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
JUN. 8 – 29, 2019
JUL. 21 – AUG. 11, 2018
SEP. 8 – 23, 2018
On Stage Now
October 13- November 3, 2018
Written by: Steven Dietz
produced by Nick Friedlander and Charlotte Corneliusen
directed by Jennifer Lyman
Just in time for Halloween, Bram Stoker’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to life – and death – on stage. Join the colorfully macabre cast of characters as they take you on a breathless and bloody thrill ride from the depths of Transylvania to the heart of Victorian London. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of the world’s most famous vampire.
Dracula contains sexuality and violence. It is not recommended for children under the age of 15.
Audition Notice for A Christmas Carol
It wouldn’t be the holidays without Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at LTA!
This year’s production, adapted by Donna Ferragut, moves along at a brisk and continuous pace, and traditional Christmas carols are interspersed throughout the show. With the exception of Scrooge, most cast members will play multiple roles. Flexibility and creativity will be critical in creating diverse and believable characters.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
CHILDREN ONLY (Ages 7-14)
Sunday, September 23, 2018
ADULTS ONLY (Ages 15-100)
All auditions will take place at LTA, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
AUDITION FORM AND REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE CONFLICT SCHEDULE
Please print out the audition form and conflict calendar from the LTA website, complete it, and bring it with you. If you have a headshot and acting résumé, please bring them with you. All who audition will be asked to have their picture taken by the LTA photographer.
Please be ready to provide an accurate list of all tentative and known conflicts between September 25th and December 16th. There is a mandatory technical
rehearsal on Sunday, November 25th, and everyone who is cast must be available for all performances.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals start in late September and are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (7:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Saturday afternoons (1:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.), with some Sunday afternoons possible as we get closer to opening.
Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal.
Young actors (age 14 and younger) will rehearse from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. weeknights in the early weeks, with an increasing time commitment as technical rehearsals commence.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU AUDITION
Please prepare 16 bars of a Christmas song or traditional carol. Please bring sheet music as acapella auditions will not be permitted. If you do not want to prepare your own song you will be asked to sing your choice of “Joy to the World” or “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” with the accompanist. Auditions will consist of sides from the script, which will be available at the audition.
A Christmas Carol will be performed with British accents; however, it is not necessary to audition using a British accent.
Callbacks are Tuesday, September 25th, by invitation only.
You will be notified by phone or e-mail if you are cast. Please don’t call the LTA office to ask about casting.
Casting 8 men (ages 20s – 50s+), 6 women (teens to 40s+), and 10 children
(5 boys, 5 girls, ages 7 – 14). A Christmas Carol is an ensemble piece and actors (exception, actor playing Scrooge) may be asked to portray several characters. There will be no double casting and actors must be available for all performances. All roles are open.
Character Descriptions for Adult Actors (late teens and older)
Charles Dickens: (M, 40s+) an expert storyteller with a great sense of humor, must be comfortable addressing the audience directly, improvisational skills a plus
Ebenezer Scrooge: (M, 50s+) a bitter old miser
Gentleman 1: (M, 30s+) distinguished businessman
Gentleman 2: (M, 30s+) another distinguished businessman
Bob Cratchit: (M, 30s – 40s) Scrooge’s clerk, a hardworking family man and caring father
Fred: (M, 20s – 30s) Scrooge’s nephew, kind and fun-loving
Marley: (M, 30s+) a ghostly apparition and Scrooge’s old partner
Mr. Fezziwig: (M, 40s+) wise, jovial businessman and Scrooge’s old boss
Topper: (M, 20s – 30s) Fred’s friend, in love with the female population
Dick Wilkins: (M, 20s – 30s) a sincere, hard-working man and former boyhood friend of Scrooge’s
Skater: (M, 20s+) affable and friendly, athletic
Pawnbroker Joe: (M, 40s+) a buyer of stolen goods
Father: (M, 30s+) Belle’s husband, kind and sympathetic
Young Scrooge: (M, 20s) handsome but sometimes sullen
Ghost of Christmas Past: (male or female) magical and whimsical
Ghost of Christmas Present: (male or female) gregarious and knowledgeable
Ghost of Christmas Future: (male or female) shadowy and scary (non-speaking)
Mrs. Fezziwig: (F, 30 s- 40s) a warm, caring wife and mother, a great hostess
Mrs. Cratchit: (F, 30s – 40s) a strong woman who speaks her mind
Martha Cratchit: (F, late teens) a young lady who loves her family
Mrs. Pipchin: (F, 40s+) Scrooge’s housekeeper, nervous and energetic
Belle: (F, 20s) thoughtful and caring, Scrooge’s fiancée
Mrs. Dilber: (F, 30s – 40s) a calculating and shrewd charwoman
Mary, Fred’s Wife: (F, 20s – 30s) a charming, vivacious young woman deeply in love with her husband
Ruth: (F, 20s+) Mary’s sister, enjoys a party and a bit of fun
Caroline: (F, 20s+) Scrooge’s tenant, down on her luck
Caroline’s Husband: (M, 20s+) Scrooge’s tenant, down on his luck
Character Descriptions for Child Actors (ages 7 – 14)
There are other supporting roles not displayed that will be played by
child ensemble members.
Peter Cratchit: (M, 9 – 14) responsible and well meaning
Tiny Tim: (M, 7 – 8) small for his age, has some level of physical disability, and sweet natured
Boy Cratchit: (M, 7 – 9) happy and energetic
Boy Scrooge: (M, 7 – 10) a sad, lonely young boy
Turkey Boy: (M, 9 – 14) charming and has a great personality
Fan: (F, 7 – 10) loving and kind, Scrooge’s sister
Belinda Cratchit: (F, 8 – 12) a dutiful daughter
Girl Cratchit: (F, 7 – 8) wants to be grown up
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Audition Notice for The Fantasticks
By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Eleanore Tapscott
Music Direction by Paige Austin
Choreography by Jason Ellis
Produced by Sharon Field and Rance Willis
Performance Dates: January 12-February 2, 2019
Performance Times: Tuesday-Saturday evenings (8 pm); Sunday matinees (3 pm)
Saturday, October 27, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Sunday, October 28, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 30 by invitation only. Candidates will be given a call time.
Rehearsals will start immediately after casting and are planned for weeknights (7-10 pm), except Mondays, and Saturday afternoons (1-4 pm). The schedule will be finalized after the show is cast and actors’ conflicts have been accounted for. Tech rehearsals start Saturday, January 5. Double-tech is Sunday, January 6, and attendance is mandatory.
Hailed as the longest running musical in the world, The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
For the Audition
For roles other than Henry, Mortimer, and the Mute: Please prepare a brief, appropriate song, 16-32 bars (standard, legit musical theatre; no pop/rock). Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided but may not transpose. Please, no songs from The Fantasticks.
For all roles: Please prepare a 1-2-minute comedic (preferably classical) monologue and be prepared to do a short improv.
For the role of Mortimer: Please prepare a short “death” pantomime of your own creation.
For the Mute: Please prepare a short comic pantomime of your own creation.
We prefer you sign up for an audition slot in advance, however, walk-ins will be taken upon availability.
Please sign up to audition here: Sign Up Sheet
Print out the audition form on the LTA website, complete it, and bring it with you. If you have a headshot and acting resume, please bring them with you. All those auditioning will be asked to have their picture taken by the LTA photographer.
Please also wear clothes and shoes suitable for dance/movement and be ready to provide an accurate list of all tentative and known conflicts between November 1, 2018 and February 12, 2019. A conflict will not necessarily preclude you from being cast, as the director will work around actors’ conflicts to the best of her ability. Since there will be no double casting, conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsal or during performances may affect casting decisions.
Casting 6 men (ages 20s-50s+), 3 women (ages late teens-40s+). All ethnicities are welcome. Ages are approximate. Actors (particularly those playing Luisa and Matt) should be able to play these ages. Some ages may be altered, based on the actors who audition, at the discretion of the director.
The Narrator (El Gallo): A rakish, handsome, sophisticated bandit and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story. Must be able to move well. Male, 30-40, Baritone.
The Girl (Luisa): A button-maker’s young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender. Dance ability a plus. Female, 18-20s. Soprano.
The Boy (Matt): An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with a false bravado. Ability to move well. Male, 18-20s. Baritenor.
The Boy’s Parent (Hucklebee): A former boisterous navy woman and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love. Traditionally male but being cast as female, 40s-50s. Mezzo.
The Girl’s Parent (Bellomy): A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their children together. Male, 40-50s. Baritone.
The Actor (Henry): An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality. Male, 50s-70s.
The Man Who Dies (Mortimer): Henry’s goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. Male, 30s-50. Physical comedy skills a plus. Must be able to move well.
The Mute: Speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the “invisible” stage assistant. Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed. Nonspeaking. Must be able to move extremely well. Male or Female, 20s-40s. Looking to cast two actors: 1 male and 1 female.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
You Can’t Take It With You
December 8-9, 2018
The Savannah Disputation
March 2-3, 2019
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway
March 30-31, 2019
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! Upcoming shows at 8PM: September 29, November 9 and November 10
“Dr. Scott”, a one-act play by Aaron Michael Scully, had a good day at the 2018 NVTA Awards.
Matt Neufeld as Sheriff Huey Price, Best Supporting Actor (also nominated: Bob Thompson as Dr. Buck Tallinger)
Nikki Summons as Charity Brown, Best Supporting Actress
Robert Smith as Dr. John Scott, Best Actor
Aaron Michael Scully for “Dr. Scott,” Judges’ Discretionary Award for Best Play with a Social Message
Kate Ives, Best Director
Best Overall Production, “Dr. Scott”
Thanks to the entire cast, including Aerika Saxe as Alaya Scott and Sofia Meller as Prissy Scott, and to our wonderful producers, Brooke Angel (who won a special award for her outstanding support of NVTA!), Nick Friedlander, and Shelby Baker.
Join us for The Lab at LTA
Theatre is To Do.
The Lab is an experimental space for the local arts community to hone their craft and work with friends and fresh talent alike. Come write, read, act and make theater happen with us. Laboratories are where experiments happen.
If you are a writer who need to hear their words spoken out loud, this lab is for you. If you are a director who wants to work on a scene, this lab is for you. If you are an actor who is struggling with a piece, the lab is for you. New work, classics and everything in between – this is your space. Driven by participation, this lab lets you choose your own pieces to work. The only way to get better at this is to do it and in our lab, you can. All level of experience are welcome and encouraged.
How it works:
Bring something you want to work on – it can be a monologue for an audition, a new play you’re writing, a play you loved reading and want to hear – it’s up to you. We will also have scenes on hand to try out, so no matter what your interest is, we will have something for you.
When it happens:
Monthly. Sunday September 2nd is our inaugural lab, 7-9 PM. Come to the Academy Building at LTA (604 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA)
Contact our Lab Administrator Ruben Vellekoop at email@example.com. The Lab is a project of NextGenLTA, a group of 18-40 year olds at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. All ages welcome! Other projects include a cabaret series, the New Voices competition for new work and social activities. To get involved with NextGen, contact Ashley Amidon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-2018 LTA Awards
Our annual awards night and reception in celebration of our 2017-2018 season is Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Social hour at 6:00pm
Awards presentations at 7:00pm
Reception immediately following
Reserve your tickets by Oct 30! Click here for reservation form: Awards Night Invite 2018 or Call 703-683-5778 ext 1
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
Excellence in Sound Design
Lynn Lacey for Driving Miss Daisy
David Correia for Anne of Green Gables
David Correia and David Hale for The Nance
Excellence in Props Design
Kirstin Apker and Jocelyn Steiner for Legally Blonde
Leslie Reed and Rebecca Sheehy for Anne of Green Gables
Kirstin Apker for The Nance
Excellence in Costume Design
Juliana Confrancesco for A Christmas Carol
Jean Schlichting and Kit Sibley for Anne of Green Gables
Jean Schlichting and Kit Sibley for The Nance
Excellence in Lighting Design
Jeff Auerbach and Kimberly Crago for A Christmas Carol
Ken and Patti Crowley for Harvey
Ken and Patti Crowley for The Nance
Excellence in Set Design
Mary Hutzler for Anne of Green Gables
Matt Liptak for Harvey
Dan Remmers for The Nance
Excellence in Set Painting
Stacey Becker for A Christmas Carol
Stacey Becker for Anne of Green Gables
Luana Bossolo and Mary Hutzler for Harvey
Excellence in Set Construction
Ken Brown for A Christmas Carol
Jim Hutzler and Jeff Nesmeyer for Harvey
Tom O’Reilly for The Nance
Excellence in Set Decoration
Charles Dragonette for Anne of Green Gables
Jocelyn Steiner and Matt Liptak for Harvey
MYKE for The Nance
Excellence in Makeup Design
Larissa Norris for Legally Blonde
Lori Bonnette for Anne of Green Gables
Felicia Hecker for The Nance
Excellence in Hair Design
Heather Hicks for Legally Blonde
Kadira Coley for Anne of Green Gables
Felicia Hecker and Kit Sibley for The Nance
Best Bit Part
Katie Beth Hicks as The Judge in Legally Blonde
Marcelo Guzman as Carlos in Legally Blonde
David Featherston as E.J. Lofgren in Harvey
Sarah Gale/Sarah Holt as Rose in The Nance
Best Performance in a Minor Role
Benita Adams as Pilar in Legally Blonde
Janice Rivera as Carmen in The Nance
Danielle Comer as Joan in The Nance
Best Junior Performance
Halle Kaufax as Serena in Legally Blonde
Anna Maria Shockey as Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables
Evie Graham Jewett as Young Elizabeth in The Audience
Best Supporting Role in a Musical
Katherine Lipovsky as Paulette Bonafonte in Legally Blonde
Tony Gilbert as Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables
Christopher Miller as Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables
Best Supporting Role in a Play
Will Cooke as Harold Wilson in The Audience
Jack B. Stein as Efram in The Nance
Charlene Sloan as Sylvie in The Nance
Best Performance in a Musical
Morgan Arrivillaga as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
Kaylen Morgan as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde
Cassie Cope as Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables
Best Performance in a Play
Kevin Sockwell as Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy
Andy Izquierdo as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
Chuck Dluhy as Chauncey Miles in The Nance
Best Musical Director
Christopher A. Tomasino for Legally Blonde
Colin Taylor for Anne of Green Gables
Christopher A. Tomasino for The Nance
Stefan Sittig for Legally Blonde
Cristina Cayere for Anne of Green Gables
Stefan Sittig for The Nance
Hans Bachmann for Legally Blonde
Michael J. Baker, Jr. for Anne of Green Gables
Frank D. Shutts II for The Nance