Auditions

Please Note: Boise Little Theater’s board of directors has decided that this season, all production participants (cast and crew) age 12 and over must be fully vaccinated (according to the CDC guidelines) before auditions are held.

What to expect:

Our shows are usually about a 3-month commitment from audition to strike. The rehearsal schedule is up to the director, but since many people involved in our community theater are not free until after work, we usually reserve the weekends for building/painting the set and run rehearsals Mon-Fri from 7-9:00 pm. Directors might ask the whole cast to rehearse the whole time, or group scenes with the same characters in them and only call the actors in those scenes (French scenes) to rehearse. Directors may 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. Often, 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 generalization but hopefully, it gives you an idea of the time commitment expected when doing a show at Boise Little Theater. Thank you for your interest in creating theater with us!

SEASON 74 AUDITIONS

  1. The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson –Auditions were held June 13 & 14, 2020
  2. Heathers: The Musical by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe –Auditions were held Aug. 7, 2021
  3. Matilda the Musical Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin –Auditions were held Aug. 28 & 29, 2021
  4. Noises Off by Michael Frayn
  5. These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
  6. God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
  7. Puffs by Matt Cox

The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson Director – Paul Archibeque Plays Aug. 27-Sept. 11, 2021
(Comedy/Drama; Ages 13+ language) Auditions were held June 13 & 14, 2020. BLT welcomes back the cast and is grateful for some additions for Season 74:
  • Bradley Campbell: Henry Condell
  • Justin Tharpe: John Heminges
  • Curtis Ransom: Richard Burbage/William Jaggard
  • Dena Ruffalo: Elizabeth Condell
  • 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
  • Hunter Davila: Crier/Horatio/Ensemble
  • McKinli Lewis: Fruit Seller/Marcellus/Ensemble

Heathers: The Musical by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe Director – Todd Ryan King Choreographer – Katie Shuter Rompala Musical Director – Decker Hinckley Plays Oct. 8-30, 2021 (Musical Dark Comedy; Ages 13+ strong language, alcohol, drugs, gunshots/gun violence, and intense adult themes such as suicide, murder, sexual acts) Auditions were held Saturday, Aug. 7th, 2-7 pm at BLT.
Cast List:
  • Abby Price – Veronica Sawyer
  • Nicholas Lanza – Jason Dean
  • Alissa Shirts – Heather Chandler
  • Brooklynn Blair – Heather McNamara
  • Taylor Vickers – Heather Duke
  • Jewels Love – Martha Dunstock
  • Christian Grey – Kurt Kelly
  • Doug Clemens – Kurt’s Dad
  • Maximiliano Juarez – Ram Sweeney
  • Stephen McKinney – Ram’s Dad
  • Brynn LaFluer – Miss Fleming
  • Annie McKinney – Adult Ensemble
  • Fran King – Adult Ensemble
  • Cami Nichols – Ensemble
  • Demetri Ruiz – Ensemble
  • Emily Blosser – Ensemble
  • Emily Zander – Ensemble
  • Evencio Bahena – Ensemble
  • Garrett Ryan – Ensemble
  • Houston Nye – Ensemble
  • Jaycie Blair – Ensemble
  • Kastin Corsi – Ensemble
  • Katy Knight – Ensemble
  • Madison Casteel – Ensemble
  • Nathan Scott – Ensemble
  • Nola Patrick – Ensemble
  • Thomas Daily – Ensemble
Heathers: The Musical Performance Dates
1st Week 10/07/21* 10/08/21 10/09/21 10/10/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 10/14/21 10/15/21 10/16/21 10/17/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 10/21/21 10/22/21 10/23/21 10/24/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
4th Week 10/28/21 10/29/21 10/30/21 10/30/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm

Please be aware that Concord Theatricals only licenses the updated version based on the 2019 West End Production. This includes lyric changes, replacing the song “Blue,” with a new song titled “You’re Welcome,” a new Heather Duke song called “Never Shut Up Again,” and a new Veronica song titled “I Say No.”

Character Descriptions:
  • VERONICA SAWYER – (17) Burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t yet know how to be both at the same time. A fierce sense of right and wrong, a keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love or shocked by cruelty. Voice: High belting required, up to A♭. Must have dynamic and stylistic range. (This role involves choreographed combat, and physical intimacy with the performer playing JD, and partial nudity [removing shirt to appear in just a bra] during moments of physical intimacy. Handles a firearm, has a firearm pointed at her, simulates self-hanging).
  • JASON “J.D.” DEAN – (17) Darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive. Charming on the outside, damaged on the inside. Keen smarts, savage wit. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an A♭, A preferable; wide emotional range. (This role involves choreographed combat, and physical intimacy the performer playing Veronica, and appearing in various states of undress, possibly down to just underwear, during the physical intimacy. This character kills himself onstage via explosive. Handles a firearm and has a firearm fired at him).
  • HEATHER CHANDLER – (17) The richest, hottest, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it without fear, patience, or mercy. Voice: strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for the chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, CHANDLER can switch parts with the other HEATHERS as needed.
  • HEATHER MCNAMARA – (17) Beautiful, innocent, stupid. Can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: strong belt to D♭, D preferred. Soprano for the chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, MCNAMARA and DUKE can switch vocal parts as needed. (This role involves an on-stage suicide attempt via consuming sleeping pills).
  • HEATHER DUKE – (17) The whipped beta dog of the three Heathers. Deeply insecure. When she finally becomes Queen Bee, she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for the chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, DUKE and MCNAMARA can switch vocal parts as needed. (Character suffers from an eating disorder, bulimia).
  • MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – (17) Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck,” the opposite of confident and popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression. (This role involves being bullied and an on-stage suicide attempt via leaping from a bridge).
  • RAM SWEENEY – (17) Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: strong baritone, belt to G, some falsetto useful. NOTE: In certain songs, RAM and KURT can switch choral assignments if, say, RAM sings higher than KURT. (This role involves appearing in underwear [briefs] for several scenes, including the entire second act, and choreographed combat. Has a firearm fired at him).
  • KURT KELLY – (17) Quarterback and captain. Chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. He’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: tenor, strong belt to A♭ or A, some falsetto. NOTE: In certain songs, KURT and RAM can switch choral assignments if, say, RAM sings higher than KURT. (This role involves appearing in underwear [briefs] for several scenes, including the entire second act, and choreographed combat. Has a firearm fired at him).
  • ADULT MALE 1: RAM’S DAD / BIG BUD DEAN / COACH RIPPER – (40-45) RAM’S DAD: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his high school glory days. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. BIG BUD DEAN: J.D.’s single dad. Big, jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. COACH RIPPER: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: baritone/tenor, power Country/Gospel belt to A♭, higher welcome. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played PRINCIPAL GOWAN instead of BIG BUD / COACH. (This role involves physical intimacy with the actor playing Adult Male 2).
  • ADULT FEMALE: MS. FLEMING / VERONICA’S MOM – (45-50) MS. FLEMING: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Resentful of today’s entitled youth, protective of the underdogs. Despite a penchant for self-promotion, genuinely cares about the students in her charge. VERONICA’S MOM: Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.
  • ADULT MALE 2: KURT’S DAD / VERONICA’S DAD / PRINCIPAL GOWAN – (30-45) KURT’S DAD: Straight-laced, very conservative, also a former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. VERONICA’S DAD: Easygoing and distant. PRINCIPAL GOWAN: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. Voice: strong baritone/tenor, power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played BIG BUD/COACH instead of PRINCIPAL GOWAN. (This role involves physical intimacy with the actor playing Adult Male 1).
  • BOY 1: BELEAGUERED GEEK – (16-18) An embittered social outcast. Voice: baritone (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • BOY 2: PREPPY STUD – (16-18) Straightlaced, ambitious, blow-dried. Dreams of being even richer than his parents. Voice: Bass (up to E) or baritone (up to G#).
  • BOY 3: HIPSTER DORK – (16-18) Thinks he’s Ducky from Pretty in Pink. Voice: baritone (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
  • GIRL 1: NEW WAVE GIRL – (16-18) She wants her MTV and dresses accordingly. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
  • GIRL 2: STONER CHICK – (16-18) Smokes outside with the freaks in between classes. Her future’s so bright she’s gotta wear shades to hide her bloodshot eyes. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
  • GIRL 3: YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE – (16-18) A tennis-playing, perky Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus). An ensemble expansion of 4 to 6 people is being considered.

Matilda the Musical Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin Director – Patti Finley Assistant Director – Greg Finley Music Director – JeNeale Hill Choreographer – Shannon Peterson Costumes – Judy Zink (Musical; All ages)
Matilda the Musical Performance Dates
1st Week 11/25/21* 11/26/21 11/27/21 11/28/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 12/02/21 12/03/21 12/04/21 12/05/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 12/09/21 12/10/21 12/11/21 12/12/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
4th Week 12/16/21 12/17/21 12/18/21 12/18/21
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm
Auditions were held Sat. 8/28 & Sun. 8/29, 2021

Noises Off by Michael Frayn Director – Jeanna Vickery Plays Jan. 21-Feb. 5, 2022 (Farce; Ages 13+, language, adult situations)
Noises Off Performance Dates
1st Week 01/20/22* 01/21/22 01/22/22 01/23/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 01/27/22 01/28/22 01/29/22 01/30/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 02/03/22 02/04/22 02/05/22 02/05/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm
Detailed audition info: https://noisesoffblt.wordpress.com/auditions/ UPDATE 9-13-2021: SIGN-UP required, link TBA. Online audition forms available soon.

Please Note: Boise Little Theater’s board of directors has decided that this season, all production participants (cast and crew) age 12 and over must be fully vaccinated (according to the CDC guidelines) before auditions are held.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th & Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm with callbacks on Sunday, October 17th & Sunday, October 24th from 10 am to noon and 5 pm to 7 pm if needed.
Character Descriptions:
None of these characters require a specific race. People of color are encouraged to audition. Genders and ages listed should be how you present. If the author provided characterizations (thus are required by copyright), they are italicized and in brackets below. Otherwise, age ranges, etc., are the director’s preference.
  • Dotty Otley F (45-75). Forgetful veteran British actress. Plays Mrs. Clackett a Cockney “housekeeper of character” for the Brent’s English home.
  • Lloyd Dallas M (45-65). Sarcastic, temperamental British director of Nothing’s On. Big ego, God complex.
  • Garry Lejeune [He is about thirty, and has the well-appointed air of a man who handles high-class real estate.] M (28-35). Anxious British actor who never finishes a sentence. Easily fired up. He plays Roger Tramplemain, a well-appointed high-class real estate agent.
  • Frederick Fellows [He is in his forties, with a deep suntan.] M (40-49). Dimwitted British actor whose fear of blood and violence trigger his nosebleeds. Plays Philip Brent, playwright with a dark tan who lives abroad to avoid paying taxes. Also plays a Sheikh interested in renting the house who looks just like Philip.
  • Belinda Blair [She is in her thirties.] F (30-39). Cheery, sensible, and reliable British actress who plays Flavia, Philip’s “perfect companion piece” wife.
  • Brooke Ashton [She is a desirable property in her early twenties, well-built and beautifully maintained throughout.] F (21-25). Inexperienced, oblivious British actress constantly losing her contact lenses. Plays Inland Revenue worker Vicki.
  • Poppy Norton-Taylor F (25-35). Emotional and overly sensitive British assistant stage manager. Brooke’s understudy.
  • Selsdon Mowbray [He is in his seventies.] M (70+).Englishman with selective hearing “who is as averse to his stage cues as he is prone to a whiskey bottle.” Plays an experienced Cockney burglar surprised while breaking into the home.
  • Tim Algood M (18+). Overworked, exhausted British stage manager who understudies Selsdon and Freddie.

More detailed audition info: https://noisesoffblt.wordpress.com/auditions/


These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich Director – Sarah Wright Plays Mar. 11-26, 2022 (Drama; Ages 13+)
These Shining Lives Performance Dates
1st Week 03/10/22* 03/11/22 03/12/22 03/13/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 03/17/22 03/18/22 03/19/22 03/20/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 03/24/22 03/25/22 03/26/22 03/26/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm
Auditions TBA here as soon as they are set.

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza Director – Bradley Campbell Plays Apr. 22-May 7, 2022 (Dramatic Comedy; Ages 13+)
God of Carnage Performance Dates
1st Week 04/21/22* 04/22/22 04/23/22 04/24/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 04/28/22 04/29/22 04/30/22 05/01/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 05/05/22 05/06/22 05/07/22 05/07/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm
Auditions February 19 & 20 from 2-4 pm at BLT. Cold readings.
Puffs by Matt Cox Director – Katie Shuter Rompala Plays Jun. 3-18, 2022 (Comedy; Ages 13+ rude/dark humor, language)
Puffs Performance Dates
1st Week 06/02/22* 06/03/22 06/04/22 06/05/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
2nd Week 06/09/22 06/10/22 06/11/22 06/12/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 8pm Sun 2pm
3rd Week 06/16/22 06/17/22 06/18/22 06/18/22
Th 7:30p Fri 8pm Sat 2pm Sat 8pm
Auditions TBA here as soon as they are set.

 

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