Originally based in Yonkers, NY, now based in Orlando, FL; Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (LRT) a non-profit 501(c)3 community theater was originally founded in 2009 as an outlet for stage performers in the tri-state area. Staring as a small theater company for college students, it has since evolved into a recognized non-profit independent theater company for high-caliber performers of all ages producing polished, high-quality community theater.
In August 2009, LRT brought its inagural production, a (sold-out) tenth anniversay staging of URINETOWN, to the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. Since its inception LRT transitioned from producing solely summer productions to two/three show seasons beginning in 2011.
Since 2011, LRT has produced 24 full-scale musicals, running the gamut from off-Broadway cult classics like "Reefer Madness" to classical musicals such as "Carousel". LRT has produced four Westchester Regional Premieres: Reefer Madness Smile , Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party , and The Addams Family ; and the NY Regional Premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
LRT's 2016 season was nominated for thirty-one Broadwayworld Westchester/Rockland Awards winning "Best Leading Actor in a Musical" for RENT, and LRT's 2017 season was nominated for thirty Broadwayworld Westchester/Rockland Awards winning "Best Lighting Design" for "The Secret Garden.
LRT is also a seven-time recipient of an ArtsAlive Award Grant from ArtsWestchester, Westchester County's Arts Council.
LRT's 2019 season, the company's tenth anniversary featured one of the first local productions of Mamma Mia! which played to sold out houses! We followed up with our second-ever teen musical "Fame'. Last was the classic musical Brigadoon, which swept the Broadwayworld Westchester/Rockland Regional Awards. In January of 2020, we presented the Westchester Premiere of Matilda the Musical.
In the summer of 2020, Little Radical Theatrics moved from Yonkers, New York to Orlando, Florida. Our first planned season in Orlando will begin in January of 2021 with "Into the Woods", followed by "Disney's The Hunchabck of Notre Dame" in April of 2021 and "The Sound of Music" in July of 2021 all at the Marshall Ellis Performing Arts Center!
Though we have moved from New York to Florida, our mission continues: producing high quality musicals that appeal to audiences and actors of all ages and to continue to bring joy and love for the performing arts to all who come see our productions!
Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce AUDITIONS (both in -person and virtual) for our first production in Orlando, INTO THE WOODS!
DIRECTED BY BRYAN JAGER
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY CHARLES STEVENS
- IN PERSON AUDITIONS: MONDAY NOVEMBER 2ND and WEDNESDAY NOVMEBER 4TH 6:30-9 PM at Quest Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave Gotha, FL
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To make an audition appointment please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot (or recent photo) and resume and your preferred date and time for the audition. You will recieve a confirmation e-mail with an audition form and the song selection choices for each character. Please fill out the form and e-mail it back to us to confirm your appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, please do NOT enter the building, please TEXT the number onr your confirmation e-mail and you will recieve a text when it is your turn to come in and audition. TEMPERATURE CHECK AND FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR IN PERSON AUDITION. Please prepare one of the song selections e-mailed to you. The accompanist will have the sheet music for the song selections so you do NOT need to bring your own copy.
- VIRTUAL AUDITIONS: We will also be accepting video submissions. To submit a video audition, please e-mail email@example.com with your headshot (or recent photo) and resume. You will then recieve a confirmation e-mail with an audition form and the song selection choices for each character. Please submit a video of yourself singing the chosen selection along with the audition form by SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST.
- CALLBACKS: Callbacks will be held FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH 6-9 PM at Quest Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave Gotha FL. Every role will receive a time slot. Similar to the in-person auditions, those called back will be asked to wait in their cars and will recieve a text when it is their turn to come in side and perform their callback sides. TEMEPRATURE CHECK AND FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE CALLBACK.
Into the Woods will be staged with social distancing in mind. All performers, creative team members, production team members, and anyone at rehearsal must wear a mask at ALL times (no exceptions!) and maintain physical distancing while on breaks. We will also be rehearsing outside as much as possible in the ample grounds of our rehearsal space and our indoor space is a large gymnasium where it will be easy to maintain distance. Exact rehearsal schedule will depend on the role and we will work around reasonable conflicts. Temperature checks will be mandatory before each reahearsal and anyone who is not feeling well will be asked to stay home until they seek medical attention and follow the doctors' recommendation.
- PERFORMANCES: Performances are scheduled to run JANUARY 14TH - 17TH (6 Performances) at the Marshall Ellis Performing Arts Center 1300 La Quinta Dr Orlando, FL. Performers will perform in masks, stage crew and front of house crew will be wearing masks and audience members will be REQUIRED to wear masks for the duration of the peformance and will not be allowed into the building without one and will be asked to leave without a refund if they remove their mask during the performance.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN -
**We are committed to diverse and inclusive casting. The breakdown below is a suggestion, and we encourage all actors of any race/ ethnicity, disability, age, or gender/ gender identity to submit for any role of their choosing.**
Narrator (Male, 10-14 or 40-60)
An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (G2-E4)
Cinderella (Female, Late Teens-30s)
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Weird, quirky, talks to birds, especially seeking actors who break the mold of the “traditional princess type”. (G3-G5)
Jack (Male, Late Teens-20s)
The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. (B2-G4)
Milky White (Male, 20s-30s)
Jack’s beloved cow and best friend. Not a puppet or a man in a cow costume. (Ensemble Singer)
Jack's Mother (Female, 30+)
Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. (Bb3-Gb5)
The Baker (Male, Late 20s-40s)
A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. (Ab2-G4)
The Baker's Wife (Female, Late 20s-40s)
Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. (F3-G5)
Cinderella's Stepmother (Female Identifying, 40+)
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. May double as other roles within the ensemble. (A3-F#5)
Florinda (Female, Late Teens-20s)
One of Cinderella's stepsisters who is black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Will double as various other roles in the ensemble.
Lucinda (Female, Late Teens-20s)
Another one of Cinderella's stepsisters who is black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Will double as various other roles in the ensemble (C4-Ab5)
Little Red Ridinghood (Female, Early Teens-20s)
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. (Bb3-F5)
The Witch (Female, Late 20s-40s)
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. (F3-G5)
Cinderella's Mother (Female, Late 30s-50s)
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. May double as other roles within the ensemble.
Mysterious Man (Male, 50-65)
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. May double with Narrator or Cinderella’s Father. (G2-Eb4)
Rapunzel (Female, Late Teens-20s)
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Will double as other roles in the ensemble. (B3-A5)
Cinderella's Prince (Male, 20s-30s)
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Doubles as The Wolf, a hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. (F4-B2)
Rapunzel's Prince (Male, 20s-30s)
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. Doubles as the Second Wolf. (C#3-E4)
Steward (Male, Late 20s-40s)
Servant to the royal family. Uppity, always knows the answer, even when he doesn’t. Will double as other roles within the ensemble. (Ensemble Singer)
Granny (Female, 50+)
Cinderella’s Father (Male, 50+)
Snow White (Female, Late Teens-20s)
Sleeping Beauty (Female, Late Teens-20s)
*NOTE WE WILL BE CASTING UNDERSTUDIES FROM THE SMALLER ROLES/ENSEMBLE ROLES FOR ALL PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS*
For any questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
AT THE MARSHALL ELLIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
OUR COVID19 SAFETY PLAN
As we begin our first season in Orlando, safety is a huge priority for us. We wish to create a safe environment where performers can have a place to safely perform, and audiences can enjoy live theater even while living in this challenging time.
Though our auditions and performances for "Into the Woods" will not be for a few months, we are planning as if COVID will still be a part of our lives.
We are implementing the CDC's guidelines and developed our plan with input from an infectious disease specialist at a major hospital. We believe we have a plan that will keep everyone from performers, to our creative and production teams, to of course our audiences, safe while producing quality live theater here in Orlando.
For the safety of all involved, masks and temperature checks will be required for anyone entering the theater AND MUST BE KEPT ON AT ALL TIMES WHILE INSIDE THE BUILDING. This will be strictly enforced!
Performers will perform in masks, stage crew and front of house crew will be wearing masks and audience members will be REQUIRED to wear masks for the duration of the peformance and will not be allowed into the building without one.
If an audience member removes their mask they will be immediately asked to leave the performance without a refund.
Tickets will be contactless and Show Programs will be digital. All audience members will be given a specific time to enter the theater to promote social distancing and avoid gathering in a large group while waiting to enter. At the end of the performance, Ushers will also help usher audience members out of the theater. There will be sanitizing stations inside the theater and we will require that all audience members sanitize their hands before entering the theater and lobby. All frequently touched surfaces will be constantly cleaned. Our theater has non fixed seating making it easy to ensure a safe distance between parties. No gatherings in the lobby post-production will be allowed.
Rehearsals for Into the Woods will take place at Quest Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave Gotha, FL . Into the Woods will be staged with social distancing in mind for all scenes. All performers, creative team members, production team members, and anyone at rehearsal must wear a mask at ALL times (no exceptions!) and maintain social distancing. We will also be rehearsing outside as much as possible in the ample grounds of our rehearsal space and our indoor space is a large gymnasium where it will be easy to maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will be mandatory before each reahearsal and anyone who is not feeling well will be asked to stay home until they seek medical attention and follow the doctors' recommendation. We will constantly be cleaning any surfaces that are touched. We will have hand sanitizer available and will ask that everyone washes thier hands for 20 seconds or uses the hand sanitizer before entering the building and will have breaks implemented for handwashing . So that we minimize the amount of people involved in the production, productions will use tracks until further notice.
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