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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.

Elf The Musical

(Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Sunday, September 16- 6:30 pm

  • Ages 12 and under at 6:30 pm
  • Ages 13+ at 8:00 pm

Monday, September 17- 6:30 pm

  • Ages 13+ at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 18- 6:30 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Notes:

  • Open auditions
  • 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- please bring tap shoes if you have them

Production Details:

  • Rehearsals Start: September 24, 2018 (Subject to change)
  • Production Run: November 23 – December 23, 2018
  • Directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe
  • Music Directed by Henry McNulty
  • Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf The Musical is the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Questions:

Please email Director Kathie Doyle-Lipe at dramapig@aol.com

Roles:

Almost every character as some solo singing work

Buddy
  • Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Jovie
  • Buddy’s girlfriend. She works at Macy’s and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she’s dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy’s genuinely big heart.
  • Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G3
Walter
  • Buddy’s workaholic father. He is a Children’s book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 55 to 65
  • Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2
Emily
  • Walter’s wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
  • Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50
  • Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: F3
Michael
  • Buddy’s stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn’t take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 12 to 16
  • Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: F3

Roles, continued.

Deb
  • Walter’s secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
  • Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 55
  • Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: D4

Manager

  • A heavy-set manager at Macy’s. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 35 to 40
  • Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Greenway

  • Walter’s boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 55 to 65
Santa
  • Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 65 to 80
  • Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: A2
Chadwick
  • One of Walter’s right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 50
Matthews
  • One of Walter’s right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
  • Gender: Male, Age: 35 to 40
Ensemble
  • Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

The Crucible

(Main Stage Special Event: Staged Reading)

Dates:

Sunday, September 30 – 6:30 pm

Monday, October 1 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 2 – 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

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: October 8, 2018 (Subject to change)

Production Run: October 19 – 21, 2018

Directed by Susan Hardie

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

Questions:

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

Roles:

9 men, ages 30’s to 80’s

9 women, ages 10 to 70’s

REVEREND SAMUEL PARRIS  (male, age 40-50)  Salem’s minister, a widower, insecure, severe, paranoid.

BETTY PARRIS (female, age 10)  Reverend Parris’ ten year old daughter.  Frightened of being punished for dancing in the woods with the other girls, Betty feigns illness and pretends to see spirits.

TITUBA (female, age can vary). Reverend Parris’ Jamaican slave, Knows “voodoo” and spirits, and teaches this to the girls.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (female, age 17)  Reverend Parris’ seventeen year old niece, in love with John Proctor. Crafty and vengeful, she leads the girls in the accusations.

THOMAS PUTNAM (male, age 45-50)  A well to do landowner, angry and bitter, he uses the hysteria to get even with rival enemies and neighbors.

MRS. ANN PUTNAM (female, age 40-50). Thomas Putnam’s wife, a haunted, miserable woman who believes that devils and witches are responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children.

JOHN PROCTOR (male, mid-thirties). The play’s protagonist.  A hard working, respected farmer, a husband with a heavy load on his conscience… his former affair with Abigail.

ELIZABETH PROCTOR (female, 30’s). John’s wife, knows about John’s affair with Abigail, and is accused by Abigail of witchcraft.  John says of Elizabeth that she is incapable  of telling a lie.

GILES COREY (male, 80’s). Feisty, courageous, endures a torturous death rather than give false confession.

REBECCA NURSE (female, 70’s). A respected member of the church with a sterling reputation in the community, Rebecca is eventually accused of witchcraft by Ann Putnam.  Her persecution eliminates an important voice of reason in the proceedings.

FRANCIS NURSE (male, 70’s). Rebecca’s husband, also highly respected.  Has a history of land and political squabbles with Thomas Putnam and his extended family.

REVEREND JOHN HALE (male, late 30’s). A learned, respected expert in witchcraft, experiences a crisis of conscience and eventually reverses his faith in the veracity of the trials.

DEPUTY GOVERNOR DANFORTH (male, 60’s). Grim, inflexible judge, very black & white, determined to prosecute all witches and will not tolerate any challenge to his authority.

JUDGE HATHORNE (male, 60’s). A bitter, remorseless Salem judge.

SUSANNA WALCOTT (female, age 13-16). A friend of Abigail’s who joins in the hysteria.

MERCY LEWIS (female, age 16-17). The Putnams’ servant, a sly ally of Abigail’s,

MARY WARREN (female, age 17).  The Proctors’ current servant.  Fearful at first, Mary becomes one of the court’s chief accusers.

EZEKIEL CHEEVER (male, age can vary). One of the men sent to arrest accused witches, Cheever epitomizes the classic subordinate who is “only following orders”.

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

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.

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 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

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.

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script

Roles:

TBA

Questions:

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

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

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:

Monday, January 14- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 15- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 16- 6:30 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