Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tacoma Little Theatre Gets Back On Track

...of course, whether or not it's the right track remains to be seen. But at least it's a start.

Frequent readers or active theatre-goers may recall the swift exit of David Duvall from the helm of TLT last July. Since then, they have been under the guidance of interim Artistic Director Doug Kerr. Kerr, however, was just as happy to be retired from full-time theatre management, and only signed on through January.

I learned last week that they had narrowed their list down to six candidates, and today the word on the street is that Scott Campbell, current Associate Managing Artistic Director for Lakewood Playhouse, has dropped his Associate title and been tapped as TLT's new Artistic Director.

It's been a number of years since I did any work for Lakewood, so I can't really speak for Campbell's ability, but if he can accomplish the same things that Marcus Walker put together at Lakewood, we could be in store for a revival of the city's oldest community theatre. Here's hopin'.

In the meantime, TLT is gearing up for the February 6 opening of Arthur Miller's classic work The Crucible, which will run Friday-Sunday until March 1.