Upcoming Auditions: 2022 Season

Audition Notice: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”

The Lionheart Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for our May 2022 production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” by John Patrick.

This production will be directed by Marla Krohn. All roles are available.

NOTE: All actors, directors, and technical crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Lionheart production.

Audition Dates:

– Sunday, February 6th, 2022 at 5 pm
– Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 6:30 pm

No appointments are necessary. Please note that this is a non-equity production and all roles are non paying.

Audition Location:

The Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071

Production Dates:

May 6-22, 2022

How to Prepare:

Actors auditioning need to bring a current picture or headshot that we may keep and a resume (if available). Actors will be cold reading from the script. Please be prepared to list all conflicts that cover the rehearsal period.

Key Dates & Rehearsal Period:

Read Thru: Tuesday, February 22nd at 7 pm

Rehearsal Dates:
March 1, 3, 6, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
April 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26
May: 1, 2, 3, 4 (TECH)

Play Synopsis:

“A Bad Year for Tomatoes is a hilarious play dealing with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town.

Character Descriptions:

Myra Marlowe – (Female, 40+)
A successful actress who played character roles her whole career. The actor cast must be able to play characters.

Tom – (Male, 40+)
Myra’s agent for many years. A cynical Hollywood type.

Piney – (Male, 40+)
A backwoods handyman.

Cora Gump – (Female, 40+)
Hospitality lady – she never met a bottle of Scotch she didn’t like.

Reba Harper – (Female, 40+)
Hospitality lady.

Willie Mae – (Female, 30+)
A witch of Beaver Haven. She reads palms, etc.

Sheriff – (Male, 30+)
The sheriff of the town.


Questions? Please contact Marla Krohn at krohn.marla@gmail.com.


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.

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 into 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.