The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
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
Highland Parks and Recreation Summer Theater Program
MATERIALS TO PREPARE
- Willy Wonka
- Charlie Bucket
- Grandpa Joe
- Mr. Bucket
- Mrs. Bucket
- Grandma Josephina
- Grandma Georgina
- Grandpa George
- Augustus Gloop
- Phineous Trout
- Mrs. Gloop
- Mike Teavee
- Ms. Teavee
- Violet Beauregarde
- Mrs. Beauregarde
- Veruca Salt
- Mr. Salt
- Oompa-Loompa Chorus
- Chrous of Cooks
Wrinkle in Time
by James Sie
Adapted from the novel by Madeline L’Engle
Directed by Kari-Anne Innes
Auditions: May 29 7-9pm and June 1 12-2pm
Performances are weekends from August 23-September 8
Character descriptions (borrowed and adapted from Lewis Family Playhouse)
- MRS. WHATSIT, youngest of the three celestial beings, can be played by high school to adult actor of any age. The youngest of the three celestial beings and who accompany the children on their adventure. We are first introduced to her as a tramp who seeks shelter from a storm in the Murry’s kitchen. She is the best at explaining things to the children.
- MRS. WHO, the second of the three celestial beings, can be played by high school to adult actor of any age. She has a habit of using quotations from famous writers and thinkers because she finds it hard to verbalize her own thoughts but the quotations usually shed light on the situation.
- MRS. WHICH, oldest of the three celestial beings and their leader, can be played by adult actor of any age. She has the particular talent of wrinkling time and space in order to let the children travel great distances to far off planets.
- MEG, age 12, can be played by middle-school to high school actor. Stubborn and strong willed. She loves her family very much but has an extra special bond with her brother and Charles Wallace. She is intelligent but a underachiever, with a lot of problems getting along in school. Her greatest faults are her anger, impatience, and lack of self-confidence, but she channels and overcomes them and ultimately emerges victorious.
- CHARLES WALLACE, age 5, can be played by actor age 8 and over (with stage experience) to middle school. Meg’s extraordinarily intelligent younger brother. People think he’s stupid because he doesn’t talk. Charles Wallace is innocent but wise, a prodigy of exceptional mental and psychic gifts. His extraordinary bond with Meg is what saves him.
- CALVIN, age 14, can be played by middle-school to high school actor. Bright, athletic, friendly, and open-minded. Popular boy and talented athlete in Meg’s high school who accompanies the Murry children on their adventure. Calvin comes from a large family that does really care about him, but he nonetheless demonstrates a strong capacity for love and affection, and shows a burgeoning romantic interest in Meg. He is steadfast and honest.
- MOTHER, age mid-thirties to early fifties. Meg and Charles Wallace’s loving mother. She is a scientist with Meg’s father and comes up with the notion of the tesser and the wrinkle in time. She is greatly troubles by her husband’s disappearance, but controls her emotions for her children.
- FATHER, age mid-thirties to early fifties. Meg and Wallace’s father. He is a physicist who works for a top secret government agency on time and travel experiments. During one experiment, he is captured and imprisoned on the dark planet of Camazotz.
- MAN WITH RED EYES, can be played by high school to adult actor, a robot like inhabitant of Camazotz who tries to hypnotize Meg and Charles and Wallace and Calcin in te Central Intelligence building. The Man, like all of Camazotz is totally controlled by the power of IT. AUNT BEAST, can be played by high school to adult actor
- AUNT BEAST, a tall, furry, many tentacled inhabitant of the planet and Ixchel. Aunt Beast, like all the creatures of Ixchel, lacks eyes and has no concept of light or vision. Aunt Beast possesses and inner goodness that heals Meg and teaches her about love.
- HAPPY MEDIUM can be played by high school to adult. A jolly, clairvoyant woman who shows the children a vision of Earth through her crystal ball. The Medium is reluctant to show them anything unpleasant, but Mrs. W’s insist that they see what they are up against.
- ENSEMBLE: These roles may be double cast or may be individually cast depending on the availability of actors:
- PRINCIPAL JENKINS
- CAMAZOTZIAN 1
- CAMAZOTZIAN 2
- CAMAZOTZIAN 3
- CHRIS HENDERSON
- BOY (BILLY)
- BEAST 1 (CHORUS OF ACTORS)
Audition forms and audition pieces are listed at: https://chicagostreet.org/auditions
Flowers For Algernon
Valparaiso Theatrical Company
Director: Colleen M. Zana
Sept. 9th & 10th. 2019
Valparaiso Public Library in the Children's Reading Room top floor
Performed in a black box at Anderson Vineyard & Winery 430 East U.S. Hwy #6 Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
1 at 7:30 PM on Friday, Nov. 1st.
1 at 2 PM on Saturday, Nov. 2nd.
1 at 7:30 PM on Saturday, Nov. 2nd.
1 at 2 PM on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
1 at 7:30 PM Sunday, Nov. 3rd
For a total of 5 shows Each 1 hour long, no intermission on one weekend.
Narrated through a series of first-hand progress reports, Flowers for Algernon traces the mental and emotional development of Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged young man who becomes the first human test-subject for an ambitious brain experiment.
A one-act play for four men and one woman. (One of the four men could be cast as a woman)
Materials to prepare
A scan of parts in the play can be sent to those interested by sending a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Our house teams Makeshift Up & The Tony Stanzas are looking for a few good improvisers to join their ranks. If you love to perform improv and want to be a part of known and respected professional organizations, this is your chance to get in on the action.
Auditions will consist of improvisation, movement, and singing ability. No prepared pieces are needed. Please be prepared to move. Please provide a headshot and resume (does not need to be professional - we just want a way to remember you after the audition). We prefer to see people with at least 1 year of improv experience (training and/or performance) but it is not a requirement. We want to see as many people as we can 🙂
We will ask that those who get chosen to come onboard to attend shows by MSU and TTS to get an idea of what we do. If selected, participation is on a volunteer basis.
If you have any questions, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
To register for an audition time, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044aaaab23a75-house
Seedlings Theatre Co
Disney's Frozen JR Theatre Camp
Registration will open May 25 online at www.SeedlingsTheatre.org.
We are only able to take the first 20 kids registered. If we find we can split age groups and add more we will keep registration open.
Camp will run Monday-Thursday evenings, June 3-20, 2019 at Valparaiso Public Library and June 24-27 at Hellenic Cultural Center in Merrillville.
Performances will be June 28-30 at Hellenic Cultural Center. Performance schedule as follows:
Friday, June 28, show at 7 pm, dessert with patrons and cast following
Saturday, June 29, show at 4 pm
Saturday, June 29, dinner theatre dinner at 6 pm and show at 7 pm (participants will not be able to eat as they'll be getting ready during dinner time)
Sunday, June 30, brunch and show, brunch starts at 10 am, show at about 11 am or as brunch ends (participants would be able to eat if they arrive early, separate ticket price)
Sunday, June 30, show only at 4 pm if needed
Camp participants will receive:
*role in the show (backstage role if preferred)
*costume pieces/accessories/props for show (participant to provide own shoes, undergarments and base layer as determined by role)
*script to keep
*one performance show only ticket
$100 camp registration on-stage role
$60 camp registration back-stage roe (no costume)
$20 discount for second child from same family (one cast photo and one DVD)
Parents are expected to help with box office, ticket sales, set build, and other administrative tasks.