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AUDITION

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.

Moby Dick – A Musical

(Studio Theatre Special Event: An original production workshop)

Dates:

Monday, December 10- 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 11- 6:30pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

  • Prepare 16 bars from a musical song (not from the show)
  • Please provide sheet music for your audition, an accompanist will be provided
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • Please be prepared for dance

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Rehearsals will be based around availability of cast.

Studio Theatre Workshop Start: March 25, 2019 (Subject to change)

Workshop Presentation: April 5-6, 2019

Book and Lyrics by Ed Bryan

Music by William Berry

Directed by Jean Hardie

Moby Dick is a captivating story embedded in our culture; even those who have not read it are familiar with the tale of Ahab’s obsession, just as Ishmael, Ahab and Moby Dick ​are household names for the general public.

This emblematic conflict within the man and against the elements cries out to be told in a fashion which will reach theater audiences on the scale and scope of epic dramas such as Les Misérables. This story speaks to generation upon generation because Ahab’s conflict with the whale is symbolic of the primal conflict humans have against the elements and fate. The thrill, the devastation, and the eventual death can only be justly told on a scale and scope of an epic drama.

Roles:

*The roles of Ishmael, Stubb and Aunt Charity have been cast.  All other roles are available.  Many roles may be doubled.  We are very open to possible gender blind casting for several roles.

AHAB: Captain of the Pequod.  He has been a whaler for 40 years, grizzled and gray.  He has one false leg made of whale bone.  Passionately obsessed with finding and taking revenge on Moby Dick

STARBUCK: First Mate of the Pequod.  A serious man, devout Quaker. Tries to the end to reason with Ahab to no avail.

MARY:  STARBUCK’S wife.

JAMES:  STARBUCK’S young son

BILDAD: Half owner of the Pequod.

PELEG: Owns the other half of the Pequod.

BULKINGTON: Sailor on the Pequod.  A large, good natured Irishman. Plays the fiddle.

TASHTEGO: Harpooner on the Pequod.  A Gay Head Indian of great stature.

DAGGOO: Another harpooner who signs onto the Pequod.  Huge, strong and fearless.

FLASK: Third Mate of the Pequod.  A small man.  A somewhat anxious, pessimistic fellow, but a skillful and experienced whaler.

PETER COFFIN: Landlord of the Spouter Inn.  Loves the ladies and has a twisted sense of humor.

QUEEQUEG: A South Sea Islander, tall, muscular, strong and intimidating, he is covered with tattoos from head to foot.  A skilled harpooner.

PIPPIN: A young boy nabbed for picking pockets and shanghaied to the Pequod.

SHIP’S CARPENTER: A competent, experienced fellow.

FATHER MAPPLE: A retired whaler himself, he looks after the spiritual lives of the Nantucket sailors.

Roles, continued:

FEDALLAH: An odd apparition of a man. Sports a turban made from his own hair.  Given to prophecies especially pertaining to Ahab.

ANNIE: AHAB’S young wife.

WIG SALESMAN

HAIR LADY

JEWELRY SALESMAN: Merchants and customers on the Seaside Road.

COAT SALESMAN

ELIJAH: A prophetic soul.  Missing his left arm.

SAILORS: A varied group of men from all over the world. They work hard and play hard.  Some sail on the Pequod, and others on various ships encountered by the Pequod on her travels.

WOMEN: The wives and girlfriends of the men who go whaling.  They tend to be an independent group, being so much on their own and knowing full-well that the sea is a dangerous place from which their men may not return.

CAPTAIN MAYHEW OF THE JEROBOAM: An old friend of Starbucks.  Ill and weakened by plague, he has fallen under the influence of Gabriel.

GABRIEL: A small freckled man with bright yellow hair.  He is mad and has taken command of the Jeroboam by convincing the crew that he is the Archangel Gabriel and has magical powers.

CAPTAIN OF THE BOUTON DE ROSE:  A small, delicate, extravagantly dressed man with large side burns and a mustache too big for his face. Arrogant and self important.  Speaks only French!

FIRST MATE OF THE BOUTON DE ROSE:  A Frenchman who speaks enough English.to get by.

CAPTAIN OF THE ALBATROSS: In good spirits as he is on his way home with a hold full of oil.  Carries mail from the Pequod home to Nantucket.

CAPTAIN OF THE DELIGHT: Distraught over the loss of five men in a disastrous encounter with Moby Dick.  Warns Ahab to end his pursuit, but to no avail.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

(Main Stage Play)

Dates:

Monday, January 7- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 8- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 9- 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor

(Entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • Ensemble cast of 10 (5 men/5 women); need actors with strong skills for dialect, characterization, and movement.  Supporting ensemble play various roles and types
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire and London

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: January 14, 2019 (Subject to change)

Production Run: March 22 – April 14, 2019

Directed by Melody Deatherage

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Roles:

Christopher John Francis Boone:  Male; Lead; 15-year-old protagonist.  Though his diagnosis is never specified, characteristics indicate he could be on the autism spectrum, or Asperger’s. Mathematically gifted, struggles for social acceptance and understanding. He views the world largely in absolutes, feels most comfortable with logic and order.  He resides with his father and pet rat Toby.

Ed Boone: Male; Lead; age range 40-50. Christopher’s father, a boiler engineer. Is doing his best to raise Christopher as a single parent; explosive temper; has secrets he has long tried to keep hidden.

Judy Boone: Female; Lead; age range late 30’s-45. Christopher’s mother. Christopher believes she died prior to the time when the play begins.

Siobhan: Female; Lead; age range 30-40. Christopher’s teacher and mentor at school. One of the few people whom Christopher trusts and opens up to.

  • Pronunciation:   shiv-ON; shiv – rhymes with GIVE; ON – rhymes with GONE

 Mrs. Shears:  Female; Supporting; flexible age range 30’s-50. Christopher’s neighbor, owner of the dog Wellington discovered dead at the beginning of the play. Also plays:

  • Mrs. Gascoyne: The head of Christopher’s school.
  • Woman on Train
  • Shopkeeper
  • Voice One

Roles, cont:

Roger Shears: Male; Supporting; flexible age range 30’s-50. Mrs. Shear’s ex-husband. Also plays:

  • Mr. Wise: one of Christopher’s neighbors
  • Duty Sergeant
  • Man behind Counter
  • Drunk One
  • Voice Two

A Policeman in Swindon: Male; Supporting; flexible age range 20‘s-40’s. Also plays:

  • Mr. Thompson: one of Christopher’s neighbors
  • London Policeman
  • Man with Socks
  • Drunk Two
  • Voice Three

Reverend Peters: Male; Supporting; flexible age range 45-60’s. A priest and teacher at Christopher’s school. Also plays:

  • Uncle Terry: Christopher’s Uncle
  • Station Policeman
  • Station Guard
  • Voice Four

No. 40: Female; Supporting; flexible age range 20’s-30’s.  One of Christopher’s neighbors at this address. Also plays:

  • Lady in Street
  • Information Counter
  • Punk Girl
  • Voice Five

Mrs. Alexander: Female; Supporting; age range 50’s-70’s.  An older lady, one of Christopher’s neighbors. Also plays:

  • Posh Woman
  • Voice Six

The Flick

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Thursday, January 10- 6:30 pm

Friday, January 11- 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 12- 1:00 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage Lobby

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: January 21, 2019 (Subject to change)

Production Run: March 1 – 24, 2019

Directed by Andrew Start

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Broadway, Beat by Beat

(Main Stage Special Event: A Musical Revue)

Dates:

Monday, January 28- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 29- 6:30 pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: February 4, 2019- Monday and Tuesday rehearsals (Subject to change)

Production Run: February 22 – 24, 2018

Directed by Jake Schaefer

Music Directed by Henry McNulty

Do you sing and/or dance? Have you performed or studied at Civic in the last three seasons? Do you have a song you’re dying to belt out (fitting role, dream role, stretch role, miscast, concept, or group number idea)? If you answered yes (to all three), you’re right for Broadway, Beat by Beat – a musical revue-style celebration of Spokane’s great talents. We’ll build a show on the best ideas and/or performances. Sing your strongest idea for auditions and bring the options you’re considering.

Notes:

  • Ages 16+
  • Prepare 16 bars from a musical song
  • Please provide sheet music for your audition, an accompanist will be provided
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • Please be prepared for dance

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

The House of Blue Leaves

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Monday, February 25- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 26- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 27- 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor

(Entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: March 4, 2019 (Subject to change)

Production Run: May 3 – 26, 2019

Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch

Artie Shaugnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory and the lead character of this delicious black comedy. Toiling by day as a zookeeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, where he lives with his wife, Bananas, much to the chagrin of Artie’s downstairs mistress, Bunny Flingus, who refuses to cook until they are married. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Artie’s son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix. Also arriving are Artie’s old school chum, now a successful Hollywood producer, Billy Einhorn, and his starlet girlfriend who holds the key to Artie’s dreams of getting out and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory evaporates amid the chaos of ordinary lives.

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Young Frankenstein

(Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Monday, March 11- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13- 6:30 (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: March 25, 2019 (Subject to change)

Production Run: May 17 – June 16, 2019

Directed by Jake Schaefer

Music Directed by Henry McNulty

Choreographed by Cara Cooley

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Notes:

  • Prepare 16 bars from a musical song (not from the show)
  • Please provide sheet music for your audition, an accompanist will be provided
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • Please be prepared for dance

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com