The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
Stephen Schwartz new musical features all the beloved songs from his previous musicals including songs from Godspell, Pippen, Wicked, Children of Eden, Enchanted, and more.
The story of Dan and Sue and their younger selves tell their story with lyrics rewritten to tell a heartwarming family story.
Casting: 3M 3W playing 20s-50s
Please prepare a selection of a Schwartz song for your audition. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Accompanist provided.
Auditions: Dec 17-18, 2018 from 7-9 pm at 1st United Methodist Church in Hammond
Questions: contact directors Becky and Jerry Jascoviak or at https://www.facebook.com/events/259708514738680/
Produced through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre InternationalDirected by Keri Burman Castro - Choreography & Musical Direction by Daniel Evan Castro
This high-energy music theater experience is specially designed for intermediate-aged students. Actors will produce a full-scale production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” where they will sing, dance and act in the show. Rehearsals focus-in on building a solid stage technique while encouraging life skills like confidence, leadership and teamwork. This intensive production will challenge the actors to become their best selves both on and off the stage, while making great friends and memories along the way. All levels and abilities welcome.
GRADES: 5-8 (younger or older students by instructor permission only)
MEETS - FRIDAYS: 6:00-8:30 PM & SATURDAYS: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM & 2 SUNDAYS: 1:00-4:30PM
Audition Date: JAN 29
Regular Rehearsal Dates:
FEB 2, 8, 9*, 22, 23*, 24, MAR 1, 2, 8, 9*, 15, 16*, 17, APR 5, 6*, 7
Dress Rehearsals: APR 9-11: 4:30-8:30PM
Show #1: APR 12 at 7PM
Show #2: APR 13 at 4PM
Show #3: APR 13 at 7PM
*Rehearsals on 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16 & 4/6 is 9AM-2PM
Rehearsals on 1/29, 2/2, 3/17, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7 and all Dress Rehearsals & Performances cannot be missed for any reason. If your actor cannot attend the required dates, they cannot be in the production (unless there are extenuating circumstances- contact us!)
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
Additional information coming soon!
$460 - 4 Payments of $115
- 80+ hours of rehearsal lead by professional performers
- Fully-produced, full-length production
- all show fees (ie. licensing, sets, venue, etc.)
- script and rehearsal music
- costume rental fee (beautiful costumes hand-selected by director – doesn’t include shoes, make-up, bodysuits, or undergarments)
- VIP Access to Select Cast Events at No Additional Charge
- Bake Sale Contribution – profits go toward our scholarship fund.
- 1 Exclusive Cast T-Shirt
Space is Limited
The Real Inspector Hound
Valparaiso Theatrical Co. Inc.
Directed by: Steve Zana
Audition Dates & Location
March 11, and 12 2019 at 7 PM
The Canterbury Theatre 807 Franklin Street Michigan City In
May 3,4,5 & 10,11,12 2019
The Canterbury Theatre
807 Franklin Street Michigan City In
It is a foggy and foreboding day at Muldoon Manor. This charming, but isolated, English country house is populated by tortured and suspicious characters. A game of bridge results in raised temperatures and veiled threats; a mysterious man, possibly mad, shows up to charm the lady of the house and her young friend; and a dead body lies under the sofa, waiting to be discovered. All the while, a pair of pretentious critics comment on the action, munch chocolates, complain bitterly about their professional rivals, and ogle the attractive actresses. In The Real Inspector Hound, Tony and Academy award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard has crafted a witty, surreal, and compelling tale in which identity is as changeable as a moustache, or a pair of boots, and a hack production of a tired whodunnit can be the cover for a masterful revenge plot, trained on the professional members of the audience.
5 Men, 3 women
Materials to Prepare
None - Cold Read from script
Think Monty Python/farce, over the top characters.
For More Info
Steve Zana 219-617-3870 or Colleen Zana 219-309-6794
Casting Call: Shrek The Musical
Memorial Opera House is seeking men, women and children for approximately 25 roles in our upcoming production of Shrek The Musical.
Audition Dates & Times
Audition Registration Form
In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a Full Audition Registration Form and bring the completed form with you to the auditions.
CLICK HERE to download the Full Audition Registration Form.
Auditions for All My Sons
Play by Arthur Miller
Directed by Steve Rohe
Auditions - January 2019 - dates & details TBA
Performances - March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24 - Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8pm & Sundays at 3pm
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
MATERIALS TO PREPARE
None - there will be cold readings from the script
Joe Keller — Joe, 60, was exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping damaged aircraft engine cylinder heads (for Curtiss P-40 Warhawks) from his factory to the military during World War II, causing the deaths of twenty one pilots. For three and a half years he has placed the blame on his partner and former neighbor, Steve Deever. When the truth comes out, Joe justifies his actions by claiming that he did it for his family.
Kate Keller (Mother) — Kate knows that Joe is guilty but lives in denial while mourning for her older son Larry, who has been MIA for three years. She refuses to believe that Larry is dead and maintains that Ann Deever — who returns for a visit at the request of Larry's brother Chris — is still "Larry's girl" and also believes that he is coming back.
Chris Keller — Chris, 32, returned home from World War II two years before the play begins, disturbed by the realization that the world was continuing as if nothing had happened. He has summoned Ann Deever to the Keller house in order to ask her hand in marriage, but they're faced with the obstacle of Kate's unreasonable conviction that Larry will someday return. Chris's idolizes his father, not knowing initially what he has done.
Ann Deever — Ann, 26, arrives at the Keller home having shunned her "guilty" father since his imprisonment. Throughout the play, Ann is often referred to as pretty, beautiful, and intelligent-looking and as "Annie". She had a relationship with Larry Keller before his disappearance, and has since moved on because she knows the truth of his fate. She hopes that the Kellers will consent to her marriage to Larry's brother, Chris, with whom she has corresponded by mail for two years. Ann is the knowledge-bearer in the play.
George Deever — George, 31, is Ann’s older brother: a successful New York lawyer and WWII veteran, and a childhood friend of Chris'. He initially believed in his father’s guilt, but upon visiting Steve in jail, realizes his innocence and becomes enraged at the Kellers for deceiving him. He returns to save his sister from her marriage to Chris, creating the catalyzing final events.
Dr. Jim Bayliss — Jim is a successful doctor, but is frustrated with the stifling domesticity of his life. He wants to become a medical researcher, but continues in his job as it pays the bills. He is a close friend to the Keller family and spends a lot of time in their backyard.
Sue Bayliss — Sue is Jim's wife: needling and dangerous but affectionate, she too is a friend of the Keller family, but is secretly resentful of what she sees as Chris's bad idealistic influence on Jim. Sue confronts Ann about her resentment of Chris in a particularly volatile scene.
Frank Lubey — Frank, 33, was always one year ahead of the draft, so he never served in World War II, instead staying home to marry George's former sweetheart, Lydia. He draws up Larry's horoscope and tells Kate that Larry must still be alive, because the day he died was meant to be his "favorable day". This strengthens Kate's faith and makes it much harder for Ann.
Lydia Lubey — Lydia, 27, was George's love interest before the war; after he went away, she married Frank and they quickly had three children. She is a model of peaceful domesticity and lends a much-needed cheerful air to several moments of the play.
Bert — Bert is a little boy who lives in the neighborhood; he is friends with the Bayliss' son Tommy and frequently visits the Kellers' yard to play "jail" with Joe. He only appears twice in the play. The first time he appears, his part seems relatively unimportant, but the second time he appears his character gets more important as he sparks a verbal attack from mother when mentioning "jail," which highlights Joe's secret.
Note: 4th Street Theater in an unpaid non-equity theatre.
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
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Beatniks (Beatniks Babes Production)
Director: Bonnie Johnson and Christina Biancardi
January 13,2019 at 2:00pm - ??
420 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324
February 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
418/420 Conkey St
Hammond, IN 46324
This is a staged reading of several monologues written by Eve Ensler
Intended to raise awareness of the atrocities that happen to women and children across the globe.
*All who are cast will need to help with promotion, gathering items for silent auction, etc
Proceeds from this production will benefit Haven House (domestic abuse shelter), Hammond.
A minimum of 5 - 12 women (only) will be cast to perform on stage
*Others may also join in other ways to help with this production.
Materials to Prepare
None, reading from the script
Please bring your conflicts for a rehearsal schedule...most rehearsals will be on Saturday mornings or Sunday evenings.
Until tech week...week of the performances. That week everyone is required to be there if performing!
Beatniks is a non-equity theatre
This will not be a NIETF award eligible production
Bonnie 219-852-0848 (goes to Bonnie's cell phone)