HCLT 50 years










Jan 26 and 28,

beginning at 7 pm. 

If you can dream, it you can do it! HCLT is currently working on two important productions to round out our 60th anniversary season. Rehearsals are underway for Four Little Girls, Birmingham 1963, directed by Becky Donner, opening February 19. This powerful play focuses on the lives of the four girls who died in a church bombing in Birmingham during the civil rights struggle in 1963. Musical Director Andre' Williams and Donner are working with the cast of almost 30 to honor these girls lives and bring this story to the stage. The cast is made up of both seasoned actors and new talent, all enthusiastic to perfect their roles. Four Little Girls, BIrmingham 1963 runs the last two weekends in February, closing Feb. 28.  

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We are also  proud to  announce that the spring production of SHREK the MUSICAL is now under construction, beginning with auditions on Monday, January 25 at 7pm, and Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm.

Director Kasey Rising is looking for talent from anyone and everyone; she hopes to bring in those who have only wished to be a part of a production yet have never tried, as well as the area’s most seasoned veterans of the stage. According to the director, " SHREK is a ‘roll on the floor laughing’ kind of show, fun for the ENTIRE family. It is bright and sillyand all around the best show we could imagine to end our 60th anniversary season! 

If you have ever seen the classic animated movie Shrek and thought the donkey and green ogre duo were a riot, then you are in for a mega treat with this show! All of the familiar characters will make an appearance, and we can’t wait to put some of our community in those costumes!

Actors, dancers, singers, comedians of all shapes and sizes and ages (ages 8 and up please) are needed to make this show an explosion of joy on the Prizery stage. We’ll need help in the creative department too! If you can sew, paint, or decorate, there’s sure to be a place for YOU!

 All interested are asked to be at the Prizery at 7pm on either evening and come prepared to sing a 1-2 minute selection of a song. Even if you can’t sing, don’t be shy - just give it a shot!  SHREK the MUSICAL opens to the public on April 22 and will run through May 1.   

For more information about AUDITIONS please email Kasey Rising at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


Memories from November's  Production of

A Christmas Carol 



The cast and crew of "A Christmas Carol" are grateful that so many people enjoyed this production! 



Our 60th Anniversary Season!


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Halifax County Little Theatre is 60 years strong! Since 1955, HCLT has been a vital part of our community, performing in elementary school gyms, the high school auditorium, various outdoor locations, restaurants, and for the past 10 years in the beautiful Chastain Theatre at The Prizery. For its 2015-2016 season, HCLT will showcase the Power of Theater with three productions that educate, enlighten, and entertain.


The November season opener will be a joint production with The Prizery in honor of The Prizery’s 10th Anniversary. HCLT and The Prizery will work together to bring back the first show produced in the theater: Alan Menken's musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday classic is a must-see tradition with a large cast, haunting music, and a story that inspires.  Director Chris Jones is excited to begin work; auditions are set for August 17 and 24 at 7:00 pm at The Prizery.  Director Chris Jones is looking for actors and singers of all ages to fill this large cast of characters. Limited roles are available for children age 8 and older, including Tiny Tim, angels, and ensemble parts, and many roles are available for older children, teens and adults.  Those auditioning are asked to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice. Rehearsals begin August 31


In February, Becky Donner will direct a powerful piece that showcases a turbulent moment in American history. Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 brings into focus the realities of the Civil Rights movement by telling the stories of the four girls America mourned. As these four girls share their everyday lives, the audience will come to know these girls as young people with hopes and dreams and names.  This moving drama hopes to bring the community together in a dialogue of peace and respect.


Finally, for HCLT's spring production, they are very excited to bring SHREK THE MUSICAL to the stage! Directed by Kasey Rising, this Broadway adaptation will bring great entertainment for the entire community. Adapted from the movie version, this play has all the fantastic characters you remember: Lord Farquad, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Pinocchio, The Gingerbread Man, and many more. Everyone loves this ogre! The music is joyous, and the jokes will keep the theatre full of laughter.


HCLT is proud to have been a part of Halifax County life for 60 years. They look forward to many more years of fostering a love for the arts, providing creative opportunities for young and old, and bringing great stories to life on stage. Community support is vital to these efforts in the form of volunteers, financial contributions, and attendance at productions. Season brochures will be available in just a few weeks. If you'd like to be added to the HCLT mailing list, send your information to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Brochures will also be available at The Prizery, the Halifax County Visitor Center, and the public libraries.


HCLT is proud to present scholarships each year to deserving high school graduates who have worked with us during their high school careers. This scholarship is funded through concessions sales and 50/50 raffles at our productions. This year's recipients of the Dot Crews Memorial Scholarship is Christian Roach. Christian began his experiences on stage in our very first show produced at The Prizery: A Christmas Carol. SInce then, he's been involved with one production or another just about nonstop. He is  passionate about performing, and plans to continue working towards an acting career as a freshman at NYU this fall. 

HCLT presented an Honorarium to Emily Hansen,  another talented young actress who has participated in several of our productions. Emily plans to continue her education, studying to be a nurse pratitioner.

For the first time this year, HCLT honored a student who has worked with us throughut his high school career, but is not going ot college right away. Instead, Michael Berry will be joining the Navy. We adopted Michael Berry as our "Hometown Hero." When he leaves for basic training, we'll send care packages to him to show our appreciation for his service to America.



Season Schedule

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 27, 28; Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 7:30 | Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13 @ 3:00
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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Feb. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 | Feb. 21, 28 @ 3:00
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Shrek The Musical

April 22, 29, 30 @ 7:30 | April 23, 30 @ 10am | April 24, May 1 @ 3:00
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Photo Galleries

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In the Community

  • HCLT Board of Directors and Community Involvement
    Our 2015-16 Board of Directors: President: Sandy Slayton Vice-President: Cyndi Overby Treasurer: Becky Donner Secretary: Catherine Glass Members at Large:  Ashley Smith, Cyndi Overby, Devin Hall, Greg Donner, Kasey Rising, Kenny Carr, LaTonya Sadler,  Lisa Roach, Sarah Mandel, Shane Brogden, Sharon Brogden    HCLT is proud to contribute in many ways to the good of our community. For many years, we have awarded scholarships to several graduating seniors th
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