Ozark Actors Theatre Announces 2023 Season “ACROSS THE POND”

Rolla, MO–Ozark Actors Theatre has announced its 2023 season. Titled “ACROSS THE POND”, the season features the following productions:

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER won 4 Tony Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards, AND it was nominated for a Grammy! This production is a hilarious farce following a young man’s luck at the prospect of inheriting a fortune, but he has 9 relatives ahead of him in the inheritance. This production directed by OAT alum Brittany Proia, will give one actor the opportunity to die 90 times on the OAT stage in this incredible comedy!

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE follows the story of the famous pointillist painter Georges Seurat. A fictional retelling of the painter and his immersive existence in creating a masterpiece. One of only 8 musicals ever to have won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It was also nominated for 10 Tony awards and has had two major Broadway revivals. Directed by Artistic Director, Blane Pressler.

BASKERVILLE A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY comes from multi-award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig and follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson cracking the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” With an original piano score by Jeff Horger and direction by Suzanne Withem, our intrepid investigators will take the stage at OAT portraying more than 40 characters!

Audition information to be released in December.

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.

Ozark Actors Theatre Adding a Dose of Hilarity to the Holidays with “A Christmas Story: The Musical”

Rolla, MO: Just in time for the holidays, The Cedar Street Players of Ozark Actors Theatre are proud to present A Christmas Story: The Musical.

Synopsis

This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award and a Chinese Christmas dinner.

Directed By: Bekah Harbison
Choreographed By: Jordan Woods
Musical Direction By: Jeff Williams

Cast

Audrey Smith as Ralphie
Heather Smith as Mother
Steve Lah as The Old Man
Dan Reardon as Jean
Levi Hohlt as Randy
Pam Widener as Miss Shields
Tom Veo as Santa
Quincey Steelman as Flick
Scout Hargis as Schwartz
Maggie Bouse as Mary Beth
Jersy Stinson as Esther Jane
Kennedy Jones as Farkus
Chloe Kissinger as Dill
Emily Shumaker as Mrs. Schwartz
Rylee Neckermann as Nancy

Featuring: Styx Ahl, Bella Aiello, Cip Archuleta, Adam Belfancha, Clara Bush, Addy Christopherson, Jaydin Cooper, Madeline Kozemski, Brandon Marston, Oliver McNeven, Ashlyn Mulhall, Noah Naviskas, Ethan Pennington, Jane Roberts, Chloe Rosnick, Ella Veo, and Scarlett Wirsma

Tickets range from $12-$16 and can be purchased at www.ozarkactorstheatre.org. The show runs from Dec 9-19 and showtimes are Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sat-Sun at 2pm. Shows are performed at the Cedar Street Playhouse located at 701 N Cedar St in Rolla, MO.