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
JUL.22 –AUG.12, 2017
book by Heather Hach
music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
and Nell Benjamin
directed by Hans Bachmann
produced by Rae Edmonson and Mary Beth Smith-Toomey
music direction by Christopher Tomasino
choreography by Stefan Sittig
book by Heather Hach
music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
This musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Meet Elle Woods — a fun, fabulous, fashionista who has it all, that is until her boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law School. Based on the much-loved movie, this modern musical will take you on a journey of self-discovery with Elle, all while enjoying the ridiculously playful and entertaining song-and-dance numbers.
Audition Notice for VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE
By Christopher Durang
“VSMS” is a comedy, with some darker elements referenced from the plays of Anton Chekhov. The story involves the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who live together in Bucks County PA, and takes place during a visit by a third, Masha, who support them. Masha, after five marriages, is now in a May-December relationship with Spike, who she brings home for the weekend. Nina, who arrives unannounced while visiting her aunt and uncle next door, resembles the character of the same name from Chekhov’s The Seagull. Cassandra, a cleaning women and soothsayer, has much in common with the tragic heroine from Greek mythology.
6 Characters (2 males and 4 females)
Vanya – [Male Lead] late 50s, resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia
Sonia – [Female Lead] Vanya’s adopted sister, early 50s, discontent, upset, regretful and a good mimic of Maggie Smith
Masha – [Female Lead] Vanya’s sister, mid-50s, a glamorous, successful
Hollywood actress who goes gallivanting around the world
Spike – [Male Supporting} an aspiring actor, 29 or younger, sexy,
self-absorbed, spends most of his time posing in his underwear
Nina – [Female Supporting] lovely, sincere “would be” actress, early 20s, star struck and energetic
Cassandra – [Female Supporting] cleaning lady and soothsayer,
any age, any race
Auditions: One prepared monologue (no more than 2-minutes) and cold reading from the script, available at time of auditions. Also, bring head shot, acting resume, and conflicts from August 24-November 12, 2017.
Saturday, August 19 2pm-6pm
Sunday, August 20 6pm-10pm
Monday, August 21 starting at 7pm
October 21 – November 11, 2017
Audition Notice for Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables: The Musical is a musical based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The book is by Don Harron, the music is by Norman Campbell and the lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore. The musical has been performed continuously ever since 1965, making it Canada’s longest-running musical. The musical captures the spirit and spunk of feisty red-haired heroine, Orphan Anne Shirley, who arrives in Avonlea by mistake, but ultimately charms the entire town into falling in love with her precocious and imaginative mind, her passion and her heart. The Musical features over 20 memorable characters who help frame Anne’s life in Avonlea. This production is filled with non-stop music and dance. There will be ample opportunities for versatile actors to play more than one part.
Characters (approximate ages)
(I have ball-parked the ages of the characters. If you look the age, then by all means audition for that particular role)
Anne Shirley/ Female, Lead Role, Soprano (14-24)
Marilla Cuthbert/ Female, Lead Role, Mezzo-Soprano (45-75)
Matthew Cuthbert/ Male, Lead Role, Baritone (45-75)
Gilbert Blythe/ Male, Lead Role, Tenor (14-24)
Diana Barry/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (14-24)
Miss Stacy/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (25-40)
Mrs. Rachel Lynde/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (45-75)
Josie Pye/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (14-24)
Mr. Phillips/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-40)
Mrs. Spencer/ Female, Featured, Spoken (30-60)
Lucilla Harris/ Female, Featured, Soprano (20-45)
Mrs. Blewett/ Female, Featured, Spoken (35-60)
Prissy Andrews/ Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (16-24)
Ruby Gillis/ Female, Featured, Mezzo Soprano (12-17)
Tillie Boulter/ Female, Featured, Mezzo Soprano (10-17)
Mrs. MacPherson, Female, Featured, Soprano (35-75)
Mrs. Sloane, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (35-75)
Mrs. Barry, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (35-55)
Gertie Pye/ Female, Featured, Alto (40-75)
Earl (Farmer)/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-65)
Cecil (Mailman)/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-65)
Minister/ Male, Featured, Baritone (35-70)
Moody Spurgeon MacPherson/ Male, Featured, Baritone (13-20)
Tommy Sloane/ Male, Featured, Baritone (14-24)
Charlie Sloane/Male, Featured, Tenor (13-20)
Gerry Boute/ Male, Featured, Tenor (12-20)
Stationmaster/ Male, Featured, Baritone (35-70)
Ladies of Avonlea/ Female, Featured, All voice parts (18-75)
The Children/ Female and Male, Featured (7-12)
Teen adults (14-24) and youth (7-13): Fri. 10/13 at 7 pm & Sat. 10/14 at 1 pm
Adults (25-75): Sat. 10/21 at 1 pm & Sun. 10/22 at 7 pm
Callbacks: Tue 10/24 at 7 pm
Audition Sign-up for Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
- Friday, October 13, 7:00-10:00 PM
Teen adults (14-25 years of age) and Youth (7-13 years of age)
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 13
- Saturday, October 14, 1:00-5:00 PM
Teen adults (14-25 years of age) and Youth (7-13 years of age)
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 14
- Saturday, October 21, 1:00-5:00 PM
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 21
- Sunday, October 22, 7:00-10:00 PM
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 22
Audition songs and readings: Bring at least 16 bars of a “Legit” song from a traditional Broadway show. Please try and stay away from the more contemporary belt as this show features the more classical “legit” sound. You will also be asked to read a monologue from the script and possibly improvise it. You may also be asked to dance so bring the proper footwear if you have it.
When do I Come?
All those who are auditioning for one of the teen adult characters (14-24). Example – Anne, Diana, Josie, Gilbert, etc., and young actors’ roles (7-13) will be asked to come the first weekend of auditions, though you may come the following weekend if you are not available October 13 or 14. A sign-up time and date will be listed on the LTA website shortly.
Please download the audition form on the LTA website and bring a headshot if you have one. If not, a photograph of you will be taken. You will be asked to list any conflicts you may have in the months before the production so be sure and bring them with you.
We will not rehearse over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Holidays. Generally, rehearsals will be Tuesday through Saturday though you will only be called if you are needed. All young people in elementary or high school will be released promptly at 9:00 PM during weekday rehearsals. Exceptions are Fridays and Tech Week.
January 1, 2018-February 3, 2018
If you would like to ask the director a question you can email him at Natartsinc3@aol.com or call him at 703-370-3785. Please note, Mike will be making a small film called “The Making of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.” All adults and young actors will be featured. A copy of the film will be made available to all cast. Due to rights restrictions, no footage from the show will be included. There will be a film shoot in early November for the buggy sequence with Anne and Matthew.
Future Audition Dates
A Christmas Carol
September 30 and October 1, 2017
December 16-17, 2017
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, August 19 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at LTA
LTA Awards Night– Sunday, October 8
SUBMIT SHOW SUGGESTIONS
Want to help create LTA’s 18/19 Season? Submit your show suggestions now!
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is looking for your show suggestions for the 2018/2019 season. Submit a show that is selected as part of our season and win two tickets to opening night!
LTA will be accepting show suggestions via an open call until August 15th. Both musical and non-musical suggestions are encouraged. Shows will be evaluated for suitability and availability by a volunteer committee of readers (Interested in serving on the committee? Apply here) 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.