Grandstreet Theatre

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill / Based on the Novel by Jane Austen

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking actors for their upcoming play; Sense and Sensibility

Audition Dates

Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th / 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Those who audition should arrive at 6:30 but may not need to stay until 9:30.

You only need to attend one night of auditions.

There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th

Rehearsal Dates

November 20th, 2017 – February 11th, 2018

Rehearsals are flexible and are generally held Monday through Thursday evenings, with occasional Sunday rehearsals as needed.  There will be time off for major holidays.  Actors are only called to rehearsal when they are needed.

Performance Dates

January 26th, 2018 – February 11th, 2018

Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM / Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM

13 shows total during a three week run

Audition Location

Grandstreet Theatre Studio is located at 328 Fuller Avenue (downtown across from Valley Bank)

What to Prepare

No preparation is required to audition.  We will have monologues from the play that you will choose to perform upon arrival.

What to Bring

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

Sense and Sensibility 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

Elinor Dashwood – the eldest Dashwood sister; sensible

Marianne Dashwood – the middle Dashwood sister; sensitive

Margaret Dashwood – the youngest Dashwood sister; 12 – 14 years old

Mrs. Dashwood – mother to the Dashwood sisters

John Dashwood – half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side, no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood)

Edward Ferrars – a gentleman; a bachelor

Fanny Ferrars Dashwood – wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward; nasty

Colonel Brandon – An older bachelor

John Willoughby – An unusually handsome man

Sir John Middleton – country gentleman; distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood

Mrs. Jennings – a good natured, boisterous woman; mother in law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside

Lady Middleton – an over-bred lady

Lucy Steele – a young girl from no fortune

Robert Ferrars – a callow young man, Edward Ferrars’ younger brother

Plus an additional chorus of Gossips and Servants

*Actors may double and play more than one role

About The Show

A literary classic with a contemporary twist!  A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters; sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.  Set in gossipy 18th century England and told with a fresh female voice, Sense and Sensibility is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality.  “Inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious, Kate Hamill’s marvelous adaptation is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic.  Our Jane would have expressed her approval.”  This show will be directed by Retta Leaphart.  For questions or more information about the script, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]

Auditions for The Santaland Diaries

Auditions for The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking 1 actor for their upcoming play; The Santaland Diaries

Audition Dates

Monday, October 30th / 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Those who audition should arrive at 6:30 but may not need to stay until 9:30.

There is a potential callback on Wednesday, November 1st

Rehearsal Dates

November 6th, 2017 – December 7th, 2017

Rehearsals are flexible and are generally held Monday through Thursday evenings.  Because this is a one man show, the rehearsal schedule will be built around the availability of the actor and the production team.

Performance Dates

December 8th, 2017 – December 22nd, 2017

The Santaland Diaries will have 11 performances, including 4 special late night performances.

Audition Location

Grandstreet Theatre Studio is located at 328 Fuller Avenue (downtown across from Valley Bank)

What to Prepare

No preparation is required for this audition.  We will have a few pre-selected monologues from the play, and you will choose one monologue to perform at your audition.

What to Bring

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

Crumpet the Elf – An out of work writer in need of holiday cash, who takes a job as an elf at Macy’s Department store.  He is equal parts jaded, charming, bitter, and hilarious.

About The Show

The naughty list has never been so much fun!  An out of work writer in need of holiday cash decides to trade his dignity for a pair of jingling shoes and takes a job as an elf at Macy’s Department Store.  Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego are not exactly compatible.  His remedy is to tell all – giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santa’s elves.  Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd and hilarious encounters with his fellow man at the height of the holiday crunch.  Thought definitely not your traditional stocking stuffer, this unexpected Christmas present is a laughter spiked antidote to the holiday blues.  The Santaland Diaries will be directed by Dee Smith III.  For questions or more information about the script, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]

Callbacks for Elf JR

We saw so many wonderful auditions! If you’re name is not on this list please know that the cast list will be posted online by 5:30 on Thursday. Your name will be on that list. Please read the entire list to make sure you’re not called to more than one time.

 

The following people should come at 5:30 ready to dance:
5:30-6:15

Halley Grebenc

Marz Certain

Astri Hahn

Hailey Cox

Abby Zelenak

Keelin Connolly

Izzy Linder

Ian Lovshin

Margot Muszkiewicz

Erika Foot

Caroline Irvine

McClain Thornquist

Clare Strode

Liliana Hanson

Solveig Mohr

Adeline Andersen

Emmett Morrison

Finn Morrison

Sophie Shanight

Gracie Fay Petersen

Mia Carrell

Freya Elias

Isabelle Pomerleau

Ella McCullough

Bella Shanight

Kumari Leland

 

The following people will read at:

6:15-6:30

Adeline Anderson

Will Swenson

Ella McCullough

Solveig Mohr

Kumari Leland

Quincey Higgins

Margot Muszkiewicz

McLain Thornquist

Erika Foot

Isabelle Pomerleau

Freya Elias

Liberty Glatz

Mia Carrell

Julia Krings

Bannack Casey Taleff

Gracie Fay Petersen

Emerson Poole

Kate Zaluski

Layna Newhouse

Hailey Cox

Aidan Van Wyk

Hazel Snider

Seamus Whyte

Austyn Brown

 

The following people will sing at:

6:30

Amanda Penley

Emma Ackerman

Tiffany Bushilla

Sealey Raymond

Halley Grebenc
Kerry Hale

Will Swenson

Khalil Elias

Will Krings

Matthew Roberts

Robert Stimpson

Zane Talwani

Dalton Hudoba

SOME OF YOU MAY BE ASKED TO STAY AND SOME MAY BE RELEASED AT 6:45

6:45

Taylor Cornwell

Emma Ackerman

Sealey Raymond

Elsie Harrington

Lauren Hanson

Natalie Renk

Aase Hahn

Halley Grebenc

Kate Loble

Austyn Brown

Seamus Whyte

 

Readings

7:30-9:00

Amanda Penley

Keelin Connolly

Taylor Cornwell

McLain Thornquist

Sealey Raymond

Ellie Bryce

Natalie Renk

Aase Hahn

Halley Grebenc

Clare Strode

Ian Lovshin

Briar Bell

Elsie Harrington

Annie Menden

Cas Harrington

Autumn Denney

Hailey Cox

Andrew Fuehrer

Annie Menden

Matthias Tucker

Thomas Pomajevich

Riley Ford

Lauren Hanson
Seamus Whyte

Austyn Brown

Job Opening – Technical Director

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking an experienced Technical Director to join our production team. The Technical Director job is an exempt, full-time, year round, salaried position with excellent health benefits. Salary $35-40K D.O.E.

About Our Theatre

Grandstreet Theatre is a 42-year-old community-powered Montana institution that produces approximately 10 shows each year. We have a 200-seat house in a beautiful turn-of-the-century stone building in the heart of downtown Helena, Montana. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an annual budget of over $800k. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a small but thriving arts community, Grandstreet enjoys tremendous public support and is consistently producing some of the best theatre in the Northwest.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Technical Director will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all events and shows, maintaining our scene shop and storage areas in a safe and secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations, supervising and training scene shop staff (including seasonal, intern, and volunteer labor) and managing all show and seasonal budgets that relate to the shop. Qualified candidates should first and foremost have excellent scenic carpentry skills and a love for theatrical collaboration. Additional desired skills include scenic, lighting and sound design rigging and welding experience, prop construction, scenic painting, CAD drafting, AV skills and a solid knowledge of modern (and preferably sustainable) methods of constructing scenery. Must have proven leadership ability, teamwork skills, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work well with children and volunteers to foster a culture of safety, efficiency and education. Excellent organization, time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at once is a must. Should be able to lift 75 pounds, be comfortable working at heights exceeding 25’, and possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and clean background check. Ideal candidate has an MFA or a BFA/BA in technical theatre, at least 2 years professional experience and an excellent sense of humor. Grandstreet Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, or military service.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references and portfolio links to Grandstreet Managing Director Kal Poole at [email protected] with the subject line “Technical Director Application.” Review of applications will start immediately. Position open until filled

Junior Theatre Festival Fundraisers

November 9th eat at Panda Express!  You have to show the coupon for us to get credit for our fundraiser!

You can download the form here:

Panda Express

 

Hiring Custodian/Carpenter Position

Custodian/Carpenter (Part-Time/Morning Shift)
Grandstreet Theatre – Helena, MT 59601
$10 an hour – Part-time approximately 20 hours per week

Grandstreet is currently hiring a part-time Custodian/Carpenter position.

Morning shift – 8am – 12:00pm

Grandstreet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization.

Mission: To brighten Helena, Montana and elevate the human spirit through live theatre and theatre education.

Grandstreet is Montana’s premiere community theatre with over 40 years of continuous service. Sustained by volunteers from an exceptionally talented population, Grandstreet also trains over 400 K-12 students each year in our nationally recognized Grandstreet Theatre School. Each year we produce 10-12 plays and musicals in a beautifully preserved 200-seat turn-of-the-century Romanesque granite church. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a small but thriving arts community, Grandstreet enjoys tremendous public support and regularly produces some of the best live theatre in the Northwest.

 

CUSTODIAL POSITION

This half of the position is estimated for roughly two hours per weekday (8-10 am). The hours will vary based upon shows schedules for the theatre. Shifts will vary weekly as well as by season. Hours may range up to 20 hours per week. As the custodian you will be responsible for cleaning the theatre and maintaining the building as follows:

*–  Cleaning, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, waxing, and polishing floors by hand or machine; cleaning carpet, upholstery and furniture.

*–  Washing windows, screens, sills, woodwork, doors, desks, walls, and ceilings.

*–  Ordering and stocking needed materials and supplies.

*–  Cleaning and sanitizing rest rooms, dusting and vacuuming rooms, locking and unlocking doors; moving equipment and furniture.

*–  Collecting and disposing of waste, shoveling snow, maintaining outside sidewalks, and assisting in keeping outside premises in an orderly condition.

*–  Providing maintenance and minor repairs to plumbing, electrical, HVAC and sprinkler systems; may perform routine carpentry work.

*–  Performing some repairs and maintenance of buildings by patching walls and doors, painting walls and trim, and replacing fixtures and partitions; replacing damaged ceiling and floor tiles, repairing carpet and auditorium seats.

*–  Mowing and fertilizing lawn, plants and maintaining flower beds, irrigating and maintaining irrigation system. Trimming trees and spraying for insects.

*– Setting up and taking down tables and chairs for classes and programs.

 

CARPENTRY POSITION

This half of the position is estimated for roughly two hours per weekday (10am -12pm). The hours will vary based upon shows schedules for the theatre. Shifts will vary weekly as well as by season. Hours may range up to 25 hours per week. As the carpenter you may responsible for any of the following duties as specified by the Technical Director:

*–   Carpentry projects for scenic construction.

*–   Rigging and/or engineering of scenic elements.

*–  Ordering and stocking needed materials and supplies.

*–  Cleaning and maintaining the scene shop, paint shop, storage areas and equipment.

*–  Painting projects related to scenic construction.

*–  Prop location, construction and maintenance.

*–  Supervising volunteers and interns.

*–  Organizing storage areas and creating storage solutions.

*– Additional duties may include electrical work, theatrical lighting, sound wrangling, welding, sewing, fine carpentry, and tap dancing.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Responsible for the completion of cleaning and carpentry tasks both with a team and individually

2. Must consistently follow directions

3. Must communicate to Supervisor with questions or concerns in a timely manner

4. Is expected to work in a respectful manner with others

5. Must thoroughly complete all assigned tasks

6. Must be reliable and punctual

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Ability to adapt to changing requirements

2. Ability to communicate well with others

3. Ability to work with a flexible schedule

4. Ability to stay on task

5. Experience with cleaning helpful

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Ability to lift at least 50lbs and carry it up two flights of stairs.

2. Ability to work on your feet for up to 6 hours.

3. Ability to operate simple cleaning machinery (for example: vacuums, extractors, buffers, etc.)

4. Ability to operate carpentry equipment (for example: drill, chop saw, table saw, grinder, etc.)

4. Comfortable working in confined, wide-open or high spaces.

5. Must be able to work with a variety of cleaning and painting products.

TO APPLY: Please send an email to [email protected] with a letter of interest with your resume and specify your availability. Reference “Custodian/Carpenter Position” in the subject line.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

 

Get new headshots with Kurt Keller!

LeeField Kurt Keller Photography will be offering a photo shoot for new headshots on September 11 & 12th. The photos will be taken at his studio, 931 N. Warren. Cost is $35.00 You will receive a digital image of the headshot for unlimited use. Sign up online Monday or Tuesday and pay Kurt at the time of the photo shoot.

Every member of the theatre school is required to have a hard copy 8×10 color photo, electronic jpegDaltonWeaverCarolineIrvine image (between 200 and 500 kb) and resume on file. These files are used to help the actors gain employment in commercials, film television, print and stage.

Fun Home Cast List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Fun Home!  We had some very difficult choices to make, and we were thrilled with your brave and honest acting choices at auditions and callbacks.  If you don’t find your name on the cast list, please come and see us again at future auditions.  Auditions for Baskerville are right around the corner on August 14th and 15th.

If you do find your name on the cast list, your first rehearsal is Monday, July 24th at the Grandstreet Studio from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.  You will receive a more detailed rehearsal schedule at your first rehearsal.  You will be able to pick up your scripts next week, and will receive an email to notify you when scripts are ready for pick up.


CAST LIST

Alison – Aubrey Smith

Medium Alison – Kate Shea

Small Alison – Kyli May

Bruce – Scott Pargot

Helen – Julie Johnson

Christian – Robert Stimpson

John – Micah Anderson

Roy, Pete, Mark – Steven Hrubes

Joan – Krysta Dziak