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)
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (LTA Academy)
Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. (LTA Academy)
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.
Audition Notice for SISTER ACT
Directed by Michael J Baker Jr.
Audition Dates: All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Fri 04/24/20 Auditions 7-10 pm (AC1, AC2 & AC3)
Sat 04/25/20 Auditions 2-5 pm (GR & RR)
Sun 04/26/20 Auditions 7-10 pm (GR & RR)
Tue 04/28/20 Callbacks 7-10 pm
Signing up for one of the audition times either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday gives you a private audition. You can avoid the nerves of having other auditionees in the room. Lots of individual attention. We would recommend that you download the audition form on the LTA website and fill it out in advance and bring it with you. If you have a head shot bring one with you though this is not a prerequisite. Please try and arrive 10 minutes before your audition time. Finally, if all the audition times are taken and/or you do not have time to sign-up, just come to one of the three audition dates and we will work you in.
Friday, April 24 – https://signup.com/go/zfEeGuU
Saturday, April 25 – https://signup.com/go/hqwBobA
Sunday, April 26 – https://signup.com/go/qCnVSQR
What to bring:
Bring a song that shows off your voice and range; you will be asked to sing at least 16 bars. An accompanist will be provided. You will also be asked to move so please bring appropriate dance and footwear.
Will I read?
You may be asked to read; though most readings will be done at callbacks. No monologues are required.
What kind of commitment do I have to make?
You will fill out a conflict schedule at auditions so bring any and all conflict dates with you. The director will prepare the rehearsal schedule based on your availability. The director will never bring you in unnecessarily. He will be respectful of your time. This show will be one of the most enjoyable experiences you have had in theatre. Rehearsals could break into dance parties.
Other Important Dates:
Thu 04/30/20 Read-thru 7 p.m.
Sun 07/19/20 Double Tech 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mon 07/20 – Wed 07/22 Tech Runs 6:30 p.m. call
Thu 07/23/20 Preview 6:30 p.m. call
Sat 07/25/20 Opening 6:30 p.m. call
Sat 08/15/20 Closing night 6:30 p.m. call
Sun 08/16/2020 STRIKE 10 a.m. call
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m.
Sister Act Overview:
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by TONY and Eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, disco and outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave LTA audiences breathless. The cast is chock-full of amazing roles for women and men of all ages. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.
SISTER ACT Character Breakdown:
Deloris Van Cartier: An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Gender: African-American Female Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3
Mother Superior: The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Gender: Female Age: 45 to 70 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: D3
Sister Mary Robert: A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life. Gender: Female Age: 17 to 30 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F#3
Sister Mary Patrick: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. Gender: Female Age: 35 to 50
Sister Mary Lazarus: A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music. Gender: Female Age: 50 to 70 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: F3
Monsignor O’Hara: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 65 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: E3
Curtis: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Eddie Souther: The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2 (Eddie’s age will depend on Delores’ age)
Tj: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Gender: Male Age: 17 to 30 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Db3
Joey: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Pablo: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Gender: Hispanic Male Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Sister Mary Martin-of-tours: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. Gender: Female Age: 40 to 60
Sister Mary Theresa: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. Gender: Female Age: 60 to 70
Michelle: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Tina: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Ernie: One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35
Ensemble: Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers (all ensemble members will play at least four parts; each will have some spoken and vocal lines)
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Director, Mike Baker, Jr. His email is Mike@nationalartstelevision.com
To download an audition form click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
February 8-9, 2020
March 28-29, 2020
June 27-28, 2020
Wait Unit Dark
August 8-9, 2020
A Christmas Carol
September 26-27, 2020
Winter Musical TBA (due to rights restrictions we are unable to announce the title until summer 2020)
October 24-25, 2020
February 20-21, 2021
March 27-28, 2021
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
LTA’s 2021-2022 Season Needs a Play Selection Chair!
Apply by December 16!
|LTA’s Play Selection Committee is looking for a new Chair! You will head up the committee tasked with recommending the 2021/2022 season to the LTA Board of Governors. This is the perfect position for someone who is passionate about reading plays and has good organization and people management skills. You will work very closely with the Governor of Seasonal Planning, who will also serve on the committee.
About the position: You will work with the Governor of Seasonal Planning to evaluate applications for the committee in January and select a committee you are comfortable working with that represents many areas within LTA. You will work for the Governor of Seasonal Planning to narrow down the play suggestions submitted via the open call and from the LTA Board of Governors to select an initial reading pool. You will read shows along with the committee, and will manage the committee reading process. Reading generally runs from January to late March, with a recommended slate sent to the Board in April. A second round of reading may be needed if the Board is not satisfied with a choice and/or if rights are not available. You will attend the special Board session on the season to aid in discussion but will not have a vote.
Time Commitment: You should expect the busiest time for the committee between January and early April. The majority of the work is done over email, with at least one in-person meeting required for the committee to discuss the season. Additional in-person meetings or conference calls are suggested but are ultimately at your discretion. Should the Board reject a recommendation or rights not be available, you would need to lead a second round of reading.
Skills needed: All reading is done online so you must be comfortable scanning and uploading scripts to a google drive folder for the committee. You may use the scanner at LTA or do so at your work/home. You must also be very comfortable with google drive spreadsheets for the initial scoring of shows. Applicants lacking comfort with online reading and scoring will not be considered. Previous experience on a seasonal planning committee at a theater is strongly preferred but not required. You must be a member of LTA or willing to join to chair this committee.
Interested? Please fill out the short google form below by December 16th: https://forms.gle/K32r9VZ5j8SJMwpP7
Questions? Contact Ashley Amidon, Governor of Seasonal Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 25 – August 15, 2020 directed by: Michael J Baker Jr
August Wilson’s Fences September 12 – 27, 2020 directed by: Terry Spann
Wait Until Dark October 17 – November 7, 2020 directed by: Heather Benjamin
A Christmas Carol December 4 – 20, 2020 directed by: Carol Clark
TBA (Please note, we cannot advertise this title until June 2020) January 16 – February 6, 2021 directed by: Joanna Henry
Prelude to a Kiss February 27 – March 20, 2021 directed by: Maggie Mumford
Mary Stuart April 24 – May 15, 2021 directed by: Kathleen Barth
The Revolutionists June 5 – 26, 2021 directed by: Jennifer Lyman
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 email@example.com
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: February 15, April 11, May 23. For ages 18 and up.