Slidell Little Theatre Presents

2019-2020 Season

 



 

"TUCK EVERLASTING"  August 23rd - September 4th

Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, TUCK EVERLASTING is the tale of 11-year-old Winnie Foster, a free spirit who longs for adventure. When she meets the Tucks—and discovers they hold the secret to everlasting life—she faces an extraordinary choice: return to her own family, or join the Tucks on their never-ending journey.

 

 


 

“FENCES” October 4th - October 20th

Fences is a 1985 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.

 

 


 

“ELF”  November 22nd - December 8th

Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

 


 

“BLITHE SPIRIT” January 10th - January 26th

Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine's late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife's ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.

 


 

“MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST” March 6th - March 22nd

The Miss Firecracker Contest, along with other Beth Henley plays, is characterized as a Southern Gothic. The play is set in the small southern town of Brookhaven, Mississippi, and tells an archetypical story of a young woman trying to reinvent herself. The two main qualities that land The Miss Firecracker Contest squarely into the Southern Gothic genre are 1.) the story concerns flawed characters and 2.) and it occurs in a once prosperous, but now run-down town.

 


 

“DREAM GIRLS” April 24th - May 10th

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others. The musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars.