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AUDITIONS! "Stalwart - A Brothers' Story"

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Fort Boise Community Center

700 Robbins Road

Boise, ID 83702

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Boise Little Theater and Boise Parks and Recreation are proud to present the 19th Youth Summer Theater Program and the premiere of "Stalwart - A Brothers' Story" written and directed by Kimberli Reynolds.

Audition Information:

  • We are looking for student actors ages 13 to 18 years old.
  • Come dressed in appropriate clothing to dance in. (i.e., no flip flops, sandals, short shorts or dresses, low cut clothes, etc.) You may be asked to dance with a partner.
  • Have a prepared classic, ballad, jazz or big band song of at least 16 bars to sing to us. (please no modern music)
  • There will also be cold readings from the script.

Auditions are in 2 hour blocks. Please plan on being with us for the 2 hours you sign up for.

The Story: 'Stalwart' is a musical based on the true story of the Lind family during World War II. 'Stalwart' is a glimpse into Lind brothers' life before, during and after the war. The story takes us to the Lind home, the military barracks, the combat field and especially the USO. "In The Mood", "Minnie the Moocher", "Danny Boy",and "Silent Night" are some of the music featured in the production.

Cast of Characters

Leon Paul Lind (Leon)

Eldest son of Grace and Paul. He was the brother they considered extremely intelligent. He watched out for all of the other brothers and helped keep order in the house while Paul was gone. He was known for playing tricks on his brothers. He was fascinated with mechanics and how everything worked. Leon graduated in 1939 from high school. He enlisted in the army after Pearl Harbor. Leon was stationed in a field hospital in London, England as one of the medical staff.

Oscar Wayne Lind (Wayne)

Second son of Grace and Paul. He was one year younger than Leon. He was easy-going and involved in his brothers’ activities. He liked to joke around and make his brothers laugh. Wayne joined the army not long after Leon and graduated from high school posthumously. He served in a tank in the 69th Tank Battalion of the 6th Armored Division in General Patton’s 3rd Army. They came to be known as the “Super Sixth”.

Milton Eugene Lind (Milton/Milt)

Third son of Grace and Paul. He was three years younger than Leon. Due to an illness he was behind in school, which made him feel like he was not smart. Those that knew him, knew otherwise. He was spontaneous and creative. He had a clever sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Milton entered the Army before graduating high school. He was trained as an infantryman. He joined 344th Field Artillery Battalion of the 90th Infantry Division known in World War II as the ‘Tough Ombres’.

William Robert Lind (Robert/Bobby)

Youngest son of Grace and Paul. He is five years younger than Leon. Robert was teased a great deal by the eldest brothers, but they also watched out for him. He was kind-hearted and enjoyed a good joke. He looked up to his brother Leon the most, viewing him as old and wise. Robert joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1944. He was stationed on the USS Cassin Young. Robert was a gunner on the battleship and was part of the ‘Battle of Okinawa’.

Paul Lind

Father of Leon, Wayne, Milton, and Robert. Paul was 44 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was a veteran of World War I. He believed his generation’s sacrifice would mean peace for his children and all generations that followed. He had fought on the same ground that two of his sons would end up fighting on in Europe. He never talked of the war to his sons. He was a man of his time, and a strong head of the household. He was a stern man, and he liked his house quiet. He was not without compassion and found great pride in raising his sons. He was a pastor (though the play does not go into details) and poured himself into his work. He worked continually at odd jobs to provide for the family during the depression.

Grace Lind

Mother of Leon, Wayne, Milton, and Robert. Grace was 41 years old when Pearl Harbor happened. Grace was a forward thinker for her time and had a tendency to think for herself. She enjoyed joking with her sons and having special moments with them. She did not enjoy the arts of homemaking, but did so out of necessity due to the depression. She found ways to stay involved in the community, especially during the war, where there was a constant need for items on the front lines.

Ruby Lind

Wife of Leon. She was a friend of the Lind families for many years. Leon and Ruby were married before Leon went to his duty station in London. Ruby was also an independent thinker for her time. She found Grace a welcome friend and would write letters to Grace, or would visit while Leon was away. She also spent a great deal of time involved in the war needs efforts.

Millie

Alison

Richard

Mud Pie

Greg

John

Nurse

Soldier 1

Soldier 2

Soldier 3

Soldier 4

Soldier 5

Soldier 6

Soldier 7

Soldier 8

Soldier 9

Ensemble members: sing, dance, band, fighting soldiers

If you have any other questions, please email Boise Little Theater at boxoffice@boiselittletheater.org for more information.

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