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.
Director: Kristin Fox
Choreographer: Ruby Carlson
Music Director: Jack Johnston
Stage Manager: Hann Paulsen
**Click here! for the Audition Info Doc for Little House on the Prairie at Lakeshore. **
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 there are student matinees on 2/8 and 2/9. There are two-show Saturdays on 2/3 and 2/10.
Click here to view the production calendar. (Subject to change).
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. If cast, all adults over the age of 18 will be required to undergo a background check provided by Lakeshore as a safety precaution to protect the minors in the production. A performer travel stipend of $15/performance is available for adult performers.
For this production we are seeking non-union youth and adult performers.
Audition Date: Sunday, October 8 / Hanifl Performing Arts Center / 2:00-5:00 PM
Audition Date: Monday, October 9 / Hanifl Performing Arts Center / 6:00-9:00 PM
Callback Date: Thursday, October 12 / Hanifl Performing Arts Center / 6:00-10:00 PM
What to prepare:
- Complete the audition form.
- Sign-up for a five-minute time slot on Sunday, October 8 OR Monday, October 9 via Sign-Up Genius.
- 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! OR prepare one or both of the provided musical excerpts from the show (recommended for kids). Sheet music and practice recordings are available here.
- Monologue: Please also come prepared with a 90-second monologue.
**If you are unavailable for an in person audition or if audition slots fill up, the production staff will accept a video submission. Please see the attached Audition Info Doc for submission details.**
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.
Little House on the Prairie is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Broadway Licensing.