Gulfport School District

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 Our 20th Season

 Gulfport High School Admiral Theatre
2015-16 Season Schedule 
Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Educational Theatre 


The Bold, The Young,

and the Murdered 

 October 21-23, 2015

 The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days:  its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic.  The squabbling cast has been given an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies.  But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members are dropping like flies, it seems like the threat might actually come true.  Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?  We kick off our 20th season with a seriously fun murder mystery that you won't want to miss.



The Worst High School Play

in the World  

 November 4-5, 2016


All is not well in the land of Saxonia.  Darkness and discontent hang thick in the air like sausages in a smokehouse.  The reasonably handsome King Isadore is off to the Crusades to smite heathens and purchase porcelain.  In his place, his creep brother Prince Viscera brings sorrow and fear to every part of the kingdom.  There is also joy in Saxonia, for Isadore has not only left town but he has also left a son.  The boy's name is Ivanha and this is his story.  It is a story of love and revenge.  More than that, it is the worst plot you've ever seen on a stage!  Return with us to the thrilling days of yesteryear when men were men, women were women... and squirrels were squirrels!  It's director Larry Hart doing what he does best... it's the worst high school play in the world!


An Evening of One Acts 

 December 8, 2015


The students of the Theatre I, Theatre II, and Theatre III classes all come together on the Admiral Little Theatre stage to present three one act plays.  This one night only event will give both new performers and established Thespians an opportunity to shine in these three short plays.  Don't miss this entertaining and fun event.


The Clumsy Custard

Horror Show 

March 9-11, 2016 

 The audience gets into the act in this hilarious fast paced comedy.  King Dumb is ready for his daughter to select a husband and all the Knights of the Realm are anxious to claim her hand.  But the sweet Princess Prince has fallen for a gentle yet courageous lad she assumes to be a pauper.  Not so!  Little does she know that the stranger is Swashbuck Valpariso, bearer of the magic sword and Master of Fast Feet.  With audience participation throughout, the play will leave you breathless with anticipation, reckless with abandon, and proud to be a Zobian! 


International Thespian Society

Induction Ceremony 

 April 21, 2016        7 PM


The International Thespian Society is an honor society for high school theatre students.  Students earn their way into the Society by participating in high school plays. As part of the induction ceremony, the students give solo performances in monologues, musical theatre, dance, or in whatever way the inductee decides.  There have been many stunning performances through the years and it is always an evening everyone enjoys. This is a free event and a wonderful way to spend a Thursday night.  Don't miss this entertaining and fun event.


The Miss Firecracker Contest 

May 4-6, 2016 

The final play to ever be staged on the Admiral Little Theatre stage is a revival of the first play ever performed there in 1997.  The Miss Firecracker Contest is the inspiring story of Carnelle Scott, a southern orphan living in Brookhaven, Mississippi.  Carnelle is furiously preparing for the local 4th of July beauty contest hoping that a victory will help her salvage her tarnished reputation as the town's "Miss Hot Tamale," and allow her to leave Brookhaven in a "crimson blaze of glory."  Throw in five other very eccentric characters and you'll leave the theatre smiling and loving Beth Henley's Pulitzer prize-winning play. This is the absolute perfect show to bring down the final curtain on the Admiral Little Theatre.


Doors open at 6:30 PM     7:00 PM Curtain

Adults $5    Students $3
Students with Renaissance Card $2


Larry Hart, Director            228.896.9567