Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Anne of Green Gables
(Academy Straight Play)
- July 12, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- July 13, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- July 14, 2018: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Callbacks if necessary
Spokane Civic Theatre
1020 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99218
- Auditions will consist of cold reads from script
- selected sides to be made available on July 2nd
- Rehearsals and performances will take place at the Spokane Civic Theatre Studio Theatre
- Rehearsals will be August 6-17, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and August 20-24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Performances are August 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm, and August 25 and 26 at 2 pm
- This Academy production is for ages 8-18
- Once cast, there is a participation fee of $200 (scholarships available for those who qualify)
- Directed by Kearney Jordan
- This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.
Please email Academy Administrator, Kearney Jordan at email@example.com
- Green Gables Household
- Anne Shirley: An imaginative, talkative, red-headed orphan who comes to live with Matthew Cuthbert and Marilla Cuthbert. Anne is very sensitive and dislikes the color of her hair. She exhibits categorical interest in everything romantic.
- Marilla Cuthbert: Matthew’s sister, she is an austere but fair woman who objects to Anne’s imaginative, unusual conduct on the grounds of its being part of the same group of behavioral misconducts that bring about dereliction of responsibility or produce a disrespectful personal image. Life experience with Anne, however, profoundly affects Marilla’s ways; in a very early instance, she experiences first-hand how worthless a confession under duress could be. Although conservative and austere, she is fond of Anne and has the glimmerings of a sense of humor.
- Matthew Cuthbert: Marilla’s brother, he is an overly shy, albeit kind, old man with a lumbering frame and above-average strength. Matthew takes a liking to Anne from the start and the two become fast friends. Because Marilla has primary responsibility for rearing the girl, he has no qualms about “spoiling” her and indulging her in pretty clothes and other frivolities.
- Anne’s schoolmates:
- Diana Barry: Anne’s bosom friend and a kindred spirit. Anne and Diana become best friends from the moment they meet. She is the only girl of Anne’s age who lives close to Green Gables. Anne admires Diana for being pretty and for her amiable disposition. Diana lacks Anne’s powerful imagination but is a loyal friend.
- Anne’s schoolmates:
- Gilbert Blythe: A handsome, smart, witty and chivalrous classmate who has a crush on Anne the moment he sees her. Unaware of Anne’s near-pathological sensitivity about her red hair, he tries to get Anne’s attention by holding her braid and calling her “Carrots!” Anne’s explosively hostile reaction only causes Gilbert to be more smitten. He makes several attempts to apologize, the failure of all of which do not seem to mar his admiration. He attempts to apologize one last time when he saves Anne from drowning; Anne crassly rebuffs this attempt, only to regret it almost immediately. Years later, he gives up his job offer of teaching at the Avonlea school so that Anne may live at Green Gables, upon which the two reconcile and become good friends.
- Ruby Gillis: Another of Anne’s friends. Having several “grown up” sisters, Ruby loves to share her knowledge of beaux with her friends. Ruby is portrayed as traditionally beautiful with long golden hair. She is hysterical and suffers from consumption (tuberculosis).
- Jane Andrews: One of Anne’s friends from school, she is plain and sensible. She does well enough academically to join Anne’s class at Queen’s.
- Josie Pye: A classmate generally disliked by the other girls (as are her siblings), Josie is vain, dishonest, and jealous of Anne’s popularity.
- Avonlea’s locals:
- Mrs. Rachel Lynde: A neighbour of Matthew and Marilla, Mrs. Lynde is an amalgamation of vices and virtues. She is industrious and helpful, and does work for the church, yet she is famous for being nosy and condescending. Although she and Anne start off the wrong foot, owing to Mrs. Lynde’s blunt criticism and Anne’s short temper, they soon become quite close. Mrs. Lynde is married and has raised ten children, although her husband, Thomas Lynde, is mentioned briefly and never speaks.
- Various ensemble members