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. Theimes 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.



Upcoming Main Stage Auditions

 


Little Shop of Horrors
Directed by: Brodie Brocke

 Production Dates: June 5-8, 2014

 Audition Dates: Saturday, March 29: 1pm kids; 3pm adults. Sunday March 30: 1pm puppeteers; 3pm adults. Callbacks Tuesday, April 1 at 7pm. There are NO auditions March 31.
Adult audition requirements: Please prepare a short song excerpt in a rock, Motown or modern musical theater style and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment.
Please no songs from the show or from "Wicked." Adults will also be asked to do cold readings from the script. Children audition requirements:
Please prepare a short song excerpt in a rock, Motown or modern musical theater style and bring sheet music for
piano accompaniment. Please no songs from the show or from "Wicked." Children will
be asked to learn a short dance routine. Please dress to move.
There are roles for three men ages 20-70, four women ages 16-40, plus an adult ensemble and 2-6 young dancers ages 7-12 for one dance number.

Audition scenes
Click on this link for scenes that will be used for auditions:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9EgO-txXb3zQ1ZndmZMQURvb0E&usp=drive_web

Character Descriptions

SEYMOUR KRELBORN
An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and
poor social skills.
Male, 20s-30s
Range: A2 - G4

AUDREY
Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and
vulnerable demeanor.
20s-30s
Female,
Range: G#3 - D5

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON
Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
Female, teens-30s
Range: Ab3 - F5

MR. MUSHNIK
The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
Male, 50s-60s
Range: G2 - F4

ORIN SCRIVELLO
An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Male, 20s-40s
Range: G2 - G4

VOICE OF THE PLANT
An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice.
Male
Range: G2 - G4

THE PLANT (AUDREY II)
Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour.
Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

ADULT ENSEMBLE
additional actors to play residents of skid row, customers, Mr. Bernstein (a fast-talking media hotshot), Mrs. Luce (a wealthy representative from
Life Magazine), Skip Snip (a smooth talent agent),  Patrick Martin (a creepy opportunist), and other additional roles.

YOUNG DANCERS
Two to six young dancers, both male and female, sought for one number. May also be utilized in some scenes with adult ensemble.
Male and female, ages 7-12







Upcoming Studio Series Auditions



Or,

Directed by: Wendy Wright

Production Dates: June 20-22 (Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Audition Dates: Sunday, May 4 at 2pm & Tuesday, May 6 at 5pm; callbacks Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm

Audition Requirements: Cold readings from the script. Head-shots and resumes are welcome but not required. Those auditioning need attend only one of the regular audition sessions but should be available for callbacks. No pre-registration is required.

Roles available for 1-2 men and 2-3 women ages 20-50; 3 or 4 versatile actors that are capable of playing multiple roles. The play is designed for a male actor and second female actor to play all the parts except Aphra. The director will consider casting an additional man or a woman to play the role of Lady Davenant.

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday evenings with some possible Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Or, is set in the Restoration period, but plays off the echoes between the late 1660s, the late 1960s, and the present. It takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of the only two London theatre companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne, complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-lover, double-agent William Scot—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell’s charms, save Charles’ life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night?  Against a background of a long drawn out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy.

Character Descriptions:

Aphra Behn – poet, spy and aspiring playwright, late 20s to late 30s

Jailer – man

King Charles II – Aphra’s age or up to 15 years older

William Scot – male spy, same age as Charles

Nell Gwynne – famous actress of the era, early 20s to mid 30s

Maria – female servant, elderly

Lady Davenant – female aristocrat, older – played by either a man or a woman









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