Auditions


The Old-Timey Radio Show

Auditions and First Read-Through: Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Trackside Theater, 7:00 pm

Performances: Performances will be June 23, 24 and 25, 2017

The Radio Show will feature two plays. It Happened Tomorrow explores what happens when you get tomorrow’s news today. And Death Brings Down the Curtain when an actress doesn’t know to be quiet. Radio shows are very easy because there is no memorizing, no costumes, and only a couple of rehearsals. Live sound effects are performed on stage.

For more information, contact Barb Baker at luraybarb@aol.com.


Local Playwright Showcase

Playwrights Meeting: Thursday June 8, 2017 at Trackside Theater, 7:00 pm

Auditions: To Be Announced

Performances: July 14, 15 and 16, 2017

We are looking for 3 to 5 plays written by local writers. If you have a short play you would like to see produced, now is your chance! Rehearsal times will be determined by the complexity of the play, and the availability of the actors for each play. This is not a “24-hour” theater event.

For more information, contact Barb Baker at luraybarb@aol.com.


The Mouse That Roared

Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday June 27 and 28 at Trackside Theater, 7:00 pm

Performances: September 8, 9, 10, 26, 27 & 28, 2017

The Mouse is a comedy with many short scenes, usually 3 or 4 main characters, and a lot of short parts. Actors are likely to play more than one part.

Grand Fenwick is a small, English-speaking, land-locked country somewhere in Europe. It’s only product is wine, and a competitor has stolen their brand name in the US. The US doesn’t take the problem seriously. A novel solution is suggested – declare war on the US and then surrender. After all, the US is really very good to those who surrender. But after the invasion force lands in New York, they find no one to surrender to. They do the unthinkable – they actually win the war! How they win and what happens next is the comic story.

For more information, contact Barb Baker at luraybarb@aol.com.


Tips for a Successful Audition

Most of our auditions are pretty low key. They usually include reading scenes from the script, doing a few improvisation (improv) exercises, and, if it’s a musical, singing a song.

  • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early so that you can fill out paperwork and talk with other actors you might know.
  • Bring a bottle of water with you. Nerves make you more thirsty than usual. So do singing, talking, and dancing.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. You never know when we’ll ask you to do jumping jacks or the Hokey Pokey. In others words, miniskirts and heels are probably a bad idea. And absolutely no flip flops!
  • Always look over a scene, whispering your lines to yourself, before you read it for the director.
  • Theater is all about working as a team. It’s not about who is “the best”, it’s about everyone doing their best work in the part that is right for them and the play.
  • The director and producer want you to succeed. We’re not here to judge you, we’re here to see how you fit into the show.
  • Remember to breathe!