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AUDITION: “The Man From Earth” – The Very Little Theatre

Hey folks!

We’re back, after QUITE a long hiatus. Apologies for that: what with changes in work, a busy acting schedule, as well as new responsibilities at various Theatre groups, there just wasn’t time. BUT, let’s get back on the wagon, shall we?

To re-inaugurate the foray into posting auditions around town, we’ll start with the one for my new show I’m directing! Hope to see you there!

~ Jay

 

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Auditions for “The Man From Earth”


Written by Jerome Bixby
Adapted by Richard Shenkman

Directed by Jay Hash

John Oldman, is leaving his position of tenure for a new life elsewhere, only to find that there are friends in his department that want more than the vague answers he gave for his departure. Through a game he engages in with them, he reveals a truth no one can accept. And with that singular notion, they begin to form a dialogue based upon science, history, and religion to either prove or disprove his statement. He challenges their assumptions about man and history, and sheds new light upon experiences thought lost to time.

Show runs from December 6th to December 15th, for a total of 7 shows.

Auditions to be held at:

The Very Little Theatre 2350 Hilyard St Eugene, OR

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 28, 1:00 PM (Time may change due to Duck game)
Callbacks will be on September 29, 7:00 PM 

Casting Requirements:

5 Men, 3 Women

AVAILABLE ROLES:

John Oldman – Competent, easygoing History professor (M, Age 25-35)

Dan – Fit, but a bit hippie professor of Anthropology (M, Age 40-70)

Harry – Likable, eccentric professor of Biology (M, Age 40-50)

Art – Archeology professor who is desperately holding on to his youth (M, Age 40-50)

Will Gruber – Bluff, no nonsense professor of Psychology (M, Age 40-70)

Linda – Young student, wide eyed yet smart (F, Age 18-20)

Sandy – Fiercely intelligent, but reticent grad student (F, Age 25-35)

Edith – Art History professor, who has a hint of “spinster” about her (F, Age 40-60)

(Moving Man/Woman 1 & 2, as well as Paramedic & Cop will be double roles, played by crew)

Audition Requirements:

The casting is open to all races, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, class, and disability, as a very diverse cast is preferred.

Jay is also looking for stagehands that would be able to help with running the lights, sound, and helping to manage the backstage area. There will be a total of 3 positions.

It is requested that the male actors prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue, dramatic in nature.

Please be ready to cold read certain sides from the play.

Plays will be available for 24 Hour checkouts from the director by request.

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Jay Hash

Email: manfromearth@thevlt.com


Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?


Good Luck! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITIONS: “Our Town, Eugene” – Eugene’s 150th Anniversary

EA friend Tim McIntosh has been comissioned by the City of Eugene to write a play for it’s 150th Anniversary! Come do your home proud, local actors!
~Jay


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Auditions for “Our Town, Eugene”


Written by Tim McIntosh

Directed by Darlene Rhoden

Jorah Daniels, aged 25, returns home after four years in San Francisco. Her new ideals — and her secret marriage — clash with her parents’ traditional views. Told against the backdrop of Eugene in 1972, 1979, and 1984, Our Town, Eugene tells a story of competing ideals and clashing hopes under one roof.

Production Dates begin on October 5, further performances to be negotiated and determinant upon theatrical space.

Auditions to be held at:

Eugene Public Library
100 West 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR

Date and Time:

Thursday, August 30, 5:00 pm

Casting Requirements:

2 (or 5) Women, 2 (or 5) Men.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Stage Manager – the narrator, 50s
Jorah Daniels – a young idealist, aged 24, 31, and 35
Frank Daniels – Jorah’s father, 50s and 60s
Deb Daniels – Jorah’s mother, 50s and 60s
Mayor – a prominent local politician, present-day
Professor Condon – from 1876, 40s
Jeremiah/Sarah Fredrickson – brother/sister from 1876, early 20s

Audition Requirements:

No monologues necessary, audition will consist of cold readings from the script
Sides should be available early next week for perusal.

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Tim McIntosh

Phone: 541-942-8001

Email: timamcintosh@gmail.com


Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?


Good Luck! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: “Willy Wonka” – Cottage Theatre

Oompah loompah doopitty doo, Cottage Theatre is holding auditions soon. Oompah loompah doopitty deg, have a good audition and break a leg!

~Jay


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Auditions for Cottage Theatre’s “Willy Wonka”


Music & Lurics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Janet Rust
Musical Direction by David Larsen

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of he world-famous candy mand and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate factory. With all the memorable songs from the family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; and unforgettable characters like Augustus Gloop,Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, and the Oompah Loompas; this show will enchant candy-lovers and theatre-goers of all ages.

Production Dates are November 30 – December 23, 2012

Auditions to be held at:

Cottage Theatre
700 Village Drive
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 15, 6:30 pm (Adult actors)
Sunday, September 16, 3:00 pm (Child Actors age 7+)

Callbacks will be held on September 17th @ 7:00 PM.

Casting Requirements:

A very large diverse cast of Men, Women and Children is needed.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

ADULT ROLES:
Willy Wonka
Candy Man
Phineous Trout
Mrs. Bucket
Mr. Bucket
Grandma Josephine
Grandma Georgina
Grandpa George
Grandpa Joe
Mrs. Gloop
Mr. Salt
Ms. Teavee
Mrs. Beauregarde
Chorus of Cooks

CHILDREN’S LEAD ROLES:
Charlie Bucket
Augustus Gloop
Veruca Salt
Mike Teavee
Violet Beauregarde

CHILDREN’S SUPPORTING ROLES (Age 7 and older):
James
Matilda
Sophie
Danny
Alfie
Billie
Oompa Loompas (multiple roles)
Squirrels (multiple roles)

Audition Requirements:

Music: Please come ready to sing 16-20 bars of the song of your choice and bring sheet music for our pianist.

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Cottage Theatre

Phone: 541-942-8001

Email: info@cottagetheatre.org

Cottage Theatre’s Website

Find Cottage Theatre on Facebook!


Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

Need some help prepping an audition piece? Look for a local Vocal Coach.

Want to find some new sheet music for that perfect audition song? Click here.


Good Luck! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: “AAARRRRRRGH!!!” – Staged Screenplay Reading (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to lack of response, this audition has been postponed until Fall. Please do let Al and Desiree know if you are interested so they can keep you in mind!

Al and Desiree are working towards getting this together soon. We’ll be updating as more information comes available!

~Jay


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Auditions for “AAARRRRRRGH!!!” Staged Reading


Written & Produced by Al Kline & Desiree Rogers

Pirate Gurlz Rule! Anne Bonny and Mary Read, centuries ahead of their time are self empowered women who commanded the respect of all men in the Caribbean in the early 18th century.
In South Carolina in the early 18th century, ANNE BONNY, 16, escapes an arranged marriage of wealth and quickly adapts to a sailor’s life and language. CAPTAIN CALICO JACK RACKAM, 22, impressed by Anne’s tenacity, offers her an invitation to join his crew that she can’t refuse.
In London, 19 year old MARY READ’s life changes from fencing lessons and polo ponies to the harsh reality of poverty after being abandoned by her father. Mary realizes it’s a man’s world, so she poses as one to work on a trader sailing to the Caribbean. Her vessel is also taken by Captain Jack, and she reluctantly joins the pirate band.
COMMANDER THACKERY, 40, a privateer with the English Navy, plots Captain Jack’s downfall. Captain Jack is eventually kidnapped by Thackery’s men and tossed in jail to await transport to London. The pirates tear the jail apart to spring the Captain.
Anne and Mary stealthily torch Thackery’s ship, sending him into a fit of rage. The pirates celebrate their victory and over indulge with absinthe. The next morning Anne and Mary are the only ones able to fight the privateers, until Thackery subdues Anne with a severe leg wound.
In a London courtroom, Anne curtly tells Captain Jack, “Had you fought like a man, you need nought hang like a dog.” Anne and Mary “plead the bellies” to the Judge, who gives them a stay of execution until they give birth. Only one is able to escape to freedom they knew.

Auditions to be held at:

TBA.

(The producers are working with DIVA to get an audition space)

Date and time:

TBD

(Producers have a general timeframe of 1-2 weeks, dependent on space availability)

Casting Requirements:

2 women, Ages 18-25
7 Men, Ages 20-40
5 Men, Ages 45+

Roles:

ANNE BONNY, 16, head-strong independent hell-cat
MARY READ, 19, reserved; needs to tap into her inner pirate
CAPTAIN CALICO JACK RACKAM, 22, flamboyant and spontaneous
PETE, 45, Captain Jack’s right hand man
MALE ACTOR A – FREDERICK, 50, evil Southern aristocrat; SCOTCH, 60, Pete’s friend; OLD SALT, 75; MALCOLM, 60, an official; VICAR, 60, at an orphanage
MALE ACTOR B – CAPTAIN CORNWALL, 55; REGINALD, 40, Mary’s father; JOE, 60, a drunk
MALE ACTOR C – PARROT, Pete’s parrot; YOUNG MAN, 20, unloading cargo; JOHN, 25, a pirate; JAILOR, 35; A PRIVATEER, 20
MALE ACTOR D – CAPTAIN GILLIAM, 25, inexperienced; CHARLES, 25 and ruggedly handsome,; TOOTHLESS SAILOR, 50; GUARD, 35
MALE ACTOR E – CAPTAIN TURNBUCKLE, 50; SAMUEL CLEAVES, 50, of the Dutch East India Company; BARRISTER, 60
MALE ACTOR F – CALYPSO, 30, large black man/ship’s cook; RICHARD, 20, sailor; CARRIAGE DRIVER, 25; COMMANDER WILSON, 40
MALE ACTOR G – CARLOS, EL CAPITAN, 40, of a Spanish galleon; MARK, 20, sailor; OFFICER, 30, one of Thackery’s men
MALE ACTOR H – WILLIAMS, 40, right hand man to Cap. Gilliam; CAPTAIN RACKAM, 38, Jack’s dad; DAVIS, 30, a wise ass sailor; DRIVER, 30, of a horse carriage
MALE ACTOR I – BUMBLECOCK, 50, a mousey little man; JUDGE, 60, in a London courtroom; OLDER PRIVATEER, 40; VICAR, 60, at an orphanage; ADMIRAL ADAMS, 60, an English navy official
MALE ACTOR J – CAPTAIN BRISTOL, 45, Pete’s twin brother; MALCOLM, 60, an official; BYRON, 50, Anne’s father; QUARTERMASTER, 50
ANNOUNCER – strong, resonant voice. Will read the script’s slug lines and description lines.

Due to lack of stage space, most actors will have to double/triple/quadruple up on roles, that means different, distinct voices are essential.

Rehearsals & Performance Dates are TBA

Audition Requirements:

Auditioners should come prepared to cold read from the script. Actors should bring a head shot (if available) and an acting resume.

For more information about the production please contact:

Al Kline
alkline.screenwriter@gmail.com

or

Desiree Rogers
artfotowrytr@gmail.com


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: “Arsenic & Old Lace” – Very Little Theatre (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The days and times of this audition have been changed! Please make a note of it of you plan on attending.

My friend Sarah is directing this upcoming version of an honored classic! Make sure and tell your friends!

~Jay


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Auditions for “Arsenic & Old Lace”


Written by Joseph Kesselring, Directed by Sarah Etherton

For the clan known as “Brewster”, insanity runs in the family. Two sweet old aunts take it upon themselves to poison lonely old men with nothing to live for, as an act of charity. Their nephew, Mortimer, has just been married, and is trying to negotiate his way around the shenanigans of the house, while trying to keep his new bride from fleeing. Shady brother John returns from a world adventure involving using corpses to change his appearance to allude capture. The merry mayhem continues with bugle-blowing brother, Teddy, who is charged with burial duties.

Auditions to be held at:

The Very Little Theatre
2350 Hilyard St.
Eugene, OR 97405

Date and time:

Monday, July 30, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 PM

Casting Requirements:

11 Men, Ages 30 and up
2 Women, Ages 60 and up
1 Woman, Late 20’s

Roles:

  • Abby Brewster: A darling lady in her sixties who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
  • The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine
  • Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Officer Brophy: A police officer
  • Martha Brewster: A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
  • Elaine Harper: An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.
  • Mortimer Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.
  • Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters
  • Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.
  • Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who is in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan’s face three times.
  • Officer O’Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
  • Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer
  • Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Rehearsals are TBA, Performance Dates are October 12-14, 18-21, & 25-27

Audition Requirements:

Auditioners should come prepared to cold read from the script.

Scripts will be available at the VLT for check out during Box office hours.

For more information about the production please contact the director:

Sarah Etherton
(541) 852-7900
savrit@gmail.com

Also, visit the VLT Website for more information.
Find the VLT on Facebook!


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

Want to find some good monologues? Check out this link on Amazon, or pay a visit to the Smith Family Book Store.

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: “Twelve Angry Men” – Cottage Theatre

Pulled this from today’s Audition Notice over at Cottage Theatre. A classic!

~Jay


Auditions for Cottage Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Men”


Adapted by Sherman Sergel
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose

Directed by Jim Curtiss and David Work

This suspenseful stage adaptation of Reginald Rose’s 1954 made-for-TV movie provides a mesmerizing glimpse into the underpinnings of the American judicial system. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the twelve jurors are taken into the jury room, where they must render a unanimous verdict. Indeed, it appears to be an open-and-shut case; the initial straw poll is 11-1 in favor of guilt. However, the lone dissenting juror begins planting seeds of doubt in the minds of his peers, and the near unanimity starts to crumble.

Auditions to be held at:

Cottage Theatre
700 Village Drive
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Date and Time:

Saturday, July 28, 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 29, 7:00 pm (callbacks)

Casting Requirements:

12 male jurors and one guard (either gender)

Audition Requirements:

Auditions will consist of cold readings from script or from other material selected by directors.
If you wish, you may bring a prepared monologue.
Everyone is encouraged to come on Saturday; Sunday will be for callbacks only.
(If you have a conflict on Saturday, please contact the directors ahead of time to arrange for an earlier audition time.)

Production and Rehearsal Info:

Production dates are October 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21* (*matinee)

First read-through will be Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm. Second read-through will be Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm. Regular rehearsals will begin the first week of September and will either be Sunday through Wednesday evenings or Monday through Thursday evenings, depending upon cast preference. All jurors will be expected at all rehearsals.

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Cottage Theatre

Phone: 541-942-8001

Email: info@cottagetheatre.org

Cottage Theatre’s Website

Find Cottage Theatre on Facebook!


Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

Want to find some good monologues? Check out this link on Amazon, or pay a visit to the Smith Family Book Store.


GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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SUBMISSIONS: Submission Guidelines – The Actor’s Table of Eugene

Judy’s “Actor’s Table” looks exciting! Here are the submission guidelines for Late summer.

~Jay


GUIDELINES for Late Summer 2012 Actors’ Table Applications


There has been considerably more interest than expected in the late summer Actors’ Table event, so it will be necessary to get a little more ‘formal’ about how people apply to participate.  While it won’t be possible to include everyone who’s expressed interest, we already have planned a mid-November event, and an early January event. Pieces for submission should be staged readings (though actors can be – and many are – off-book) of monologues (3-5 minutes) or scenes (5-8 minutes).

1)     Submit by email only.  Documents attached to submissions should be in either Microsoft Word or .PDF formats.

2)     Body of email should include:

  • Title/author of the piece you propose to do
  • Your name
  • Length/run time of piece
  • Proposed bio for event program
  •  A quick sentence or two about how you see this fitting the theme
  •  A list of any props/set pieces needed

3)     An electronic copy of the piece you propose to do should be attached to the email in one of the above formats

4)     If you will do a scene with another actor or actors (you can choose to do so and invite who you choose), their names and proposed bios should also be attached.

5)     Deadline for submissions is July 21st, 2012.  Submissions received after that date will be considered only if submissions that meet the deadline cannot be used or don’t fit the theme.

6)     Your piece should in some way fit the theme for the end-summer event, which is:  Life Changes.

7)     Be aware:  if you use props or need set pieces, these (beyond a simple chair or lectern, which can be provided) are your responsibility to acquire.

DATE:  September 8th at Tsunami Books

WINTER (November) TATE Theme:   Faith  (Date TBA, but likely November 10)

The “faith” theme does not mean religion, although you can certainly choose to do things with religious elements.  It simply means faith in all its forms – faith in others, faith in oneself, faith as practice, etc.

For more information about the production or to make a submission, please contact:

Judy McKenzie
judithmikesch@yahoo.com
Also, check out this recent review from the Register-Guard.
And find The Actor’s table on Facebook!


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Looking for some short plays?Check out this link on Amazon, or pay a visit to the Smith Family Book Store.

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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AUDITION: General Auditions – Lord Leebrick Theatre

It’s been awhile, but auditions are starting up again! Brush off those monologues, and get memorizin’!

~Jay


General Auditions for Lord Leebrick


The Lord Leebrick Theatre will hold general auditions for the 2012/2013 season on Saturday, June 30.  These auditions are open to any actors wishing to be considered for Lord Leebrick Theatre’s 2012/2013 theatre season, which included a mix of contemporary comedies and dramas.

Auditions to be held at:

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company
540 Charnelton St.
Eugene, OR 97401

Date and time:

Saturday, June 30, Time TBA

Casting Requirements:

Roles for Men and Women, Ages 16 to 70

When auditioning for Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, it is generally requiree that those who audition must fulfill at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

Must have at least 1 (one) year of actor training beyond high school (auditioners 18 years and younger may substitute actor training from middle school and/or high school, as long as they have also participated as an actor in at least one full production)

-or-

Resume clearly shows at least 3 (three) stage credits. Please list the producing company for all credits.

Audition Requirements:

Auditioners should come with a prepared 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and be ready to tell a short joke if asked.

Callbacks for individual shows will be held on an as needed basis.

Actors who have previously worked for Lord Leebrick need not audition but should notify the Artistic Director of their interest and availability for the upcoming season.

For more information about the production & to schedule an audition appointment, please contact:

Craig Willis, Artistic Director
(541) 684-6988
Also, visit the Lord Leebrick Website for more information.
Find the Lord Leebrick on Facebook!


Helpful links provided by EugeneAuditions:

Need help strengthening your cold reading skills? Why not schedule a one on one class with Dr. Chryss Allaback?

Want to find some good monologues? Check out this link on Amazon, or pay a visit to the Smith Family Book Store.

GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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PERSONAL: “Almost, Maine” opens next Friday, May 25th!

Hi there, folks! Your friendly neighborhood EA admin here, just wanting to remind you about a great show (That I’m in) that’s opening next week at the Very Little Theatre:

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Directed by Michael Watkins

From the description:

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, poignant, and often funny ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful and compelling midwinter night’s dream.

Almost, Maine is not a single story but a series of vignettes, or “playlets,” each featuring a different combination of characters from the town, and each with its own love story to tell.

The show has been a blast to work on, and it has been great fun finally getting to work with the “Michael W’s” (Michael’s Watkins and Walker) and the fantastic castmates in this interesting series of scenes.

Plus, it also is my wife’s first “straight play” acting gig in almost 10 years! And not to be biased, but she (as well as the rest of the cast) do fantastically!

Now that you know how awesome the show will be, you of course would like to go see it, right? I thought so!

Tickets can be Purchased at the VLT box office during it’s open hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00-5:30 PM
or
ONE Hour before each performance (7:00 PM, or Sunday Matinees 1:00 PM).

They also may be purchased by phone at (541) 344-7751.

The show runs from May 25th until June 9th, with 2 Sunday matinees and 2 Thursday night performances.

Please be sure to get your tickets soon, as we are already beginning to sell out of the first weekend!

See you on stage!

~Jay

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REMINDER: “The Spitfire Grill” Auditions are on May 19 & 20!

I just wanted to give everyone a brief reminder, since the original posting it “below the fold”:

The Spitfire Grill, Directed by Tony Rust and produced by the Cottage Theatre, will be holding its auditions on May 19th @ 6:30PM, and May 20th @ 2:00 PM.

~Jay

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


Music: Please prepare 18 bars from a song in the style of the show (Broadway/Folk/Pop). Also please bring sheet music for our pianist, and please be ready to stop when asked (you will not be singing entire songs).
Monologue: Please prepare a short, memorized dramatic monologue. The audition will also include reading from the script, and some singing from the show.

Director Tony Rust has set up a special audition information website, which you can access by clicking here.

If you need more information, please click here for the original audition notice.

Break a leg, and we hope to see you on stage soon!