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

Open Auditions: “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Directed by Marla Krohn

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 4:00 pm
  • Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 6:30 pm


Lionheart Theatre
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071

Show Dates:

May 1-17, 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.

Show Description:

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The play is full of hilarious characters from family members to friends and neighbors, and an eccentric community of misfits.

Character Breakdown:

Bud Turpin – an elderly man

Raynelle – Bud’s wife

Ray-Bud – Bud and Raynelle’s son

Lucille – Ray-Bud’s wife

Junior – Bud and Raynelle’s other son

Suzanne – Junior’s wife

Marguerite – Bud’s sister

Royce – Marguerite’s son

Delightful – Bud and Raynelle’s only daughter 

Reverend Hooker

Veda – an elderly lady

Norval – Veda’s husband

Nadine – a young lady

Clyde – a friend

Juanita – a cousin by marriage



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.