Once on this Island Auditions

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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! Auditions for our first show of the year, the musical “Once On This Island,” will be held on July 24, 2018. To audition, you MUST complete the linked google form, as well as the doodle poll within the form that will allow you to sign up for a specific audition slot. If you are unable to make the 24th, please contact the director, Wendy Miller, at to set up an alternate audition time. All information needed to audition is contained in the Google form. The majority of parts available are for older teens (age 16+) and adults, though there is one role each for a young girl and boy, age 7-10.

“Once On This Island,” written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is based upon the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy, and represents a tropical and tragic retelling of the story “The Little Mermaid.” The story takes place on an island, on which people are separated by class–the rich and the poor. Ti Moune, a peasant girl on the poor side of the island, saves the life of a rich boy, Daniel, who lives on the wealthy side of the island. The power of the love between Ti Moune and Daniel brings together people of different social classes.

NOTE: Once On This Island was written to be performed by a diverse cast, in which race (dark skin versus light skin) provided the tension between the two sides of the island, but its authors also provide alterations to the script to change the tension to poverty versus wealth, in the event of a non-diverse cast. People of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition, and we will use the authors’ script alterations in the event of a non-diverse cast.



Auditions Announced for “Dixie Swim Club”

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Auditions for “The Dixie Swim Club,” Little Theatre of Bedford’s third production of the 2017-1018 season, are as follows:

 Director is Penny May

 December 4th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  In the  lobby of Little Theatre (1704 Brian Way Lane)

December 11th from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  – In the lobby of Little Theatre (1704 Brian Way Lane)

December 12 Call backs if necessary – time to TBA

 Auditions open to adult women – five parts available – play features women aging over time – so auditions are not restricted to a certain age group.

 Read-Thru will be Monday December 18th – Scripts and Rehearsal schedule to be handed out at this meeting.

First Rehearsal is on January 4th  at 6:30 p.m.

 Performance Dates:  Feb 23,24,25 – then Mar 2,3

Auditions Announced for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

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   Little Theatre of Bedford will hold auditions for its production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on September 18 and 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the theater located at 1704 Brian Lane Way in Bedford.

    The large cast calls for 12 men, 10 women, and 6 children ages 6-12.  Those auditioning do not need to prepare anything according to the play’s director Tomi Carroll.  There are also several nonspeaking roles.  For more information, contact the director at 812-276-3449 or via email at

    “It’s a Wonderful Life” is based on the classic film of the same name and will be the second production of the season, debuting in December.  The first production, “Sleuth,”  opens September 29.

    Anyone performing in a Little Theatre of Bedford production must be a member of the theater.  Membership is included in a season ticket, which are now on sale for the 2017-18 season.  

Auditions set for “Sleuth”

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to perform “Lend Me a Tenor” this season. We have instead decided to perform a show that has never been done before at Little Theater.
We will be holding auditions for “Sleuth” this coming Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm. The show is a very small cast of 3 men, aged 21-60+, all with rather large roles. If interested, you can likely find the 1972 movie version with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
We need to get the word out about these auditions so please like and share this with your friends!
Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
Josh Landers

Auditions Announced for “The Curious Savage”

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Little Theatre of Bedford is pleased to announce auditions for its production of “The Curious Savage,” the final production of the 2015-16 season.  Auditions will be held at the theatre at 1704 Brian Lane Way on Monday and Tuesday March 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. The cast of eleven calls for 6 females and 5 males, aged 16 and older. Most parts are for adults aged 25-50, with a few roles that could be made slightly younger or older.  Those auditioning should need only attend one evening, according to the play’s director Josh Landers.


The play, set in the 1950s,  tells the story of the widowed Mrs. Ethel Savage, and her attempt to keep her deceased husband’s money from her greedy children. In doing so, she finds herself placed in a sanatorium where she meets a cast of characters who at first glance might seem crazy, but are eventually revealed to be the fools of good heart.


“The Curious Savage” will be presented at Bedford Little Theatre for five performances on May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 2016.  For more information you can email or call the ltb box office at 812-279-3009.


Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street”

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Auditions for the Bedford Little Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street-The Play” will be held on Tuesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 1704 Brian Lane Way.  The play is based on the popular 20th Century Fox motion picture.

Director Jack May will be casting for three main male and two main female roles, 14 smaller roles for males and females, one young girl, and many roles for children.  No preparation for auditions is needed.

The production will be presented for five performances on December 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19, 2015.  For more information, contact or 812-279-3009 or visit the theater’s website at

“A Murder is Announced” Audition Notice

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Auditions for the first production of the 2015-16 season “A Murder is Announced” will be held at the theater on Thursday, August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday,  August 15 at 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.    The play is adapted by Leslie Darbon from a story by Agatha Christie.  Performances will be in October

Roles are available for 5 men and 7 women ages 18 and up.  There are no roles for children in this production. The play is under the direction of Joe Voris.  Actors will need to have British accents for the performances.  Those auditioning will only need to attend one of the audition times and there is no preparation needed.

Those interested in auditioning should sign up here.

The theater is located at 1704 Brian Lane Way in Bedford, Indiana.


Character Descriptions

Miss Marple: Miss Marple is overly inquisitive, grandmotherly, but shrewd. Amateur detective. (Age: 60–70)

Letitia Blacklock: Owner of Little Paddocks, Letitia is attractive. She has clearly looked after her figure and features. She has taken in Bunny as well as Julia, Patrick and Phillipa. Reserved and opinionated. (Age: 45–50)

Inspector Craddock: Craddock is the local police inspector. He is serious and business oriented. (Age: 50)

Julia Simmons: Julia is staying with her Aunt Lettie. She is studying pharmacy. Beautiful but difficult. (Age: 22-24)

Patrick Simmons: Julia’s brother, Patrick is a very handsome young man. A jokester, fights with Julia. (Age: 25–26)

Dora Bunner: Dora is Lettie’s school chum who has become her companion. Befuddled and laughable. (Age: 45–50)

Mitzi: Lettie’s cook, Mitzi is dark and mid-European or Asian (e.g. Hungarian, Romanian, Yugoslavian, Chinese etc.). She is explosive, if not paranoid but is very funny. (Age: 25–26)

Phillipa Haymes: Tall, rather elegant looking, blonde, and classy, Phillipa is a war widow with a young son. (Age: 26)

Edmund Swettenham: A serious young man with pretensions of being a writer, Edmund is dark and foreign looking, though very British. Embarrassed by his mother. He is interested in Phillipa. (Age: 26–27)

Mrs. Swettenham: Mrs. Swettenham is new to the village, she is very pushy but easily flustered. (Age: 58–60)

Sergeant Mellors: Mellors is Craddock’s assistant. Sometimes not too bright but diligent. (Age: 25–30)

Rudi Scherz: Rudi is a young Swiss national. (Age: 20-21)