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Clayton Community Theatre will be holding auditions for August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Nada Vaughn.

The audition dates and times are:

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM & Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 AM.

Performances: October 12 – 22, 2017; Thursdays through Sundays.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, and will be held at the theatre: Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117.

Auditioners are encouraged to download the audition form from http://placeseveryone.org/ and fill it out in advance.

Two Trains Running is a Pulitzer Prize nominated play, set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1969. It dramatically highlights the changing attitudes toward race in the North at the time, from the perspective of urban blacks.

Characters/Roles:

Memphis Lee (45-60) – The owner of a diner that the city wants to demolish. He values hard work and honesty. His greatest asset is his impeccable logic.

Sterling (30-35) – Recently released from the penitentiary after serving time for bank robbery. He has a straightforward manner, which is sometimes combined with unorthodox logic.

Wolf (30-40) - A Numbers Runner (he carries money and betting slips between the betting parlors and the Numbers Bank). He enjoys the popularity that comes with his work. However, his biggest failure is lack of female companionship.

Holloway (60’s) –A retired house painter, and a self-made philosopher. He voices his outrage at injustice, but accepts his inability to effect change.

West (50-60) – A widower, the owner of a funeral home. It is across the street from the diner, and is the wealthiest business on the block.. His love of money has overshadowed other possibilities of life.

Risa (30’s) – The waitress, who works in Lee’s diner.  She has lost her trust in the world around her, especially men. She scarred her legs with a razor, to define herself in terms other than physical beauty,

Hambone (60’s) – A neighborhood man who is determined that Lutz’s Meat Market will give him the ham he worked for and deserves. He appears to be mentally unstable, but may be just persistent in demanding what is rightfully his.​​

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Hawthorne Players is excited to announce auditions for THE SPITFIRE GRILL – a musical!

Auditions: Sunday, July 30 starting at 1:30 PM
Location: Florissant Civic Center Theatre
Performance Dates: November 3 – 12

Audition Information: Prepare 32 measures of music, bring your music in the key you intend to sing, an accompanist will be provided. The audition will consist of a vocal audition and cold readings from the script. To RSVP for an audition slot, email the production team at 
hp.spitfiregrill@gmail.com and request one of the following arrival times: 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30). Call backs start at 5:00.

Complete this audition form and bring to auditions.

Director: Ken Clark
Assistant Director: Robert Doyle
Music Director: Ike Eichenberger
Description: Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy's parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah's Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill. This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do.
Percy Talbott (Lead): Female, early 20's
A feisty parolee desperate to start over. She is pretty with a rough edge. Her past has given her wisdom and sadness beyond her years. She is a Reba MacIntire type with a southern Appalachian accent. Strong folk/county belt to D, some head voice required.

Hannah Ferguson (Supporting): Female, 60-70
A bitter and mysterious, widow. She is the owner of the Spitfire Grill. She is very curt, tough-sknned with a no-nonsense attitude. Mezzo/alto chest range.

Shelby Thorpe (Supporting): Female, mid 30s
A plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. She begins to show confidence under Percy's influence. Clear folk soprano with strong high belt to D.

Caleb Thorpe (Supporting): Male, 35-45
Hannah's bitter and frustrated nephew and former foreman of the stone quarry. He is unable to let go of the past. As he loses control over most aspects of his life, he exerts control over his wife. He has a folk/rock voice with an edge. Top: G

Sheriff Joe Sutter (Supporting): Male, mid-late 20s.
The local sheriff and Percy's parole officer - he has an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a G (touches an A).

Effy Krayneck (Supporting): Female, 45-60
Postmistress and the town busybody. Solid mezzo/alto chest range. Must carry harmony.

The role of the “The Visitor” is being performed be a member of the production team.

For further information about the auditions, please contact Ken at 314-518-8898.

 

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O’FallonTheatreWorks (OTW) will hold open auditions for the musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie, on two Saturdays, August 5 and August 12, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Show production dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 3 – 5 and 10 – 12. 

Casting calls for teens and adults; no children’s role will be available. Both singing and non-singing roles are available. To secure their hour time slot for an audition, auditioners must sign up in advance on the O’FallonTheatreWorks Facebook page. Go to 
www.facebook.com/OFallonTheatreWorks and sign up at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e084fa8a72ba0ff2-byebye

The dance combination that will be required at the audition is posted on YouTube and can also be found on the OTW Facebook page. Auditioners should bring 36 bars of sheet music for the vocal audition (no CDs please), prepare a comedy monologue and be ready for cold readings from the script. For questions about the auditions, email 
katyfryotw@yahoo.com.

For more information, please contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Darren Granaas at 636-474-8150 or 
dgranaas@ofallon.mo.us.


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​Alton Little Theater will hold open Auditions for the October production of THE 39 STEPS ( 10/20-10/29) at the Showplace on August 13th from 1-3pm. The Tony-nominated play calls for 3 male actors ( " of stamina and creativity" and one "very sexy female who can master foreign accents:" - if you are up for the challenge and would like to have some FUN ( and the playwright guarantees a 10-pound weight loss) then please join Director Lee Cox for cold readings from the script on August 13th. The play will have a few early rehearsals in the beginning of September and then break for ALT's Production of BINGO THE MUSICAL and pick up again on September 19th. Contact lee Cox via the ALT office 618-462-3205 if you would LOVE to audition but can't make August 13th.