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It’s a Wonderful Life
September 6, 2014
August 30, 2014
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre announces auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” on Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 AM to Noon. The show runs November 28th through December 20th with shows on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This show will be single cast. Carol Thomas Madsen will direct.
Bring any conflicts from September 2 through December 20, along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks will take place Tuesday September 2 and possibly Wednesday September 3. The first cast meeting will be Saturday, September 6th.
This show tells the story of a small radio show ensemble cast performing the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” for a 1940s radio broadcast. The members of the ensemble play several different characters, produce sound effects, and some even sing. The cast includes:
• Jake Laurents who plays George Bailey,
• Sally Applewhite who plays Mary Bailey,
• Freddie Filmore, Harry Heywood, and Lana Sherwood who each play more than a dozen different characters,
• The foley artist (the creator of the sound effects), and
• The pianist.
Auditions are open to all performers 18 years and older. All roles are open. Come prepared with a scene involving two or more characters. You will need to perform all the characters in the scene. The director wants to see your ability to portray multiple characters using different voices, mannerisms, and body language.
Some of the roles in the show involve singing. If you wish to be considered for these roles, come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will not be provided. You will need to sing acapella or use prerecorded music.
The show’s pianist will play at various times throughout the show and is a non-speaking role. If you wish to audition for the part of the pianist, please specify when setting-up your audition appointment. If you wish to only be considered for the part of the pianist, you will not need to perform a monologue.
Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North 400 West in Centerville. Enter the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at email@example.com to schedule an audition time.
Please email Krista Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. Audition dates are subject to change, so it is suggested that you verify the audition date two weeks in advance. *Please do not contact the box office regarding casting.*
Please bring your conflict list, a headshot and a resume. For musical auditions, come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song in the style of the show. A pianist will be provided; please no acapella singing. A monologue is generally required for non-musical auditions.
Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North 400 West in Centerville. Enter the building on the west side basement entrance.
Theatre is subjective. The most important part is the audition itself. However, many factors go into casting a production, such as height, weight, look, personality, acting ability, conflicts, past experience, presence, work ethic, doubles, doubles conflicts, age, etc. If we were not able to use you in a past production, please continue to audition. Our production team strives to provide a safe environment in which to promote artistic expression. Break a leg!
- Auditors want you to be successful; they are your biggest advocate.
- Auditioning is a skill that you must perfect.
- We advise auditioners to read the play in which they are auditioning to see where they best see themselves, as well as being open to trying for other roles they may not see themselves in.
- Practice auditioning. Practice anywhere and everywhere.
- Pick audition pieces that show you off. Don’t pick pieces that you don’t feel 100% comfortable performing 100% of the time.
- Pick audition pieces similar to the production you are auditioning for.
- Wear clothing that is applicable to the character in which you would like to be cast as. If the character wears a dress, wear a dress. If the character is a tomboy, wear pants. (Do not wear a costume!)
- Bring a headshot. This is helpful for the auditors to remember who you are. They will see over 300 people for a given production.