Upcoming Auditions

By: Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) Last Updated: May 16, 2014

rot2Here are upcoming auditions for local theaters - courtesy of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Dunes Summer Theatre

 When: May 17th & 18th (1pm – 4 pm)

Where: Dunes Summer Theater 288 Shady Oak Drive Michigan City, IN. 46360

Audition Notes: For your audition please prepare a song that will showcase your voice and bring sheet music for the accompanist. Also, please come prepared to dance.

Singing auditions will be held first. After enough people have sung the choreographer, Abby Schmidt, will teach a short dance routine to everyone.
Casting

While this is primarily a male show, in addition to the role of Mary Magdalene, ten other women will be cast. In addition, there will be two special female dance roles for those with jazz / ballet experience. The individual male roles are Jesus, Judas, Caiaphas, Annas, Simon and Peter. There are also nine other apostles and two priests.

The show has no dialogue and consists completely of singing. There are many group scenes and songs that require other roles such as lepers, merchants, Roman soldiers and crowds. Everyone will have much to do!

Additional Information: Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, May 27th. This show is being done as a fundraiser to help the Dunes Arts Foundation. Please spread the word to people who would like to help with tech or other facets of the production.

If you have any quesions please contact George Maslankowski: Phone / Text: (219) 362-2091 Email: daddio_maz@frontier.com

THE WIZARD OF OZ - Highland Parks Performing Arts Group

When: Tuesday, May 20 & Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm

Where: Highland Parks & Recreation Lincoln Community Center 2450 Lincoln Street Highland, IN 46322

Audition Information: Bring a short song to sing and be prepared to for a short dance audition. Musicians will be auditioning with the Music Director.

May 20 – Munchkins only (ages 5-12), May 21 – Lead Roles (ages 12 and up)
There are 10 major roles. We will need about 25 Munchkins and about 25 Crowd People. All Munchkins and Crowd will be part of the choir and dances.

Directors Notes: I will need assistance back stage in many areas. Due to the ages of the Munchkins I will need parental assistance on the nights of the performances to help keep an eye on the young cast members.

Casting Requirements: Everyone is expected to be at ALL their scheduled rehearsals and ALL performances.

Contact C. Dale Kelley, Director: cdale52253@aol.com

Other Information: Do not call or e-mail an audition. All auditions must be done in person on the nights designated.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Memorial Opera House

When: Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm

Where:Memorial Opera House 104 Indiana Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383

Performance Dates: July 25 – August 10, 2014 (Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm)

Audition Notes: Please come dressed professionally and comfortably as there may be a dance call. Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of music that shows off your best range. An accompanist will be provided. Auditionees may be asked to read from the script.

As this show contains mature language and themes we are seeking actors and actresses age 16 and up.

Initially the rehearsal schedule will consist of Monday through Thursday evenings 7-10pm. Additional rehearsals may be added at the director's discretion.

Cast Requirements
Lawrence Jameson (40-50 Tenor): An older, wiser & sophisticated con artist. Actor, singer, good dance movement with a distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to affect a Middle European and German/Austrian accents at different points in the show.
Freddy Benson (20-35 Tenor): A young and inexperienced con artist. Physically active, high energy. This actors also plays the part of a wheelchair confined veteran and Lawrence's crazy younger brother Ruprecht.
Christine Colgate (20-35 Mezzo-Soprano): An American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera and the target of Lawrence and Freddy's bet. Sweet, innocent look and appeal. Will need to affect a standard American and Brooklyn accent.
Andre Thibault (30-50 Baritone): The Chief of Police and Lawrence's French assistant. Distinguished, business like persona. Needs to be able to affect a French accent.
Muriel Eubanks (40-50 Alto): A wealthy socialite, one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's love interest.
Jolene Oakes (16-45 Alto): An American oil heiress from Oklahoma vacationing on the French Riviera. New money–think of a combination of Ado Annie/Gertie (from Oklahoma) who recently won the lottery. Full of energy and spunk.
Lenore & Sophia ~ Wealthy socialites that fall victim to Lawrence's con.
Renee ~ A wealthy French woman-one of Freddy's victims.
Gerard ~ Renee's jealous husband.

Ensemble ~ Male/Female any voice ages 16+. Play every other role in the show including croupier, conductor, waiter, nun, hotel manager, maid etc. Includes singing, dancing lines and stage business.

Contact:For additional information regarding auditions please contact Scot MacDonald, Artistic Director of Memorial Opera House: 219.548.9137.

PLAY DATES - The Towle Theater

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 7 pm, Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7 pm
Where:

Saturday, June 7:

Theater Wit

1229 Belmont, Chicago

Sunday, June 8 & Monday, June 9: Towle Theater 5205 Hohman Avenue Hammond, IN

Performance Dates: September 5 – 21, 2014

Audition Notes: All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater.

For the Chicago Auditions please prepare a 1 minute contemporary comedic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script.

For the Local Auditions at the Towle, you will be asked to read from the script. No need to prepare anything.
Cast Requirements:

Stacey – (20′s – 40′s)
Sam – (20′s – 40′s)
Katie – (20′s – 40′s)
Mike – (20′s – 40′s)

Other Information: For questions or more information about the show and the 2013-2014 season, please call the Towle Theater at 219-937-8780 or visit the Towle Theater website at towletheater.org

Pay $300

MY HUSBAND'S WILD DESIRES - Hammond Community Theatre

When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm
Monday, June 16, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm

Where: Beatniks On Conkey, 418 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
Audition Notes: We will be cold-reading cuts from the script.

For those who feel they don't particularly do cold-reading very well, you are welcome to come with a prepared, (i.e., MEMORIZED) one to two-minute comic monologue.

Perusal scripts will be available by mid-April. Contact Earle Howe at earlehowe@comcast.net

Director's Notes: Despite the title and subject matter, this is a rather sweet, endearing, almost naive show. It is not sleazy in any way. Nothing "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" about it. Almost Charlie Brown-like as the characters straightforwardly explore their sexual expectations and preferences. The dichotomy between the subject matter and the mode of expression is wherein the humor lies.
Casting Requirements/Characters Detail

Mr. Griffin. (Late Forties) – The perfect picture of a successful middle-aged business executive

Mrs. Griffin. (Mid Forties) – An elegantly attractive woman with the calmly self-assured bearing of someone who probably did her pre-teen shopping at Bergdorf-Goodman's

Connelly. (Late Forties) – A super in his late forties whose body has the look of a once-burly frame softened by immersion in oceans of beer. His broad face wears the serenity appropriate to one who has come to accept in terms of a little something on the side or under the table

Burglar. (Around Fifty) – Skinny, nervous-looking, fresh out of prison and not eager to go back

Louise. (Pushing Forty) – Mrs. Griffin's sister. Thin, sad-eyed, and given to collapsing helplessly a lot

Contact:Earle Howe, email earlehowe@comcast.net

logo6x10 FESTIVAL - 4th Street Theater

When:TBA

Where: 4th Street Theater

Audition Infomation: For this first event, we will be looking for directors and actors who would like to try something new, something that does not have a huge time commitment, and something that would give a boost to a new theatrical form. We hope you will want to give this a try.

If you are interesting in being considered for a directing spot, there is an application form you need to send in. Experienced directors are welcome. However, we would like to encourage people to apply who are interested in directing, but have not had an opportunity to show what they can do in any of the area theaters.

Details about the process are these:

1. Directors submit applications and will be chosen from the applicants.
2. After the directors have been chosen and accept the position, scripts will be made available for reading and then will meet with the event producer to select which script they will direct.
3. A cattle call audition will be held for casting each production.
4. Rehearsal time period is three weeks. All rehearsals will be held off site until tech week. During tech week, each cast will be given time to come to the theater, meet with lighting and sound people for the show.
5. There is no budget for costumes and sets. Each cast must provide its own.
6. Sets must be minimal and easily moved on and off in the context of the show.
7. Casts will vary in size, but generally be small.
8. Performances will be held over two weekends in August. Exact dates will be provided soon.

We hope that this is going to encourage some enthusiasm and excitement for a new event in our theater community. Give it a chance and be a part of it!

To apply to direct please visit: http://www.4thstreetncca.org/6×10.php

Casting Requirements: TBA

Rehearsal Information: TBA

Contact: 4th Street Theater 219-926-7875

 

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD - Hammond Community Theatre

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm, Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm

Where: Beatniks On Conkey, 418 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN

Audition Notes: We will be cold reading from the script. If you don't feel you do well at cold reading, you may also prepare a one to two-minute (MEMORIZED) comic scene. Perusal scripts available after September.

Director's Notes: Rehearsals will run essentially Mondays thru Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm. Full cast rehearsals almost all the time. This is an ensemble production, so everyone is needed all the time.

Casting Requirements/Characters Detail: We need three actors. Male or Female. All ages are invited to audition. As we said before, this is an ensemble production, so we will be trying to match talented people who "work well with others" – the key to making this show a success. As with the "Shakespeare Abridged" show, there are three personality types involved; since this is not only a show about a multiplicity of characters, it is also a show about the three actors who portray those characters. The three "personality types" are 1)The Serious Actor, 2) The Amiable Actor, and 3) The Sensitive (Gay?) Actor. These personality types will color the portrayals of the individual characters – sort of like having a "play within a play", we will have "people within the characters". At least, it's a subtlety we'll be working on. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Contact

Earle Howe, email earlehowe@comcast.net