Please see below for audition information for the upcoming ALT virtual production of Alice In Cyberland! Audition information for Rock Dogs and Louanne Kitterman's Quarantine Sweet Sixteen will be available January 13th.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for you time and talent and interest in auditioning for this ALT production! We're excited to see you! Please read information carefully and completely.
What is Alice In Cyberland About?
Alice in Cyberland brilliantly captures the nonsensical zaniness of Wonderland, transporting the fun to an online world. Procrastinating on her homework, Alice falls asleep as she plays solitaire on her computer and is awoken by a white rabbit. As the fuzzy bunny rushes off, the Cheshire Cat appears, informing Alice with a smile that she is now in Cyberland. Alice learns that she must find the dreaded Queen of Hearts in order to learn the password that will allow her to regain control of her computer. But everyone she meets along the way — a caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and a duchess — tells her that she doesn’t want to meet the Queen of Hearts! When Alice finally encounters the Queen, her majesty accuses the visitor of stealing her password and puts her on trial in a most ridiculous manner.
With most scenes requiring only two to three character cameras to be on at one time, this virtual twist on a literary classic, perfect for all ages, will add a wonderful sparkle to your online theatre season.
Mark Landon Smith directs.
ALICE - a hungry, modern-day teem who's tired of online homework
WHITE RABBIT - busybody in too much of a hurry to help
CHESHIRE CAT - used to do stand-up comedy
CATERPILLAR - chill but directionless cafe' owner awaiting metamorphosis
DUCHESS - the queen's BFF
MAD HATTER - peremptory party person
MARCH HARE - another partier
QUEEN OF HEARTS - harsh ruler and cruel card cheat
NOTE: FLEXIBLE CASTING - ALL roles except QUEEN OF HEARTS and DUCHESS, including ALICE, can be played by any gender with simple pronoun changes. ALICE can be ALVIN.
Who may audition?
Actors ages 10-18 are invited to audition! No previous experience necessary! And you can be from anywhere and participate as this is a virtual production! Video auditions being accepted from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, January 31, 2021.
What does the audition consist of?
The audition will consist of you completing the audition form and submitting an acting video. The acting audition will consist of selecting a monologue from the monologue material provided. The monologue material is located HERE.
Please film in landscape, (horizontal), format in a quiet space.
Once filmed the actor will upload the audition video to the fields provided below. Auditions are due by 5pm CST, Sunday January 31, 2021.
What is the rehearsal schedule?
On your audition form you will be asked to list ALL of your conflcts during the week and weekends from February 4 through February 21. Rehearsals will take place via Zoom meetings. A reliable internet connection is necessary for rehearsals. The audio will be recorded via Zoom for the production and broadcast on the ALT YouTube channel and through the ALT podcast.
When is the performance?
The performance will ready for release the week of February 22. A premiere performance will be scheduled with a listening party and Q&A with the actors following.
Is there a participation fee?
To help with costs associated with production, there is a $100 participation fee for actors cast. A limited number of scholarships are available. Vist artslivetheatre.com for information.
Please direct questions to
Are auditions open to everyone?
Yes, auditions are open to anyone within the age range given for each production.
Do you have to have previous stage experience to audition?
Absolutely not! It makes no difference if you've been in 15 shows or none, all are welcome!
Are scripts available before the audition?
To give everyone an equal opportunity, we do not offer scripts before the audition. However, information about productions and scripts may be found online, at bookstores and libraries. Scenes from the script may also be posted on this website for you to become familiar with the play. See the specific show audition information to the left for available scenes to preview.
What is the actual audition process?
It's very easy! Audition days are announced a few weeks prior with scenes provided through our website. For musical auditions actors will be asked to sing. All auditions at this time are video only. Information on how to submit may be found on the audition form.
When does the cast list go up and what happens if I don't get cast?
The cast list will be published a few days following the final audition. Cast list is listed by the actor's name alphabetically.
What is the participation fee?
In order to be able to bring exceptional productions to our audience, Arts Live Theatre charges a $100 per actor participation fee for non-musicals and $125 for musicals. A limited number of scholarships are available.
May I be in two shows at once?