AUDITIONS

2015-2016 Season

 
 
 
 

2016-2017 Season

Auditions:

 

FREUD'S LAST SESSION

Auditions for Freud's Last SessionMay 15th at 3pm, May 16th at 7pm

Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life.

Performed in the Bechtel Experimental Theatre

Written by Mark St. Germain  

Show Dates: July 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm • July 17 at 3pm

Directed by Maureen Woltermann

Roles for two males:

Sigmund Freud - 60 or over; understandable German accent preferred. Ability to carry nuances of engaging debate with Lewis with a quick pace.

C.S. Lewis - 40's; a rising Don at Oxford; ability to spar intellectually with Freud in quick witted manner.

In both roles, director will be looking for variety in tone, ability to carry the roles in conversational, intellectual and entertaining manner.

2016-2017 Season

Auditions for our 2016-2017 Season:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast: Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Show Dates: September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm • September 4 and 11 at 3pm

Directed by Juli Davis

Audition Information:

Please prepare and memorize an excerpt from a Broadway song no longer than 16 measures and have the track ready on an iPod/MP3 player or CD. CD player and iPod/MP3 player hookup will be provided. If you would like to sing a song from Beauty and the Beast, we will have tracks to play. We will also have a piano available if you would like to bring your own accompanist, however no accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions. Please also be prepared for cold readings from the script. There will not be a dance portion of the audition.

Belle - A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. Young woman. Vocal range E3 - F5
Beast - A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. Young to middle-aged man. Vocal Range F4 - A2
Gaston - The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Young to middle-aged man. Vocal range: A2 - E4.
Maurice - Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Older man. Vocal range Bb2 - Db4.
Cogsworth - A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough. Adult male. Vocal range A2 - E4
Mrs. Potts - A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Middle-aged to older woman. Vocal Range: F#3 - G5.
Lumiere - A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Adult male. Vocal range: F#2 - F#4
Chip - An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Young boy. Vocal Range: A3 - F5.
Babette - A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. Young to middle-aged woman. Vocal range: C4 - F5
Madame De La Grande Bouche - A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Middle-aged to older woman. Vocal range: C#4 - D5.
Lefou - Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Young to middle-aged man. Vocal range: B2 - F#4.
Monsieur D'arque - The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle. Middle-aged to older man. Vocal range: D3 - A4.
Ensemble - Ensemble of men, women, and children will be cast.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Auditions for Steel Magnolias: Sunday, August 7th at 3pm, Monday August 8th at 7pm.

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Written by Robert Harling

Directed by Bradley Watts

Show dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm • Oct 23 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Auditions for Amahl and the Night Visitors: Sunday, October 16th at 7pm and Monday, October 17th at 7pm.

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother to go look, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their bleak future and lack of means with which to support themselves. That night, three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter, for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken.

Music and Lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Marcia Harris

Show dates: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17 at 7:30pm • December 11 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

A FEW GOOD MEN

Auditions for A Few Good Men: Sunday, October 9th at 3pm, and Monday, October 10th at 7pm.

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Bob Franklin

Show dates: January 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm • January 22 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

ROMEO AND JULIET(Youth Wing)

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet: Sunday, December 4th at 7pm and Monday, December 5th at 7pm.

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Claire Millies

Show dates: February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • February 19 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

NOISES OFF

Auditions for Noises Off: Sunday, February 19 at 7pm, Monday, February 20 at 7pm.

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop calledNothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times

Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Thurmond Whatley

Show Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, Monday, February 27 at 7pm.

This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?

Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner

Show Dates: May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Auditions for Barefoot in the Park: May 7 and May 8

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

Written by Neil Simon

Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!

 

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

Auditions for Outside Mullingar: Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.

Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes

Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!