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: 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

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



For additional details, visit our website at:
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 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

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.

The Lake Worth Playhouse is proud to announce our 2017/18 Season!

The Lake Worth Playhouse is proud to announce our 2017/18 Season!
A Letter from our Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears:
This is the time of year when we roll out next season. So, without further ado, here is what we have lined up for the 2017-2018 season of fun. We will kick off the summer in a big way and relive the disco era with Saturday Night Fever. Next we will move onto another musical with Bye Bye Birdie followed by the holiday classic A Christmas Story. We will journey back in time to the California gold rush with Paint Your Wagon, get our funny on with Lend Me a Tenor and close out the season with Oliver! Please join us by becoming a season subscriber. We have many options to accommodate everyone to help support the Playhouse.
Saturday Night Fever
July 6-23, 2017
This musical adaptation of the 70’s classic film will have everyone singing along to the Bee Gees unforgettable music.  Everyone is looking for a way out, and Tony has found his through dance. Follow the journey of Tony and his friends as we relive the disco era in Brooklyn.  The score to Saturday Night Fever includes Stayin Alive, Boogie Shoes, You Should Be Dancing and many more.
Bye, Bye Birdie
October 12-29, 2017
A loving send-up of the 1960’s small -town America, teenagers and rock & roll! Bye Bye Birdie will take us 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.
A Christmas Story
November 16 – December 3, 2017
He’s back! One boy, one holiday wish, and a world that seems to be conspiring to make it certain it doesn’t come true. Join us as in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. This is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

Paint Your Wagon
January 18 – February 4, 2018
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.

Lend Me A Tenor
March 1-18, 2018
It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” is to perform his greatest role, Otello, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Henry Saunders, the opera’s executive director, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map. However, at the final dress rehearsal of Otello, Merelli is nowhere to be found, Saunders is in a panic, and, along with Max Garber, Saunders’s personal assistant, they scramble to figure out what to do. From here on, the play unfolds into a riotous and unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and renewed love! This screwball comedy is guaranteed to have you teary-eyed with laughter.
April 12-29, 2018
The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dicken’s novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.  Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family.  Oliver! Is a musical theatre masterpiece.
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.

Legendary Ladies of Song at The Stonzek Theatre of Lake Worth Playhouse

Legendary Ladies of Song: Side by Side
(performed in our Stonzek Theatre)
March 10-12, 2017
Performance Dates:
Friday – March 10 – 8pm
Saturday – March 11 – 8pm
Sunday – March 12 – 2pm
Come see the previously sold out event you won’t forget!
Your favorite Playhouse Songbirds, Meri Ziev and Kelly DiLorenzo unite to bring you a night of Cabaret you won’t forget! Come out for a night of cabaret! Featuring the standards of your favorite Chanteuses. This show features classic standards of your favorite legendary ladies of song… Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and others!
Meri Ziev (Bloody Mary from South Pacific)
Kelly DiLorenzo (Eva Peron from Evita)
Buy tickets online at
Meri Ziev is an award-winning performer who was honored for Outstanding Performances, as “Lady Thiang” in The King and I, and for her portrayal of “Bloody Mary” in South Pacific! She has performed all over South Florida in small and large ensembles and in a duet show, “A Celebration of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.”
Kelly DiLorenzo has a vast history of musical theater. She played Fantine in Les Miserable, Belle in Beauty and The Beast, Jasmine in Aladdin, Mame Dennis in Mame, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Louise in Gypsy and the list of shows goes on and on. Kelly has also performed in Europe, Singapore and Indonesia . She has also starred in many cruise line productions including Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, On The Town and Cats.
Accompanying them on the piano will be Roger Blankenship who brings many years of experience.
Here’s what people are saying:
“The perfect combination of music AND personalities! These ladies shine!”
– David Scism, Director of Entertainment, Five Star Premier Hollywood
“Simply Sensational! From sentimental to sexy.”
– Pennington of Dunlap & Pennington, Concert Artists
“We sold more tickets to this performance than any other show this season.  You Ladies put on a wonderful show and everyone really enjoyed it!”
– Norman Krameisen, Theatre Chairman, The Palace Theatre at Kings Point Tamarac
“Meri and Kelly really stand out, because they have live piano accompaniment, and they REALLY sing!” 
– Elissa Solomon, Big Beat Productions, Inc.
“I have worked here for two years and this is by far the best show they have had here ever!”
– Daniel Caso, Technical Director, Bellaggio Lake Worth

Call to Audition: Black Box Series “Good People”


Audition Notice:
Playhouse Black Box Series
GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Daniel Eilola

When: March 14th and 15th at 7pm

Where: Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse

What to prepare: One-minute contemporary monologue (be prepared to read from the script)

Production Dates: April 27th – May 7th 2017

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Margie: Female, 40 – 50
a woman from a blue-collar family in South Boston. She is poorly educated and debt strapped, with a disabled kid at home. She is filled with resentment, fear and need. She is searching for a way out of her situation when she remembers someone from her past who has made good. She attempts to reconnect with him, but he has long since left the world that she is still in.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Stevie: Male, 25-35
Margie’s boss at the Dollar store, and still maintains their friendship after he fires her. He is a nice guy who is often made fun of by colleagues.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Dottie: Female, 65-75
Margie’s landlady who also takes care of Margie’s child who has a disability. Dottie is patient with Margie and her constant financial woes but only to a point. Dottie is not in a position to be giving away free housing and does need to get paid at the end of the day
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Jean: Female, 40-50
a loyal friend to Margie, there when she needs her. She has a comic edge to her and uses that humor to make tough situations feel better.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Mike: Male, 40-50
grew up in the same neighborhood as Margie, but has gone beyond the blue-collar lifestyle he grew up in. He is now a doctor living with his wife (Kate) who is nothing like the women of Southie. He is clinging on to his new life just waiting for the inner-Southie in him to come in and destroy what he has created for himself.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kate: Female, 25-35
the opposite of the other characters in so many ways. She is a kind, well educated, has manners and grew up privileged. She is a college professor and although she can be pushed a little bit she will fight if you push her too hard. She is married to Mike.
Ethnicity: African American