APR. 21 – MAY 12, 2018
JUN. 2 – 23, 2018
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
On Stage Now
April 21 – May 12, 2018
written by Mary Chase
produced by Rachel Alberts and Bobbie Herbst
directed by Frank Pasqualino
Imaginary friends can be whoever — or whatever — you want them to be, even a six and a half-foot tall rabbit. When Elwood starts introducing his imaginary rabbit friend, Harvey, to guests at a party, his sister can no longer tolerate his inebriated antics and worries about her family being exposed to this imaginary rabbit. However, after years of living with Elwood (and Harvey), she begins to start seeing him herself.
Audition Notice for The Nance
By Douglas Carter Beane
Producer, Mary Beth Smith Toomey
Director, Frank D. Shutts II
Music Director, Christopher A. Tomasino
Choreographer, Stefan Sittig
Saturday, April 7 @ 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Actors will read from the script
June 2-23, 2018
Tue-Sat @ 8:00 p.m. and Sundays @ 3 p.m.
Actors will read from the script
Show Information and Character Descriptions:
Playwright Douglas Carter Beane’s fictional examination of what life was like for a semi-closeted, gay actor in 1930s New York. Using the backdrop of vaudeville and burlesque and the volatile politics of its day, Bean uses comic sketches, strip tease, and riveting drama to remind us that personal and artistic freedom wasn’t an easy birth and that repression is always lurking.
Chauncey Miles: Male, 45-55
The Nance, an actor who plays high-camp gay men in vaudeville/burlesque comedy routines.
(The nance is to vaudeville and the “pansy craze” what black-face was to minstrel shows.) With his self-loathing and self-destructive politics, Chaunce is a comic genius onstage but a troubled soul offstage. While his timing is spot-on and his word-play, easy, Chaunce just can’t seem to get out of his own way. This roles requires an experienced actor who can sing.
Ned: Male, 25-30
Attractive and not terribly sophisticated, Ned is a country boy in the city. He is earnest with a great work ethic, emotionally open, and vulnerable. Despite his physical strength, he often appears dense but is very smart. As a performer in sketches, he must have natural flair for burlesque comedy as both comic and straight man. Note: Nudity is required.
Efram: Male, 50-60
Jewish, a performer and a business man who runs the “artistic side” of the Irving Place Theater: A Damon Runyon quality to his speech, Efram is a natural worrier and fretter. Onstage, must be able to handle “top banana” style burlesque comedy. He has a tough exterior but a good heart.
Sylvie: Female 35-59
A burlesque stripper. Sylvie is a Catholic Communist from the outer boroughs of New York who has not had an easy life. She possesses a real no-nonsense vocal quality with a New York accent. The actress playing Sylvie must be comfortable moving and wearing very little clothing for the striptease sequences. Sylvie is a strong presence who can hold her own in an argument. Some singing required.
Carmen: Female, 20-46
A burlesque stripper, born in New Jersey but of Latin descent; can put on and take off the Latina accent as the situation (in life or in a sketch) permits. Has a big heart but has not had an easy life; must be comfortable moving and wearing very little clothing for striptease sequences; some singing involved.
Joanie: Female, 20-39
A burlesque stripper with a wonderful Gracie Allen, Jean Arthur quality that makes her a natural for sketches; a borderline blasé, she sort of takes things they come; must be comfortable moving and wearing very little clothing for striptease sequences; some singing involved.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
Jesus Christ Superstar
May 12-13, 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.
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ANNOUNCING LTA’s 2018/2019 SEASON & DIRECTORS
Jesus Christ Superstar (July 21 – August 11, 2018)
Directed by Lisa Ann Bailey
August: Osage County (September 8 – 23, 2018)
Directed by Susan Devine
Dracula (October 13 – November 3, 2018)
Directed by Jennifer Lyman
A Christmas Carol (November 30 – December 16, 2018)
Directed by TBA
The Fantasticks (January 12 – February 2, 2019)
Directed by Eleanor Tapscott
You Can’t Take It With You (February 23 – March 16, 2019)
Directed by Stephen Jarrett
The Savannah Disputation (April 27 – May 18, 2019)
Directed by Will Jarred
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway (June 8 – 29, 2019)
Directed by Scott Strasbaugh
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! Next show is March 24, 2018.
Youth Education Showcases – March 23 and 24, 2018
Adult Education Showcases – March 30 and 31, 2018
Partner in Art Lottery – May 5, 2018
Annual Meeting (LTA member only event) – June 11, 2018