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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.

2019-2020 Audition Dates

Spring Awakening: May 20-21, 2019

Matilda The Musical: June 30 – July 2, 2019

The Book of Will: August 12-14, 2019

A Place to Call Home: August 20, 2019

This is Our Youth: September 9-11, 2019

It’s A Wonderful Life: October 6-8, 2019

Present Laughter: October 28-30, 2019

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: November 18-20, 2019

Cabaret: December 9-11, 2019

The Humans: January 13-15, 2020

Exile: March 2-4, 2020

Funny Girl: March 16-18, 2020

2020 Playwrights’ Forum Festival: April 20-22, 2020

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

(Main Stage Musical)

Dates:

Monday, November 18 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, November 19 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, November 20 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

ILF Media

540 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201

(One block south of Civic)

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production Run: January 24 – February 23, 2020

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind… A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs.

Best Musical, 2014 Tony Award

Book and Lyrics by ROBERT L. FREEDMAN

Music and Lyrics by STEVEN LUTVAK

Based on a Novel by ROY HORNIMAN

Directed by TROY NICKERSON

Music Directed by HENRY MCNULTY

Preparation:

Please prepare a cut of 32 bars from a musical of similar style and era – please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a high-style, English romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. The ensemble cast calls for legit singing, versatile comedic acting and strong movement. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. English accents are required for all roles. Any role can be played by an actor of any racial background or ethnicity.

Roles:

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY
Male, 30 – 50
Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic “English types”).

MONTY NAVARRO
Male, 30 – 50
Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top.

SIBELLA
Female, 25 – 35
Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Character mezzo. Belting not required.

PHOEBE
Female, 20 – 30
Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background.

MISS SHINGLE
Female, 45 – 65
A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Also plays TOUR GUIDE, PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Mezzo soprano.

Roles, continued:

ENSEMBLE
Three men and three women who each play a number of characters:

WOMAN #1
30 – 60
Plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Mezzo soprano.

WOMAN #2
30 – 50
Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited at times, but comically so. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Low F# to high A.

WOMAN #3
25 – 35
Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. G to high C.

MAN #1
20 – 35
Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top.

MAN #2
30 – 60
A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Bass.

MAN #3
30 – 50
A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. Tenor.

Cabaret

(Studio Theatre Musical)

Dates:

Monday, December 9 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, December 10 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, December 11 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

ILF Media

540 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201

(One block south of Civic)

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production Run: February 28 – March 22, 2020

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

Book by JOE MASTEROFF

Music by JOHN KANDER

Lyrics by FRED EBB

Directed by HEATHER MCHENRY-KROETCH

Music Directed by HENRY MCNULTY

Preparation:

Please prepare a cut of 32 bars from a musical of similar style and era – please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

Cabaret is an intimate, dark musical set it pre-World War II Germany, at the beginning of the Nazi rise to power. Production calls for versatile performs of all racial backgrounds and ethnicities. Accents and dance requirements noted for individual characters.

Roles:

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
Male, 25 – 50
Tenor; the host/master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub – presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women; comedic, lovable; requires agile stage movement and dance; speaks with a German accent.

Sally Bowles
Female, 20 – 35
Soprano, strong belt; a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent.

Clifford Bradshaw
Male, 25 – 35
Tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; comfortable with stage movement and light dance.

Fräulein Schneider
Female, 50+
Alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.

Roles, continued:

Herr Schultz
Male, 50+
Tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent.

Fräulein Kost 
Female, 30 – 49
Alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent.

Ernst Ludwig
Male, 20 – 59
Flexible vocal range; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent.

Kit Kat Club Ensemble
Male/Female, 18 – 35
Performers and various featured roles including Gorilla, Max, Rudy; seeking strong singers in all voice parts, excellent dancers of all styles and good character actors; Kit Kat Girls (Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, Helga) and Kit Kat Boys (Bobby, Victor, Hans, Herman) in all shapes and sizes.