Auditions: August 27 & 28 @ 7 PM
12, 13 & 19 @ 7:30 PM., Oct. 14 @ 3 PM
Special Fund Raising Performance Oct. 20 @ 7PM with appearance by Bob Inman
On Trout Mosley’s 16th birthday, his father, Rev. Joe Pike Moseley, a 300-Pound minister, bolts from the Easter Sunday service, jumps on a motorcycle, and rides off to Texas. Trout’s mother, Irene, was hospitalized for severe depression. Joe Pike, to save his ministry, is assigned to his hometown of Mosley, Ga.-founded by his family years ago and a place he has been trying to escape for most of his life. Trout, of course, must follow. Thus begins an eventful summer for Trout. He finds refuge in a job at the local Dairy Queen and finds a new friend, Keats Dubarry, crippled daughter of a textile mill activist. Eventually, all hell breaks loose and Trout must find a way to save himself, become his own person, and move on with his life. This play was written by former WBTV news anchorman Bob Inman, who has gone on to write four critically acclaimed books and several other plays.
Directed by Andy Neisler
Audition Dates: Saturday Sept 22 @ 1PM - Sunday Sept 23 @ 3PM - Tuesday Sept 25 @ 6 PM
Everyone agreed that the six Herdman kids were the worst kids in the world. They lied, they stole, they hit little kids, they talked dirty, and even the girls smoked cigars. Sunday school was a safe haven for the other children because the Herdmans never went there. But when the Herdmans show up one Sunday looking for chocolate cake, they hear about the Christmas pageant and decide they want to take part.
To the dismay of everyone involved, the Herdmans land the main parts in the play. Although everyone expects a disaster, the Herdmans bring a fresh interpretation to the Christmas story, a story they had never heard before.
Directed by Nikki Wood
Performances: Nov 30 & Dec 1, 7, & 8
@ 7:30 PM December 2 & 9 @ 3 PM
Auditions: December 10, 11, & 13 @ 7 PM
Performances: March 15, 16, 22 & 23 @ 7:30 PM. March 17 @ 3 PM
Oklahoma!, a classic musical, is the story of Laurey and the two rivals for her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand. The play takes place in 1906 in an Indian territory of the American West during the time when Oklahoma was established as a state. It tackles class issues between the farmers and the cowmen in the still-developing, rugged landscape of a state in its infancy as characters struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of "the American Dream." It is also a romantic tale of love. Curly and Laurey both have feelings for each other but have difficulty expressing it because of their stubbornness. Just to spite Curly, Laurey accepts an invitation to the local dance from the evil Jud Fry. Eventually, Curly and Jud duel it out, with Jud ending up falling on his own knife and dying. Meanwhile, Will Parker has returned early from his trip to Kansas City. Unfortunately, his girlfriend, Ado Annie, just can't seem to say no to other men. All turns out well in the end as both couples end up happily married.
Directed by Jim Champion --- Music Director - Libby Putnam.
Audition Dates: April 7 @ 3 PM; April 8 & 9 @ 6:30 PM
KMLT will hold auditions for “FLEMMING, an American Thriller” by Sam Bobrick and directed by Georgianna Wright on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday, April 8th and 9th at 6:30 PM at the Joy Performance Center. Information @ www.kmlt.org or 704-730-9408.
Performances: June 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7:30 PM June 9th @ 3:00 PM
The Play: Bored by his privileged, but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective. On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife, Karen, and his two crazy neighbors, Suzy and Stan, the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Karen is further annoyed when one of them turns out to be her father. Even though Henry keeps showing up at home every day more disheveled and beaten up, he couldn't be happier. Henry is convinced he's found his life's work and Westport, Connecticut is safer for it. The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 1940's and 50's.
Characters: 5 men and 3 women
HENRY FLEMMING - Our hero. An unassumming man in his mid-forties.
KAREN FLEMMING - Henry's wife. In her late thirties.
STAN SPENCER - The Flemming's pain-in-the-neck neighbor. Mid-forties.
SUZY SPENCER - Stan's long suffering wife. Mid-thirties.
WALTER LARSEN - Karen's father. In his mid-sixties.
LIEUTENANT DAVIS - A plainclothes cop. In his late thirties.
MISS HAVENHURST - A sweet young thing who's had a tough life. Late-twenties.
VITO MARDIGIAN - A tough, threatening hoodlum. In his late thirties.
Directed by: Georgiana Wright
Please note that KMLT Season Tickets are also honored for
free admission to productions by Greater
Shelby Community Theatre and Rutherford Community Theatre.
Last Updated: March 28, 2013