Tis the Season for Auditions

Omaha, NE–The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is holding in-person, youth and adult auditions for A Christmas Carol at the Omaha Community Playhouse, located at 6915 Cass St. Omaha, NE 68132 and Pear Tree Performing Arts at 4801 NW Radial Hwy Omaha, NE 68104. To schedule an audition, please visit the website here.

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Youth Auditions: Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (taking place at the Omaha Community
Playhouse)

Adult Auditions: Those who wish to audition may choose one of the following two audition dates:
Sunday, August 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (taking place at the Omaha Community Playhouse)
Monday, August 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (taking place at Pear Tree Performing Arts)

Youth Callbacks: Wednesday, August 17, 4:00 p.m.

Adult Callbacks: Thursday, August 18, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Both callbacks will take place at Omaha Community Playhouse.

Please Bring: Please bring and prepare to sing 16-bars of a song from a musical. Dress comfortably for the dance portion of the audition.

Roles: Click here for character breakdown.

Rave On Productions is Seeking Some Candymen (Candyladies, and Candy Boys & Girls)

Rave On Productions Announces Auditions for:

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

We invite interested teen and adult actors (ages 13+) to submit video auditions for the upcoming family production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka being performed at the Scottish Rite Theater in Omaha, NE. This is a paid performance opportunity.

Auditions are by video submissions only. Actors should prepare and sing 16 bars of a family friendly song.

Rehearsals will be held June 26 – July 21. Weekend rehearsals will be during the day and weekday rehearsals will be held during evenings. There will not be rehearsals scheduled July 1 – 4 due to the July 4th holiday. Rehearsals will be held at the Rave On Productions/McGuigan Arts Academy Studio in Countryside Village in Omaha, NE.

Performance dates and times:
July 22 at 7:30pm
July 23 at 7:30pm
July 24 at 2:00pm
July 29 at 7:30pm
July 30 at 7:30pm
July 31 at 2:00pm

Please send video auditions along with a headshot and resume to info@billymcguigan.com. Please note that actors aged 18 or older are required to pass a background check prior to being cast. Parents and guardians are not permitted in rehearsals or backstage during the show.

Video audition submissions will be accepted through Friday May 13, 2022.

SNAP! is Back and Needs Some Guests for Supper

SNAP! Productions Proudly Announces Auditions for:

The Last Supper
by Dan Rosen

Auditions for The Last Supper will be held at HR Block (7013 Maple) on April 24 @ 1:00 pm and April 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Rehearsal Dates: May 23 – July 7, 2022

Production Dates: July 8 – 24, 2022
Friday / Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Production Location: Bellevue Little Theatre

COMPENSATION
Onstage roles for this production will be compensated $300 in total.

Video only roles for this production will be compensated $100 in total.

SYNOPSIS
The Last Supper follows a group of liberal-minded roommates and their well-meaning descent into murder. After a dinner party goes wrong and their guest ends up unexpectedly slain after a violent political debate, the group decides that this can be their way of changing the world and making a difference…one unreasonable conservative at a time.

Unless noted in the script, all roles are open to all ethnicities.

The show will be directed by Todd Brooks.

For a list of roles and downloadable sides please visit our website
www.snapproductions.com

Chanticleer Needs Some Steppers

 Auditions for the final production of the Chanticleer Community Theater 2021 – 2022 season, The 39 Steps, will be held on Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center (1001 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501).

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!  This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, adventure and some good old-fashioned romance.

Those auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. 

There are 4 roles available:  1 male, 1 female (plays multiple parts), 2 any gender (play multiple parts).  

Please bring a list of conflicts from March 14 through May 22. The 39 Steps opens May 13 and runs through May 22, 2022.  

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 for two weekends. 

“The 39 Steps” will be directed by Roxanne Wach.  

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Audition for this Show, You See!

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Auditions For:

Respect – The Women, Their Music, Their Stories

Directed by Kathy Tyree
Production Dates: June 10 – 26, 2022

Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Howard Drew Theatre. Actors are called to the theatre one hour before curtain.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 19, 2022 2:30-5:30pm by appointment
Revive Center Omaha
2402 Lizzie Robinson Ave (24th & Lake)
Omaha, NE 68111

Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:00-8:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132

Monday, March 21, 2022 6:00-10:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132

Respect…is the acknowledgment of various influential female recording artists for their valuable contributions to the music industry. Respect is a journey that spans the 1960-1980’s music era honoring some of the most iconic women of our time. Together we will travel deeper into their stories and how their dedication and sacrifice paved the way for many who followed in their footsteps and will continue to empower for many years to come.

Characters: 6 singers (not gender or race specific)

Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 bars of music from any genre. Auditions may be done acapella or with sheet music. Please bring the sheet music to the audition. Those auditioning should also come prepared to present a 60 second monologue of their choosing.

Please contact Becky at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com for an audition appointment.

Please complete an Audition Form: Respect Audition Form

Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Auditions for 2022 Professional Season

Rolla, MO–Ozark Actors Theatre announces its 2022 Professional Season and its auditions.

Mamma Mia!
June 30-July 10

Prepare to have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother’s diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends. MAMMA MIA! is packed with 22 ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” This worldwide megahit will have audiences shouting “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” more!

Rumors
July 12-31

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

The Great Gatsby
August 11-21

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Auditions for Ozark Actors Theatre 2022 Season

United Professional Theatre Auditions – Memphis, Tennessee: 

February 4th – 6th (registration with UPTA is necessary to attend these auditions.) 

LOCAL auditions at The Cedar Street Playhouse – Rolla, Missouri: 

February 18th & 19th

Friday, Feb, 18th  |  5 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, Feb 19th  |  10 am-3 pm

Callbacks Saturday, Feb 19th  |  4 pm-8 pm

Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues or one monologue and 32 bars of a song not to exceed 3 mins. Accompanist provided. Audition from will soon be available at www.ozarkactorstheatre.org/audition.

ST. LOUIS Auditions

February 20th

10 am – 4 pm

Callbacks 5:30 pm – 8 pm 

Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues or one monologue and 32 bars of a song not to exceed 3 mins, and fill out the soon to be available Audition Form at www.ozarkactorstheatre.org/audition. Accompanist provided. 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

OAT will accept video audition submissions for all shows in our professional summer season. Please submit 2 contrasting monologues or one monologue & 32 bars of a song directly to casting@ozarkactorstheatre.org with a headshot and resume

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) proudly hires members of the Actors Equity Association (AEA). At OAT we support inclusive casting and encourage performers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and abilities to submit. Submit any questions to casting@ozarkactorstheatre.org.

AEA is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity (and OAT) encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

OCP Looking to “Give” Some Roles in January

Omaha Community Playhouse Proudly Announces Auditions for:

The Giver

adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

Production dates April 15 – May 8, 2022

The Giver – Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver – to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life – and the hypocrisy of his utopian world.

Audition Dates

Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:00-5:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132

Monday, January 31, 2022 6:00-10:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse

Callbacks will be Thursday, February 3, 2022 at OCP at 6:00pm

Place and Time: Soon – In and around the community.

Characters (All characters can be any ethnicity.)

Father Jonas’ good-natured father.

Mother Jonas’ good-natured mother.

Lily Jonas’ little sister. (Audition age range, 10-15)

Jonas an 11-year-old about to grow older. (Audition age range, 10-15)

Asher Jonas’ best friend. (Audition age range, 10-15)

Fiona another friend of Jonas’. (Audition age range, 10-15)

Larissa an old women in need of care.

The Chief Elder the master of the ceremony.

The Giver (Old Man) an old man about to change.

Compensation: Onstage performers 18 and over for this show will be compensated $675.00 in total.

Please contact Becky at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com for an audition appointment.

Please complete an Audition Form: Audition Form – The Giver

OCP Announces Auditions for ‘Stick Fly’

STICK FLY

by Lydia R. Diamond
directed by DeMone Seraphin

Production dates May 6 – June 5, 2022

STICK FLY explores the tensions that rest on and beneath the surface of this affluent African American family. It highlights the truth that money and prestige does not safeguard us from the explosions of family secrets and the dynamics that are created and exposed as those secrets are unearthed. It also explores the tensions in interracial relationships…especially when they too are hidden.

Audition Dates

Saturday, December 11, 2021 3:00-6:00pm by appointment
Revive Omaha
2404 Lizzie Robinson Ave. (24th & Lake)
Omaha, NE 68111

Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:00-5:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132

Monday, December 13, 2021 6:00-10:00pm by appointment
Omaha Community Playhouse

Callbacks will be Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at OCP at 6:00pm

Place and Time: 2005 – Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown

Characters:
Kent (Spoon) Early 30s, youngest son of the LeVay family. He has grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers. Though financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in life and with his family.

Taylor Late 20s, daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned, recently deceased, public intellectual, James Bradley Scott. She was raised by a single mother college professor. Though she carries his name, and so has had entrée to some special privileges, her father was not a part of her life. She also has gone without financially.

Cheryl 18, The daughter of the family maid. Pretty, bright, always well-intentioned AND STRONG-WILLED. Cheryl has always had a crush on Flip.

Flip Mid to late 30s, oldest son of the LeVay family. The “golden boy” who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father’s expectations. He is an incorrigible ladies man.

Joe LeVay Late 50s, LeVay patriarch. He is a well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, but loving hand. He, like Flip, has always had a way with women.

Kimber Mid 30s, White. Kimber is an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth. Unlike Taylor, her social status matches that of the LeVays, with of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness. Of this she is aware, and on some level appalled.

Compensation: Onstage performers for this show will be compensated $725.00 in total.

Please contact Becky at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com for an audition appointment.

Please complete an Audition Form:  Audition Form – Stick Fly

Please use the sides below for Auditions:

Dad & Cheryl

Kimber & Flip

Kent & Taylor

Flip & Taylor

Dad, Flip & Kent

Professional Auditions for Great Plains Theatre

Great Plains Theatre Announces Audtions for Season 28: Season of Possibilities

Artistic Director, Mitchell Aiello, will be holding in person auditions as well as accepting video submissions. All shows listed below will be cast by February 2022. Please see the audition details below.

IN PERSON AUDITION

Where: Great Plains Theatre – 215 N. Campbell St, Abilene, KS 67410

When: Saturday, December 11, 2021 – Registration @ 8:00am – Auditions begin @ 8:30am

What: Please prepare one 32-bar cut of a song that showcases you as well as a 60 second monologue. You may be asked to sing something else from your repertoire. A group dance call will be held at 11:00am. Any needed callbacks will be discussed at 11:45am or conducted virtually. Please bring one copy of a current head shot and resume for the Artistic Director to keep. Must sign up below to audition.

Sign up for In Person Audition at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fabae23a3face9-gptseason

VIRTUAL AUDITION SUBMISSIONS

Where: All audition submissions must be sent to the Artistic Director at mitchell@greatplainstheatre.com

When: Audition Submissions must be received by January 28, 2022 for consideration. All callbacks will be virtual and sent/received between January 31 and February 28.

What: Please submit a current head shot and updated resume. In addition, please send one 32-bar cut of a song that showcases you, a 60-second monologue, and any dance footage. All videos MUST be submitted as a viewable YOUTUBE link. You may be asked to sing something else from your repertoire. You may also submit any musical theatre reels for considerations. 

Thank you and happy auditioning!

Great Plains Theatre’s 28th Season (Main Stage):

Footloose (Rehearsals: May 23-June 2, Performances: June 3-12)

Matilda the Musical (Rehearsals: June 13-23, Performances: June 24-July 3)

Jersey Boys (Rehearsals: July 4-14, Performances: July 15-31)

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Rehearsals: August 29-September 8, Performances: September 9-25)

The Christmas Schooner (Rehearsals: November 20-December 1, Performance: December 2-18)

Great Plains Theatre’s 28th Season (Live Literature Series):

The Ugly Duckling (Rehearsals: February 23-March 4, Performances: March 5-12)

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Rehearsals: August 29-September 8, Performances: September 9-25)

Questions? Contact Artistic Director, Mitchell Aiello, at mitchell@greatplainstheatre.com

OCP Announces Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’

Omaha, NE–The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is holding auditions for the upcoming production of Outside Mullingar on Sunday, September 26 at 1 p.m. at OCP and Monday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at OCP.

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Director: Susan Baer Collins

Show Dates: Feb. 11–March 13, 2022

Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Howard Drew Theatre. Actors are called to the theatre one hour before curtain.

Rehearsals: Schedule and Start Date TBD

Show Synopsis: The play Outside Mullingar, by John Patrick Shanley, focuses on Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted, 40-something misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, and – due to his painful shyness – that suits him just fine. Rosemary lives right next door and since she was 6 years old. She’s determined to have him, but as the years slip away, Rosemary has every reason to think they’ll never be together. This very Irish, poetic, and somewhat magical story finds these yearning, eccentric souls fighting toward their own kind of happiness. Oddly funny, heartbreaking, and deeply moving, Outside Mullingar, sparks hope in each of us that it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Roles

Tony Reilly – a willy old Irishman, 75 or so years old

Rosemary Muldoon – In love with Anthony, around 40, plans to stay and work the farm after her father’s death

Anthony Reilly – Tony’s son, an intense dreamer, around 42

Aoife Muldoon – Rosemary’s mother, in bad health, short of breath, walking with a cane, recently widowed, around 70

Those who wish to audition may choose one of the following audition dates:

§ Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

§ Monday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132

Callbacks: Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Compensation: Onstage performers for this show will be compensated $725 in total.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com to schedule an audition appointment and request audition paperwork and sides.

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script provided at auditions.

Please bring all contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts with which to fill out an audition form. To expedite the check-in process, please bring a recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

COVID-19

Protocols: Masks are required for everyone inside of the Omaha Community Playhouse. No exemptions. All performers are required to be fully vaccinated by the first date of rehearsal. Proof of vaccination will be required upon casting.

For more information, contact Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890.