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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.

Follies

(Main Stage Special Event: In Concert)

Dates:

Friday, November 2- 6:30 pm

Sunday, November 4- 6:30pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

  • Please prepare 32 bars from a Sondheim (or similar) show
  • Please provide sheet music for your audition, an accompanist will be provided
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • If you plan to audition for ensemble, please be prepared to dance and bring all dance shoes.
  • Please note, this concert production will be fully staged and performed off book.

Production Details:

Rehearsals will be based around availability of cast and the week of the performance.

Production Run: January 4 – 6, 2019

Directed by Jake Schaefer

Music Directed by Henry McNulty

In Follies, the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario, Dimitri Weissmann, hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here” and “Broadway Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, coming face-to-face with the future.

Questions:

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

Roles:

Sally Durant Plummer
Female, 45 – 55, Vocal range: Mezzo-Sop or Soprano to G. Lead.
Polite. Sweet-faced. Sincere. Still remarkably like the girl she was thirty years ago. A former Follies girl, she married a man she didn’t love. Needy and delusional at times.

Phyllis Rogers Stone
Female, 45 – 55, Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano to E. Lead.
Stylish and intelligent. Her face is more beautiful now than it was thirty years ago. A woman who made her husband her life, the journey has hardened her and replaced the traces of life with cold sophistication and poise.

Benjamin Stone
Male, 50 – 60, Vocal range: Bari-tenor to F. Lead.
Sturdy. Distinguished. Successful. Authoritative. A man bent on success from a young age who has achieved it and now realizes the toll it had on personal relationships.

Buddy Plummer
Male, 50 – 60, Vocal range: Bari-tenor to F. Lead.
A handsome, charismatic man with an expressive face. Stuck in a broken marriage and struggling with his infidelity.

Carlotta Campion
Female, 45 – 55, Vocal range: Belt/mix to B.
Featured number: “I’m Still Here.”
A one-time movie star who has a distinct look and feel about her. The kind of woman who has seen everything and is proud to be standing where she is.

Stella Deems
Female, 55 – 65, Vocal range: Wide-range Mezzo to F-sharp; can switch between placements.
Featured number “Who’s That Woman?”
A portly woman who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former performing duo with her husband, but they gave it up to open a general store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.

Max Deems
Male, 55 – 65
A portly man who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former performing duo with his wife, Stella, but they gave it up to open a general store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.

Hattie Walker
Female, 65 – 75, Vocal range: Belter to B.
Featured Number: “Broadway Baby”
An appealingly tough, no-nonsense lady. A former knockout Follies girl from the earlier years of the shows. She has married several times and always to the same type: the bad boy.

Solange La Fitte
Female, 65 – 75, Vocal range: Soprano to G.
Featured number: “Ah, Paris!”
A French fashionista. Very much still alive and enjoying it, she is a perfume creator and seller. She has travelled the world and loves Paris more than any other place.

Emily Whitman
Female, 65 – 80, Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano to D.
Featured number: “Rain on the Roof”
A tiny, bright and papery woman. Married to Theodore, who together, teach dance.

Roles, cont.

Theodore Whitman
Male, 65 – 80, Vocal range: Baritone to D.
Featured number: “Rain on the Roof”
A bright man. Happily married to Emily, who he teaches dance with.

Heidi Schiller
Female, 65 – 75, Vocal range: Lyrical Soprano to G.
Featured number: “One More Kiss”
Tall and queenly. Viennese. Incredibly rich and well known in elite social circles, she is constantly reminiscing.

Dimitri Weissman
Male, 65 – 80
An acerbic, vital, energetic man who looks fifteen years younger than he really is. Staged the Follies every year between the great wars, and made stars of any girl he wanted from the legions who threw themselves at him.

Roscoe
Male, 35 – 65, Vocal range: Old Hollywood Lyric Tenor to A.
Featured number: “Beautiful Girls”
A showman with a majestic tenor voice who introduces the Follies girls as if no time has passed and they are still the beautiful young girls of years ago.

Young Sally
Female, 18 – 25, Vocal range: Soprano to G.
Featured number: “Love Will See Us Through”
A younger version of adult Sally. She is, perhaps, the most similar to her adult counterpart of any of the foursome. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Adventurous. Genuine.

Young Phyllis
Female, 18 – 25, Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano to E.
Featured number: “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow”
A younger version of Phyllis, when she was an energetic and naïve Follies girl. Slightly homesick. With all the drive and none of the sophistication of the adult Phyllis.

Young Ben
Male, 18 – 30, Vocal range: Bari-tenor to F.
Featured number: “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow”
A not yet fully realized version of the man we see before us today, he is driven and intelligent but not quite so distinguished, and not yet frightened by his success.

Young Buddy
Male, 18 – 30, Vocal range: Tenor to G.
Featured number: “Love Will See Us Through”
A younger version of the Buddy we see today. Charismatic and lively, a man who knows how to have fun. Loves Sally blindly and wants to give her the world.

Young Heidi
Female, 18 – 25, Vocal range: High Lyrical Soprano to A.
Featured number: “One More Kiss”
A younger version of the Heidi Schiller we see today. Already tall and queenly, but perhaps not yet rich and so well connected.

Ensemble*
Female/Male, 18 – 80, All vocal ranges
Showgirls, Ushers, Ghosts, Party Goers
*Singers and dancers (collectively or independently) are encouraged to audition

The Memory of Water

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Monday, November 5- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 6- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 7- 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: Two rehearsals the week of November 12 (cast availability dependent). Regular rehearsals to begin week of November 26. Please note, there will be no rehearsals the week of December 24.

Production Run: January 18 – February 10, 2019

Directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt

Three sisters gather for their mother’s funeral. Each has her own memories of her childhood and this creates conflict, which is, by turns, angry, desperate, poignant, and wildly funny.

The situation is deepened by the recurring presence of Vi, their mother, a ghostly vision in flowing taffeta. While visible only to one of the sisters, her influence and demand to be understood rather than buried and forgotten drives the other sisters as well. An evening, provocative and hilarious is promised.

Roles:

Vi

(40-55)

Vi is the mother of the three sisters and whose funeral they are together for. She appears in her prime – as she was when men were enamored with her. She is a glamorous woman. She was possibly not the best of mothers, not teaching the daughters of the fundamentals of being a woman, which culminated in Mary becoming a teenage mother.

Mary

(30-40)

Mary is the middle sister and a doctor whose five-year affair with Mike, a married doctor, is starting to show strain. She experiences a series of interactions with her mother’s ghost, whereupon she discusses memory and their relationship. Mary had a child at fourteen that she gave up (named Patrick) and this comes to light later in the play. Her life revolves around creating a memory of him.

Teresa

(35-45)

Teresa is the eldest sister and an unhappy housewife, who runs a health food supplement store with her husband Frank, and who feels she has had to keep the family together for years. She assumes much of the responsibility for the funeral arrangements and her mother’s care once deterioration into Alzheimer’s commences. It is clear that she feels both resentful and protective of her younger siblings.

Role, cont:

Catherine

(25-35)

Catherine is the youngest and most rebellious sister. She has a vivid imagination but is more similar to her siblings than she realizes. Catherine is permanently trying to catch her sisters’ attention and feels she was always left out, even in childhood, and even now is unaware of Mary’s son. Her sisters remain dismissive of her current romantic attachment, as Catherine changes her lovers regularly, and is fairly self-obsessed.

Mike

(30-55)

Mike is the doctor with whom Mary has been having a 5 year relationship. He has told Mary that his wife has myalgic encephalomyelitis, but during the play Mary finds a picture in a magazine of his wife in perfect health. Mike has no desire to have a child with Mary, which puts strain on their relationship.

Frank 

(35-50)

Frank is Teresa’s husband and runs the health food supplement store with her. He isn’t satisfied by doing a job which he doesn’t believe in nor care about. When he tells Teresa he wants to change his career path and open a pub she objects.

You Can’t Take It With You

(Main Stage Play)

Dates:

Monday, November 12- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 13- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 14- 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: November 19, 2018 (Subject to change)

Production Run: January 25 – February 17, 2019

Directed by David Baker

This celebrated comedy revolves around the family of Martin Vanderhof who live “just around the corner from Columbia University – but don’t go looking for it.” Grandpa, as Martin is more commonly known, is the paterfamilias of a large and extended family: his daughter, Penny, who fancies herself a romance novelist; her husband, Paul, an amateur fireworks expert; their daughter, Alice, an attractive and loving girl who is still embarrassed by her family’s eccentricities—which include a xylophone player/leftist leaflet printer, an untalented ballerina, and ballet master exiled from Soviet Russia. When Alice falls for her boss, Tony, a handsome scion of Wall Street, she fears that their two families – so unlike in manner, politics, and finances – will never come together.

During a disastrous dinner party, Alice’s worst fears are confirmed. Her prospective in-laws are humiliated in a party game, fireworks explode in the basement and the house is raided by the FBI. Frustrated and upset, Alice intends to run away, until Grandpa manages to not only bring the happy couple together, but to set Tony’s father straight about the true priorities in life. After all, why be obsessed by money? You can’t take it with you.

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

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

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

(Academy Winter Workshop, A Radio Play)

Dates:

Saturday, December 8- 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 8- 2:00 pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Questions:

Please email Academy Administrator, Kearney Jordan, at kjordan@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Read Through: December 15, 2018- 12:00 pm

Rehearsals: December 17-21, 2018- 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Production Run: December 21-22, 2018- 7:30 pm

Directed by Jamie Sciarrio

Ages 7-18

Tuition: $120 upon casting (Scholarships Available)

“Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The beloved and charming true tale of how a young girl’s letter to the editor brought faith back to a cynical reporter traumatized by loss, and inspired the nation to embrace the everlasting spirit of Santa Claus. This Academy production introduces this story to a new generation, and highlights the role of media in bringing communities together; from the original letter printed in 1897, the radio-play format, and the audiences both in-house and at-home.

Roles:

  • Edward P. Mitchell– Head of the New York Sun.  Lives and breathes his newspaper.
  • Frank P. Church– Writer for the Sun.  Saddened by the loss of his wife in childbirth, he shuts himself off from the world.
  • James O’Hanlon– Virginia’s father- down on his luck, tries to provide for his family.
  • Virginia O’Hanlon– 8 year old who tries to see the best in things, even when life makes it hard.
  • Evie O’Hanlon – Virginia’s mother; very caring and kind.
  • Sean O’Hanlon – Virginia’s little brother, curious and playful.
  • Dominic (Dom) Donneli– A friend of James who is also out of work, and who has a very sick wife.
  • Maria Donnelli– Dom’s daughter and Virginia’s friend
  • Julie– a schoolmate of Virginia
  • Susan– a schoolmate of Virginia
  • Andrea Borland– writes for the Sun.  Young, independent, and determined to be heard.
  • Teddy Murray– works at the Sun
  • Cornelius Barrington– works at the Sun, often at odds with Frank.
  • Ensemble (Announcer, Engineers, Townspeople, etc)

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

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 Willam 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.

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

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

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.

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

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

The Flick

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Thursday, January 17- 6:30 pm

Friday, January 18- 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 18- 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

Come celebrate the spirit of musical theatre with a collection of local performers. Broadway, Beat by Beat is a high energy collection of the best music Broadway has to offer with song selections throughout the decades.

Notes:

  • 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