The Little Theatre of Alexandria

The Little Theatre of Alexandria


VOLUNTEERS WANTED: We are still looking for a few more volunteer Ushers & Greeters for Love Letters (Sun 09/14 thru Sun 09/27).

We ask FOH volunteers to arrive 45 min early, There will be no water service backstage, upstairs in dressing rooms or booth. Actors, & tech will be in charge of their own spaces / personal water, etc. There will also be no concessions.

If you are able to volunteer (again) - please sign up here:

Thank you!


Robert Kraus
Governor - Front of House
Any chance of rescheduled shows?
HELP! We are in desperate need of House Managers / Ushers for Moonlight and Magnolias @ LTA - please volunteer today by clicking here:

Please sign up & bring a friend!


I love the Little Theatre for it"s selection of shows. My main comment is that as and older person with less than great hearing, I miss some important lines. In the Hill House, Eleanor speaks so softly that she can barely be heard in the back of the house. I wonder why they don't use the wireless mikes more. They are used in the musicals so I know they are available. It's not the theaters problem to correct my hearing, I'm not deaf..just old, but missing lines loses the meaning. Using mikes could make the sound more uniform. Theodora is very loud while Eleanor is too soft. Be aware that unless you are in front, Eleanor will be hard to hear.
Could I get captions for one of your performances?
Extend The Producers! 😀
Urgent Need for Volunteers

Due to some family emergencies a couple Front of House slots have opened up & we to fill them ASAP. If you can help Usher or House Manage PLEASE sign up here today:

Also don't forget - every time you usher your name will be placed into a raffle drawing for a prize. House Managers will be entered twice for each time they volunteer. The prize of a brunch for 4 at Laporta's valued at over $100 will be announced early next week!

Thank you again!

Robert Kraus

Governor - Front of House

[email protected]
We saw "The Producers" today at the matinee. It was so funny! The characters were superb. I could not have asked for a better performance. Everyone did a wonderful job. Well worth the time to see. If you have the opportunity, this production is wonderful.
All - we have an URGENT need for ushers & an asst house manager for The Producers on Sun Jul 28th. If you can help please sign up here:

Thank you in advance!

Robert - Gov of FOH

PS - If you can not help Sun the 28th please sign up for a different slot.
It's that time of month again!

Why bless your little heart if you thought I meant something else - it is time once again to sign up for FOH Ushering. So show some southern manners & please sign up NOW right here y'all:

Founded in 1934, LTA began as a small play reading group. Since 1934, the theatre has mounted over

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The Buzz: Dec 7-20, 2022 12/07/2022

The Buzz: Dec 7-20, 2022

Stay up to date with the latest goings on with LTA's biweekly edition of "The Buzz"

The Buzz: Dec 7-20, 2022 Christmas Carol / Gift Cards / Auditions / Classes   The Buzz   What you need to know Dec 7 - 20, 2022 ON STAGE CLASSES VOLUNTEER   Give The Gift of Theater! Just in time for the Holidays LTA offers


Meet Tom Howley and Adiya Koram from LTA's current production of "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol". Now through December 17.


Meet Oliver Lankin and Pat Mahoney from LTA's current production of "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol". Now through December 17.


Meet Eleni Ruiz and Andrea Spitz from LTA's current production of "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol". Now through December 17.


3 Front Row Tix for
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
Sat, 12/3 at 6pm


If you’ve been looking for a creative way to work on a specific goal, improv can help! Keely Kirk runs these interactive, inspirational workshops where you’ll learn to embrace the unexpected, trust your intuition, and break out of the same old patterns. No experience necessary! Workshops can be signed up for individually and run Mondays 7-9pm. Register online:
Nov 28:
Dec 5:


COMING SOON! Cold Reading Workshop, Tuesday, November 15th from 7:30pm-9:30pm. "Great instruction, great insights into cold reading a script." Sarah Holt leads this workshop, where you'll be teamed up and given sides (extracts from published plays) and will practice finding the important facts, making choices based on what the playwright has written, plus your own instincts, and quickly adapting to direction. For ages 18+ (Proof of vaccination required. Masks are required when in the LTA facility, but will not be worn when performing.) To register:


Once again LTA will be participating in the Old Town Scottish Walk and we'd love you and/or your youngster to join us! This year's walk takes place Saturday, December 3rd. We'll gather at the theatre around 10:15am/10:30am for costuming (provided by LTA) and should be back by 12:30pm/1pm. RSVP or for details email LTA's Governor for Education Heather Sanderson at [email protected].


"I really enjoy Sarah Nichols' dialect courses and wish that I'd started them sooner!" Public Speaking Skills runs for just four weeks, Thursdays 10/27-11/17 from 6:30pm-7:30pm and a two-session Standard British (RP) Dialect Workshop is on Sundays 11/6 & 13 from 6:30pm-8pm. For details and to register see


Look who our long-time LTA students Everett and Jasper met when they were in Edinburgh for just a day this past summer! Everett recognized Sir Ian at once and went up and introduced himself. Sir Ian was so gracious, shook hands, and asked the boys where they were from and if they'd seen Lord of the Rings. What a great summertime memory! Learning how to introduce yourself confidently is something our instructors teach all their students - and now you know why! For information on LTA's Education programs see


Beginners Set Painting for Theatre & DIY Home Use Starts October 4! Tuesdays 7pm-9pm. In this short four-week session you'll have hands-on experience in sponging, marbling, dry brushing, stenciling, and wood graining techniques. You'll also learn about the use of colors, types of paints and tools, seaming, taping, and set development from inception to completion. The class includes a tour of a real working set. All materials included. To register:


Youth Improv classes start Sunday September 25th! Improv-a-Looza from 1pm-3pm for grades 6th-8th invites you to take your improv skills to the next level and produce your very own show. While students in grades 3-5 will be introduced to - or re-acquainted with classic improv games such as Mr. Know-it-All; World's Worst; Foreign Poet, in Improv Jam, which runs 3:15pm-4:45pm. Both improv classes run 9/25-12/11 no classes 10/9 & 11/27). For details on these and other youth and adult class offerings see:

Doug Sanders 09/13/2022

Doug Sanders

Class: Free Audio Book Recording and Producing Master Class
Details: LTA’s Voice Over instructor, Mike Baker, Jr., is offering a free Master Class in Audio Book Recording and Producing. The Speaker will be one of Mike’s former students, Mr. Doug Sanders, Esquire
Doug Sanders has been into the audio-visual arts most of his life. He won several media fair awards and entered college as a radio/TV/film major before being seduced by political science and a law degree. After taking Mike’s Voiceover Artistry Class, Doug delved into the Audio Book World. His narration of Doctor Mosquito, written by Richard C. Dellinger, garnered him a number of national awards. Doug says doing an audiobook was much more than just narration -- he had to produce it as well, which brought him back to many of the things he enjoyed in his youth. Doug also likes giving back to an industry that has been kind to him thus far. We are so grateful he has agreed to offer free audio book tutelage in a 90-minute Audio Books Master Class. It will be offered via Zoom. All of Mike Baker’s former Voiceover students are encouraged to attend as well as any other would be audio book enthusiasts. The Master Class is open to all. Just click on the link or put the Zoom address in your browser and join us.
Here are a list of Awards from his resume:
Experience and Awards:

• Narrator and Producer – Doctor Mosquito, Written by Richard C. Dellinger
o Winner – 2021 Audio Book Reviewer’s Choice Award
o Winner – 2021 Audio Book Reviewer’s Best Horror/Techno
o Winner – 2021 Audio Book Reviewer’s Best Narrator
o Nominee – 2022 On-Line Book Club’s Book of the Year
• WERA 96.7 FM, LP Arlington (Arlington Independent Media)
o 2019 – Present, Volunteer content contributor for Evergreen spots, COVID-19 announcements, Promotional items, and Morning Drive segments
• Narrator – 2021 Dad Legs Movie Segment, Produced by Antonio Villaronga
• 4-Voice Actor – 2019 George Mason Student Productions, The Exorcism of Marion County, Written and Produced by Ignacio Miranda

You can visit his website ( in advance of the class to listen to his demos, including a sample of Chapter 1 from Doctor Mosquito, and a demo of characters extracted from the entirety of the book.
Date: Sunday, September 25
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Doug Sanders I am a multi-award-winning voiceover artist who thrives on connecting listeners to ideas through the sound of the spoken word.  I can bring your project to life with the voice of a best friend, a trusted neighbor, or authoritative guide.  Check out my demos and projects, then call, text, or e-mail...


Brush up your original one-acts and make sure to submit them to LTA’s One-Act Playwriting Competition before the deadline on September 16th! Plays must be original and fall into one of two categories: brand new, never produced OR (new to 2022) an original work and that was initially produced in the past five years (2017-2022) and has been produced fewer than five (5) times total.More information can be found at LTA’s website here:


LTA is pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming production of Design for Murder

Timeline photos 09/01/2022

LTA Announces Auditions for the musical Sister Act
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner,
and additional material by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Michael J. Baker, Jr.
Music Director, Colin Taylor

Audition Location & Dates:
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Fri 10/14/22 Auditions 7-10 pm
Sat 10/15/22 Auditions 2-5 pm
Sun 10/16/22 Auditions 7-10 pm
Tue 10/18/22 Callbacks 7-10 pm
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Director, Mike Baker, Jr. His email is [email protected]

Synopsis: Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by TONY and Eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, disco and outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.

LTA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as the visually and hearing-impaired, to attend every audition. Please note, however, that the role of Delores is restricted to those who identify as female.

More details can be found at

Timeline photos 08/30/2022

ADULT EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE - Thursday September 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Hope to see you there! For more details email LTA's Governor for Education, Heather Sanderson, at [email protected].com. For full details of fall classes and to register online, see

Timeline photos 08/24/2022

LTA Announces Auditions for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
Written by Ken Ludwig & Jack Ludwig
Directed by Madeleine Smith
Audition Location & Dates:
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Saturday, October 8 at 2pm
Sunday, October 9 at 6pm
Callbacks: October 11 by Invitation Only
Performance Dates: December 3 – December 17, 2022

For questions regarding this production and auditions, please email: [email protected]

Synopsis: Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer! Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, Tony award winner Ken Ludwig writes a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun!

Audition Notes: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

LTA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as d/Deaf, to attend every audition. Callbacks will include cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume, if you have them, and be ready to list all conflicts on a provided schedule. Rehearsals begin immediately and are usually Tuesday – Thursday nights and weekend afternoons until tech week.

More details can be found at

Photos from The Little Theatre of Alexandria's post 08/19/2022

Since 2015, The Little Theatre of Alexandria has been recognizing outstanding high school students by awarding $1000 annual scholarships each to two talented high school juniors and seniors who have participated in at least one Main Stage production, or have been actively involved as volunteers.

This year's $1000 Technical Scholarship Award was presented to Fiona Stephens. A graduate of Alexandria City School, Fiona took her first class at LTA at the age of six. In 2018, Fiona was one of seven high schoolers chosen to participate in LTA's inaugural Student Ambassador Program. Since that time, she has volunteered extensively; helping with classes and workshops, chaperoning children during the Old Town Parades, organizing costumes, helping with Opening Night Parties, as well as performing at a number of events. Fiona has also served as a crew member for four mainstage productions, and this past spring Stage Managed both the Adult and Youth Showcases. This month, Fiona moves to Fredericksburg, where she will be studying English and drama at Mary Washington College.

The recipient of the $1000 Performance Scholarship Award was presented to Lindsey Gattuso. Lindsey, who is entering her senior year at West Potomac, has been involved at The Little Theatre for a number of years, both as a student, a volunteer and as a performer. In 2019 Lindsey was accepted into the Student Ambassador Program, where she has volunteered on a regular basis, including helping with weekly classes, ushering, and set builds. Lindsey's Main Stage performances at The Little Theatre include productions of Christmas Carol and Ragtime.

We congratulate Fiona and Lindsey on their awards and thank them for their service to our community over the last few years. For information on LTA's High School Scholarship Award program and the Student Ambassador Program, please see

LTA's Governor for Education, Heather Sanderson, presents Fiona Stephens & Lindsey Gattuso with their $1000 Scholarship Awards

Timeline photos 08/18/2022

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Grab them online, they won't last long!

Timeline photos 08/11/2022

Join us August 28 for the LTA's Open House for Youth Education programs. We will have our doors open from 3pm-5pm, stop by for some fun!

Timeline photos 08/10/2022

Meet Joshua Mutterperl (Ensemble) from LTA's smash hit musical Something Rotten! Hear ye, hear ye, read all about it here:

Timeline photos 08/09/2022

Meet Anna Phillips-Brown (Bea) in LTA's hit musical Something Rotten! Not your average 16th century playwright's spouse to be sure. Read her interview on our at

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600 Wolfe Street
Alexandria, VA

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Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday 1pm - 6pm
Friday 1pm - 6pm

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