DEC. 6 – 22, 2019
JAN. 18 – FEB. 8, 2020
FEB. 29 – MAR. 21, 2020
APR. 25 – MAY 16, 2020
JUN. 6 – 27, 2020
JUL. 27 – AUG. 17, 2019
SEP. 7 – 28, 2019
OCT. 19 – NOV. 9, 2019
A Christmas Carol
Dec 6-Dec 22, 2019
adapted from a novella by Charles Dickens
script adapted by Donna Ferragut
produced by Jim Howard and Carol Strachan
directed by Kelsey Yudice
assistant director Ashley Mapley-Brittle
LTA rings in the holiday season with a return of the classic by Charles Dickens. 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 Moonlight and Magnolias
Written by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Juli Tarabek Blacker
Produced by Rachel Alberts and Russell Wyland
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (LTA Academy, first floor)
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (LTA Green Room)
Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. (Green Room, main building)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
February 29 – March 21, 2020
It’s Hollywood, 1939. Legendary film producer, David O. Selznick, is five weeks into shooting Gone with the Wind when he realizes the script is awful and the director doesn’t have a clue. He has a few short days to replace them and restart shooting or the production will shut down. Over the course of five days, three writers frantically craft (and act out all of the parts!) one of the most memorable screenplays of all time.
LTA is seeking four actors for this funny and affectionate comic romp that takes the audience behind the scenes of an iconic story. Actual ages of the men are included for information, but please refer to the age ranges for what we are looking for in casting.
The show requires 1 woman and 3 men.
David O. Selznick (male, actual 37, 30s-50s): Selznick is a legendary Jewish Hollywood producer. He is a larger than life personality who truly believes in the worth and potential of Gone with the Wind. He is driven to prove his worth in an industry that isn’t always friendly to him and those like him. He is also great at manipulating those around him.
Ben Hecht (male, actual 45, 30s-50s): A screenwriter and playwright pulled in to help recraft the screenplay (even though he hasn’t read the book). He is no nonsense and could care less for the glamour of Hollywood. His relationship with Fleming is antagonistic. He has no interest in the project and has many other places he would rather be. He is also very interested in the Jewish cause as WWII looms in Europe.
Victor Fleming (male, actual 50, mid 30s-60s): The director that Selznick has pulled in to take over the film. He is burly, physically imposing, and tightly wound. He also has places he would rather be. He has come up through the ranks and fully enjoys the glamour of Hollywood and his position in it. He and Hecht butt heads quite often.
Miss Poppenguhl (female, 20s-30s): Selznick’s smart and efficient secretary. She is somewhat modern but can work with her lot in life. She can also hold her own with the more powerful men around her. This role is open to any ethnicity.
Auditions: Auditions are open. No appointments are required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Sides will be available at the audition. Monologues are not requested and will not be heard. This show includes physical comedy. Therefore, auditionees should dress comfortably and be prepared to move.
To save time, auditionees are strongly encouraged to print out and complete their audition forms before arriving at auditions. To download an audition form, click HERE.
If you have a headshot and acting resume, you may submit them with your audition form, but these materials are not required. Auditionees may be asked to have their pictures taken.
Auditionees will be asked for a complete list of their conflicts starting on callbacks (December 17, 2019) thru strike (March 22, 2020). Conflicts during the rehearsal period do not automatically keep one from being cast. Conflicts that are declared after the rehearsal period begins, however, can get one removed from the show.
Rehearsals: The final rehearsal schedule will be determined by conflicts. Conflicts during the rehearsal period will not disqualify the right actor from consideration but conflicts during the run of the show will. Initially, rehearsals will take place two to three evenings and one weekend afternoon per week, but additional rehearsals will be added as tech week approaches.
For additional information or to volunteer for this production, please contact Russell Wyland: RussellWyland@gmail.com
Actors cast 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 8-9, 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 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.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
NOW HIRING-Summer Camp Administrator
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA), a theatrical troupe located in Alexandria’s Old Town neighborhood, is searching for a seasonal (May – August) SUMMER CAMP ADMINISTRATOR for its youth summer camp program. The LTA summer camp is a vibrant program that introduces children to the theatrical arts. The successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work with parents, students, teachers, and other staff members. The successful candidate must also possess organizational and administrative skills, including budget and payroll tracking, computer (Microsoft) familiarity, and scheduling. The Summer Camp Administrator works closely with the camp’s Artistic Director and LTA’s Business Office and reports to the LTA President; the position includes a stipend (the final amount—not less than $5,000—will be set by the theater’s board in March.) The Summer Camp Administrator must be available for Monday – Friday from 8am per day. For consideration, submit a résumé and letter of interest by email to: Russell M. Wyland, LTA President, RussellWyland@gmail.com. Applications are due by January 6, 2020. Visit www.thelittletheatre.com to learn more about LTA and it’s summer camp program.
LTA’s 87th Season and Directors
Sister Act July, 2020 directed by: Michael J Baker Jr
Fences September, 2020 directed by: Terry Spann
Wait Until Dark October, 2020 directed by: Heather Benjamin
A Christmas Carol December, 2020 directed by: Carol Clark
TBA (Please note, we cannot advertise this title until June 2020) : January, 2021 directed by: Joanna Henry
Prelude to a Kiss February, 2021 directed by: Maggie Mumford
Mary Stuart April, 2021 directed by: Kathleen Barth
The Revolutionists June, 2021 directed by: Jennifer Lyman
LTA Awards Night Tickets
The Little Theatre of Alexandria invites you to attend our Annual Awards Night and Reception in Celebration of our 2018-2019 Season!
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Social Hour at 6:00 p.m.
Awards Presentations at 7:00 p.m. with reception immediately following.
Festive Evening Wear Recommended!
Tickets will be available beginning Monday, October 7. Members/Guests are $15 and award nominees are $10.
To purchase tickets, call the LTA Business Office at 703-683-5778, Monday-Friday. Reservations must be received by October 31.
LTA’s Annual Ladies Night Dinner (LTA Members only)
Monday, December 9, 6 pm
4231 Duke Street, Alexandria
Cost: $35 (Includes appetizers, entrees, dessert, non-alcoholic drink, taxes and tip). We will be doing a $20 gift exchange! Bring a gift if you wish to participate. Wear something festive! There will also be a prize for best holiday ensemble!
Choose from menu items below (one item per course).
Mixed House Salad
Soupe du Jour
Capelli d’Angelo Napoletana (Angel hair pasta with tomato, basil, and garlic)
Tortellini “Tricolore” (Tri-color cheese Tortellini in cream sauce, gratine)
Saumon Pomme d”Amour (Poached filet of salmon, diced tomato, basil, creamy white wine sauce, glace’)
Pesce del Golfo (Mahi-mahi, lime, cilantro, and garlic)
Pollo alla Vesuviana (Breast of chicken, grilled eggplant, tomato, mozzarella cheese)
Scaloppine di Vitello Marsala (Breaded veal Scaloppini, mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce)
TBD – Choice Made at Event
Limited space! RSVP by November 25 online HERE
Payment by check or Venmo:
Check payments payable to Rachael Hubbard and mail to:
Rachael Hubbard, 4111 Whispering Lane, Annandale, VA 22003
Use Venmo (@racheael-hubbard-1)
NO REFUNDS OR ENTRÉE CHANGES ONCE RESERVATION IS MADE!
Questions? Email Rachael Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE: LTA Holiday Brunch (LTA members only)
Join us for some holiday cheer!
Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Please RSVP by clicking here. This is an event for LTA members only.
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: November 16, February 15, April 11, May 23. For ages 18 and up.