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Auditions: Balloonacy and This Wonderful Life


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions by video submission for two separate one-person productions, Balloonacy (to be performed in November) and This Wonderful Life (to be performed in December). Both productions are to be directed by Patrick Torres. Audition submissions are due early October.

Performers interested in auditioning for these productions should be aware we intend to perform for a live audience (adhering to all state and local ordinances) with the possible addition of virtual/streaming engagement with our audience. And, it must be understood that cancellations of our productions will remain a possibility. Rehearsals will be a mix of in person and online for both productions.

While RLT is implementing strategies (i.e. cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas, maintaining a strict policy of social distancing, requiring the use of maks, etc) to combat the spread of COVID-19, the organization cannot guarantee that all exposure to the virus will be eliminated. 


Written by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Patrick Torres

Important Information

Performance Venue: Stephenson Outdoor Amphitheatre
Audition Submission due by: October 2, 2020
First Rehearsal: October 5, 2020
Performances: November 7 – November 15 (with possible rain dates on November 21, 22).

About the Show

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. Balloonacy is a tender, uplifting show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

About the Role

Old Person (any age, any ethnicity, any gender identity): an older person who lives alone and develops a relationship with a balloon. The performer should feel confident with physical characterization since the play contains no dialogue. Clowning experience is a plus.

This Wonderful Life

Written by Steve Murray
Directed by Patrick Torres

Important Information

Performance Venue: Sutton Theatre
Audition Submission due by: October 5, 2020
First Rehearsal: November 2, 2020
Performances: December 10 – December 20, 2020

About the Show

One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hard working man’s life has on the people around him.

About the Role

Narrator (any age, any ethnicity, any gender identity): plays all the residents of Bedford Falls.

Audition Information

All auditions for both productions will be received via electronic submission.

To Audition for Balloonacy: Blow up a balloon and create a short video (30 – 60 seconds) without words that gives a glimpse into the character and their relationship to the balloon. Get creative and have fun!

To Audition for This Wonderful Life:  Film yourself performing the following scene from the play: Audition Side

To submit your video, send it in an email to Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with your name in the Subject Line. For example: Patrick Torres’ Video Submission for Balloonacy.

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out. Please attach the appropriate conflict calendar(s) to the email when you submit your video.

Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.