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AUDITION

ABOUT THE SHOW

In the Ziegfeld Follies, Hollywood films and on radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With unique humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with professional gambler, Nick Arnstein, are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s timeless score, which includes “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People.”

Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart

Directed by Jake Schaefer
Music Directed by Henry McNulty

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

March 25 – April 24, 2022 (Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)
*Sunday, April 17, 2022 performance at 7:30PM

SINGING AUDITIONS

Sunday, January 9: 2PM – 6PM (60 minute audition slots)

Monday, January 10: 6:30PM – 9:30PM (60 minute audition slots)

NON-SINGING AUDITIONS

Sunday, January 9: 6:30PM

Tuesday, January 11: 6:30PM

CALLBACKS

Tuesday, January 11: 7:30PM — Roles of FANNY, NICK, MRS. BRICE, and EDDIE

Wednesday, January 12: 6:30PM — Dance Call (AUDITION REQUIRED), All Roles

Wednesday, January 12: 7:30PM — All Roles

Please note — some roles are required at Callbacks both days.

AUDITION LOCATION

The Centennial Hotel

303 W North River Dr

Spokane, WA 99201

NOTES

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to participate in this production.
  • Audition registration required — click here.
  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles.
  • Age range and gender listed for characters is to appear on stage as.
  • For Singing Auditions, please prepare a 1 minute or less cut from a musical of similar style/era and bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
  • At Non-Singing Auditions and Callbacks, please be prepared for cold reads from the script.
  • Please dress to move at Auditions and dance at Callbacks — please bring dance shoes (character/jazz, tap).
  • Questions? Please email production@spokanecivictheatre.com

ROLES

FANNY BRICE

  • Female, 20 – 35
  • Vocal range: low G to high F
  • An entertainer from New York’s lower east side. Natural comedic finesse. Acting range from impassioned teen to major star (of Ziegfield Follies and more). Extraordinary and simple. Courageous and particular. Tenacious and intelligent.
  • NOTE — an understanding/awareness of FANNY’s mannerisms, timing and style is recommended.

NICK ARNSTEIN

  • Male, 30 – 45
  • Vocal range: low E to high E
  • A dashing gentleman with an edge. A gambler – can make or lose a fortune without ever losing his cool. The love of Fanny’s life. Smart and curious. Electric and enigmatic. Sophisticated and bold.

MRS. BRICE

  • Female, 45+
  • Vocal range: mezzo, low Ab to C
  • Touch Brooklynite, Jewish/Fanny’s mother. Dry humor, sharp-tongued, sympathetic, smart, supportive.

EDDIE RYAN

  • Male, 18+
  • Vocal range: bari-tenor, low B to high F#
  • Dancer/choreographer and Fanny’s best friend – he’s infatuated with her. Great comic timing, bright-eyed, classic gentleman, energetic, sincere. Excellent dancer – tap and otherwise.

FLORENZ ZIEGFELD**

  • Male, 50+
  • Owner of the Ziegfeld Follies, a legend in the business, powerful, forceful producer.

TOM KEENEY**

  • Male, 30 – 50
  • A tough Vaudeville producer, aspiring to work on Broadway, who gives Fanny her first break.

MRS. STRAKOSH, MRS. MEEKER, MRS. O’MALLEY, AND MORE LADIES OF HENRY STREET**

  • Female, 40+
  • Vocal range: mezzo, low B# to D#
  • Mrs. Brice’s neighbors, friends, poker playing partners, Fanny’s “aunts.” Strong. Hilarious. Eccentric. Cultured. Varied.
  • Please note – not all ladies sing.

EMMA

  • Female, 16 – 30
  • Fanny’s dresser and confidante, the voice of reason, meek yet strong. May double in Ensemble.

MR. RENALDI

  • Male, 35 – 75
  • A refined theatrical agent. Very traveled. May double in Ensemble.

ZIEGFELD TENOR

  • Male, 16 – 30
  • Classic Broadway style and charm – solos in “The Most Beautiful Bride In The World.” Doubles in Ensemble.

ENSEMBLE**

  • All Genders, 16 – 50
  • Strong singers, versatile dancers and seasoned actors for heavily featured ensemble with opportunity for numerous highlighted supporting roles.

** INDICATES NON-SINGING/DANCING POTENTIAL

ABOUT THE SHOW

By Neil Simon, four-time Tony award winner

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father of the bride, ready to celebrate their daughter’s nuptials — if only they can get her out of the bathroom.

Directed by Troy Nickerson

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

February 11 – March 6, 2022

(Thursday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)

AUDITIONS

Sunday, December 12 — 2PM – 6:30PM (one hour slots)

Monday, December 13 — 6:00PM (one hour slot)

CALLBACKS

Monday, December 13 — 7:00PM

AUDITION LOCATION

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N Howard St

Spokane WA 99201

Entrance on the southeast corner

NOTES

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to participate in this production.
  • Audition registration required — click here.
  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles.
  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script.
  • Age range and gender listed for characters is to appear on stage as.
  • Questions? Please email production@spokanecivictheatre.com

ROLES

Please note: Plaza Suite contains three one-act plays taking place in a suite at the Plaza Hotel.

KAREN NASH / MURIEL TATE / NORMA HUBLEY

  • Female, 40 – 60
  • Karen is forty-eight years old and makes no bones about it. C’est la vie — she is a pleasant, affable woman who has let weight and age take their natural course. Muriel Tate is in her late thirties and is extremely attractive, warm, naïve, and vulnerable as the day she graduated from high school. Norma Hubley is in her 50s and dresses in formal dresses and hats. She always looks her very best, especially on her daughter’s wedding day. She is extremely nervous and harassed.

SAM NASH / JESSE KIPLINGER / ROY HUBLEY

  • Male, 40 – 60
  • Sam has just turned fifty but has made every effort to conceal it. He is impeccably neat, measured, efficient, and economic minded. Jesse Kiplinger, 40s, is a confident, elegant, self-assured man with impeccable, trendy taste. Roy Hubley is in his 50s and looks great although he is not too happy in this attire. He is a volatile, explosive man equipped to handle the rigors of the competitive business world, but a nervous, frightened man when it comes to the business of marrying off his only daughter.

JEAN MCCORMACK / MIMSEY HUBLEY

  • Female, 18 +
  • Jean is Sam’s secretary. She is neatly dressed, bright, cheerful, and smilingly efficient. Mimsey is a beautiful bride. She is afraid of becoming like her parents.

BELLHOP / BORDON EISLER

  • Male, 20 – 60
  • Bellhop is a young man who takes pride in his work. Borden Eisler is smart, cool and confident.

WAITER

  • Male, 40 – 60
  • The Waiter has been working at the Plaza Hotel for a long time.

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Winter Production

Almost, Maine is an ensemble piece featuring 9 couples at various stages of falling in or out of love…
often in unexpected and sometimes hilarious ways. It is about the memorable and
magical connections we make with one another and how those connections shape our lives.

ABOUT THE SHOW

By John Cariani

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Ages: 13 – 18

Tuition: $175, no payment due until after casting (financial assistance available)

Directed by Kearney Jordan

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

January 22 – 23, 2022, 2:00PM

AUDITIONS

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Please contact the Director, Kearney Jordan, for alternate audition options: kjordan@spokanecivictheatre.com

AUDITION LOCATION

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N Howard St

Spokane WA 99201

Entrance on the southeast corner

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

January 10 – 21, 2022

Monday – Friday — 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Rehearsal times are cast availability dependent. 

NOTES

  • Seeking all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and gender identities for all roles.
  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script- no other audition prep is required.
  • Please be prepared to list any potential conflicts with the rehearsal and performance schedule.
  • Questions? Please email Director Kearney Jordan at kjordan@spokanecivictheatre.com

ROLES

The number of actors in this production will not be determined until after auditions. We anticipate that we will cast between 6 and 12 actors and that each actor will play multiple roles.

Some genders/pronouns will be altered to be more inclusive of all gender identifications. While kissing is scripted, safety is our priority and actors/families will have input on how scenes are staged.

The Characters: 

PROLOGUE: Steve, Ginette 

THIS HURTS: Marvalyn, Steve 

GETTING IT BACK: Gayle, Lendall 

THEY FELL: Chad, Randy 

THE STORY OF HOPE: Hope, Daniel 

SEEING THE THING: Rhonda, Dave 

WHERE IT WENT: Phil, Marci 

SAD AND GLAD: Jimmy, Sandrine, Waitress 

HER HEART: East, Glory