What do a persnickety manager, a tuba, disgruntled employees, a teddy bear, a lost girl, and a whole lota rumor and misunderstanding have to do with each other??? Well, you’ll have to come find out!!!
Don’t miss our production of Paradise Lost and Found, a comedy by Pat Cook and directed by Alethea Hartwell.
Opens Friday, January 13, 2017
With performances on Jan. 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22
Friday & Saturday curtain rises at 7:30pm
Sunday curtain rises at 2:00pm
Auditions for Paradise Lost and Found will be held on November 7 & 8 at 7pm.
Performance dates are: January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22
Mavis and the other employees of the Lost and Found department of the Paradise Bus Company are used to dealing with all kinds of strange things, from abandoned tubas to missing tiaras. However, their biggest challenge yet may be controlling a runaway rumor that big-shot B.F. Crandall is coming to visit. As they try to keep up the ruse for their by-the-book manager, crazy misunderstandings and confusion ensue – and to top it all off they must figure out the mysterious reason why a nine year old girl has turned up at the bus station alone. Will the answers that they’re looking for turn up at the Paradise Lost and Found?
Mavis – smart, easy-going lady in her 40’s or 50’s
Coop – rather naive, 20-30
Gillis – wise cracking and conniving janitor, flexible age
Krolik – overly bossy manager, woman around 30-40
Regan – Mavis’ feisty aide, 20-30
Benjamin – man in his 60’s with a secret
Emily – 9 (ish) year old girl
Barbara – delivery woman, a ‘young’, 55ish lady
Richard – Reagan’s argumentative boyfriend
June – Emily’s mother, around 35
The project is for a touring video exhibition that will be marketed to galleries as an installation. The entirety of the project will be filmed at Lea Lake at Bottomless Lakes, NM. We are looking to incorporate as much local talent as possible.
Here is a list of what we are looking for:
– MOM – FEMALE, FIT. EARLY 30s.
– METAL DETECTER MAN – male, late 40s, heavy-set.
– HUNGRY TOURIST – male, 40s-50s, heavy-set.
– ELDERLY JOGGER – female, 60s.
– MIDDLE AGED MOM – female, 30s.
– LITTLE GIRL – FEMALE, SMALL. 7-10 years old.
– LITTLE BOY – MALE, SMALL. 10- 13 years old.
– MAN – MALE, FIT. EARLY 20s.
– MAN2 – MALE, FIT. LATE 20s.
– MAN3 – MALE, NORMAL. MID 30s
– WOMEN – FEMALE, NORMAL. MID 20s
– WOMEN2 – FEMALE, NORMAL. MID 20s
– ANY AGES, AS MANY AS CAN CONFIRM.
We would love to hear from those interested via a resume and headshot which can be sent directly to this email. firstname.lastname@example.org
The parts will be un-paid, however, we do offer IMDB credit for all Background. This is in addition to the provided craft services on set.
Producer/ Asst. Director
Beach Bum Film (Oct 23rd. time TBD)
Roswell Community Little Theatre is proud to extend a warm and hearty welcome to Zack Anderson, our newest director!!! As you will see he brings a great deal of talent and theatre knowledge to RCLT. He has already performed many tasks/rolls over the last few years with excellence and care.
Zack’s theater credentials date back to childhood, and lots of work in El Paso, TX. He was assistant director for his mother Vici Anderson at Coronado High School theater in El Paso Texas. Their play was Li’l Abner, a wonderful musical based on the comic strip of the same name.
ROSWELL COMMUNITY LITTLE THEATRE elects new board members for 2016-2017 season. First row: Edie Stevens, President; Gina Montague, VP; Jim Bignell, Secretary; Yolanda Rodriguez, Treasurer. Back row: Judy Stubbs; Ty Whatley; Alethea Hartwell; Carol Bignell; at large board members. Not pictured: Connie Hester, Assistant Treasurer, Chris Samuels, at large board member.
To all current and eligible directors of RCLT:
Play submission for the 2017-2018 Season will be from September 10th through September 20th.
Please email the play selection committee chair, Zack Anderson, at email@example.com.
You can also drop off a play for consideration at RCLT during the production of Annie.
The 92 year old story of Annie is an American classic that never really gets old. It is a story that epitomizes the American dream. “Anything is Possible” including going from rags to riches.
From the moment Mr. Warbucks walks on to the stage the scene begins to depict the bridge that ties the past with the future.
In the comic book series, his age is around 52 years old. Warbucks is the world’s wealthiest person. However, he puts on no heirs.
Although he is a wise billionaire, he learns the most from an 11 year old child. She makes it known that she needed him for him. She helps him understand that something (someone) was missing. For this reason, he extends an offer of adoption to her with a promise of unimaginable riches. Yet, she must choose to accept it in order for it to be official.
Warbucks undergoes the greatest transformation. By accepting and giving he is made new…”Daddy” Warbucks. He will stand beside Grace. He will lift up more than Annie. He will lift us all up with his performance.
Warbucks is as fascinating as the man who is to take on the challenge…Boyd Barrett.
Thanks for meeting with us today. Can you please share with us some things about Warbucks and yourself?
How many musicals have you performed in?
Boyd: My first musical was one I co-wrote for my high school senior class. It was called “The Ebony Blade” and was a commentary on the problems we faced as our school was integrated in the racially tense central Texas of the 60’s and 70’s.
In college I was in “Hello Dolly” and “Man of La Mancha”. I wrote and performed several one-man musical productions, including “Trouble in Lincoln County”.
In the past few years, I’ve been in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Les Miserables”, and “The Little Mermaid”.
What do you do to get into character before the show?
Boyd: I get pretty quiet as I prepare for a show. I do a lot of pacing as I get my body into whatever character I’m playing. Visualizing scenes and going through major lines helps me a lot.
What do you like about Warbucks character?
Boyd: Warbucks is one of those rare musical male lead roles for a man my age. Tevye was also one of those. It’s fun to try to show how a man like Warbucks could be so affected by an 11 year-old girl that his whole approach to life changes.
What is something men could learn from Warbucks?
Boys: Men could learn to not be closed off so much that relationships don’t touch them and help them to change and grow.
Do you have anything in common with Warbucks?
Boyd: Too many times I allow my work to keep me from growing the relationships with the people I love.
What would Daddy Warbucks make of the current economic situation in the US?
Boyd: I’m sure Warbucks would remind us of the Great Depression and explain how it affected everyone.
What is your favorite part in the play?
Boyd: I love singing “Something Was Missing” to Annie.
If you were a very rich man what would you donate money for?
Boyd: I don’t think the amount of money makes any difference. I would give to the same things I do now – spiritual ministries and the arts, specifically theatre.
What do you think Warbucks finds so charming about Annie?
Boyd: I’m sure he finds it refreshing for someone so powerless to be so bold.
The director of this play is Louise Montague who’s last directorial brought down the house with laughter in My Fatal Valentine and raised money to support Roswell Literacy Council. She is also known for several other theatrical hallmarks with RCLT including: Small Talk and Devel Divas.
The Assistant Director, Zack Anderson is very talented. It is hard to pick a favorite performance since he has so many voices and so many talents. He did a fantastic job in his performance as the Mayor in Whoville in WayWayOffBroadway’s Suessical the Musical. He also portrays many of the vocal talents in the successful Roswell BC podcast written/produced by Boyd Barrett. He got to live his dream when he portrayed the Tin Man in RCLT’s The Wizard of Oz.
Jenci’s outstanding and powerful performance as Urusla made her a crowd favorite and the perfect selection for mentoring young girls in a musical that requires the same talent on a much smaller scale. In addition to teaching vocal lessons, Jenci’s big heart made room in her busy schedule to volunteer in helping to lead this play as the music director.
Maryl McNally’s many talents as a singer, dancer and performer made her job as the comical French Chef Louis look easy. This will lend itself nicely in creating a dramatic stage presence requiring so many little and adorable orphan girls to do the same, along with a host of many other cast remembers. Some of us were not blessed to see her performance as Patsy in Patsy Cline that was selected to show at the Spencer Theatre in beautiful Ruidoso NM. You do not want to miss out on her talent as this musicals choreographer.
The title role of Annie is played by Samantha Thorsted, an eleven-year-old, who shows her pure excitement and love for performing every time she steps onto the stage. She is experienced in theatre, vocal, dance and film.
The play is blessed that Lucy Badger was cast as the understudy for Annie since she will steal the heart of the crowd quite easily. If you saw The Little Mermaid you will remember Lucy. She was delightful in her performance as Flounder. She will also be playing an orphan when she is not playing Annie.
Boyd Barrett will honor us again with a heartfelt performance as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. His ability to play the role of a great father figure will forever go unmatched. All you theatre lovers will remember his performance as Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof directed by Eddie Stevens.
In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynetta Zuber, who never fails to make an audience laugh and she will no doubt surprise many with her other talents. She is partially responsible for many of the theatrical talents of the kids in this play as she has served as the KAPS director since their. Her love for theatre is portrayed in her everyday life, but her performance in this play will make you love theatre too!
Giana Montague will literally grace the stage, as always, with her presence as Grace Farrell, the private Secretary to Oliver Warbucks. She was recently brilliant in her performance as Glenda the Good Which in The Wizard of Oz.
Rooster will win you over with his handsome yet devilish ways and will be played by none other than William Atkinson who just finished playing the lead role in Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure. Yes he got to be the good guy. However, watch your hearts and purses ladies. He might just steal them, too, when he’s not trying to steal Annie’s heart and a whole lot of money from Mr. Warbucks.
Abbi Roe will be playing Lily St. Regis. She played Dorthy in RCLT’s The Wizard of Oz and Aquata, the 3rd and meanest sister in The Little Mermaid. She is also the current Miss Roswell’s New Mexico Outstanding Teen. If that is not enough, she is also the student body president at Goddard High School.
Also starring in this Annie ensemble are:
Tango, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Marilyn Cozzens, stars as Sandy. He might just possibly steal the show.
Randy Nolen will be playing Mr. Bundles, the laundry man, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President. Talk about rags to riches.
The Orphans are played by Raelene Hartwell (July), Bennett Roehlk (Pepper) (with Eko Brooklyn Sanchez as her understudy), Madeline Hicks (Tessie), Aubrey O’Connor (Kate), Mason Deen (Molly) (with Madeline Williams as her understudy) and Zelia Santos as (Duffy). These kids will make you want to adopt an orphan.
Derek Palacios is a kid with a set of skills that makes him the perfect announcer, Bert Healey. His last performance as the Munchkin Coroner in The Wizard of Oz had everyone applauding, every time, after he had sung. He is one to watch for in this play and hopefully in years to come.
Julianne Martinez is playing the Star to Be in NYC. She was last seen in WayWayOffBroadway’s Suessical the Mussical as one of the Bird Girls. The role fits her well for she is a star to be.
Nate Banks is playing Luetinant Ward. He was last seen making an audience laugh as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid.
Kendra Jones, Michele Carter, Mary Alice Balderrama are the Boylin Sisters in addition to many other roles.
Jose Perez is playing Drake the Butler.
Connie Hester is playing Ms. Pugh.
There are several other equally important cast members: Brooke Flowers, Tara Jones, Matthew Perez, Gillian McFadin, Hugh Taylor, etc… Some are experienced and some are new. Either way they will bring their own creative talents to the stage and the play will only be better for it.
We saved the best for last. The very talented and amazing music for Annie will be played with the piano accompaniment of Kathy Cook. She brings that delicate balance of music that helps the characters come to life. She shared this same skill as the piano accompaniment for The Wizard Oz.
However, it took the story about a little girl to bring forth a woman who understands how to tackle the art of wrangling “Little Girls” in a theatre. RCLT’s KAPS director is up for the challenge in more ways then one. This is Lynette’s first musical experience as an actor but not her first time brilliantly becoming a character actress.
That is right, Miss Hannigan is played by none other than Lynette Zuber. Thanks for speaking with us today. Tell us about your character.
Lynetta: In this version I see her as being a floozie in a way. Looking For someone to ‘want’ her. She has the desire to have an easy life. Hence running the orphanage where she does very little just to get by. But of course it’s not really working out so why not drown the sorrows with a little cocktail, anyway she can get it.
What do you like about playing Hannigan?
Lynetta: I’m enjoying getting to do drunk comedy.
What do you do to get into character?
Lynetta: well this one needs to be unspoken….. just
kidding…. On days of rehearsal I’ll walk around the house acting drunk,
fortunately I haven’t fallen down the stairs (I’ve come close several
What has been the biggest challenge for this role?
Lynetta: I have to constantly remind myself that I’m a drunkand a liar. I’m a drunk liar
What can we learn from Hannigan?
Lynetta: Life is not easy. You can’t just sit there and expect things to happen, you may have a goal in mind but that doesn’t mean you will succeed in a minute, you have to work had for it.
What is your favorite version of Annie?
Lynetta: Now it may be weird, but many years ago I discovered the poem (written by James Whitcomb Riley) that the Annie story started from, which is really different from the story that we know today. Of course the poem “Little Orphant Annie”‘is meant to be heard not read. Being the story teller that I am, I really enjoy the nineteenth century Hoosier dialect. Not only the difference in how things are written and said, I enjoy the the challenge that helps improve my craft.
What is your favorite thing about the play?
Lynette: For me, my favorite part is the song ‘Little Girls.’ I just hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do.