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READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT?

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

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
directed by Steffanie Vaughan

 

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, October 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Callbacks on Tuesday, October 19
at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

Please read the character descriptions below.

Auditions will consist of reading from sides.

 

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

 

REHEARSAL

Rehearsals will begin the week of November 1.

PERFORMANCES

December 10-19, 2021
at Reynolds Place Theatre
251 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

This sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set two years after the novel ends. The beloved Bennet sisters and their spouses are gathered at the Darcy home for Christmas when bookish middle sister Mary unexpectedly encounters shy Arthur de Bourgh. In him, she finds a kindred spirit and intellectual equal. But, since Arthur is a “single man in possession of a good fortune,” she’s hardly his only suitor. Mary must learn to be the heroine of her own story in this charming holiday romance.

 

ROLES

Roles are available for 4 women (ages 18-29) and 3 men (ages 18-35).

All characters can be any ethnicity.

Actors should demonstrate wittiness, ability to land a joke, and be prepared to perform in an upper-class English accent (RP).

MARY BENNET

(female/18-26) –  finally coming into her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious, and lively, but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live life to the fullest.

ARTHUR DE BOURGH
(male/18-26) –  a studious, unsociable only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.

 

ELIZABETH DARCY

(female/18-27) – married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming, and witty. A fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister, Jane.

 

FITZWILLIAM DARCY

(male/25-35) – a loving, generous, and smart (if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.

 

JANE BINGLEY

(female/18-29) - married to Mr. Bingley. She is 7 months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house.

 

CHARLES BINGLEY

(male/25-35) - gracious, happy, and ever-focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend and always ready with a smile. Somewhat nervous about impending fatherhood.

LYDIA WICKHAM

(female/18+, to play 17) - flirtatious, braggadocious, and selfish. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She also won’t admit that she desperately needs the love of her family.

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Image by Annie Spratt