Auditions-Casting

Actors

Auditions dates for plays and the casting information is posted on this page.   Learn all you can about the play so you are familiar with it when you come to auditions.  Fill out an audition form making sure to list all your conflicts (days you cannot be at rehearsal).   Generally the director will hold open auditions (that means that everyone in the community is welcome to audition).  Some directors audition privately by appointment which allows them to work with a very small group at a time instead of a large group.  Auditions ususally are held Monday and Tuesday evenings.  If there is a large group of people auditioning the director will schedule a “call back”.  This is a smaller group of people that the director hasn’t decided on, but wants to take another look at before casting the show.  Generally the cast list is posted on a Friday of the auditions week and rehearsals start promptly the following Monday.  MHT provides the costumes for the performers if we are doing a show with specialized costumes.  We ask the performers to provide their own clothes as costumes if the show is set in present day.  Actors have to provide their own shoes -generally black or brown dress shoes for the males and character shoes or dark shoes for females.

It is helpful for auditionees to check out a perusal script 1-2 weeks ahead of time to become familiar with the play. At the auditions the director will assign parts at random and have auditionees stand onstage and read these scenes looking for a sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting ability. They might also be asked to participate in some simple theatre games or improvisations. 

If you are auditioning for a musical you should check to see if there are specific songs you will need to sing from the show to audition (this does not apply to the Family Series). If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition date please contact the theatre to see if there is an alternate audition time when other auditionees will be present. Alternate audition times are not guaranteed. We make a concerted effort not to have “private” auditions for roles outside of the audition dates.

Perusal scripts for all shows may be checked out for three days with a $10 Family Series script refundable deposit and a $10 -$25 Adult script refundable deposit. Casting for roles are based on a variety of factors in addition to sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting abilitiy. Casting can be also determined by the heights and ages of performers when compared with others who have auditioned. MHT believes strongly in color blind casting and seeks to cast new people as often as possible. All roles are available at auditions. Preference is also given to actors who will accept any role! Should an actor be unable to perform every effort will be made to recast the role from those actors already cast in the show.

Motherhood Out Loud Auditiions

 Monday, February 5th at 6:30pm in the studio theatre located at 120 Market House Square next to Etcetra Coffee.

Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of stories resulting in a joyous, hilarious, and altogether theatrical event. Just as mothers come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and temperaments, so are the experiences of motherhood.  The show shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

Motherhood Out Loud is organized around five themes: Fast Births, First Day, Sex Talk, Stepping Out and Coming Home. The program features the work of Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Anne Weisman, Cheryl L. West and Brooke Berman, work that is both hilarious and heartbreaking and shatters the standard notions of what it means to be a mother.

It will be co-directed by Renie Barger and Valerie Pollard.  Performances will be May 11-12-13, 2018.  Women and men are needed.

If you are unavailable to audition that evening, contact Valerie Pollardvnpollard@comcast.net to schedule an audition.

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 5:30pm

CAST - JUNIE B JONES IS NOT A CROOK

My thanks to go all who auditioned!  This was a decision I wrestled with for a long time - and finally decided to go with a younger company.  Heights, ages, voices - all those things you cannot control…factored into my final decision.  Even with the younger company…I wasn’t able to use some wonderfully talented people because of the need for taller or shorter company members…plus, there weren’t enough roles to go around!   What a truly gifted group of people we had audition!  I genuinely wish I could have used all of you.  Please continue to audition for future shows.

If you are on this cast list - you MUST email me at acochran@mhtplay.com TODAY to accept your role.  Our first rehearsal will be TUESDAY JANUARY 16 AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE STUDIO THEATRE. 

Cast - JUNIE B JONES IS NOT A CROOK

Junie B Jones - Maddie Englert
Grace - Dagny Page
Lucille - Allison White
Mrs. - Miranda Bliss
Jim - Max Tolar
Warren - Corban Williams
Ricardo - Carson Chesnut
Pink Fluffy Girl - Therese Watson
Grouchy Typing Lady - Evelyn Wilson
Mother - Gracie Craft
Principal - Sara Tabers
Choir/Ensemble - Anakin Womble, Andrew Knerr, Kate Bidwell, Maya Romanak, Skater Houser

Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Hadley Pierce

 

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Auditions for Flanagan’s Wake will be Tuesday January 16 and Wednesday January 17 at 6:00 pm in the studio theatre located at 120 Market House Square next to Kirchhoffs bakery.  Join the audience members (villagers) of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, a they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own. Needed are 5 men and 2 women and an piano accompanist.  The play will be performed Feb. 14-18 in the Market House multipurpose building.    

 

Women characters

Kathleen Mooney - the town eccentric.  

Fiona Finn - Flanagan’s long suffering fiancee of thirty years.  

 

Male characters

Mother Flanagan- who’s accent is so thick it is now gibberish (played by a man.)

Father Fitzgerald- Parish Priest who walks around quoting from the book of Kevin.

Brian Ballybunion- Flanagan’s best friend and drinking mate since childhood.

Micky Finn- Fiona’s younger brother who is the town newspaper man.

Mayor Martin O’Doul- the towns only elected official and bartender.

 

The play will be directed by Michael Cochran

Appropriate For: 
Teens and Older
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Auditons for Barefoot in the Park will be Monday and Tuesday February 26 & 27 at 6:30 pm in the back of the Multi-Use Finkel Buildling located at 200 KY Avenue.  Directing the production will be Diane Byrd.  

Needed are:

4 men 
2 women

Characters 
CORIE BRATTER - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul 
PAUL BRATTER - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie 
MRS. BANKS - Corie's mother
VICTOR VELASCO - the neighbor in the attic 
TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN 
DELIVERY MAN

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Auditons for Sister Act The Musical will be Monday and Tuesday February 26 & 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the upstairs classroom of our Studio Theatre building located at 120 Market House Square (Next to Etcetera coffee shop.  Use the stairs at the back of the studio for access to the classroom.  Directing the show will be Guest Director Ron Zeigler.  Ron has directed numerous shows all across the country and adjudicated for the AACT festivals.  Perusal copies of the script and music will be available for checkout for a $20 refundable deposit in January.  All auditionees will be expected to sing from one of the selections available at the box office for checkout.

A large cast of men and women are needed for the show.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences