JUL.22 – AUG.12, 2017
SEP. 9 – 30, 2017
OCT. 21 – NOV. 11, 2017
DEC. 1 – 16, 2017
JAN. 13 – FEB. 3, 2018
FEB. 24 – MAR. 17, 2018
APR. 21 – MAY 12, 2018
JUN. 2 – 23, 2018
On Stage Now
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 1 –Dec. 16, 2017
written by Charles Dickens
directed by Eleanore Tapscott
produced by Maria Ciarrocchi and Jean Coyle
Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian humbug, travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future to find the true meaning of the holidays. Complete with special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol is a must for the entire family.
Audition Notice for THE AUDIENCE
Written by Peter Morgan
Directed by Ruben Vellekoop
Produced by Rebecca Sheehy and Russell Wyland
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Begin January 3, 2018
February 24 – March 17, 2018
The Little Theatre announces auditions for The Audience. From the writer of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama, The Crown, playwright Peter Morgan takes you behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace. For the past 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in private, weekly meetings. Both parties of the meetings agree to never repeat what is said in these private “audiences.” From Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, Morgan imagines what these meetings would be like as they span decades of the Queen’s reign. Join us as we peer into the woman behind the crown and the moments that have formed the modern monarchy.
Auditionees should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Audition will also include readings from the script. British accents a plus, but not required. Race not an issue.
Not looking for impressions but for actors who can capture the essence of the characters!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Queen Elizabeth II – female, 40s+. A woman who always has to be the grownup in the room. Someone who every day sacrifices her own identity for something larger than her.
The Equerry – any sex, any age. The link between the audience and what’s happening on stage. Think of Tom Wingfield meets Puck. Needs to be able to paint a room with their words.
John Major – male, 50s. Prime Minister by accident. Someone who never wants to disappoint. Likes anonymity.
Winston Churchill – male, 70s. He’s Winston f%$*ing Churchill. Also plays Anthony Eden and a detective.
Harold Wilson – male, 50s. Apologetic. Just so happy to be here. Loves to govern and loves government.
Gordon Brown – male 40s. Jolly old chap so we don’t all see through him. Wonkiest of policy wonks. Doubles as a private secretary.
Margaret Thatcher – female, 50s. Six months older than the Queen and don’t you forget it. Never avoids confrontation. Doubles as Bobo, the Scottish nanny.
Tony Blair – male, 40s. The Great Modernizer with his Cheshire cat smile. Does things his way. Doubles as David Cameron
Young Elizabeth – female, 10 – 14. A young woman getting used to life as the Heir Apparent, a position that comes with its growing pains.
For additional information or to volunteer for this production, please contact Russell Wyland: RussellWyland@gmail.com.
If you have a headshot and acting résumé, you may bring them with you; auditionees, however, may be asked to have their picture taken by the LTA photographer.
Please bring an accurate list of rehearsal conflicts with you to the audition.
All cast members are required to become acting or regular members of LTA within two weeks of being cast.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
February 24-25, 2018
April 7-8, 2018
Audition notices will be posted as they become available.
Audition dates are subject to change.
Check back for updates.
To download an audition form click HERE.
- If you have a black and white headshot and acting résumé, you may bring them with you; auditionees, however, may be asked to have their picture taken by the LTA photographer.
- Please bring an accurate list of rehearsal conflicts with you to the audition.
All actors cast are required to become acting or regular members of LTA within two weeks of being cast.
To download a performing membership form click HERE.
For all other membership options click HERE.
The Retrocessionist Improv Troupe
They’ll use your suggestions to create a fun night of improv! Snacks and drinks will be served. All current LTA Improv students get in free. Everyone else pay what you choose ($5 recommended donation). Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @retrocessionist to learn more about their upcoming shows!
Saturday, October 7 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at LTA
Members Only Events:
LTA Christmas Party– Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Annual LTA Ladies Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange– Monday, December 11th, 6:00 p.m.
Tempo Restaurant (4231 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia)
The cost is $35.00, which includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, taxes, and tip (sodas, coffee, and alcoholic drinks are extra). A finalized menu will be sent out prior to the event. To reserve a spot, mail a check to LTA Ladies Night, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The check should be made out to Margaret Evans-Joyce.
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