Effective September 1, 2022
LTA will be returning to pre-COVID full seating capacity, and will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or PCR testing to attend our performances. However, we will still be requiring all persons attending to wear a mask indoors
, including during the performance.

On Stage

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol logo
wait
Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2023
Fences
Feb 25 – March 18, 2023
Rumors
April 22 – May 13, 2023
Rumors
June 3 – 24, 2023
Design for Murder logo
CLOSED: NOV 2022
Something Rotten logo
CLOSED: AUG 2022

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

LTA Announces Auditions for the Role of Pablo in Sister Act
Sister Act is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. WWW.mtishows.com

Sister Act music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and additional material by Douglas Carter Beane.

LTA Sister Act Director: Michael J. Baker, Jr.
LTA Sister Act Music Director: Colin Taylor
LTA Sister Act Vocal Director: Steve McBride
LTA Sister Act Choreographer: Kathleen McCormack
LTA Sister Act Producers: Alan Wray and Kadira Coley

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 those of all ages. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Sister Act Plot from MTI:
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, by doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found Sisterhood.

Special Note: LTA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as the visually and hearing-impaired, to attend every audition.

Audition Call
Little Theatre of Alexandria is announcing a second call for the role of Pablo(a). This role is not gender specific. Here is the description. You may also play other ensemble roles.

Pablo(a): One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Gender: N/A – 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4. Fluency in Espanol is desired.

When to audition: Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenroom at the Little Theatre of Alexandria – 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Submit a show suggestion to be considered for LTA’s 2024-2025 Season!

If you submit a show ultimately selected to be performed at LTA, you will receive a free pair of tickets! Things to know before completing the form:

  • Shows must be published and be available to perform. Shows that do not have rights available or are not published will NOT be considered.
  • Shows must have at least 4 cast members to be considered.
  • Show recommendation does not guarantee selection. The LTA Board (in consultation with a volunteer reading committee) will make the final decision on what shows will be selected.
  • A maximum of two scripts may be submitted; additional submissions will not be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • We are not accepting original scripts without a production history at professional and/or community theaters.
  • If you have submitted a play within the last 2 years, please do not resubmit the same titles.
  • Do not submit shows performed within the last 10 seasons at LTA, or the last 4 seasons at another local community theater. Previous LTA seasons availablehere:https://thelittletheatre.com/about-lta/#history

Access the form hereDeadline for submissions, January 18, 2023.

Interested in serving on LTA’s Play Selection Committee for the 2024-2025 Season?

The Play Reading Committee is responsible for reading plays that may be suitable for production at LTA and narrowing down the shows. The Committee then makes recommendations to the Board on shows for the following season. The Board takes the recommendations and makes the ultimate determination on what LTA’s season will be. This committee is key in reading many shows and judging each one based on technical needs, suitability for LTA and many other factors.

Serving on the committee requires being a member of LTA (or willing to join if selected) and will entail reading multiple shows sent over email and attending 2-3 in-person or virtual meetings this spring to determine the Committee’s recommendations to the Board. Committee members must be willing and able to email and read scripts sent online and must be comfortable navigating google drive spreadsheets and folders.

To apply to serve on the committee, complete the form. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2023.

Director Selection Chair, Larry Gray and Eleanor Tapscott, LTA’s Governor of Seasonal Planning announce a Call for Directors 2023-24 Season

For a full overview, including the planned season, and guidelines for applying, please use this link:
http://www.thelittletheatre.com/opportunities/#directing

Dear members,

I am excited for you to meet Aracely Ode our new Chair of the Welcome and Inclusion Committee. (Formerly known as DEI – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

Aracely moved here from Peru in April 2020.  Her daughter Ilanah takes classes at LTA on a scholarship.  Aracely volunteers at LTA at the Will Call Box and as an Usher.   Aracely learned about our theatre when a friend invited her to see the Will Rogers one man show.  She was overjoyed to find a theatre near where she lives in Old Town Alexandria.

Aracely has been involved in the theatre her whole life.  She taught theatre and English classes in elementary schools as well as acted and directed at theatres in Peru.  She received her degree in Communications, Art & Science from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, Peru.

When I asked her why she wanted to Chair the Welcome and Inclusion Committee her response was, “Diversity is important especially now a days.  I want to promote values of accepting our differences.  Theatre is for everybody.  No matter age, political affiliation, race.  Theatre is a way to communicate and express without judging.”      She had me at “Theatre is for everybody.”

Please say hello to Aracely when you see her at the theatre.  Also, if you were a previous member of the DEI committee or would like to join the new Committee, please email me or Aracely at Aracely.ode.jaime@gmail.com

I hope to see you around the theatre.

Stacey Becker
Governor for Membership
membershipgovlta@gmail.com

The LTA Board of Governors released an updated Mission Statement and Code of Conduct.
Read or download the LTA Mission Statement & Code of Conduct here

Do you enjoy working on the technical aspects of theater? NextGenLTA is seeking a Tech Liaison to join the NextGen Committee. In this role, you’ll be helping find tech people to help with productions, help coordinate trainings for tech folks and much more, plus you’ll gain new friends and collaborators! Fill out our interest form here: https://forms.gle/4vT7EiddpWyf4WHJA 

AUDITIONS

To download an audition form click HERE.

If race is not integral to the script, LTA is actively committed to conscious, diverse casting.

NOTE:

  • 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.

LTA Announces Auditions for the Role of Pablo in Sister Act
Sister Act is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. WWW.mtishows.com

Sister Act music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and additional material by Douglas Carter Beane.

LTA Sister Act Director: Michael J. Baker, Jr.
LTA Sister Act Music Director: Colin Taylor
LTA Sister Act Vocal Director: Steve McBride
LTA Sister Act Choreographer: Kathleen McCormack
LTA Sister Act Producers: Alan Wray and Kadira Coley

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 those of all ages. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Sister Act Plot from MTI:
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, by doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found Sisterhood.

Special Note: LTA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as the visually and hearing-impaired, to attend every audition.

Audition Call
Little Theatre of Alexandria is announcing a second call for the role of Pablo(a). This role is not gender specific. Here is the description. You may also play other ensemble roles.

Pablo(a): One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Gender: N/A – 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4. Fluency in Espanol is desired.

When to audition: Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenroom at the Little Theatre of Alexandria – 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

LTA Announces Auditions for Lettice and Lovage

Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Juli Tarabek Blacker

Audition Location & Dates:
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Saturday, December 10, 2-5pm
Sunday, December 11, 6-9pm

Callbacks: December 13 by Invitation Only

Performance Dates: February 25 – March 18, 2023

For questions regarding this production and auditions, please email: asklta@thelittletheatre.com

*All persons attending auditions are required to wear a mask (even if vaccinated) during their time in our facilities and must also provide proof of full vaccination, including booster, against COVID-19. This policy allows us to avoid quarantining, in most cases, should someone be exposed to COVID, and to keep rehearsals and performances on schedule. Proof of vaccination can be a physical copy or digital photograph of your vaccination record.

Synopsis: Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London’s stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed nor entertained by Lettice’s freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her. Not one to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte in a battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.

Audition Notes

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

LTA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as d/Deaf, to attend every audition. Callbacks will include cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume, if you have them, and be ready to list all conflicts on a provided schedule. Rehearsals begin immediately and are usually Tuesday – Thursday nights and weekend afternoons until tech week.

Auditionees should be prepared to provide vaccination cards at the audition table and masks are required to be worn at all times, except when the actual audition occurs. All actors in the production must have provided proof of complete vaccination, including boosters; masks will not be worn when on stage and will be required during rehearsals at the discretion of the producers and director. Those cast must be, or must become, members of the Little Theatre of Alexandria at the performers rate or higher.

Lettice and Lovage Character Requirements

The characters of Lettice, Lotte, Miss Framer, and Mr. Bardolph will require a British accent.  You may audition with or without an accent, but we will ask to at least hear an accent in call backs.  There will be an accent coach working with these actors, so it does not need to already be polished.

This show will be set in contemporary Britain.  As such, there is no requirement for race/ethnicity.  Everyone is welcome for all roles.

LETTICE DOUFFET (F, 40-70): Lettice is an eccentric with a deep passion for history…and storytelling.  She is a strong person who not only marches to the beat of her own drummer, but her own band.  She has also spent some time in France, and so affects a French accent for certain words.

LOTTE SCHOEN (F, 40-60): Lotte works for the personnel department of the Preservation Trust.  While at first, she appears to be a bit of a rule follower, there are many levels to her character.  She is a hard worker and wants to avoid scandal.

MISS FRAMER (F, 20-40): Lotte’s assistant.  Slightly scattered, she is unsure of what to do with Lettice when she is called into the office. She is also somewhat terrified of her boss.

  1. BARDOLPH (M, 35-70): Lettice’s lawyer. He is unsure exactly what he has gotten himself into with his current client. He is competent but fairly by the book.

A SURLY MAN (M, 30+): A cranky visitor who doesn’t appreciate Lettice’s stories.  A British accent is preferred but not required for this role.  Will help the other VISITORS with scene changes (see below).

VISITORS TO FUSTIAN HOUSE (3-6 people, Any age): Just your average group of heritage tourists.  These are a mix of speaking and non-speaking roles in the first few scenes.  Speaking roles with NOT require an accent, though it is welcome.  Members of this group will be asked to help with shifting the scene between the house and Lettice’s apartment.  Please be honest on your audition form on whether you are willing to accept one of these roles.

Future audition dates:

Schiller’s Mary Stuart: February 25 and 26

The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years: April 1 and 2

Dates are subject to change, please check here for updates.

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