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Well, Old Man Winter created SO much snow that Little Baby Lion King Jr. wasn't allowed out for AUDITIONS earlier this week. Lion King Jr. Auditions will now be held Friday evening at 6:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00! The Prizery is a busy place, and there is a lot going on there, and these are the best times that we thought might work for everyone. SO, on Friday, 6:30-7:30 for 6-8 yr olds and 7:30-9:00 for 9-15 yr olds. Then on Sunday, 2:00 to 3:00 for 6-8 yr olds and 3-4:30 for 9-15 yr olds (and 9th grade or younger). Older group should come prepared with a song to sing that shows off their voice and personality. We hope to see you there! Little Baby Lion King is ready to ROARRRRR! Finally!          

 Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to try something new and creative in 2018? Was it to make new friends this year? Or to step out of your comfort zone and contribute more to your community? You can resolutions by getting involved with Halifax County Little Theatre!

 This all-volunteer organization has been active in Halifax County for over 60 years and needs your creative input and energy this season. There’s so much more to theater productions than acting on stage, so whether you would like to work behind the scenes or on the stage, now is a great time to give HCLT a try.

 January is a busy time for HCLT board members and other volunteers. While preparations are underway for a small cast/big set/big story February production called Grace & Glorie, HCLT is also excited to begin work on their spring production of Disney’s Lion King, Jr. Director Devin Hall and musical director Cheri Blackwell are looking for about 30 energetic young people who can sing to fill the large cast of this familiar tale. 

 Auditions, origianally scheduled for earlier this week, have been rescheduled and will be held at The Prizery, THIS FRIDAY, January 19 with 6-8 year olds scheduled from 6:30-7:30, and 9-15 year olds scheduled to audition from 7:30-9:00. Auditions will continue this SUNDAY AFTERNOON, January 21, from 2:00-3:00 for 6-8 year olds and from 3:00-4:30 for ages 9-15.Younger participants, aged 6-8, will audition to fill the ensemble of jungle animals, while auditioners aged 9 to 15 will be considered to fill the roles of the main characters and supporting characters. While students in the 9th grade and no older than 15 is the upper age limit for on-stage roles due to licensing restrictions, older teens are encouraged to join the production crew and learn a different side of what it takes to make a show come to life.

 At auditions, the younger group will sing a little together and play a few games to showcase their stage presence, willingness to use their imagination, and ability to follow directions. Older participants need to be prepared to sing alone, a short song of their choice, as part of the audition process. This should be a song that showcases their voice and stage presence, but needn’t be complicated or long.

 Rehearsals for Lion King Jr. will be scheduled twice weekly beginning January 23 and continuing through the month of February. In March rehearsals will be held three nights per week from 6:45-8:45. Lion King, Jr. will open on April 19 with 2 daytime performances for local students, and continue with public performances on April 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30, and April 22 and 29 at 3:00. A second day of daytime school performances will be held on April 25. All those who accept a part will be expected to participate in all performances.      

 The play, written by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, closely follows the story of the Disney movie, with all the characters children love included.  Music for this version was composed by Elton John and Tim Rice, and includes the beloved Circle of Life, Can’t Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, and many other well- known songs.

 HCLT is also hoping to recruit a group of talented adults to help create the magic of The Lion King, Jr. If creating giant animal puppets and masks, building costumes or a jungle set, painting, or helping with backstage aspects of production appeal to you, please come to auditions to get more information, or contact Devin Hall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It takes a lot of work to produce a musical show, but the experience can be fun and very rewarding and often results in new friendships and great family memories.  Hakuna Matata! No Worries! 

Support the arts in Halifax County by becoming a season member with us! We appreciate the love and support of the community which we've been blessed to have served since 1956. Click on the  SEASON TICKETS tab above, or contact Becky Donner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  






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



alt   Halifax County Little Theatre awards annual honorariums and scholarships to graduating seniors who have been active with high school theatre and Halifax County Little Theatre.  This year  Dorothy H Crews Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Kayleigh Long, Evan Snead, and Sydney Cash, and  honorariums were awarded to   Ade' Tate and Brianna Newton.  Evan is currently majoring in theater at Elon University, Kayleigh is majoring in theater at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Sydney is majoring in theater at Longwood University. In the twelve years that HCLT has been performing at The Prizery, we have presented scholarships to local students totaling over $25,000.  We are very proud of this endeavor, and we thank all our patrons for their support of our concessions sales and our 50/50 ticket sales, which fund our scholarship program.  Together, we make a difference!




Season Schedule

Miracle on 34th Street
Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7:30 l Nov 19 and 26 @ 3:00

Grace & Glorie
February 16, 17, 22, 23 &  24 @ 7:30pm,  February 18 & 25 @3pm


The Lion King, Jr.
April 20, 21,27, 28 @ 7:30pm; 22, 29 @3pm

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In the Community

  • HCLT Board of Directors and Community Involvement
    Our 2016-18 Board of Directors: President: Sandy Slayton Vice President: Kasey Moore Treasurer: Becky Donner Secretary: Devin Hall Members at Large:  Amanda Sheppherd, Cheri Blackwell, Elisabeth Brogden, Greg Donner, Jennifer Sydnor, Kelly Ahmed-Fears,  Lisa Burton, Lori Ashwell, Nicole Hendricks, Sarah Mandel, Shane Brogden, Sharon Brogden, Taryn Garland    HCLT is proud to contribute in many ways to the good of our community. For many years, we have awa
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