Sunday, February 22, 2015

SLT Posters/Artists Unveiled

Slidell Little Theatre is proud to unveil the posters for the 2015-2016 main stage productions and to recognize the artists in our community who willingly donate their time and talent to promoting our shows.

Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is now a musical and makes its northshore debut at Slidell Little Theatre.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, “Mary Poppins” opens Slidell Little Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season, beginning in August 2015. 
A jack-of-all trades, Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." 

Poster by Scott Sauber
Scott teaches Theatre in the Talented Arts Program at Slidell High School and is a graduate of the University of New Orleans’ Theatre Department. He is a multiple-award-winning actor, light designer, director and educator.

Katrina: Mother-in-law of ‘em All

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the United States – Hurricane Katrina – and Slidell Little Theatre commemorates the historic event with a touching and humorous play that relives the experience through the eyes of its survivors.
“Katrina: The Mother-in-Law of ‘em All,” by local playwright Rob Florence, explores what happens when five Katrina survivors gather at the Mother-in-Law Lounge to retrace their footsteps. Experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, comedy through the journeys of five New Orleanians who lived to tell their tales about the devastating storm.

Poster by Glenn Dieterich
A resident of Slidell for the last 33 years, Glenn is a self-trained artist. A graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, he worked for 21 years as a television director at WWL. He currently works as a graphic designer in Slidell. He was awarded SLT’s Ginny Award for Best Poster Design for his artwork in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel.

The Snow Queen

One of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, the timeless appeal of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen lies in its persuading us that life is truly magical. The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay's heart to ice and takes him away as her eternal prisoner to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda, Kay's friend, must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter's grip. Gerda never gives up. She leads us through terrifying ordeals as well as endless fun and nonsense. A long the way Gerda encounters talking ravens, the evil Cobweb Spider, a prince and princess, a band of robbers and the wild robber-girl, greedy polar bears and the brave reindeer who carries Gerda across the artic wastes. This is a wonderful, fast-paced adventure story.

Poster by Julia Lavigne
Julia is a native of Slidell and has appeared on stage at Slidell Little Theatre in several YATS and main stage productions over the years. She graduated in 2013 from Savannah College of Arts and Design, with a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design. She currently lives in New Orleans where she is a freelance illustrator and private teacher. When time allows, she eagerly gives back to the community through organizations like Big Class and Slidell Little Theatre.

Pride and Prejudice

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice” come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Poster by Laura Mauffray Borchert
Laura is a local artist/attorney and the project coordinator for Pelicans on Parade, a community art exhibit featuring pelicans hand-painted by a couple hundred artists.  She loves breaking away for new art adventures:  she assisted Wyland as he added a manatee to his Whaling Wall at the Hilton Riverside, paints her own law office Christmas cards, hosts several artists during Arts Evening at the newly restored Notting Hill in Olde Towne, and painted the 2014 SLT poster for Radium Girls.

A Lesson Before Dying

Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the electric chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man.

 “A Lesson Before Dying,” Ernest J. Gaines' celebrated novel, makes an engrossing, moving and finally devastating play for the stage.

Poster by Cameron Metrejean
A Lafayette native, Cameron has been designing posters and playbills for 5 years now, including SLT’s poster for Gifts of the Magi. He is currently majoring in Performance and Directing Theatre at Northwestern State University where he has performed in several stage productions.


King Arthur travels the land with his servant trying to recruit Knights of the Round Table to join him in Camelot and his quest for the Holy Grail…

“Spamalot,” lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

Poster by Kristen Lennard
Kristen Lennard graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Art History and Studio Art from Birmingham-Southern College. After graduating she began working for a New Orleans-based non-profit organization providing marketing and graphic design services. Kristen now works as the Marketing Manager for a local Insurance Brokerage and spends her free time providing graphic design and marketing consulting for non-profits and small businesses. Kristen has provided graphic design services for the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, St. Bernard Project, and Slidell Little Theatre among others. 

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