Auditions

Audition Dates for the 2017/18 Season*:

The Addams Family
August 12 & 13, 2017

Annie
September 23 & 24, 2017

Wait Until Dark
December 2 & 3, 2017

WAIT UNTIL DARK AUDITION CALL

Strong need for experienced actors, but also opportunities for beginners who wish to gain experience in acting.

The production team for WAIT UNTIL DARK is as follows:
By Frederick Knott, Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher
Directed by James Cady

Albuquerque Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the production, WAIT UNTIL DARK on the weekend of December 2 & 3 from 2PM – 4PM. You will be given a time slot when your registration email has been received.

Callbacks will be Sunday, December 3 at 5:30PM. Callbacks are by INVITIATION ONLY.

Auditions will be held in the 2nd story rehearsal room at ALT, 224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

Please email auditions@abqliltheatre.org with your name, age, acting resume (or list of performance experience), a headshot (or recent photo), and contact information (phone number and email address).

For your audition please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue. Auditions will consist of the prepared monologue and brief cold readings from the script. Actors should expect to be asked to respond to direction.

Candidates for Gloria can be any female actress who can credibly play a girl from nine to twelve years old. She should be at least as old as the scripted age, which is nine.

ALT will be holding auditions for the following roles for WAIT UNTIL DARK:

Character Descriptions
(Character ages are listed. Actor ages may differ.)

All ages are approximate. If you are in the age “range” or can play the particular age, please audition.

ROLES:

Mike Talman (30 – 45): A con man recently out of prison, Mike desperately needs money and is willing to go to extreme lengths to get it. He can project charm, sincerity, strength, and, to an extent, ruthlessness. But his ultimate lack of total ruthlessness is his downfall. His job is to get close to Susan Hendrix until she discovers the doll and then get it from her. Gradually he becomes sympathetic to Susan. He carries a major portion of the show.

Harry Roat (30 – 45): A sinister, creepy, cool-headed villain, Roat is the mastermind of the doll scheme. He will stop at nothing to further his lust for money. We are never positive of Roat’s real identity – at one point, he pretends to be an old man (Roat Sr.) and his son (Roat Jr.), in order to fool Susan. He can charm, and he will kill.

Sgt. Carlino (30 – 45): Carlino is a blustering, bumbling small-time crook. Recently out of prison, he has partnered with Talman in the past. He is a follower and follows Mike’s lead. He shares Mike’s desperation, but not his self-assurance nor his intelligence. Carlino is the most hot-headed of the three con men.

Susan Hendrix (23 – 30): Blinded as an adult in a car accident, Susan is learning to adapt to her loss of sight. She is struggling with the insecurity of her new life and the weight of her husband’s pressure to become “the world’s champion blind woman.” Susan is very likeable, with a good sense of humor but is not silly. She is wants to be on her own but relies heavily on Sam. She is calm, resourceful, intelligent and trusting of others.

Sam Hendrix (30 – 35): A professional photographer, he married Susan after her accident. His attitude toward her is nurturing but also demanding in a paternalistic way. Sam is very likeable and almost fatherly with Susan. He was a Marine and is very organized.

Gloria (12 – 14): Gloria is Susan and Sam’s upstairs neighbor, and they have been paying her to assist Susan with chores and shopping. She wears glasses, but she is not bookish. Gloria hasn’t had much experience around other adults other than Sam and Susan. She comes from a dysfunctional family and has adopted Sam as a loved father figure. With Susan, she is difficult and petulant. However, in the time of crisis, Gloria she lends her own resourcefulness to Susan.

WAIT UNTIL DARK will perform from January 26 – February 11, 2018.

Curtain is at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. There will also be at Thursday performance on February 8, and a Saturday matinee on February 3.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday evenings 6:30 PM-9:30 PM (Some Saturdays may be included.)

Please notify ALT of any conflicts as soon as possible.

Sister Act
Dec 16 & 17, 2017

SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL AUDITION CALL

Strong need for experienced singer/actors, but also opportunities for beginners who wish to gain experience in acting/singing/dancing.

The production team for SISTER ACT is as follows:
Directed by HENRY AVERY
Musical Direction by SHELLY ANDES
Choreography by PETER BENNETT

Albuquerque Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical production, SISTER ACT on the weekend of December 16 & 17.

Saturday, 12/16, individual vocal auditions scheduled from 10AM-2PM; Group choreography auditions will be from 3PM-5PM.

Sunday, 12/17, individual vocal auditions scheduled from 10AM-2PM; Group choreography auditions will be from 4PM-6PM.

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU NEED A SPECIFIC VOCAL AUDITION TIME IN YOUR REGISTRATION EMAIL

Auditioners must attend the choreography audition on the same day of their vocal audition.

Auditions will be held in the 2nd story rehearsal room at ALT, 224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

Please email auditions@abqliltheatre.org with your name, age, acting resume (or list of performance experience), a headshot (or recent photo), and contact information (phone number and email address). After receiving your email, you will be given a time slot for your audition.

For your audition please prepare a 1-minute (32 bars) audition song. Bring sheet music in your preferred key. Please have the sheet music in a three-ring binder with Beginning and Ending points marked clearly. No a cappella. An accompanist will be provided. Also dress accordingly (or bring a change of clothes/shoes) for choreography auditions.

ALT will be holding auditions for the following roles for SISTER ACT:

Character Descriptions

(Character ages are listed. Actor ages may differ.)

All roles are open and available, with opportunities for multi-ethnic casting.

Deloris Van Cartier – Lead, mezzo-soprano, 20-35, loud, brash would-be night club singer. Requires good voice, good movement, and great comic timing. Played in the movie by Whoopi Goldberg.

Eddie – Lead, tenor, 20-35, sweet, nervous policeman who wants to be confident and brave. In love with Deloris

Curtis­ – Lead, baritone, 25-45, tough gangster night club owner. Deloris’ man.

Mother Superior – Lead, mezzo-soprano, 37-70, firm, but fair nun, dignified and lady-like.

Sister Mary Robert – Lead, soprano, 17-25, young, innocent postulant, shy and quiet, but with a good belt.

Monsignor O’Hara – Featured, baritone, 40-70, gentle, kind, but bored. Uninspired preacher.

Sister Mary Patrick – Featured, soprano-mezzo-soprano, 18-30. Fun and enthusiastic nun, larger than life character, enjoys food.

Sister Mary Lazarus – Featured, mezzo-soprano, 45-65, older, crabby choir mistress, snappy and grumpy, has to ” rap “.

Joey – Featured, tenor, 20-50, one of Curtis’ thugs, gentle giant, wants to please and be dangerous, too. Good solo

TJ – Featured, tenor, 18-25, Curtis’ young nephew, goofy, needs good comic timing.

Pablo – Featured, tenor, 20-45, one of Curtis’ thugs, speaks Spanish, thinks he’s a “love-god”.

Michelle and Tina – Featured, mezzo-sopranos, 20-30, Deloris’ nightclub back-up singers, must sing and dance, also play nuns.

Female ensemble – A wide variety of character types and ages who can sing and hold harmony and have a good time to play the nuns and other featured roles. All vocal ranges.( need 12 women)

Male ensemble – A variety of types to play everything from night club back-up singers to policemen, late teens and up. Some men with the right vocal range may double as nuns. (Need 8 men)

Tentative first read-through will be on Sunday, January 14 at 6PM

SISTER ACT will perform from MARCH 9-31, 2018

Curtain is at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. There will also be at Thursday performance on March 22, and Saturday matinees on March 17 and March 31.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday through Thursday evenings 6:30 PM-9:30 PM (Some Saturdays may be included.)

Please notify ALT of any conflicts as soon as possible.

Steel Magnolias
February 24 & 25, 2018

The Full Monty
March 24 & 25, 2018 

Additional information about auditions will be posted when available. 

Strong need for experienced actors, but also opportunities for beginners who wish to gain experience in acting.

Please email auditions@abqliltheatre.org with your name, age, acting resume (or list of performance experience), a headshot (or recent photo), and contact information (phone number and email address). 

*All audition dates and times are subject to change.