August Events at Lake Worth Playhouse





Black Box Series:

“Reasons to be Pretty” Auditions

When: August 15-16th, 7pm, Callbacks August 17th

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Studio Theatre

713 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, Fl 33460

Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue.


Contact Daniel Eilola:

Click for more details: Audition Info




Registration for 2016/17 classes begins!

When: August 17th, 2016

List of classes and registration will be available starting August 17th, 2016

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Lake Worth Has Talent II Auditions

When: August 27-28 1-5pm

Talent Show/Performance: October 30, 2016

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse 713 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, Fl 33460

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The 2016/17 Season is here!

Online single ticket sales begin August 29th, 2016.

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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.

Upcoming Auditions – Reasons to be Pretty


Audition Notice:

Playhouse Black Box Series Production


Directed by Daniel Eilola

When: August 15th and 16th at 7pm

Callbacks: August 17th at 7pm

Where: Stonzek Studio Theater at The Lake Worth Playhouse

Production Dates: October 20th – 30th, 2016 (Rehearsals begin in early September)

What to prepare: One minute contemporary monologue

REASONS TO BE PRETTY centers on four young working class friends and lovers who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and each other. A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY focuses on the modern-day obsession with physical appearance and with the pressures of what it means to be ‘pretty’, and observes how these four friends manage the infidelity, betrayal and deceit that creeps into their lives.


Greg (25 – 35):  A nice guy with a tendency to say the wrong thing without being aware of it. He is well read (enjoys classic American literature in an effort to better himself) but remains in his dead end job. Does his best to avoid conflict whenever possible. Works in a warehouse with Kent and Carly.


Steph (25 – 35) : Greg’s girlfriend. Open and vunerable Steph has a hair-trigger temper and is at times argumentative, particularly when she feels emotionally wounded. One of Greg’s unsuspecting remarks causes her to end their relationship. She is close friends with Carly, but doesn’t care for Kent.


Kent (25 – 35): A quintessential jerk. Stereotypical chauvinistic jock who values women only by their appearance. Winning in sports and with beautiful women are his sole focus in life. Loves having the ‘trophy wife’ but is not faithful and always on the prowl to prove his manhood. Married to Carly.


Carly (25- 35 ): She knows she’s attractive and not above using it to her advantage; however, also recognizes the burden of being ‘pretty.’ Vulnerable, but can be manipulative if necessary. Only has her job because of how she looks. Works at the same warehouse as Kent and Greg.


 *Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.


If you have questions please contact Director Daniel Eilola at

Upcoming Auditions – Death By Design



BY: Rob Urbinati

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.


DIRECTOR: Suzanne Dunn
Suzanne holds a BFA from Florida Atlantic University where she studied with Zoe Caldwell and Hume Cronyn, and attended Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, obtaining certificates in British Society and 20th Century Literature and Poetry. Suzanne made her professional acting debut in Eleemosynary at the Theatre Club of the Palm Beaches for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award. Other roles include: Blythe Spirit (Edith), Proof (Catherine), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Mama Drama (Morgan), Chicago (Mona/Go-to-Hell Kitty/undst. Velma), Foxfire (Holly), and The Cover of Life (Weetsie). Suzanne was a founding member of the all-female comedy troupe, Big Purse…and Matching Shoes.


Tuesday September 6, 2016 7:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 2016 7:00pm

No appointment necessary

If unable to make those dates please contact


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



BRIDIGIT: the maid.  Irish, crabby, warm-hearted.

Age range: 35-55


JACK: the chauffer. Cockney, charming, clever.

Age range: 20-40


EDWARD BENNETT: the Playwright.  Urbane, vain.

Age range: 30-45


SOREL BENNETT: the actress. Glamorous, daffy.

Age range: 30-45


WALTER PEARCE; the Politician.  Stiff, conservative.

Age range: 30-50

ERIC: the Radical.  Emphatic, fiery.

Age range: 20-30


VICTORIA VAN ROTH: the Bohemian. Intense, artistic.

Age range: 18-40


ALICE: the Visitor.  Sweet, shy.

Age range: 18-30


If you have any questions please contact

Upcoming Auditions – Urinetown


Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

A side-splitting send-up of greed, revolution (and musicals!) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.  Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art forms

Audition dates:

July 18th and 19th, 2016

7:00pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse

No appointment needed

Please prepare  a song either from the show or appropriate, showing range – preferably show-rock music.  Please research the show so you will have a better understanding of the style.  You may be asked to dance so dress accordingly. 

Director: Clayton Philips

Clayton has directed LWP productions of Chicago, Music Man, Hairspray, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Cabaret, I Hate Hamlet and Inherit The Wind.  He recently directed Curtains at the Wick Theatre and over 100 shows regionally.  He assisted Harold Prince for 5 years.

 Choreographer: Nikki Allred Boyd

This is Nikki’s first production with Lake Worth Playhouse.  She is a full time dance instructor at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She has choreographed  multiple high school productions, in addition to collaborating with Dave Arisco at Actors Playhouse on Ruthless.


 Music Director: Dominic Raffa

Cast List:

Officer Lockstock: The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off the guilty offenders.  Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.

Age: 30 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2




Penelope Pennywise

The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal.  She is Cladwell’s one-time lover and mother to Hope who eventually softens her temper.

Age: 30-50

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: A3


Bobby Strong

The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal.  He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and falls in love with Hope Cladwell.

Age: 20-35

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A2


Little Sally

A precocious and irreverent street urchin.  She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and play’s logic

Age: 18-40 depending on look.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Dr. Billeaux

Head of Research and Development at UGC. 

Age: 30-50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: E3


Mr. Mcqueen

Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Age: 30-50

Vocal range top: -1

Vocal range bottom: B2


Senator Fipp

A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket.  A bumbling coward.

Age: 40-55

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom C#3


Officer Barrel

Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.

Age: 25-50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2


Hope Cladwell

Cladwell’s ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby.  She begins as an innocent, naïve angel but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil.

Age: 20-35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Joseph “old man” Strong

Bobby’s rebellious father.  His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. 

Age: 40-65


Tiny Tom

One of the poor, he is an idiotic man-child. 

Age 25-50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: D3


Soupy Sue

One of the poor, she is excitable and easily panicked.

Age: 25-40

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3



Little Becky Two-shoes

One of the poor, she is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.

Age 20-40

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Caldwell B Cladwell

The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company.  He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.

Age: 40-65

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2


Josephine “ma” Strong

Bobby’s mother and Joseph’s wife.  A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her.

Age: 40-65

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Hot blades Harry

One of the poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon.

Age: 35-60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2


Some actors may be asked to double characters.

 If you have any questions please contact



The Playhouse’s 2016/2017 Black Box Series Season




October 20th – 30th 2016
A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance.

“Mr. LaBute is writing some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere these days.” —NY Times.

“It is tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in.” —Time.



NEW COUNTRY by Mark Roberts (2015 New York Times Critics Pick)
February 2nd – 12th 2017
Country music star Justin Spears is young, handsome, hugely famous, hugely wealthy, and has an ego at the top of the charts. On the eve of Justin’s wedding day, his ruthless managers, Paul and Chuck, try in vain to keep an unruly entourage under control. Enter Ollie, the star-struck hotel bellboy with a cockeyed view of fame; Sharon, Justin’s vigilante, scorned ex-girlfriend; and dirty old pig-farming Uncle Jim who arrives with inflatable lady, Wanda June Whitmore. So how does this raucous rodeo go so wrong…so fast? Welcome to the NEW COUNTRY, where the hits just keep on comin’.

“plenty of raunch, with just enough heart” – New York Times

“hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama.” —



GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
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.

“Wonderful…this isn’t a manipulative tear-jerker or a simplistic diatribe. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” —NY Post.

“…shot through with aching authenticity, GOOD PEOPLE is that rare play that is both timeless and completely keyed into a specific moment in American life”  —Variety.






MAY 10 (Tuesday),

MAY 11 (Wednesday)


Any questions please email


Auditions will be held on the mainstage of the playhouse and also in our rehearsal hall right next door. No appointment necessary, arrive in enough time to sign in and complete audition forms.


Please prepare a rock up tempo and ballad for auditions.  Remember, Rock of Ages is a comedy set in the 80’s, you may choose a song from the show but it is not necessary.  Find songs that will show off your vocal range.  If you play guitar or bass, please bring it along so we can hear you play.  Prepare a one minute comic monologue and be prepared to dance, this will be provided for you. You must have music accompaniment in order to audition, karaoke tracks are great or sheet music.

***if you cannot be present for auditions please send a video to***



Matthew Buffalo is a passionate theatre performer and educator. He has spent over 15 years performing across the country; from the national tours of Fosse and Spirit of the Dance, to dancing with the New York Baroque Dance Company, as well as roles at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Some of his favorite roles include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair) , Driving Miss Daisy (Boolie), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Lend Me a Tenor (Max), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring), Seussical (Cat), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek). In addition to his love of performing, Matthew equally enjoys sharing his experience through directing, choreographing and teaching theatre. Matthew holds an M.F.A. (Acting) from Indiana University, a B.A. (Marketing) from Ouachita Baptist University, and is a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Analysis. He is a proud member of AEA.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before its too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

Please prepare two 16 bar cut of a rock and roll song; up-tempo and ballad, make sure it covers you vocal range and ability. If you play Guitar/bass please have it with you and be prepared to play. Also prepare a one minute monologue (comedy, this is not a drama), a dance will be provided for you so please have dress appropriately.

DREW – An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.
SHERRIE – Caucasian female, in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
LONNY – The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
DENNIS DUPREE – Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.

STACEE JAXX/FATHER – A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
JUSTICE/MOTHER – African American female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.
HERTZ KLINEMANN – An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals.

FRANZ KLINEMANN – Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing.
REGINA – A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
MAYOR/JA’KEITH/ENSEMBLE – A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE – A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, possible US for Drew/Stacee.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Will US principal roles.

April Events at the Lake Worth Playhouse


Legendary Ladies of Song

April 1 -3, 2016    Fri 8pm; Sat 8pm; Sunday Matinee 2pm
Price $25
Run time approx. 90 minutes including intermission
Your favorite Playhouse Songbirds unite to bring you a night of Cabaret you won’t forget! Meri Ziev, Kelly Dilorenzo, & Nikki Lee
Come out for a night of cabaret! Featuring the standards of  your favorite Chanteuses…Liza Minelli! Judy Garland! Barbra Streisand! Ella Fitzgerald! and more!
The Pajama Game
April 7-24
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 TONY for Best Musical and over half a century later claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical – proving the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway”. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
A KID LIKE JAKE by Daniel Pearle
Directed by: Shonna Rash
April 21 – May 1, 2016
Tickets: $20
The Florida Premiere of Daniel Pearle’s play begins on the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools; Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A KID LIKE JAKE is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.
“smart, fluent drama…Mr. Pearle has found an intriguing subject of real currency, and one that stirs our natural sympathy.” -NY Times.
“A KID LIKE JAKE is a searching, keenly perceptive look at how the nature-versus-nurture question can play out on the front lines of tolerance today.” -Time Out NY