Season Auditions for Long Lake Theater

Long Lake Theater     Park Rapids, MN
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Welcome to LLT’s 2024 season auditions!  This post covers shows July-December. Long Lake Theater is located in Hubbard County, MN (Park Rapids). It’s a bustling summer spot with lots of cabins, lake homes, locals and tourism.  The theater property is comprised of 2 churches built in the late 1800s that have been renovated into intimate theaters each capable of hosting 104 guests.  Nestled between the theaters sits our screen porch pub which is licensed for beer/wine and lots of fun!  The porch brings it all together with a cozy, up north, cabin-like feel and is the space we use as our lobby and where we share many cast meals together as a theater “family”. We are 3 blocks from Long Lake and surrounded by trees, fireflies, and mosquitoes as big as butterflies.   The following auditions are for shows that will rehearse in the Minneapolis area (Plymouth/Crystal zone) and travel up north for performances, with the exceptions of “Ghost Stories” and “A Christmas Carol” which will play both areas. Food, travel, and lodging is provided for away shows.  Thank you for your interest and we can’t wait to meet you!  Audition format at the end of post. Character descriptions, and additional information can be sent to you by request.


The Importance of Being Earnest

“A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”

Original Play by Oscar Wilde

Musical Adaptation by Todd & Pamela Russell

Sat 7/20 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sun 7/21 2pm Fri 7/26 7:30pm, Sat 7/27 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sun 2pm

Dive into the wit, charm and hilarious antics of Oscar Wilde’s satirical masterpiece! Two carefree Victorian bachelors are in pursuit of love, both inventing imaginary characters to conceal their hidden double lives! The resulting music, mayhem and madness are sure to tickle your farcical funny bone!

(4-5M, 3-4F)($200 Stipend)



Gilligan’s Island: The Musical

Music & Lyrics by Hope & Lawrence Juker

Book by Sherwood Schwartz and Lloyd S Schwartz

Based on the TV Show “Gilligan’s Island” created by Sherwood Schwartz

Sat 8/10 7:30pm, Sun 8/11 2pm, Fri 8/16 7:30pm, Sat 8/17 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 8/18 2pm, Fri 8/23 7:30pm, Sat 8/24 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 8/25 2pm

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans…romance develops…the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter…it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.

(5M, 3F)($250 stipend)



Prom Night in Hubbard

A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Event!

Sat 8/31 7pm, Sun 9/1 1pm, Fri 9/6 7pm, Sat 9/7 7pm, Sun 9/8 1pm

Love! Lies! Drama! Calling all wallflowers and Kings & Queens of the Court gone by! Slip on your fanciest duds, slick back that hair if you’ve got any left… and get ready to party like it’s the greatest night of your life. Join in the food, drinks and interactive festivities while unraveling the mysteries that went cold when you shut your yearbook. And what the heck: Might want to add a bulletproof vest to that outfit… just in case!

(Open to cast of 8)($200 stipend)



Ghost Stories Round the Campfire

Park Rapids Dates

Fri 10/25 7:30pm, Sat 10/26 7:30pm

Sat 10/26 4:30pm (Kid Friendly/Campfire Songs and a bit of ghoulish goofing around!)

Minneapolis Dates

Sun 10/27 4:30pm (Kid Friendly), 7:30pm

Wed 10/30 7:30pm, Th 10/31 7:30pm

If you love scary stories, dark spaces and a little Halloween fun, grab a seat at the campfire for a few surprises, scares and tales to rattle your bones.  Bring your own blanket and lawn chair.  For the bravest of the bunch, wear your walking shoes and join us for a post-show walk in the woods.

*For “too cold” or inclement weather, the show will take place indoors.

(Open to cast of 6) ($175 Stipend)



An Evening of Thanks: One Mother’s Story

Fri 11/22 7:30pm, Sat 11/23 2:00pm

Gather up your family and friends to share this feel-good collection of songs, stories and poems reminding us to give thanks for the moments we’ve been given. A celebration of life, love and all the mess that goes with it! 

(Already Cast)



A Christmas Carol

Original Book by Charles Dickens

Script Adaptation by Pamela Russell

Book & Lyrics by Todd & Pamela Russell

Mpls Shows: Fri 12/13 7pm, Sat 12/14 1pm & 7pm, Sun 12/15 7pm

Park Rapids Shows: Sat 12/21 7:30pm Sun 12/22 12noon & 4:00pm

Ebenezer Scrooge declines Christmas dinner with the family, opting to be alone on this frosty winter night.  His heart being as cold as his home, is challenged to warm up as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future take him on a musical  journey of his own life.  Awakening his spirit brings a joyous new day in this classic, cherished Dickens story.

(Multiple Roles for all ages. Well behaved children ages 6 & up are welcome to audition)(STIPEND: As much as we wish we could pay all actors, that is not within our budget for this large production. We will have a few modest stipends to offer some of our adult leading actors which will be offered with roles at casting. No child roles will be paid in the show.)




Please submit audition information/questions to: [email protected]



2. Resume  

3. If you have an audition reel, video of you singing/dancing/monologue, etc. please attach as well.  

4. Note of interest expressing which show(s) you are interested in being considered for.

5. Conflicts you know you have. YOU CANNOT HAVE CONFLICTS WITH SHOW DATES.

Further instruction for reading sides, callbacks and dance calls will be communicated via email. We will keep post updated until all casting is complete. Thank you and break a leg!