A note about the show, from the director Sharon Thalmann...

Hello Everyone!

Hope you're staying warm now that winter is upon us. Some of you have already heard but I'm very excited to announce that the LRAC Grant that I applied for to produce our 'Romeo & Juliet' in April, has been awarded to us!

This is a wonderful honor and will aid us in producing a fantastic project which we trust will have a real impact on the students and theatre goers in our area.

The Grant includes two performances for area High School students on April 19 & 20 in the morning, followed by workshops for them in Speaking Shakespeare, Stage Combat and Mask Making. I know that I am asking you to give up your mornings on those two days and I hope that this will not deter you from auditioning. I'm trusting that everyone will be able to work it out. We will not have rehearsal on that Wed. night or a preview on that Thurs. The student shows will serve as our previews.

Auditions will be held at 6:30pm at AAAA on Mon. & Tues. on Jan. 9 & 10. There are roles for both men and women 17 years of age and older. We need around 30 actors for this production, a little bigger than the 'Hamlet' cast. There are many sword fights for the guys! We will again be working with Tom Ringberg who schooled us in Stage Combat for 'Hamlet.'

I will have dialog for you to read and I'd also like you to prepare a one minute Shakespearean monolog. This needn't be memorized and you can find some on the internet. We will be beginning rehearsals before 'Lend Me A Tenor' is finished, however, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't be involved in both.

I always enjoy working with all of you and I hope that you'll tackle the challenge of 'Romeo & Juliet.'


Sharon Thalmann

Audition Dates:

January 9 & 10 | 6:30pm
Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre
618 Broadway [map]

You only need to attend one evening - though if you are available and interested, it helps to have folks at both evenings.

If you can not make a scheduled audition date, e-mail Sharon to schedule an alternative.

Rehearsal & Production Dates:

Rehearsals and educational opportunities will start February 27th.

The Performances at the AAAA will be April 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm and April 23, 30 at 2:00pm.
Performances for area High School students on April 19 & 20 in the morning

Cast :

The major characters are:
Montague, Romeo's Father
Lady Montague, Romeo's Mother
Capulet, Juliet's Father
Lady Capulet, Juliet's Mother
Mercutio, Romeo's Friend
Benvolio, Romeo's Cousin
Tybalt, Juliet's Cousin
Friar Laurence
Friar John
Prince Escalus
Many supporting roles as servants, citizens, etc.

To Prepare:

We aim to make the audition process easy and stress free, regardless of your past experience! Don't let fear of auditions keep you from auditioning - we're here to help you out and to help you succeed!

  • Please prepare a 1 minute Shakespeare monologue. This does not have to be memorized.
  • There will also be cold reading from the script.
  • Please bring a photo of yourself.
  • Please bring a completed audition form, or complete on at the theatre on the evening you audition.
  • Shakespeare monologues for both men and women can be downloaded online from: http://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/home
Audition Form: Download the Audition Form (we will have forms available during auditions as well)