Auditions for Little House on the Prairie
Lakeshore Players Theatre is excited to announce auditions for non-union youth and adult actors for our winter musical production of Little House on the Prairie! Based on the bestselling children’s books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s story continues to sweep the nation after its transformation into a hit musical that originated right here in Minnesota.
This heartwarming musical follows the Ingalls family’s journey westward and settlement in De Smet, South Dakota where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope to make a better life for their children. In story, song, and dance, we see the Ingalls weathering the hardships of winter blizzards and prairie ﬁres as well as rejoicing in the settlement of land and town. Most of all, the story follows Laura as she grows from a wild child who loves to run free into a woman who embraces the responsibilities of her own future while struggling to remain true to herself.
General Production Information
Director: Kristin Fox
Choreographer: Ruby Carlson
Music Director: Jack Johnston
Stage Manager: Hann Paulsen
Tentative Rehearsal Dates: December 3, 2023 – January 19, 2024
Tech Week: January 20 – January 25, 2024
Performances: January 26 – February 10, 2024 (10 performances)
*please note that 2/3 and 2/10 are two-show Saturdays
You must be available for all tech rehearsals and performances to be considered. All rehearsals and performances take place at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination at auditions in order to be considered for this project. A booster is encouraged but not required. A performer travel stipend is available for $15/performance.
Please see the production calendar on our website for rehearsal dates, mandatory tech dates, and performance dates. This will be useful when filling out the Conflicts portion of your online audition form.
Sunday, October 8 from 2pm to 5pm and Monday, October 9 from 6pm to 9pm / Hanifl Performing Arts Center
For this production we are seeking non-union youth and adult performers.
Complete the audition form.
Sign-up for a five-minute time slot on Sunday, October 8 or Monday, October 9 via Sign-Up Genius.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Vocal Audition: Prepare a cutting (30-60 seconds) of a song, and bring sheet music for the provided accompanist. A musical theatre song is encouraged, but any song that showcases your authentic voice is great!
Prepare one or both of the provided musical excerpts from the show (recommended for kids). Sheet music and practice recordings will be available soon on the Minnesota Playlist.
Monologue: Please also come prepared with a 90-second monologue.
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: If you are unavailable for an in person audition or if audition slots fill up, the production staff will accept a video submission.
Complete the audition form.
Please record a 30-60 second cutting of a song, and a 90-second monologue. A musical theatre song, or the provided excerpts from the show are encouraged, but any song that showcases your authentic voice is great!
Please upload your Audition Video to YouTube. Please share your video link via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered, video auditions must be submitted by Saturday, October 7 at 11:59PM.
Thursday, October 12 from 6pm to 10pm / Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Specific callback times for individuals will be determined by the production team and communicated to those called back via email after initial auditions have been completed.
Lakeshore Players’ Inclusivity & Diversity Statement
At Lakeshore Players Theatre, we recognize the systemic change that needs to be made in the theater industry to promote diversity and equity and to celebrate inclusion.
We strongly encourage performers of all races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds to audition for this production. We are actively investing in creating an environment that is safe, accessible and welcoming for all.