UPCOMING AUDITIONS

                             I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – A Musical/Drama/Comedy   
                                                                      Directed by Chet Fritz
                           AUDITIONS:  MONDAY & TUESDAY, OCT. 30 & 31, 7:00PM  at JLT
                               A faith-based story about a family right before World War II, complete
                                          with songs and radio shows from the big band swing era.
                                          Characters needed as follows:
THE FAMILY
Norma (30-35ish):  A young wife and mother whose husband, Pete, is a pilot/mechanic and is currently working on an airbase.  Independent and determined, yet vulnerable.  Her dream is for Pete to return home so that she might have her family and life back again.
Howard (65ish): Norma’s father.  His wife died during World War I from typhus.  He is wry, obstinate, but ultimately very wise.  He provides the audience the window into the family’s world.  His dream is for there to be peace on earth again.
Angie (25-30ish):  Norma’s younger sister, works in a bookstore and is single.  Impulsive, passionate, sensitive.  Her dream is to find romance.
Micky (8-10):  Norma’s son. Adventurous and inquisitive – his dream is to become a hero, find the ‘bad guys’ and defeat them.
Danny (25-30ish):  The mailman, somewhat clumsy and hapless, but charming.  He has a crush on Angie but is too shy to show it.
Sid (55-60ish):  The man downstairs, a retired car salesman who lives alone and plays the violin at all hours.
Lil (45-50ish):  The building maintenance supervisor, a job that she took over for her husband when he died.  How she handles the pipes is how she handles life.
THE RADIO SHOW
Jerry Brainerd (25-50ish):  The radio announcer who communicates a world with his voice.  A cross between Don Pardo and Paul Harvey.
6 Radio Actors, male and female, who will perform all the radio segments by sharing acting and sounds effects responsibility.
The Choir: (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Base) – 25-30 members
                                 MUST be able to read music
                                       (The Choir is an extremely important part of the production)
                                             Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script.
                                                      You will sing a familiar song from the score.
                                              Performance Dates:  December 13-17, 2017

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS – A Comedy/Drama
Directed by Tegan Whited
AUDITIONS:  MONDAY & TUESDAY, DEC. 4 & 5, 7:00PM at JLT
**Possible call-backs on Dec. 6**
A well-known and very popular play and movie about the
bond that six women share with their stories of life,
love and loss in a small Louisiana town.
Characters needed:
Truvy Jones (35-45): Owns the beauty shop; vivacious
Annelle DuPuy-DeSoto (18-24): newly hired assistant
Claire Belcher (55 to late 60s): Elegant; sophisticated
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (19): Pretty; strong-willed
M’Lynn Eatenton (40-50): Always knows what’s best; strong; stubborn
Puiser Boudreaux (55 to late 60s): Wealthy curmudgeon; tough; eccentric character
Director’s Notes:
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue
There will also be scenes read from the script
Please do not type yourself out; do not role type against the movie.

Any actress can be aged.
Performance Dates:  February 14-18, 2018

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GREATER TUNA – a Comedy
Directed by Lisa Olliges Green
AUDITION DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
A radio broadcast with two performers portraying an eclectic
band of citizens that make up this small town in rural America.
Needed:  2 men
Details will follow
Performance Dates:  March 21-25, 2018

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SHREK: THE MUSICAL – A Musical/Comedy
Directed by James Boone
AUDITIONS:  MONDAY & TUESDAY, MAR. 26 & 27, 7:00PM at JLT
This very popular movie/stage play comes to the JLT stage
with Ogre-sized fun for the whole family.
Needed: 8 males, age 25-45; 12 females, age 20-40
1 boy and 2 girls, age 7-12
Adult Ensemble:  11 men/women, age 20-25
Kids Ensemble:  13 boys/girls, age 8-18 (must tap) 
For Auditions:  Come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song that
will highlight your singing.  DO NOT sing songs from the show.

(An accompanist will be provided)
You will learn a part of a song from the show.
If auditioning for the Kids Ensemble bring your tap shoes.  You
will be taught a small tap number
Further information on the characters and requirements an be
found on www.justthemix.com.
Performance Dates:  May 30-June 3, 2018

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