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
APR. 21 – MAY 12, 2018
JUN. 2 – 23, 2018
On Stage Now
Driving Miss Daisy
SEPT.9 –SEPT.30, 2017
written by Alfred Uhry
directed by Jim Howard
produced by Carol Strachan
It’s 1948 in the Deep South just prior to the civil rights movement. The wealthy, strong-willed, Daisy Wertham, is a Jewish woman living in a WASP-dominated community. Hoke, a dignified, unemployed black man is hired as her chauffeur. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play spans their complex 25-year relationship to show that friendships are found in even the most unlikely circumstances.
Audition Notice for A Christmas Carol
Directed by Eleanore Tapscott
Music Direction by Linda Wells
Choreography by Victoria Bloom
Produced by Maria Ciarrocchi and Jean Coyle
For the Audition
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, singing a prepared Christmas carol, and doing a brief dance movement sequence. Sides will be available at the audition table (not in advance). Please prepare 16 bars of a Christmas song or traditional carol –if possible, please bring accompanying sheet music. Please also wear clothes and shoes suitable for dance/movement. Auditionees with modern, ballet, or jazz training should indicate their training/experience on the audition form. Please be ready to provide an accurate list of all tentative and known conflicts between October 4 and December 16. It is extremely important that you be absolutely honest about your conflicts (tentative and known) as it is very difficult to schedule rehearsals for a large cast unless all conflicts are known in advance. A conflict will not necessarily preclude you from being cast, as the director will work around actors’ conflicts to the best of her ability. However, conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsal or during performances may affect casting decisions.
We prefer that you sign up for an audition slot above, but walk-ins may be taken based on availability. 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.
Saturday, September 30th, 1:00pm-3:00pm for children; 3:30-6:00 pm for adults
Sign up here to audition on September 30th: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508044CA4A62CAB9-achristmas
Sunday, October 1st, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm for children; 8:30-10:00 pm for adults
Sign up here to audition on October 1st: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508044CA4A62CAB9-achristmas1
Tuesday, October 3 by invitation only. Candidates will be given a call time.
December 1 thru 16, 2017
Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 6 pm; Sundays at 3 pm and 6 pm
Rehearsals start early October and are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings (7-10 pm); and Saturday afternoons (1-5 pm). The schedule will be finalized after the show is cast and actors’ conflicts have been accounted for. Additional dance and/or music rehearsals may be scheduled on Mondays. A Christmas Carol has tech rehearsals starting Saturday, November 25 (Thanksgiving weekend) and attendance is mandatory for the November 25 and 26 tech rehearsals.
This quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of the Dickens’ classic tale will delight the entire family. In 19th century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future show the extremely wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his soul and the blessings that come with generosity. Can the old miser be redeemed before it is too late? This heartwarming story of compassion and transformation brings to life the beloved characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and a dozen other intriguing characters.
This production is a play with music and dance movement, and traditional Christmas carols will be sung. This production uses an ensemble which plays many roles. With the exception of Scrooge, who is in every scene, most cast members will play multiple roles. Actors must be able to create varying characters. This play will be performed with British accents (a dialect coach will be available during rehearsals). All ethnicities are welcome.
Casting 7 men (ages 20s-50s+), 6 women (late teens to 40s+), and 10 children (5 boys, 5 girls, ages 7-14). As previously noted, the play is an ensemble piece and actors will be asked to portray more than just the characters listed in this notice, and British accents will be used in this production. There will be no double casting and actors must be available for all performances.
Character Descriptions for Adult Actors (late teens and older)
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) sincere, hard-working man and former boyhood friend of Scrooge’s
Old Joe: (M, 40s) buyer of stolen goods
Young Scrooge: (M, 20s) handsome but sometimes sullen
Young Marley: (M, 20s) smart and calculating
Ghost of Christmas Past (30s+, male or female) magical and whimsical
Ghost of Christmas Present: (30s+, male or female) gregarious and knowledgeable
Ghost of Christmas Future: (20s+, male or female) shadowy and scary (nonspeaking)
Spirit Ensemble (any age, male or female) spectral beings (dance movement, nonspeaking)
Mrs. Fezziwig: (F, 30s-40s) 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) young lady who loves her family
Belle: (F, 20s): thoughtful and caring, Scrooge’s fiance
Mrs. Dilber: (F, 30s-40s) calculating and shrewd charwoman who cleans Scrooge’s house
Fred’s Wife: (F, 20s-30s) charming, vivacious young woman deeply in love with her husband
Catherine: (F, 20s-30s) determined young wife and mother
Lillian: (F, 20s-30s) full of life and enjoys a party
Character Descriptions for Child Actors (ages 7-14)
Peter Cratchit: (M, 9-14) responsible and well meaning
Tiny Tim: (M, 7-8) small for his age, handicapped and sweet natured — singing ability a plus
Boy Cratchit: (M, 7-9) happy and energetic
Boy Scrooge: (M, 7-10) 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) dutiful daughter
Girl Cratchit: (F, 7-8) wants to be grown up
There are other supporting roles not displayed that will be cast and played by ensemble members.
To download the comprehensive audition packet, click the link here.
Special Note: Artificial snow, fog, and strobe effects will be used in this production. If you have a concern about the use of any one of these effects, please alert the producer before auditioning.
All actors cast are required to become acting or regular members of LTA within two weeks of being cast.
Audition Notice for Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables: The Musical is a musical based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The book is by Don Harron, the music is by Norman Campbell and the lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore. The musical has been performed continuously ever since 1965, making it Canada’s longest-running musical. The musical captures the spirit and spunk of feisty red-haired heroine, Orphan Anne Shirley, who arrives in Avonlea by mistake, but ultimately charms the entire town into falling in love with her precocious and imaginative mind, her passion and her heart. The Musical features over 20 memorable characters who help frame Anne’s life in Avonlea. This production is filled with non-stop music and dance. There will be ample opportunities for versatile actors to play more than one part.
Characters (approximate ages)
(I have ball-parked the ages of the characters. If you look the age, then by all means audition for that particular role)
Anne Shirley/ Female, Lead Role, Soprano (14-24)
Marilla Cuthbert/ Female, Lead Role, Mezzo-Soprano (45-75)
Matthew Cuthbert/ Male, Lead Role, Baritone (45-75)
Gilbert Blythe/ Male, Lead Role, Tenor (14-24)
Diana Barry/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (14-24)
Miss Stacy/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (25-40)
Mrs. Rachel Lynde/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (45-75)
Josie Pye/ Female, Supporting Role, Mezzo-Soprano (14-24)
Mr. Phillips/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-40)
Mrs. Spencer/ Female, Featured, Spoken (30-60)
Lucilla Harris/ Female, Featured, Soprano (20-45)
Mrs. Blewett/ Female, Featured, Spoken (35-60)
Prissy Andrews/ Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (16-24)
Ruby Gillis/ Female, Featured, Mezzo Soprano (12-17)
Tillie Boulter/ Female, Featured, Mezzo Soprano (10-17)
Mrs. MacPherson, Female, Featured, Soprano (35-75)
Mrs. Sloane, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (35-75)
Mrs. Barry, Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano (35-55)
Gertie Pye/ Female, Featured, Alto (40-75)
Earl (Farmer)/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-65)
Cecil (Mailman)/ Male, Featured, Baritone (25-65)
Minister/ Male, Featured, Baritone (35-70)
Moody Spurgeon MacPherson/ Male, Featured, Baritone (13-20)
Tommy Sloane/ Male, Featured, Baritone (14-24)
Charlie Sloane/Male, Featured, Tenor (13-20)
Gerry Boute/ Male, Featured, Tenor (12-20)
Stationmaster/ Male, Featured, Baritone (35-70)
Ladies of Avonlea/ Female, Featured, All voice parts (18-75)
The Children/ Female and Male, Featured (7-12)
Teen adults (14-24) and youth (7-13): Fri. 10/13 at 7 pm & Sat. 10/14 at 1 pm
Adults (25-75): Sat. 10/21 at 1 pm & Sun. 10/22 at 7 pm
Callbacks: Tue 10/24 at 7 pm
Audition Sign-up for Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
- Friday, October 13, 7:00-10:00 PM
Teen adults (14-25 years of age) and Youth (7-13 years of age)
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 13
- Saturday, October 14, 1:00-5:00 PM
Teen adults (14-25 years of age) and Youth (7-13 years of age)
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 14
- Saturday, October 21, 1:00-5:00 PM
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 21
- Sunday, October 22, 7:00-10:00 PM
AUDITION SIGN UP LINK HERE FOR OCTOBER 22
Audition songs and readings: Be prepared to sing at least 16-32 bars of a “Legit” song from a traditional Broadway show. Please try and stay away from the more contemporary belt as this show features the more classical “legit” sound. You will also be asked to read a monologue from the script and possibly improvise it. You will also be taught 2 counts of 8 of dance combination so bring the proper footwear if you have it.
When do I Come?
All those who are auditioning for one of the teen adult characters (14-24). Example – Anne, Diana, Josie, Gilbert, etc., and young actors’ roles (7-13) will be asked to come the first weekend of auditions, though you may come the following weekend if you are not available October 13 or 14. A sign-up time and date will be listed on the LTA website shortly.
Please download the audition form on the LTA website and bring a headshot if you have one. If not, a photograph of you will be taken. You will be asked to list any conflicts you may have in the months before the production so be sure and bring them with you.
We will not rehearse over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Holidays. Generally, rehearsals will be Tuesday through Saturday though you will only be called if you are needed. All young people in elementary or high school will be released promptly at 9:00 PM during weekday rehearsals. Exceptions are Fridays and Tech Week.
January 13, 2018-February 3, 2018
If you would like to ask the director a question you can email him at Natartsinc3@aol.com or call him at 703-370-3785. Please note, Mike will be making a small film called “The Making of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.” All adults and young actors will be featured. A copy of the film will be made available to all cast. Due to rights restrictions, no footage from the show will be included. There will be a film shoot in early November for the buggy sequence with Anne and Matthew.
Audition Notice for THE AUDIENCE
Written by Peter Morgan
Directed by Ruben Vellekoop
Produced by Rebecca Sheehy and Russell Wyland
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Begin January 3, 2018
February 24 – March 17, 2018
The Little Theatre announces auditions for The Audience. From the writer of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama, The Crown, playwright Peter Morgan takes you behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace. For the past 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in private, weekly meetings. Both parties of the meetings agree to never repeat what is said in these private “audiences.” From Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, Morgan imagines what these meetings would be like as they span decades of the Queen’s reign. Join us as we peer into the woman behind the crown and the moments that have formed the modern monarchy.
Auditionees should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Audition will also include readings from the script. British accents a plus, but not required. Race not an issue.
Not looking for impressions but for actors who can capture the essence of the characters!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Queen Elizabeth II – female, 40s+. A woman who always has to be the grownup in the room. Someone who every day sacrifices her own identity for something larger than her.
The Equerry – any sex, any age. The link between the audience and what’s happening on stage. Think of Tom Wingfield meets Puck. Needs to be able to paint a room with their words.
John Major – male, 50s. Prime Minister by accident. Someone who never wants to disappoint. Likes anonymity.
Winston Churchill – male, 70s. He’s Winston f%$*ing Churchill. Also plays Anthony Eden and a detective.
Harold Wilson – male, 50s. Apologetic. Just so happy to be here. Loves to govern and loves government.
Gordon Brown – male 40s. Jolly old chap so we don’t all see through him. Wonkiest of policy wonks. Doubles as a private secretary.
Margaret Thatcher – female, 50s. Six months older than the Queen and don’t you forget it. Never avoids confrontation. Doubles as Bobo, the Scottish nanny.
Tony Blair – male, 40s. The Great Modernizer with his Cheshire cat smile. Does things his way. Doubles as David Cameron
Young Elizabeth – female, 10 – 14. A young woman getting used to life as the Heir Apparent, a position that comes with its growing pains.
For additional information or to volunteer for this production, please contact Russell Wyland: RussellWyland@gmail.com.
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 cast members 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 24-25, 2018
April 7-8, 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.
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!
Saturday, October 7 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at LTA
Members Only Events:
LTA Christmas Party– Sunday, December 17
Annual LTA Ladies Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange– Monday, December 11th, 6:00 p.m.
Tempo Restaurant (4231 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia)
The cost is $35.00, which includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, taxes, and tip (sodas, coffee, and alcoholic drinks are extra). A finalized menu will be sent out prior to the event. To reserve a spot, mail a check to LTA Ladies Night, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The check should be made out to Margaret Evans-Joyce.
Questions? Email MEJ at firstname.lastname@example.org