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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 Remaining Audition Dates

Funny Girl: March 16-18, 2020

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

Columbinus

(Academy Play)

Dates:

Saturday, March 14 – 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 15 – 2:00 PM

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor

(Entrance through the Studio Theatre)

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production run: April 24 – 26, 2020

Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage

Columbinus, a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. The show will be followed-up by a community talk-back, wherein students, counselors, and community members can discuss the impact of the production’s content, as well as reflect on its relevance in our world today.

Please be advised, this production explores difficult themes based on true events and may not be suitable for all ages. Minors’ family/guardian consent required.

By the United States Theatre Project. Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch. Conceived by PJ Paparelli.

Preparation:

  • Due to the serious subject matter and language, parental approval is required.
  • The final performance will be a staged stylized reading. The director would prefer some moments and passages to be off book. There are also moments of no dialogue acting.
  • Audition Packets can be requested at academy@spokanecivctheatre.com, or picked up in the box office Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Scripts are also available to check out from the box office ($20 deposit, returned when script is returned on or before March 13)
  • Please familiarize and prepare one of the following listed monologues.
    • Jock- page 40
    • AP- page 48
    • Perfect- page 80
    • Faith- pages 62-63
    • Loner- pages 27-28
    • Prep- page 31
    • Rebel- page 33
    • Freak/Eric- page 101
  • Please familiarize yourself with Act 1: Scene 15 ( Alone) pages 81-84. Actors will have the chance to act out/ pantomime the descriptive moments. We will be looking for how auditioners choose to portray the story through body language and facial expressions.
  • Please also be prepared for cold reads. Some scene selections will be included in the Audition packet.

Roles:

15 actors- 8 boys and 7 girls to portray students, teachers, parents, and more involved in and affected by the Columbine Massacre in Littleton, Colorado.  Act 1 introduces 8 stereotypical teen archetypes on your average high school day. Act 2 focuses on the events leading up to, during, and after the events of April 20th, 1999.

  • ACTOR 1: Loner- Geek in the school who is picked on by his peers and neglected by his parents. Has a romantic fascination with Rebel, who does not particularly reciprocate. In the Second Act, embodies Dylan Klebold.
  • ACTOR 2: Freak- An underdog with a chip on his shoulder and a chest deformity. He is ridiculed by his classmates, with the exception of AP, whom he detests. His father is an ex-military general who is overly hard on him. In the Second Act, embodies Eric Harris.
  • ACTOR 3:  AP (Advanced Placement)- The play’s representation of pure kindness and good-heartedness. He is extremely intelligent, but fantasizes about having good looks, popularity, and athletic ability, which he can never have due to a life-threatening illness. He reaches out to the other students, and is a secret friend to most of them. He is the only character who the killers set free at the shootings.
  • ACTOR 4: Rebel- Artistic and rough-talking teenager who finds a sort of kinship with Loner. She thinks AP is nice, but that he is too pure-hearted and a “loser” for her taste. She denies rumors that she is goth or a druggie, but is seen making cuts into her arm in the First Act.
  • ACTOR 5: Faith- Has a passion for Biblical studies, which is often her downfall when trying to make friends. Is briefly the object of Freak’s affection. She is well-liked by many people, but her naivety prevents her from making deep connections
  • ACTOR 6: Perfect- The most popular girl in school, though many people find her to be snobby and fake. It appears that she has no problems with her life at all. However, it is revealed that her carefree world is a facade.
  • ACTOR 7: Prep- Standard popular kid with many friends who bullies others to maintain status. He has a closeted romantic interest in Jock.
  • ACTOR 8: Jock- Well-liked and amiable school hero. He is athletic, popular, and extremely attractive. As a hard-working student in school, he finds it irritating that the terms “Brainless” and “Jock” are so often put together.

ENSEMBLE ACTORS

  • ACTOR 9: Counselor (Guidance pt 1, Juvenile Diversion), Leopold, Mourner
  • ACTOR 10: Teacher (CW), Loeb, Counselor (Juvenile Diversion), Mourner
  • ACTOR 11: Counselor (Guidance pt 2), Hitler Youth, Harris family rep, mourner
  • ACTOR 12: Teacher (History), Loner’s Mom, Dylan’s Mom
  • ACTOR 13: Cain, Coach, Loner’s Dad, Dylan’s Dad.
  • ACTOR 14: Abel, Manager, Freak’s Dad, Mourner
  • ACTOR 15: Judge, Freak’s mom, mourner

Funny Girl

(Main Stage Musical)

Singer and Dancer Auditions:

  • Monday, March 16 – 6:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 17 – 6:30PM

Actor Auditions:

  • Wednesday, March 18 – 6:30PM

Callbacks

  • Wednesday, March 18 – 7:30PM

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

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

Production Details:

Production run: May 15 – June 14, 2020 (Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With unique beauty, humor, talent, and boundless chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward girl 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 suave businessman Nick Arnstein are explored through an unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” and “I’m the Greatest Star.”

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
Assistant Directed by Sarah Dahmen
Choreographed by Heidy Cartwright, Madison Taylor Hendricks and Jake Schaefer

Preparation:

  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles.
  • Singer and Dancer Auditions are open and on a first come, first hear basis.
  • To be considered for a singing role, please prepare a cut of 32 bars from a musical of similar style/era and bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script and dance combinations – dress to move and bring dance shoes (character/jazz, tap).
  • Age range and gender listed for characters is to appear on stage as.

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 – For Callbacks, an initial 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.

Roles (cont.):

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 – 40
  • Strong actors, dancers and singers for heavily featured ensemble with opportunity for numerous highlighted supporting roles.