Monday, November 2, 2015

Springfield Little Theatre

Springfield Little Theatre is a volunteer driven organization, energized by the highest artistic ideals, that strives to entertain, educate and involve the community in live productions and in the preservation of the historic Landers Theatre. It's known as the primary theatre venue for thousands of audience members. They also produce a varied season of 8 musicals and plays chosen to entertain and challenge their audiences.

The Springfield Little Theatre organization, founded in 1934, purchased the Landers in 1970. Since that time, a number of restoration projects have been undertaken to return the facility to its full 1909 elegance. Many Springfield individuals as well as businesses and corporation have continued to contribute towards restoration of this excellently preserved Baroque Renaissance/ Napoleon styled architecture and decoration, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The city of Springfield’s Hotel-Motel Tax Matching Fund has helped to accelerate the plans for the theatre’s beautification. Recent restorations of the 527-seat structure have been cited with awards from American Institute of Architects.

For the past eighty years, Springfield Little Theatre has been the center of cultural life and entertainment in the Ozarks. As they enter the next 100 years of the Landers, the theatre is dedicated to maintaining that heritage by presenting the best of live theatre in an environment reflecting a rich past and an exciting, fulfilling future. Learn more about the ways you can be involved with the SLT at their website.  

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