Auditions

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


Open Auditions: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by Scott King

Audition Dates:
- Sunday, December 1st at 4 pm
- Monday, December 2nd at 6 pm

Location:
Lionheart Theatre
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071

Show Dates:
- March 6-22, 2020

Audition Process and Information
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. No appointments needed. These are non-paid roles. Please bring a recent photo of yourself that we may keep and your resume if you have one.

Also, please be prepared to list all conflicts you will have in January and February, 2020. Rehearsals will be in the evenings on Sundays,  Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will not all be required at every rehearsal. However, required attendance will begin the second week of February.

Show Synopsis:

In this Broadway classic, it’s Christmastime, 1938 in a small Ohio town when famed author and radio personality Sheridan Whiteside comes to dine at the Stanley family home. A slip on the ice outside lands “Sherry” in the Stanley’s living room for a tumultuous, six-week convalescence, filled with high comedy, low farce, and an array of eccentric, lovable characters.

Character Breakdown – all ages are guidelines only! 

Sheridan “Sherry” Whiteside (50+): The “star” of the show. He is arrogant, occasionally very rude, but underneath, the man does have a heart. Onstage for almost the entire play. Based on the radio wit of the late 1930s Alexander Woollcott.

Maggie Cutler (25-35): Whiteside's secretary. Young, charming, very good at her job and knows how to manage the irascible Sherry.

Bert Jefferson (30-40): Newspaperman and aspiring playwright. Maggie's love interest.

Miss Preen (any age): Sheridan's nurse, long suffering, fussy, easily intimidated by the blustering Whiteside. Needs to be small enough for Banjo to pick up.

Mrs. Stanley (45-55): The lady of the house, very impressed with their illustrious guest, even when he starts berating everyone. A bit humorless.

Mr. Stanley (45-55): Wealthy factory owner, the host. Not pleased with Mr. Whiteside, especially when he starts meddling in family matters.

Mrs. McCutcheon (40+): A family friend, very anxious to meet the famous house guest.

Mrs. Dexter (40+): Another family friend, also anxious to meet the illustrious guest.

Richard Stanley (around 18): The son of the hosts, charming, sensible, enthusiastic, gets on Sherry's good side.

June Stanley (early 20s): The daughter of the hosts. Pretty, vivacious in love with the “wrong” man. Sherry approves.

John (any age): The household's ever patient servant.

Sarah (50+): The household's long suffering cook.

Dr. Bradley (50+): Sheridan's absent-minded, not terribly competent doctor. Easily intimidated.

Sandy (Mid 20s): June's beau. A union organizer, nice friendly chap.

Harriet Stanley (60s): Mr. Stanley's eccentric sister (based on Lizzie Borden).

Professor Metz (50s): A famous professor, friend of Sherry's (based on Dr. Gustav Eckstein of Cincinnati). German accent required.

Lorraine Sheldon (30s): An actress friend of Sherry's, a “femme fatale” (based on Gertrude Lawrence).

Beverley Carlton (40s): A “Bon vivant” English actor friend of Sherry's (based on Noel Coward). English accent and singing required.

Banjo (40-50): A friend of Sherry's, an outrageous actor from Hollywood (based on Groucho Marx).

Also needed: Three additional men needed to play multiple roles, radio technicians, convicts, delivery men, policemen (most are speaking parts), along with four to six choristers to sing “Silent Night.”

For more information, please contact Scott King at escottking@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.