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Upcoming Events



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm

Friday, February 21, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 2:30pm

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm

Friday, February 28, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Performance: "Hello, Dolly" 7:00pm


Monday, March 23, 2020

Auditions: "Cheaper by the Dozen" 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Auditions: "Cheaper by the Dozen" 7:00pm

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Mailing Address:


Ardmore Little Theater

P.O.Box 245

Ardmore, OK  73402


Physical Location:


The Charles B. Goddard Center

401 First Ave., SW

Ardmore, OK  73401

Upcoming Auditions

Performances:  

April 30 - May 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:30pm

Auditions: March 23 & 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

Ardmore Little Theatre's last show of the 2019-2020 season is the family classic “Cheaper by the Dozen”, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 23 & 24, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Goddard Center.   Please enter by the stage door on the North side of the building. Scripts are available in the ALT office, but please remember ALL scripts must be returned to ALT the first night of auditions. Volunteers are always welcome to work on set construction, props, and other backstage areas.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.  You do not have to be a member of ALT to be involved in the production.


Wendy Berry Chamberlain will be directing this shop for Ardmore Little Theatre. She has been active with Ardmore Little Theatre as an actor in several productions and as a vocal director for many of ALT's summer children's shows. Performances will be April 30 – May 3, 2020 at the Goddard Center. All performances are at 7:00pm, except for the Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.


SYNOPSIS: Suppose you're an attractive high-school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition that he's keeping secret. The children don't understand them. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.



Characters (9 males, 7 females)

Mr. Gilbreth – Father of the family, a highly accomplished and incredibly intelligent industrial engineer who tests his theories on efficiency out on his family and runs the house like a company. Pushes his children to be the smartest kids in their class, and they are. Often arrogant, but pushes his family to be as efficient as possible because he's running out of time himself – he is hiding a heart condition from his family that ultimately will take his life.


Anne – Oldest daughter, smartest kid in her class but sick of how her Dad is running the family. Wants to have a normal social life and date boys like the rest of the girls in her school. Rebels against Dad by wearing silk stockings and going on dates. Older teenager.


Ernestine – Looks to Anne to break Dad's grip on the family. Also acts as the future narrator, looking back on the events of the past with Frank. Teenager.


Frank – Oldest son, also acts as a narrator by looking back on the events of the past with Ernestine. Teenager.


Mrs. Gilbreth – Mother of the family. Also a highly accomplished industrial engineer, but not obsessed with pushing their family to the extreme. A good balance to Mr. Gilbreth.


Martha –Looks to Anne to break Dad's grip on the family. Teenager.


Bill –Loves embarrassing Anne in front of her dates. Young teenager or older child.


Lillian – Youngest daughter. Smart and curious. Child.


Fred –Smart but rambunctious, cons his dad into buying a dog. Child.


Dan –Also smart but rambunctious. Child.


Jackie – Youngest of the bunch. Child.


Miss Brill – Woman from the school district sent to test the kids. Not impressed by the Gilbreth family, would love to see the kids fail the test. Antagonist of the story.


Joe Scales – A boy from Anne's school and a short, cocky cheerleader. Middle to older teenager.


Larry – Another boy who Anne's school, nice-looking, clean cut. Anne's “special friend”. Middle to older teenager.


Mrs Fitzgerald – Overworked housekeeper of the family.


Dr. Burton – The family doctor.


Director:  Wendy Berry Chamberlain