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LowellArts Theatre Auditions

The Last Kid In the Universe

Upcoming Auditions

The Last Kid In the Universe

By Brent Alles

Director: Brent Alles

Stage Manager: Rob Freund

Performance Dates:

April 14 & 15

School Day Performances - April 17

Auditions Dates & Times:

POSTPONED due to weather.

New Date: Friday, February 17 at 6:00pm


Can't make it? Call LowellArts (616-897-8545) or email to make arrangements.

Audition Location:

LowellArts Gallery

223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

What to Prepare:

No preparation necessary. Actors will cold-read short scenes from the play. 

Those who wish to audition specifically for Christina Robinson/Demeter or Gebzad Kackillit will need to be comfortable singing and dancing. Please prepare a song sample using the sheet music linked below.


About the Play:

For 13-year-old Jennifer “Jenny” Robinson, today was like any other day: playing some games with her best friend Duncan Hines; trying to avoid bully, Ashley Sampson, and her “minions,” Pixie and Mixie; looking forward to seeing her dad when she gets home; eating what her mom made for dinner; and attempting to ignore her annoying little brother Bobby. Little did Jenny know that today would not actually be like any other day… because today is the LAST day… of the Earth itself! An alien tyrant by the name of Gorbag thinks our planet is blocking his view of Venus, so he orders his people to destroy Earth! Hilarious hijinks, madcap action, and even a little bit of heartwarming affirmation come together in this heartfelt homage to 80’s and 90’s science fiction.


Actors with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities are welcome to audition. LowellArts Theatre is accepting of all people, and strives to create a positive and welcoming environment for everyone.

If accommodations are needed in order to have a successful and comfortable audition, please reach out to in advance to discuss.



Shy but friendly. Loves drawing, sci-fi, anime, and riding her bike.

DUNCAN HINES: M, 10-14. 

Offbeat and oddly dressed. Jenny's best friend, and secretly an alien.


No-nonsense mother of Jenny. / The outrageous MC of Ceres’ Place, an alien restaurant. *Must sing and dance.


The seemingly friendly supervisor of the Nickels A-S-P (After School Program) until the parents leave. / A mysterious alien.


A bully who enjoys tormenting the more vulnerable kids at the A-S-P.

PIXIE: Any gender, 7-13. 

A young (and mean) accomplice of Ashley.

MIXIE: Any gender, 7-13. 

A young (and mean) accomplice of Ashley.


Ozaveran majordomo (second in command) of the Mighty Gorbag. *Must sing and dance.


Supreme ruler of the Andromeda Galaxy. Vain and powerful (but also fairly stupid and gluttonous).


A (mostly) fearless young girl who was abducted by the Ozaverans years ago.


A “felinoid” (cat-person). Typical foolhardy buccaneer who can’t help being a cat at times.

PANIC: Any gender, any age.

Personal Automated Nanobot Interventional Computer. A very frantic operating system.

ENCYCLOPEDIA INTERGALACTICA: Any gender, any age. The wealth of all knowledge in the universe. A cheerful but slightly annoying “know-it-all.”

For a complete cast list and for more detailed character descriptions, please see the link below.

Tentative Schedule


Rehearsals​ are currently planned for Monday-Thursday evenings beginning February 20. 

Audition FAQS

LowellArts Current COVID-19 Policy

(Updated 2-1-2023): 

For actors cast in a LowellArts production: If you are scheduled to rehearse or perform and you begin to feel symptoms of illness, contact the director right away. It is up to the director's discretion if you will be allowed to rehearse with the cast. If you are experiencing symptoms, wearing a mask while rehearsing will be required. Masks are available at LowellArts.


If you have symptoms of illness near the day of a public performance, you will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours for PCR or within 24 hours for antigen) before you will be allowed to perform. This policy is subject to change, dependent on current Covid cases in Kent County and Grand Rapids.

What should I wear to the audition?
Wear something presentable and comfortable. You should be able to move comfortably in your clothes, though athletic wear is not necessary. Show us your sense of style but be sure to look neat and clean.

Are there backstage opportunities?

Most often, yes! If you'd like to get involved backstage, please contact LowellArts (

Audition Tips

It’s okay to be nervous! Just about everyone is nervous. Do your best to smile and have a good time. Take a deep breath and slow yourself down - trying to rush through the words will often lead to mistakes!

Research. Find out what you can about the play and the characters. Read a summary of the play before the audition.

Be on time. We want to know that you’re punctual and reliable. A good rule to live by: if you’re 5 minutes early, you’re on time. If you’re “on time,” you’re late.

Be kind to everyone and smile. Remember that your audition is like an interview, and it begins the moment you walk in the door.

Be prepared. If you are asked to present a song or monologue, prepare your piece well. Memorize your selection and practice it many times.

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