- Oct 01, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013
- MLT's New Director, Warren Friedman
- Oct 11, 2012 - Oct 17, 2012
- "CATS" - Sponsor: MLT Guild
- Oct 17, 2012 - Nov 30, 2012
- Read more about The MLT Guild here.
- Dec 06, 2012 - Dec 12, 2012
- "SORRY WRONG CHIMNEY"
- Jan 14, 2013 - Jan 20, 2013
- "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum" (Jack and the Beanstalk) - Sponsor: Marty and Linda Davidson
- Feb 21, 2013 - Feb 27, 2013
- "STEEL MAGNOLIAS" - Sponsor: John O'Neil Johnson Toyota - Hyundai
- May 16, 2013 - May 22, 2013
- "BYE BYE BIRDIE" (General Seating) - Sponsor: Structural Steel Services, Inc.
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MLT Announces Cast for “Bye Bye Birdie”
MERIDIAN- The Meridian Little Theatre ends its 80th season with “Bye Bye Birdie” which opens May 16 and runs through May 22. The performance is a final tribute to long time director, Jimmy Pigford. “Birdie” was the first show Jimmy directed for MLT in 1965. This performance is under the direction of Ronnie Miller.
“Birdie is one of the most captivating musical comedy shows of our time. It is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life of the late 50’s that is very much a part of us all, regardless of age. It is a show that will be enjoyed by all” says Miller.
The cast consists of a group of seasoned MLT performers. Scott Stevens plays the lead role of Albert Peterson, owner of Almaelou Music Co. Noel Barefoot co-stars as his girlfriend and secretary Rose Alvaraz. Laura Huff is cast as Kim MacAfee, the girl to be kissed by Conrad Birdie - the teen idol played by Colton Tinsley.
The major supporting roles are: Penny McKinnis as Albert’s mother, Alma Peterson; Kim’s conventional parents are played by John Collins as Harry MacAfee and Amy Poole McMinn as Doris MacAfee; Jackson Palmer is cast as Kim’s younger brother, Randolph MacAfee; Kim’s jealous boyfriend, Hugo Peabody, is played by Joshua Myers.
The Mayor of Sweet Apple, Ohio, where Conrad arrives to give his farewell kiss, was landed by Kevin Robinson and Leigh Anne Whittle as his wife, Edna; Gloria Maxwell is cast as Gloria Rasputin, Mrs. Peterson’s choice to replace Rosie as Albert’s secretary; Kim’s best friend and leader of the Birdie Fan Club, Ursula Merkle, was won by Katie Bruister. The role of Charles Maude, owner of Maude’s Roadside Retreat, is played by Scott Causey.
Chorus members who portray various roles as teenagers and town folks include: Debbie Hime, Daniel Johnson, Blake Barham, Zena Limerick, Scott Farmer, Brittney Johnson, Derek Pouncey, Brittney Johnson, Cynthia Rackley, Tana Clay, Annakatharine Rowland, Meg Patterson, Haley Rank, Kynsliegh Roberts, Bayleigh Roberts, Darby Shepherd, Lawson Freeman, Logan Hulvey, Carmen Hodges, Pearson Kelly, Trinity Copeland, Joshua Redmond, Jacob Munn and Pearson Kelly.
The Production Team for Birdie includes: Carol Merrill, Choreographer; David Benson, Music Director; Carey Smith, Orchestra Conductor; Carol Sue Wiggins, Stage Manager; Katie Coleman and Claire Huff, Wardrobe Coordinators; Shannon Culpepper, Lighting Director; Anthony Godfrey and Alex DeRusha, Sound Directors; and Lucinda Pitts, Makeup Coordinator.
Meridian Little Theatre tickets are now available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. For box office and information call (601) 482-6371.
The lead cast for the MLT production of Meridian Little Theatre's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" are pictured above: (front row) From left, Laura Huff, Penny McKinnis, Scott Stevens, Jackson Palmer and Josh Myers; (back row) From left, Colton Tinsley, John Collins, Amy Poole McMinn, Noel Barefoot, Leigh Anne Whittle and Kevin Robinson.
(Note: More cast pictures under "Photos" tab)
Cast members for MLT's 2013 production of "Steel Magnolias".
Bennie J. Fortenberry, left, Katie Coleman, Sidney Covington, Donna P. Colburn, (front), Tiffany Brooks, and Millie Robinson.
Cast members of 2012's production of "Sorry, Wrong Chimney".
Ellie Massey (left), Tori Moore, Leigh Anne Whittle; Zena Limerick (left), Allen Hunt, Brad Hampton, Derek Pouncey.
Cats Cast with Jimmy Pigford & Carol Merrill
Past Productions by Decade (click to open).
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