Summer Acting Camp Auditions: June 1st – 8th
Come Act your way through the summer in style! Our intense stage clinic/camp features full immersion in acting, strengthening stagecraft, the business of running a theater – all while creating a dynamic, college-level performance.
The teen cast performs a full-length show open for our supportive community, family and friends. LATTE challenges veteran performers while giving a strong and fun primer to those who want to explore theater as a new avenue.
LATTE bases its choice of a show on what highlights the strength, chemistry and cast talent through auditions. Our mission is to encourage teens growth on and off the stage. Fun and focus go hand-in-hand in a collaborative leadership model.
Tweens-Teens must be available to participate in all performances and heck week. Auditions are after the La Grange Pet Parade on June 1st at 20 N Ashland, (Bell Avenue Entrance). Or by private appointment.
- Show Dates Friday, July 26th – Saturday, July 27th
- Heck Week July 19th – 25th
- Practices 11 – 2 or 12 – 3 Weekdays by cast choice.
- Vacations/commitments can be worked around as long as they are not in “Heck week”. All cast members are required to attend mandatory heck week rehearsals and be available the entire days for the weekend of the show. As much as we might want to make exceptions for this time period, it is imperative for the sake of cast integrity that we honor this, according to the Actor’s Code.
The Porch Light – An original work by Chicago Playwright, Felicia Pfluger that chronicles 100 years (from the 1920s through the present) of American life and family. Through powerful, hilarious and fun vignettes, we explore times of radical change in history, the context of cultural change, changes of the family unity, social awareness, wars… and our humanity. The Porch Light is on. It is time to come home.
Anne of Green Gables – Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! See how one person can make a difference.
Heck Week: July 19th – 25th, Mandatory Attendance, Full Cast
Summer Show: July 26th and 27th
$5 Students/Seniors/Military/First Responders
7 pm, Friday, May 10th
2 and 7 pm Saturday, May 11th
Plymouth Place Auditorium
315 N La Grange Road, La Grange Park
2 Hour Run Time including 10 Minute Intermission
Educational Materials Available Upon Request
Discount Presale Tickets will be available at Tate’s Ice Cream, La Grange
Show: July 26th – 27th
Fall Acting Training Workshop and Auditions: September 7th
Fall Show: November 8th and 9th
Spoon River Anthology
Based on the Book by Edgar Lee Masters, A Newly Adapted Stage version by Felicia Pfluger
This once banned book, brought to the stage, takes place in Illinois in 1915. Ghosts rise from their graves to come alive on stage. The veneer is stripped away from polite society to show the darker side of small town living as well as the courage and strength of the deceased residents of Oak Hill Cemetery. Freed from the epitaphs on their tombstones, this one evening, they confide their secret truths with us. The honest, kind, hardworking and chaste live in conflict to those who aren’t… The corrupt deviants, the abusers, the unfulfilled… and those with unrequited dreams and hopes.
Freed from the shackles of life, these restless souls confess their deepest secrets and frustrations, confront their attackers, vent their frustrations, celebrate their joys, and warn the living.
Appropriate for all ages.
Fall Show: November 8th and 9th
LATTE ACTING WORKSHOPS
- September 7th
- January 4th
- 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Fall Acting/ Theater Workshop/Auditions: Improv Comedy, Stage Combat, Script Writing, Stage Physicality, Yoga, and more at 20 North Ashland, La Grange, Bell Avenue Entrance
Spring 2020 Auditions
Alice in Wonderland – After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, and a righteous Humpty Dumpty, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is.
AUDITIONS ARE FOR PLACEMENT PURPOSES IN THE LATTE PROGRAM!