Limelight Theatre to celebrate 25 years


Limelight Theatre will celebrate a milestone 25 years during its upcoming 2016-2017 season.

The 2016-2017 season will include seven productions, beginning with “Oklahoma!” in September. The 25th season party is scheduled for Sept. 21 at Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine.

In celebration of the anniversary, the theatre troupe recently debuted a new logo. Created by St. Augustine-based Design Extensions, the new logo replaces the comedy/tragedy theatre masks that often symbolize the theatre arts with two lions: Pounce de Leon (comedy) and Pawdro Menendez (tragedy).

Established in 1992 by co-founders Anne Kraft and Jean Rahner, Limelight Theatre is the only year-round community theatre located in St. Augustine. In addition to productions, Limelight Theatre offers year-round education for ages 4 through adult including the theatre’s KidsfACTory program, a theatre and instruction program for ages 4-18 and adult acting classes. Summer camps are also available.

Limelight-Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season


Sept. 23-Oct. 23

Preview: Sept. 22

“Cotton Patch Gospel”

Dec. 2-31

Student/Teacher night: Nov. 30

Preview: Dec. 1

“Hedda Gabler”

Jan. 27-Feb. 19

Student/Teacher Night: Jan. 25

Preview: Jan. 26

“The Mystery of Irma Vep”

March 10-April 2

Student/Teacher Night: March 8

Preview: March 9

“I Ought to Be in Pictures”

April 21-May 14

Student/Teacher Night: April 19

Preview: April 20

“The Nance”

June 2-25

Student/Teacher Night: May 31

Preview: June 1

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Student/Teacher Night: July 19

Preview: July 20

Summer Camps 2016

Emma: A Pop Musical – June 20-July 15; 7th grade and up

Jump ‘N’ Jive Juliet – June 13-July 8; 3rd-6th grade

Props & Costume Camp for “Jump ‘N’ Jive Juliet” – June 13-July 8; 3rd-6th grade

“Charlotte’s Web” – June 6-10; kindergarten-2nd grade

“Charlotte’s Web” Puppet Theatre – June 6-10; 3rd-6th grade

“The Lorax” – July 11-15; kindergarten-2nd grade

“The Lorax” Puppet Theatre – July 11-15; kindergarten-2nd grade

“The Wizard of Oz” – July 18-22; kindergarten-2nd grade

Music theatre camps – July 18-29; 3rd-6th grade and 7th-12th grade