The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

March 6, 7, 8*, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 22*

A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.


Essay Contest

See the Spitfire Grill on us!

It's as simple as 1-2-3...

  1. Write an essay (100 words or so) about why you want to see The Spitfire Grill
  2. Mail it to
    The Spitfire Grill
    c/o Rockville Little Theatre
    P.O. Box 4466
    Rockville, Maryland 20849-4466
  3. Win*

*Best entry receives two tickets to the show and your name in the program!

Entries must be received by February 23, 2020

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

May 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*

One of the greatest romantic comedies of manners. A young man comes to the country to court the daughter of a friend of his father's. Although well-bred, he is shy around women of his own standing, but a rake around 'women of another sort.' He is fooled into thinking that the old-fashioned house he is to visit is actually an inn, his father's friend is the Innkeeper, and his potential betrothed a barmaid. Comic hijinks ensue.

She Stoops to Conquer

Free Your Natural Voice

April 13 - May 18

Monday nights from 7-10 pm
The cost is $180.
Ages 18 and older.
Class size is limited, so register today.

Register Today

As part of its educational outreach, Rockville Little Theatre is delighted to offer an Introductory Linklater Voice class, taught by Natalie McManus.

This six-week class is intended for anyone interested in developing a greater freedom, flexibility, and confidence in their voice, whether they be actors, teachers, singers, or career professionals. Through a detailed progression of exercises, we will work on relaxation, physical awareness and alignment, breathing, resonance, and articulation. We will also explore how the voice works, and why is does not work. This is a speaking voice class, but it will benefit singers.

Classes will be held on Monday nights from 7-10 pm at the Glenview Mansion Cottage.

Participants should wear elastic or drawstring pants (no jeans), and a comfortable top. We will work in socks or bare feet.

Eat Pizza, Raise Money - Wednesday March 25 5-10 PM

Coal Fire Pizza

The easiest and tastiest way to raise money for RLT. Meet up with former cast and crew mates. Bring friends, bring family, bring anyone who likes pizza.

Bring everyone, but don't forget to bring the brochure!

Coal Fire - 116 Main Street, Gaithersburg


Announcing Our 2020-21 Season at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

The Best Man
by Gore Vidal
directed by Kathryn Stirling

A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency. This darkly satirical drama resonates today as an exploration of how political and personal agendas can change the destiny of a nation.

September 25, 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4

Bad Seed
by Maxwell Anderson
directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell

Christine Penmark seems to have it all, a loving husband, a beautiful home, and the perfect daughter, Rhoda. But when a child drowns under suspicious circumstances, the whole town starts to speculate about what really happened… was it truly an accident? Was it a classmate? Who knows more than they are telling? Christine’s secret past is revealed and the fear grows to a chilling finale in this psychological thriller.

January 2021: 29, 30, February 1, 5, 6, 7

by Neil Simon
directed by Laura W. Andruski

At a gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

April 2021: 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Our Season
Arsenic & Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

September 27, 28, 29*
October 4, 5, 6*



A Raisin in the Sun

written by Lorraine Hansberry

January 2020: 24, 25, 26*, 31
February 1, 2*



The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
based on the film by Lee David Zlotoffh

March 2020: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Gaithersburg Arts Barn Tickets


She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

May 2020: 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*