SEP. 7 – 28, 2019
OCT. 19 – NOV. 9, 2019
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
On Stage Now
A Few Good Men
Sept. 7- Sept. 28, 2019
by Aaron Sorkin
produced by Robert Kraus, Katie Kellenberger & Carol Jean Clark
directed by Kathleen Barth
assistant director: Rishabh Bajekal
First produced on Broadway in 1989 and inspiring an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, 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.
Audition Notice for A Christmas Carol
written by Charles Dickens
adapted by Donna Ferragut
directed by Kelsey Yudice
produced by Jim Howard and Carol Strachan
Saturday, September 28 – children – 1 – 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 – children – 7 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 – adults – 3 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 – adults – 8 – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, October, 1 from 7 – 10 p.m. (by invitation only)
Director Kelsey Yudice and joint producers Jim Howard and Carol Strachan are pleased to announce the auditions for the annual LTA fundraiser A Christmas Carol. Nearly 4,000 tickets were purchased for A Christmas Carol last year and A Christmas Carol has become an annual LTA tradition. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Also please be prepared to sing a Christmas carol of your choice no longer than 60 seconds. Please bring headshot (if you have one), resume and list of all conflicts for the dates below. Contact producers Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carol (email@example.com) for questions or if you wish to be involved backstage as many positions are still needed.
Cast members must be available for the following and these dates must also be listed on a conflict calendar.
-Rehearsals – Tuesday – Thursday evenings and Saturdays from October 5 – November 30 (exceptions are October, 31, November, 26, 27, and 28).
-Double Tech (p.m. and evening) – Sunday, December, 1.
-Tech Week – Monday – Wednesday, December, 2, 3, 4.
-Sponsor Nights – Thursday, December, 5, Tuesday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 17.
-Performances – December, 6 – 22 (weekdays 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.). Only dark days are Mondays, December, 9, 16.
All these dates must also be listed on a conflict calendar.
A cast of 20 is required. Characters are listed below:
Adults – Scrooge (Male 50-70s), Bob Cratchit (Male 20-40s), Gentleman No: 1/Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present/Businessman No: 1 (Male 30-50s), Gentleman No: 2/young Scrooge/Topper/Business No: 2 (Male 20-30s), Fred/Dick Wilkins/father/Caroline’s husband (Male 20-30s), Marley/pawnbroker Joe/poulterer (Male 20-50s), Mrs Pipchin/Mrs Fezziwig (Female 30-50s), Ghost of Christmas Past/Mary/Mrs Dilber (Female 20s), Belle/Ruth/skater/Caroline (Female 20s), Miss Fezziwig/Mrs Cratchit (Female 20-40s), Ghost of Christmas Future/ensemble (Female 50-70s), fiddler (Male/Female any age).
Children – Tiny Tim (Male/Female), boy Scrooge/Belle family child/turkey boy (Male), Peter Cratchit/Belle family child (Male), youngest Cratchit child/Ignorance (Male), Fan/Belle family child (Female), Martha/Miss Fezziwig (Female), urchin/Belinda/Belle family child (Female), youngest Cratchit girl/Want (Female).
To download an audition form click HERE.
Audition Notice for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Books and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the Novel by Roy Horniman
Directed by Frank D. Shutts II
Produced by Mary Beth Smith-Toomey
Music Direction by Christopher Tomasino
Choreographed by Stefan Sittig
Auditions: Saturday, October 26 starting at 2pm and Sunday, October 27 starting at 7pm.
Callbacks: Tuesday, October 29 (invitation only)
Performances: January 18 – February 8, 2020
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a high-style, British romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires trained actors who have great comic skills and sing beautifully. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. There is also an ensemble of six, all of whom play important roles throughout the play; solo singing required by all. British accents are required for all roles, a dialect coach will be provided. All auditionees should prepare 32 bars of music in the style of the show.
Audition Notes: Prior to auditions, please be familiar with the original cast recording as it will greatly assist you with this show, especially if you are called back. Audition pianist will be provided. Please choose music that is appropriate to this show. Ladies who sing alto, regrettably, unless you have a solid A5, this show is not for you. Questions? Email producer Mary Beth Smith- Toomey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY: (late 30s – mid 50s): Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina are a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types). Baritone (B2-F4)
MONTY NAVARRO: (early 30s – mid 40s): Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top and solid low. (A2 to high A4)
SIBELLA: (late 20s to mid-30s): Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Soprano – Operatic, legit (F#/Gb3-A5) Character mezzo (low F# to high A – belting not required.)
PHOEBE: (early 20s – early 30s): Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Operatic/ legit (B3-C#/Db6. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Open to performers from a strong legit vocal background. Note: Audition piece should show coloratura ability.
MISS SHINGLE: (late 40s – mid 60s): A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Excellent vocal technique is not necessary. Should be comfortable with music hall style singing. Soprano A3-A5.
ENSEMBLE:[WOMAN #1] Late 40s – 60s, TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Soprano – legit (F#/Gb3-A5) [WOMAN #2] Mid 20s – mid 30s. Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. Covers SIBELLA and PHOEBE. G to high C. Note: If auditioning for this track, please choose a song that shows coloratura ability for Miss Barley. [WOMAN #3] 30s – late 40s. Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited at times, but comically so. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Soprano – Legit (F#/Gb3 – A5).
[MAN #1] 20s – mid 30s. Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A2 to high A4.
[MAN #2] Early 30s – 40s. A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Baritone C2 (low C) – G#/Ab4
[MAN #3] Mid 20s – 40s. A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. Tenor. A#/Bb3-A#/Bb4).
To download an audition form click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
Moonlight & Magnolias
December 14-15, 2019
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.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
20/21 LTA Call for Directors
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is seeking directors for the 2020-2021 season. For consideration, please submit all the following material by September 16, 2019. Please submit your packet of material as one PDF. If interested in being considered for more than one show, please submit a separate and complete PDF for each. We have prepared an FAQ document available here
All director submissions should include the following:
• A Letter of Interest 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. Other 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.
Have questions? Click here to view FAQ document. Question that wasn’t covered? Contact LTASeasonalPlanning@gmail.com.
July 2020 Musical: Sister Act
Sept 2020 Play: Fences
Oct 2020 Play: Wait Until Dark
December 2020 Show: A Christmas Carol
Jan/Feb 2021 Musical: LTA has secured the rights to a musical with a 1970s pop sound set in the Mediterranean*
March 2021 Play: Prelude to a Kiss
April/May 2021 PLay: Mary Stuart
June 2021 Play: Directors Choice: The Revolutionists, director already selected**
*Winter Musical: Due to another theater having rights to this musical prior to LTA, we are not authorized to advertise the title until mid 2020. Prior to applying, please contact email@example.com for more information.
**More info on Director’s Choice: A director for director’s choice has already been selected.
To Submit an Application: Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16, 2019, with the subject line, “Director Application 2019.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted October 2 and October 6. Please note: due to the large amount of applications we generally receive, 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 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
Ruby Griffith Award Winners!
Congratulations to the crew and cast of The Savannah Disputation! They received the regional Ruby Griffith Award for 2018-19 “Outstanding Achievement in a Play.”
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: October 5, November 16. For ages 18 and up.