Auditions

Interested in tech at BLT? We need vaccinated crew members! Join us Monday, Sept 19 at 7:00 pm for BLT’s next general business meeting at the theater, and let us know what you’re interested in doing. We really couldn’t do it without our technicians!


Please Note: Boise Little Theater’s board of directors has decided that all production participants (cast & crew) must be fully vaccinated (according to then-current 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 run rehearsals Mon-Fri from 7-9:00 pm and build/paint the set on weekends. Directors might ask the whole cast to rehearse the whole time, or group scenes with the same characters in them (called “French scenes”) and only call the actors in those 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 75 AUDITIONS

Twelfth Night or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Diana Holdridge
Plays Sept. 2-17, 2022
(Comedy/Drama; Ages 13+ language)
Auditions were held on June 4 from 11 am-4 pm #DirectorDiana opens our Diamond Anniversary Season with Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night!”
 
Summary: A shipwreck starts the play. Viola washes ashore in the topsy turvy world of Illyria (and thinks her brother Sebastian is lost). She determines to survive on her own and explore this new land. Illyria is a place filled with eccentrics and romantics! That is how it seems to Viola, who has entered this merry world. Disguised as a boy and employed by Count Orsino (who she falls madly in love with), she quickly becomes the object of desire to Olivia, who Orsino has sent her to woo. She and everyone else in Illyria will be bewitched, bothered, and very bewildered before everything is finally and very happily sorted out!
 
“Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Twelfth Night. You all were so wonderful and funny and I truly appreciate your talents and time. I am so happy to announce the cast for Twelfth Night.” – Diana 
 
Cast:
Viola: Taryn Nicely
Olivia: Suzi Kromer
Orsino: Cameron Uli
Sebastian: Ryan Craker
Malvolio: Paul Jefferies
Feste: Paul Archibeque
Toby Belch: Sam Murphy
Maria: Aubrielle Holly
Andrew Aguecheek: Tristan Berg
Fabian: Kat Kapuscinski
Sea Captain/Priest: Fran King
Antonia: Karen Marker
Valentine/First Officer: Ellie Delvecchio
Curio/Second Officer: Alec Delvecchio
 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Wendy Koeppl
Plays Nov. 25-Dec. 17, 2022
(Musical; All Ages)
 
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Cast

James Debenham………..Bob Wallace
Michael Rodriguez……….Phil Davis
Jillian Durrant………………Betty Haynes
Grace Ward………………….Judy Haynes
Greg Thomas……………….General Waverly
Addee Allred………………..Susan Waverly
Brynn Lafleur……………….Martha Watson
Morgan Kelly……………….Rita
Maddie Harris……………..Rhoda
Kevan Hyde…………………Ralph Sheldrake
Matt Melton……………….Mike
Darin Vickery………………Jimmy
Johnny Green………………Mr Snoring Man/Ezekiel Foster
Kathy Green………………..Mrs Snoring Man/Seamstress
Julia Price……………………Tessie
Katie Kruse………………….Asst. Seamstress
Johnny Price……………….Train Conductor
Katie Shuter Rompala…Dance Captain

Ensemble
Ky Barber-Ash, Johnny Green, Kathy Green, Juliet Hansen, Maddie Harris, Aubrielle Holly, Kevan Hyde, Morgan Kelly, Katy Knight, Katie Kruse,  Maren McCaleb, Matt Melton, Harmony Perry, Johnny Price, Julia Price, Isaiah Raasch, Jessica Ripple, Katie Shuter Rompala, Darin Vickery, Hanna Wallin, Camille Wilcox, Kristopher Wilcox

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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Director – Frank White
Oct. 14-129, 2022
(Black Comedy; Ages 13+)

We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit.

Congratulations to the Cast!!

Frederick Scott as Mortimer Brewster
Kim Bjorkman as Elaine Harper
Melanie Doctors as Abby Brewster
Kathryn Duggan as Martha Brewster
Paul Jefferies as Jonathan Brewster
Layne Taylor as Dr. Einstein
Greg Hemmert as Teddy Brewster
Dee Smith as Officer O’Hara
Andy Thimmig as Lt. Rooney
Larry Chase as Rev. Dr. Harper
Jeff Mercer as Officer Brophy
Dan Kammeyer as Officer Klein
Jerry Snodgrass as Mr. Witherspoon
Randy Neiwirth as Mr. Gibbs

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The Gods of Comedy
by Ken Ludwig
Director – Jonathan Perry
Jan 13 – Jan 28, 2023
(Comedy, Ages 13+)
Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”…and the gods actually appear! The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.

Want more information? Go to here for audition info and more about the play!

Auditions are to be held October 24 7pm at Boise Little Theater. They will consist of cold readings from the script. If needed, callbacks will be October 25 at 7pm. Please have both evenings available, if auditioning.

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An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestly
Director – Bradley Campbell
Feb 24 – Mar 11, 2023
(Drama, Ages 13+)
Set in 1912, the play occurs in an English industrial city, where a young girl commits suicide and an eminently respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. An inspector calls to interrogate the family, and during the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girl’s undoing. The family, closely knit and friendly at the beginning of the evening, is shown up as selfish, self-centered or cowardly, its good humor turning to acid, and good fellowship to dislike, before the evening is over. The surprising revelation, however, is…

Interested in auditions? More information will be coming soon!

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The Mad Ones (formerly known as The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown)
by Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk
Director – Machaela Burt
April 7 – April 22, 2023
(Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy Ages 13+)
18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys clutched in her hand. Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam’s well-intentioned helicopter mother Bev and her high school sweetheart of a boyfriend Adam, but it’s her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts her. Kelly was everything Sam is not – impetuous and daring. She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. When Kelly is killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision: Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?

Auditions are to be held Friday, Feb. 10, 7pm-10pm and Saturday, Feb. 11, 11am – 5pm at Boise Little Theater. If needed, callbacks will be Sunday, Feb 12 from 1-3pm. Please have Sunday available, if auditioning. More details to come.

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The Play That Goes Wrong
by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Director – Curtis Ransom
May 19 – June 10, 2023
(Comedy Ages 13+)
From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Interested in auditions? More information will be coming soon!


Disney’s Frozen JR.
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee 
Director – TBA, in conjunction with Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department
July 14 – July 22, 2023
(Musical, Appropriate For All Ages)
Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Interested in auditions? More information will be coming soon!

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