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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:

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

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

by Nell Benjamin

Directed by Anne McEvoy
Auditions: Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7
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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