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