Alton Little Theater Executive Director, Lee Cox has announced open auditions dates for all 86th Season Shows AND announced the additional Line Up of the Extra, EXTRA Entertainment Series! (Complete Listings are available on the ALT Website: http://www.altonlittletheater.org) However, the Season Directors want everyone with interest to know that there are 100 roles available in the next twelve months --in Musicals, Plays, Showcase Productions and Community-based Programs (like Murder Mysteries on the Spirit of Peoria and Dinner Theater celebrating the Lincoln Legacy). Auditions kick off July 13th when Kevin Frakes hosts auditions for the September Comedy (HAPPILY EVER AFTER) on Saturday, July 13th at 10 am. There are roles for 5 men and 5 women, ages 25-65, and rehearsals will begin August 5th. Then, the following Saturday, July 20th - 10am, Lee Cox will hold auditions for the Bonus Showcase production of "School Secrets" to be presented four performance times for the public and local school districts September 26th through 28th. Adolescent are very much needed to fill seven roles in this original production written by local playwright, children's book author and superintendent, Patrick Anderson. Open Auditions will follow in a quick progression with dates for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE in late August and A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL and INHERIT THE WIND in early September. Auditions most often consist of cold readings from the script and perhaps a little improvisation activity. The Season Directors are excited at the prospect of seeing some new faces on stage AND embracing casting for talent with a sensitivity to color-blind and gender-blind casting choices for the many, many roles that are available for thespian dreamers in the coming year!
"School Secrets" officially kicks of a season of Fund- raisers for the Theater, aptly named the (EEE) Extra, EXTRA Entertainment Series --after the BIGGEST Fundraising event of the Summer - THE WIZARD OF OZ on stage July 25th through August 4th. The EEE Series continues with the LOVING LINCOLN LEGACY DINNER THEATER (October 11th), TERRY BARBER in Concert (November 10th), SING ALONG WITH SANTA (December 20th and 21st), KENNY ROGERS & COMPANY TRIBUTE CONCERT & SHOW (February 21st, 22nd, and 23rd), a ONE-ACT PLAY Competition with NEW plays written by Don Gordon and Ted Swindley (March 6th, 7th & 8th) and BROADWAY SALUTES WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT! ( April 18th & 19th)… showtimes and MORE Ticket information available on the ALT Website or through the Box office line (618-462-3205).
The oldest, continuous Community Theater in the State of Illinois just received national recognition and an award from the American Association of Community Theaters for Innovations and Commitment to " Theater in the Heartland". The Non-profit, 501C Corporation now produces 12-18 programs and performances for the Community, collaborates with the Arts Community entities in the regions, and channels money back into community businesses at every opportunity.
Volunteer opportunities can be explored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dessert Feast on Saturday, August 3rd at 2 pm.
Information, Interviews, photos and Advertising possibilities in the Season Brochure can be found be calling the ALT office at 462-3205.