Murfreesboro Little Theatre is wrapping up its 50th anniversary season with “Anniversary Waltz.”
Running through Sunday, July 28, the play reads like an early 1950s sitcom gone awry with an energetic and dedicated cast that features Ted Verbeten and Lora Hortert as the “happily married couple” celebrating 15 year of wedded bliss; along with “ditzy socialite” Kelly Northcutt; the “boisterous playboy” Robert Wilson; “all-American teenager” Duel Lane; “too smart for her own good” Grace Hayes; “the eaves-dropping help” Lourdes Luster; those “friendly and wise cracking delivery guys” Wade Flannery, Robert McAdams, and Stephen Luster; and Cyndie Verbeten and David Cummings as “the in-laws.”
“Anniversary Waltz” concludes MLT’s anniversary season with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets can be ordered at mltarts.com.
MLT also will honor its best performances at an award ceremony set for Aug. 10.
This year’s nominees are:
Best Production: Wayman Price, Crimes of the Heart; Arabelle Pollick, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Shane Lowery, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Danielle Araujo, 1940’s Radio Hour; Todd Robinson, Deathtrap; Dalton Reeves, Company; Donna Seage, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged; and Andy Ford, The Tempest
Lead Actor: Dalton Reeves, Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Jack Denny, Bobby in Company; Todd Seage in Shakespeare, Abridged; and Jack Denny in Shakespeare, Abridged
Lead Actress: Jennifer Grissom, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Laura Schlesinger, Babe in Crimes of the Heart; Kara Kemp, Meg in Crimes of the Heart; Kara Kemp, Ariel in The Tempest
Supporting Actor: Phil Mote, Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Tyler Tsoumbos, Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Dalton Reeves, Caliban in The Tempest; and Luke Patton, Stephano in The Tempest
Supporting Actress: Kayla Anderson, Connie Miller in 1940’s Radio Hour; Veronica Hanners, Amy in Company; Sherry Sunday-Booth, Joanne in Company; Ruth Dearing, April in Company
Actor in A Minor Role: Todd Robinson, Short Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; E. Roy Lee, Dr. Baugh in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Charlie Parker, Zoot Doubleman in 1940’s Radio Hour; Craig Core, Gonzalo in The Tempest
Actress in a Minor Role: Danielle Araujo, Iris/Sprite in The Tempest; Stephanie Newton, Sebastian in The Tempest; Marian Storvik, Juno/Sprite in The Tempest; Jenny Mccluskey, Ceres/Sprite in The Tempest
Awards will also be given in set design, lighting design and costume design.