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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

SPECIAL NOTE: During this current crisis everything is subject to possible postponement and we may not always be up to date on those types of changes, so double check on any of these before heading out.

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)

Auditions have been announced for Reedley River City Theatre’s production of Big River. This show will be directed by Marc Gonzalez. All ethnicities, genders, and ages (15-90) are encouraged to audition, with a specific need for actors of color, who are strongly encouraged to audition.

In compliance with CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19, there are two ways in which you can audition for the production:

1) Video submission. Send a video of a 16-bar cut of a song, in the style of the show, to Marc Gonzalez at marcalexander88@yahoo.com no later than Saturday, 4/18 by 5pm. In the Subject Line, please write: YOUR NAME/”Big River audition.”

2) In-Person Appointment. You may schedule a 10-minute appointment with the director, stage manager, pianist, and vocal director, totaling no more than 5 people in the room, with safety distance appropriately enforced. Appointments will be scheduled by contacting Marc Gonzalez at marcalexander88@yahoo.com. Appointments can be scheduled for any 10-minute block between 2pm and 5pm. Bring your sheet music with a 16-bar cut of a song in the style of the show.

Callbacks

You will be notified if you are called back for a role on Sunday, 4/19, via email. In compliance with the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID-19, we will not be holding in-person callbacks. All callback materials will be made available to you upon notification of being called back. You will have the week of 4/19 – 4/25 to submit video of your Callback to Marc Gonzalez at marcalexander88@yahoo.com.

Casting

You will be notified of casting on Sunday, 4/26 via email, so please ensure you have submitted your correct email address. Note: even if you are not called back, that does not disqualify you from being cast. Likewise, because you are called back does not guarantee casting.

If you are interested in a particular role/s only, please indicate so and what role/s in your Audition/video submission so that Callbacks and Casting proceed appropriate to your wishes and the director’s needs.

Roles

All roles available. Listed below are character requirements. Gender-blind casting is a welcomed practice for this show. The listed genders are based on what the script has indicated, but the director is open to gender-blind casting for select roles.

Jim-Male-Lead/Bass-Baritone

Huck Finn-Male-Lead/Tenor

King-Male-Supporting/Bass-Baritone

Duke-Male-Supporting/Tenor

Pap Finn-Male-Supporting/Baritone

Tom-Male-Supporting/Tenor

Widow Douglas-Female-Supporting/Spoken-Some singing

Miss Watson-Female-Supporting/Soprano

Mary Jane-Female-Featured/Mezzo-Soprano

Young Fool-Male-Featured/Tenor

Judge Thatcher-Male-Featured/Spoken

Various Ensemble, some performers will be cast in multiple roles.

Calendar

Below are the vital dates to know. Please look at all dates so you can ensure your summer schedule is conducive to the production calendar of Big River. Note: not all performers will be called to all rehearsals prior to Tech. A rehearsal schedule will be made available at Audition (either in-person or sent via email).

Rehearsals-Monday thru Thursday, May, 26th thru June, 25th, 6:30pm-9pm

First Rehearsal-Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30pm-9pm

Cue-to-Cue- Saturday June 27th, 12pm-8pm

Tech begins-Monday, June 29th

Performance Dates-Friday, July 10th thru Sunday, July 26th


CMT auditions:
Aladdin

Ages: 6-13*

Auditions: May 16 & 17, 2020 at 1 PM

Rehearsals: M-F • 9 AM to 12 PM • June 15 – July 30th

Performances: July 31st to Aug 9th

Les Misérables

Ages: 14-18*

Auditions: May 16 & 17, 2020 at 4 PM

Rehearsals: M-F • 6 to 9 PM • June 1 – July 9

Performances: July 10 – 19

CMT’s Got Talent

Friday, July 24, 2020

Matilda

Ages: 9-20**

Auditions: Oct 3 & 4 – Time TBA

Rehearsals: M-F • 6 to 9 PM • October 19 – December 3

Performances: December 4 – 13

*13 year-olds may audition for both Aladdin and Les Misérables.

**7-8 year-olds with prior experience may audition, casting at the director’s discretion.

More info on their website.


Good Company Players Auditions:
More info can be found on their website

Good Company Players’ Upcoming 2nd Space Auditions
Saturday April 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in GCP’s 2nd Space Theatre at 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)
A Man For All Seasons

By Robert Bolt

Rehearsals Begin: July 6, 2020 Performs: August 14 – October 11, 2020

Director: Denise Graziani

The gripping story of Sir Thomas More’s fall from favor for refusing to support King Henry VIII’s request for a divorce. The ageless and inspiring echo of the small voice that calls to us: “To thine own self be true.” A masterpiece. Rated PG

Good Company Players’ Upcoming 2nd Space Auditions
Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in GCP’s 2nd Space Theatre at 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)

Living on Love

By Joe DiPietro

Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin

Rehearsals Begin: May 11, 2020 Performs: June 19 – August 9, 2020

Director: Robert Sanchez

Sparks fly in this delightful and hilarious romantic comedy when a demanding diva and her larger-than-life maestro husband each hire attractive young scribes for their respective autobiographies. Rated PG.


Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)

Guys and Dolls

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Rehearsals Begin: June 1, 2020 Performs: July 16 – Sept. 13, 2020

Director: Elizabeth Fiester

The tale of a New York gambler who falls in love with a beautiful missionary trying to reform him (along with a gaggle of lovable gangsters) in classic musical comedy fashion! Rated PG.

Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Rehearsals Begin August 3, 2020 Performs Sept. 17 – Nov. 8, 2020

Director: Dan Pessano

Based on the cartoon that inspired the popular television series. This frightfully fun musical comedy about the original creepy, kooky, spooky Addams Family is hilarious and tuneful, requiring actors with good pipes and excellent comic abilities. RATED PG

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

GOMEZ ADDAMS (Male, 40-60) Wealthy and dashing ladies’ man, although he only has eyes for his wife, Morticia. Loves his family and is in quite a quandary when he has to keep secrets from his wife to prove his love for his daughter. Spanish accent. Smart, comedic actor. Should be able to dance. Tenor

MORTICIA ADDAMS (Female, 35-60) Gomez’s beautiful and sexy wife. She adores Gomez and her children but is a force to be reckoned with when crossed. Black is her favorite color. Dry sense of humor. Strong dancer. Alto/mezzo soprano.

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (Female, 16-25) A little psychotic. In love with Lucas, a ‘normal’ young man, who can actually make her smile. Carries a crossbow and is a dead shot. Enjoys torturing her little brother. Strong pop belt.

LUCAS BIENEKE (Male, 18-30) Attractive and earnest. In love with Wednesday and wants to marry her. Desperately wants his family to make a good impression on the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS (Male, 8-14) Charming and funny. Treasures the times his sister makes him scream. Doesn’t want to lose his sister and plots to derail her impending engagement. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.

UNCLE FESTER (Male, 30+) Gomez’s unmarried younger brother. The musical narrator of the show. Possesses a childlike joy. Strong comic chops. Tenor.

GRANDMA ADDAMS (Female, 45+) Feisty 102-year-old. Fun and quirky but scary when crossed. Alto belt.

LURCH (Male, 18-50) Very tall and sinister. The Addams’ butler. Moves very slowly and speaks in moans and groans. Bass.

MAL BEINEKE (Male, 40-60) Lucas’ stuffy father. Always irritated with his wife. Long ago lost touch with his inner Grateful Dead fan. High Baritone/Tenor.

ALICE BEINEKE (Female, 35-60) Lucas’ sweet, quirky mom who has set aside her own desires for her family. Often speaks in rhyme. Good comedic actress. Soprano with a strong belt.

ENSEMBLE (All ages) Mostly portraying the Addams Family ancestors, the ensemble members of this show have lots of vocal and dance fun in store!

** We ask that auditionees for our musical productions complete all portions of the audition even though some roles are non-singing and/or non-dancing. **

Good Company Players’ Upcoming 2nd Space Auditions
Saturday April 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in GCP’s 2nd Space Theatre at 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)
A Man For All Seasons

By Robert Bolt

Rehearsals Begin: July 6, 2020 Performs: August 14 – October 11, 2020

Director: Denise Graziani

The gripping story of Sir Thomas More’s fall from favor for refusing to support King Henry VIII’s request for a divorce. The ageless and inspiring echo of the small voice that calls to us: “To thine own self be true.” A masterpiece. Rated PG

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