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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.

 Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s

Mary Poppins

(Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Sign up for your audition slot here

Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday, June 25, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

Sign up for your audition slot here

Kids 15 and under may audition Sunday afternoon

Everyone 16 and older may Audition Sunday and Monday evening

Auditions will be held in groups in 90 minute slots

  • Each slot will include song, dance, and scene work. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song (not from the show), bring clothes you can move in and all dance shoes

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: July 16, 2018 (Subject to change)

Production Run: September 14 – October 14, 2018

Directed by Troy Nickerson

Music Direction by Henry McNulty

Choreography by Heidy Cartwright

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time, Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family – the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. The children have one idea about their caretaker while their parents have another. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who believes that “anything can happen if you let it.” Mary Poppins was nominated for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Questions:

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

Roles:

Bert: The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.

  • Gender: Male, Age: to appear 30
  • Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: B2

George Banks: The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.

  • Gender: Male, Age: to appear 40
  • Vocal range top: Eb4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Winifred Banks: George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to obnly associate with “the best people” as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

  • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 30
  • Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane: The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

  • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 11
  • Vocal range top: F#5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael: The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

  • Gender: Male, Age: to appear 9
  • Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Brill: The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.

  • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 50
  • Vocal range top: D#5, Vocal range bottom: F#3

Roles, continued:

Robertson Ay: The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise.

  • Gender: Male, Age: to appear 20
  • Vocal range top: G#4, Vocal range bottom: F3
Mary Poppins: Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.
  • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 20
  • Vocal range top: C6, Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Bank Chairman: The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.

  • Gender: Male, Age: to appear 50 to 60

  • Vocal range top: D4, Vocal range bottom: C3

Bird Woman: Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that relfelcts the hardness of her life.

  • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 50
  • Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: Gb3
  • Miss Andrew: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.

    • Gender: Female, Age: to appear 40

    • Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Gb3

  • Ensemble including:

Katie Nanna, Policeman, Admiral Boom, Park Keeper, Neleus, Queen Victoria, Miss Smythe, Von Hussler, John Northbrook, Mrs. Corry,Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers

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