Clemson Little Theatre 2016-17 Season

clemson little theatre logoBegun in 1931, The Clemson Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in South Carolina. Originally started by friends of Clemson University, many of its early productions (even into the 1960s) were performed in buildings on and around campus. Since 1992 CLT has made its home in its own theatre, the Pendleton Playhouse in lovely and historic Pendleton and also produces Clemson Area Youth Theatre (CYAT).

Pendleton Playhouse
214 S. Mechanic Street
Pendleton, SC  29670
Box Office: (864) 646-8100

Curtain Times:
CLT  Friday and Saturday………………………..8:00 p.m.
Clemson Area Youth Theatre (
CAYT) Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinée……………………………………..3:00 p.m.

2016-2017 Season of Merriment, Make-Believe, and Misadventure!

You Can’t Take It with You

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Rebecca Evatt
Kaufman  and  Hart’s  comic  masterpiece  set  during America’s  Great  Depression  proves  you  might  as well  enjoy  life  because  you  can’t  take  it  with  you.  So  The  Vanderhof  family  pursue  their  various hobbies  such  as  collecting  snakes,  ballet  dancing,  candy  making,  xylophone  practice  and  sculpting. This classic is a triumph of freedom, love, and FIREWORKS. 

Performances: September 9-11 & 16-18, 2016
Auditions: July 10th 2-4pm & July 11th 7-9pm

bridgeBridge to Terabithia

By Steve Liebman, Katherine Paterson, Stephanie S. Tolan
Directed by Sybil Todd
This  powerful  musical  has  the  warmth  and  emotional  intensity  of  Katherine  Paterson’s  Newbery Award  novel.  Jesse,  alienated  from  his  rural  family  upbringing,  dreams  of  becoming  someone special.  Leslie,  the  new  girl  from  the  city,  an  “outsider,”  opens  a  world  of  imagination,  art,  and literature  for  him.  They  create  Terabithia,  a  fantasy  kingdom  where  both  feel  safe  from  others  as their  friendship  grows.  Tragedy  strikes,  but  the  strength  gained  in  Terabithia  takes  Jesse  forward and lets him share the magic of his dreams.

Performances: October 20-23,  2016
Auditions: Aug 21st 3-5pm & Aug 22nd 6:30-8:30pm      
CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)

Inspecting Carol

By Daniel Sullivan
Directed by Stu Adamo & Paul Hyde
Get  your  holiday  cheer  on  with  this  madcap  comedy!  Behind  the  scenes  of  a  struggling  theatre’s annual  slapdash  production  of  A  Christmas  Carol,  rehearsals  are  at  a  standstill.  Tim  is  no  longer Tiny,  Scrooge  wants  to  do  the  play  in  Spanish  (Feliz  Navidad),  and  their  funding  is  on  hold  pending an  inspection.  To  top  it  off,  a  case  of  mistaken  identity  makes  for  a  night  at  the  theatre  that  is anything but show business as usual.
Performances: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11,  2016
Auditions: Oct 9th 2-4pm & Oct 10th 7-9pm

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Adapated by Vera Morris
Directed by Latoya Young

When  an  old  woman  wishes  on  a  magic  flower,  her  heart’s  desire  for  a  child  of  her  own  blossoms before  her  eyes.  Her  magical  little  girl,  only  a  few  inches  high,  is  named  Thumbelina.  The  friendly child  is  kind  to  the  nearby  forest  creatures,  but  she  just  doesn’t  feel  as  though  she  fits  in.  Soon Thumbelina  goes  on  the  adventure  of  a  lifetime,  aided  by  a  quirky  cast  of  characters,  searching  for her place in the world. Searching for her Prince and the land of the Little People.
Performances: February 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017
Auditions: Dec 12th 6-7:30pm & Dec 13th 6-7:30pm      
CAYT Shows are for actors aged 10 to 18 (5th to 12th grades)

odd couple female clemsonThe Odd Couple – Female Version

By Neil Simon
Directed by: Richard Cowan
Oscar  and  Felix  are  at  it  again  in  Simon’s  Female  Odd  Couple.  Divorcee  Olive  Madison,  who admits  she’s  a  slob,  invites  divorced  Florence  Unger  to  room  with  her  although  Florence  is  a  stickler for  detail  who  can  try  the  patience  of  a  saint.  Florence’s  obsessive  habits  take  their  toll  on  Olive. Olive’s  plan  to  solve  the  problem  disastrously  backfires,  and  both  women  are  forced  to  agree  that best friends sometimes make the worst roommates.
Performances: March 31, April 2 & April 7-9, 2017
Auditions: Feb 5th 2-4pm & Feb 6th 7-9pm

hank williams clemsonHank Williams: Lost Highway

By Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Directed by Jimmy O. Burdett
Hank  Williams  LOST  HIGHWAY  serves  classic  country  with  the  edges  raw  and  the  energy  hot….By the  end  of  the  play,  you’ve  traveled  on  a  profound  emotional  journey  of  this  legendary  singer/ songwriter  through  his  incredible  music.  LOST  HIGHWAY  follows  Williams’  rise  from  his  beginnings on  the  Louisiana  Hayride  to  his  triumphs  on  the  Grand  Ole  Opry  to  his  eventual  self-destruction  at twenty-nine.
Performances: June 2-4 & 9-11, 2017
Auditions: Feb 12th 2-4pm & Feb 13th 7-9pm
Note: All Auditions will be held in Cox Hall, next door to the Theatre


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