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Dear valued patrons and supporters,

We regret to inform you that due to the recent tornado, the roof over our stage has flown away with a completed set below. As a result, all activities at the theatre have been put on hold until further notice. We are working to assess the damage and come up with a plan to get back up and running as soon as possible.

We would like to express our gratitude to our strong leadership and dedicated volunteers who have been working tirelessly to help us through this difficult time. We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those have already reached out to show their support.  Since 1959 Sikeston!

If you would to make a donation to help us get back on our feet, please click on the link below. Your continued support means the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre soon.

We would also like to give a heartfelt shoutout to The Purchase Players in Mayfield KY and  River City Players in Cape.

 

Received from Mayfield

The first day after 12/10/21 our fellow company Theatre Workshop of Owensboro reached out and helped us financially. We have never forgotten and don’t ever want to miss an opportunity to help folks who are where we have been.

Sikeston Little Theatre was damaged this weekend a week before opening of their summer production. They have postponed all operations until they determine repairs.

We have reached out to them and will have donation jars in place at our shows this summer for them.

We remember where you are and want you to know we love you and will pray for you and the path ahead from here!!

#MayfieldSTRONG #SikestonStrong



Thank you.

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A true actor never breaks character, that is unless there is a spider on stage

The actors may be the stars of the show, but the crew is the glue that holds it all together.

In 1958, Bing Limbaugh, a former Sikeston student attending college in Memphis, met with a group of Sikeston residents interested in starting a theater group, which  led to the  selection of a board of directors. When formal incorporation papers were submitted to the state of Missouri, Sikeston Little Theatre (SLT), Inc  was born.    ​ In  October of 1959, SLT presented its first play, Blithe Spirit, in the old high school gym (now part of the YMCA).  This would be SLT's home for the next 13 years.  In 1964 SLT scheduled its first summer workshop providing instruction in acting, directing, make-up, costumes and theatre management with presentations by Southeast Missouri State faculty members.  In 1965, SLT presented its first musical, Sound of Music, and with its success, SLT decided to stage a musical each season. In 1971, stage productions moved from the gym when SLT helped the city purchase the old First Baptist Church on South Kingshighway, and with grant money, the building became the Sikeston Activity Center.   In September, 1981, with a bequest from Margaret Harris, the Activity Center was sold, and the city of Sikeston purchased the old Malone Theatre for use as a cultural center. SLT was to manage the building and it was renamed the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center.  With the help of many organizations and individual volunteers, over $38,000 in renovations were completed and the first stage production, Alice in Wonderland, took place in 1983. To be continued . . .

Lisa Terrell Hill From my acct. with the State Historical Society of Missouri. More then 1,500 Sikestonians are listed in these documents. You will find the alphabetical listing toward the end of the document... These documents are stored at the Cape Girardeau repository.  I am so grateful to have these precious memories stored safely and accessible to future generations. Mom clipped, saved, and stored all of these historical documents for us.  Thanks Hopie.  143. ​ SHSMO State Historical Society of  Missouri The mission of the State Historical Society of Missouri is to collect, preserve, publish, exhibit, and make available material related to all aspects and periods of Missouri history. SHSMO also seeks to generate interest in and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the state and its people through education and outreach. Tell Me More

Acting is just pretending to be another person, unless you are playing a tree.
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