JUL. 27 – AUG. 17, 2019
SEP. 7 – 28, 2019
OCT. 19 – NOV. 9, 2019
DEC. 6 – 22, 2019
JAN. 18 – FEB. 8, 2020
FEB. 29 – MAR. 21, 2020
APR. 25 – MAY 16, 2020
JUN. 6 – 27, 2020
The Producers – A New Mel Brooks Musical
JUL. 27 – AUG. 17, 2019
by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
produced by David Correia
and Mary Beth Smith-Toomey
directed by Kristina Friedgen
choreographed by Stefan Sittig
music direction by Colin Taylor
LTA starts the season with the 2001 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, The Producers! Max Bialystock, the onetime king of Broadway producers, is hungry to strike it rich. Leo Bloom, an accountant with dreams of someday becoming a theatre producer, discovers that they could get richer by producing a flop instead of a hit. They start by finding the worst show, worst director, and worst actors. When their new production, “Springtime for Hitler,” turns out to be a smash success, the plan is thrown off and the partners lives are thrown into chaos. Disclaimer: This show contains language and adult themes.
Audition Notice for A Few Good Men
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Kathleen Barth
Auditions: July 6th at 2 pm & July 7th at 7 pm
Call Backs: July 9th at 7pm
Where: The Little Theatre of Alexandria – 600 Wolfe Street – Alexandria VA 22314
Performance Dates: Sep 7 – 28, 2019
This riveting courtroom drama tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two U.S. Marines accused of murder. Based on events that took place at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, the play investigates both the nature of our military mentality and the Marine code of honor.
For the Audition: We are looking for a few great men & some wonderful women (one named part plus ensemble) ages 18-60. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and résumé, if possible, and be ready to list all conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period of July thru September on the calendar provided. Three to five rehearsals per week will be scheduled on weeknights and midday weekends around the cast’s conflicts.
CMDR. Joanne (Jo) Galloway: (F) Late 20s or early 30s, a JAG lawyer. A woman navigating the male-centric world of the U.S. Navy and Marines (the only woman in the play). Extremely intelligent and worked hard to ascend the rank she is in. Her determination and impeccable work ethic is often met with scorn.
J.G. Daniel Kaffee: Late 20s or early 30s. The son of a legendary lawyer who reluctantly resides in his father’s shadow. Kaffee is a JAG lawyer who becomes infamous for settling his cases outside of court. Kaffee bides his time until he can leave the JAG corps and become a corporate lawyer.
J.G. Sam Weinberg: Late 20s or 30s. JAG lawyer, and Kaffee’s friend; often tasked with keeping Kafee in line.
COL. Nathan Jessep: 40s. The highest ranked character at GITMO. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps.
Jack Ross: Late 30s or 40s. JAG attorney and prosecutor in the Santiago murder case. Very experienced and held in high regard.
Lance CPL. Harold W. Dawson: Early 20s. Marine who attacks Santiago. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps. Downey’s superior.
PFC Louden Downey: Early 20s. Marine who attacks Santiago. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps.
CAPT. Matthew A. Markinson: 40s. Marine with strong feelings about what happened to Santiago.
Jonathan James Kendrick: 30s or 40s. Marine at GITMO, and superior of Dawson and Downey. Believes in the importance of code and the corps. Believes God is always watching.
PFC. William Santiago: Early 20s. Marine murdered at GITMO by Dawson and Downey. Desperately sought a way to leave GITMO before he was killed.
CAPT. Isaac Whitaker: Late 30s or 40s. JAG attorney, Kaffee and Sam’s superior, who is generally hassled.
Lance CPL. Jeffery Howard: 20s. A key witness to the orders that were (or were not) given regarding the treatment of Santiago at GITMO.
CAPT. Julius Alexander Randolph: 40s or 50s. The Judge at the trial. Tough but fair.
CMDR. Walter Stone: Age non-descript (late 30s to 50s). Doctor onside at GITMO who examines Santiago’s body.
ENSEMBLE: Sentries, guards, officers in the jury, and lawyers. Some have lines. All ensemble members create a solid visual and character piece for the overall look and feel of the show.
Note: Jo is the only female character in the play. Therefore, the rest of the named characters must be played by male-identifying actors. We are highlighting the male-dominated industry and male-centric culture that Jo works within, and the struggles that she – as a woman – faces in that kind of world. However, ensemble members (perhaps a few officers who serve in the jury or other legal assistants on the prosecution) can be played by female-identifying actors. Auditionees must be 18 or over please. Auditions will be in the Green Room of the main building on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7 pm.
To download an audition form click HERE.
Audition Notice for The Haunting of Hill House
Adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie
From the novel by Shirley Jackson
Directed by Maggie Mumford
Produced by Stacey Becker and Alan Wray
Auditions: Saturday, August 10 at 2pm and Sunday, August 11 at 7pm (LTA Green Room)
Callbacks: Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm (Room TBD)
Where: The Little Theatre of Alexandria-600 Wolfe Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Performance dates: October 19th -November 9th
Show description: No one ever visits Hill House, especially not after dark. When three strangers are invited to join the mysterious Dr. Montague at the eerie house on the hill, not even their darkest dreams could have prepared them for what awaits. Based on the 1959 gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson, and considered one of the best ghost stories of our time, this story is a chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror. Come join us – if you dare.
Auditions: Auditions will be cold readings from the script. We are looking for actors who can convey dry humor, and emotional depth, in the span of a few short lines.
Eleanor Vance—late twenties to early thirties, a childlike/neurotic woman who has spent most of her adult life taking care of her ailing mother who has recently passed. Hill House is an opportunity to find adventure, or home.
Mrs. Dudley—35+, the cook and housekeeper of Hill House (during the day), exacting, foreboding and vampirish…but sometimes comically so.
Theodora “just Theodora” —a glamorous and worldly woman anywhere between 25-35. Eerily perceptive and intuitive. Eleanor’s opposite in every way.
Dr Montague— 40+, he is a familiar professor type. A man who seeks to find the truth about Hill House, but will enjoy a brandy while doing so.
Luke Sanderson—late twenties to late thirties, funny, a drinker and a bit of a cad, but charming. He will inherit Hill House one day.
Mrs. Montague—35-40+, Dr. Montague’s wife. She is an overbearing woman who is perhaps more enthralled by the paranormal than her husband. Her methods are different, sometimes comical. Passive aggressive and dramatic.
Arthur Parker—35+, Mrs. Montague’s close friend. Ultra-masculine in a bumbling sort of way.
Questions? Email the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
To download an audition form click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
A Christmas Carol
September 28-29, 2019
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
October 26-27, 2019
Moonlight & Magnolias
December 14-15, 2019
February 29 – March 1, 2020
March 28-29, 2020
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.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ruby Griffith Award Winners!
Congratulations to the crew and cast of The Savannah Disputation! They received the regional Ruby Griffith Award for 2018-19 “Outstanding Achievement in a Play.”
One Act Play Reading Committee
Do you love reading new and original One Acts? Do you like the idea of being the judge for a One Act script contest?
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is opening their call for readers for the One Act Play Reading Committee. Readers will have the chance to read and score original One Acts from around the world, with the winners being performed in 2020. Readers will be tasked with reading One Acts from the period of August to November and scoring them based on a predetermined scored sheet. In December or January we will come together to read the top scored scripts and pick the winners. All reading and scoring is done online; each reader will be emailed scripts to read and score (2-3 a week). One in person meeting to read scripts will be required. If you have any questions, please email One Act Committee Chair Nick Friedlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested? Apply here by July 29th.
New Voices Call for Halloween Scripts
The New Voices Series is looking for your original 20-40 minute Halloween scripts to fit a Halloween theme. Our call is open from July 7th to July 26th, 2019. It is free to submit and no pay is provided. We will select three shows to be performed on two nights in early October at The Little Theatre of Alexandria in Alexandria, Va.
We will select three shows of between 20-40 minutes that have a Halloween theme. This can be interpreted any way you want–murder mysteries, dramas, comedies, historical or modern–it’s all up to you. It can take place at Halloween or it can have a creepy/macabre/supernatural element, or any other way you want to write it! If you have any questions about whether your script might fit, email email@example.com.
Little Theater of Alexandria has a small 3-story historic building next to the theater which will be our performance space. Each of the three shows will perform on its own floor, and the audience will move between floors to get to the next performance. Please note, tech is VERY minimal in the space (essentially we can turn the light on and off, and that’s about it) so shows with a great deal of sound or other technical needs will need to be altered to reflect this.
- Must be original work, although it can have been performed in other places.
- Must have a run time of between 20-40 minutes, no intermission. Scripts with run times outside of this will not be considered. The ideal show will run approximately 30 minutes.
- Strong language and mature themes are very welcome, but we do not consider shows with nudity.
- No musicals/scripts with music/movement pieces will be accepted at this time–no exceptions. Anything else is fair game.
- Characters may be of any age, but shows that require child actors do not generally score well due to the difficulty in casting.
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT
- Please do not submit a script previously submitted for New Voices.
- We accept scripts from writers of any age. In the event that two scripts are of otherwise equal quality, we will give priority consideration to any writer under 40. You may choose not to identify if you are under or over 40, but will not be given the under-40 preference as a tie-breaker in that case.
- Up to 3 scripts may be submitted per playwright.
- 10 pages of the winning script will be posted online during the audition call in a google doc so that actors may familiarize themselves with the material. The author may select these pages or may ask New Voices to select for them.
- Scripts must be submitted in blind PDF format by July 26, 2019. No late or incomplete entries will be considered.
- All scripts will receive a notification if they are finalists or not shortly after the closing date. The top five scripts will move on to an in-person reading of the selection committee.
- Three scripts will be selected. Winner(s) will be notified in late July/early August 2019.
The winning script(s) will be performed at the Little Theater of Alexandria in Alexandria, VA in early October, 2019. The winner agrees that no rights of any kind will be paid for this performance and that New Voices will bear the sole responsibility of selecting the director and any/all cast and crew. New Voices will also be responsible for paying all expenses for the mounting of this show. New Voices will not pay for the playwright to travel to DC, but will offer free tickets to the playwright if they choose to attend and/or guests they designate. The winner also agrees that no other theater in DC, MD or VA will be allowed to perform the play from the time of selection until October 31, 2019.
To submit a show, please go here: https://forms.gle/iAr17AaE4fA7SJzs8
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Voices is a project of NextGenLTA, which represents those under 40 who act, tech, direct and enjoy theater at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. New Voices puts on performances of new work twice a year with directors under 40. Playwrights and characters in scripts may be of any age.
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: August 24, October 5, November 16. For ages 18 and up.