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Audition for The Little Theatre

READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT?

Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointments, and everyone is welcome! As a community theatre we encourage non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

At the audition you will fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  Your photo will be take for reference. 

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. 

At The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem everyone is welcome to audition and no role is cast before auditions take place.

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org

Audition Workshop

July 12, 2024, 6:00PM

The Little Theatre Offices

419 N Spruce St.

Ever wanted to audition but didn't know what to expect or where to begin?

This workshop will put you through all of the steps of our usual audition without any of the stress. This is the time to try out auditioning, ask questions and get feed back. There will be an acting, singing and choreography portion led by experienced performers and production team members. T

No one working on a 90th season production will be present.

The Following Songs will be available for your audition piece.

Soprano Will He Like Me? (She Loves Me)

Alto-Nobody Does it Like Me (Seesaw) (start at :35)

Or There’s A Fine Line (Avenue Q)

Tenor-Ten minutes Ago (Cinderella)

Baritone-Soon it’s Gonna Rain (The Fantasticks)  (Start :50-2:24)

Young female-I Know It’s Today (Shrek)

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AUDITIONS FOR

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie


Directed by Elizabeth J. Rief

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions: Monday, July 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm

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

in downtown Winston-Salem

 

There are roles available for 3 women (ages 20s-60s) and 8 men (ages 20s-70s).

 

Please read the character descriptions and performance schedule 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.

 

The first read through will tentatively be held Monday, July 22 at 7 pm, and rehearsals will generally be held Monday-Friday evenings.

This is subject to change depending on the cast’s availability.

 

PERFORMANCES

September 6-8 & 12-15, 2024

Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinees at 2 pm

All performances will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre

209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Ten strangers with dark secrets arrive on a remote island, trapped by a storm and stalked by a ruthless killer. One by one, the guests are murdered according to the foreboding lines of an eerie nursery rhyme. Feel the rising tension and growing dread as the killer closes in on their next victim.

Will justice be served?

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

All characters can be portrayed by any ethnicity.

 

All characters are British and will need to have either a Standard British or Cockney accent. Feel free to “bring” yours to the audition!  We will also work on accents during the rehearsal process.

 

Thomas Rogers (30s - 50s) He is a competent, middle-aged manservant. He and his wife were hired to handle housekeeping and cooking for the guests on Soldier Island.

 

Ethel Rogers (30s - 50s) Thomas’ wife, she is a worried, frightened-looking woman. She and her husband were hired to handle housekeeping and cooking for the guests on Soldier Island.

 

Vera Claythorne (20s) She is a school teacher who comes to the island to act as a secretary for the mysterious owners.  She is practical and careful but also a romantic.

 

Phillip Lombard (25-30s) He is attractive, resourceful and creative, always cracking jokes. He used to be a soldier in Africa and has been hired to watch out for any trouble that may occur on Soldier Island.

 

Anthony Marston (20s) A creature of sensation and of action, he is a rich, athletic, and handsome youth. He likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience. (This role may also double with Fred Narracott. See below.)

 

Emily Brent (40s-60s) She is a Bible-thumping, self-righteous old biddy who never consciously feels any remorse.

 

Sir Lawrence Wargrave (50s-70s) Lately retired from the bench, he is obsessed with justice - and with death. He is a hanging judge and speaks in acid tones. When the guests realize they are being hunted and killed, they turn to him because of his air of authority and leadership skills.

 

Dr. Armstrong (40s-50s) A successful doctor who comes to Soldier Island to tend to the ill Mrs. Owen. He is preoccupied with maintaining his reputation and success.

 

William Blore (40s-60s) An ex-police inspector who is hired to come to the island under false pretenses.  He is practical and careful but has very little imagination.  Well-built, his experience inspires others to look to him for advice.  His attempts at blending in with the more refined guests makes for a comedic effect.

 

General Mackenzie (60s - 70s) A general in WWI, he is the oldest guest on the island. Still proud, but losing his grip on reality. Upright, soldierly, but gentle and kind man with a tired face.

 

Fred Narracott (20s-50s) A boatman who brings supplies and guests to Soldier Island. He appears onstage at the beginning of the play and is referred to throughout. (This role may also double with Anthony Marston. See above.)

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AUDITIONS FOR

Little Shop of Horrors

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken


Directed by Chad Edwards

Music Directed by Dan Dodson

Choreographed by Thao Nguyen

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions: Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, August 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm

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

in downtown Winston-Salem

 

Roles are available for men and women aged 18+.

Character descriptions for lead roles are listed below.

 

Please prepare 16-32 measures of a song that shows off your voice and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Auditionees may also bring recorded accompaniment; a cappella is permitted but discouraged.

 

The audition will include choreography, so please dress comfortably,

and bring your jazz shoes (if you have them).

 

The first read-through will tentatively be held August 19, and rehearsals will generally be held Monday-Friday evenings.

This is subject to change depending on the cast’s availability.

 

PERFORMANCES

October 18-20, 24-27 & November 1-3, 2024

Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Additional Saturday, November 2 matinee at 2 pm

All performances will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre

209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

All characters can be portrayed by any ethnicity.

 

Seymour Krelborn: An insecure, put-upon, florists’ clerk who becomes the hero of the story; above all, he is a sweet, genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Vocal range: A2-G4, Baritone/Tenor

 

Audrey: The secret love of Seymour’s life, also employed at the shop; she has a damaged sense of self-worth and no education; she is vulnerable to a fault. Vocal range: G#3-D5, controlled belt, Contralto/Mezzo-Soprano

 

Mr. Mushnik: Seymour's boss and father figure; he owns a failure of a run-down East Side florist shop; under a gruff and blustery exterior he cares about Audrey and Seymour; a good man at heart but overcome by the temptations of wealth. Vocal range: G2-G4, Baritone/Tenor

 

Orin Scrivello: Audrey’s handsome, dentist boyfriend, he is narcissistic, arrogant, and abusive to Audrey; in spite of all this, he is a charmer in a "bad boy" kind of way. This actor may also play other minor roles such as Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin. Vocal range: G2- G4, Baritone/Tenor

 

Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon: Strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tight choreographed movement; seeking diverse actors for these characters; these three female "street urchins" function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing); they’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what’s going on, with a “we know something you don’t” attitude. Vocal range: Ab3-F5, three-part tight harmonies, Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano

The Voice of Audrey II: A sweet-talking, street-smart, rhythm and blues version of the devil; provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets; his voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. This actor may also play other minor roles such as a bum, a customer of the shop, and a radio voice. Vocal range: G2-G4, Baritone/Tenor

Audrey II Puppeteer*: A man-eating plant that is a cross between a giant Venus flytrap and an avocado; a non-speaking puppeteer (experience not required) who manipulates various stages of the plant as it gets bigger; the role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy final puppet. This actor may also play other minor roles such as a bum and a customer of the shop. Vocal range: Any

 

Additional Puppeteers*: There may be a small ensemble of up to three strong singers/actors to appear in two or three numbers in the show; they may also portray various people on the street, bums, and florist shop customers. These performers will also serve as additional puppeteers for the larger versions of the plant. Vocal range: Any

 

*All puppeteers must be comfortable working in tight spaces. Both puppets are operated virtually blind, in the dark, requiring puppeteers to sit motionless for long periods of time inside the puppet while onstage. Puppeteers may double as other sizes of the plant. These are non-speaking roles, but depending on the talent, these actors may assume ensemble roles in Act 1. 

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