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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.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows (except Godspell) are available at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.


Auditions for our 2017-2018 Season:

Godspell – 2012 Revised Version

Directed by Michael Larochelle
Music Direction by David Bird
Auditions: Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11
Show Dates: January 12 – February 4, 2018
Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak (from Berea, Ohio and a Clague Playhouse Alum), with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” As the cast performs “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique theatrical experience, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. The 2018 Clague Playhouse production of Godspell will use the 2012 Revised Version of the script and score.
Seeking diverse ensemble of 5 women and 5 men, ages 15 to 50. Flexible casting and all roles featured. Ideal cast members will be energetic performers who sing, dance and act, and can enthusiastically embrace the child-like joy of the script and stories. Hope to find several performers who also play a musical instrument (especially acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, recorder and ukelele). All types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Each actor will bring his or her own personality traits to the production. All roles open.  Please bring your own sheet music to audition.
Character Descriptions (based on the original cast):
Jesus: the most charismatic of the group. Charming, engaging, High energy, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. (Tenor – G# top note / Save The People)

John the Baptist/Judas: has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. (Baritone Eb top note / Prepare Ye)

Jeffrey: very high energy, impish and playful. (Tenor-falsetto high D above staff / We Beseech Thee)

Lamar: not necessarily the brightest in the bunch. There is a great sweetness and innocence about him. (Tenor-high A / All Good Gifts)

Herb: the comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. (Baritone, should have an E for harmonies / Light of the World)

Robin: open and sweet, could be a bit of a tomboy. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus. (Alto or Mezzo / Day By Day)

Joanne: the confident one, the show-off. The first to volunteer, sometimes jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. (Soprano-high A / Bless the Lord)

Peggy: the shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. She has an “Earth Mother” kind of warmth to her. (Alto / By My Side)

Sonia: sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy”one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played the role). (Alto-low D / Turn Back O Man)

Gilmer: the female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. This is the female role that sings least, and therefore, should be cast with a strong comedienne. (Mezzo / Learn Your Lessons Well)

 

Silent Sky

Directed by Curt Arnold
Auditions: Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6
Show Dates: March 9 – 31, 2018

SILENT SKY presents the real-life story of Henrietta Leavitt and the women working behind the scenes at the dawn of modern astronomy. Henrietta leaves her family in Wisconsin to join a group of women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, where she is not even allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Balancing her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, she makes a breakthrough discovery that enables astronomers to calculate the distance between Earth and remote galaxies and stars. A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Women:
Henrietta Leavitt –30s, brilliant, meticulous, excited.  Works at Harvard Observatory charting stars for the male astronomers.

Margaret Leavitt – 30s, homebody, creative, sweet.  Henrietta’s sister in Wisconsin.

Annie Cannon – 40s/50s, terse, confident.  Henrietta’s co-worker and the leader of the “girls” at the Observatory.

Williamina Fleming – 40s/50s, smart as a whip, fun, Scottish.  Henrietta’s co-worker.

Men:
Peter Shaw
– 30s, handsome, a bit bumbling.  Head astronomer’s apprentice at Harvard Observatory.

 

The Explorers Club

Directed by Anne McEvoy
Auditions: TBA
Show Dates: May 4-27, 2018

SYNOPSIS: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary lost city, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?

Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, carnivorous plants, irate Irishmen, and gravity-defying libations.

All Roles, all ethnicities:

LUCIUS FRETWAY – Male, 20ish to 50ish, a botanist and a man of science.

PHYLLIDA SPOTTE-HUME – Female, 20ish to 45ish, an anthropologist.

HARRY PERCY – Male, 20ish to 50ish; an intrepid explorer.

LUIGI – Male, any age, a NaKong tribesman. (Actor playing this role must be comfortable with improv, movement, and physical humor. LUIGI speaks his own language…literally.)

PROFESSOR COPE -Male, any age; an herpetologist.

PROFESSOR SLOAN – Male, any age; an archeo-theologist.

PROFESSOR WALLING -Male, any age; a zoologist.

SIR BERNARD HUMPHRIES – Male, 40 or older; private secretary to Queen Victoria.

BEEBE -Male, any age; an explorer. (This actor also plays the Irish Assassin.)

COUNTESS GLAMORGAN – A countess and twin sister to PHYLLIDA. (played by the same actress.)

 

 

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