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WHAT’S ON STAGE

Coming September 4th:

Season 73

SEASON 73 (2020-2021)


Due to the COVID-19 quarantine order enacted by Governor Little, the theater is temporarily closed according to the state’s reopening guidelines. We encourage you to contact the Box Office by email at boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org or call 208-342-5104 with your questions or concerns. We plan to be open in September 2020.

We appreciate your patience during this time as we diligently work to accommodate all of our amazing patrons and look forward to seeing you in Season 73!



ANNOUNCING SEASON 73 (2020-2021)

The Book of Will
by Lauren Gunderson
Director – Paul Archibeque
September 4-5, 10-13, 17-19, 2020 (Comedy/Drama; Ages 13+ language)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

“What if all the words were lost? William Shakespeare’s been dead for three years. His closest friends and fellow actors deeply miss him and his beautiful plays. When a pirated, badly botched Hamlet (“To be or not to be, there’s the point…”) plays on a nearby stage, they realize Shakespeare’s lines are disappearing into the forgetful memory of time. What they need is a book – a definitive copy of his original plays, but to make one, they’ll have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet laureate, and their own mortality. Lauren Gunderson’s look at Shakespeare’s First Folio is a lively, funny, poignant love letter to theatre and the printed word.” -Oregon Shakespeare Festival. “THE BOOK OF WILL… unequivocally announces Gunderson as a playwright with whom to be reckoned. It is, quite frankly, one of the best plays I have ever seen. It will bring tears of both laughter and sorrow to all but the most jaded audience member’s eyes. It is, in a word, a triumph.” -Boulder Weekly (CO).

Auditions were held at BLT June 13 & 14, 2020. Boise Little Theater did things a little differently for this audition and we thank all who came out! We are cautiously optimistic that if the stages of reopening continue as planned, we will be able to open our first show, The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, one of the most popular playwrights in America, on time, September 4, 2020. Although we want to continue to educate and entertain our community we also want to be responsible community members. We asked our auditioners to support our little theater in this by altering their behavior for the benefit of community members who might need it. We are grateful that auditioners were very compliant with our requests.

Boise Little Theater volunteers sanitized all the seats and high-touch surfaces in the house before auditioners arrived and placed hand sanitizer along several travel paths. Auditioners were asked to enter through the open doors of the lobby instead of the Green Room so they could spread out in the house while waiting to read. Many arrived wearing face masks and were very understanding about the need for voluntary social distancing. Sides were made available as a download prior to auditions and sides that were available on site were not shared. The director also addressed the actors, asking them to be respectful of others’ need for social distancing both in the house and while reading. He explained that we would monitor the situation and adjust safety measures during the rehearsal process as needed. All in all, a very considerate group of theater people that weighed the risks and chose to respect and support fellow community members in order to participate in the magic that is live theater.


Heathers: The Musical

by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe

Director – Todd King

Oct. 16-17, 22-25, 29-31 (Dark Musical Comedy; Ages 13+)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, August 8. Callbacks 8/9/2020. 


Winter Wonderettes
by Roger Bean
Directors – Greg Finley and Patti Finley
November 27-29, December 3-6, 10-12, 2020 (Musical Comedy; All Ages)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” & “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

No auditions. BLT welcomes back the cast of “The Marvelous Wonderettes!”


Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
Director – Jeanna Vickery
January 15-16, 21-24, 28-30, 2021 (Farce; Ages 13+ language and adult situations)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

A cult classic called “the funniest farce ever written!” A manic merry-go-round of actors rehearsing a British bedroom farce, a flop called Nothing’s On, complete with door slamming, intrigue on and offstage, and an errant herring. The New York Times calls it, “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.”

Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00- 5:00 pm, November 7 & 8, 2020.


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball
Director – Wendy Koeppl
March 5-6, 11-14, 18-20, 2021 (“Slice of Life;” Ages 13+)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, January 9 & 10, 2021.


God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
Director – Bradley Campbell
April 16-17, 22-25, 29-30, & May 1, 2021 (Dramatic Comedy; Ages 13+)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children?  A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly?  Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?  Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse. God of Carnage won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, February 27 & 28, 2021.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Director – Diana Holdridge
May 28-29, June 3-6, 10-12, 2021 (Comedy; All Ages)

Individual and group tickets available after August 3, 2020, at 10:00 am.

Take four tempestuously muddled lovers, add six seriously bumbling theatricals rehearsing a play for the wedding of the Duke and his new warrior bride. Send them all to the Athenian woods where the fairy King & Queen are battling over a changeling boy. Add Puck, a mischievous sprite with a zeal to meddle, sprinkle with a generous helping of fairy dust and you have A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of William Shakespeare’s most endearing and popular plays.

Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, April 3 & 4, 2021.

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