Now and Then Audition Information Video

2020-2021 Season Audition Dates

Now and Then - November 16-17, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church located at 3901 Bill Owens Parkway, Longview, TX

One Act Double Feature - March 8-9, 2021 - times and location TBA

Now and Then Audition information


Theatre Longview is thrilled to announce auditions for our next show Now and Then written by Sean Grennan and directed by Vic Morris! Past Sean Grennan plays we have produced include Making God Laugh in 2019 and Couples as a zoom production this past spring.

Auditions will be held Nov. 16th and 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. You will be asked to do cold reads from the script so no prep work will be required.

We will be adhering to CDC guidelines including taking temperatures at the door and asking all attendees to wear masks at all times expect during your time to read. We will ask that all actors maintain a 6 ft distance during the readings. *PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 16 IF YOU WISH TO AUDITION ONLINE DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.

Now and Then Synopsis:

Sometimes what happens after last call just might change your life. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn't take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with his girlfriend Abby, the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices... and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

Character Descriptions:

Jamie- late 20s- early 30s (or ?). Bartender and aspiring pianist. Attractive in a regular-guy way. Sincere, hardworking, very much in love with Abby.
Man- mid-60s. A bit beaten down, but good-natured. Easy to talk to, well-spoken, sincere and very intent on his mission tonight. Husband of 35 years to Woman. He is desperate.
Abby- late 20s- early 30s. IHOP waitress and one-time English major. Funny, smart, and very much in love with Jamie.
Woman- mid-60s or a bit younger. Strong, direct, loving, a little coarse. She is Man’s wife of 35 years. No one knows her like he does and no one knows him like she. She and Man bicker, but there is a bedrock of love there. They’d do anything for each other and no one can hurt either of them like the other can. 




Participation in auditions does not guarantee a role in the production.

All actors are required to be at load-in, strike, and every rehearsal unless conflicts are noted on their audition forms.



The director will be looking for actors with individuality, energy, and the ability to take direction.

While reading excerpts from the script, actors are encouraged to perform actions

and dialogue that will best represent the characters in the show. 

This will help the directors determine which role may be best for you.


Be prepared to read from the script.  No monologues, please.

Please consider trying multiple characters, not just the one you intend on auditioning for.

Also come prepared to laugh and have a good time!  

Please bring a resume of prior theatrical or acting experience as well as a recent photo/headshot of yourself.

(These will not be returned to you).


Check the rehearsal dates and performance dates for scheduling conflicts.

Be sure to list all conflicts on your Audition Information Sheet.

Additional Information


At the sign-in table, fill in and submit your Audition Sheet, resume, and head shot.

Auditions are closed--only those auditioning are permitted in the audition room.


You will participate in readings from the script so be willing to “try” any direction the audition panel may give you.

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