Casting Call for Season 2022
Join the fun at FSLT. No experience required! Audition dates subject to change. To confirm, call (479) 783-2966 in the month prior to auditions, find us on Facebook, or here on our website. (Suggested ages are approximate.)
Even if you do not wish to audition for an on-stage role, you are encouraged to come to auditions to learn about volunteer opportunities. You can meet the show’s Director and offer to help backstage.
For the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers, policies related to COVID-19 may be altered and/or implemented at the discretion of FSLT as guideline recommendations are changed. Please check this website or on social media prior to audition dates for policies that will be in effect for the upcoming production.
At this time, it is required that all cast and crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID. Masks will be worn by everyone at auditions except those who are reading on stage. Masks will be worn during rehearsals, and cast and crew will be encouraged to wear their mask outside of FSLT in an effort to ensure the cast remains healthy. Masks will not be worn on stage during performances.
Smoke On The Mountain
Directed by Brandon Bolin, Music Director George Mann
Cast: 4 males between the ages of approximately 20-55 and 3 females approximately 20-75. Approximately 6-10 singing but non-speaking roles.
Auditions: 7 pm, Monday, December 13 (2021) at Goddard United Methodist Church, 1922 Dodson Avenue. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, December 14. Cast member read through and blocking will be held on a few evenings in December. Rehearsals begin January 3.
Production dates: February 10-20.
Synopsis: It’s Saturday night in the Smoky Mountains, 1938, and you are invited to a Gospel Sing at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The Sanders Family, a talented but unusual traveling troupe, will be performing rousing bluegrass songs as they reveal their true, and often hilariously imperfect, natures. Hand clapping music, knee slapping comedy. Previously staged at FSLT in 1998.
A Southern Exposure
Directed by Lora Rice
Cast: 4 females between the ages of approximately 20-55+.
Auditions: This production was previously cast in 2020, prior to our forced closure by COVID. That same cast will be performing in 2022. No open auditions are planned at this time.
Production dates: March 31-April 9.
Synopsis: Raised in Kentucky by her grandmother Hattie and two eccentric aunts, Callie stuns her family by moving to New York to live with her new boyfriend. Her dreams are soon dashed, then just as her world starts to brighten, she is forced to return home where she and Hattie discover the fiercest kind of love.
Moon Over Buffalo
Directed by Duff Taylor
Cast: 4 males between the ages of approximately 25-55+ and 4 females approximately 20-70+.
Auditions: 7 pm, Monday, May 2. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 3.
Production dates: June 9-18.
Synopsis: Charlotte and George Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, are on tour. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with an ingénue, they learn they may have one final shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to their matinee. But everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing. Previously staged at FSLT in 1999.
Directed by Eric Wells, Musical Director Barry Law
Cast: Principal roles for 3 males and 3 females between the ages of approximately 25-60+, and 10 girls approximately 6-14 years of age. Plus 16 adult ensemble roles of varying ages.
Auditions: Auditions will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 116 North 12th Street, Fort Smith. Monday, May 23: music only auditions. Annie and orphans audition 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm; adult auditions 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Be prepared to sing a portion of a song of your choice. You may bring sheet music, accompaniment track, or sing a cappella. Tuesday, May 24: callbacks and cold readings. Cast member read through Thursday, May 26. Music rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 31.
Production dates: July 28-August 13.
Synopsis: With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone despite her start in a NYC orphanage. She escapes to search for her parents and tumbles through fun-filled adventures. Eventually she finds a new home and family with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his secretary, and a mutt named Sandy.
The Philadelphia Story
Directed by Tina Dale
Cast: 9 males between the ages of approximately 25-60+ and 6 females approximately 15-60+.
Auditions: 7 pm, Monday, August 15. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, August 16.
Production dates: September 22-October 1.
Synopsis: Engaged to a smug and aspiring politician, a Philadelphia socialite’s wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a handsome journalist. This tangled web of relationships provides lots of juicy stories for publication. Written for Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, this Broadway hit became a classic movie. Previously staged at FSLT in 1957 and 1981.
Directed by Jamie Lambdin-Bolin
Cast: 4+ males between the age approximately 30+ and 5+ females approximately 20+.
Auditions: 7 pm, Monday, October 3. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, October 4.
Production dates: November 10-19.
Synopsis: When a coffee shop owner asks her business-savvy sister to help get customers in the door, friction flares. But a health crisis forces the two to face an inevitable truth. With quirky customers, southern insults, and heart-warming moments, this will be the stage debut for this script authored by an active FSLT volunteer.