Auditions for Southern Sirens

The Ilion Little Theatre will hold auditions Sunday, April 2 from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9 p.m. for Southern Sirens.

Join the misadventures of five feisty, middle-aged Southern women on a beach getaway and get ready for plenty of laughs.

All auditions will be held at the Ilion Little Theatre, 13 Remington Ave in Ilion, New York (directly behind Remington Arms).

Performance dates for Southern Sirens are June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, 2023.

Auditions for Independent Film

Mad Angel Films will hold auditions for their upcoming film production “Graveyard Shark” – Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Ilion Little Theater.

This is a non-union film with all paid roles. Filming will take place during weekends in June and August at various locations in and around Utica, NY.

Please submit your headshot and resume along with what parts you are interested in to be considered to

If selected you will be given sides and scheduled a time to audition.

*PLEASE NOTE: Please do not show up at auditions unless you have been given sides and a scheduled time after submitting a headshot as stated above.


The small town of Willsboro Point has been living in fear of the terrifying urban legend known as the Graveyard Shark. This humanoid creature stalks its prey in the town graveyard, striking unexpectedly and leaving a trail of blood in its wake.Abby Wescott, a renowned cryptid hunter, is called in by Dr. Jan Lovnik to uncover the truth behind the urban legend of the Graveyard Shark. As Abby begins her investigation, she learns about the creature’s dark origins from Captain Issac Seyburn, who was present on the night the legend began. Together, Abby and Seyburn team up with a group of Graveyard Shark survivors to put an end to the creature once and for all. But as they journey deeper into the graveyard, they realize that the Graveyard Shark may be more intelligent and cunning than they ever could have imagined. As the body count rises and the stakes become higher, Abby and her team must confront their deepest fears and fight to survive against the deadly Graveyard Shark. Will they be able to put an end to its reign of terror? Or will they become its next unsuspecting victims?


Doug: (Male Late 20’s to late 30’s) Doug a stoner who just randomly shows up at places and speaks in weird Ice cream based slang. Doug has a good heart and means well even if he doesn’t know what he means.

Sadie: (Female 20’s to 30’s) Sadie is a model, who isn’t the brightest. She uses her sex appeal and power over men to get herself out of trouble. She is a survivor of a Graveyard Shark and is dealing with the traumatic effects.

Chip Conners: (Male 20’s to 40’s) Chip is the nice guy, who lost his fiance to a Graveyard Shark attack. Chip is struggling with the loss of seeing her killed before his eyes, and now is looking for revenge.

Dr Jan Lovnik: (Female 40’s to 50’s) Dr Jan, is a therapist who leads a therapy group for survivors of Graveyard Shark. While she remains skeptical of the existence of the Graveyard Shark she is there to offer caring support and help the victims find peace.

Pookie: (Male 30’s to 40’s) Pookie is Doug’s best friend and drug dealer. He is cool as a cucumber and has a fondness for the finer things in life like ice cream. He shows up from time to time to offer sage advice to people who are in need.

Deputy Amendolare: (Late 20’s to 40’s) Deputy Amendolare is tough no nonsense cop who has a kinker side for dominance.

Deputy Campbell: (Late 20’s to 40’s) Deputy Campbell is the goofball of the police force, never really wanting to do his job and finding ways to mess around with people.

Tila: (Female 20’s to 30’s) Tila is a carefully cautious person, who is the mother hen of her group, trying to keep them all away from danger while really just being scared herself.

Chad: (Male 20’s to 30’s) Tila, boyfriend Chad is slightly a dick who is after one thing. Quickly to put down Tila.

Brad: (Male 20’s to 30’s) Brad is the party guy who just wants to drink a bunch and mess around and have a good time.

Beth: (Female 20’s to 30’s) Is a fun and wild gal who is new to the area and meets Brad one night in a Bar and they kick off in more ways than one.

Young Abby: (Female 8 to 10) The younger version of our lead, a smart intelligent girl questing everything to seek out the truth.

Mermaid: (Female 20’s to 30’s) A mythical creature out of fantasy tales comes to life to seduce a Fisherman.

Graveyard Shark: (Male age ???) The villain of this tale is the beast known as a Graveyard Shark. Looking for a very large man. Must be comfortable with wearing a full body suit.

Monthly Gatherings

A tradition still upheld many decades later is the social aspect of the Ilion Little Theatre. While the organization continues to produce shows for the general public throughout the year, the organization’s members meet once a month to socialize over a meal at the theatre.

Each gathering is held the third Thursday of the month (unless pre-empted by a scheduled performance), every month, from September through May.

General organization business is conducted during these meetings, but both current members and those interested in joining are invited to attend.

The next monthly gathering of the Ilion Little Theatre will be held Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m with a Potluck style dinner followed by a very brief business meeting. Then…let the games begin! Come on out and join the fun!

Dinner meetings / monthly gatherings are held at the theatre (also referred to as “The Stables”), located at 13 Remington Ave, behind Remington Arms.

Please bring a dish to share. BYOB your favorite beverage.

The date is subject to change.

Help Plan our 100th Anniversary!

The Ilion Little Theatre is looking for individuals interested in helping us plan our year-long 2023-2024 Season Celebration, marking our 100th Anniversary! 

We need your enthusiasm, talents and creativity for our “Think Tank” and organizational committee.

Interested? Just email with your name and phone number and we’ll get back to you!