is feature in Ozarks Public Television’s latest documentary. KSMU’s Kathryn Eutsler tells us more.

The house lights dim, the trumpets in the pit orchestra begin to play, and the hearts of the volunteers at the Springfield Little Theatre fill with joyful anticipation.

“There’s nothing like live theatre. I mean, let’s be honest. I always cry when the overture starts, it doesn’t even matter what the show is, it just brings out emotions in a lot of people.”

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