Auditions

Audition Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23: Children 2:00 - 4:00; Adults 3:00-5:00; Sunday, Sept. 24: All Ages 2:00 - 5:00

Needed: Principal Actors: 2 men age 40-50, 2 women to play 40ish, 5 boys to play ages 6 - 11, 2 girls to play ages 9 - 11. Also need some children as extras in the school scenes.

Character Breakdown:
RALPH an adult - the storyteller (also plays: THE COWBOY, THE TREE LOT OWNER, THE DELIVERY MAN, THE VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR
RALPHIE - Ralph at 9 years old
MOTHER - Ralphie's mother
THE OLD MAN - Ralphie's father (with a very colorful, but family-friendly vocabulary). Also plays SANTA CLAUS
RANDY - Ralphie's little brother
MISS SHIELDS - Ralphie's teacher
FLICK - Ralphie's friend and classmate. Also plays DESPERADO ONE
SCHWARTZ - A friend and classmate. Also plays DESPERADO TWO
ESTHER JANE - a classmate
HELEN - a classmate
SCUT FARKAS - a bully
Other school children (they will not be needed for every rehearsal)

Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: A Christmas Story
by Philip Grecian; Directed by Patti Finley
November 24, 25, 26, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 2017

The Story: Set in the midwest in the 1940s, this comedy follows 9 year old Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The consistent response to his request: "You'll shoot your eye out." All the elements from the movie are here, including Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.
Audition Date/Time: N/APlay information: Beer for Breakfast
by Sean Grennan; Directed by Helene Myers
Jan 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2018

The Story: A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment and a stroke spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues. Will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all?
Audition Date/Time: Sunday December 10, 2pm-4pm; Monday December 11, 6:30-8:00pm; Boise Little Theater Green Room
Needed: 1 man and 1 woman in their 20's
3 women, late 50's to late 60's

Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: Exit Laughing
by Paul Elliott; Directed by Wendy Koeppl
March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 2018

The Story:When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involving a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.
Audition Date/Time: January 13th & 14th, from 12pm- 5pm; Boise Little Theater Green Room
Needed: 8 Men / 5 Women age 20-65
You will need a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue "NOT FROM THE PLAY DEATH OF A
SALESMAN"
There will also be cold readings from the script.
Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller; Directed by Frank White
April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 2018

The Story: BLT proudly presents Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Death of a
Salesman", this highly acclaimed play has won countless Tony's and is
considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Through this
amazingly dramatic story we get to experience the visceral loss of identity
and a man's inability to accept change in himself as he experiences his loss
of, or never even realized, The American Dream, we watch him internally fight
the lifelong denial of his lack of success and the lie that his life
represents. We see the poignant and raw vulnerability of his life reviewed
and relived through his eyes and the obvious and yet unaware disconnect with
his family while he unwittingly and even tragically drags his family through
this very dark corridor of his self-created reality. The tragedy of a life
miss-lived, the pain of his self-denied reality and the reflection on and
from those around him. Please come and see why it won the Pulitzer
Prize.....
Audition Date/Time: March 3 & 4, 2018; Time: TBD, Boise Little Theater Green Room

Needed: 11 men, 9 women

Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: Once Upon a Mattress
by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Bare; Directed by John Myers
May 25, 26, 31, June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 2018

The Story: If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fair tales quite the same way again.

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