AUDITIONS 2018-2019

A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 8 & 9, 2018 – 7:00pm at JLT
Directed by Breana Clark
Performance Dates:  December 5-9, 2018
A Big Band, Christmas Spectacular featuring the best Christmas
hits, along with some new classics to enjoy.  Set in 1952, the Collins Lounge
in Downtown Cleveland is broadcasting their Christmas special,
“A  Swingin’ Little Christmas.”  The troupe of local artists are trying to
achieve fame with this broadcast, but it won’t happen without some
hiccups along the way.  This show will have you clapping along,
tapping your toes and laughing in no time!
Needed:  5 female & 5 male singer/actors
Dancing & ability to move on stage a plus.

7 Children’s parts – ability to tap required.
6 Dancers
Up to 4 non-singing, speaking roles.
Very interested in performers of various ages!
Please come with a  Christmas song of your choice prepared.
Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.  If you do
not have a prepared song, be ready to sing “Jingle Bells”.
All auditioneers will participate in a short dance audition.  
Those interested in being dancers should come prepared to
do a more extensive dance audition.
Children should come prepared to sing and tap.
Please contact Breana Clark with additions questions:
breananicole@gmail.com or 417 483-2512.
Or the JLT office during regular office hours 417 623-3638.

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LOST IN YONKERS
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 10 & 11 – 7:00pm at JLT
Directed by Greg Swartz
Performance Dates:  Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2019
When teen-age brothers, Arty and Jay, are forced to move in with their
strict German grandmother, their childlike aunt and their gangster uncle, they
can’t help but feel a little lost.  Filled with laughter, tears and insight,
Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play explores themes of family,
independence, courage and the complex relationship people have with
those they love.
Director’s Note:  The roles of Arty and Jay are not
small parts.  Both boys appear in almost every
scene in the play.
Audition packets (coming soon) will contain a scene or monologue from
the play, which the director will ask you to perform.  It is not necessary
to memorize it, but you may if you wish.  There will also be cold readings
of additional scenes.  The director recommends you familiarize yourself
with the entire play, to better understand the characters and situations
beforehand.  You may attend either or both of the two audition sessions.
Character Descriptions:
Grandma Kunitz: 50-70 years old.  The hard-as-steel matriarch.  She loves
her family but coldly keeps her emotions hidden.  (Must speak with German accent)
Bella: 30-40 years old.  Grand’s sweet, simple daughter, whose childhood traumas
left her emotionally and mentally arrested.  She struggles to gain her independence.
Eddie:  30-40 years old.  Bella’s kind, yet cautious older brother,
a recent widower, uncomfortably estranged from his mother.
Jay:  15-16 years old.  Eddie’s upright eldest son.
Timid, yet anxious to prove he’s ready to grow up.
Arty:  12-13 years old.  Jay’s precocious younger brother.  
Sometimes childish, but wise and witty beyond his years.
Uncle Louie:  30-40 years old.  Eddie’s smart-mouthed, small-time gangster
brother.  Quick-tempered and fiercely protective of his family.
Aunt Gert:  30-40 years old.  Bella’s sister.  Quiet, yet with a uniquely
unusual speech impediment.

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STALAG 17
Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 4-5, 2019 – 7:00pm at JLT
Directed by Tegan Whited
Performance Dates:  March 27-31, 2019
A comedy-drama telling the story of a group of American airmen held in a
German prison camp during World War II.  The prisoners have organized to
combat isolation, low morale and boredom.  The camaraderie and easy
bantering between the men fill the play with comic relief, but there is
also the serious side about the effects of war and imprisonment.
Needed: 21 males – wide range of ages 18 and up (no female roles)
Audition requirements:  Nothing prepared.  There will be cold readings
from the script.  (Select scenes may be made available prior to auditions)
Knowledge of German a plus:  Several characters speak German, several
characters speak English with a German accent.
One character does impressions of famous actors of the time:
Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant,
Gary Cooper, Clark Gable.

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9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick
Auditions:  Monday & Tuesday, April 1-2, 2019 – 7:00pm at JLT
Directed by James Boone
Performance Dates:  May 29-June 2, 2019
On AUDITION day the doors will open at 6:30pm for you to sign in
at the registration table.  Please come prepared to sing 16 measures
of a song that will highlight your singing.
A pianist will be available for you.
Please have your music marked and ready for the accompanist.
Song MUST be sung by memory.  DO NOT sing songs from the show.
You will be learning choreography for one of the songs in the
production.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
An online audition form MUST be completed before you audition.
For information about the show schedules and the online form visit
www.justthemix.com, along with more information about characters and
audition info.  This is a cast of 26:  3 female principles (20s-40s);
male principle (20s-40s); 7 female features/ensemble (20s and up);
5 male features/ensemble (20s and up); 1 male/feature/ensemble
(teens-20s); 5 female ensemble (teens-adult); 4 male ensemble (teens-adult).

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For full information on all upcoming auditions contact the 
JLT office, 417 623-3638, during regular office hours.
Keep checking website for updates.