General Info About OLT Auditions

Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m or a Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you’d like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season’s plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director’s discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!

Upcoming Auditions:

Play: Its a Wonderful Life; a radio play by Joe Landry
Directed by Elizabeth Hanson
Sunday, October 1. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held at Olympia Little Theater in the Annex Building
Performance dates are: December 1-17

PLAY SYNOPSIS: It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic about the life of George Bailey as the Angel Clarence gets to understand George in order to rescue him on a grim Christmas Eve 


-GEORGE- M 30s/40s protagonist. Story walks through George’s life from boyhood to his early 40s 

-MARY- F 30s/40s, George’s wife. Portrayed as a child, teen, and late 30s 

-CLARENCE, the Angel  – upbeat and quirky but wise. Male any age

-MR. POTTER – described as mean and old. Main antagonist of story, wealthiest man in town. M age late 40s or older 

-JOSEPH the Angel  -narrator and guide for Clarence. Male 

May be cast to play additional minor roles. 

-VIOLET – beautiful and vibrant flirtatious female friend of George’s 20/30/40 

May be cast to play additional minor roles. 

-FREDDIE, radio show MC – more modern than main story, upbeat and commercial. any age. M or F. 

May be cast to play additional minor roles. 

-additional 1-2 women for various roles 20s/30s- includes younger versions of main characters, George’s children, and other roles 

-additional woman for various roles-age 50+ includes George and Mary’s mothers, and employees at various locations, 

-additional 1-3 men for various roles- any age – includes George’s friends, younger versions of main characters, George’s children, pharmacist, bar owner, patrons, etc. 

Play: Love, Sex and the IRS by Van Zandt & Millmore
Directed by Dave Marsh
Monday-Wednesday, November 27, 28, 29 @ 6pm in the OLT Annex
Performance dates are: January 26 to February 11
Play: 84 Charring Cross Road by: Hanff & Roose-Evans
Directed by Kendra Malm
Sunday, January 21 2:00 pm in the OLT Annex
Monday, January 22 7 pm in the OLT Annex
Performance dates are: March 8-24

Audition Scheduling

Audition announcements for our upcoming season will be posted here and to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information!



Copies of the scripts are on reserve at the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library.