ALTON LITTLE THEATER
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
“Of course, we all come to the Theater with Baggage; But if our hearts get opened and released…well, that is what theater can do…and does sometimes…and everyone is thankful when that happens.”
“Any form of Art is a force of power, it has impact, it can affect change — it can not only move us, it makes US move.”
We’re Ready for the 90th Season at the Showplace…
Alton Little Theater is growing, stretching & embracing the CELEBRATION of 90 years of continuous productions in the Riverbend. YES, the Theater was organized as a young educator’s dream in 1933 – and has produced over 800 Live theater Plays, Musicals & Concerts as of this year — and of course, we hope that everyone in the Riverbend Region will attend a production, or MANY productions, and become part of the theater’s Legacy Story! Under the stewardship of Lee Cox and Kevin Frakes, the ALT Showplace HAS become a destination location for 17+ municipalities and draws actors, musicians, dancers and artists from both sides of the great Mississippi River.
For the 90th Season, Lee and Kevin wanted to honor all people who have a dream of performing – and make sure that both productions and extra concerts celebrate the talents of youth and mentors. Summer classes for youth have filled up quickly and will become a mainstay in ALT’s programming – and in January of 2024, ALT will launch its first ” Studio Series” when three plays written by national artists for intimate studio audiences will be cast with up to twenty actors – WHO WILL PERFORM all three scripts back-to-back in 30 days! Yes, ALT wants to make sure that the place we’ve called home for decades, produces the finest Theatrical opportunities – so that everyone can experience the Love, the Laughter, the Relevance that only Live Theater can create! BE a Part of the 90th Season – at low, low prices –and tell your friends, so they don’t miss out on the little jewel of a Theater that is just getting started! See Ya – Lee