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“Rented Christmas, The Musical”

Meridian Little Theatre Hwy 39 North Meridian, MS
“Rented Christmas, The Musical”
December 10-15th
Tickets $22
Seniors, Military, Student $20
Box Office 601-482-6371
Meridian Little Theatre
Hwy 39 North
Show times:
7:30 P.M. nightly
2:00 P.M.
Sunday Matinee

Tomorrow Is Not Promised Stage Play

Meridian High School Auditorium
Tomorrow Is Not Promised Stage Play on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 7pm, at Meridian High School Auditorium. Bring your whole family to this Inspirational, Life Changing, Hilarious, and Riveting Encore Production. Cast includes: Alfred Wright, Darius Ewing, Lynn Dickson, Pastor Perry Fletcher, Joanie Bolden, Anita Larkin, Lakken Johnikin-Davis, Veronica Mcdonald, Teresa Jones, Terry Kirk and many more. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets, Please stop by Sam's Fashions, or call (601) 620-8089.


Meridian Little Theatre 4334 Highway 39 North Meridian, MS
New Stage Theatre and The Mississippi Humanities Council in association with The Telling Project - present TELLING: CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI ...
A new play performed by a cast of Mississippi Veterans and
Military families written from their own experiences ...
From the battlefield to the home front, those who served our nation
have unique stories which deserve to be told.

Play date are as followed ....
Friday, Aug. 14th 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 15th 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug. 16th 2:00 pm

Admission is FREE

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Brings Family Fun to MSU Riley Center

MSU Riley Center
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Brings Family Fun to MSU Riley Center

MERIDIAN, MS – Delightful musical theater for the whole family will brighten the MSU Riley Center stage when Wally Jones and Casa Mañana Theatre Presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

The production, a Riley Center Family Show, features a book, music, and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. The story finds Princess Rapunzel banished to a tower by the evil enchantress Lady Za Za. Her only hope of rescue lies with handsome Sir Roderick and his hairdressing sidekick, Edgar, who are searching for true love and the perfect head of hair, respectively. Will the lovely, long-locked Rapunzel satisfy both quests? A lovable old dragon and a crazed gypsy woman add to the fun.

Children love this fast-paced romp, which features plenty of action and physical gags. The clever script also includes lots of jokes about American Idol and other bits of pop culture to keep adults amused as well. Will everyone live happily ever after? Come to the show and find out.

For fans of: Disney’s Tangled, fairy tales, family musical theater

What critics say: “All the little girls in the audience who came dressed as princesses seemed to be instantly at home. … But boys will like the show too: swords, dragons, and the ultimate hair-pulling scene that every third-grader could only dream about.” – Julie Rhodes, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students (age 12 or younger) at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 601.696.2200.

Meridian Little Theatre’s “DreamGirls”

Meridian Little Theatre Highway 39 North Meridian, MS
Meridian Little Theatre’s “DreamGirls”
May 7th-May 13th

May 7-9 and May 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm
May 10 at 2:00 pm
No show on May 11

for tickets call Box Office at 601-482-6371 or go online at

Meridian Little Theatre Announces Cast for Dreamgirls
“Outstanding talent!” That’s how MLT’s executive director Ronnie Miller described those who auditioned for MLT’s upcoming production of Dreamgirls. “Not only were we thrilled with the number of people who participated in tryouts, but the quality was amazing,”Miller added. Prior to announcing the cast, Miller described the new audition process that was used to make the selections. Each individual auditioned before a team of judges in three categories: singing, acting, and dancing. Call-backs were held on Wednesday, March 18th for those receiving the highest scores.“This process really helped us make the best decision for each character,”Miller said. “We are confident this is going to be an outstanding performance. With this amount of talent, it can’t help but be a dream come true!”
Dreamgirls opens Thursday, May 7 and run through Wednesday, May 13; the theatre is dark on Monday. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on available through MLT’s Box Office , 601-482-6371 or online.

Meridian Little Theatre
Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS
Box Office , 601-482-6371 or online


East Mississippi Community College Orr Center

The Choral Music Department at East Mississippi Community College will present an evening of song and theatre April 10 as “Pops & A Play” returns to the Orr Center, Scooba campus. The Reflection Singers will open the show at 7 p.m. with a selection of pop numbers. Music Theatre Workshop takes the stage next with its production of “Unhappily Ever After.” The cast includes ...
Mary Utz, Michael Bilbo and Katie Cumberland
Shelby Richardson, Tremaine Rencher, Kayla Young, Chelleah Hatch, Kate Jones and Quadevious Atterberry
Johanna Carter, Desiree Savage, Tony Little, Rachel Wheeler and Ayanna Johnson. This one-act musical is set in a counselor’s office and takes a satiric look at what really happened at the end of our favorite fractured fairy tales. Admission is free and light snacks will be served. For more information, contact Choir Director Wendy Smith at or (662) 476-5004.


East Mississippi Community College ... Golden Triangle campus ... at the Lyceum auditorium

MAYHEW – A lesser-known play by Columbus native Tennessee Williams will make its Lowndes County debut next week at East Mississippi Community College.
The theatre program at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus will present “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Lyceum auditorium. The production is scheduled for four weekend performances – April 10 at 7 p.m., April 11 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dr. Don R. Vaughan, theatre instructor and the play’s director, chose this Tennessee Williams play to introduce his students to the famed writer. So many students auditioned for the Golden Triangle campus’s third annual spring production that it has the largest cast to date. In fact, two separate casts will perform the play.
Rivers Roberson of Starkville, who acted in the EMCC production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” in 2014, returns this time as the production’s student director.
“We’re running into some bumps in rehearsal, as all plays do. But the two casts are coming along very well,” said Robertson.
Vaughan agreed that the cast members, many of whom are new to theater, are exploring their roles with enthusiasm. And he praised Roberson, who has been involved in theater since his days at Starkville High School, for being particularly adept at spacing the actors and ensuring that their movements on stage are coordinated.
The play takes place in 1950s New Orleans as the play’s main character, Mrs. Venable, attempts to get to the bottom of her son’s mysterious death the previous summer.
The action plays out on the back porch of Mrs. Venable’s Victorian era house, on a set constructed in-house at EMCC. The four-scene play runs about 90 minutes with no intermission.
Admission is $5 at the door. EMCC students and employees will be admitted free with their school IDs.

The cast of “Suddenly Last Summer” at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.
Performances are scheduled for April 10, 11 and 12 at the Golden Triangle campus.

Lamar School 2015 Spring Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella G2K

Lamar School Cafetorium
Lamar School 2015 Spring Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella G2K
March 27th @ 7:00 P.M. - $5.00
March 28th @ 1:00 P.M. - $5.00
March 28th @ 6:00 P.M. - $25.00 – Dinner Theatre
Pecan crusted pork tenderloin with a strawberry balsamic glaze, au gratin potatoes, garden salad with home made Italian dressing, and a choice of chocolate cake or lemon cake, with water or sweet tea to drink
Located in the Lamar School Cafetorium

Tickets available @

Ticket Info:
Dixie Tibbetts @ / 601-482-1345
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E C C C College ENCORE production of “Wizard of Oz

East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium
East Central Community College ENCORE production of “Wizard of Oz” scheduled March 24-28 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Matinees are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, March 24, 25 and 27. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 601-635-6215 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 215.

For more information, contact Encore director Natalie Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email

East Central Community College - "Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery

East Central Community College Decatur, MS Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
The East Central Community College Players present ...
"Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery
Nov. 13th - 15th each night at 7:00
in the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
Tickets are only $15
(601) 635-6215

Karen Robertson
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph: 601-635-6340
FAX: 601-635-4398

Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker

Temple Theatre
Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker wil take to the stage
of Meridian's Temple Theatre, Nov. 24th at 7:00 pm
This is a time-honored holiday special for the entire family ...
a MUST SEE event!
For Ticket Info ...
(601) 693-5353
Sponsored by: Structural Steel / Rush Hospital & WTOK-TV

(601) 693-5353

ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

East Central Community College
ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

East Central Community College’s Encore performers will present their spring musical selection, “Shrek the Musical,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 601-635-6215 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 215. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Natalie Emmons, who is serving her first year as “Encore” director, said, “’Shrek the Musical,’ based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. ‘Shrek the Musical’ is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all around fun for everyone!”

Cast members include Chandler Smith (Shrek), Sam Lovorn (Lord Farquaad), Zach Peden (Pinocchio), Haley Moore (Sugar Plum Fairy), Leah Ferguson (one of the Three Little Pigs), Sarah Hall (White Rabbit), Laney Frasier (Momma Bear), David Fortenberry (Humpty Dumpty), and Leslie Young and Shardae Spears (two of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Philadelphia; Ryan Godwin (Donkey), Clint Walker (Lord Farquaad), Hannah Robinson (Fairy Godmother), all of Newton; Claire Griffin (Princess Fiona), Courtney Tillman (Momma Bear), Hannah Brown and Alana Kron (both playing the Mad Hatter), Kirk Griffin (Guard) and Andrea McSwain (one of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Decatur; Jayhonnie Slaughter (Dragon) of Union; Haleigh West (Gingy) of Hickory; Charles Taylor (Big Bad Wolf) of Preston; Jonathon Hodge (one of the Three Little Pigs) and Brianna Parkman (Elf), both of Lake; Gloriana Latham (one of the Three Little Pigs) of Morton; Dee Jay Rolison (Peter Pan) of Conehatta; Hannah Mitchell (Ugly Duckling) of Meridian; Bristol Buffington (Wicked Witch) and Kevin Ryals (Papa Ogre), both of Louisville; David Wilson (Poppa Bear) of Collinsville; Dominick Fields (Pied Piper) and Ian Lanthrip (Captain of the Guard), both of Forest; Georgia Doner (Momma Ogre) of Bailey; Danielle Gregory (Queen Lillian) of Little Rock; and Houston Martin (dual roles as King Harold and Thelonius) of Chunky.

Area youngsters playing roles include Karise Parkman (Baby Bear), Tate Emmons (Smurf), Tallie Johnston (Teen Fiona), and Annslee Calhoun (Young Fiona), all of Lake; and McCoy Compton (Young Ogre) of Forest.

Members of the Duloc Dancers include Emily Cook of Carthage; Jordan Lovorn, Kayla Covington and Cara Jackson, all of Louisville; Kara Miller of Decatur; Mackenzie Gannon of Newton; Kelsey Cox and Emily Cox, both of Forest; Kara Yates and Kara Beth Johnson, both of Morton; Kasey Logan of Lake; and Hillary Williams of Philadelphia.

Orchestra members are Emmons, ECCC music keyboard instructor, Emmons, piano; assistant band director Ed Girling, drums; ABE/GED director Ryan Clarke, bass guitar; and guitar instructor Chas Evans, acoustic guitar.

For more information contact Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email


Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242