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All auditions begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.  No appointment is required.
Please bring current photo or headshot along with your resume.
Please complete our online Audition Form.   When completed, please print and bring with you to the audition.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows are available for 3 days at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.  All perusal scripts must be returned by the Saturday before the audition.


Auditions for our 2019-2020 Season…

A Farce
Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors
Additional Auditions:   Sat., July 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Sun., July 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Call the Box Office 440-331-0403 for an appointment.

Production Dates: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, Sept. 13 – Oct. 6, 2019
Roles Still Available: 3 men
Tito/Beppo: (played by same actor)
Tito – 50’s. Tenor. Famous Italian opera singer big ego in a mid-life crisis. Accent strong broken Italian.
Beppo – 50’s. Tenor. A likable man of simple origins. Accent heavy Italian.
Carlos – Mid 20’s. Tenor Rising young opera star threat to Tito. In love with his daughter. Accent American.
Max – 30’s. Tenor. Assistant to Producer. Married child on way. A calming influence. Accent American.
*Please note: the characters Max, Tito, Carlo (tenor) will be required to sing 16 measures of a classical piece.  A pianist will be available, please bring appropriate music

A Holiday Comedy

The Christmas Express

Auditions: Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14
4 men, 6 women  All are part of “small-town Americana”. The play takes place in a dilapidated railroad station.
Show Dates: Nov. 8 – Dec. 8, 2019
Director: Douglas A. Farren

Characters:
Women:
Hilda – station master, 40’s-50’s
Maggie – mail carrier, 20’s-50’s
Penelope – editor/reporter for the town newspaper, 30’s-50’s
Myrna – town mayor/choir master at local church, 40’s-60’s
Donna – Jerry’s wife, 20’s-30’s
Debora – Fairfax’s daughter, 30’s-50’s
Men:
Satch – Hilda’s assistant, 50’s-60’s
Leo Tannenbaum – a visitor 60’s-70’s
Fairfax – railroad executive/Debora’s father, 60’s-70’s
Jerry – Donna’s husband, 20’s-30’s
Hilda, Satch, Maggie, Penolope and Myrna are required to sing acappella.

The Story:  “This is the most hopeless place in the world!” Hilda intones as she and Satch argue over what time it is. Hilda dreams of faraway places to fight the tedium of running the Holly Railway Station until, that is, Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere just before Christmas. Suddenly an old radio springs to life and the local group of carolers begins to sound like the Morman Tabernacle Choir. The whole town now gets into the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? This nostalgic story is full of eccentric small-town characters who begin to discover the true wonder of Christmas, making us all wish that we, too, could take a ride on The Christmas Express.


A Mystery Thriller

An Act of the Imagination

Auditions: Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27
3 men, 4 women – all British
Show Dates: March 13 – April 5, 2020
Director: Curt Arnold

Place:  Arthur Putnam’s home outside London, 1964
Men:
Arthur Putnam – 40s/50s, mystery writer
Simon Putnam – 20s/30s, Arthur’s son
Fred Burtchitt – 40s/50s, police detective
Women:
Julia Putnam – 40s/50s, Arthur’s wife & Simon’s stepmother
Holly Adams – 20s/30s, Arthur’s editor
*Brenda Simmons – 20s/30s, a mysterious woman
*Brooke Carmichael – 20s/30s, a diplomat’s wife
*Note: Brenda and Brooke are small but crucial roles, about 10 pages each and will NOT be doubled.

The Story:  This masterful suspense tale involves a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance – a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife, and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman intent on blackmail: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit, and ingenious plotting.


A Musical Comedy

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Auditions: Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12
4 men, 2 women
Show Dates: May 8 – 31, 2020
Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA

The Story:  The “Pump Boys” sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the “Dinettes”, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.

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