2021- 22 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS
We are currently accepting only video auditions submitted via email for our Season Generals. The deadline for submissions is June 10.
What you need to prepare (memorized, rehearsed)
For all roles:
- 2 contrasting monologues not to exceed 1 minute each that best demonstrate your qualities as an actor.
In addition, if you wish to be considered for musicals:
- 32 bars of any song of your choice. You may choose a song from the actual musical for which you wish to be considered.
- Please state your name at the beginning of the video.
Please email this video-taped audition along with
- a current headshot and acting resumé, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions contact: email@example.com
CALLBACKS: Callbacks will be scheduled on an individual basis. We will contact you to schedule a time slot.
(In-person callbacks will be conducted in accordance with County and State health protocols to ensure the health and safety of all. Actors who are called back will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test. All actors hired to perform will be required to provide proof of vaccination.)
Actors will be compensated, with the exact amount to be announced at a future time.
These are the productions from our upcoming 2021-22 Season, with run dates and some information about each.
(all directors are TBA)
WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE ARTISTS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND CHOSE TO HONOR THE CASTING CHOICES FOR OUR CANCELLED 2019-2020 SEASON -THEREFORE ROLES THAT ARE NOTED “PRE-CAST” REPRESENT CASTING CHOICES THAT WERE MADE PRE-COVID
LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE – Monroe Stage
August 12 – 29, 2021
MURDER FOR TWO – GK Hardt Theatre
September 16 – October 3, 2021
One actor investigates the crime, the other plays the suspects, and they both play piano!
Seeking ACTOR 1— Plays Marcus Moscowicz, The Chief, Vanessa—– Must act, sing, and play the piano really well.
[ACTOR 2—- Already Cast]
VINCENT – Monroe Stage
October 21 – November 7, 2021
Seeking 1 dynamic, non-Equity actor to play both Theo and Vincent in Leonard Nimoy’s play
Age-range — 30-40, Spoken
SCROOGE IN LOVE (musical)– GK Hardt Theatre
November 26 – December 19, 2021
CASTING ALL ROLES – WELL-KNOWN STORY AND CHARACTERS
(Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future, Young Belle/Older Belle,
The Fezziwigs and Cratchits, Ensemble)
All vocal ranges.
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE – Monroe Stage
January 6 – 23, 2022
Casey — Elvis impersonator, down on his luck. Must do a very good Elvis impersonation and
perform in drag as “Georgia McBride”.
Miss Tracy Mills— Older, veteran drag queen, 30-50’s. Must move really well and be convincing as a professional drag queen.
All singing is lip-synced.
[Other roles previously Cast]
HAIR– GK Hardt Theatre
January 27 – February 20, 2022
We are only looking to cast members of “The Tribe”, or ensemble.
All vocal ranges considered.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN – Monroe Stage
March 3 – March 20, 2022
Synopsis: Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and family matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. However, her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans.
Casting for all roles (except 1) is: Black / African Descent
Walter Lee Younger – Male 30-40
The protagonist of the play; Walter is a dreamer; he wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends, particularly Willy Harris; when the play opens, he wants to invest his father’s insurance money in a new liquor store venture.
Beneatha Younger (“Benne”) Female 19-25
Mama’s daughter and Walter’s sister; Beneatha is an intellectual; twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family; some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from conservative Mama.
Lena Younger (“Mama”) Female 55-65
Walter and Beneatha’s mother; the matriarch of the family, Mama is religious, moral, and maternal; she wants to use her husband’s insurance money as a down payment on a house with a backyard to fulfill her dream for her family to move up in the world.
Ruth Younger, Female 29-37
Walter’s wife and Travis’s mother; Ruth takes care of the Youngers’ small apartment; her marriage to Walter has problems, but she hopes to rekindle their love; she is about thirty, but her weariness makes her seem older.
Travis Younger, Male 9-12
Walter and Ruth’s sheltered young son; Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children, but he has no bedroom and sleeps on the living-room sofa.
Joseph Asagai, Male 24-34
a Nigerian student in love with Beneatha, Asagai is very proud of his African heritage, and Beneatha hopes to learn about her African heritage from him.
George Murchisa, Male 29-36
Bobo, Male, 30-40
Mrs. Johnson, Female 40-60
Mr. Karl Lindner, white— 35-50
Hank Williams: Lost Highway – Monroe Stage
March 31 – April 24, 2022
Synopsis: HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.
Hank Williams – (Age 20-39) A south Alabama hillbilly singer, thin and black-eyed. He dresses in high-priced Western suits and always wears a Stetson.
Tee-Tot – (Age 45-60) A Black south Alabama street singer of indeterminate age.
The Waitress – Age 20-39) The keeper of an all-night diner somewhere in the south. A cheerful, lonely person.
Mama Lilly – (Age 45-59) Hank’s mother. A “Marjorie Main” – strong and somewhat overbearing
Hoss – (Age 20-39) A member of Hank’s band, The Drifting Cowboys. A big, boyish man, Hank’s age. Plays upright (“doghouse”) bass
Jimmy (Burrhead) – (Age 20-39) A member of Hank’s band, plays lead electric guitar. From Oklahoma, especially so in his speech.
Leon (Loudmouth) – (Age 20-49) A member of the band and a skillful musician on many instruments, featured on the fiddle. Pleasant and taciturn.
Fred Rose (Pap) – (Age 40-59) A founder and executive of a Nashville music publishing company. A Midwesterner from Chicago.
Audrey Williams – (Age 20-39) Hank’s first wife, later his professional widow. A blonde Alabama beauty, sweet and exuberant and sure.
Shag – (all genders 18-64) The pedal steel guitarist. must play at a professional level.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES – Monroe Stage
May 12 – 29, 2022
ANA: 18, sister of Estela, daughter of Carmen. She is a recent high school graduate and a young feminist who wants to go to college but doesn’t have the money. She’s stuck in the factory helping out her sister.
ESTELA: 34, owner of the “Garcia Sewing Factory,” a hopeless romantic at heart, but a hard worker.
CARMEN: 50, mother of Ana and Estela. She has a talent for storytelling and gossip.
PANCHA: 32, very mellow in her ways, but quick with her tongue, very Catholic and traditional at times.
ROSALI: 29, sweet, and easygoing, but has a secret and is insecure about her looks.
This play takes place over a week in September in 1987, in a cramped sweat-shop sewing factory of Estela, the 34-year old undocumented owner. There are five actors: Estela, the owner; Carmen, her mother; Ana, her sister; Pancha and Rosali, two friends/workers.
The play deals with the tension to finish an order of dresses by week’s end, as well as the women’s struggle to understand their immigration status, relationships, sex lives, and financial situations. The women, according to the playwright, must be played by actresses of many shapes and sizes, often performing in their undergarments.
The entire cast must be bilingual, English and Spanish.
9 To 5, THE MUSICAL – GK Hardt Theatre
June 2 – 26, 2022
The following roles are available:
Judy Bernly is a meek housewife, engaged in her first foray into the working world, when her husband runs off with his secretary.
Age: 30 to 35
Roz Keith is the office busybody. She is in love with Mr. Hart, and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affections. Over-the-top comedic role.
Age: 35 to 45
Charming, attractive accountant who is interested in Violet. Tenor. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.
Age: 25 to 35
Doralee’s husband. Country. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.
Hart’s Wife. Fluttery and Ditzy. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Violet’s teenage son. Must look young enough to pass as a teenager, but old enough to double in the Men’s Ensemble.
Judy’ sleazy ex-husband. Doubles as the detective.
Franklin Hart’s Yes-Man. Also trained by Violet and promoted over her. Also doubles as the cop.
Young and vibrant secretary. Gets wrongfully fired by Hart.
Chairman of the Board of the company. Colonel Sanders type
Office Gossip. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Office lush. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
ENSEMBLE ROLES AVAILABLE AS WELL
ACTUALLY – Monroe Stage
June 9 – 26, 2022
Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is not clear…..
AMBER – early -mid 20’s, high-strung, talkative, charmingly neurotic.
She does not present as insecure. She is Jewish.
TOM— early – mid 20’s, appealing and confident with some swagger that conceals a deeper vulnerability. He is African-American.