Summer @ Civic Auditions 2024-05-24T19:37:47+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Presents

A Summer @ Civic Production

When a plane crashes in the Sahara Desert, the Aviator encounters a Little Prince from another planet who shares incredible tales of intergalactic travels. As the stories of the Rose, the Fox and the Snake unfold, the characters reveal invaluable insights about loneliness and friendship, loss and love. For it is only with the heart that one can see rightly and what is essential is invisible to the eye.

By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
From the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Directed by Jessii Arp

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre
July 19 – 28, 2024

CASTING

Middle school and high school ages (12 – 19)

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES

July 8 – 19, Mon – Fri 2 – 6PM

AUDITIONS

May 19, 2024 — 6:30PM
May 26, 2024 — 6:30PM

AUDITIONS LOCATION

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage
1020 N Howard St
Spokane WA 99201

NOTES

  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles
  • All roles can be performed by any gender
  • Please be prepared for cold readings from the script
  • Audition registration required — link below

ROLES

The Aviator
A lonely pilot who, while stranded in the desert, befriends the little prince. Although he is discouraged from drawing early in his life because adults cannot understand his drawings, he illustrates his own story and makes several drawings for the little prince. He’s a grown-up, but his view of the world is more like a child’s than an adult’s.

The Little Prince
One of the two protagonists of the story. After leaving his home planet and his beloved rose, the prince journeys around the universe, ending up on Earth. Frequently perplexed by the behavior of grown-ups, the prince symbolizes the hope, love, innocence, and insight of childhood that lie dormant in all of us.

The Rose
A coquettish flower who has trouble expressing her love for the little prince and consequently drives him away. Simultaneously vain and naïve, she informs the little prince of her love for him too late to persuade him to stay home and not to travel.

The King
On the first planet the little prince visits, he encounters a king who claims to rule the entire universe. While not unkindly, the king’s power is empty. He is able to command people to do only what they already would do.

The Conceited Man
The sole resident of the second planet the little prince visits. He is lonely and craves admiration from all who pass by. However, only by being alone is he assured of being the richest and best-looking man on his planet.

The Businessman
A caricature of grown-ups who is the fourth person the little prince visits. Too busy even to greet his visitor, the businessman owns all the stars. Yet he cannot remember what they are called and contributes nothing to them. Although the little prince comments on the oddity of the grown-ups he meets, the businessman is the only character the prince actively chastises.

The Lamplighter
The fifth and most complex figure the prince encounters before landing on Earth. At first, the lamplighter appears to be yet another ridiculous character with no real purpose, but his selfless devotion to his orders earns him the little prince’s admiration. Of all the adults the little prince encounters before reaching Earth, the lamplighter is the only one the prince thinks he could befriend.

The Geographer
The sixth and final character the little prince encounters before he lands on Earth. Although the geographer is apparently well-read, he refuses to learn about his own planet, saying it is a job for explorers. He recommends that the little prince visit Earth, and his comments on the ephemeral nature of flowers reveal to the prince that his own flower will not last forever.

The Snake
The first character the prince meets on Earth. A constant enigma, the snake speaks in riddles and evokes the snake of the Bible, which incites Adam and Eve’s eviction from Eden by luring them into eating the forbidden fruit.

The Desert Flower
The three-petaled flower lives alone in the desert, watching the occasional caravan pass by. She mistakenly informs the prince that there are only a handful of men in the world and that their lack of roots means they are often blown along.

The Fox
Although the fox asks the little prince to tame him, the fox is in some ways the more knowledgeable of the two characters, and he helps steer the prince toward what is important in life.

The Sketch Artist
Brings the story of the little prince and his adventures to life with sketches.

Ensemble (6-8)

TO AUDITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SELECT A TIME AND REGISTER

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL:
Production@SpokaneCivicTheatre.com

Spokane Civic Theatre Presents

A Summer @ Civic Production

Xanadu JR. is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats.

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel

Directed by Karlin Kahler
Choreographed by Delaney Kahler
Music Directed by Tonya Ballman

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre
August 10 – 18, 2024

CASTING

High school – early college ages eligible to audition (ages 14 – 20)

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES

July 22 – Aug 9, Mon – Fri 10AM – 6PM

AUDITIONS

May 19, 2024 — 6:30PM
May 26, 2024 — 6:30PM

AUDITIONS LOCATION

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage
1020 N Howard St
Spokane WA 99201

NOTES

  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles
  • Age range and/or gender of characters is to appear on stage as listed
  • Please prepare a 32-bar or less cut from a pop/rock song or musical of similar style; please bring prepared sheet music or an instrumental track on a device with a 3.5mm audio jack/aux
  • Audition registration required — link below

ROLES

Sonny Malone
Sonny Malone is from the beaches of California. He is wide-eyed, full of dreams and can be a bit sensitive; after all, he is an artist! While Sonny may not be the brightest, he is very sincere and earnest. This part requires a singer and actor with a great sense of comedic timing.

Kira
Kira is the lovable Greek heroine. She begins the play as Clio, the youngest and the most idealistic of the Muses. With the addition of leg warmers and an Australian accent, she quickly becomes Kira to help Sonny realize his dreams. She is ambitious, smart and like Sonny, pure of heart. Must move well and have good comedic timing.

Danny Maguire
Danny Maguire is a real estate magnate and owner of the Xanadu theater. He evolved from being guarded about protecting the theater to becoming partners with Sonny and then betraying him. Danny should be an experienced singer.

The Andrews Sisters
Vocal range: Eb5 – B3
The Andrews Sisters (Maxene, Patty and Laverne) are an exact duplicate of the Andrews Sisters that were famous in the 1940s. They should sound and feel like one tight unit.

The Tubes
The Tubes is an iconic, hard-rockin’ new-wave band of the 80s. Fearless and can really rock out. While the real Tubes were all guys, feel free to cast girls too. Advanced dancers with great energy who sing with a lot of character.

Melpomene
Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, is the eldest of the Muses and is most responsible for plotting against Kira.

Calliope
Calliope, Muse of Epics, is Melpomene’s “Wing-Muse.” She is equally devious and listens closely to her sister’s direction.

Other Muses
Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Terpischore, Thalia and Urania. Each Muse should embody their specific role (i.e. Thalia, Muse of Comedy should have a comedic knack). ANY GENDER

Zeus
The King of the Gods with a big presence. Has a booming voice.

Hera
Hera is Zeus’ wife and is known for her comparable status to her husband.

Hermes
Hermes is the fast flying messenger of the Gods with excellent comedic skills.

Thetis
Thetis is the Goddess of the Sea who tells the pivotal story of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, which in turn, changes Kira’s perspective about really loving Sonny.

Aphrodite
She is the Goddess of Love. She’s sweet and has demure nature.

Sirens
Melpomene’s nine alluring daughters. Molpe, Peisonoe, Thelxiepeia have solo lines.

Ensemble
Eros, Cyclops, Centaur, and Medusa. And, of course, the Greek Chorus, which is the foundation for the world of the play.

TO AUDITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SELECT A TIME AND REGISTER

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL:
Production@SpokaneCivicTheatre.com

If auditioning for both XANADU JR and THE LITTLE PRINCE, fill out one audition form and click “YES” when asked about auditioning for the other show.