Local Theatre Auditions/Calls for Entry

Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

AUDITIONS

August 18: Annie and Disney's Newsies - Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Seeking actors for the iconic music running November 7 through December 30 and the period musical running January 16 through February 23. Those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and performances as scheduled and must prepare a verse and chorus or 16 bars of a Broadway song; music from the show is acceptable. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Dress comfortably and provide a non-returnable photo, as well as a brief résumé; be prepared to read from the script and/or learn a brief dance combination. Those unable to attend in person can e-mail video submissions with a resume and photo to travisleesmith@yahoo.com. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island). For information, call 309-786-2667, extension 312. Saturday, August 18 (1 p.m.), Sunday, August 19 (9:30 a.m.)

August 23 & 24: University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts General Auditions. Auditions for more than 100 roles in 15 fall productions, including a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and a new Iowa Partnership in the Arts musical Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee, a documentary film opera. Auditions are open to everyone, including non-majors and the public, though priority is given to theatre majors first, and then all other students of the University of Iowa. The Department of Theatre Arts seeks to include persons of every race, color, culture, age, gender, creed, physical disability and sexual orientation, and is committed to non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, actors of color, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane. Callbacks Saturday and Sunday. University of Iowa Theatre Building (200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City). For information, contact Melissa L. F. Turner at melissa-turner@uiowa.eduThursday, August 23 (7 - 11 p.m.), Friday, August 24 (7 - 11 a.m.).

August 25 & 26: A Grand Night for Singing - Quad City Music GuildAuditions for a fundraising performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical revue running October 6 & 7, co-directed by Bill Marsoun, Tom Morrow, and Mike Schmidt. To prepare, please take a look at the list of songs and song requirements for the show on the Quad City Music Guild Web site, then complete the "A Grand Night for Singing Audition" sheet to bring with you and indicate which songs you are interested in performing in the show. You can be as involved as you wish. Although the production is written for five people, Music Guild will employ the talents of as many as possible. Rehearsals will be kept to a minimum. The rehearsal schedule will be determined based on participants' availability. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, call 309-762-6610. Saturday, August 25 (1 - 3 p.m.), Sunday, August 26 (1 - 3 p.m.).

August 25 & 26: The Happy Elf - The Spotlight TheatreAuditions for composer/lyricist Harry Connick Jr.'s holiday-themed musical comedy, running December 6 - 9. Be prepared to sing and read from the script. The Spotlight Theatre & Event Center (1800 Seventh Avenue, Moline). For information, call 309-912-7647 or e-mail info@thespotlighttheatreqc.comSaturday, August 25 (3 - 5 p.m.), Sunday, August 26 (1 - 3 p.m.).

August 25: Iphigenia Point Blank, Story of the First Refugee Dance Auditions - University of Iowa. Seeking dancers, as well as individuals who can speak Arabic and/or Russian, for a new Iowa Partnership in the Arts musical and documentary film opera. Auditions are open to everyone, including non-majors and the public, though priority is given to theatre majors first, and then all other students of the University of Iowa. The Department of Theatre Arts seeks to include persons of every race, color, culture, age, gender, creed, physical disability and sexual orientation, and is committed to non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, actors of color, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane. Callbacks Saturday and Sunday. University of Iowa's Space/Place Theatre (20 Davenport Street, Iowa City). For information, contact Melissa L. F. Turner at melissa-turner@uiowa.eduSaturday, August 25 (1 - 3 p.m.).

August 26: The Odd Couple (female version) - Peace Pipe Players @ Ohnward Fine Arts CenterSeeking six women and two men for Neil Simon's comedy directed by Richard Hall, running October 5 - 7. Prepare to read from the script. Peace Pipe Players (400 North Eliza Street, Maquoketa). For information, call 563-652-9815 or e-mail director@ohnwardfineartscenter.comSunday, August 26 (3 p.m.).

September 7 & 8: Disney's Beauty & the Beast - City Circle Acting Company of CoralvilleAuditions for the Tony-winning fairytale musical running December 7 - 16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, directed by Elizabeth Tracey; rehearsals begin October 1. Prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Callbacks September 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. Coralville Public Library (1401 Fifth Street, Coralville). For information, call call 319-541-2980 or e-mail info@citycircle.orgFriday, September 7 (6 - 9 p.m.), Saturday, September 8 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.).

September 21, 22, & 23: Miracle in Bedford Falls - Quad City Music GuildAuditions for the musical adaptation of It's a Wonderful Life running November 29 - December 2, directed by John Weigandt. Prepare to sing up to 32 measures of a song suiting your range and talent, and consider that the pianist will be sight reading. Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to learn a brief dance combination. Prepare to read from the script. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, call 309-762-6610. Friday, September 21 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.), Saturday, September 22 (1 - 4 p.m.), Sunday, September 23 (1 - 3 p.m.).

 

CALLS FOR ENTRY:

Jesus Christ Superstar - Quad City Music Guild. All applications are welcomed for Director, Music Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Assistant Music Director, Accompanist, Light Design, Sound Design, Set Design, Costumes Design, and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or put together a team for a joint application. The show runs two weekends starting March 21, 2019. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, e-mail boxoffice@qcmusicguild.comThrough Wednesday, September 19.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast - Quad City Music GuildAll applications are welcomed for Director, Music Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Assistant Music Director, Accompanist, Light Design, Sound Design, Set Design, Costumes Design, and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or put together a team for a joint application. The show runs two weekends starting June 14, 2019. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, e-mail boxoffice@qcmusicguild.comThrough Wednesday, September 19.

42nd Street - Quad City Music GuildAll applications are welcomed for Director, Music Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Assistant Music Director, Accompanist, Light Design, Sound Design, Set Design, Costumes Design, and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or put together a team for a joint application. The show runs two weekends starting July 12, 2019. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, e-mail boxoffice@qcmusicguild.comThrough Wednesday, September 19.

Sister Act - Quad City Music GuildAll applications are welcomed for Director, Music Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Assistant Music Director, Accompanist, Light Design, Sound Design, Set Design, Costumes Design, and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or put together a team for a joint application. The show runs two weekends starting August 9, 2019. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline). For information, e-mail boxoffice@qcmusicguild.comThrough Wednesday, September 19.

 

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

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