Summer Theatre 2019 Season

Mamma Mia!
 
Show Times:

Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.
From the Mountain Top: The Edgar Tufts Story
 
Show Times:

Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
Newsies
 
Show Times:

Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
Ticket sales for the 2019 season will be available in April 2019. For more information, please call 828.898.8709.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 
Audition Information

Casting has begun for our 2019 season and will continue until all roles are filled. It is recommended that you submit your audition materials as soon as possible. Expand the shows below to see audition information.

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    Mamma Mia!

    The role of Donna is filled and the roles of Rosie and Tanya are in negotiations. All other roles, including eight pit singers, are currently open. 

    Rehearsals begin June 8, with performance running through July 3.

    For those interested in being cast in Mamma Mia, please send a resume and an audition reel that highlights your acting, singing and dance abilities. Please inform us of any vocal ensemble singing (choirs, vocal groups, etcetera) that you’ve participated.

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    From the Mountain Top: The Edgar Tufts Story

    This is an original work based on local historical figures that is comprised of four principal roles and a large ensemble.  All roles are currently open.

    Principles

    • Edgar Tufts: Strong actor and singer with high energy. Tufts a small man, short and slim.
    • Bessie Tufts: Strong actress and singer. Tufts devoted wife and his voice of reason. 
    • W.C. Tate: Strong actor and singer. Tate was average height, kind and had high energy.
    • Maude Tate: A strong actress and singer. Tate’s wife.

    Ensemble

    A large ensemble portrays a variety of characters and groups throughout the production.


    Rehearsals for Banner Elk and area locals begin in May.
    Rehearsals for Performance interns begin June 11.
    Rehearsal for Principles begin June 15.
    Performance run through July 17.

    For those interested in being cast in From the Mountain Top: The Edgar Tufts Story please send a resume and an audition reel that highlights your acting and singing abilities.

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    Newsies

    All roles are currently open. This production demands strong singers and ensemble of strong dancers.

    Rehearsals begin July 9, with performances running through August 4.

    For Newsies, there are two different groups: the “newsies,” who are younger characters, have high dance ability and high energy, and the adult characters.

    For those who believe they are candidates to be a “newsies,” please send a resume and an audition reel that highlights your acting, dancing, and singing abilities.

    For those who believe they are candidates for the adult roles in Newsies, please send a resume and audition reel that highlights your acting and singing abilities.

How to Submit an Audition

For most situations, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre cast our productions electronically. You may email the files (many times, they are too large), send a link to the video (example: a YouTube link) or send the file through DropBox. Please email LMST Artistic Director, Janet Speer (Doc) at speerj@lmc.edu with submissions, questions or for directions to DropBox submissions.

Children

Children will be used in both From the Mountain Top: The Edgar Tufts Story and Newsies. Children will be used throughout From the Mountain Top and will have rehearsal anytime the adult ensemble is called. Some children will be used throughout Newsies, while younger children can select scenes to participate in.

Other Important Information

Any child being paid by LMST will be hired as an employee and will need to complete a Youth Worker Verification. This is a regulation and is not negotiable. 

LMST provides shared housing for non-local individuals who are graduates of high school and at least 18 years old. Housing is provided the day before your first rehearsal and up to 24 hours after your final performance. The housing is located on the campus of Lees-McRae College and is student housing during the school year. For more information on the provided housing, please contact Gabriel Vanover, Managing Director of LMST, at vanoverg@lmc.edu.