Season Auditions for Long Lake Theater


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Welcome to LLT’s season auditions!  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. 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 (Robbinsdale/Maple Grove/Crystal zone) and travel up north for performances.  Thank you for your interest and we can’t wait to meet you!  Audition format at the end of post.


#1: That’s Amore? (Dinner and a Show Musical Comedy): 4 roles left!

#2: On Golden Pond (Family Drama): 4 roles left!

*Compensation will be paid with modest stipends, travel reimbursement/transportation, lodging and meals.

*Rehearsal calendars will be created according to cast availability/conflict.

SHOW TITLE:  That’s Amore?

SHOW DESCRIPTION: (Dinner and a show event) You are cordially invited to the Groom’s Dinner for the wedding of Celio Moretti to Christine Johnson. A crooning serenada, a shady uncle with ties to the Mafia and a firmly opinionated grandmother deeply rooted in her Italian traditions push the evening along sweetly until Celio’s ex shows up for the party… and she ain’t happy. Throw on your finest and bear witness to the chaos of this true Italian vs. Minnesota Nice event! Will love conquer all?

PERFORMANCE DATES: August 13,14,15,20,21,22


DESI MORETTI- (40s/50s) Celio’s dad, Nonna Rosetta’s son. Loves beer, his own jokes and when his mother is happy.

ZIO PEITRO BENNINI-(any) Ultimate slimeball of an uncle who has ties with things nobody cares to discuss. He probably should stay out of the public eye for many reasons, but you can’t help but love the guy. His strong affection for his wife really brings home his manly charm. 

ZIA PATRICIA- (any)Sucking face with her man is a high priority. She thinks she’s incredibly sexy and what others think, she could care less. She’s kind of trashy, but in a weirdly endearing way. A wild, gum smacking, big purse wielding Italian woman.  

ANTONIA- (20s) Brash, loud, angry Italian who is Celio’s ex. She shows up to the party uninvited in a dress she created out of the wedding gown she did not get married in.

*Brooklyn/Jersey style Italian accents by all. 

REHEARSAL PERIOD: July/August-Performances


SHOW TITLE: On Golden Pond

SHOW DESCRIPTION: On Golden Pond is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. A heartwarming and humorous show about generations of a family learning to love and communicate, as the eldest members embrace their twilight years.

PERFORMANCE DATES: August 27,28,29 September 2,3,4,5, 10,11


NORMAN THAYER (79 )- dry humor, boyish, spunky .

ETHEL THAYER (69)- Full of energy and love of life. 

CHELSEA THAYER WAYNE (42)- Athletic and spunky daughter to Norman and Ethel. Has a lot of underlying grievances with her father that pus her on edge. 

BILLY RAY (45) Chelsea’s fiancé. A dentist from California who is mighty proud of his accomplishments. Struggles to find his place in awkward conversations when left in the cabin with Norman. 

REHEARSAL PERIOD: Mid July/August-Performances


Please submit audition information 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.

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!

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