Effective June 27, 2022
LTA will be returning to pre-COVID full seating capacity and will no longer be holding every 3rd seat for social distancing. However, we will still be requiring all persons attending to wear a mask,  AND to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

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December 3 – 17, 2022
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Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2023
Fences
Feb 25 – March 18, 2023
Rumors
April 22 – May 13, 2023
Rumors
June 3 – 24, 2023
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CLOSED: AUG 2022

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This year your subscription means more than any other in the storied history of The Little Theatre of Alexandria. For it is so much more than a mere package of tickets. It is support of a very special kind. Subscriptions are incredibly valuable to us, not only because they provide the seed money for a new season, but because subscriptions are your pledge to attend and support LTA in its mission to provide quality live theater to you and the community we serve.

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Design for Murder

Written by George Batson
Carol Strachan, Producer
Hilary Adams, Assistant Producer
Directed by Jessie Roberts

Audition Location & Dates:
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Saturday, August 20 at 10 am
Sunday, August 21 at 6 pm

Video Auditions are open for those who cannot attend either in-person audition.
Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on August 19.

Callbacks: August 23 by Invitation Only

Performance Dates: October 15 – November 5, 2022

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: This fast-moving, highly tense whodunit treats the audience to a remote mansion, a sleazy blackmailer, a trench coat clad detective and even a dark and stormy night. A once-wealthy mother and son struggle to keep up appearances at the old mansion but when a maid is murdered, everyone becomes a suspect.

Audition Notes

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

All races and ethnicities are welcome. 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; 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.

Design for Murder Character Requirements

David Granger (M) – Very charming. He is in his early 20’s

Louisa Cortlandt (F) – Elderly, over-vivacious and talkative.

Martha Brand (F) – Chic. Fortyish, she has a dry warmth. At times her sophistication has a note of weariness.

Kathy (F) – Maid. She seems to have a great deal of worldly experience but, at times, she can be almost winsome.

Celia Granger (F) – The lady of the house. She has a quiet dignity and warmth. She is aristocratic and respects tradition. Beneath her serenity, one senses the vitality and warmth.

Mrs. Hamilton (F) – Housekeeper and cook. About forty, tired and pale. A nervous woman, she seldom smiles.

Moreno (M) – Chauffeur. Mid-thirties. He is a cad.

Nora Taylor (F) – Maid. Mid-twenties. Nervous at first but strengthens.

Carlin (M) – Detective. About 40. Likeable. He is shrewd, with a wry knowledge of human behavior.

Brent (M) – Young policeman. (NB – one line at end of play.)

LTA Announces Auditions for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

Written by Ken Ludwig & Jack Ludwig
Directed by Madeleine Smith

Audition Location & Dates:
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Saturday, October 8 at 2pm
Sunday, October 9 at 6pm

Callbacks: October 11 by Invitation Only
Performance Dates: December 3 – December 17, 2022

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: Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer! Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, Tony award winner Ken Ludwig writes a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun!

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; 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.

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol Character Requirements

Monologues are preferable (1-2 min max,) but sides will be provided if no monologue is prepared. All ages may audition for any role.

TINY TIM

SCROOGE

CHARLOTTE

Ensemble includes:

MARLEY

PUPPET SELLER

PIE SELLER

BOOK SELLER

STEVENS

HOLLYFOOT

BOB CRATCHIT

FRED

FEZZIWIG

MRS. FEZZIWIG

YOUNG SCROOGE

BELLE

EMILY

MRS. CRACHIT

GHOST

GRAVEDIGGER

Future audition dates:

Sister Act: October 15 and 16

Lettice and Lovage: December 10 and 11

Schiller’s Mary Stuart: February 25 and 26

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

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