We Love You Conrad!



Opening Weekend of Bye Bye Birdie was a hit
at the Lake Worth Playhouse!

Take a look at what people are saying!

What a wonderful, fun show this is. We sure enjoy all the wonderful, amazing talent. You guys are the bomb. -Cheryl M.
Bye Bye Birdie was amazing! -Stacy A.
5 stars. Wonderful production! Kudos to all involved, so much talent -Heidi B.
Absolutely fantastic show… we were at preview night last night…. Standing O’….congrats!!!
– Debra P
Don’t miss out on this  send-up of the 1960’s small –town America, teenagers and rock & roll!! Bye Bye Birdie will take you back to the days of Ed Sullivan and everyone’s teenage
heartthrob. Conrad has been drafted and one lucky girl gets to kiss him goodbye on live TV. Featuring high energy songs and dances and all American fun. You’ll leave humming,

“We Love You Conrad!”

For Tickets:
Buy tickets online at
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

Call For Entries: 7th Annual L-Dub Film Festival

The seventh-annual L-DUB Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Deadline is September 11, 2017.
L-DUB Film Festival is looking for an innovative selection across a variety of genres from music videos, shorts and documentaries to full length features.
Our mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking, provide industry collaboration opportunities and outlets for filmmakers to present their work and gain recognition from their peers, the public and industry professionals.
OUR FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Charlie Birnbaum is also the Film Program Director at the Lake Worth Playhouse and manager of the Stonzek Theatre. Charlie began as a movie impresario in college and founded Barnard Zooprax, a group that screened new foreign films and American classics twice a week.for 30 years. He also produced and directed 2 16mm short films thankfully lost to posterity. He currently ensures that the residents fo Palm Beach countny have access to the best of indie films and sells popcorn.
Dates: September 22-24, 2014
Location: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Entries must be received no later than September 11, 2017.
Proposed  2017 LINE UP:
Reception will be held in the rehearsal facility next to the Stonzek Theatre on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7pm. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.  This space will provide the filmmakers with a meeting workshop space throughout the festival. We want to provide a unique opportunity for young and seasoned artists to socialize, network and interact with other local filmmakers in a relaxed environment that caters to fostering new relationships, establishing business connections, deal making, engaging in creative discussions and learning from other professionals in the industry.
THE AWARDS CEREMONY/WRAP PARTY will be held Sunday, September 24th.  Jury awards will be given for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Music Video, Best Student Film and others.
As in our previous years we have offered free workshops to filmmakers and participants throughout the festival run to provide insights into the craft and business of filmmaking. Proposed workshops include the following:

1.  Actors Workshop

2.  RED 1 Camera Workshop
3.  “How to get THE PART” – Auditioning 101 Workshop
4.  Self-Marketing & Distribution Workshop
5.  Quad copter photography
  • Best Foreign Film (English Subtitles are required when applicable)
  • Best Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Student Film
Dates: September 22- 24 2017
Location: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
L-DUB Film Festival Director
Charlie Birnbaum
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
E-mail: ldubfilmfestival@lakeworthplayhouse.org
Submissions are made through:
Entry Fees: All films 30 minutes or less TRT require a $20 entry fee.  All films longer than 30 minutes       TRT require a $30 entry fee.  Payments may be made by check or money order and MUST be made payable to: Lake Worth Playhouse.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Any submission including foreign languages spoken must be sub-titled in English.
Exhibition copies of your film on DVD or BluRay. Or other digital Media will not be returned at the end of the festival. However, if you are attending your screening, you may sign for and take your film with you at the conclusion of your showcase.
NOTE: No trailers or FBI warnings on exhibition copies.
Trailers submitted on separate discs are encouraged but are not required.
The Lake Worth Playhouse is home to Palm Beach County’s premiere venue for independent films. The Stonzek Studio Theatre is an intimate, black-box style theatre equipped with an extra-large viewing screen and high-definition projection. Showing indie and foreign films daily, year-round, The Stonzek Studio Theatre is located in downtown Lake Worth, on the south side of Lake Avenue, two blocks east of Dixie Highway. Free, well-lit parking on Lake Avenue and surrounding side streets, and free parking is also available in public lots located behind the Playhouse.

NOW HIRING: Part-Time Box Office Sales Associate:


  • Responsibilities include: phone, internet and in-house ticket sales for a local community theatre in Lake Worth, Florida.
  • Assist in the implementation of company marketing materials as needed.
  • Assist box office manager with daily reports including all cash and credit card transactions.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

Relationships and Roles:

Internal / External Cooperation

  • Maintain contact with all to ensure high levels of Client Satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.

Job Specifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in sales. Knowledge of theatre industry preferred but not required.
  • Computer experience a must and should be familiar with excel and word.
  • Available for shift work (at least 6 hours per shift). Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. -10 p.m.
  • Able to be on your feet, bend and lift 20 lbs.

Please email or call Judith at judith@lakeworthplayhouse.org or 561-586-6169 ext. 214.

Calling All Artists! L-Dub Film Festival Poster Contest!

The Lake Worth Playhouse 

is happy to announce a poster design contest for our  

Annual L-Dub Film Festival held at our Stonzek Theatre! 

Each year, our L-Dub Film Festival features a variety of film genres from music videos, shorts and documentaries to full length features. Our mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking, provide industry collaboration opportunities for emerging filmmakers and outlets for filmmakers to present their work and gain recognition from their peers, the public and industry professionals. The film festival schedule includes a filmmaker reception, a meet and greet, an awards ceremony,  as well as workshops and screenings.
We are seeking a poster that is graphically attractive, original and unique to the artist. The artwork should be at least 24″ x 36″ in dimension at 300dpi. The poster will be displayed in the Stonzek Theatre, used in marketing and advertising, and posted on social media and our website, and included on the event program. Any style will be accepted as we are an indie film house and appreciate ALL forms of art. The only requirement (besides the dimensions) is that it needs to be printable as a poster.
Please submit your artwork to our Marketing Director, Nicole Laing: nicole@lakeworthplayhouse.org by September 8th, 2017. A low res jpg can be emailed as the submission and if chosen, you will be required to send high resolution, editable artwork (.psd, .eps. .tiff). (Text must be editable so we can change the date information in following years.)
The winner will be announced at this year’s L-Dub Film Festival taking place September 22nd through September 24th, 2017 and will have their work be the official new look of next years’ festival.
If you have any questions, please email nicole@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Good Luck, and we look forward to seeing
what you create!



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by Kenneth Lonergan (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Debi Marcucci
Stage Manager: Carley Knoerr

When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
Audition Dates:
August 2nd and 3rd at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Performance Dates: 
October 26th – November 5th, 2017 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
Director: Erin Pittleman
Music Director: Ed Kolcz
Choreographer: Kasandra Meiler
It’s the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager, Albert Peterson, is going into debt and has staked his financial future on Conrad’s success. Albert’s secretary, Rosie, is increasingly frustrated with the time and money Albert is losing on his project. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Thus, Albert attempts to stage a farewell party for Conrad in which he is to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army. Kim MacAfee, from Sweet Apple, Ohio, is the lucky girl chosen to be kissed.
Audition Dates:
August 14th and 15th at 7pm, possible callbacks August 16th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
October 12th – 29th, 2017 on the main stage
by Jean Sheperd. Adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian.
Director: Leanna Oliveira
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Audition Dates:
September 18th and 19th at 7pm, possible callbacks September 20th at 7pm
Performance Dates:
November 16th – December 3rd, 2017 on the main stage

Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Katie Petronio
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem, the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family, in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.
Audition Dates:

November 6th & 7th, possible callbacks on November 8th. No appointment necessary

Performance Dates:

January 18th – February 4th, 2018 on the main stage
by Leslye Headland (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Suzanne Dunne
Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena, and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires, and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.
Audition Dates:
December 4th, 5th at 7pm, possible callbacks on December 7th at the Stonzek Studio Theatre. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
February 1st-11th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
by Ken Ludwig
Director: Brian Edgecomb
Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in Otello, the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he’s is a dead ringer for the dead singer. But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun in this superbly crafted, eye-watering farce.

Audition Dates:

January 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Performance Dates:
March 1st-18th, 2018 on the main stage
by Martin Sherman (Black Box Series Production)
Director: Marc Carmen

Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The play Bent highlights the reason why – a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.
Audition Dates:
February 19th, 20th, possible callbacks February 21st at the Stonzek Studio Theatre
Performance Dates:
April 26th – May 6th, 2018 in the Stonzek Studio Theatre
Director: Shonna Rash
Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.  The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Audition Dates:
February 12th, 13th & 14th at 7pm
Performance Dates: April 12th – 29th, 2018 on the main stage


Audition Notice:

Roles available for a Staged Reading of 1000 MILES by Vanessa Garcia as part of the Playhouse Black Box Summer Reading Series.

Auditions: July 11th and 12th at 7 p.m.
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth FL 33460
No appointment necessary.

Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. You may be asked to read from the script.

Production Dates – July 31st and August 1st at 8 p.m.

Synopsis of 1000 MILES:
A young woman, Solis, makes it to The City from 1000 Miles Across the Sea, in search of opportunity and family. She is about to be sent back home by The City’s newly set immigration/refugee laws, when she finds work at a clock shop. The clock shop’s owner, Peter, is the hipster son of immigrants (older wave of immigrants). He is both cautious and compassionate toward Solis, who he takes in and helps. But, Peter and his brother, Mark, hold secrets about their past, their parents, and The City’s history that could very well affect the lives of everyone around them, including Solis, and the very fabric of their “homeland.” At its center — this play is about immigration, surveillance, and power — who has it, who doesn’t.


Solis: Female, late 20’s, but very mature. Her late 20’s are like another woman’s 40’s. She’s from 1000 Miles Across the Sea, an immigrant to The City.

Viola: Female, 30’s. Bartender. An earlier migrant to The City from 1000 Miles Across the Sea.

Mark: Male, mid/late 30’s. Son of migrants from the Southwest Mountain. Businessman. Sleek and trim.

Peter: Male, 30. Mark’s younger brother. Bit of a hipster.
Maria: 40’s. Bar ‘owner.’ Early migrant from the Southwest Mountain.

Boy: Male, under 10 years old. Citizen of The City (later called The Citadel).

About the Playwright:
Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist working as a novelist, playwright, and journalist. Her debut novel, White Light, was published in 2015, to critical acclaim. Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, Al Dia, Flavorwire, and numerous other publications and institutions, it also won an International Latino Book Award. Her plays have been produced in Edinburgh, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and other cities around the world. These include The Cuban Spring (a full-length Carbonell Award nominee for Best New Play, 2015) and The Crocodile’s Bite (a short included in numerous anthologies such as Smith & Kraus’ Best Ten Minute Plays of 2016; the City Theatre Anthology 2015; and the Writer’s Digest Annual Award Anthology, 2015). As a journalist, feature writer, and essayist, her pieces have appeared in The LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Southern Humanities Review, among numerous other publications. She’s also a Huffington Post blogger. She holds a PhD from the University of California Irvine in English (with a focus in Creative Nonfiction), an MFA from the University of Miami (in fiction), and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University (English and Art History).

Contact Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org if you need additional info.



BeFunky Collage



Featuring Songs By THE BEE GEES

Tuesday May 9, 7:00pm

Thursday May 11, 7:00pm

Callbacks if needed will be held Friday May 12, 7:00pm

We will accept video auditions if you’re not in town.  Please send to Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Please prepare a song from the era (1970’s), 16-32 bars of pop song, you can pick something from the show.  A dance will be provided, you may be asked to read from the script.  Please provide your own tracks, the best would be to have them on your phone, we can plug it into our speakers.


Director: Michelle Petrucci

Choregrapher: Nikki Allred

Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Stage Manager: Kristin Kijanka


This musical adaptation of the 70’s classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing.  The score to Saturday Night Fever includes many disco-era hit by the Bee Gees.



Tony Manero: (Lead/ Tenor to A) Plays 19, extremely handsome Brooklyn Italian. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong dancer with a killer pop/rock voice.

Annette: (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to Eb) Plays 18 – 20, attractive, Innocent, insecure, needy. She tries to mask her vulnerability with toughness. Believable Brooklyn accent. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice.

Bobby C: (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 18 – 20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “the Faces” (Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a show-stopping pop voice.

Stephanie Mangano: (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to D) Plays 20, extremely beautiful Brooklyn Italian. Projects over confidence and pretension but is really a simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely likable. Believable Brooklyn accent. Killer voice and very strong dancer.

Frank Junior:  (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 25 – 30, Tony’s brother. Brooklyn Italian, genuine, paternal, spiritual energy. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a strong pop/rock voice

Joey:  (Supporting)

Double J: (Supporting)

Gus: (Supporting)

Pauline; (Supporting)

Monty-the Club DJ:  lead, bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; Plays 40-6-, versatile actor/singer/dancer.  Handsome, womanizing, high energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to 60’s free-spirited sexuality.

lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.

Frank Manero: Tony’s Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with inflated pride in the face of unemployment.

Flo Manero: (Lead/ Mezzo) Plays 40 – 60. Tony’s Brooklyn Italian mother. Opinionated, devout Catholic. Movement a plus.

Grandma Manero

Linda Manero

Fusco-Tony’s boss

MALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 16-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: All ethinicties, 16-40’s, Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters, seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.