Hail to the King!
Elvis returns to the Greenville Little Theatre, as do a slew of other famous figures, in support of next season's lineup of shows, as announced today.
The 2012-2013 opens with the classic rock and roll of Smokey Joe's Cafe followed by a comic farce, Dracula Bites. Next, Sherlock Holmes takes on his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty in the Case of the Jersey Lily.
There's also a double shot of Elvis, with the return of Scot Bruce' tribute show (not part of the season subscription package) and a new Elvis-centric comedy of mistaken identity, Elvis Has Left the Building. The season ends with one of musical theatre's most beloved plays, Annie Get Your Gun.
Finally, Christmas brings another extra, not part of the regular season subscription: It's A Wonderful Life. All told, it's another fun lineup from GLT.
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More information on the individual shows can be found in the press release, as follows.
Smokey Joe’s Café - Musical Score by Leiber and Stoller
An electrifying musical revue that has critics raving and audiences stampeding the box office. The incredible, timeless songs by Leiber and Stoller defined early rock and roll: Poison Ivy, Love Potion #9, Kansas City, On Broadway, Stand By Me, I’m a Woman, Jailhouse Rock, and many, many more! Smokey Joe’s Café transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre.
Dracula Bites By Duke Ernsberger and V. Cate
October - November 2012
Sink your teeth into this hilarious new comedy! A small town production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula spirals out of control, heading for certain disaster as everything that can go wrong, does go wrong...or will the outcome on opening night surprise everyone?
Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily By Katie Forgette
February - March 2013
The world’s most famous detective takes on a case involving a beautiful actress, some missing crown jewels, blackmail, and the comedic Oscar Wilde. Holmes and Watson are out to stop the evil Professor Moriarty in this delightful escapade that includes lies, lilies, mistaken identities and mayhem!
Elvis Has Left The Building By Duke Ernsberger and V. Cate
A hilarious new comedy inspired by true circumstances. It’s 1970 and Elvis Presley is missing. His manager, Colonel Tom Parker, has got to find him because he needs Elvis to perform for some mobsters (to pay off his gambling debts). Without Elvis, the Colonel must somehow pass the office intern off as the King of Rock and Roll.
Annie Get Your Gun - Musical score by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin’s best musical is the story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Mary Freeman and John Brigham star in this classic American musical that features such great songs as There’s No Business Like Show Business, I Got The Sun in the Morning, Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly, Anything You Can Do, and many more.
Shake, Rattle, & Roll! Starring Scot Bruce
August 2012 (not part of the season subscription)
Scot Bruce returns with his unbelievable Elvis tribute show! Due to popular demand, Scot and the boys will be rockin’ GLT for one week only. If you saw Scot last season, here’s your chance to experience the magic again. If you haven’t seen Scot in concert, prepare to be thrilled by his electrifying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll!
Christmas Special (not part of the season subscription):
It’s A Wonderful Life
Relive the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, this uplifting tale will remind you that “no man is a failure who has friends.”