‘Tis the Season for Auditions!

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‘Tis the season for auditions! Fall is our busy time for casting the upcoming shows in the new season. Not only do we have 3 sets of auditions for 5 fabulous shows, but we’re casting for our 100th Anniversary special production of Les Misérables, which will be performed at the DECC in July 2014. Let’s break down what we’ve got coming up.

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“The Odd Couple” & “Good People” Auditions

We are holding auditions for 2 great shows on the same day next week, Tuesday the 24th from 5:00PM-9:00PM. Here’s the skinny on each show:

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ABOUT THE SHOW: This classic comedy starts with a rousing poker game and ends in hilarious antics! When divorced Oscar invites depressed, newly separated Felix over to his messy apartment, things start to spin hilariously out of control as the two decide to move in together. Opposites definitely do not attract as clean-freak Felix and slob Oscar go head-to-head in this witty, yet surprisingly touching, story of friendship between the ultimate Odd Couple.

“The humor of The Odd Couple is rooted in watching ordinary guys, equipped with an extraordinary arsenal of zingers, turn each other into irreconcilable caricatures of themselves, the wya people do in bad marriages.”

-From a New York Times review

DIRECTOR: Julie Ahasay

AUDITION PREP: At auditions, you’ll be reading from selected sides and also may be asked to do some cold readings. Please take some time to read the script before auditions. Copies are available to check out in the Playhouse Office for a $5 cash deposit.

CASTING: Oscar and Felix, obviously. Plus 4 additional male roles and two female, ranging from mid 30s to early 60s. For full character descriptions, take a look in the audition packet.

Make sure to grab the audition packet before auditions! Audition sign-up sheets are in the Playhouse Lobby; sign up in person or call to sign up at 218-733-7555.

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goodpeople

ABOUT THE SHOW: Ever feel like the world is out to get you? Ever been down – way down – on your luck? Then you can relate with Margie Walsh, a single mother from South Boston who just lost her job… Again. But lucky for Margie she has GOOD PEOPLE in her life to help pull her up by her boot straps. This humor-filled drama takes us along as Margie looks up an old flame who’s gotten out of Southie and become a successful doctor. Is he just the break she needs?

DIRECTOR: Lawrence Lee

AUDITION PREP: Prepared monologues are welcome, but not necessary. Everyone will be reading sides from the script. Scripts are available in the Playhouse office for checkout with a $5 cash deposit.

CASTING: 4 women, 2 men. Some characters do have Boston accents, so that’ll be fun! Ages range from late 20s to about 50. For full character descriptions, check out the audition packet.

Make sure to grab the audition packet before auditions! Audition sign-up sheets are in the Playhouse Lobby; sign up in person or call to sign up at 218-733-7555.

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oct16-19

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PAY CLOSE ATTENTION FOLKS! We’ve got auditions on multiple days for the different roles in Les Misérables, ranging from kids to ensemble to principal roles. Here are some details about the show and the specific audition calls.

ABOUT THE SHOW: This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world! Taking place in 19th Century France, society is in a state of flux and talk of revolution is in the air. Recently released from prison, Jean Valjean finds himself in search of personal change as he breaks his parole in an attempt to walk the path of redemption. Redemption, however, may not be so easy to come by as he is relentlessly pursued by Police Inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Soaring music and uplifting storytelling accompany this world-renowned musical which is sure to leave you feeling inspired and overjoyed.

DIRECTOR: Dorothy Danner (read bio by clicking here)

AUDITION CALLS:

  • Youth Auditions – Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00PM – For young Cosette, young Eponine and Gavroche, please sing 32 bars of a song of your choice that best shows off your voice. You must bring sheet music, a photo of yourself, and a completed audition form (or resume). An accompanist will be provided for you. There are no ensemble children in the show, only these 3 roles.
  • Principal Auditions – Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 starting at 4:00PM – Auditions are by appointment only. Please sign up in the Playhouse lobby or call the office for assistance at (218) 733-7555. Please bring a picture and resume (or audition form). Prepare 2 songs that best show off your voice and range. You will be asked to sing from the show and for the specific character you are auditioning for. Please be familiar with the music. If you cannot make either of these days, please sign up for the audition call on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10:00AM.
  • Ensemble Auditions – Saturday October 19 10am-8pm – Auditions are by appointment. Please sign up for a 5 minute time-slot in the Playhouse lobby or call the office for assistance at (218) 733-7555. Please bring a photo of yourself and resume or completed audition form. Prepare one song that shows off your voice and range. You may be asked to sing from the show; please be familiar with the music.

Check out the audition packet for specific info on casting, call times, and the audition form! Audition sign-up sheets are in the Playhouse Lobby; sign up in person or call to sign up at 218-733-7555.

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oct21-22

Our Children’s Theatre Series is holding auditions on October 21 and 22nd for 2 awesome shows: The Little Mermaid, Jr. and Hairspray! Here’s some info on each show and audition.

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ABOUT THE SHOW: In 1962 Baltimore, the hair is bigger and the music is louder! Come see quirky, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad, as she reaches her dream and dances her way onto the popular Corny Collins Show. Once there, she must use her sudden stardom to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network – all without denting her fabulous ‘do!

DIRECTOR: Kate Horvath

AUDITION PREP: All actors must sing 16-32 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song that demonstrates vocal range. Please bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. Actors will be asked to read from the script, and improvise some movement. Actors may be asked to dance in the initial audition, so please be dressed to move.

CASTING: Ages 11-20 for a variety of roles! All actors sing and dance in this show, so don’t worry about missing out 🙂

Click here to grab the audition packet!

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mermaid

ABOUT THE SHOW: Dive right into this under-the-sea adventure! In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

DIRECTOR: Sarah Ruth Diener

AUDITION PREP: All actors must sing 16-32 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song that demonstrates vocal range. Please bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. Actors will be asked to read from the script, and improvise some movement. Actors may be asked to dance in the initial audition, so please be dressed to move.

CASTING: Ages 8-18 for a myriad of characters and sea creatures!

Click here to grab the audition packet!

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WHEW! Told ya it was the season for auditions! And we’ll be holding auditions for Anything Goes in the upcoming months as well. For any questions regarding any audition, don’t hesitate to give us a call at the Playhouse (218-733-7555) or to stop by. We’re here to help!

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