The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Beatniks Entertainment Production
Directed by Rip Johnson
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5:00 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
Beatniks...420 Conkey st. , Hammond, IN 46324
Friday, May 31 at 8pm
Sat. June 1 at 8pm
Sun. June 2 at 2pm
Fri. June 7 at 8pm
Sat. June 8 at 8pm
Sun. June 9 at 2pm
All performances will be at Beatniks, 418/420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN 46324
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest attempt to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.
Flexible cast of
various ages, some doubling?
Materials to prepare
Nothing, Cold read from the script
Most rehearsals will be Mon - Thur from 7 - 9pm
Tech week is mandatory and may go until 10pm?
More info/Contact Info
Beatniks # but goes to Bonnie's cell phone
Cast of Characters
Cinderella and The Substitute Fairy Godmother
Hammond Community Theatre
directed by Bonnie Johnson and Cindy Wotkun
Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
Audition Dates: Saturday, May 11 2:00 PM
Monday, May 13 6:30 PM
Performance Dates: Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
Story Synopsis: It is the night of the royal ball and Cinderella must get to the palace if she is ever to meet her one true love, Prince Charmfull. But when she calls for her Fairy Godmother, it turns out that some bad potato salad has given the Fairy Godmothers food poisoning. Enter Lucretia Fossilwart, scented candle saleswoman and Substitute Fairy Godmother. This will not end well (or will it?)Cast of
Characters- up to 5 Adults and 15 Children are needed.
Nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script.
Rehearsals will be some weeknights from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and maybe a couple of Saturdays or Sundays, depending on availability of cast
.Contact the director Bonnie Johnson (219) firstname.lastname@example.org
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni
Assistant Director: Daena Sisk
Auditions will be held April 20 at 2pm. Note: This is not the full Shakespearean script but rather an abridged script.
After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearian tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.
All parts available to all actors aged 18 and up
The Weyard Sisters (Two Roles available) Female 18+ Must dance. Moderate choreography for the show. Auditioners will be required to learn a routine and dance at auditions as well as read. Wear applicable clothing to move comfortably.
Duncan (King of Scotland) /Soldier/Murderer #2 (Male 35+/ three roles)
Malcolm (Prince, son of Duncan)/ Fleance (son of Banquo) Male: 18+ (two roles--a younger-looking actor is optimum)
Macduff (Thane of Fife) Male 40+ (one role)
Ross (Thane, noble, warrior) Male or Female 25+
Lennox (Thane, noble, warrior) Male or Female 25+
Macbeth (Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, later King of Scotland) Male 35+
Banquo (Thane, noble, warrior) Male 35+
Lady Macbeth (later Queen of Scotland) Female 30+
Porter/Murderer #1/Lady-in Waiting Female 25+ (three roles)
Lady Macduff/Doctor Female 20+ (two roles)
Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to memorize one of the following monologues. Other scripts for readings will be available at auditions.
More info & audtion form at: https://chicagostreet.org/auditions
Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn
Beatniks Entertainment Production
Directors: Rip and Bonnie Johnson
Auditions - Dates & Times
Aug. 11th at 5:00pm
Aug 12th at 7:00pm
420 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324
420 Conkey St., Hammond, IN 46324
Oct 11,12,13 & Oct 18, 19, 20 & Oct 25, 27
An intricate time traveling comic thriller/mystery;
with murder; doors that time travel back and forth; in an attempt to change the fate of the victims.
An interesting show of twists and turns you won't expect.
British accents preferred
3 men needed of (20's -40) age, that will change age throughout the show
2 women of (20's - 40) age, also change age throughout the show
1 women of middle age (35 -50), stays the same age
Materials to prepare
Nothing to prepare...will read from the script
This is a community theatre (non-equity) production
Most of the actors will be changing age throughout the show when they time travel, except one. With quick changes
Rehearsals will be Mon - Thurs 6:30 or 7:00 (depending on cast availability) to 8:30 or 9:00
Tech week is mandatory and may go longer? And is subject to change.
Bonnie Johnson 219-852-0848
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Directed by: Gary J. Mion
May 13 and 14, with May 16 reserved for callbacks. All times are 7pn,
If you wish to audition and are unable to make any of the listed dates, contact the director to see if other arrangements can be made.
First United Methodist Church
6635 Hohman AVenue
August 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25.
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm Curtain;
Sunday Matinees Curtain: 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church
6635 Hohman Avenue
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
• Pseudolus: A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win freedom by helping Hero win the heart of Philia. The name Pseudolus means "Faker". While originally written as a male role, it has been performed by female actors as well.
• Hero: Young son of Senex who falls in love with the virgin, Philia.
• Philia: (Greek for "love") A virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus, and Hero's love interest. Her name is also a homophone of the Latin word "Filia," which means daughter. This foreshadows her status as the daughter of Erronius.
• Hysterium: (Latin for "Hysterical", or "Anxious", the suffix "-um" makes the name neuter, and the character's gender is often mistaken throughout the piece) The chief slave in the house of Senex.
• Senex: (Latin for "old man") A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of Rome.
• Domina: (Latin for "mistress") The wife of Senex. A manipulative, shrewish woman who is loathed by even her husband.
• Marcus Lycus: A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the left of Senex. (Name based on Lycus, the prostitute in Plautus’s Poenulus.)
• Miles Gloriosus: (Latin for "boastful soldier," the archetype of the braggart soldier in Roman comedies) A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia.
• Erronius: (Latin for "wandering") Senex's elderly neighbor in the house to the right. He has spent the past twenty years searching for his two children, kidnapped in infancy by pirates.
• Gymnasia: (Greek for "Athletic", with the connotation of nakedness) A courtesan from the house of Lycus with whom Pseudolus falls in love.
• Tintinabula: (Latin for "Bells") A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in the house of Lycus.
• Vibrata: (Latin for "Vibrant") A wild, vibrant courtesan in the house of Lycus.
• Geminae: (Latin for "Twins") Twin courtesans in the house of Lycus.
• Panacea: (Greek for "Cure All") A courtesan in the house of Lycus.
• Proteans: Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs). They accompany Pseudolus in "Comedy Tonight". On Broadway, three people played all of these roles.
Materials to Prepare:
Be prepared to sing a song of your choosing, and bring the sheet music with you. A pianist will be provided. It is preferred that you NOT use one of the songs from the show.
I envision this as a fairly straightforward version of this venerable musical. I’ve appeared in My experiences lead me to believe that the show works best as an all out farce. In fact, I would go so far as to say it lends itself to a vaudeville-like interpretation. The gags and comic situations should be played to the maximum. The script comes alive when this happens.
Contact Info for More info
Director: Gary J. Mion Text: 1(219)730-4182; Email: email@example.com