Written by Theresa Davis, Tallahassee Little Theater Monday, 24 October 2011 10:18
Tallahassee Little Theatre is proudly presenting Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, featuring Broadway and Hollywood actor Charles Siebert.
Siebert has extensive film, television, stage and directing credits to his name including One Day at a Time; Trapper John, MD; Silk Stalkings; and Xena: Warrior Princess. He made his Broadway debut with Dustin Hoffman in 1968’s Jimmy Shine and has performed in other notable shows including The Gingerbread Lady, The Changing Room and a revival of Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Now semi-retired in Northern California Siebert was asked by long-time friend and show director, FSU Film School professor Chip Chalmers to join the production here in Tallahassee, playing the role of Big Daddy.
Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of Tennessee Williams best known plays. The show first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of two brothers and their wives vying for the inheritance of their dying father, Big Daddy, amid a whirlwind of untethered sexuality and repressed love. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an intensely human portrait of a Southern family with layer upon layer of dysfunction. The play became a movie in 1958 and created exceptionally memorable roles for Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.
“Tallahassee Little Theatre is overjoyed to be able to bring this level of talent to our local stage," said Theresa Davis, Executive Director, Tallahassee Little Theatre. "We are truly blessed to have Mr. Seibert, our exceptionally talented cast and director Chip Chalmers bringing this show to life for our Tallahassee audience.”
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features many local talented actors including Jorgene Hayden, Adam Braun, Laura Johnson, Krystof Kage, Sue Jordan, Phillip Martinez, Marc Cramer, Corin Vanderberg, Jordan Pfeiffer, Gavanne Johnson, Coleton Johnson, and Tiffany Vandenberg. This will be the final Tallahassee appearance for actress Sue Jordan and the last Tallahassee production for Director Chip Chalmers.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs for 3 weeks and opens Thursday November 3rd at 8 PM. Additional Friday and Saturday performances include: November 4th-5th , 11th-12th, and 18th-19th at 8pm and on Sundays: November 6th, 13th, and 20th at 2pm. Tickets are $21 for Adults, $17 for Students and Seniors. Tickets are available online at www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org or by calling the box office at 850-224-8474. Tickets are available day of the show on a first come first served basis.
Tallahassee Little Theatre is a professionally-managed institution that produces ten to twelve shows per season. TLT offers educational opportunities with summer theatre camps for children ages 5-17, and houses other organizations including The Acting Up Players, a group with over 100 senior citizens participating in classes, community outreach, and producing their own performance series. The facility is also used for community functions ranging from benefit performances for non-profits, dance recitals, and youth group meetings. TLT’s audience and volunteer participation totals over 13,000 people each year. Another estimated 5,000 are reached through other organizations utilizing the TLT facility.
Visit www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org or call 850-224-8474 for more information on this and other upcoming productions, to purchase tickets or to learn about volunteer opportunities.
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