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Rock of Ages: August 9 - September 1, 2019

Audition

So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:

CHICAGO AUDITIONS; Non-Equity, PAID Roles Available

PLAYERS GUILD THEATRE

Monday, July 22, 2019

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Director: Jon Tisevich

Choreographer: Brandon Leffler

Rehearsals begin August 12th and will typically be held Sundays - Thursdays 7:00 -11:00 PM.

The production is scheduled to open September 20th and will run through October 6th; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays  @ 8:00PM, and Sundays @ 2:00PM.  There will be one 2:00PM performance on Saturday, October 5th.

DIVERSE AND NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES.

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE. See full character breakdown below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Monday, July 22nd: 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM, 9:30PM

Dance Callbacks will be split between Sunday, July 28th & Monday, July 29th to accommodate scheduling.

Principal Callbacks will be between 10:00AM – 2:00PM on Saturday, August 3rd

**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact: jtisevich@playersguildtheatre.com

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

*ROXIE HART -  (Female, Any Ethnicity, Late 20s – 40s) Innocent, sexy, funny, desperate; Roxie isn’t the smartest and doesn’t think of the consequences of her actions.  Must be a strong dancer with great belt.

*VELMA KELLY - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 30s-40s) Sarcastic, sexy, tough, keen eye for publicity.  Velma is a fighter and survivor.  Must be a strong dancer with great belt.

*BILLY FLYNN - (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) Suave, charming, handsome, manipulative; educated lawyer who can wheel and deal to get anyone to do anything. Strong singer/actor who can move well.

*MATRON “MAMA” MORTON - (Female or Male, Any Ethnicty, 30s-50s) Seductive, powerful and tough; The matron of the Cook County Jail. Believes all favors should be reciprocated. Strong comedic actor/singer.

AMOS HART - (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-40s) Charming, funny, vulnerable man; Soft and easily manipulated. A strong comedic-sad actor who sings well.

MARY SUNSHINE – (Male, Any Ethnicity, Late 20s-40s) Male soprano or counter-tenor who can legitimately sing to a high B flat. Acts like a good natured reporter but is in reality a high-powered gossip columnist. Great comedian and singer. 

LIZ – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Merry Murderess. Killed her husband with a shotgun because he “popped” his gum. Strong dancer/singer in great shape.

ANNIE - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Merry Murderess. Found out her husband had several wives and killed him with Arsenic. Strong dancer/singer in great shape.

JUNE - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Merry Murderess. Killed her husband with a carving knife after he found out she cheated on him. Strong dancer/singer in great shape.

HUNYAK - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Merry Murderess. Accused of chopping off her husband’s head. She is actually innocent. However, she is found guilty and hanged. Strong dancer/singer in great shape. This is a challenging role as all her lines are in Hungarian. Would like this actress to have a strong background in ballet.

MONA - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Merry Murderess. Killed her boyfriend after she found out he was sleeping around. Strong dancer/singer in great shape.

GO-TO-HELL KITTY - (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Kills her boyfriend in her apartment after coming home and finding him with two girls. She is wealthy and goes crazy telling everyone to "go-to-hell". Strong dancer/singer in great shape.

Male Ensemble – (Males, Any Ethnicities, 20s-40s) Play multiple characters including: FRED CASELY, SERGEANT FOGRATY, HARRY, AARON, MARTIN HARRISON, COURT CLERK, THE JUDGE, JUROR/FOREMAN. Strong dancers/singers/actors.

*PAID ROLES