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Theatre 8:15 proudly announces auditions for 


INTO THE WOODS!


Directed by: Dawna Kornick
Musically Directed by: Jared Sparks



Sunday, July 17th (7-9pm) and Monday, July 18th (7-9pm)
Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm!


TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT, PLEASE VISIT:



ALL ACTORS AGES 14 AND UP ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION!


All auditioners are asked to come prepared with one minute of a song of their choosing. Auditioners will also be asked to cold read from the script. (Music auditions are to be a capella or with accompaniment tracks if you have them accessible).


Performance Dates: 


September 9 - September 24, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15pm

Sundays at 2:15pm


ROLES AVAILABLE:


Narrator/Mysterious Man (male, any ethnicity, baritone) - An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience; A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.


Cinderella (female, any ethnicity, soprano) - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.


Jack (male, any ethnicity, tenor) - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.


Jack's Mother (female, any ethnicity, soprano) - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.


The Baker (male, any ethnicity, baritone) - A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.


The Baker's Wife (female, any ethnicity, mezzo-soprano) - Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.


Cinderella's Stepmother (female, any ethnicity, mezzo-soprano) - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.


Florinda and Lucinda (females, any ethnicity, mezzo-soprano) - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.


Little Red Riding Hood (female, any ethnicity, mezzo-soprano) - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.


The Witch (female, any ethnicity, mezzo-soprano) - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.


Cinderella's Mother (female, any ethnicity, soprano) - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.


The Wolf (male, any ethnicity, baritone) - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.


Rapunzel (female, any ethnicity, soprano) - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.


Cinderella's Prince (male, any ethnicity, bass-baritone) - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.


Rapunzel's Prince (male, any ethnicity, bass baritone) - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.


The Giant (female, any ethnicity, spoken voice over) - Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.


Please direct all questions to the director at info@theatre815.com


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"Into the Woods" is presented through special arrangement with 

Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance material are also supplied by MTI. http://www.mtishows.com/


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Theatre 8:15 proudly announces auditions for


THE LION KING, JR.


Directed by: Dawna Kornick and Rhonda Gallagher

Choreographed by: Andrea Anderson

Musically Directed by: Jared Sparks

 

Auditions


Saturday, May 14th (4-6pm) 

and Sunday May 15th (6-8pm)


TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT, PLEASE VISIT 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8aa22a6f4cf8-auditions


AGES 18 and under are welcome to audition!!


All auditioners are asked to come prepared with one minute of a song of their choosing. Auditioners will also be asked to cold read from the script. (Music auditions are to be a capella or with accompaniment tracks if you have them accessible).


Auditioners are asked to wear comfortable clothes as we will learn a short dance movement.


Performances:


July 15 - July 30, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15pm

Sundays at 2:15pm


ROLES AVAILABLE:


Rafiki - A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides 

Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery.


Mufasa - The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands.


Sarabi - A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother.


Zazu - The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.


Scar - The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands.


Young Simba - The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can't wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa's death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.


Simba - Grows from a cub to lion in "Hakuna Matata." Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar


Young Nala - A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.


Nala - Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar


Sarafina - A featured lioness and Nala's mother.


Shenzi - One of Scar's hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself.


Banzai - A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy.


Ed - The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.


Timon - An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo.


Pumbaa - A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.


*** Ensemble consists of Lionesses, Hyenas and various inhabitants of the Pridelands ***



"Disney's The Lion King Jr" is presented through special arrangement with 

Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance material are also supplied by MTI. http://www.mtishows.com/


 

Theatre 8:15 proudly announces auditions for


THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER 

The Musical


SYNOPSIS: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

Directed/Musically Directed by: Jared Sparks
Choreographer: TBD / Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Dates:


Tuesday, October 19th and 
Wednesday, October 20th 
from 6:00-8:00pm

TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d48aca628a0f58-auditions


All auditioners are asked to come prepared with one minute of a song of their choosing. Auditioners will also be asked to cold read from the script. (Music auditions are to be a capella or with accompaniment tracks if you have them accessible).

COVID-19 PROTOCOL: We are asking that you remained masked while at auditions if you are unvaccinated and/or under the age of 12. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed to the best of our ability throughout the auditions and rehearsal process.

Performances: 

December 10 - December 19, 2021

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15pm 
Sundays at 2:15pm

ROLES AVAILABLE:

(Ages for roles are suggested)


Ralph Herdman (male, 12-14, any ethnicity) - the oldest and coolest of the Herdman children. He's the enforcer.

Imogene Herdman (female, 12-14, any ethnicity) - leader of the Herdmans. She's loud, bossy and crafty.

Leroy Herdman (male, 11-13, any ethnicity) - Ralph's backup. Very confident in the muscle department.

Claude Herdman (male, 10-12, any ethnicity) - scrappy and smart.

Ollie Herdman (male, 9-11, any ethnicity) - a bit of a naive urchin who follows the older boys' leads.

Gladys Herdman (female, 8-10, any ethnicity) - little but fierce. Nothing scares Gladys.

Grace Bradley (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled mom.

Bob Bradley (male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - easygoing dad, wry sense of humor

Charlie Bradley (male, 10-12, any ethnicity) - typical kid brother, says what he thinks.

Beth Bradley (female, 11-13, any ethnicity) - Charlie's older and wiser sister. She's honest and kind.

Helen Armstrong (female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity) - organized steamroller. She's always in charge

Reverend Hopkins (male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity) - occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning

Luanne (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sassy, tells it like it is

Betty (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sweet southerner, call everyone "honey"

Connie (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - direct, no-nonsense type

Alice Wendleken (female, 11-14, any ethnicity) - know-it-all. She thinks she's perfect.

Elmer Hopkins (male, 10-13, any ethnicity) - preacher's kid, which means he needs to behave and be nice.

Teddy Shoemaker (male, 9-13, any ethnicity) - wimpy kid with glasses, asks too many questions.

Ivy Reed (female, 11-14, any ethnicity) - Beth's earnest friend who is sometimes a goody-goody.

Extras as needed to play angels and shepherds in the pageant.


All questions should be directed to the Director at jared.sparks1010@gmail.com


Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Monty Python's Edukational Show Auditions
A Collection of Sketches, Songs & Animations from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is the only authorized collection of Monty Python sketches and songs available for performance. This brand new show is the genius of Monty Python in a hilarious 80 minute musical revue, written for performance by young actors in North America, grades 8 through college. Elementary, middle, high schools and universities can license this show. “Cheese Shop,” “Argument Clinic,” “Gumby Flower Arranging”, “Lumberjack Song,” “Dead Parrot,” “Galaxy Song,” and many more Python gems are included, with a decidedly irreverent ‘edukational’ theme. “MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is available to license in North America for Schools, College/University programs and Youth Theatres with students 18 years and younger.
Directed by Jim Volkert
ADDITIONAL AUDITION DATE:
MONDAY, MARCH 2nd - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
CALL BACKS  (if necessary ) Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm
**  AGE REQUIREMENTS: 12 Yrs – Age 18 Yrs **
Bring 16 measures of a song. Wear loose clothing for movement.
Bring head shot and resume if available.
Bring a list of all conflicts from Audition to Performance dates.
All roles are open.
PERFORMANCE DATES:  May 15 – May 24, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm

Monty Python's Edukational Show Auditions


A Collection of Sketches, Songs & Animations from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"


MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is the only authorized collection of Monty Python sketches and songs available for performance. This brand new show is the genius of Monty Python in a hilarious 80 minute musical revue, written for performance by young actors in North America, grades 8 through college. Elementary, middle, high schools and universities can license this show. “Cheese Shop,” “Argument Clinic,” “Gumby Flower Arranging”, “Lumberjack Song,” “Dead Parrot,” “Galaxy Song,” and many more Python gems are included, with a decidedly irreverent ‘edukational’ theme. “MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is available to license in North America for Schools, College/University programs and Youth Theatres with students 18 years and younger.


Directed by Jim Volkert


ADDITIONAL AUDITION DATE:


MONDAY, MARCH 2nd - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
CALL BACKS (if necessary ) Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm


** AGE REQUIREMENTS: 12 Yrs – Age 18 Yrs **


Bring 16 measures of a song. Wear loose clothing for movement.

Bring head shot and resume if available.

Bring a list of all conflicts from Audition to Performance dates.


All roles are open.


PERFORMANCE DATES: 


May 15 – May 24, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm



“Monty Python's Edukational Show” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Based on the book by E.B. White


Directed by Lisa M. Sommers


AUDITION DATES:


TBA


Please have a 2-3 minute MEMORIZED monologue ready to present at auditions.

 If you are interested in a dramatic role, present a dramatic monologue. 

If you are interested in a comedic role, present a comedic monologue.

Feel free to present both if you are interested in both. 

Readings from the script will also take place. 


Please bring dates for all conflicts.

A rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions for you to fill out with conflicts. 

 

Directed by Lisa M. Sommers


PERFORMANCE DATES:


May 6 - May 15, 2022
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm

 "Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC 

PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois"