By Eric Simonson

Directed by Steve Shaw

This is a look inside the Lombardi household and into the locker room and sidelines of a team driven to excel by a man driven to succeed. Told from the perspective of Michael McCormick, a reporter from Look Magazine that Lombardi agreed to allow on his practice field, and in his locker room and his home. Lombardi the son of an Italian immigrant butcher, spent twenty years as a high school coach and as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came in 1959 at age 46 with the chance to coach a losing team in snowbound Wisconsin. This is Lombardi the coach, the man, the legend.

Produced by Janesville Little Theater at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville

Performances: October 28 - November 13, 2016

Performance Times:
Oct. 28 and 29 & Nov. 4, 5, 11, and 12 @ 7:00
Oct. 30 & Nov. 3 and 6 @ 2:30

Ticket Prices: $16 adult, $8 student

Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Directed by Steve Shaw
Aug. 29, 30, 31 @ 6:30

Location: Janesville Little Theatre Workshop 906 W. Racine St.
Call 608-931-5203 (private audition)...

Men age 25 -35

PAUL HORNUNG: Lombardi’s “Golden Boy”, a Heisman Trophy-winning running back from Notre Dame known for his onfield talent and his offfield troubles. He was a vital element to the Packer sweep and half of the “Thunder & Lighting” duo of running backs along with Jim Taylor.

JIM TAYLOR: A soft spoken, dominate, power house fullback, Taylor was the thunder to Hornung's lighting, a back known for giving punishing hits and sloughing off injuries. Also a very business-conscious player who was successful on and off the field.

MICHAEL MCCORMICK: A young reporter on his first assignment for LOOK magazine, he is the son of a domineering father, who is also a writer, a man who can be as challenging to deal with as Lombardi.

You do not need to prepare a reading to audition for a JLT play. When you audition you will be asked to read from the script and interact with other actors who are auditioning. You may be asked to read several parts. Please print and fill out a copy of the JLT Talent Information Form to bring with you to your audition. Copies will be also available at the audition. If you are chosen for a part and have not been in a JLT production in the previous year, you will also be asked to sign a photo release so we can use photos from the play for publicity.