AUDITIONS for The Lion in Winter

AUDITIONS for The Lion in Winter
JANUARY 6th and 7th
REHEARSES February 2019
PERFORMS March 2019

This production has been mostly cast.  There are three roles we are still auditioning for.  (See Breakdowns below).


Henry II, First Plantagenet King of England – CAST
Eleanor of Aquitaine – CAST
Geoffrey – CAST
John – CAST

Richard Lionheart – 26, looks like his legend. He is handsome, graceful and impressive. He has been a famous soldier since his middle teens, and justly so; war is his profession and he is good at it. The eldest of Henry’s remaining sons, and Eleanor’s pick for the throne. Possesses an iron and unflappable will but with a deeply buried undercurrent of passion and longing for love.

Alais Capet – 23, serenely beautiful, and unmistakably in love with Henry. She is Henry’s lover, sister to the King of France, raised as a child by Eleanor, and promised to Richard in marriage. As Alais says in the play she seems to be the only pawn in the cerebral chess game of kings, queens, and knights being played around her, yet she also possesses a strong will and honesty of feeling. The latter quality makes her one of the most relatable characters in the piece to the audience, but also the most vulnerable.

Philip Capet, King of France – He is tall, well-proportioned, and handsome. Outwardly his manner is open, direct, and simple and he smile easily, but just simmering below the surface is a deep resentment of Henry for consistently besting his father, the former King Louis VII.  He has been the King of France for three years and has learned a great deal. Though historically 19 at the time of the play, can appear as old as mid-20s. Philip has arrived in Chinon to guarantee the marriage of his sister to Richard or get her lands back. This is his first major chance to prove himself a monarch against the indomitable force that is Henry.


The Lion in Winter is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.  Based on a true account of the lives of Henry II and his family in 1183, the plot is intriguing, the dialogue is taught and witty, and the characters are delightfully devious. This play is very wordy and psychologically complex. A wonderful opportunity for actors to challenge their own ability to create interesting, three dimensional characters.

STANDING ROOM ONLY is committed to keeping the magic of theater alive. Part of our Mission Statement is to EDUCATE and ENRICH the community, as well as entertain. SRO has been a solid part of the Yelm Community for 10 years, having had great success and popularity producing such shows as The Producers, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arsenic & Old Lace and Shrek The Musical. SRO encourages both seasoned performers and new theater lovers to work together side by side as we create and produce the wonder of live theater.

Audition requirements: There is no substitute for practical experience, though while we love and encourage experienced actors to audition - experience is not a requirement. The Production Staff will consider many factors, and will look for talent they can develop, as well as those seasoned actors who have honed their craft for many years. We ask all of our cast members to be willing to learn and grow, during our time together.

No matter what your experience level is, we encourage you to audition!  The act of auditioning is one of the best experience BUILDERS there is.  We are committed that you have fun and enjoy the process.


Auditions times are BY APPOINTMENT.  Please email or call to arrange your audition slot.

Sunday January 6th (Day and evening slots available)

Monday January 7th (Evening starting at 5:30pm thru 9:30 pm)

  • Memorized monologues not required, though feel free to have one ready if you wish
  • Audition will be primarily cold script readings
  • Bring head-shots and resumes if you have them (not required)
  • Bring your calendar and conflict dates January thru March.

Rehearsals will begin February 10.  Sunday (afternoons) and Monday through Thursday (evenings).   Plus several read thru dates in Jan and Early Feb.

Performances are the last four weekends in March (8th, 9th, 10th, 15th 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th 31st).  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings (7:30) and Sundays are matinees (3pm).

To schedule AUDITION:

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Introduction to Improv

The SRO acting class series continues this winter with "Introduction to Improv".  Improvisation is one of the core techniques used by actors.  It helps develop characters and communication, as well as confidence on stage. We will explore comedic, dramatic and long form Improv through exercises designed to help actors become more creative and stretch their imaginations.  These workshops will culminate in a live performance.

6 Classes
Begins Jan 5th, 2019
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Live performance: Feb 15th, 7:30
Ages 16+
Course fee: $120

Director: Drew Doyle
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Drew Doyle moved to the North West three years ago from Southern California where he worked in professional theater for more than a decade.  He has a B.A. in Theater from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.  While in college he studied abroad in England with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.  He directed Love's Labour's Lost last summer as well as several Radio Shows with SRO and has performed with SRO as a cast member in several productions.   He has also worked with Olympia Little Theater, Olympia Family Theater, and the Animal Fire Theater.

Class Location: The Triad Theater
Address: 102 E. Yelm Ave, Yelm WA 98597

Register online at
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Or Call: 856-67-STAGE


If you are calling to Register for the Shakespeare in the Park Workshop beginning July 2nd Leave your name, number after this message.  This workshop will culminate in a performance of Love Labors Lost, performed in Cochran Park in Yelm On August 25th and 26th.

SRO continues it’s Spring and Summer Radio Show series on June 22nd at 7pm,  with the popular Western “Destry Rides again”  Ticket are $15 ($10 for military Seniors and Students) and can be purchased online or at the door.

Mark your calendars for the much anticipated Fall production of SHREK THE MUSICAL opening November 16th.

For more information about any SRO productions, visit us on our facebook page. SRO THEATER, or visit www.SROTHEATER.ORG

Part II

April 14th – May 19th
Saturdays 10:00 am -12:00
Mondays: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Friends & Family Performance:

Sunday May 20 at 7:00pm

Part III

Class Schedule:

July – August - dates to be determined.
Saturdays 10:00am - Noon
Mondays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Public Performance in the Park: TBD

SciFi & Comics - April 20th

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  2. The Green Hornet

Sherlock Holmes Adventures - May 18th

  1. Scandal in Bohemia
  2. Murder in the Casbah

Dimension X - June 15th

  1. Outer Limits
  2. A Logics Named Joe