office/information: 618.462.3205
Alton Little Theater Showplace: 2450 N. Henry (PO Box 156) - Alton, IL
Evening performances: 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinees: 2 pm


Alton Little Theater is actively seeking young adults (both males and females) for several new plays being considered for upcoming productions in 2018-2019. We are looking to greatly increase our resource of talented newcomers and performers with previous experience. ALL OF OUR AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND MOST OFTEN CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT….Please consider ADDING “Being in an ALT Play”  to your “Bucket list.”


(Production Dates: September 14th - 23rd, 2018)

Auditions – Saturday, July 7th, 2018; 10 am

If necessary, callbacks will be held Sunday, July 8th with a time TBD.

Directed by Carol Hodson; Assistant Director: Gary Wilson

Two of the area’s leading community theaters — Alton Little Theater and Curtain’s Up Theater Company — are partnering this fall to bring you Neil Simon’s, “God’s Favorite.”  Directed by Curtain’s Up Theater Company’s Carol Hodson and Assistant Directed by Gary Wilson, “God’s Favorite” will be ALT’s Season Opener. 

The Plot

Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day “Job” with a demanding wife, 3 ungrateful children and a couple of wisecracking housekeepers. To complicate things further, Joe is visited by Sidney Lipton a.k.a. a messenger from God whose mission is to test Joe’s faith and report back to “The Boss.”  Neil Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like to other in this hilarious comedy!

The Roles

  • Joe Benjamin—age 50’s +
  • Sidney Lipton—a.k.a. Wisecracking Messenger from God; age range 30-70
  • Ben Benjamin—Oldest son, a mess and a drunk; in his 30’s-ish
  • Sarah Benjamin—Twin daughter; in her 20’s-ish
  • David Benjamin—Twin son; in his 20’s-ish—the twins’ IQ between them is 160
  • Rose Benjamin—Joe’s materialistic wife and mother to the 3 children; 40’s-50’s
  • Mandy—Housekeeper
  • Morris—Housekeeper; Mandy and Morris are married ; both 40’s or older

Published with permission of Samuel French, NY.


(Production Dates: October 26th - November 4th, 2018)

Auditions – Friday, August 24th, 2018; 7 pm and Saturday, August 25, 2018; 10 am

Directed by Kevin Frakes

Auditions will include cold readings from the script and improvisation.


(Production Dates: December 7th - 16th, 2018)

Auditions – Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7, 2018; 4 pm 

Musical; Directed by Lee Cox

Ability to sing needed, ability to play a musical instrument would be a great addition.


(Production Dates: January 18th - 27th, 2019)

Auditions – Saturday, October 21st; 2 pm 

Directed by Gary Wilson

Director Gary Wilson will conduct cold readings from the script (which will go into rehearsals in late November and early December)

The production calls for a male and female both playing in their 80's, a daughter in her 40's and a grandson playing a believable 13. 

Auditions will be held in the Dorothy Colonius foyer at the Showplace - 2450 N. Henry Street in Alton, Illinois 

For additional inquiries, you may contact the Director through the ALT office at 618-462-3205.

2450 N. Henry Street, PO BOX 156| Alton, IL 62002  618.462.3205