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Auditions for Halifax County Little Theatre’s Jackie & Me

Although the set is barely struck for our production of "Elf The Musical, Jr.," auditions for our February show "Jackie & Me" will be held at The Prizery next Monday and Tuesday, December 5 and 6, at 7:00 pm. Based on the novel by the same name by Dan Gutman, the play version by Steven Dietz features a young boy who wants to meet his idol from the past, Jackie Robinson, and interview him for a school project.

The young boy, Joey Stoshack, loves baseball and has a secret ability to time travel, which the novel’s author established in a previous novel,“Honus and Me.” In this story, Joey needs to write a report on an African American for his history class, and he desperately wants to meet his baseball idol, Jackie Robinson. If he could just interview Jackie, he knows he would surely get an A on his report and make his parents happy.

Joey manages to go back in time to 1947 when Jackie broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The trip will forever change his view of history and his definition of courage as he finds out what life is like back then for Jackie Robinson and other black citizens. He will learn about a different kind of courage that Jackie had. Told with humor and feeling, the show is truthful, exciting, and filled with worthy life lessons for all.

The cast includes the young 11 or 12 year old boy and his parents, Jackie Robinson and his wife, school children and teacher of the young boy, coaches and players for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 40’s, and New York citizens of the 40’s. Auditions will consist of readings from the script and some improvisational scenes. Spread the word to those who might be interested or encouraged to audition or call director Becky Donner at 434-572-2139 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Rehearsals will begin in January, and the show will run the last two weeks of February.



2016-17 Directors Becky Donner, Sandy Slayton, and Victoria Thomasson


Little Theatre Announces 61st Season and Elf the Musical, Jr., Auditions 

Halifax County Little Theatre completed its “60 Years Strong” anniversary season and is preparing for its 61st year of bringing the arts to Halifax County.   “Tis the Season” now for something new, something different, and something exciting.  The Little Theatre Board of Directors is proud to announce its 2016-2017 season.

First up, ‘Tis the Season to laugh and celebrate the Christmas spirit.  America’s newest holiday classic “Elf” is now in musical form. “Elf The Musical, Jr.” offers joyous enthusiasm and childlike innocence as Santa’s favorite Elf, Buddy, goes in search of his original family.  Director Sandy Slayton, with musical directors Cheri Blackwell and André Williamson, will delight audiences with Buddy’s quest, during which he  shares his belief that “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”  The family show will run in late November.

Next, in February, Little Theatre offers ‘Tis the Season to be inspired by one of America’s greatest sports heroes, Jackie Robinson.  Based on the book “Jackie & Me” by Dan Gutman, playwright Steven Dietz tells the story of a young boy who magically goes back in time to meet his idol.  His eyes become open to a new view of history and a real life definition of courage.  Becky Donner directs this adventurous tale of a young boy’s quest to meet Jackie while helping his own family with their struggles. 

Finally, in April and May, ‘Tis the Season to be blown away in the Windy City – “Chicago!” The Roaring 20’s will come alive on stage as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly compete to become Vaudeville’s merriest murderess.  Victoria Thomasson will direct this Bob Fosse, John Kander, and Fred Ebbs’ classic, with Bob Thomasson as musical director. The longest running American musical in Broadway history, “Chicago” promises a big brass sound with plenty of hot jazz song and dance to razzle-dazzle the audiences.

Auditions for “Elf the Musical, Jr.,” will be held at The Prizery on Sunday, August 28, at 3 pm, and Monday night, August 29, at 6:30.  Slayton is looking for performers ages 7 through 18 to fill the various roles in the North Pole and New York City settings.  Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a short song, to read from the script, and to show plenty of holiday spirit.  For more information, call Slayton at 434-579-5041. Little Theatre hopes everyone will make Season 61 their season.

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 are Sarah Brogden and Emily Slayton. Both Sarah and Emily have graced the Prizery stage in many HCLT productions and acted on Halifax County High School's One Act Competition team as well as in their main stage productions. Both of these talented young ladies have also worked behind the scenes on production crews for us. Sarah will continue her education this fall at Averett University in Danville, Va., and Emily will be a freshman at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. HCLT wishes all the best to both of them!


HCLT presented an Honorarium to Jason Fitts, another talented young actor who has earned respect for his work on stage. Jason will be going on to Virginia Commonwealth University this fall, majoring in Theatre. We look forward to traveling to Richmond to see him on stage again!




Season Schedule

Elf The Musical, Jr

Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 7:30 l Nov 19 and 26 @ 10 A.M. l  Nov. 20 and 27 @ 3:00

Jackie & Me

Feb. 17, 18, 23, 24, 257 @ 7:30 | Feb. 19, 26 @ 3:00


April 21, 22, 2528, 29 May 2, 4, 5 @ 7:30 | April 23, 30 @ 3:00

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