Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.


All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for Junior Theatre and Studio Series.

Auditions-at-a-glance: Lucky Stiff--December 13-15; 101 Dalmatians--February 7-11; The Philadelphia Story--March 8-11; Rent--March 21-23; Women & Wallace--May 2-4


Upcoming Main Stage Auditions

 

Lucky Stiff
directed by Isaac Ellis
audition dates: December 13 at 6pm, December 14 at 2pm, callbacks Dec.15 at 7pm, 2014
production dates: March 12-15, 2015

Set “Weekend at Bernie’s” to music, throw in a British shoe salesman and a shifty animal-lover and the result is Lucky Stiff. With a trove of catchy tunes and hilarious situations, this musical comedy spins the hapless characters and the lucky audience into a frenzy of laugh-out-loud fun.

Audition requirements:

There are roles for  2 featured women ages 20-50 and 3 featured men ages 20-60, with 2 female and 2 male multi-character roles ages 20+, and 1 male (or potentially female) to play the dead uncle.  Those auditioning need attend only one of the regular auditions but should be available for callbacks. All auditioning should arrive promptly at the beginning of either session. No pre-registration is required. All should be prepared for movement and cold readings from the script,* and should prepare and bring sheet music for 32 bars of a song – not from Lucky Stiff  or Wicked-- that demonstrates ability and vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning only for the dead uncle need not prepare a song but should be prepared for movement/dance auditions. (*Accents to practice include British, New Jeresy-ian, French, Texan, Puerto Rican, and American.)

Character Descriptions:

Annabel Glick – f, Representative of the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.

Harry Witherspoon – m, Shoe Salesman.

Luigi Gaudi – m, Mysterious vacation guide.

Rita La Porta – f, Vinnie’s sister, embezzled the money.

Uncle Anthony (Dead) – m/f, live actor, dead guy on stage.

Vinne Di Ruzzio – m, Rita’s brother.  An optometrist.

Multi-character Woman 1: Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady 1, French Airline Voice, Dancing Portrait, Drunken Maid.

Multi-character Woman 2: Spinster, Souther Lady 2, Dancing Roulette Wheel, Dominique Du Monaco.

Multi-Character Man 1: Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan.

Multi-Character Man 2: Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Station Master’s Voice, Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper.








The Philadelphia Story
directed by Wendy Wright
audition dates: March 8 and 9 at 7pm; callbacks March 11 at 7pm
production dates: May 7-10, 2015

A willful, self-centered beauty—immortalized by Katherine Hepburn in the film—wrecks havoc on her socialite family when she leaves her husband for another man. A timeless comedy of manners—good and bad—The Philadelphia Story is a classic tale that lampoons high-society and leaves the audience wanting more.

Audition requirements and character descriptions coming soon!




 Rent
directed by Glenn Bugala
audition dates: March 21 7pm and March 22 2pm; callbacks March 23 7pm
production dates: June 4-7, 2015

Based on the classic opera “La Boheme,” this modern-day rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. A beautiful musical score weaves issues of homelessness and AIDS into this compelling parable for the new millennium.

Audition requirements and character descriptions coming soon!




Upcoming Junior Theatre Auditions

Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids

directed by Caitlin Rowe

audition dates: February 7 at 10am & February 9 at 4pm; callbacks February 11 at 4pm
production dates: April 24-26, 2015

Audition requirements and character descriptions coming soon!







Upcoming Studio Series Auditions

Women & Wallace
directed by Jared Hoffert
audition dates: May 2 & 3 at 2pm; callbacks May 4 at 7pm
production dates: June 26-28, 2015

In this fresh and funny comedy, a young man recounts his past struggles with the opposite sex.  As Wallace  encounters an array of women--from a sandwich-stealing first grader to the most important woman in his life, his mother--he invites the audience along for a wild, unforgettable ride. Audition requirements and character descriptions coming soon!



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