Grandstreet Theatre

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]   

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]   

Now Hiring: Box Office Manager

Grandstreet Theatre, one of Montana’s leading not-for-profit community theatres, seeks a Box Office Manager / Administrative Assistant.

For over four decades Grandstreet has provided a home to actors and students in the Helena community. With an annual budget over $800,000 Grandstreet is regularly producing some of the best live theatre in the Northwest. The Box Office Manager / Administrative Assistant is responsible for overseeing all incoming financial transactions, managing customer service, ticketing, database and front-of-house concerns and assisting the Managing Director with a wide range of marketing, development and administrative duties.

Required Qualifications: 

  • A high school diploma and three years of professional work history
  • A clear and pleasant manner of communicating with an outgoing personality and an easy ability to form relationships and connect with people
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills in a fast-paced office
  • Strong cash handling skills with high personal integrity and trustworthiness
  • Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Word, Excel and database software
  • Fluency in various forms of social media, Facebook etc…
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and a variety of deadlines concurrently
  • Commitment to achieving high standards with limited resources
  • Ability to sit or stand at a computer for long periods and lift/carry up to 20 pounds
  • Love of children, good sense of humor, delightful in every way
Other Beneficial Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Communication, Marketing or related field
  • Three years of box office management or theatre administrative experience
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software
  • Fundraising, Marketing, Costuming or other Theatre Design expertise
  • Graphic design experience (ideally with Adobe products)
  • Experience with event planning and volunteer management
  • Excellent handwriting, spelling and proofreading skills
  • A familiarity with the theatre and not-for-profit organizations
Duties and Responsibilities

Box Office Responsibilities:

  • Ticket sales and ordering of materials for the Box Office
  • Manage daily closeout and balancing of financial records
  • Training and supervision of Box Office personnel
  • Process all daily deposits, tuition payments, ticket sales, donations, rentals etc…
  • Maintain a current membership and season pass list and communicate pertinent information
  • Manage all front-of-house personal in conjunction with Audience Services.
  • Market, display and inventory all merchandise
  • Maintain an usher/house manager list and insure coverage for shows
  • Relay and respond to all incoming phone calls and walk up patrons
  • Monitor and respond to online communications from patrons
  • Setup and manage online ticketed events, classes and donation campaigns

Administrative Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Managing Director in various projects, daily tasks and activities
  • Assist with special events (i.e. Holiday Benefit, Grandstreet Gala…) as needed
  • Manage Grandstreet membership list and communications per GST bylaws
  • Assist with marketing efforts including: brochure, website and ad campaigns
  • Assist with donor relationship management, communication and appreciation
  • Coordinate volunteer communication tracking and appreciation
  • Develop a quarterly newsletter and annual report with the Managing Director
  • Assist with media relations and communication of press release materials
  • Organize and maintain clean and orderly office spaces and files
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Director

 

Grandstreet Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employerand we do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

 

This is a full-time, hourly position with health benefits.

Compensation D.O.E.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: [email protected]

Tuesday in June

June 19th, 2018

At the Civic Center Ballroom

340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT 59601

Doors open at 5:30         

Tickets $50/person       $350 Table of 8

BUY TICKETS NOW

Join us for our fourth annual Tuesday in June!

Support Grandstreet Theatre as we celebrate the beginning of summer with this casually elegant “Fundraiser Noir”. The evening includes a no-host bar, live music, live and silent auctions and a fabulous buffet from Chilli O’Briens.

Our entertainment for  the evening will feature live music from Coffee Can Stash and a one-night only performance of two live 1940’s style radio plays “The Thin Man: The Case of the Goofy Groom” and Orson Welles’ “The Hitchhiker.”

 

Proceeds from the event will benefit Grandstreet Theatre and Grandstreet Theatre School.

 

Falsettos Cast List

The Cast

Trina – Jill Roberts

Marvin – Jeff Downing

Whizzer – Ben Love

Mendel – Calder Burgam

Dr. Charlotte – Pam Hunthausen-Ponich

Cordelia – Olivia McConnell

Jason – Khalil Elias

 

Director – Lysa Fox

Music Director – Sarah Wussow

Stage Manager – Rayne O’Bryant