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SEMO Little Theater Group, Inc. was formed as a State non profit
organization in 1985 with the purpose of “Providing a variety of high
quality, live stage performances in order to enhance an appreciation of
the Arts in Southeast Missouri.” We are also recognized as a non profit
public charity by the IRS. All donations to the group are tax deductible.
Please remember SEMO Little Theater when considering your various
Currently there are 22 members in the group. Anyone interested in any
aspect of Theater is encouraged to attend the Group’s monthly meetings.
Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m., the first Thursday, monthly, at 112 Kennett
Street, in Kennett. The current officers are
Angie Nix - president, Deborah Milburn - vice president, Karen (Hunter)
Kruger - recording secretary and
Kathy Rasberry - treasurer. For information about upcoming events or
Angie Nix at 573-888-4095 or Phil Wilburn at 573-344-6808.
In addition to it's stage presentations The Group has presented short
skits, plays and readings to grade school classes and has presented
readings at the Dunklin County Library and participated in the Library’s
Summer Reading Program. The group has also provided entertainment at
Christmas parties for local businesses. Each year, since 1990, we have
presented an annual cash award to a Kennett High School Senior. For the
past six years the Group has presented a Variety show on Thanksgiving
weekend, titled Encore, featuring past recipients of the SEMO Little
Theater’s - Terrence Van Hunter Memorial Award for the Performing Arts
Thanks to a Neighborhood Assistance Grant from the Missouri Department of
Economic Development and the overwhelming support from the Community the
Group has purchased a building and now has a permanent home located at 112
Kennett Street. It was formerly known as the Coca Cola Bottling Plant and
most recently was operated as Vavak Brothers Printing Company.