Our shows are typically about a 3-month commitment from audition to strike. The rehearsal schedule is up to the director, but usually, most people involved in our community theater are not free until after 5:00 pm. We usually reserve the weekends for building/painting the set and run rehearsals Monday through Friday from 7-9:00 pm, however that doesn’t necessarily mean you are there all that time. Many directors will group together scenes with the same characters in them and only call the actors in those scenes to rehearse. So, depending on your part, you could be at fewer rehearsals or be called to come in later than 7:00 pm or leave before 9:00 pm, etc. However, some directors ask the whole cast to be there the whole time. Directors might give you a calendar of rehearsals that is subject to change. Our advice is to show up for auditions with your calendar of conflicts (class/work schedule, dentist appointments, friend’s wedding, etc.) and check the audition sheet. Typically, the form you fill out lists the show’s performance dates (which are mandatory since we don’t usually use understudies/swings) and gives you a general idea of when that director is expecting to hold rehearsals. We realize this is a lot of “usually” and “typically,” but hopefully, that gives you a better idea of what kind of time commitment to expect when doing a show at Boise Little Theater. Thank you for your interest in creating theater with us!

Past Season 73 Auditions

The Book of Will
by Lauren Gunderson  
Director – Paul Archibeque
September 4-5, 10-13, 17-19, 2020 (Comedy/Drama; Ages 13+ language)
Auditions were held at BLT from 2:00-5:00 pm, June 13 & 14, 2020.
Cast List:
  • Bradley Campbell: Henry Condell
  • Justin Tharpe: John Heminges
  • Curtis Ransom: Richard Burbage/William Jaggard/Horatio
  • Courtney Ransom: Elizabeth Condell/Fruit Seller/Marcellus
  • Diana Holdridge: Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway/Emilia Bassano Lanier
  • Darin Vickery: Ralph Crane/Barman/Compositor/Francisco
  • Suzi Kromer: Alice Heminges/Susannah Shakespeare
  • David Ybarra: Ed Knight/Isaac Jaggard
  • Isaac Green: Marcus/Boy Hamlet/Crier/Bernardo
  • Jonathan Perry: Ben Jonson/Barman 2/Sir Edward Dering

Boise Little Theater did things a little differently for this audition and we thank all who came out! We were cautiously optimistic that if the stages of reopening continued as planned, we would be able to open our first show, “The Book of Will” by Lauren Gunderson, on time, September 4, 2020. Although we want to continue to educate and entertain our community we also want to be responsible community members. We asked our auditioners to support our little theater in this by altering their behavior for the benefit of community members who might need it. We are grateful that auditioners were very compliant with our requests. Unfortunately, since the CDH ordered Ada County back to Stage 3 on June 24, 2020, the rehearsal process of this play was halted and it will not be produced this season.

***Boise Little Theater’s Board of Directors has decided based on the CDH orders and stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan that Heathers the Musical will not be produced this season.***

Heathers: The Musical
by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
Director – Todd Ryan King
Choreographer – Katie Shuter Rompala
Musical Director – Decker Hinckley
October 16-17, 22-25, 29-31, 2020 (Dark Musical Comedy; Ages 13+ strong language, alcohol, drugs, gunshots/gun violence, and intense adult themes such as suicide, murder, sexual acts)

***Boise Little Theater’s Board of Directors has decided based on the CDH orders and Ada County’s stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan that the musical “Winter Wonderettes” will not be produced this season.***

Winter Wonderettes
by Roger Bean
Directors – Greg Finley and Patti Finley
November 27-29, December 3-6, 10-12, 2020 (Musical Comedy; All Ages)
No auditions. BLT welcomes back the cast of “The Marvelous Wonderettes!”

***Boise Little Theater’s Board of Directors has decided based on the CDH orders and Ada County’s stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan that “Noises Off” will not be produced this season.***
Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
Director – Jeanna Vickery
January 15-16, 21-24, 28-30, 2021 (Farce; Ages 13+ language and adult situations)

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball
Director – Wendy Koeppl
Live Streaming: April 9-10, 2021 (“Slice of Life;” Ages 13+ for language and adult situations)
Cast List:
  • Frances: Aria Hroma
  • Meredith: Evie Elkins
  • Trisha: Taryn Nicely
  • Georgeanne: Jillian Durrant
  • Mindy: Sarah Wright
  • Tripp: Rob Love

***Boise Little Theater’s Board of Directors has decided to reschedule “God of Carnage” to another season.***

God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
Director – Bradley Campbell
April 16-17, 22-25, 29-30, & May 1, 2021 (Dramatic Comedy; Ages 13+)
Auditions in the BLT Green Room from 2:00-5:00 pm, February 27 & 28, 2021.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Director – Diana Holdridge
May 28-29, June 3-6, 10-12, 2021 (Comedy; All Ages)
Auditions were held by appointment only on March 28th & April 3rd, 2021.

I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who auditioned for A Midsummer Night’s Dream! It was such a joy to see so many wonderful people and I enormously appreciate everyone’s time and talent! If I was not able to cast you this time, please absolutely come back and audition again for future shows. We have a wonderful next season ahead and will need lots of great people. –#DirectorDiana

Cast List:
  • Oberon: Justin Tharpe
  • Titania: Danielle DeVall
  • Puck: Taryn Nicely
  • Theseus: David Ybarra
  • Hippolyta: Jasmine Ariel
  • Hermia: Megan Archibeque
  • Lysander: Jake Atkinson
  • Helena: Aubrielle Holly
  • Demetrius: Isaac Green
  • Egeus: Ted Williamson
  • Philostrate: Katie Shuter Rompala
  • Bottom: Darin Vickery
  • Peter Quince: Jeanna Vickery
  • Flute/Thisbe: Rob Love
  • Snout/Wall: Shannon Peterson
  • Snug/Lion: Ryan Craker
  • Starveling/Moonshine: Brynn LaFluer
  • First Fairy: Elke Verden
  • Peaseblossom: Eliza Archibeque
  • Cobweb: Linnae Werhane
  • Moth: Lilian Thornes
  • Mustardseed: KD Cooper

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