WHAT’S ON STAGE
|Show Info||The Story||Audition Info|
|Pride and Prejudice|
Adapted by Jon Jory, Directed by Diana Holdridge
(Romantic Comedy, 13+ Audiences)
|Sept 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 8:00pm; Sept 7, 14, 7:30pm; Sept 10, 16, 2:00pm, 2017 |
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: July 8 & 9, 2017, BLT Greenroom
|The Addams Family|
Directed by John Myers
(Musical, 13+ Audiences)
|Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 8:00pm; Oct 19, 26, 7:30pm; Oct 22, 28, 2:00pm, 2017|
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: July 15 & 16, 2017, BLT Greenroom
Needed: 11 Men, 9 Women
|A Christmas Story|
by Philip Grecian, Directed by Patti Finley
|Nov 24, 25, Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 8:00pm; Nov 30, Dec 7, 7:30pm; Nov 26, Dec 3, 9, 2:00pm, 2017|
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: September 23 (Children 2-4pm; Adults 3-5pm) & 24 (All Ages 2-5pm), 2017, BLT Greenroom
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.
|Beer for Breakfast|
by Sean Grennan, Directed by Helene Myers
(Dramedy, 13+ Audiences)
|Jan 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 8:00pm; Jan 18, 25, 7:30pm; Jan 21, 27, 2:00pm, 2018|
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?
by Paul Elliott, Directed by Wendy Koeppl
(Comedy, Adult Audiences)
|Mar 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 8:00pm; Mar 8, 15, 7:30p; Mar 11, 17, 2:00pm, 2018|
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: December 10 (2pm-4pm) & 11 (6:30pm-8pm), 2017, BLT Greenroom
Needed: 1 man & 1 woman in their 20s; 3 women, late 50's to late 60's
|Death of a Salesman|
by Arthur Miller, Directed by Frank White
(Drama, 13+ Audiences)
|April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 8:00pm; April 19, 26, 7:30pm; April 22, 28, 2:00pm, 2018|
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
|Audition: January 13 & 14, 2018, 12pm - 5pm; BLT Greenroom
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.
|Once Upon a Mattress|
by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer, Directed by John Myers
(Musical, 13+ Audiences)
|May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8, 9, 8:00pm; May 31, June 7, 7:30pm; June 3, 9, 2:00pm, 2018|
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 fairy tales quite the same way again.
|Audition: March 3 & 4, 2018, BLT Greenroom
Needed: 11 men, 9 women