Auditions

This is your one stop shop for resources for actors at Stage 9.  Audition notices, cast lists and other important information about auditions will be posted here.

JOINT AUDITIONS FOR BEEHIVE

AND A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

FEBRUARY 3: 5:30 - 9:30 PM

FLAG THEATRE, 310 NORTH MAIN

Stage 9 is happy to announce joint auditions for the Family Community Theatre’s production of Beehive and Stage 9’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. While A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder auditions were originally scheduled for February 2, the Family Community Theatre and Stage 9 have been looking at opportunities to collaborate to strengthen the theatre community in Hutchinson.  Our first collaboration will be joint auditions.

 

To accommodate a conflict FCT had with Stage 9’s original audition date, auditions will be conducted on Sunday, February 3, from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Family Community Theatre’s performance facility, The Flag Theatre, at 310 North Main. If you are not available due to the change of audition date/time, please contact Charles Johnston at charles@stage9hutch.com to make alternate arrangements.

 

Audition Information

If you wish to have an assigned audition time between 5:30 and 7:00 pm, please click on the link below to sign up for a 10-minute time slot. Otherwise, auditionees can attend at any time from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

 

Yes, I'd like a reserved time for auditions.

 

Interested actors and singers are invited to prepare a piece in advance. A musical selection will also be available to learn at the audition should you choose to do so.  If you choose to bring a piece, you MUST provide an mp3 of your music, a device (such as an iPad, cell phone or iPhone) with an AUX audio jack or your own accompanist.  No accompanist will be provided.

 

When actors enter the Flag Theatre, they will be asked to fill out an audition sheet.  The sheet will provide an opportunity for actors to indicate which production(s) they would like to be considered for. Auditions will occur in front of both production staffs regardless of which production(s) you wish to be considered for.

 

All actors should bring their schedules and conflicts to let the directors know when they are available to rehearse. If actors have previous acting experience, they may choose to bring a headshot, resume and/or a list of past performances and experiences to share with the directors.

 

Persons interested in Beehive should prepare the readings for the production available on the Family Community Theatre’s Facebook page as auditions will also evaluate actors through sides.

 

If callbacks are necessary, they will be conducted on Monday or Tuesday evening by the individual productions with the cast lists for Beehive and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder being posted on February 6th, 2019 by noon. 

 

The first rehearsal for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder will be on February 6th, 2019 at 6:15 pm.

 

Character Information


MONTY NAVARRO. Mid 20s – 30s. 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; solid low A to high A.

 

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY. 30s – mid 50s. 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”).

 

SIBELLA. 20s – mid 30s. 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.  Strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A, belting not required.

 

PHOEBE. Early 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue, though. 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.

 

WOMAN #1. 30s – 50s. Plays MISS SHINGLE, a Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’Ysquith.  Storytelling is paramount for her role.  Also plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Mezzo soprano, G to high A.

 

WOMAN #2. 30s – late 40s. 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. Mid 20s – mid 30s. Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. Covers SIBELLA and PHOEBE. G to high C.

 

MAN #1. 20s – mid 30s. 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; solid low A to high A.

 

MAN #2. Early 30s – 40s. 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, low C to high G#.

 

MAN #3. Mid 20s – 40s. A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. True tenor. B flat to high B flat.

 

 

Auditions for the 2019 Season

The Kitchen Witches

November 17, 2018: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder*

February 3, 2019: 5:30 PM to 9:30 pm

*=@THE FLAG THEATRE

 

How I Learned to Drive

April 13, 2019: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

May 18, 2019: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

The Cake

July 27, 2019: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Talking Tombstones

August 24, 2019: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Sunday in the Park with George

September 7, 2019: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm