Little Theatre is great asset

Greenwood Little Theatre is one of the longest-running community theaters in Mississippi for a couple of major reasons.

It’s had great community support, and it’s had a steady pipeline of talented individuals willing to devote a lot of their time to the productions.

Both were on ample display Saturday night, as Little Theatre marked its 60th anniversary with a gala at The Historic Elks Building.

It was a great night, highlighted by the performance of 14 songs by the original cast members from some of the most popular musicals Little Theatre has produced over the years. It said something special about Little Theatre that several former cast members who no longer live in the area returned for the occasion, including one who traveled all the way from Pensacola, Florida.

Little Theatre serves a wonderful twofold purpose. It provides a creative outlet for people in this community, some of whom didn’t know they had it in them until they caught the GLT bug. And it gives the rest of us the enjoyment of live theater that, at its best, rivals what you’d see on Broadway.

Little Theatre is a wonderful community asset. Thanks go to all those people, current and past, who’ve kept it going.

Alicia Dallas