Local Theatre Auditions/Calls for Entry

Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

AUDITIONS

January 23 & 25: The Two Noble Kinsmen - Prenzie PlayersAuditions for the verse-theatre troupe's production of William Shakespeare's and John Fletcher's tragicomedy running March 27 - April 4, directed by Catherine Bodenbender. Be prepared to read from the script; all roles are open to anyone regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. Callbacks January 26 from 6 - 9 p.m. if necessary. QC Theatre Workshop (1730 Wilkes Avenue, Davenport). For information, contact Bodenbender at prenzieplayers@gmail.comThursday, January 23 (6 - 9 p.m.), Saturday, Januiary 25 (2 - 5 p.m.).

January 30 & 31: Clinton Area Showboat Theatre Summer Season: Actors' Equity Association Members. Seeking performers for the summer season featuring productions of Big River, The Addams Family, Barefoot in the Park, Always ... Patsy Cline, and Greater Tuna. Prepare a musical selection no longer than 32 bars and a monologue one minute in length. Ashford University's Durgin Center/Kehl Arena (400 North Bluff Boulevard, Clinton). For information, contact Interim Artistic Director James Fairchild at james.fairchild@gmail.comThursday, January 30 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Friday, January 31 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

February 1 & 2: Tarzan: The Musical - Spotlight TheatreSeeking performers ages nine and older for the Tony-nominated musical based on Disney's animated adventure running June 5 - 14, directed by Brent Tubbs. Prepare a 16 - 32 bar piece from a song of your choice and bring the sheet music with you, labeled for the accompanist. Bring a headshot and resume, if you have one. Be prepared to dance and read from the script. Rehearsals begin April 20 and run Mondays thru Fridays 6:30 - 9 p.m. Callbacks February 2 at 2 p.m. The Spotlight Theatre (1800 Seventh Avenue, Moline). For information, call 309-912-7647 or e-mail info@thespotlighttheatreqc.comSaturday, February 1 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 2 (noon - 2 p.m.).

February 1 & 2: Evita - Spotlight TheatreSeeking performers ages nine and older for the Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the life of Eva Peron, running August 7 - 16, directed by Becca Johnson. Prepare a 16 - 32 bar piece from a song of your choice and bring the sheet music with you, labeled for the accompanist. Bring a headshot and resume, if you have one. Be prepared to dance and read from the script. Rehearsals begin June 15 and run Mondays thru Fridays 6:30 - 9 p.m. Callbacks February 2 at 3:30 p.m. The Spotlight Theatre (1800 Seventh Avenue, Moline). For information, call 309-912-7647 or e-mail info@thespotlighttheatreqc.comSaturday, February 1 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 2 (noon - 2 p.m.).

February 1 & 2: Clinton Area Showboat Theatre Summer Season: Local Auditions. Seeking performers for the summer season featuring productions of Big River, The Addams Family, Barefoot in the Park, Always ... Patsy Cline, and Greater Tuna. Those auditioning for the local company are asked to prepare a musical selection no longer than 32 measures, and if auditioning for non-singing roles, prepare a short comedic monologue. Those auditioning for the high-school Deckhand Company are asked to bring a minute-long monologue and a 32-bar musical selection. For those auditioning for the role of The Addams Family's Pugsley, age range 11-14, prepare 32 bars of any song. Ashford University's Durgin Center/Kehl Arena (400 North Bluff Boulevard, Clinton). For information, contact Interim Artistic Director James Fairchild at james.fairchild@gmail.com. Saturday, February 1 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Sunday, February 2 (noon - 4 p.m.).

February 8 & 9: Becky's New Car - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking three females and four males for Steven Dietz's comedic romp down the road not taken, running April 16 - 26, directed by Jennifer Kingry. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, February 8 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 9 (2 - 4 p.m.).

February 8 & 9: The Cemetery Club - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking four females and one male, ages 50s-60s, for Ivan Menchell's comedy about Pittsburgh widows, running June 4 - 14, directed by Dana Skiles. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, February 8 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 9 (2 - 4 p.m.).

February 8 & 9: Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking at least two women and three men for Joe Landry's comedic suspense thriller presented in radio-play format, running July 9 - 19, directed by Jonathan Grafft. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, February 8 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 9 (2 - 4 p.m.).

February 14, 15, 16, & 22: Matilda: The Musical - Quad City Music GuildSeeking performers for the Tony-winning musical based on the children's book by Roald Dahl, running August 7 - 16, directed by Heather Beck. Prepare a maximum of 32 bars of any song that you feel best shows off your talents and range, and we would love to hear songs from the show, especially if you have a specific role in mind. Prepare to dance and read from the script. Callbacks February 23, if needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-6610 or e-mail Heather Beck at qcmgmatilda@gmail.comFriday, February 14 (5 - 8 p.m. for ages 8 - 16 only), Saturday, February 15 (10 a.m. - noon), Sunday, February 16 (4 - 5:30 p.m.), Saturday, February 22 (10 a.m. - noon).

February 15, 16, & 22: Monty Python's Spamalot - Quad City Music GuildSeeking ages 16 & up for the Tony-winning musical comedy based on Monty Python & the Holy Grail running June 12 - 21, directed by Mike Turczynski. Prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song from a musical, preferably comedic, that best showcases your voice. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded music will be accepted. There will also be a small dance combination taught that you will be asked to perform for the directing staff; you may also be asked to perform a cold reading from the script, and/or do some comedy/improve exercises with the directing staff. Rehearsals begin April 27 and run Mon. - Fri., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Callbacks February 23, if needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-6610. Saturday, February 15 (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.), Sunday, February 16 (noon - 1:30 p.m.), Saturday, February 22 (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.).

February 15, 16, & 22: Mamma Mia! - Quad City Music GuildSeeking performers for the Tony-nominated musical based on the pop smashes of Swedish band ABBA running July 10 - 19, directed by Colleen Houlihan. Prepare 16 bars to sing of a song that shows off the best qualities of your voice and stage persona; prepare to be taught 32 bars of a dance, which you will be asked to perform as part of your audition, and prepare to read from the script. Rehearsals begin approximately May 13 and run Mon. - Fri., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Callbacks February 23, if needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-6610. Saturday, February 15 (3 - 5 p.m.), Sunday, February 16 (2 - 3:30 p.m.), Saturday, February 22 (3 - 5 p.m.).

February 21 & 22: Legally Blonde: The Musical - City Circle Theatre Company of CoralvilleSeeking performers for the Tony-nominated musical based on the Reese Witherspoon comedy, running May 1 - 10 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and fits the style of this musical. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Callbacks February 23 from 6 - 9 p.m. Community of Christ Church (2121 South Ridge Drive, Coralville). Friday, February 21 (6 - 9 p.m.), Saturday, February 22 (noon - 5 p.m.).

February 22 & 23: The Piano Lesson - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama running May 8 - 17, directed by Kermit Thomas. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, February 22 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, February 23 (5 - 7 p.m.).

March 28 & 29: Princeton's Rage - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for Don Faust's original drama running June 5 - 14, directed by Eric Teeter. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, March 28 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, March 29 (5 - 7 p.m.).

April 25 & 26: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for Richard Alfieri's dramatic comedy running July 10 - 19, directed by Jennifer Kingry. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, April 25 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, April 26 (5 - 7 p.m.).

May 30 & 31: The Whistleblower's Dilemma - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for Jim Sederquist's original dramatic comedy running August 7 - 16, directed by Mike Turczynski. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, May 30 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, May 31 (5 - 7 p.m.).

May 30 & 31: Harold & Maude - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking six females and seven males for Colin Higgins' May-December comic romance, running August 20 30, directed by Dana Moss-Peterson. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, May 30 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, May 31 (2 - 4 p.m.).

May 30 & 31: Stone Cold Murder - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking one female and three males, ages 30-50, for James Cawood's suspense thriller, running October 1 - 11, directed by John VanDeWoestyne. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, May 30 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, May 31 (2 - 4 p.m.).

May 30 & 31: Exit Laughing - Richmond Hill Barn TheatreSeeking four females and one male for Paul Elliott's comedy about a weekly bridge night, running November 12 - 22, directed by Eugenia Giebel. Be prepared to read from the script. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). For information, e-mail info@rhplayers.com or call (309)944-2244. Saturday, May 30 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, May 31 (2 - 4 p.m.).

June 27 & 28: Dogfight - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for the musical romance by Benj Pasek, Justin Pal, and Peter Duchan running September 11 - 20, directed by Kelsey Walljasper. Prepare 16 bars from a song and be prepared to read from the script. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, June 27 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, June 28 (5 - 7 p.m.).

August 1 & 2: Four Stories - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for Robert Greve's original comedy running October 9 - 18, directed by Kassidy Holdridge. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, August 1 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, August 2 (5 - 7 p.m.).

August 29 & 30: You Can't Take It with You - Playcrafters Barn TheatreSeeking performers for Moss Hart's family-comedy classic running November 13 - 22, directed by Vicki Deusinge. Auditions will be cold reads from the script; no preparation is necessary. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, August 29 (2 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, August 30 (5 - 7 p.m.).

Send information on forthcoming auditions and calls for entry to calendar@rcreader.com.

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