Auditions

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!


Lionheart Theatre Company Upcoming Auditions in Norcross

Lionheart Theatre Company, located at 10 College St Norcross, GA (30071), will hold open auditions September 23 at 7pm and September 24 at 7pm for:

Miracle on 34th Street

By Valentine Davies

Directed by Christine Trent

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle…fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Audition Dates:

Sunday, September 23 @ 7:00pm

Monday, September 24 @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 26 @ 7:00pm (possible call backs)

Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:00pm First Read Through

Rehearsals begin in October.

Show Dates:

December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (evenings); December 9, 16 (matinees)

These are non-paid, volunteer roles.

Auditions will consist of cold reading from script. Please bring resume and recent photo of yourself that we may keep. Professional headshot is not necessary. No appointments needed.

Characters:

Kris Kringle (male, 50’s-up) Very likable man; must look like Santa and be able to grow his own white beard.

Susan Walker (elementary-school-aged girl) Daughter of Doris Walker; has an “old soul”; struggling with just being a kid; does not believe in Santa

Doris Walker (female, 20’s-mid 30’s) Bitter, single mom; driven and business-like; employed by Macy’s; does not believe in Santa

Fred Gailey (male, upper 20’s-30’s) Lawyer; happy, kind fellow; lives next door to Doris and is in love with Doris

Cleo (female, 20’s-up) Nanny and house keeper to Doris; quiet and kind

Miss Adams (female, 30’s-up) A bit scattered brained but happy; Mr. Macy’s assistant; comic relief

Mr. Macy (male, 40’s-up) Owner of Macy’s Department Store; CEO-type

Mr./Ms. Mara (male or female, 30’s-up) Prosecuting attorney; very sure of himself/herself; arrogant

Judge Harper (male, 40’s-up) Larger than life judge; self-assured

Mr. Shellhammer (male, late 20’s-up) Very put-together; competent / Al Golden (same actor who will play Shellhammer) Postal Worker; New York accent is a plus

Dr. Pierce (male or female 30’s-up) Kind; Kris’s doctor / Lou Spoletto (same actor/actress who will play Dr. Pierce) Postal Worker; New York accent a plus

Mr. Sawyer (male late 20’s-up) Macy’s company psychologist; arrogant and unkind / Jim, the Zookeeper (same actor who will play Mr. Sawyer) Easy going and kind

Mr./Ms. Gimble (male/female late 30’s-up) Owner of Gimble’s department store; confident CEO-type / Finley the Bailiff (same actor/actress who will play Mr./Ms. Gimble) the bailiff in Judge Harper’s courtroom; competent and professional

Ensemble Roles (male and female/all ages)

For more information on these auditions, contact the director, Christine Trent, at trent3001@gmail.com.


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.