Category Archives: Auditions
DIRECTED BY: BRETT BORDEN and JARET MORLAN
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY: JESSICA PALMER
PERFORMANCES: APRIL 25-27 & MAY 2-4
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea.
CHARACTERS (This is a guide line, but not definitive. Please audition, even if you don’t feel you fit one of these parts.):
If you’d like, you may download an audition form and bring it with you.
***AUDITIONS WILL BE A COLD-READ (SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED) AND PLEASE PREPARE A SHORT PIECE TO SING (30-60 SEC); AN ACCOMPANIST WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.***
Sunday February 16th 1-3 pm Iowa City Pub Lib Room B
Monday February 17th 6-9pm Glorius Dei Lutheran Church (123 E. Market St.)
Tuesday February 18th 7-9 pm Iowa City Pub Lib Room A
LIGHTING DESIGNER NEEDED!
This prodcution is in need of a lighting designer. If interested, please e-mail Office@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com
Auditions for Iowa City Community Theatre’s production “Of Mice and Men”
Directed by Kehry Anson Lane
WHEN AND WHERE
Sunday, November 3rd (General Audition)
Robert Lee Recreation Center
Meeting Room A
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4th (General Audition)
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room B
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 5th at the Iowa City Public Library
WHAT DO I PREPARE?
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prepared monologues less than a minute in length are welcome, but not required. Please bring with you any possible conflicts with rehearsals (beginning November 10th) and performances (January 24-26 and January 31 – February 2, 2014).
To expedite the audition process, you may download the Audition Form and bring it with you!
Planning on auditioning? RSVP to the audition event on ICCT’s Facebook page.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who associates with the gentle giant. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.
Lennie – A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker.
George – A small, quick-witted man who travels with, and cares for, Lennie.
Candy – An aging ranch handyman who lost his hand in an accident. He owns an old dog.
The Boss – Curly’s father.
Curley – The boss’s son. A confrontational, mean-spirited, and aggressive young man.
Curley’s wife – A flirtatious and lonely young woman.
Slim – A quiet, insightful man who seems to be at peace with himself
Carlson – A ranch-hand who doesn’t like Candy’s old dog.
Whit – A ranch-hand.
Crooks – A black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back.
For more information, e-mail the director, Kehry Anson Lane.
Auditions will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Iowa City Public Library, from 7:00-8:30 pm AND Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Iowa City Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, from 2:45-5:00 pm. Scripts on reserve at the Iowa City Public Library.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Tom ‘Tink” Bell is the town crier, not a boo hoo crier, but a yoo hoo crier. Unfortunately he’s prone to making mistakes, and when he accidentally announces that celebrations for the Emperor Persimmon the 12th’s birthday will take place every Friday, sure enough the emperor insists that that is what must happen. Soon the town is on the brink of bankruptcy from the cost of all the festivities, and two tricksters, Sly and Wily, have convinced the emperor to spend even more money on a new outfit that they claim only very intelligent and powerful people can see.
Sly and Wily have also tricked Jack into parting with his beloved cow in exchange for five magic beans, but can Jack save the town by retrieving the gold at the top of the beanstalk? And what will happen when the Emperor appears in his new “birthday suit”? David Foxton’s play for children merges two popular pantomimes with hilarious results and plenty of audience participation.
Tom Bell, the Town Crier, known to all as ‘Tink’ 35-70
Aloysius Sly, a rogue and confidence trickster, partner to Wily 20’s -40’s
Cressida Wilhelmina Wily, a rogue and confidence trickster, partner to Sly 20’s to 40’s
Abigail Bell, Tink’s long suffering daughter 15-24
Abacus, the Treasurer to the Court 25-60
Lord Chamberlain, 35-70
Guard Captain any 18-?
Emperor Persimmon, our Emperor 20-45
Empress Petronella, Emperor’s wife 20-35
Jack, the young man of Beanstalk fame 18-25
Jack’s Mother 35-60
Courtiers, Guards, Fashion Models, and stage hands (all ages)