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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.

Playwrights’ Forum Festival

(Straight Plays)

Dates:

  • April 30, 2018: 6:30 pm
  • May 1, 2018: 6:30 pm

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard Street

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

  • Directed by various local directors- directors to be announced soon!
  • We are looking for a wide variety of actors who can possibly be cast in multiple one-acts
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the scripts

Production Details:

  • Visit the show page here
  • Selected plays for 2018:
    • Donny and Doodie – Pam Kingsley (Spokane, WA)
    • Love to Go – Chris Demlow (Newport, WA)
    • Monument Valley – Paul Lewis (Bainbridge Island,WA)
    • Saint Brendan’s Last Voyage – John Byrne, (Albany, OR)
    • Sebastian and Chloe – Matthew Weaver (Spokane, WA)
    • Temptress Standing by an Open Window – Paul Lewis (Bainbridge Island, WA)
    • Victoria’s Secret – Ross Peter Nelson (Helena, MT)
    • Working Girl – Jean Hardie (Spokane, WA)

Questions:

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

Roles:

  • Donnie and Doodie
    • MARVIN TREAT, L.P.N. – An African American man in his late
      30’s-40’s. Though the part of “Marvin” was written as
      African American, it can be played by a man of any
      ethnicity.
    • DORIS “DOODIE” DONNELLY – An elderly woman, mid-70’s
    • DONNIE – A ventriloquist’s boy dummy or doll
    • ANNOUNCER – Off stage voice
    • NURSE – A woman of any age between 30 yrs. And 60 yrs.
    • Please Note: DOODIE is a ventriloquist; however, the actress playing her
      does not have to be one. Doodie is well past her prime and
      is not as good as she once was. It is important, however,
      that the actress playing DOODIE should be able to create a
      separate “voice” for DONNY. DONNY does not need to be an
      authentic ventriloquist’s dummy. He can be a boy doll.
  • Love to Go
    • CHUCK- Male 20’s newlywed husband. Regular guy. Loves his wife, not her cooking.
    • CINDY- Female 20’s newlywed wife. Loves her husband. As trendy as she is environmentally conscious.
    • UNCLE ERNIE- Male 40’s. A bit of a chauvinist. There’s a reason that he’s been married six times.
  • Monument Valley
    • SALLY- 40s, a writer. She may speak with a very faint northern European accent.
    • MIKE- 40s, her husband, on the phone line from New York (may be seen or simply heard)
    • THE MAN IN A SUIT- 30s to 40s, elegant and urbane
    • THE WOMAN- his wife, 30s, equally elegant and gracious
    • REBECCA- their six- or seven-year-old daughter, cheerful and bubbly

Roles, continued:

  • Saint Brendan’s Last Voyage
    •  CONNOR– Male, middle aged to older – owner of the shebeen
    • SEAN– Male, younger – customer
    • PADRAIG– Male, middle aged to a bit older – customer
    • SAINT BRENDan– Male or female, older – being a statute come to life, he has stiff movements
  • Sebastian and Chloe
    • SEBASTIAN- 70s, loyal husband
    • CHLOE- 70s, supportive wife
    • BOY 1- 10, a little rascal
    • BOY 2: 10, a young rapscallion
    • GIRL 1- a future bank teller
    • GIRL2- a horse enthusiast
  • Temptress Standing by an Open Window
    • JACK- 30s to 50s, a down-on-his-luck builder/businessman
    • DORALDINA- 20s to 40s. She speaks with an accent of uncertain origin, and moves
      as if in a twilight sleep. She may wear a lacy white blouse and a pearl necklace.
    • THE WAITER- a caricature of a Parisian cafe waiter. He may be thin or roly-poly; he dances
      in and out of the action with grace and style, and does not speak a word.
  • Victoria’s Secret
    • CHRIS CAROL- Male, late 40’s. Private detective.
    • VICTORIA CRATCHIT- Female, late 30’s. Femme fatale.
    • BOB CRATCHIT- Male, early 40’s. Accountant.
    • EBENEEZER SCROOGE- Male, mid 60’s. Tycoon.
    • MEI LIN- Female, mid 20’s. Call girl.
  • Working Girl
    • CHARLIE- A bartender. Any age but probably mid 30’s to 40. Experienced and no-nonsense, but easy-going.
    • LUCY- Early 20’s. Attractive. Unconsciously flirtatious and a bit unsophisticated, but not at all dumb.
    • BEN- A fairly successful young photographer. Probably late 20’s to early 30’s. A bit of a ladies man, although not in an obnoxious way, but not one to let an opportunity pass him by.

My Fair Lady

(Academy Musical)

Dates:

  • May 16, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • May 17, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • May 18, 2018: Callbacks if necessary

Location:

Northwest Christian School

5024 E Bernhill Rd

Colbert, WA 99005

Notes:

  • Sign ups online here
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a song not from the production and not a pop song
  • Dancing will mainly take place a callbacks, but please be prepared to move
  • Rehearsals and performances will take place at Northwest Christian School
    • Rehearsals will be July 9-19, 2018, 2 pm – 9 pm
    • Performances are July 20 and July 21 at 7:30 pm and July 22 at 2 pm
    • There will be a meet and greet with a sing through scheduled in June

Production Details:

  • This Academy production is for ages 13-20
  • Once cast, there is a participation fee of $250 (scholarships available for those who qualify)
  • Directed by Rick Taylor
  • Music Directed by Beth Taylor
  • Choreography by Hannah Farley
  • Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.

Questions:

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

Roles:

  • Eliza Doolittle: A flower girl who works outside Convent Garden. Strong willed and Cockney. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Henry Higgins: A world renowned phonetist of the upper class British society. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Roles, continued:

  • Colonel Pickering: A former British officer and author. Friends with Henry Higgins and a fellow phonetics enthusiast. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: D4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Freddy Eynsford-Hill: A young, upper class British man who falls in love with Eliza. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Alfred P. Doolittle: Eliza’s boisterous and charismatic father. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Harry: A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle’s. Gender: Male
  • Jamie: A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle. Gender: Male
  • Mrs. Pearce: Higgin’s housekeeper. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E4
  • Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Freddy’s mother and a friend of Mrs. Higgins. Gender: Female
  • Mrs. Higgins: Henry’s mother. Gender: Female
  • George: A bartender at the Tottenham Court Road Pub. Gender: Male
  • Mrs. Hopkins:A Cockney woman. Gender: Female
  • Professor Zoltan Karpathy: A Hungarian phonetist and former student of Henry Higgins. Gender: Male
  • Ensemble: Cockney men and women, townspeople, servants, stewards, lords, ladies.

Anne of Green Gables

(Academy Straight Play)

Dates:

  • 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

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99218

Notes:

  • 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

Production Details:

  • 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.

Questions:

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

Roles:

  • 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.

Roles, continued:

  • 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