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Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546


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Open Auditions

Open auditions are held for each Allens Lane Theater (ALT) production. ALT encourages and practices non-traditional casting. Callbacks may be scheduled at the director's discretion. If you would like to ad your resume and headshot to our talent file, which is available to all directors, please send to ALT, 601 West Allens Lanereet, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Auditions may be attended by other directors for the purpose of observing potential talent for future productions.


Allens Lane Theater promotes non-traditional casting when possible.

Auditions for Sabrina Fair
Written by Samuel Taylor
Directed by Noel Hanley

Performance dates are Nov. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, Dec. 1 & 2

Sabrina, a chauffeur's daughter falls for David, the wealthy playboy son of her father's employer. With a broken heart she heads to Paris, a successful career, and a French suitor named Paul. Then, returning home, David's brother Linus is unexpectedly added to the mix. So what's Sabrina to do?

AUDITIONS; Sun., Sept. 9 from 5-9 P.M. & Mon., Sept. 10 from 7-9:30 P.M.
Please bring a short monologue. readings will be from the script also.

CALLBACKS; by invitation, Sun., Sept.16 from 5-9 P.M. *Further appointments
on Tues., Sept 17 from 7-9:30 if necessary.

Email noel.s.butcher@gmail.com to make an appointment for an audition.

Sabrina Fairchild: 20’s to early 30’s, bright, vivacious, well-educated. Appealing, sophisticated, animated but occasionally still holds onto some shyness from her childhood. Must be able to speak some French.

Maude Larrabee: 50+, elegant, regal, witty & perceptive although she can be snobby and put on airs. Very direct, mother of Linus Jr., & David.

Julia Ward Mckinlock: 50+, Maude’s lifelong best friend. Had a successful career as a magazine editor & bookstore owner in Paris in 1920s .Interested observer, wise, witty, blunt, intelligent humorous.

Gretchen Larrabee: 20-30’s, Davids ex-wife, now dating Linus. Well bred, knowing, tough, immaculately beautiful with a calm air.
Could double as Young Woman 1 or 2, partygoers.

Margaret: Family maid, could be any age. Has been with the Larrabees a long time. Could act like Sabrinas’ older sister or mother.
Could double as Young Woman 1 or 2, partygoers.

David Larrabee: 30-40s, the younger of the two Larrabee sons. Debonair, a wanton playboy, has been married previously (Gretchen).
Easy good humor... sure control. Lacks the power, resolution & confidence of his older brother.

Linus Larrabee Jr.: 35-50s, cynical, good humored tycoon; he is in charge of the family fortune. Rugged looking & easy in his movements,
Attractive sense of calm and reserve, he is aware of his power & capabilities.

Linus Larrabee Sr.: 60+. Father of Linus & David. Courtly, gracious, charming, beginning to age. Amuses himself by attending funerals.
Has increasingly lost interest in many features of his life.

Tom Fairchild: 60+,Sabrinas father, family chauffeur for the Larrabees. For over 30 years. Quiet,humble but dignified. Avid reader, very astute about money matters. His wife had been the family cook, died years ago.

Paul D’Argenson: 30+. Parisian suitor of Sabrina’s. Affable, has authority. Always smiling, moustached (?), wears glasses, speaks with a
French accent.
Could double as Young Man 1 or 2 (formal attire).

The girl: 14-16 years of age, introduces the play by reciting “a fairy Tale”.

A small stipend will be paid at the end of the run.


Auditions for Over the River and through the Woods 

Written by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Marilyn Yoblick
Performance dates are January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Auditions: Monday, October 1st from 7pm until 9:pm & Tuesday October 2nd from 7pm to 9pm

Please prepare a 2 minute comic monologue.  

Call backs: By invitation: Thursday October 4

Email: myoblick@gmail.com to get a time slot for audition. You can also email headshots and resumes to Marilyn.

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of grandparents every sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered.a dream job. The job he has been waiting for, would take him away from his beloved, but annoying grandparents. The news does not sit so well. How do they keep Nick around? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio &  Emma do their best.

Nick Cristano - In his thirties

Frank Gianelli - Nick’s maternal grandfather - Eighty years old

Aida Gianelli - Nick’s maternal grandmother - in her seventies

Nunzio Cristano - Nick’s paternal grandfather - in his seventies

Emma Cristano - Nick’s paternal grandmother - in her seventies

Caitlin O’Hare - Attractive and charming - in her late twenties

I would like age appropriate actors for the grandparents.

A small stipend will be paid at the end of the run