Auditions

Audition Date/Time: May 20, 2017, 9:30am- 1:00pm; Fort Boise Community Center

Needed: Ages 10-18 years;
No appointment necessary.

Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: Pollyanna
Adapted by Susan Pargman; Co-Directed by Cheryl Blauer, Greg Finley, & Patti Finley
July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2017

The Story: This is the delightful, classic tale of the greatest optimist of all time... Pollyanna. But it’s much more than that. It’s the story how a little girl’s faith in her father’s promise — that you can find something good about anything that happens — guides her steadfastly through circumstances that most adults would find formidable. Pollyanna becomes an orphan, and she is placed into the care of her purely pessimistic and domineering aunt. Talk about difficult circumstances-the clash of hope and doubt meeting under the same roof! The town itself isn’t much better. Led by a ’fire and brimstone’ pastor whose favorite Bible verse is ’Woe unto you,’ folks are always complaining, feeling sorry for themselves and viewing their existence as dark and dreary. Yet, Pollyanna faithfully plays her ’glad game,’ innocently teaching it to others wherever she goes. The hired help, such as maid Nancy, cook Mrs. Durgin and gardener Old Tom, seem to catch on first. Other townspeople like hypochondriac Mrs. Snow and her sarcastic daughter Millie slowly learn the joy of the game too. Charmingly narrated by Jimmy Bean, another orphan, we also meet the hermit-like John Pendleton and Dr. Chilton, who had closed his heart to taking risks... that is, until he met Pollyanna. We’re optimistic that this fresh adaptation will put a smile on faces of all ages in your audience.
Audition Date/Time: July 8 & 9, 2017; Boise Little Theater Green Room
Needed:
6-9 men
8-12 women
Doubling of some characters is possible.
You do not need an appointment and you do not need to prepare anything. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to do your best British accent at the auditions. Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory; Directed by Diana Holdridge
September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 2017

The Story:All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?
Audition Date/Time: July 15 & 16, 2017;
Time: TBD, Boise Little Theater Green Room

Needed: 11 men, 9 women

Contact boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org with questions.
Play information: The Addams Family;
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippas;
Directed by John Myers
Oct 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 2017

The Story: THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
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)

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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

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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: February 10/11 from 12pm- 6pm; 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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