A number of companies are on the lookout for talented actors and actresses to take part in their upcoming productions. Some are searching for performers to take part in summer shows, while others are seeking cast members for productions farther down the road.
All in all, there are a LOT of opportunities out there. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of them:
Shakespeare Under the Stars – “The Merry Wives of Windsor”
Ten Bucks Theatre Company has announced auditions for its summer 2017 Shakespeare offering. This year, they’ll be doing a comedy – “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The production will be directed by Julie Arnold Lisnet.
Rehearsals will begin June 5; the schedule is generally 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.
Performance dates are as follows: July 20-23 and 27-30 at Indian Trail Park in Brewer and Aug. 3-6 at Fort Knox in Prospect. For more information, visit the Ten Bucks website at tenbuckstheatre.org or find them on Facebook.
Some Theatre Company – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Some Theatre Company will be making its first foray into summer Shakespeare in 2017 with their production of the beloved comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The production will be directed by Jon Ferreira.
Rehearsals will take place on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at the Keith Anderson Community House.
Performance dates are as follows: Aug. 10-13 and 17-20 at the brand-new Village Green Amphitheater in Orono. For more information, visit the Some Theatre Company website at sometheatrecompany.org or find them on Facebook.
True North Theatre – “Becky’s New Car”
True North Theatre is a new kid on the block in the local theatrical scene, but their debut show promises to be an interesting one. Their inaugural production – directed by Angela Bonacasa – is the Steven Dietz comedy “Becky’s New Car.”
Rehearsals will be scheduled to begin in early May and take place approximately 3-4 times a week.
Penobscot Theatre Company – 2017-2018 Season Open Call
Penobscot Theatre Company has announced an open casting call looking to fill roles in five shows in their upcoming season.
Auditions will be held on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various roles are available in five shows; they are as follows:
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” music by Alan Mencken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton) – runs Dec. 7–30.
“Escanaba in da Moonlight,” by Jeff Daniels – runs Feb. 1-18.
“Ugly Lies the Bone,” by Lindsey Ferrentino – runs March 15-April 1.
“The Spitfire Grill,” music and book by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley – runs April 26-May 13.
Surprise Seventh Show (TBA) – runs June 14-July 8.
Auditioners should prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue (this should be memorized) and bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Vocalists should also be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choosing; an accompanist will be provided, but vocalists must bring sheet music. Also, an additional monologue or song may be requested, so participants should prepare accordingly.
Callbacks will take place over the course of the summer.
Theater at Monmouth – “Peter & the Starcatcher”
Theater at Monmouth will be holding non-equity auditions for their fall production of “Peter & the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice and based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The show will be directed by TAM producing artistic director Dawn McAndrews.
Rehearsals begin in Monmouth on Aug. 28. Performance dates are as follows: Sept. 14-17 and 21-24 at historic Cumston Hall in Monmouth. For more information, visit the Theater at Monmouth website at theateratmonmouth.org.