Auditions

Due to filming in Lillian Webb  Park on Monday April 18th the parking lot at the theatre will be inaccessible. Please park at the Norcross City Hall Lot and walk up the stairs to the theatre.

If you’ve been interested in diving into the acting world, then our auditions in Norcross are the perfect opportunity for you! At Lionheart Theatre, we put on a new production almost every month, and each month is different. You’ll have the chance to try your hand at a number of varying roles.

Lionheart Theatre Company is always looking for new faces to join our continuously growing acting family. Your level of experience doesn’t matter as long as you’re willing to learn and have fun. The right attitude can bring out the best in actors, experienced or not. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to audition.

Check out our upcoming shows and auditions below. The stage is calling your name!


Upcoming Auditions


Robin Hood by Tim Kelly(non Musical)

Auditions for Kids age 10 and up

Audition Dates- April 16 at 2pm and April 17 at 7pm

Lionheart Theatre-10 College St, Norcross GA 30071

Please bring a picture of yourself that we may keep.

This is a NON PAYING opportunity.

No appointments necessary.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Show Dates

July 13 -11am and 2
July 14-2 and 7:30
July 15-11,2,7:30
July16-2

 Rehearsals are in the evenings at May 8,10,15,17, June 6,8,11,13,15,19,21,23,26,28,30, July 9,10,11

Show Dates July 13,14,15,16

Please email lionheart30093@yahoo.com with questions.

 Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leads a merry life with his followers.  Anyone who is hungry or who has no place to live is welcome in the greenwood.  The citizens of the forest oppose wicked Prince John.  He’s taken the place of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, who has gone to the Holy Land on a crusade. 

One day a caravan cuts through the wood.  In the convoy is Robin’s childhood sweetheart, Maid Marian, ward of King Richard.  Alas, the evil Lady Merle of Cornwall plans to force Marian to marry the Prince in an effort to make John more acceptable to the people of England. 

To arms!  It’s up to Robin to stop the marriage, defeat a nasty sheriff and secure Nottingham for the king’s return.  It’s all done in rousing fashion!  The show is suitable for all groups, and production requirements are extremely simple.


August: Osage County

By Tracy Letts

Lionheart Theatre Company

Directed by Myrna Feldman

Auditions: Sunday, June 4th at 6:00 pm and Monday, June 5th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 pm

Location:  10 College Street, Norcross, GA  30071

Performance dates:  September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1

Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  Appointments are not necessary.  Please bring a recent photo; a professional headshot is not required.  Also, be prepared to list ALL CONFLICTS between July 10th (including weekends) and the dates of the show.

The read through will be Monday, June 12th at 7:00 pm. Rehearsals will begin July 5th. Non-equity; non-paying.

Show description:  Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August: Osage County takes place during a hot summer month outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  When Beverly, the patriarch of the Weston household mysteriously vanishes, the rest of the family gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another.  This includes the matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” their three daughters and their problematic lovers, Violet’s sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance.

Characters:

Beverly Weston is husband to Violet and father of Barbara, Ivy, and Karen.  A one-time world class poet and now full time alcoholic, Beverly appears in the first scene of the play.  He has a two page monologue and then interacts with Violet and Johnna.

Violet Weston is the matriarch of the family.  She is addicted to painkillers and suffers from cancer of the mouth, but it doesn’t stop her from spewing her cynicism or her hilariously cruel insults.

Barbara Fordham is the eldest daughter, a college professor, and the most like her mother.  She has a hard edge and a low tolerance for foolishness.

Bill Fordham is Barbara’s estranged husband.  Also a college professor, he has left his wife for one of his students.  He wants to be there for his family but his patience his running thin.

Jean Fordham is Bill and Barbara’s sharp-tongued 14 year old daughter.  She smokes pot and cigarettes, loves old movies, and is bitter about her parents’ split.  (Casting of this role will not be based on age, but on the ability to believably portray a 14 year old.)

Ivy Weston, the middle daughter, is a librarian, stereotypically mousey.  She has stayed near home, unlike the other sisters, and has had to endure her mother’s acid tongue for many years.

Karen Weston is the youngest daughter, newly engaged to Steve.  She considers him the “perfect man” and clearly chooses to lie to herself about her sleazy fiancé rather than face the reality of not getting a happy ending.

Steve Heidebrecht is Karen’s fiancé.  It is hinted that his business may not be legitimate and he flirts with young Jean throughout the play.

Mattie Fay Aiken is Violet’s sister, Charlie’s wife, and Little Charles’ mother.  She constantly belittles her son and antagonizes her husband.

Charlie Aiken is a genial man, life-long friend of Beverly, who struggles to get Mattie Fay to respect Little Charles.

Little Charles Aiken is un-employed and lives with his parents.  He’s a clumsy man whose mother calls him a “screw-up,” and this may be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Johnna Monevata is the live-in Native American housekeeper.  She is the most compassionate and morally grounded of all the characters.

Deon Gilbeau is the local sheriff.

Questions?  Email the director at myrnafeldman10@gmail.com or go to Lionheart Theatre’s website at www.lionhearttheatre.org

How to Prepare for Auditions

The best way to prepare for auditions is to know your character. Yes, memorizing lines is important, but understanding who you are portraying is what turns a good actor into something great. Take the time to sit down and research your character. What’s their background? What motivates them? How do they change throughout the play? As you learn more, try to apply this knowledge to your lines.

You can also work on your lines with a friend or family member. Don’t just read the lines aloud; try to make them come to life. Exaggerate your emotions, and keep your facial expressions in mind. If you can find a way to connect with the character, don’t be afraid to let it show! All of these efforts will translate well in your audition.

Lastly, be sure to work on your confidence. Every actor starts somewhere, so even if you have no experience at all, walk into your audition with your head held high. Chances are, doing so will help you shake some of those audition nerves.

Auditions in Norcross