Enjoy a few days of leisure with the girls in Natchez, Mississippi!
Natchez Little Theatre
Natchez Little Theatre is America's most active non-profit volunteer community theatre and the oldest in Mississippi, entertaining the Miss-Lou since 1932. Celebrating 80 years, over 23,000 patrons from around the world visit Natchez Little Theatre during its 12 month season of over 100 performances.
The Cherry Orchard
(Thursday - Saturday, January 24 - 26, 2013 at 7:30p.m. and Sunday January 27, 2013 at 2:00p.m.)
A classic work of dramatic literature and the last play written by Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov. Chekhov intended The Cherry Orchard as a comedy but the play was originally directed as a tragedy. The play was originally set in late 19th/early 20th century in rural Russia on a great estate famous for its cherry orchard.
This NLT adaptation by Layne Taylor sets Chekhov's great play on a plantation outside of Natchez, Mississippi, in the 1920s prior to the Great Depression. The play concerns an aristocratic woman and her family as they return to their family's estate just before it is to be auctioned to pay the taxes. While presented with options to save the estate, the matriarch remains in denial and the family essentially does nothing.
"The Cherry Orchard" is a reflection of the socio-economic forces at work in Russia and the United States at the turn of the 20th century and even today in the 21st century, including the rise of the middle class.
(Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday during Spring Pilgrimage, March 9 - April 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.)
A very entertaining and humorous depiction of the town of Natchez during Spring Pilgrimage in the 1950s.
It's azalea season in Natchez, Mississippi, and the annual pilgrimage of tourists are swarming through the historic mansions. In Mayweather Hall, Penelope Mayweather, a once beautiful Southern Belle, is horrified by the tourists who are led through her home at fifty cents a head. But the money isn't enough to keep Penelope from the clutches of those "Yankees" down at the bank. So when a young author, John Salguod, turns up she is persuaded to take him in as a boarder. However, it turns out, John is visiting under an assumed name because he is the author of a bestseller that has been banned in Natchez since the locals consider it a gross libel on their way of life. Penelope's frantic efforts to keep John hidden are frustrated when her soon-to-be-married cousin comes for a visit. Her parents are irate when they discover the would-be scandal and threaten to take over Mayweather Hall by forcing foreclosure through the bank. In the meantime, John finds Penelope's diary which is overflowing with 40 years worth of embarrassing secrets about most of the town's citizens. John's publisher is prepared to offer Penelope a very handsome sum for her memoirs that would save Mayweather Hall from the clutches of the bank and her family.
(Thursday, June 6 - Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.)
"Leapin' Lizards!" The popular Harold Gray comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre, now the Neil Simon Theatre. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book.
Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the steps of a New York City orphanage ran by the cruel and embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
(July 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.)
Come join the Celebration!!!
Natchez Little Theatre Celebrates the best of it's 65th Season with the 10th Annual Standing Ovation Awards Gala.
Your night will include Live Entertainment, Champaign, Hors D'ouevres, Silent Auction and Awards Ceremony!
Get your ticket today!