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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

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: April 20-22, 2020

Twelfth Night

(Academy Play)

Dates:

January 4, 2020 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

January 5, 2020 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre

Third Floor (Entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

Please email Director, Kearney Jordan, at kjordan@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Production Run: February 14 – 16, 2020

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties, a time of significant social, religious, and political conflict, juxtaposed with the exuberant and raucous jazz culture that defined the era.  It is within this topsy-turvy time our story comes to life. Welcome to Illyria, the most copacetic and ace jazz club of the Jersey shore. Animosity and bad blood abounds between the varying social types of the community; teetotalers, feminists, fundamentalists, immigrants, gangsters, and of course, jazz musicians and vaudevillian performers.

After a club raid gone bad, Viola, finds herself separated from her presumed dead brother Sebastian, with whom she performed in a traveling vaudeville Magic Act.  Alone in a strange and oft-threatening world, she disguises herself as a man and gains employment under local business mogul, Duke Orsino. It is through this turn of events we meet Olivia, the star attraction of Club Illyria and object of Orsino’s affection, Feste, an Eddie Cantor-esque master of ceremonies, Sir Toby, for whom prohibition clearly doesn’t exist, Malvolio, the fundamentalist servant to Olivia, and a wide variety of musicians, wait staff, gamblers, club-goers, and so on.  Love triangles, deceptions, misunderstandings arise- ending in both humor and heartbreak- against the bewitching backdrop of the insatiable flapper era.

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by KEARNEY JORDAN

Preparation:

  • While Twelfth Night is not a musical, the production will have musical elements. We are seeking actors, singers, dancers, jugglers, and musicians to round out our ensemble.
  • Those wanting to be considered for a musician role should have a one-minute musical jazz piece to perform. This can be from sheet music, improvised, or from memory.
  • Those being considered for Feste, Olivia, Viola, and Sebastian will be provided sheet-music and accompaniment tracks before call-backs.
  • Most roles are open to all genders, including Malvolio and Feste.  Those wishing to audition for Feste should be prepared to sing and should study the style of Eddie Cantor and other notable performers of the 1920’s.
  • Audition sides will be available via email or the box office beginning Monday, December 2, 2019. Please email director Kearney Jordan at kjordan@spokanecivictheatre.com for more info.
  • The script is edited to have a run time of approx 100 minutes, but is still the original Shakespearean text.

Roles:

Viola– a displaced Irish immigrant and vaudeville performer who disguises herself as “Cesario”

Sebastian– Viola’s twin brother; he is presumed dead, but alas, always has a trick up his sleeve and proves to be the master of misdirection.

‘Duke’ Orsino– a powerful and successful bootlegger and businessman.  He is prone to moodiness, and does not like not getting his way.

Olivia– a popular, beloved, performer and socialite who has recently inherited the successful Club Illryia after the mysterious death of her father and brother, which has also kept her in a semi-retired state and period of grief. She’s kind to the staff, fascinated with the feminist movement and rebuff’s Orsino’s advances.

Malvolio– Club Illyria’s steward, and a christian fundamentalist.  He’s smug and sanctimonious, but also secretly covets the affluent lifestyle of the social elite.

Maria– a working class immigrant and barmaid at the Club Illyria.  She’s rather witty, smart, and driven, but is overlooked and mistreated due to her sex and status.

Roles, continued:

Toby Belch– Olivia’s over-indulgent uncle and an established patron of the Club Illyria.  Always quick with a joke, he’s a bit mischievous and prone to practical jokes.

Andrew Aguecheek– a gambler and member of the social elite; he’s a bit of a buffoon but his status and lifestyle allows him to know a footloose and fancy-free life. He can be taken advantage of by Sir Toby, and often involved in his pranks.

Feste– The master of ceremonies of Club Illyria; a classic mix of minstrel, fool, and comedian.  A wonderful entertainer, observant employee, and empathetic friend.

Antonio – a sea captain and friend to Sebastian.  At odds with Duke Orsino’s team since he interfere’s with their bootlegging enterprise.

Valentine and Curio– resident musicians and performers at Club Illyria. Must play an instrument proficiently.

Ensemble: Club performers, club goers, priests, sailors, etc.

The Humans

(Main Stage Play)

Dates:

Monday, January 13 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, January 14 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, January 15 – 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: March 27 – April 19, 2020

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

In 2016, the year that the show opened on Broadway, The Humans was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the Tony Award for Best Play.

Written by STEPHEN KARAM

Directed by DAWN TAYLOR REINHARDT

Preparation:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Preview the script here

Roles:

Fiona “Momo”

  • Female, Late 70s
  • Erik’s mother, grandmother to Brigid and Aimee. Is living with dementia. For the most part, she remains passive and disconnected but has episodes where she becomes manic and aggressive.

Deirdre

  • Female, To appear 60
  • Loyal wife, devoted mother to her daughters. She has a silent strength, she clings to traditions, familial duty, and her Catholic faith. The institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared the same.

Aimee

  • Female, 20s – 30s
  • The eldest daughter. Both self-conscious and self-deprecating, her career as a lawyer once held great promise. Now, her physical and emotional health both suffer. She is deeply, quietly sad and in intense pain following a breakup from her long-term girlfriend.

Brigid

  • Female, 20s – 30s
  • The younger daughter. She is well-meaning but often impractical and dreamy. She has recently moved in with Richard and turned her back on Catholicism to the dismay of her parents. She is half-heartedly pursuing a career in music and attempting to live out her idea of a sophisticated adult lifestyle.

Erik

  • Male, To appear 60
  • A middle-class Irish Catholic, (no accent) He is practical to a fault and very set in his ways. He has sacrificed a great deal in order to provide a good life for his family, but his recent confession has upset the comfortable world he knows. He is desperately trying to reconnect with his wife and clings to his increasingly distant daughters.

Richard

  • Male, To appear mid – late 30s
  • A worldly-wise college graduate. Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted for anything. Despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.