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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can audition? 2018-01-03T23:00:47+00:00

Anyone can audition for a show at Spokane Civic Theatre! We try to provide adequate character information for each production so everyone can decide which role is best for them to audition for.

What should I wear to auditions? 2017-12-20T00:22:27+00:00

We recommend that your outfit be more business casual, but something that you are comfortable in and can move in. If a director requires dance clothes or specific shoes, that information will be listed with the other details about that specific audition.

Can I read the script before my audition? 2017-12-20T00:14:04+00:00

Yes, Spokane Civic Theatre keeps copies of all scripts for the season in the Box Office that are available to be read either during Box Office hours or can be checked out for a $20 deposit (your deposit is returned if you bring the script back before the auditions).

If you are looking to check out a script, please call the Box Office at 509-325-2507 at least one hour before you would like to pick it up.

For musical auditions, can I bring my own track music? 2017-12-20T00:10:41+00:00

For all of our musical auditions Spokane Civic Theatre will provide an accompanist for your audition. Please bring piano sheet music for them to play while you perform.

Can I perform a monologue or a song from the show I am auditioning for? 2017-12-20T00:07:55+00:00

In order for our production teams to get an impression of you as a performer, we like to see you audition with content not from the show you are auditioning for.

Are there auditions for the Academy? 2017-12-20T00:26:20+00:00

The academy classes that are offered each quarter are not audition based and anyone in the age range of the class may sign up to participate.

The intensives and other special performance camps may require an audition, so please check our audition page for any Academy shows that are coming up for auditions.

2019-2020 Audition Dates

Spring Awakening: May 20-21, 2019

Matilda The Musical: June 30 – July 2, 2019

The Book of Will: August 12-14, 2019

A Place to Call Home: August 20, 2019

This is Our Youth: September 9-11, 2019

It’s A Wonderful Life: October 6-8, 2019

Present Laughter: October 28-30, 2019

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: November 18-20, 2019

Cabaret: December 9-11, 2019

The Humans: January 13-15, 2020

Exile: March 2-4, 2020

Funny Girl: March 16-18, 2020

2020 Playwrights’ Forum Festival: TBA

Present Laughter

(Studio Theatre Play)


Monday, October 28 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, October 29 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 30 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)


Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201


Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at

Production Details:

Production Run: January 10 – February 2, 2020

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

Noël Coward’s totally-irresistible comedy, Present Laughter, follows a self-obsessed actor (is there any other kind?) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Freely indulging his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping late (not necessarily in that order), the theatre’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.




Actors are strongly encouraged to read the script. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.


GARRY ESSENDINE – Male, 40 – 60, A cigarette-holder-wielding matinee idol slipping reluctantly into middle age; self-dramatizing, self-important, and hopelessly self-infatuated.

LIZ ESSENDINE – Female, 35 – 50, Garry’s ex-wife and theatrical producer; charming, kind, and practical.

MONICA REED – Female, 35 – 55, Garry’s secretary and “right-hand man”; sharp-witted, organized, acerbic.

DAPHNE STILLINGTON – Female, 18 – 25, Pretty ingenue; innocent and romantic but ambitious.

FRED – Male, 30 – 60, Garry’s smartly-dressed, cocky valet.

ROLAND MAULE – Male, 20 – 30, Idealistic, slightly-unbalanced, aspiring playwright.

MORRIS DIXON – Male, 30 – 50, Garry’s friend and theatrical producer; romantic and self-involved.

HUGO LYPPIATT – Male, 40 – 70, Businessman and Garry’s theatrical producer; slightly pompous and oblivious.

JOANNA LYPPIATT – Female, 30 – 45, Hugo’s wife; attractive, glamorous, ruthless, and shameless.

MRS. ERICKSON – Female, 35 – 65, Garry’s eccentric housekeeper.

LADY SALTBURN – Female, 50 – 80, Wealthy, Margaret Dumontian patron of the arts.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

(Academy Play)


Saturday, November 2 – 2:00pm

Sunday, November 3 – 2:00 pm


Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor (Entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201


Please email

Production Details:

Production Run: December 19-22, 2019

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

When the Herdmans, aka” the worst kids in the history of the world”  show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.  This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

Our very first Family Fall Production!  The holidays are a time to spend with the people we love, so why not do what we love too?  Auditions open to ALL Academy family members; moms, dads, cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner

Directed by Kearney Jordan


  • Auditions will consist of cold reads from script
  • Selected audition sides are available by email:
  • Scripts are available to check out from the box office Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm ($20 deposit, returned when script is returned on or before November 1)

More information:

Visit the Academy page here


FATHER (BOB BRADLEY) – solid family man, 40’s

MOTHER (GRACE BRADLEY) –kind, not too assertive, 40’s

BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence, 12-15

CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother, 8-12

RALPH HERDMAN – scruffy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 13-16

IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty, 12-15

LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself, 10-12

CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative, 9-11

OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime, 8-9

GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, fiesty, 7-8

ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck, 12-15

MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 40-50ish

MRS. SLOCUM – bit of a busybody, likes to be clued in, but not involved, 35-60

MRS. CLARK-pleasant, motherly woman – 35-60

MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s

MAXINE – focused and studious  – 10-12

ELMER HOPKINS – the Reverend’s son, know it all – 12-14



REVEREND HOPKINS – middle-to-late 40s

LADY SALTBURN – Female, 50 – 80, Wealthy, Margaret Dumontian patron of the arts.