Audition for Misery, A Christmas Carol, Constellations, and The Play That Goes Wrong.
General Auditions will take place on June 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th.
GRANDSTREET THEATRE – GENERAL AUDITIONS
After very successful General Auditions last year, we are happy to announce that General Auditions will happen again! This year, we are casting four shows at once! With one audition, you can be considered for Misery, A Christmas Carol, Constellations, and The Play That Goes Wrong.
Our General Auditions will take place on June 5, 6, 12, and 13, and you only need to attend one night of auditions in order to be considered for casting. Those who wish to audition should sign up online HERE. You will have the opportunity to reserve an audition date and time slot.
The audition itself is very simple! We are asking for two monologues of a contrasting nature. For example, if your first monologue is classical, choose a contemporary piece for your second. If one monologue is dramatic, go comedic with the other. Performing two monologues is an opportunity for you to show us your range, so make sure your selections are different from one another. Each monologue should be about one minute in length. We strongly recommend memorizing your monologues.
By casting our shows earlier than usual, actors will have more time to plan and prepare! In the past, actors often started rehearsing a week or so after auditioning. An earlier casting process will give everyone involved more time to plan their schedules and be better prepared for the rehearsal process. Our actors are volunteer community members who live full and busy lives. We feel that an earlier casting process will benefit everyone involved and will allow for more efficient planning and scheduling.
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Grandstreet Theatre is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities to audition.
To performers with disabilities, you are encouraged to audition. Please indicate if you need accommodations to fully participate in this event by contacting [email protected]
READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOWS AND THE AVAILABLE ROLES!!!
By William Goldman
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by TBD
Performance Dates: October 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Approximate Rehearsal Dates: August 21, 2023 – October 5, 2023
Tech Week: October 1 – 5
From Stephen King, the master of horror and suspense!
Get in the Halloween spirit with Stephen King’s tale of fanatical obsession. After surviving a wintery car crash, acclaimed romance novelist Paul Sheldon awakens to find he’s been rescued by Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse, who also happens to be his “number one fan.” While Paul convalesces in Annie’s secluded home, she reads his latest book and becomes enraged to discover he has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new novel, and he soon realizes she has no intention of every letting him go. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it – and it does.
The best selling novel turned Academy Award winning film is now a thrilling stage adaptation. Misery will keep you on pins and needles!
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
Annie Wilkes (she, her / 40s – 60s) – A seemingly kind nurse who cares deeply for Paul and his work. It soon becomes clear that she is obsessive, cunning, and manipulative. Her kindness can turn to rage in the blink of an eye. She hides a violent and terrifying malice behind her cheery and simple facade.
Paul Sheldon (he, him / 40s – 60s) – A best-selling romance novelist who is tired of the series that has brought him fame. He’s thoughtful, perhaps a touch arrogant, and extremely crafty. When he realizes that Annie is his captor and not his savior, he must use everything at his disposal to survive.
Buster (he, him / 40s – 70s) – The Sheriff of a nearby town who is searching for Paul. He is a kind and intelligent small town man, who has a gut feeling that there is more to Annie Wilkes than meets the eye.
By Jeff Downing
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Jeff Downing
Performance Dates: December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Approximate Rehearsal Dates: October 30, 2023 – December 18, 2023 (with time off for major holidays)
Tech Week: December 17 – 19
Experience the magic of the holidays like never before!
Presented in the Civic Center Ballroom, Charles Dickens’ timeless masterpiece comes to life in this vibrant and enchanting adaptation from Grandstreet’s Artistic Director, Jeff Downing. Join us for a one-of-a-kind immersive theatrical production of this classic tale of transformation and redemption. Delight in the unexpected as performers appear on balconies and move through the entire ballroom, surrounding the audience in this treasured story.
Brimming with the spirit of the season, this innovative, community-centered reimagining engages the power of live theatre to reveal the potential in all of us for change and betterment. Don’t miss out on this uplifting and inspiring Yuletide classic with a twist.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
This production of A Christmas Carol will utilize a small company of actors playing multiple roles. Therefore, age and gender is very flexible with casting.
Ebeneezer Scrooge – A miserly money lender
Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk, a modest but happy family man
Jacob Marley – Scrooge’s old friend and deceased business partner who returns to haunt him
Fred – Scrooge’s nephew, a jovial and spirited man
The Ghost of Christmas Past – An angelic spirit, other-worldly, or perhaps a puppet voiced by the company
Mr. Fezziwig – The former employer of young Scrooge, a jolly father figure
Mrs. Fezziwig – A kind and amiable woman who loves a good party
Belle – Scrooge’s former fiancé, a confident and affectionate woman
The Ghost of Christmas Present – A lively spirit, boisterous and larger than life, or perhaps a puppet voiced by the company
Emily Cratchit – Bob Cratchit’s loving wife, a hard working mother doing her best with little means
Peter Cratchit – The oldest of the Cratchit children
Martha Cratchit – The second oldest of the Cratchit children
Tim Cratchit – The youngest Cratchit, a sickly child, who is perpetually happy and optimistic, despite his illness
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – A terrifying spirit, or perhaps a puppet
By Nick Payne
Directed by Sarah Butts
Performance Dates: January 26, 27, 28, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Approximate Rehearsal Dates: December 4, 2023 – January 25, 2024 (with time off for major holidays)
Tech Week: January 21 – 25
What if we fell in love in the multiverse?
From Tony Award winning playwright Nick Payne comes a gorgeous and haunting romantic exploration of quantum mechanics, love and honey. What begins as a seemingly simple encounter between physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland soon defines the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the implications of how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. Marianne and Roland’s relationship plays out across multiple parallel versions of existence, raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
A charming a profound play that asks “what if,” Constellations is a cosmic collision of romance and relativity.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
* We are interested in exploring the possibility of multiple cast versions of this show. Therefore age and gender is very flexible with casting.
Marianne (20s – 70s) – a Theoretical Physicist, who studies the multiverse. She is strong willed, funny and very intelligent. She has to wrestle with her mortality and, in a few possible futures, with a brain that eventually fails her. Because she looks at life in a different way than others, she can often be misunderstood.
Roland (20s – 70s) – a likable, earnest and somewhat awkward Beekeeper. He is very direct and more of the serious, stoic type. He longs for a simple existence, but Marianne ignites his curiosity about the universe and the point of it all. He loves and cares for Marianne, despite their opposite personalities.
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Directed by John Rausch
Performance Dates: April 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Approximate Rehearsal Dates: February 26, 2024 – April 18, 2024
Tech Week: April 14 – 18
Murder mystery meets mischief in this masterpiece of malfunction!
Broadway’s funniest smash hit brings its ceaseless energy, madcap mayhem, and a plethora of disasters to the stage. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly catastrophic. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), this 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a play. Nevertheless, the accident prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call. The perfect comic cure-all, this play within a play is sure to bring down the house.
Global phenomenon The Play That Goes Wrong will have you rolling in the aisles at this hilarious production the cast will never forget … even if they wish they could.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES
The ages of the roles in The Play That Goes Wrong are flexible, and could be played by adult actors 18 and up.
Annie, the Stage Manager (she / her)
Trevor, the lighting and sound operator (he / him)
Chris, the director, who also plays Inspector Carter, an esteemed local inspector (he / him)
Jonathan, who plays Charles Haversham, the deceased (he / him)
Robert, who plays Thomas Colleymoore, Charles’ old school friend (he / him)
Dennis, who plays Perkins, Charles’ butler (he / him)
Max, who plays Cecil Haversham, Charles’ butler and Arthur the Gardener (he / him)
Sandra, who plays Florence Colleymore, Charles’ fiancé and Thomas’ sister (she / her)
Stage Crew – The Cornley Drama Society stage crew