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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.

2019-2020 Remaining Audition Dates

Exile: March 2-4, 2020

Funny Girl: March 16-18, 2020

2020 Playwrights’ Forum Festival: April 20-22, 2020

Exile

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Monday, March 2 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 3 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 4 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production run: April 17 – May 10, 2020

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

For the first time in 40 years, Augie, now retired military, returns to his hometown for his high school reunion, having been driven from the family home shortly after graduation by intolerable conditions. At the reunion, egged on by his childhood friend Frankie, a drunken Augie hatches a plan to break into his old home in the dead of night to retrieve a long forgotten, but now valuable, baseball card he secreted there as a child. In the turmoil that follows, Augie stirs the ashes of his troubled childhood in search of meaning, if not peace.

By BRYAN HARNETIAUX, Spokane Civic Theatre’s Resident Playwright

Directed by JERRY SCIARRIO

Preparation:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Read the script digitally here.

From the director and playwright: “Mounting a new play is a truly unique experience in theatre, and getting it up on its feet for the first time requires collaboration at the highest level. We’ve already assembled a wonderful production team, and now only await the actors! We hope you will take a look and see if there is something that compels you to join us at auditions.”

Roles:

AUGIE – late 50s, April’s brother; military, retired on disability.

APRIL – mid-50s, Augie’s sister; agoraphobic.

FRANKIE/YOUNG FRANKIE – Augie’s childhood friend; a minister of sorts; late-
50s/18-year old.

RUTH and JAKE HARPER – late 30s; Augie’s and April’s parents (non-speaking
parts).

Place:

The set is more impressionistic than real. That said, there’s a kitchen with a sink
and cupboard beneath, and a table with 4 chairs, with perhaps an entrance off the
kitchen. There’s a living room with a couch and front door frame. There’s some
books and magazines on the table. There’s also a visible hallway U.C. that dissolves
into darkness.

The silhouette of a treehouse with two children huddled together may loom upstage,
dissolving before the play begins, with the treehouse returning only at the end of
the play, as described, post.

Funny Girl

(Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Monday, March 16 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 17 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 18 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production run: May 15 – June 14, 2020 (Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With unique beauty, humor, talent, and boundless chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward girl who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with suave businessman Nick Arnstein are explored through an unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” and “I’m the Greatest Star.”
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart
Directed by Jake Schaefer
Music Directed by Henry McNulty
Assistant Directed by Sarah Dahmen
Choreographed by Heidy Cartwright, Madison Taylor Hendricks and Jake Schaefer

Preparation:

  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles.
  • Auditions are open and on a first come, first hear basis.
  • Please prepare a cut of 32 bars from a musical of similar style/era and bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script and dance combinations at Callbacks – dress to move and bring dance shoes (character/jazz, tap).
  • Age range and gender listed for characters is to appear on stage as.

Roles:

FANNY BRICE
  • Female, 20 – 35
  • Vocal range: low G to high F
  • An entertainer from New York’s lower east side. Natural comedic finesse. Acting range from impassioned teen to major star (of Ziegfield Follies and more). Extraordinary and simple. Courageous and particular. Tenacious and intelligent. NOTE – For Callbacks, an initial understanding/awareness of FANNY’s mannerisms, timing and style is recommended.
NICK ARNSTEIN
  • Male, 30 – 45
  • Vocal range: low E to high E
  • A dashing gentleman with an edge. A gambler – can make or lose a fortune without ever losing his cool. The love of Fanny’s life. Smart and curious. Electric and enigmatic. Sophisticated and bold.

Roles (cont.):

MRS. BRICE
  • Female, 45+
  • Vocal range: mezzo, low Ab to C
  • Touch Brooklynite, Jewish/Fanny’s mother. Dry humor, sharp-tongued, sympathetic, smart, supportive.

EDDIE RYAN

  • Male, 18+
  • Vocal range: bari-tenor, low B to high F#
  • Dancer/choreographer and Fanny’s best friend – he’s infatuated with her. Great comic timing, bright-eyed, classic gentleman, energetic, sincere. Excellent dancer – tap and otherwise.
FLORENZ ZIEGFELD
  • Male, 50+
  • Owner of the Ziegfeld Follies, a legend in the business, powerful, forceful producer.
TOM KEENEY
  • Male, 30 – 50
  • A tough Vaudeville producer, aspiring to work on Broadway, who gives Fanny her first break.
MRS. STRAKOSH, MRS. MEEKER, MRS. O’MALLEY, AND MORE LADIES OF HENRY STREET
  • Female, 40+
  • Vocal range: mezzo, low B# to D#
  • Mrs. Brice’s neighbors, friends, poker playing partners, Fanny’s “aunts.” Strong. Hilarious. Eccentric. Cultured. Varied. Please note – not all ladies sing.
EMMA
  • Female, 16 – 30
  • Fanny’s dresser and confidante, the voice of reason, meek yet strong. May double in Ensemble.
MR. RENALDI
  • Male, 35 – 75
  • A refined theatrical agent. Very traveled. May double in Ensemble.
ZIEGFELD TENOR
  • Male, 16 – 30
  • Classic Broadway style and charm – solos in “The Most Beautiful Bride In The World.” Doubles in Ensemble.
ENSEMBLE
  • All Genders, 16 – 40
  • Strong actors, dancers and singers for heavily featured ensemble with opportunity for numerous highlighted supporting roles.