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2023-2024 Season

Two shows remain in our 2023-24 season!

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With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.

Last performed by the Sumter Players in 2004 under the direction of the late Brooks Nettum, the 2024 show is dedicated to her memory. 
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Sumter Players will end our season with a laugh out loud wild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, and mistaken identities. A hilarious cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot.

Auditions for the show will take place March 14 and 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre of the Georgia Southwestern Fine Arts Building. Below are character descriptions for the roles. 

Leslie Arthur (male, age 25-35)
A musician in the band with Jon. He is a charming and intelligent, (though rather nervous), guy who is quite popular with the ladies who can’t resist trying to mother him. Performer must be comfortable in ladies’ clothes.

Kate Dennis (female, age 23-35)
Jon’s fiancée, even though she is having a passionate affair with his roommate Leslie. Kate is a smart and aggressive young woman who expresses her opinions openly, but still needs to feel wanted and desired.

Mr. Jansen (male, age 40-60)
The cranky and sometimes bitter, nosey landlord in Jon and Leslie’s building. He is a “do as I say, not as I do” type of person who lacks any sort of manners and is not above raiding the fridge of his tenants. Will need to be able to throw a young woman over his shoulder and carry her on and off stage.

Floyd Spinner (male, age 35-60)
The IRS agent charged with investigating Jon and Leslie. He comes across as a straight-laced no-nonsense man at first glance, but he is revealed to be someone who is more than a little fumbling and desperate for somebody to like him. This is a great comic part and will require an actor who can play serious and stoic one moment and absolutely insane the next.

Vivian Trachtman (female, age 45-65)
Jon’s extremely conservative and straight-laced mother. Like the actor who plays Floyd, this will be a great comic part with the potential to be a scene-stealer. The actress will need to be able to play stoic at one moment, out of control the next, as she gets drunk.

Connie (female, age 22-35)
Leslie’s gullible and not very bright girlfriend, bubbly and emotional and something of a typical air-headed blonde. She talks fast and essentially without breathing. This actress will need to be high energy, comfortable with physical comedy (she’s the one who Jansen carries out). We are not looking for a true stereotype since there needs to be something sweet and vulnerable that also needs to be expressed.

Arnold Grunion (male, age 30-70)
An intense shady, shifty character whose origins are a mystery. He is a man in a trench coat found by Vivian on the subway and apparently a “fixer”, who can arrange for whatever is needed (including a sudden marriage), for a price.

Jon Trachtman (male, age 25-35)
A musician and appears to be a smart, savvy guy. Think Tom Cruise in “Risky Business”. Although he clearly is the leader of the operation, he also tends to have tunnel vision.






Our Live Show Performance Venue

The Historic Rylander Theatre


Individual ticket pricing


  • Adult - $17

  • Senior/Student - $12


  • Adult - $22

  • Senior/Student - $17


  • Credit Card Usage Fee - $2/ticket

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