At Sikeston Little Theatre, we believe that the arts are a gift to the community - and that's why we're proud to offer a wide range of performances and opportunities that are open to everyone. Our annual SLT Christmas Talent Showcase is open to all ages, and features some of the most talented musicians, singers, dancers and other performers from the local area. We're also thrilled to partner with the SHS Drama Dept. to present a one-act play that's sure to amaze and delight all audiences.
To All Patrons of SLT:
We understand that many of you were taken by surprise by the new membership structure adopted by Sikeston Little Theatre for the 2023-2024 season. We are happy to announce that the board of directors met for a special meeting this evening to address the concerns of our membership. It was decided in this meeting that we would re-adopt the previous membership structure for this season.
Season memberships will remain $40.00 per individual, but WILL INCLUDE tickets for each show except for the annual children’s production. Memberships will be available to individuals age eighteen and older. They will also continue to include one ballot per member for the board elections next spring and early access to tickets for each production. The new ticket price for individual tickets will remain at $20.00 due to the increase in production costs and the rise in inflation.
We value our patrons and members, and we hope that this decision will allow more of you to enjoy our upcoming productions. Please feel free to contact me or any of our board members if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
Teri Jett, Secretary
Sikeston Little Theatre
The link is below to purchase the memberships.
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 Mom clipped, saved, and stored all of these historical documents for us.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.
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 . . .