JUN. 8 – 29, 2019
JUL. 21 – AUG. 11, 2018
SEP. 8 – 23, 2018
OCT. 13 – NOV. 3, 2018
NOV. 30 – DEC. 16, 2018
JAN. 12 – FEB. 2, 2019
FEB. 23 – MAR. 16, 2019
APR. 27 – MAY 18, 2019
On Stage Now
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway
June 8-June 29, 2019
written by Ken Ludwig
produced by Luana Bossolo and Russell Wyland
directed by Scott Strasbaugh
A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with … golf. Ludwig’s play will take you on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and romantic missteps, this furious paced comedy recalls the best of the Marx Bothers’ classics.
Calling all men! “The Producers”, going up this summer, is looking currently looking for male ensemble members and their Carmen Ghia.
Carmen Ghia (Male, C3 to A4, strong mover to dancer) is Roger De Bris’ “common-law assistant.” A thin, strange-looking man in a black turtleneck. He is slightly effeminate and catty when provoked, and he has a deep love for Roger and his art.
Male ensemble members will all have featured roles and will be able to showcase their singing, acting and dancing (the true triple threat!).
Auditions are being held on Thursday, May 16 at 7p. Please have 32 bars of music prepared. If you are unable to make it, you may be able to submit a video for your audition.
To confirm your audition or for more information, please email Nick Friedlander at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
To download an audition form click HERE.
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
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. Audtions will be in the Academy next to LTA on Saturday at 2 pm & in the Green Room of the main building on Sunday at 7 pm.
To download an audition form click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
The Haunting of Hill House
August 10-11, 2019
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
LTA Call for Director’s Choice Applications for 20/21
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is seeking applicants for the Director’s Choice slot in June of 2021 for the 2020-2021 season. The show selected will be a comedy. Please note, the call for all other shows in the season will open after this slot is selected later in the summer.
Script requirements and information: Shows submitted must meet all the following criteria. 1) Rights must available for non-professional theaters. 2) Have at least 4 cast members, although more is strongly preferred. 3) Not have been performed within the last ten seasons at LTA or the last 4 seasons at local theaters 4) Must be a comedy with strong name recognition.
Please do not submit: 1) Work without a production history 2) Shows where scripts are not commercially available 3) Shows outside the comedy genre
For consideration, please submit all the following material by midnight on Sunday June 9th. Please submit your packet of material as one PDF, with a seperate PDF of the script(s) you are applying to direct. If interested in being considered for more than one show, please submit a separate and complete PDF application for each. Directors may submit up to to 2 shows, but should be equally passionate about directing both.
All director submissions must include the following.
A document stating your desire to direct at LTA, which show you are submitting for and a basic concept for that show. Concept should include: 1) your overall vision for the show including why you want to direct, what you will bring to this show as director and what you hope audiences will take away from performances of your production; 2) technical aspects such as set, sound, lights, props, and special effects; 3) what you see as challenges in directing this show at LTA and how you propose to meet those challenges.
A current resume that includes all productions directed – including theatre, location and year. Relevant theatre experience may be included as well as current contact information (phone and email address mandatory). Please do not submit reviews/photos of previous productions.
Any possible schedule conflicts that may exist during the pre-production months, tech week, and production dates of the show. In general, the productions audition approximately 8 weeks prior to tech week. Take into consideration that rehearsals are to be held week nights (up until 10 pm), Saturdays during the day and/or Sunday afternoons and evenings. Dates are approximate and will be finalized this fall.
A list of 3 references familiar with your past work. The list must include each reference’s name, address, phone number and email address.
Please note: LTA will be selecting a director and a show as one unit for this slot, so should rights not be available, LTA may select a different show/director combination. Should your application not be successful for the 20/21 season, shows may be considered for future seasons at LTA separate from the director who submits them.
To Submit an Application: Please read our FAQ document here and then email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight June 9th, 2019, with the subject line, “Director’s Choice Application 2021.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted during late June or early July. Due to the overwhelming amount of applications received, we will not be able to offer interviews to all candidates. Any questions concerning the application process should also be directed to email@example.com with the subject line, “Director’s Choice Application Inquiry.”
Thank you for your interest in LTA, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Director Selection Chair Katie Kelleneberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor of Seasonal Planning Ashley Amidon, email@example.com
Interested in serving on LTA’s Director Selection Committee for the 2020/2021 season? Apply below by May 31st!
LTA is looking for members of the Director Selection committee to help select directors for the 2020/2021 season. The committee will interview applicants in two waves; one in July for the director’s choice slot, and the remaining slots in September. Members of the committee must be current members or subscribers, or be willing to join if selected. Work will primarily take place over google docs and email, with several in person meetings to interview directors at LTA on weekends or in the evenings. Committee work will begin immediately after selection in early June. Those who serve on the committee will not be eligible to apply to direct in the 20/21 season, but are eligible to work on the shows in any other capacity. Questions? Contact LTA Governor of Seasonal Planning Ashley Amidon or Director Selection Chair Katie Kellenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Help Is Needed for Front of House
Please consider volunteering as a House Manager and/or Usher. If you wish to learn more, you are invited to attend our upcoming Front of House Training Session:
Monday, June 3 at 6:00pm
This is a chance to be the face of LTA! Your volunteering time as an Usher or House Manager works with your schedule. Don’t need training and just want to sign up? Click the link for the show you are interested in to sign up now!
Any questions related to Front of House, feel free to contact Diedre Nicholson-Lamb by email at email@example.com.
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: May 25. For ages 18 and up.
2018 Watch Award Winners
The WATCH awards for 2018 were presented on Sunday, March 17th and LTA received 12 awards. The list of LTA winners is below. The full list of award winners from all theaters can be found on the WATCH website at www.washingtontheater.org.
Outstanding Set Design in a Play
Dan Remmers for The Nance
Outstanding Set Construction in a Play
Tom O’Reilly for The Nance
Outstanding Set Painting in a Play
Stacey Becker, Matt Liptak and Mona Wargo for Dracula
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play
Jeffrey Scott Auerbach and Kimberly Crago for Dracula
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Janice Rivera for Dracula
Outstanding Costume Design in a Play
Jean Schlichting & Kit Sibley for The Nance
Outstanding Cameo in a Musical
Andy Izquierdo as “King Herod” in Jesus Christ Superstar
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jack B. Stein as “Efram” in The Nance
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Chuck Dluhy as “Chauncey” in The Nance
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play
Outstanding Direction of a Play
Frank D. Shutts II for The Nance
Produced by Mary Beth Smith-Toomey
Stage managed by Becca Heisner and Marg Soroos
Congratulations to all our winners!
LTA Yard Sale
Saturday, June 1 10am-2pm!
We will have items for sale from our costume, accessories, wigs and props collections. Also enjoy refreshments and theater tours!
*Please note, only cash and check accepted. See you there!