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Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We try to keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointment is required, and everyone is welcome!  We'll have you fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  We'll also take your photo.  For plays, you'll be asked to do cold readings ("sides"); for musicals, you'll sing a song you've prepared and possibly learn a short choreography routine. 
Details about upcoming auditions are below.

 

The Little Theatre believes in non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org

 

AUDITIONS FOR

Out of Order

By: Ray Cooney


Directed by: Jim McKeny

 

Please note:  All volunteers who will be working or performing in any of the Arts Council venues must be able to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination.

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Monday, February 7

from 6:30-8:30pm

 

Callbacks on Wednesday February 9


at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

in downtown Winston-Salem

 Please read the character descriptions below.

Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.

PERFORMANCES

April 8-10 & 14-17, 2022

Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm;

Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Additional matinee Saturday, April 16, at 2pm

at the Hanesbrands Theatre,

209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

When Tory Junior Minister Richard Willey tries to spend the evening at the Westminster Hotel with Jane, a secretary for the Opposition, things don't go quite as planned - starting with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel room’s sash window.  With the help of Richard’s well-intentioned private secretary, George Pigden, and the arrival of several unwanted visitors, the situation goes from bad to worse to uproarious in record time.

ROLES

There are roles available for 6 men (ages 20-70) and

4 women (ages 35-60).

All characters can be any ethnicity.

All characters, with the exception of the Italian maid, are

British and will need to have either a Standard British or Cockney accent.

Feel free to “bring” yours to the audition! 

Accents will also be worked on during the rehearsal process.

Richard Willey - a suave and successful man and a Junior Minister in the Government of the day
The Manager - a severe man
The Waiter - a nimble and wily old servant
The Maid - a plump Italian woman in her fifties
Jane Worthington - an attractive but ditzy young lady
A Body - a nondescript middle-aged man
George Pigden - an upright pleasant man of nervous disposition (must be willing to kiss/make out with actresses)
Ronnie - an angry young man(must be willing to perform in various stages of undress – no nudity)
Pamela - an attractive sophisticated woman in her forties (must be willing to kiss/make out with actresses)
Gladys - a bossy but attractive woman in her forties (must be willing to kiss/make out with actresses)

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AUDITIONS FOR

The Sound of Music

Music by: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse


Directed by Seph Schonekas

Music Directed by Daniel Dodson

Choreography by Becky Zayas

Please note:  All volunteers who will be working or performing in any of the Arts Council venues must be able to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination.

AUDITION DETAILS

Actors ages 6-15

Saturday, March 12

from 10:00am-12noon

Actors 16+

Monday and Tuesday March 14-15

from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Callbacks on Tuesday March 22


at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

in downtown Winston-Salem

 Please read the character descriptions below.

Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.

PERFORMANCES

June 10-12, 16-19 & 23-26, 2022

Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm;

Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 pm

at the Hanesbrands Theatre,

209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Set in Austria in 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power.  Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Edelweiss,” "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

ROLES

Roles are available for 6 men (ages 17-60), 8 women (ages 16-60),

4 girls (ages 6-15), and 2 boys (ages 10-14).

All characters can be any ethnicity.

Adults:

 

Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, 20-30):  A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination. Guitar playing a plus.

 

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, 35-45):  A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very militant in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined. 

 

Max Detweiller/Ensemble (tenor/baritone, 30+):  Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family. 

 

Elsa Schrader/Ensemble (mezzo soprano, 30-45):  A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

 

Mother Abbess/Ensemble (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress):  Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind. 

 

Sister Berthe/Ensemble (alto):  Mistress of Novices, prudish, strait-laced with a quick tongue, less tolerant than other nuns. 

 

Sister Margaretta/Ensemble (mezzo):  Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

 

Sister Sophia/Ensemble (soprano):  Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

 

Franz/Ensemble:  The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause. 

 

Frau Schmidt/ Ensemble:  The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

 

Herr Zeller/ Ensemble:  Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

 

Rolf Gruber/Ensemble (low tenor, dance, 17):  Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

 

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, to play age 16):  The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

 

 

Youth:

 

Friedrich von Trapp (to play age 14):  Tough exterior, very much trying to be "the man" of the family.

 

Louisa von Trapp (to play age 13):  Rebellious attitude.

 

Kurt von Trapp (to play age 10, falsetto):  Gentle and mischievous.

 

Brigitta von Trapp (to play age 9):  Smart, reads a lot.

 

Marta von Trapp (to play age 7):  Very sweet and gentle.

 

Gretl von Trapp (to play age 6):  Must have the cute factor.

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