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2014 -15 Audition Information

Audition Times

Auditions start at 12 (noon) and will run no longer than 3pm. Those wanting to audition should arrive no later than 1:30 the day of auditions. If you cannot make it to auditions between Noon and 1:30 or are unable to make auditions completely but are still interested in auditioning, please contact Chris at the Actors' Theatre Office ((616) 234-3968) to make arrangements to be seen on a different day or at a different time.

* Auditions for CHESS are different: Auditions will be Sunday October 5th from NOON - 4PM (Those interested must be registered by 2pm) and Monday October 6th from 6:30pm - 10pm (Those interested in auditioning must register by 8:30pm)

Scripts

Scripts are Available 1 month prior to Auditions and can be checked out with a $10.00 deposit. Contact Chris @ (616) 234-3968 to make arrangements to check out a script (best times are M-F 10am-3pm).
*All Scripts must be returned by and cannot be checked out the week of auditions.

Statement of Inclusive Casting

As part of its mission of inclusion and in order to receive benefit from the rich diversity of our community, Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids is committed to casting all productions without bias towards race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Except when necessary to the intent or message of the work, Actors' Theatre and its artistic staff will cast productions, for all roles, without regard for race and, whenever possible, gender.



4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Director: Fred Sebulske
Run Dates: October 2-4 & 9-11, 2014
Casting 1 female Ages 75-90, 1 male ages 18-24, 1 Asian American female 16-23 and 1 female 18-24
Audition Dates: August 23rd & 24th (possible Callbacks on the 25th), 2014
Rehearsals Begin: August 26th, 2014

Synopsis:

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other.



Chess book by Richard Nelson, lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Director: Scott Mellema, Music Direction by Scott Patrick Bell
Run Dates: December 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20, 2014
Casting: 19 males and females ages 18-65 for various named roles and ensemble roles. Please come prepared with 16 bars of an audition song. Accompanist will be provided.
Audition Dates: October 5th and 6th (Callbacks on the 7th)
Rehearsals Begin: October 8th

**CHANGE IN AUDITIONS - Auditions will be Sunday October 5th from NOON - 4PM (Those interested must be registered by 2pm) and Monday October 6th from 6:30pm - 10pm (Those interested in auditioning must register by 8:30pm)

Synopsis:
Two of the world’s greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman.  Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian compete in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War, all set to the pulse of a monumental rock score.



Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegra Hudes

Director: Michelle Urbane
Run Dates: January 29-31 & February 5-7, 2015
Casting: 3 Men ages 21-40, 1 African American man age 40-50, 3 Females age 28-40. *multi-ethnic casting desired - Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Caucasian
Audition Dates: November 22nd & 23rd (Possible Callbacks on the 24th), 2014
Rehearsals Begin: December 1st, 2015 (* There is a period from December 22nd-January 3rd that there will be no rehearsals.)

Synopsis:

Elliot,
an Iraq war veteran, joins an internet chatroom in an effort to deal with the after-effects of war.  An intimate portrait of both a family and the members of an online recovery community is unlocked as they struggle with the harrowing consequences of addiction.  Covering the distance between the virtual world to the physical, Water by the Spoonful ties together the lives of a host of unforgettable characters in a play of genuine warmth about forgiveness and redemption.



The Light In The Piazza

Director: Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz, Music Direction by Charles Hutchins
Run Dates: March 19-21 & 26-28, 2015
Casting: 13 individuals (4-7 females ages 18-50 and 4-6 males ages 18-50) for various roles and ensemble roles. Please come prepared with 16 bars of an audition song. Accompanist will be provided.
Audition Dates:  January 24th & 25th (possible Callbacks on January 26th), 2015
Rehearsals Begin: January 27th, 2015

Synopsis:

During the summer of 1953, American Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara.  While sightseeing, Clara, a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman, loses her hat in a sudden gust.  As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara.  This brief encounter of fate sparks an intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio and a secret begins to unfold:  Clara is not all that she appears to be.



Other Desert Cities

Director: Fred Sebulske
Run Dates: May 14-16 & 21-23, 2015
Casting:  3 women, 2 men ages (30's - late 60's/early 70's)
Audition Dates:  March 28th & 29th (possible Callbacks on the 30th), 2015
Rehearsals Begin: March 31st , 2015

Synopsis:

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and aunt.  Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened.  A surprising twist is revealed as she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.  Searing comedy and clever exchanges among family members makes this one of the most satisfying grown-up plays of the decade.



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