Auditions

Audition dates for this season's plays have been set.

Ragtime (Musical)

Audition Times: Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Call Backs: TBD

Audition Location: Greenwood Little Theatre, 707 Sycamore Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930

Production Dates: June 6-9, 2019

PREPARATION

Those auditioning should prepare a song to sing A Capella demonstrating vocal range. All walks of life needed! Cast members will sing both on-stage and behind the curtain, when necessary. We will also hold auditions for crew, so even those who don’t wish to be on stage and perform should come and fill out a crew form.

SYNOPSIS

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and - of course, the ragtime.

Cast Size: 11 males, 6 females, plus ensemble

Visit MTI Shows for more details on casting requirements.

Almost, Maine (Romantic Comedy)

Auditions Times: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2 pm - 4 pm and Monday, January 21, 2019, 6 pm - 8 pm

Call Backs: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (if necessary)

Audition Location: Greenwood Little Theatre, 707 Sycamore Ave. Greenwood, Mississippi

Production Dates: April 4-7, 2019

PREPARATION

Please be prepared to read from the script with other people who are auditioning. Bring your calendar so you can notify the director of any conflicts in your schedule.

THE STORY

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times.

“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News.

“Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.

Cast Size: 2-11 females, 2-10 males

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