Grandstreet Theatre

Callbacks for Willy Wonka

We saw so many wonderful auditions! If you’re name is not on this list please check the cast list on Thursday. It will be posted online after 5:45 p.m. Your name will be on that list unless you declined certain roles and we couldn’t use you in other roles. 

 Willy Wonka callbacks

We would like to see the following people tonight for a callback in the Studio (328 N. Fuller). Please arrive 10 minutes before your call time, enter in the upper studio (through the parking lot) and be prepared to stay until 9:00, however, most of you will be released before 9:00.

After 1:30 p.m. please pick up the songs and sides that you will need for the callback in the classroom at Grandstreet, please enter through the Lawerence street door since there is a performance happening from 2:30-4:00 p.m. 
Not everyone will be asked to read but most will be asked to sing.

 

4:45

Quincey Higgins                             

McLain Thornquist

Leah Leonard                                  

Annika Johnson

Layna Newhouse                            

Briar Bell

Erika Foot                                        

Natalie Renk

Freya Elias                                       

Aase Hahn

Ansleigh Held                                 

Amanda Penley

Kyli May                                           

Lauren Hanson

Emerson Poole                               

Ellie Bryce

Hailey Cox                                        

Sealey Raymond

Hazel Snider                                    

Halley Grebnec

Gracie Petersen                              

Riley Ford

Solveig Mohr

Ida Brown

Julia Krings

Cadence Hatten

Astri Hahn

Adeline Andersen

Kate Zaluski

 

Some of the above will be released after singing and others will be asked to stay.

 

6:00

Will Krings

Khalil Elias

Killian Humbert

Autumn Denney

Dalton Hudoba

Will Swenson

Robert Stimpson

Donny Shire

Kai Moser

Eamon Collins

Gibson Grigg

London Ostby

Finn Morrison

Ashlynn Cornwell

Matthias Tucker

 

Some of the above will be released after singing and others will be asked to stay.

 

7:00

Seamus Whyte

Evan Pritchard

Kendall Skoog

Josh Mills

Jim Tucker

Bayard Leonard

Don Cox

Some of the above will be released after singing and others will be asked to stay.

7:30

Ian Lovshin

 

Call Backs for Treasure Island

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Treasure Island!  It was so much fun to watch your courageous work 🙂

We would like to see the following people again at a callback this evening …

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th @ GST STUDIO

4:30 – 5:30

Reese Sheldahl, Austyn Brown, Seamus Whyte, Logan Gillmore, Emma Templeton, Elsie Harrington, Salome Aydlett, Ella House, Cas Harrington

7:00 – 9:00

Emma Templeton, Cayla Clark, Erin Cleveland, Laura Andersen, Dorothy Thiede, Libbi Lovshin, Kate Loble, Molly Brandt, Alicia Treichler, Emma Brandt, Emily Hilliard, Mariah Thomas, Kyli May, Cadence Hatten, Suzie Wilkins, Kendall Pargot

 

We will be looking at some new material as well as some potential material from the original audition packet.  You may be asked to try a British dialect at the callback this evening.

 

If anyone is unable to attend the callback you are scheduled for, please let me know as soon as possible at [email protected]

 

Jeff Downing, Artistic Director
Grandstreet Theatre
P.O. Box 1258
Helena, MT 59624

Phone: (406) 442-4270

Auditions for Treasure Island

Grandstreet Theatre
announces
Auditions for Treasure Island
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson / Adapted by Bryony Lavery

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking actors for their upcoming production of an exciting new adaptation of Treasure Island

Audition Dates
Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th / 6:30 – 9:30

Those who audition should arrive by 6:30 but may not need to stay until 9:30
You should only attend one night of auditions
There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 16th

Rehearsal Dates
August 27th – October 18th

Rehearsals are generally held Monday through Thursday evenings, with additional Sunday rehearsals as needed.  

Performance Dates
October 19th – November 4th
Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM (no show on Halloween, October 31st)
Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM
12 shows total during a three week run

Audition Location
Grandstreet Studio / 328 Fuller Ave. / Downtown across from Valley Bank

What to Prepare

Those who plan to audition should have a Treasure Island Audition Packet.  Packets can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here: 

Audition Packet The audition packet will have more instructions about what to prepare for the audition.

What to Bring

Those who audition must submit a Treasure Island Audition Form on the night you audition.  Forms can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here:

Audition Form

Please come with your Audition Form already filled out.  This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process. 

Seeking the Following Roles

Jim Hawkins – a teenage girl dressed like a boy
Grandma Hawkins – a landlady
Doctor Livesey – a woman doctor and thinker
Squire Trelawney – a squire with a big mouth
Mrs. Crossley – drinker and churchgoer
Red Ruth, Job Anderson, Lucky Micky – future crew members
Bill Bones – a haunted villain
Black Dog – an eight-fingered villain
Blind Pew – a blind villain
Captain Smollett – captain of the Hispanolia
Long John Silver – one-legged cook, charmer, and villain
Joan the Goat – a headbutter
Israel Hands – a clumsy pirate
Dick the Dandy – pirate voguist 
Killigrew the Kind – a gentle killer
George Badger – malcontent
Grey – a grey, forgettable character
Captain Flint – a parrot
Ben Gunn – a marooned cabin boy

About The Show

The classic tale of high-seas adventure with a surprising twist!  When pirates ransack Grandma Hawkins’ inn, her fearless granddaughter, Jim, unearths a treasure map and tumbles headlong into a rip-roaring adventure!  Gathering a motley crew of sailors and pirates, Jim sets sail on the mighty Hispaniola bound for a lost island and untold fortunes.  The ship’s charming cook, Long John Silver, quickly befriends Jim but as the island draws near, danger lurks beneath the surface.  Will Jim and her friends find the buried gold, or will the one-legged pirate be the death of them all?  Treasure Island is a darkly coming, swashbuckling adventure that will transport you to a world of mutiny, mystery and murder.  This breathtaking, gender-bending adaptation of Stevenson’s classic will thrill kids of all ages.  This production will be directed by Retta Leaphart.  

For questions or more information, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]   

Cast List – Grandstreet Summer Theatre-Newsies

NEWSIES

The Production Team

Directed by:  Sarah Butts
Musical Direction: Amy Logan
Choreography:  Aaron Pomeroy
Producer: Marianne Adams & Grandstreet Theatre School
Production Stage Manager: Rayne O’Bryant
Costume Design: Graden Hahn
Scenic Design: Jayden Velazquez
Lighting Design:  Roger Scruggs
Fight Director:  Dee Smith III
Props Mistress:  Mary Gegenhuber

The Cast

Jack Kelly- Joseph Collins
Crutchie-Jacob Flekier
Davey-Noah Cornwell
Les- Finn Morrison
Katherine Plummer- Cecily Dowd
Medda Larkin/Nun-Teak Hoiness Schummer

Bunsen/Nun/Woman Customer-Meghan Hanrahan
Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty- Selena English
Pulitzer/Policeman-Gabriel Murphy
Snyder- Carlton Ryker
Weisel/ Mayor-Kev Hamm
Morris –Ben Misplon
Oscar –Ted Van Alstyne
Seitz/Mr Jacobi/Policeman-Phil Bartruff
Nunzio/Stage Manager/Policeman-David Ybarra
Roosevelt/Policeman-Brandon Kirchgasler
Darcy/Policeman, –Alex Ramirez
Goon/Stage Hand-Josh Mills
Bill/Goon/Stage Hand-Kendall Skoog
Goon/Stage Hand-Kynan Moon

Newsie Ensemble

Race- Jimmy Capek
Albert-Blake Sauceda
Specs-John Katz
Henry/Spot Conlon-David Wade
Finch-Gill Vaughn Spencer
Romeo-Andrew Maguire
Elmer/Scab 1-Hudson Snyder
Mush/Scab 3-Dalton Weaver
Buttons-Joel Andrews
Sniper-Ella House
JoJo-Lauren Hanson
Jane/Bowery Beauty-Aase Hahn
Ike/Bowery Beauty-Rachel Martorana
Mike/Bowery Beauty-Elsie Harrington
Kim/Scab 2-Cas Harrington

 

 

Joel Andrews

Buttons

Joel Andrews (Buttons) is excited to be in the cast of Newsies! A senior at Oklahoma City University, Credits include Texas, Frontier City, Evita, Anything Goes, Godspell, On The Town, The American Spirit Dance Company and Fiddler on the Roof. He would like to thank the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment, The Wanda Bass School, Mary Wierick, his family, friends, mentors, cats and all the other stars in the OCU constellation.

Phil Bartruff

Seitz/Mr. Jacobi

Phil Bartruff (Seitz/Mr. Jacobi/Policeman)is extremely excited to be back for another summer show at Grandstreet Theatre. Phil was seen last summer, monkeying around, playing the role Kerchek in Tarzan. He was honored to play Hertz Klinemann in Rock of Ages in 2016. In 2015, Phil had the opportunity for one of his dream roles, playing Charlemagne in Pippin. Phil would like to thank Grandstreet for the numerous opportunities to hit their stage in Oklahoma, Big River, Hairspray and All Shook Up, as well. Phil is forever grateful for the love and support of Hays, Lang and Macaul. I love you guys.

Jimmy Capek

Race

Jimmy Capek (Race) is so excited to be returning to Grandstreet for his fourth consecutive summer. Previous credits include:  Rock of Ages, Pippin, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, and many more. A proud graduate of Western Illinois University where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. He sends all the love and thanks to Marianne Adams, Lysa Fox, the Hanson Family, his parents and his beautiful sisters. Thank you for supporting live theatre and enjoy the show!

Joseph Collins

Jack Kelly

Joseph Collins (Jack Kelly) is beyond happy to perform his dream role at Grandstreet this summer!  He’s excited to share the stage with such gifted performers, and put on an amazing show. Joseph is a BFA Musical Theatre student at Western Illinois University.  Previous roles include Prince Eric in Little Mermaid, Chip Tolentino in Spelling Bee, and Jack Lawson in Race.  He appreciates your support to the theatrical arts, and hopes you enjoy this Grandstreet production of Newsies!

Noah Cornwell

Davey

Noah Cornwell (Davey) is excited to help tell this powerful story with these wonderful people. He recently appeared in Mamma Mia on the Grandstreet stage earlier this summer. He is a junior at the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He is a Duluth MN native, and has appeared in numerous productions there, as well as at Webster and the St. Louis Rep. Past credits include Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), The Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Brigadoon (Charlie), and Hairspray (Link Larkin). He hopes you enjoy the show and seize the day!

Cecily Dowd

Katherine Plummer

Cecily Dowd (Katherine Plummer) is a musical theatre major at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, class of 2021. Regionally, she performed One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black and a staged reading at The Human Race. After a full year of much needed, enlightened training at Webster, she’s ready to perform again! Thank you to the entire company and production team!   Instagram: @cecily_dowd

Selena English

Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty

Selena English (Nun/Hannah/Bowery Beauty) is thrilled to be returning to the Grandstreet stage after a two year break. A graduate of Grandstreet Theatre School, she has remained involved at GST by Stage Managing Rabbit Hole and Fun Home, as well as stepping in as the Pre-Show Choir Director for Elf JR. Her most recent roles on stage include; Ensemble in Pippin and Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Selena would like to dedicate this performance to Zayn, “Tia loves you!”.

Jacob Flekier

Crutchie

Jacob Flekier (Crutchie) is so excited to be making his debut with Grandstreet in Newsies. Jacob is a Musical Theatre major at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. His professional credits include A Streetcar Named Desire and Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? (Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis), 9 to 5: The Musical, and Joseph…Dreamcoat (STAGES St. Louis). He has also appeared in Brigadoon, [title of show] and The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

Aase Hahn

Jane/Bowery Beauty

Aase Hahn (Jane/Bowery Beauty) relishes the opportunity to return to the Grandstreet stage after recently appearing as Deb in Grandstreet’s Christmas show, Elf Jr. Favorite Grandstreet credits include: Sarabi in The Lion King Jr., Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, The Little Girl in Ragtime, and Tessie in Annie! Aase cannot wait to share the stage with new and old friends this summer, and to work alongside her mom, Graden Hahn, who is costuming the show.

Kev Hamm

Weisel/Mayor

Kev Hamm (Weisel/Mayor) has been in the Grandstreet productions of Avenue QNext FallLes MisérablesThe Addams’ Family MusicalA Christmas CarolTarzan, and most recently (alone) in The SantaLand Diaries. He produces videos at Studio19 and tries to change the world at Treasure State Internet & Telegraph. He’s a founding member of Cow Tipping Comedy, and performs regularly from September to May. Thanks to mom, dad, and my family for all the love and support.

Meghan Hanrahan

Nun/Bunsen

Meghan Hanrahan (Nun/Bunsen/Woman Customer) This is Meghan’s first production at Grandstreet. She is a theatre student at Carroll College. Her previous roles include Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Veta Simmons in Harvey, Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Toad from A Year With Frog and Toad. She would like to thank Kim Shire for pushing her to audition and supporting her journey.

Lauren Hanson

JoJo

Lauren Hanson (JoJo) a rising junior, is beyond excited to be spending another summer at Grandstreet. Her most recent credits include Ensemble(Elf Jr.), Square Ensemble (Cry Baby!), and Zazu (The Lion King Jr.). Lauren would like to thank her family, friends, and her amazing cast and crew for always making her smile.

Cas Harrington

Kim

Cas Harrington (Kim/Scab)is beyond excited to be a part of Newsies. A high schooler who’s loved theatre since age three, she spends her best days at Grandstreet. Newsies will be her 19th show. Recent credits include Marty in Madagascar Jr. and a Young Ape in Tarzan. She thanks her theatre family, her wonderful cast and crew, and the original cast of Newsies for “making me realize that I truly want to be an actor.”

Elsie Harrington

Mike/Bowery Beauty

Elsie Harrington (Mike/Bowery Beauty) fell in love with Newsies at age eleven and is incredibly grateful and elated to now be in it at Grandstreet! Elsie has grown up at Grandstreet, where her credits include The Lion King Jr. (Nala), Billy Elliot (Keeley Gibson), and Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Queen of Hearts), and where she also assistant teaches third and fourth grade theatre school classes. “I love you, Mom! Thank you for believing in me.”

Teak Hoiness Schummer

Medda Larkin

Teak Hoiness Schummer (Medda Larkin/Nun) has degrees in Theatre, Music, Dance & Design from PLU, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYU and The Sheffield School.  She owns her own Interior Design business Teakinteriors in Helena and works remotely as a Talent Agent for Andersen Arts Group in Las Vegas.  Her favorite Grandstreet roles include; The Witch in Into the Woods, Paulette in Legally Blonde, Louise in Always, Patsy Cline, and Diana in Next to Normal.  Teak dedicates this summer of Theatre to the two men in her life; her husband, Mark and her son, Grayson.

Ella House

Sniper

Ella House (Sniper) is so excited to be back this summer for another year of summer Grandstreet. She says she is thrilled to have a reason to dance and act again this summer. Past shows she’s been in at Grandstreet have been Elf Jr., The Lion King Jr., and Billy Elliot. Ella would like to thank her amazing supportive family, Kate Loble and Elsie Harrington for “showing me what Newsies even is”.

John Katz

Specs

John Katz (Specs) is thrilled to make his Grandstreet debut in Newsies! John is a sophomore Musical Theater Major at Webster Conservatory. Past shows include Crazy for You (Bobby), James and the Giant Peach (James, World Premiere), and Spamalot (Patsy). John would like to thank the production staff for taking a chance on him and casting him in his dream show. He would also like to thank his cats for always being fluffy. Twitter: @actingace3

Brandon Kirchgasler

Teddy Roosevelt

Brandon Kirchgasler (Teddy Roosevelt/Policeman) a Helena native Brandon has recently been seen on the Grandstreet stage portraying both Dr. Watson (Baskerville) and Jerry (The Full Monty). Another fun summer season has drawn him back for another performance on his home-stage as it were.

Andrew Maguire

Romeo

Andrew Maguire (Romeo) is a Sophomore at Oklahoma City University receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre. Favorite OCU credits include Seussical (General GKS/Wick 2) and Urinetown (Bobby Strong). He sends his thanks to his voice teacher Dr. Courtney Crouse and all of his professors at OCU and his loving family for believing in him.

Rachel Martorana

Ike/Bowery Beauty

Rachel Martorana (Ike/Bowery Beauty) is seventeen and has been involved in Grandstreet for four years. This year she spent her time in HHS’s programs as President of the Choir Club, Vice President of the Thespians, and a member of its mixed a capella group. Rachel is also honored to be representing Montana as this year’s Distinguished Young Woman. She was recently in Grandstreet’s Sense and Sensibility as Anne Steele, and is thrilled to be part of this production.

Josh Mills

goon/stage hand

Ben Misplon

Morris Delancey

Ben Misplon (Morris Delancey)is a senior at Western Illinois University where he is studying Musical Theatre. Ben is so grateful to be back home this summer performing once again for the Helena community. Ben’s favorite roles have included Prentis in Peter and the Starcatcher, Hanschen in Spring Awakening, and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Ben would like to thank his family and friends who have always shown their love and support.

Kynan Moon

Goon/Stage Hand

Finn Morrison

Les

Finn Morrison (Les)is thrilled to play the role of Les in GST’s Newsies. He was previously seen on the Grandstreet stage in Elf Jr. Before moving to Montana last August, Finn studied ballet for three years with the Champaign (Illinois) Ballet Company and appeared in three productions of CU Ballet’s The Nutcracker. He looks forward to someday following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, all newsboys in Helena over the last century

Gabriel Murphy

Pulitzer

Gabriel Murphy (Pulitzer) is beyond grateful to be back at Grandstreet for his 6thsummer season, his first being way back in 2008! A Kansas native, Gabriel trained with Webster Conservatory and the British American Drama Academy and currently lives in Minneapolis. Regionally Gabriel has worked with the Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, The Jungle Theatre, Park Square Theatre, and Theater Latte Da, among others. Thank you to everyone at GST for all you do.

Alex Ramirez

ensemble

Alex Ramirez (Darcy/Policeman) is a Helena native and recent graduate of Carroll College. He has participated in a number of shows during his time in high school  including: Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and a Guard in The Boy Who Spoke Colors. He Has also preformed in the Grandstreet production ofLes Miserablesas a worker/revolutionary. He continues to enjoy participating in theater when he is able.

Carlton Ryker

Roosevelt

Carlton Ryker (Snyder) is thrilled to be making his second appearance at Grandstreet Theatre.  Carlton is a Musical Theatre graduate from Wichita State University and has appeared in various shows such as Little Shop of Horrors (The Dentist), Jane Eyre (Rochester), Into the Woods (The Baker), Sister Act (Joey)and many more.  He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support throughout the years.  Enjoy the show!

Blake Sauceda

Tommy Boy

Blake Sauceda (Albert) is a Sophomore at Oklahoma City University receiving his BFA Acting major, and is excited to be at Grandstreet this summer! Recent credits include On The Town (Ozzie), Noises Off (Garry/Roger), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry), and Hairspray (Wilbur). He would like to thank his friends and family for always being the best support he could ask for.

Kendall Skoog

scab/ensemble

Kendall Skoog (Bill/Goon/Stage Hand) is excited to join the summer conservatory program for the first time this year! He was last seen in Getting to Know… Once Upon a Mattress as The King. Other shows include Dear Edwina Jr.,  A Christmas Carol, and participation in the Junior Theatre Festival. He has also explored other trades in theatre such as set construction and stage management. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

Hudson Snyder

Elmer

Hudson Snyder (Elmer/Scab) is very excited to make his Grandstreet debut! He is an upcoming Junior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was most recently seen as a featured dancer in Fiddler On the Roof and On the Town. Some of his favorite roles include Marcellus (The Music Man)Garvin (Footloose) and Mr. Green (Clue). Hudson would like to thank Jo Lynn Burks, Nancy Allen and his family for their continuous love and support.

Ted Van Alstyne

Oscar Delancey

Ted Van Alstyne (Oscar Delancey) is a Helena native who spent every summer of his youth attending Grandstreet Summer Theatre School. He is excited to be back to teach and perform! Ted has played Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Jason/Kid Burns in 45 Minutes from Broadway, Sasha in Fiddler on the Roof, and Ensemble/Guitarist in Grandstreet’s Rock of Ages. Ted plays music and basketball in his free time and will attend Augustana University in the fall.

Gill Vaughn Spencer

Finch

Gill Vaughn-Spencer (Finch) is thrilled to be making his return to Grandstreet Theatre! Regional credits include Oklahoma! and Pippin (Grandstreet Theatre) as well as Singing in the Rain(Lyric Repertory Company). Recently seen as Gremio/Flynt(Fred U/S) in Kiss Me Kate and Ensemble in 42nd Street(Pittsburgh Playhouse). Gill is a junior attending Point Park University for his B.F.A in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank everyone who has supported him, especially his wonderful mother. Enjoy the show!

David Wade

Henry

David Wade (Henry/Spot Conlon) is very excited to be back for another summer season at Grandstreet Theatre. Previous credits include Matt in The Fantasticks, Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Macbeth in Macbeth. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, has been living in Los Angeles for the past year, and will be attending the Atlantic Acting School in New York City this fall.

Dalton Weaver

Mush

Dalton Weaver (Mush/Scab) seventeen years old, is extremely excited to be here this summer! Dalton currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy where he was recently seen in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Nutcracker, and Sweeney Todd. His most recent Grandstreet productions include Mamma Mia, Cry Baby, Once Upon A Mattress, The Giver. “The GST stage will forever hold a special place in my heart, thank you Grandstreet for being my second family!”

David Ybarra

David Ybarra (Nunzio/Stage Manager/Policeman) is excited to return to the Grandstreet stage for a second time and is incredibly excited for this production of Newsies. David recently graduated with a BFA in Theater Arts from Carroll College (Go Saints!). His favorite past roles include: Tim Algood in Noises Off, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, and Triton in The Little Mermaid. He would like to thank his family and friends for all the love and support.

Sarah Butts

Director

Sarah Butts (Director) is a Freelance Theatre Director, Writer and Teaching Artist currently based in Seattle.  She holds an MFA Directing from University of California, Irvine.   She is thrilled to be back to one of her artistic homes to direct Newsies. Select directing credits include Buyer and Cellar, James & the Giant Peach, Avenue Q, Shrek (Grandstreet Theatre); The Odyssey Project (Pocket Theatre), Pygmalion (Long Beach Playhouse), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Sacrifice Cliff Theatre), These Shining Lives, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead  (University of California, Irvine), Les Miserables, Brigadoon, Into The Woods (Skyview High School) In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Violet, RENT (Venture Theatre); Urinetown (Verge Theatre). Upcoming: Matilda (Associate Director – Village Theatre) 

Graden Hahn

Costume Design

Graden Hahn (Costume Design) is indebted to directors Sarah Butts, Marianne Adams, and Lysa Fox for trusting an untrained, but ridiculously eager, daytime attorney to dress their actors.  Graden cut her teeth as an assistant costumer for James and the Giant Peach and The Lion King, Jr.  Last summer she designed the costumes for Cry Baby. Graden sends love to Aase and Astri, who introduced her to creative growth opportunities afforded by community theater, and to Jamul, the best pedaling, chairlift, and parenting partner on the planet.

Amy Logan

Musical Director

Aaron Pomeroy

Choregrapher

Aaron Lloyd Pomeroy is ecstatic to be in Montana for the summer, choreographing Mamma Mia and Newsies for Grandstreet Theatre. Originally from San Diego, California, Aaron now resides in Oklahoma City where he is a part of the distinguished dance faculty at Oklahoma City University. No stranger to the theater scene, Aaron has performed in numerous productions including Roman Holiday (world premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis), Spamalot, Oklahoma, Funny Girl (Sacramento Music Circus), Beauty and the Beast (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), 42 nd Street, My Fair Lady, The Producers (Pioneer Theater Company), On The Town, My One and Only (Reprise! Broadways Best), A Christmas Story (Capital Rep Theater) and Cats (Moonlight Stage Productions), among countless others. A member of The San Diego Ballet Company for many consecutive seasons, performing as a soloist, Aaron has also performed in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular for seven years, traveling across the country to venues like the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of Aaron’s choreography credits include Guys and Dolls, When Pigs Fly, Pippin and The Music Man. Most of Aaron’s training, however, comes from the many wonderful and inspiring mentors he has come in contact with throughout his career. He has studied extensively in all forms of dance, choreographing for many institutions worldwide. His students have gone on to win local and state championships while continuing to pursue excellence in the dramatic arts. As a teacher, Aaron’s greatest pleasure is seeing his students grow into influential artists, inspiring leaders and creative teachers who can share their love of the stage onto the next generation of performers. Aaron is passionate about life, the extension of the arts to others, and is hoping you enjoy yourself tonight as you sit back, relax and take in what these beautiful shows have to offer.

Every Brilliant Thing

Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Every Brilliant Thing.

It was a joy to spend some time with you 🙂  We will not be scheduling any callbacks.  Please check back on Friday at 5PM for casting information.

Brava!

Every Brilliant Thing Auditions

Audition Dates

Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 10 / 7:00 – 9:30
Those who audition should arrive by 7:00 but may not need to stay until 9:30
You should only attend one night of auditions
There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 12th

Rehearsal Dates

July 23rd – September 5th

Since this is a one actor show, rehearsal dates are VERY flexible and will be created around the actor’s availability.  This show will require less rehearsal time than most main stage productions.

Performance Dates

September 6th – September 16th
Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM
9 shows total during a two week run

Audition Location

Grandstreet Theatre / 325 N. Park Ave. / Please enter through the main auditorium entrance on Park Ave. 

What to Prepare

Those who plan to audition should have a Every Briiliant Thing Audition Packet.  Packets can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here:

Every Brilliant Thing Audition Packet

 The audition packet will have more instructions about what to prepare for the audition.

What to Bring

Those who audition must submit a Every Brilliant Thing Audition Form on the night you audition.  Forms can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded here:

Every Brilliant Thing Audition Form

Please come with your Audition Form already filled out.  This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process. 

Seeking the Following Roles

Narrator – The Narrator can be male or female (late 20s and up) and should have the ability to comfortably interact with an audience and put them at ease.  The Narrator is funny, charming, open, warm, vulnerable, and kind.  The Narrator should be a great storyteller, the kind of person you want to listen to and spend time with, a great host or hostess.  The ideal Narrator will be comfortable memorizing a large amount of text, and a great improviser. 

About The Show

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious, possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.”  A seven year old comes home from school to learn that Mom is in the hospital.  Dad says “she’s done something stupid.”  The kid begins to create a list for Mom.  A list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.  Everything worth living for.  1) Ice cream 2) Water fights 3) Staying up past your bedtime to watch TV … As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to make Mom happy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s little wonders.  A tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday, Every Brilliant Thing is a funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting play about the lengths we go to for those we love.  Put this show at the top of your list!  This production will be directed by John Rausch.  

For questions or more information, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]