With summer approaching and the 2014-15 season looming, ’tis the season for auditions! We’ve got a few big ones coming up, and few on the horizon – here’s what’s going on:
TONIGHT! April 21 – Ring of Fire Auditions
Tonight we have auditions for a really awesome show called Ring of Fire based on the music of Johnny Cash. Check out this video below – it does a really great job of explaining what this tribute to Cash is all about.
We are doing the Small Cast Version with 5 actors, as described in the video. While the original arrangment calls for each actor to play their own instruments, we are keeping an open mind to potenially cast musicians as the on-stage band also. If you love Johnny Cash music (and let’s face it, who doesnt?!?!) you should definitley come out tonight!
Grab the official audition packet here. Auditions are from 5:00-7:00pm at the Playhouse Conservatory. You can sign up for a slot by calling us here at the Playhouse (218-733-7555) or just show up and we’ll work you in!
April 28-29 – Playhouse Performance Intensives Auditions
Playhouse Performance Intensives are designed to offer more advanced, challenging, diverse, and educational experiences for young performing artists in our region. There are amazing opportunities in age appropriate categories for youth 8-13 and 13-18. Those seeking musical theatre, acting, voice, and dance training will be challenged and empowered by performing in our summer programs.
The Junior Intensive (ages 8-13) this summer is Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!, Jr. The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage. Featuring classic songs like “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction”, this show is going to be a blast!
The Teen Intensives (ages 13-18) this summer are Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. In true repertory fashion, our teens learn every aspect of mounting a show; if they’re cast in one show, they’re running crew in the other. With a classic like Hamlet and a high-spirited musical romp like Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Youth Repertory Theatre Company is going to rock it this summer!
Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29 at the Playhouse Conservatory from 4:00-8:00pm. You can access the audition packet for Schoolhouse Rock by clicking here, and for Hamlet/Millie by clicking here. If you have any questions about auditions or any of the shows, contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 218-733-7574.
May 10 – One Man, Two Guvnors Auditions
Our first show of the 2014-15 Season is comedy One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. I feel like the best way to describe this hilarious show comes from the Hollywood Reporter: “If you’re not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication.” The show recieved 5-star reviews from every London newspaper and was the hit of the 2012 Broadway season. One Man, Two Guvs will be directed by Twin Cities based director Benjamin Kutschied.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. We do have scripts available for checkout here in the Playhouse Administrative Office for a $5 cash deposit. To access the official audition packet, click here. Also, if you cannot make this audition date (it is a busy time of year!), please contact Artistic Director Christine Seitz to arrange an alternate time. Sign up for an audition slot in the Playhouse Lobby or by calling us at 218-733-7555.
May 17 – White Christmas Auditions
Our holiday slot of the 2014-15 Season will be Irving Berlin’s White Christmas! We couldn’t help but remount this fantastic Christmas classic – and its going to be better than ever with director Michael Ferrell, back by popular demand! Fresh off his Playhouse directorial debut with smash-hit Anything Goes, Michael will be back to bring this beloved musical to life just in time for the holidays.
Adult auditions will take place on May 17th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, followed by auditions for “Susan Waverly” with girls ages 9-13 from 3:00PM-4:00PM. Callbacks will take place on Sunday, May 18 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. To access the official audition packet, click here. We also have scripts available for checkout here in the Playhouse Administrative Office for a $5 cash deposit. Again, if you cannot make this audition date (it is a busy time of year!), please contact Artistic Director Christine Seitz to arrange an alternate time. We do realize that auditions fall on UMD Graduation, but it was the only time Mr. Ferrell could make it up to Duluth! Sign up for an audition slot in the Playhouse Lobby or by calling us at 218-733-7555. We can’t wait to see you there!
Auditions to keep your eyes peeled for…
On the horizon, we’ll be having auditions for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a musical from The Underground’s 2014 Season that runs in October.
“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH brings theater alive with the pounding sounds of rock ‘n’ roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful past…it is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality…the kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show-style event that may inspire a rabid cult following.” —NY Times.
And late summer (probably mid August) we’ll be auditioning for the first Children’ Theatre production of the 2014-15 Season!