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LOCAL AUDITIONS!

This is a page of listings for local theatre auditions. If you are an actor looking for a role, be sure and check back here often. If you are a local theatre company and would like your auditions included please email us at life@kingsriverlife.com

River City Theatre Company is always looking for help. From Acting on stage to ushers, there is something for everyone! Please email your name & email address to info@reedleyrivercitytheatre.org to be placed on the list for future audition reminders.

Auditions are open to all! Auditions for musical productions require a memorized song. Please bring sheet music. Scenes for reading will be provided for stage play auditions. All auditions are held at the Reedley Opera House. At the audition be prepared to fill out an audition form (vocal range, experience, etc.). On this form please list all rehearsal conflicts. The director will consider rehearsal conflicts during the audition process. Individuals with performance conflicts unfortunately cannot be considered for casting. It is the goal of River City Theatre Company to help you succeed during the audition process. Please relax and enjoy the experience.

Auditions begin at 2pm (unless noted below)
Audition date and time are subject to change.

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CMT Auditions for Annie:
Auditions for ANNIE are
Sat September 23rd at 1pm or Sun September 24th
at 10:00am at our space in Sierra Vista Mall.

Choose a day, and doors will be open 30 minutes before – plan to arrive with all paperwork filled out and your $25 audition fee. Please have 16 – 32 bars of a song memorized and bring sheet music (no auditions can be a capella).
A piano accompanist will be provided.

Join the CMT Stars!!
CMT would like to extend a special invitation for your child to become part of our 2017-2018 performing group “The CMT Stars!”

Auditions Are September 24th at 1pm at Sierra Vista Mall –
All are welcome to audition

The CMT Stars are a special group of young performers that appear at various events around the Fresno area to help promote our shows
and our program by performing a 5-10 minute medley.
This group represents CMT and will have several commitments.
Contact CMTworks@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Audition packet can be found on their website.


Auditions for “Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe”
Directed by Robert Hypes
Musically directed by Joel Scott Shade

When: October 14th at 1:00 pm
Show dates: January 5 – January 21
Rehearsal: Late October – December
What to Bring: 16 bars of music.

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
— Edgar Allan Poe

Synopsis: Haunting and intensely theatrical, “Nevermore” is a unique musical experience that blurs the line between fact and fiction. A literary rock star, Poe faced tragedy throughout his life, struggling with poverty, loss, and addiction before dying under mysterious circumstances. Despite his struggles—or perhaps because of them—Poe became an iconic writer, exploring the disturbed and the disturbing with some of the most beautiful language ever devised. Both gorgeous and grotesque, “Nevermore” relives the events that shaped Poe’s character and career, blending reality with the macabre creations of this literary genius.

Note from the Director: As you will notice, there are no true character descriptions included in this audition piece. Other than the character of Edgar Allan Poe, the rest of the show is divided into the Players. The Players portray the other people in Edgar Allan Poe’s life.
The piece itself is a true ensemble piece and we are looking for a total cast of 7-13.

The entire show is either sung or written in verse and will be an interesting and unusual project to be involved in, and different than the usual fare you see us engage in during a season.

The music borrows from music hall and cabaret traditions mixed with rock. Other than the piano and drums, the rest of the live band will be a string section. In addition, while we are casting the performers for the piece itself, we will be combining the spoken word with background shadow dance choreography with a completely separate cast.

Above all, I think the piece will be challenging and interesting and we are looking for fantastic singers who can also do quite a bit of character work.

It will be a small cast show with a huge focus on supplying something that hasn’t be seen on the Playhouse stage before.


Visalia Players Auditions for Boys of Broadway written by Leeni Mitchell

Directed by Leeni Mitchell
Musical Direction by Marguerite Koster Crownover

Auditions will be held
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM
and Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM
at the Ice House Theatre

410 E Race Ave
Visalia, CA

We’re going back to Broadway where 2 grand dames of the theater introduce us to the Boys of Broadway who were their leading men throughout the years. This musical review will take you on a trip down memory lane through song and story. You’ll love the music, but you’ll also love the history and stories behind the shows. A multitude of songs is featured from some of those great moments in Broadway history – songs from Oklahoma, Paint Your Wagon, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Les Mis, and many more.

Audition Information
Those wishing to audition should come prepared to sing something from a Broadway show. Please bring sheet music if you wish to be accompanied. An accompanist will be provided. You may sing a capella if you choose. You may also be asked to perform readings from the script.

This is a musical revue so there are no specific roles. We are looking for strong singers/performers. In particular, we need a strong tenor and a bass player.
Rehearsals are scheduled to start in early October, so that we can get an early start and take some time to enjoy the holidays with our families.


Selma Arts Center Auditions:
Auditions for Spring Awakening

Saturday, October 21 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Selma Arts Center
1935 High St, Selma, California 93662

Performers are welcomed to make an appointment via Sign Up Genius (link available soon). Those without an appointment will be seen as time permits. Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a Pop/Rock style musical selection. You must have sheet music for a provided accompanist, or accompanying tracks. If you play an instrument, such as the guitar, piano or strings, please indicate so on your audition form.

SPRING AWAKENING is rated ‘R’ for language, mature content, and nudity. Therefore, performers under the age of 18 (by opening night) will not be considered for casting. Any questions or concerns, please email nicolettea@cityofselma.com.

Video Auditions: If you are unable to make the general auditions (we strongly recommend an in-person audition), an accompanied video recording of your audition song, with a scale run for range, may be submitted before October 2nd to nicolettea@cityofselma.com. Please send via private YouTube link. You MUST be able to attend callbacks on Sunday, October 22nd in order to be considered for a role. Please message nicolettea@cityofselma.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Callbacks: A singing and reading round, as well as a tentative light choreography round, may be required at callbacks on Sunday, October 22nd at 6pm.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

• Audition forms, a full production schedule and video submission form will be available on our website soon, and will be available at the Box Office on the day of the audition.
• Due to the tight rehearsal schedule, all conflicts must be presented during your audition. Conflicts presented after the first rehearsal will not be honored. Please note that excessive conflicts will affect casting decisions
• PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
• Casting notification will occur no later than Friday, October 27th
• Some exclusive music rehearsals may be called for principles roles. You will be contacted for availability, should you be cast
• Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday, with some held Saturdays due to Christmas Day and New Years Day, from 6:30pm – 10pm. First company rehearsal scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11th
• Most communication will be done through email – please list a valid email on the audition form.
• Performances: January 26, 27 (2), 28, February 1, 2, 3 (2), 3, 8, 9, 10 (2) for a total of 13 performances.

Any additional questions about auditions or production please call Nicolette C. Andersen (559) 891-2238 or email nicolettea@cityofselma.com.

This Production is sponsored by the Selma Arts Council
Directed by Dominic Grijalva
Producer/Technical Director – Nicolette C. Andersen
Vocal Director – Mindy Ramos
Choreographer – Michael Flores

THE SELMA ARTS CENTER
1935 High St.
Selma, CA 93662
(559) 891-2238
Selmaartscenter.com
nicolettea@cityofselma.com

AVAILABLE ROLES – AGE IS TO BE READ

Wendla
Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. Explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: E3-E5

Melchior
A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society’s rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: G2-B4

Martha
A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: E3-E5

Moritz
Melchior’s best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: C3-A4

Thea
Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: E3-E5

Hanschen*
A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Optional Doubling as RUPERT.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: Ab2-D5

Anna
A German schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: E3-C5

Ernst*
A schoolmate of Melchior’s. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: Ab2-A4

Ilse
Martha’s sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists’ colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life.
Gender: Female | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: E3-E5

Georg*
A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Optional Doubling as DIETER.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: Ab2-D5

Otto*
A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT.
Gender: Male | Age: 15 to 20 | Range: Ab2-D5

Adult Woman**
Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: FRAU BERGMAN, Wendla’s mother; FRAULEIN KNUPPELDICK; FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER; FRAU GABOR, Melchior’s mother; and FRAU BESSELL, Martha’s mother.
Gender: Female | Age: 30 to 50 | Range: D3-A4

Adult Man**
Plays a variety of adult roles. Characters include: HERR SONNENSTITCH, the boys’ teacher; HEADMASTER KNOCHENBRUCH; HERR NEUMANN, Ilse’s father; HERR RILOW, Hanschen’s father; HERR STEIFEL, Moritz’s father; FATHER KAULBACH; DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER; HERR GABOR, Melchior’s father; and SCHMIDT.
Gender: Male | Age: 40 to 50 | Range: D3-F4

*Optional Doubling may be split between two actors, please indicate whether this would affect your decision to participate in the show in your audition form
**Adult roles may be split between more than one actor, please indicate whether this would affect your decision to participate in the show in your audition form


You’re invited to the upcoming auditions for A little Country Christmas! With the Kings Players in Hanford-
Sunday Sept 17th and Monday September 18th.
Both evenings auditions will begin at 6:30pm.

Performance Dates: November 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

We will be casting 6-8 children. And up to 20 adults. So bring your kids, tell your musical friends, and let your friends with children know we are seeking all ages of impersonators/musicians.

We can’t wait!

What to expect (this is a little different than you might be used to)
Come Prepared to impersonate a country music singer. The year is 1992, and you are on a star-studded Christmas tour. Pick a song from that artist to sing to us. Preferably NOT a Christmas song.

You must be prepared with accompaniment. You can bring an instrumental track, use your own instrument, or sing A Cappella. *A small keyboard will be available.

After we hear you, you may be asked to sing a Christmas song of our choice as that character, or another artist. Be ready for anything!

Tips: Be aware of the age the artist would have been in ’92. We have attached a list of possible artists by age group. Please note this is not a cast list it is just possible options of artists who were active in 1992. Feel free to surprise us with choices of your own.

18-29) Alison Krauss 21, Martina McBride 26, John Michael Montgomery 27, Wynonna 28, Tricia Yearwood 28, Travis Tritt 29, Mark Chesnutt 29.

30-39) Garth Brooks 30, Clint Black 30, Marie Osmond 33, Randy Travis 33, Kathy Mattea 33, Tanya Tucker 34, Alan Jackson 34, Patty Loveless 35, Pam Tillis 35, Vince Gill 35, Dwight Yoakam 36, Brooks 37 and Dunn 39.

40-55) George Strait 40, Lorrie Morgan 40, Ricky Van Shelton 40, Crystal Gayle 41, Dan Seals 44, Barbara Mandrell 44(could also add Mandrell sisters 36 & 38) , Oak Ridge Boys 44-53, Emmylou Harris 45, Naomi Judd 46 (the Judds broke up last year, in 1991) Brenda Lee 48, John Denver 49, Tammy Wynette 50, Kenny Rogers 54, Waylon Jennings 55, Merle Haggard 55.

56+) Charlie Daniels 56, Charlie Pride 58, Conway Twitty 59, Loretta Lynn 60, Johnny Cash 60, George Jones 61, Buck Owens 63, June Carter Cash 63, Little Jimmy Dickens 72, Kitty Wells 73, Minnie Pearl 80.

These are just suggestions (we do not guarantee that the artist you audition as, will be the role you are cast).

Start collecting your country/western wear from thrift shops.

The likenesses of Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton have been cast. Please do not audition as these artists.

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