Arts & Culture

Spotlight: ‘Calendar Girls’

‘Calendar Girls’ cast members Susan LaRose, left, Tricia Allen, Susan Smith, Tina Johnston and Anne Musgrove. Not pictured is Karen Burkett.
‘Calendar Girls’ cast members Susan LaRose, left, Tricia Allen, Susan Smith, Tina Johnston and Anne Musgrove. Not pictured is Karen Burkett.

Presented by: Gulfport Little Theatre

Where: 2600 13th Ave.

Show times and dates: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday , 2 p.m. Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Aug. 26-27 and 2 p.m. Aug. 28

Starring: Tina Johnston, Tricia Allen, Susan Smith, Karen Burkett, Susan LaRosa, Anne Musgrove, Anita Lynn, Elizabeth Adams, Nicki Jackson, Jay Lynn, Jim Fraiser, John Koch and Jacob Anderson

Director: Cal Walters

Music direction: Scott Jolly and Anita Lynn

Stage manager: Jay Lynn

Light operator: Janice Murphy

Set design: Cal Walters

Set construction: Cal Walters

Costume design: Tricia Allen

Synopsis: When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI (Women’s Institute – think the British Junior League) members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 seniors, military with ID and $10 children.

Reservations: 864-7983 or gulfportlittletheatre.org

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