The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq

Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley

based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Directed by Terri Magers

Monday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Thursday, January 30 @ 7 PM ***NEW DATE***

Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30 PM *. Attend on the night that is more convenient.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings. Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).

Auditions will be held at the
Glenview Mansion Cottage
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.

No appointments. All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Audition form available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

For more information about auditions, contact the production team at

*Directors love actors who arrive on time.

Performance Dates

Performed at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

March 2020: 6, 7, 8*, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 22*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Production Staff


Terri Magers

Musical Direction

Arielle Bayer


Dean Fiala

Stage Manager

Dianne Koval

Set Designer

David Jones

Master Carpenter

Nick Radonic

Sound Designer

Elly Makowski

Lighting Designer

Kali Munrovia

Costume Designer

Meghan Edge

Property Master

Nancy Carlin

Cast of Characters

Percy Talbot - Pretty, if a bit rough-edged, her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt to 'D', some head voice required. (F- early 20s)

Hannah Ferguson - A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range. (F- 70ish)

Shelby Thorpe - A plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt to 'D'. (F- mid 30s)

Caleb Thorpe - Out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge [Top 'G']. (M- early 40s)

Sheriff Joe Sutter - A young small-town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a 'G' [touches an 'A']. (M- mid-late 20s)

Effy Krayneck - Postmistress and busybody, a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range. Carries close harmony. (F- 50s)

The Visitor - A mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body. (M- 40s)


A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.