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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.

Playwright’s Forum Festival

(Studio Theatre Special Performance)

Dates:

Monday, April 22 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, April 23 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, April 24 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor

Entrance through the Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: Early May 2019

Production Run: June 20 – 23, 2019 (Thursday, Friday, 2 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday)

Directors:

  • Tom Armitage
  • Dominick Betts
  • Jack Dekehanty
  • Matthew Harget
  • Pamela Kingsley
  • Dallan Starks
  • Jeremy Urann

Notes:

Please be prepared for cold readings from multiple scripts.

2019’s Plays and playwrights (In no particular order):

  • Cutting Edge Beauty: 7W,2M,with doubling. A raging satire centered around a teen web channel and it’s cult following.
  • Eggs Over Easy: 2M,2W. A tender snapshot of four seniors gathering for breakfast at the local McDonald’s, and their struggle to carry on.
  • Hell on Wheels: A dog, cat and mouse, along with two humans(3M,2W). A droll sendup of domestic life from the non-human POV- the four-legged equivalent of “Waiting for Godot” meets “The Sunshine Boys.”
  • Meta… : A two-hander, involving a retiring reference librarian who butts heads with a gonzo and somewhat desperate high school student in a local public library.
  • Mother’s Day: 3W. In this hilarious comedy, three generations of women -mother, daughter and granddaughter – finish up a Mother’s Day outing in an unruly fashion at a prestigious museum.
  • Puppies and Kittens: 2W,1M. An unsettling drama about a woman who returns to her boyfriend’s place after a trip to find unexpected company, and must choose to stay or go.
  • Streamliners Across America: 2M,1W. A wistful drama set in the 1950s about a young boy and his mother’s encounter with the engineer of a train heading West.
  • The Great Fish and Jonah: 1W,1M(VO). A refreshing and hysterical re-telling of the Biblical tale of Jonah and the Whale (errr “Great Fish”).
  • The Green Light in the West: 2W,1M. A mysterious tale of three souls marooned on a deserted beach, and their search for a way out.
  • The Sitting: 1W,1M. In this intimate drama a recent widow keeps an appointment for a portrait arranged by her late husband, with unexpected results.

Spring Awakening

(Summer @ Civic, Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Monday, May 20 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 21 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Rehearsals Start: June 3, 2019

Production Run: July 12 – 28, 2019 (Friday – Sunday)

Sarah Dahmen, Director

Jake Schaefer, Director

Henry McNulty, Music Director

A rock musical based on the controversial German play which was banned in Germany for sometime due to its frank portrayal of mature themes including sexuality and abuse. Set in late 19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality during a time of sexual oppression.

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the 1891 play Frühlings Erwachen by Frank Wedekind

Notes:

Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical song or a pop/rock song in a style similar to Spring Awakening. Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.

Cold reads from the script will take place at Callbacks.

This production does not conflict with The House of Blue Leaves or Young Frankenstein

Roles:

– Unless indicated otherwise, all roles are to appear as teenagers. Casting range: 16 –
25 (this story explores mature themes – minors’ family/guardian consent required).

– Seeking all ethnicities.

– Instrumentalists who sing and act encouraged to audition.

Melchior

  • Vocal range: B4 – G2
  • A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society’s rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges.

Wendla

  • Vocal range: E5 – E3
  • Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution, explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior.

Moritz

  • Vocal range: A4 – C3
  • Melchior’s best friend. A troubled student, desperately tries to please his father and always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts.

Hanschen (doubling as Rupert)

  • Vocal range: D5 – Ab2
  • A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s, is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst.

Ernst (doubling as Reinhold)

  • Vocal range: A4 – Ab2
  • A schoolmate of Melchior’s. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen.

Ilse

  • Vocal range: E5 – E3
  • Martha’s sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists’ colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life.

Roles (cont.):

Martha

  • Vocal range: E5 – E3
  • A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.

Georg (doubling as Dieter)

  • Vocal range: D5 – Ab2
  • A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher.

Otto (doubling as Ulbrecht)

  • Vocal range: D5 – Ab2
  • A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate.

Anna

  • Vocal range: C5 – E3
  • A German schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials.

Thea

  • Vocal range: E5 – E3
  • Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.

Adult Woman

  • Age: 40 to 60, Vocal range: A4 – D3
  • Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: Frau Bergman, Wendla’s mother; Fraulein Knuppeldick; Fraulein Grossebustenhalter; Frau Gabor, Melchior’s mother; and Frau Bessell, Martha’s mother.

Adult Man

  • Age: 40 to 60, Vocal range: F4 – D3
  • Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: Herr Sonnenstitch, the boys’ teacher; Headmaster Knochenbruch; Herr Neumann, Ilse’s father; Herr Rilow, Hanschen’s father; Herr Steifel, Moritz’s father; Father Kaulbach; Doctor Von Brausepulver; Herr Gabor, Melchior’s father; and Schmidt.

Tom Sawyer

(Summer @ Civic, Academy Play)

Dates:

Friday, May 31- 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 1- 12:00 pm

Saturday, June 1- 4:00 pm (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Read-Thru & Meet and Greet: June 8

Rehearsal: July 8 – 18, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

Production Run: July 19 – 28 (Friday – Saturday)

Set in the St. Petersburg along the Mississippi River, Tom Saywer tells the coming-of-age story of the community’s most mischievous boy and the many adventures he encounters with his friends, such as forming a pirate gang with Huck Finn, wooing Becky Thatcher, and running away from home. Tom learns what it means to be a friend, and more importantly, what it means to do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing to do. A tale that has endured over generations about friendship, self-confidence and community.

Notes:

Ages 10-17

Audition will consist of cold reads from the script

Tuition: $200

Scholarships available, no payment required until after casting

Roles:

Tom Sawyer

  • The most mischievous boy in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Learns a lot about doing the right thing.

Huck Finn

  • Tom’s best friend. Creative in his troublemaking, and perhaps a bit more wild than Tom.

Becky Thatcher

  • Girl who is new to town, and quickly becomes the object of Tom’s affection.

Aunt Polly

  • Tom’s strict and annoyingly proper aunt who has taken him in.

Sid

  • Aunt Polly’s spoiled and bratty son

Cousin Mary

  • Sid’s overly religious and overbearing cousin

The Gang

Ben Rogers

  • New to town, begins as a bully but soon becomes a member of Tom and Huck’s gang.

Joe Harper

  • Second in Command of Tom and Huck’s gang, he is a loyal and trusty pal

Peter Brown

  • both the son of the deacon and a member of Tom and Huck’s gang.

Tommy Barnes

  • the youngest member of Tom and Huck’s gang.

Jeff Thatcher

  • Becky’s brother who also quickly befriends Tom and Huck.

Roles (cont.):

Townsfolk

Muff Potter

  • The town ne’er-do-well, often drunk and seen as a good-for nothing.

Injun Joe

  • The town criminal- he is both mysterious and feared.

Judge Thatcher

  • Father to Becky and Jeff, and the new judge of the town.

Doc Robinson

  • the town’s eccentric and quirky medicine man.

Miss Robinson

  • The teacher of Tom and the other town children

Amy Lawrence

  • Tom’s first and former childhood love interest

Alfred Temple

  • a competitor for Becky’s affections, is well-dressed, smart, and admired.

Preacher

  • The principle religious leader of the town

Deacon Brown

  • The new Methodist minister in town, and the head of the orphan’s home.

Molly Brown

  • young daughter of the Deacon and new school student.

Ensemble: Townspeople, Churchgoers, School kids, Gang members, etc.

13

(Summer @ Civic, Academy Musical)

Dates:

Monday, July 15- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 16- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 17- 6:30 (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage

1020 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Read Through & Meet and Greet: Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm

Rehearsals : August 5-15, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Monday-Friday)

Production Run: August 16-25 (Friday – Sunday)

Kearney Jordan, Director

Henry McNulty, Music Director

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

Notes:

Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical song. Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.

Be prepared for dance/movement and cold reads from the script

Ages 13-20

Tuition: $250

Scholarships available, no payment required until after casting

This production does not conflict with Tom Sawyer or Spring Awakening

Roles:

All characters in the show are to appear 13 years old

Evan

  • Vocal range: Bb4- Bb2
  • A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story’s protagonist.

Patrice

  • Vocal range top: E5- Eb3
  • A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie’s best friend and Evan’s new friend.

Brett

  • Vocal range: C5- Bb2
  • The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.

Malcolm

  • Vocal range : C5-F#3
  • A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.

Roles (cont.):

Eddie

  • Vocal range : C5- Bb2
  • A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.

Kendra

  • Vocal range: D5- Bb3
  • The bubbly, popular, head cheerleader. Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival.

Archie

  • Vocal range top: Bb4- Ab2
  • A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice’s best friend who has to use crutches.

Lucy

  • Vocal range top: D5- F#3
  • A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra’s boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.

Ensemble: 

  • Rabbis; Teenagers