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On Stage Now
January 12- February 2, 2019
book and lyrics by: Tom Jones
music by Harvey Schmidt
produced by Sharon Field and Rance Willis
directed by Eleanore Tapscott
music direction by Paige Rammelkamp
Audition Notice for You Can’t Take It With You
Director Stephen Jarrett along with producers Jamie Blake and Eileen Doherty are pleased to announce auditions for You Can’t Take It With You written by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.
Saturday, December 8 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sunday, December 9 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
February 23 – March 19, 2019
Off-beat, quirky, and downright hilarious, this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy has stood the test time. It follows two families whose lives are thrown together when their children become engaged. This idealistic take on life, family, and love reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.
Auditions will consist of a prepared a monologue 1-2 minutes long and readings from the script.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
50s. A round little woman, comfortable-looking, gentle, homey. One would not expect that under that placid exterior surge the divine, artistic urge – but it does, it does!
Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof
70s. Penny’s father. Spry, bright-eyed and very much alive. He quit the rat race and made his peace with the world years ago, and his whole attitude and manner are quietly persuasive of this. His philosophy is to do only that which pleases most; his activities include going to commencements and the circus, throwing darts and collecting interesting people. He is he sun about whom the family rotates.
50s. Husband of Penny, father of Essie and Alice. His quiet charm and mild manner are distinctly engaging. He manufactures fireworks in the basement.
20s, Penny’s and Paul’s elder daughter. Born to dance, which she does throughout the play. Badly. Cheerful, energetic, somewhat goofy. Ballet training a distinct plus.
30s and young for his age. Essie’s husband. His enthusiasms include playing the xylophone, small-press printing and Marxism. He defines “amateur” in every way. He and Essie are thinking of having a baby, if Grandpa says it is okay.
Early 20s. Penny and Paul’s younger daughter. A lovely girl. Her devotion and love for her family are plainly apparent, but something sets her apart from them. For one thing, as the receptionist for Kirby & Co, she is in daily contact with the world; for another, she seems to have escaped the tinge of mild insanity that pervades the rest of the clan. Head-over-heels in love with Tony Kirby.
Mr. De Pinna
Indeterminate middle age, maybe older. Paul’s assistant, sidekick and acolyte. Five years ago, he came to deliver the ice, and just stayed on. Friendly and earnest, he inhabits some odd, unknowable world that is all his own.
20s-40s. African-American. Nominally the Sycamore’s cook, she is a full family member. A loving, no-nonsense truth-teller.
20s-40s. African-American. Rheba’s boyfriend and member of the Sycamore clan.
Middle aged. Essie’s ballet teacher. The playwrights describe him as “enormous, hairy, loud and very, very Russian.” A booming laugh and intensely strong opinions. The role requires a plausible Russian accent and some dance training or experience. He need not be as large as described, but the effect should be similar.
Mr. Anthony W. Kirby
50s. President, Wall St. firm, Kirby & Co. Member of Harvard Society, Union Club, Racquet Club, National Geographic Society. A very rich, very uptight, very miserable but doesn’t know it. In the back of his closet, however, from his college days, is a saxophone.
50s. Wife of Mr. Kirby. The female of the species. Very, very, very proper. Her hobby is Spiritualism. There is no saxophone in the back of her closet.
Anthony W. Kirby, Jr.
20s. Vice President, Kirby & Co. Just out of Yale. A charming kid, madly in love with Alice. Jimmy Stewart played him in the movie.
A dipsomaniac actress..
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina
50s – 70s. Refugee of the Russian Revolution, the real aristocratic deal, presently a waitress at Child’s. Warmly imperious. Makes blintzes like you wouldn’t believe. Credible Russian accent.
From the IRS. Utterly devoid of humor. (One short, memorably funny scene)
The Man. From the government. With an attitude and, a gun.
Two Other Men
Just like him.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Audition Notice for The Savannah Disputation
written by Evan Smith
directed by Will Jarred
produced by Lynn O’ Connell and Eileen Doherty
Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 3rd,, 7:00 pm
Call-Backs Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 pm.
The Savannah Disputation is the story of two elderly sisters who drop all niceties of southern charm when a young door-to-door evangelist comes knocking. This theological comedy blends the playwright’s trademark sharpness of wit and depth of character while telling a story in which a crisis of faith arises when seemingly similar beliefs are discovered to be worlds apart.
For the Audition
Please prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary monologue for the initial audition. Those asked to return for call-backs will be asked to read selected scenes from the script.
All characters will use accents: Coastal/Lowland Southern English typical of Savannah for the 3 female characters. The male character may have an Eastern New England accent, typical of Boston. Feel free to audition using a character-appropriate accent if you are able.
Please bring a headshot and résumé, if possible, and be ready to list all conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period of March, April and May. Three to five rehearsals per week will be scheduled on weeknights and midday weekends from March 6th through April 24th. Performances run April 26 – May 19.
Both Mary and Margaret, the two sisters, should be able to convincingly play older women without the assistance of heavy makeup.
Mary: (Female, 75-85) Brash, crochety, straight-forward. Think Bea Arthur from the Golden Girls, but with a southern twang. Devout Roman Catholic in words, but not necessarily in deeds.
Margaret: (Female, 75-85) The more genteel of the two sisters, soft spoken with a level of vulnerability and naivete that belies her age. Think Betty White.
Melissa: (Female, 30-40) Earnest, energetic. Full figured. Among fundamentalist evangelicals, she is something of a misfit.
Father Murphy (Male, 40+) Not your typical plump prince of the of the Church – appears more like a computer geek in street clothes. Highly intelligent, respectful, patient. NOTE: This part could be played by an African-American male.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway
March 23-24, 2019
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.
Help LTA Select the 2020/2021 Season!
Apply to serve on the Play Selection Committee or submit scripts you would like LTA to consider!
Apply to sit on the Play Selection Committee
Are you interested in helping LTA determine the 2020/2021 season? If so, apply to be on our Play Selection Committee. We will be selecting multiple people through this call. Previous members must reapply to be considered; at least one third of the committee will be new.
Over the next several months, you will be responsible for reading multiple scripts to help determine which might be a good fit for LTA. Scripts will be sent over email, so you can read on your own time. There will be 2 in-person meetings, which will help form the committee’s recommendations, which the Board votes on. Anyone can apply, but we are particularly interested in those with experience as a producer, in musical theater, or season subscribers!
Submit a script to be considered for the 2020/2021 season!
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is looking for your show suggestions for the 2020/2021 season. Submit a show that is selected as part of our season and win two free tickets to the show!
LTA will be accepting show suggestions via an open call until January 20th. Both musical and non-musical suggestions are encouraged. Shows will be evaluated for suitability and availability by a volunteer committee of readers and ultimately determined by the Board of Directors.
Before Suggesting a Show: Submitting a show does not guarantee acceptance, nor does it mean you will be cast or selected to direct. No original/unpublished works will be accepted at this time. Only shows previously performed with rights available will be considered. You do not have to be an LTA member to participate. You may submit a maximum of two show suggestions; additional submissions will not be considered. Please do not resubmit titles suggested within the last 2 years.
Admission is free!
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! Upcoming shows at 8PM: February 9. For ages 18 and up.
2019-2020 LTA Season!
We are thrilled to announce our 2019-2020 season and directors!
By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
July 27 – August 17, 2019
Directed by Kristina Friedgen
A Few Good Men
By Aaron Sorkin
Sept 7 – Sept 28, 2019
Directed by Kathleen Barth
The Haunting of Hill House
Adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie
From the novel by Shirley Jackson
Oct 19 – Nov 9th, 2019
Directed by Maggie Mumford
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Dec 6 – 22, 2019
Directed by Kelsey Yudice
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Book by Robert L. Freedman, Music by Steven Lutvak, Lyrics by Robert. L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel “Israel Rank” by Roy Horniman
Jan 18 – February 8th, 2020
Directed by Frank Shutts
Moonlight & Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
February 29 – March 21, 2020
Directed by Juli Tarabek Blacker
By Jessica Swale
April 25th – May 16, 2020
Directed by Marzanne Claiborne
By Neil Simon
June 6 – 27th, 2020
Directed by Matthew Randall