GENERAL LST INFORMATION 2019
SOM weekend workshop: June 1st & 2nd in Leavenworth.
Mandatory for Sound of Music kids (including Liesl), Maria, & Captain. Captain & Maria also rehearse on Friday evening, May 31st.
All rehearsals begin: Wednesday evening, June 12th.
The rehearsal schedule is sent out in early May. The bulk of rehearsals for all three shows will take place in the following time frame:
The Sound of Music – June 12– July 4 (Tech week is June 30 – July 4)
Hello, Dolly! – June 12 – July 16 (Tech week is July 10 – 16)
Pirates of Penzance – June 12 – July 29 (Tech week is July 22 – 29)
Complete schedule available: www.leavenworthsummertheater.org
The Sound of Music 20 performances. July 5 – Sept 1.
Hello, Dolly! 12 performances. July 17 – Aug 30.
Pirates of Penzance 7 performances. July 30 – Aug 29.
Stipends– All actors are paid per show. Stipends are for those 18 and over as of June 1, 2019. These stipends are for the entire run of the show, not per performance. Actors and technicians under the age of 18 will receive a stipend to cover the expenses of participating. Contact the Executive Director for more information.
Health Concerns– In the interest of actor safety and performance integrity, please disclose any health concerns or anticipated physical changes to the Executive Director at the time of auditions. This includes but is not limited to conditions like asthma or diabetes, and also wonderfully positive things like pregnancy. The schedule and outdoor conditions can be rigorous, and our utmost concern is for this to be a safe experience for everyone involved.
Smoke — In the event of wildfires, our shows will continue to perform as long as the safety and integrity of the cast and facility are guaranteed. The Executive Director is responsible for the decision whether or not to continue a performance, and will base their decision on information from the Forest Service, Health Department, and other government agencies. By participating in the summer season, cast and crew agree to perform the show as created despite inclement conditions, with the full understanding that the safety of the cast and crew are the highest priority to LST leadership.
Understudies — Several leading roles in each show will be understudied, usually by another cast member for an additional stipend. Other swing or understudy positions may be assigned, and these are included in the base stipend rate.
Housing — We are currently unable to provide housing. However, we are almost always able to provide a connection or opportunity for reasonable housing in the area. Additionally, many actors can choose to find additional employment either with LST or in the tourism industry in Leavenworth. Do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive Director with questions and, when appropriate, to begin looking for housing or supplemental work.
Physical Appearance — Eyeglasses and braces are not to be worn during performances, unless the directors specifically ask for glasses for a role. Actors should also not cut or change their hair and/or facial hair without first talking to the directors. Some roles may require growing longer hair and/or facial hair.
Questions? — Don’t hesitate to call the LST administrative offices at (509) 548-7324.