Etcetera - 08/04/11

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Since many of us are doing a lot online, why not shop for tickets to local productions?

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, entertaining this area since 1944, has become tech savvy, according to the July summer edition of its newsletter, The Informer.

Going to the website can simplify the ticket-buying process for those who are time-strapped and can't get to the box office during its hours of operation.

Brand new for LTWW's 67th season is the point-and-click method, starting with the first show, Neil Simon's "God's Favorite." Season tickets may also be purchased this way.

Auditions for this comedy will be Aug. 9 and 10. Five men and three women ranging from 20 to 60-plus years old are needed for the roles. Performances will be Sept. 23-24 and 30, Oct. 1-2 and 7-8.

In the storyline, Sidney Lipton, a messenger from God, visits Joe and Rose Benjamin's family, including twins Ben and Sarah and prodigal son David. Sidney is intent on testing Joe's faith.

"The audience is in for some real surprises,: said director Jeff Schlicher.

Go to www.ltww.org and follow instructions to buy tickets to the shows of your choice. Online ticket sales will stop in the afternoon on the day of the show.

Box office hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-2 p.m. Sunday on matinee weekends only.

New ticket prices are $14 for adults and $10 for children. However, the $40 for season tickets stays the same.

Check out LTWW online also at Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Little-Theatre-of-Walla-Walla/ or call 529-3683.

The 2011-2012 season also will feature "All My Sons," opening Nov. 18; "Steel Magnolias," opening Feb. 10; and "The Hobbit," opening April 17.

Robert Randall is president of the current board of directors for the 100-percent volunteer organization.

Robert serves with Dale Grogan, vice president; Jan Torland, treasurer; and Cheryl Sutlick, secretary; with members Angelica Dimock, Kay Fenimore-Smith, Jon Loney, Tiffany Peal, Eric Rohde, Jeff Schlicher, Kyle Singer, Julie Swenson, Sarah Thomson and Kate VanCleve.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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