Audition Dates for the 2017 Season Announced!
Gretna Theatre is holding auditions for:
- All Roles in our 2017 Summer Mainstage Season
- Acting Interns for the 2017 Theatre for Young Audience (TYA) productions & consideration for the 2017 Summer Mainstage Season Ensemble
- Note: Interns will serve in other areas of the theatre throughout the season for a well-rounded internship.
All Auditions are by Appointment Only and will be held at Elizabethtown College.
Specific Room to be confirmed upon registration.
Auditions for 2017 Mainstage Musical Productions and Internships
- Friday, January 13th from 3 PM to 5 PM at 5 minute intervals.
- Friday, January 27th from 3 PM to 5 PM at 5 minute intervals. Musical Candidates: Prepare your best 32 bars and a short monologue. Monologue NOT to exceed 60 seconds.
Auditions for Plays
- Friday, January 20th from 4 PM to 6 PM at 5 minute intervals. Candidate will prepare a monologue NOT to exceed 60 seconds.
Additional Auditions Musicals and Plays
- Saturday, February 4th from 10 AM to 4 PM at 5 minute intervals. Location To Be Announced
Appointments will be made via email only – no calls please.
Please email THREE preferred Dates & Times to to info@GretnaTheatre.org
Appointments will be confirmed by theatre staff who will then ask you to submit a HEADSHOT & RESUME via email.
2017 show dates and descriptions available on the website.
Note: TYA titles are not yet confirmed.
Please see character breakdowns below.
The information included in this notification is complete.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL GRETNA THEATRE REGARDING AUDITIONS.
EUGENE – Lead – Late Teens to Early 20s
STANLEY – Lead – Early 20s
KATE – Supporting – 50s
BLANCHE – Supporting 40s to 50s
JACK – Supporting – 50s
BEN – Supporting – 70s to 80s
“CIVIL WAR VOICES”
- Elizabeth Keckley – Alto – African American
Must be an accomplished actress and powerhouse singer, able to “belt” spirituals as well as have the warmth and depth of more tender material. She must be able to portray a wide range of emotional life, from the humiliation of slavery to the exhilaration of being confidante to the First Lady in the White House.
- Harriet Perry – Soprano
Attractive, romantic Southern leading lady, young and “head over heels in love” with her husband, Theo. Role requires more of a “pop” soprano/mix sound rather than a legit operatic soprano.
- Theo Perry – Tenor/Bari-Tenor
Attractive “male heart throb” leading man type. He is a Southerner who is very romantic and completely in love with his wife, Harriet. This role also requires more of a “pop” sound rather than a legit voice.
- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain – Baritone
Strong heroic type. Fights for the Union Army. Powerful presence & strong acting chops needed.
- Harris/Joseph Henry Harris – Bass Baritone
Casting 1 strong actor to play both roles.
Harris is the modern day “narrator/anchor” whose commentary weaves the piece together. He is the “author” of the piece. Must be an excellent storyteller with a strong emotional range.
Joseph Henry Harris is the great-great uncle of Harris. He was a Southerner with real reservations about the wisdom of secession. He is the “conscience” of the piece.
In addition, 5 ensemble members (3 men and 2 women) will be cast to play a variety of supporting roles. They must all sing and act well.
Man #1 – Must be African-American with exceptional bari-tenor voice to portray Celebrant, Sgt. Buck and Cook (a slave).
Man #2 – Strong actor/singer to portray Slave Owner, Fire-Eater, Governor of Maine, General Hunt, and other Confederates.
Man #3 – Strong actor/singer to portray President Abraham Lincoln. Should be tall and lean. Also plays several other character roles, both Union and Confederate.
Woman #1 – Strong actor/singer (alto) to portray Mary Todd Lincoln and various other character roles.
Woman #2 – Strong actor/singer (soprano/mix) to portray Cornelia Harris and various other character roles.
“MAN OF LA MANCHA”
MIGUEL de CERVANTES/DON QUIXOTE/ALONSO QUIJANA – Baritone – Lead – 40s – 50s
CERVANTES’ MANSERVANT/SANCHO PANZA – Tenor – Lead – 30s -40s
ALDONZA (DULCINEA) – Soprano – Lead – 20s -30s
ANTONIA – Mezzo-Soprano – Supporting – 20s
PADRE – Tenor – Supporting – Any Age
DR. SANSON CARRASCO (THE KNIGHT OF THE MIRRORS) – Baritone – Supporting – 40s – 50s
CAPTAIN OF THE INQUISITION
ATTENDANTS TO THE KNIGHTS
“THE GAME’S AFOOT”
MADGE GIESEL – 40s
SIMON BRIGHT – 20s
DARIA CHASE – 30s
INSPECTOR GORING – 30 – 40s
AGGIE WHEELER – 20s
MARTHA GILLETTE – 70s
WILLIAM GILLETTE – 40s – 50s
FELIX GEISEL – 40s
KIRA, to play mid-teens, has a physical disability (leg), she never leaves the stage, smart, attractive, grows from shy to strong throughout the play, beautiful lyrical high alto/soprano, who can sing a blend of folk/pop/broadway sound. LEAD
MATT, a boy from the Fen ideally 10-15, small, funny, charming, high-energy, quirky, rambunctious, streetsmart, surviver, loyal. clear, character voice LEAD
VANDARA, a 30s-50s strong, loud, her pain has made her mean, needs at least strong character singing voice
JAMISON, late 30s-50, ambitious, rich baritone. Appears sweet and persuasive but ominous. LEAD.
THOMAS, the Carver, a teenage boy, nice, smart, calm, resigned, not too charactery, just over an octave (currently E3-D4) LEAD
ANNABELLA, an elderly woman 60+, rich alto voice, soulful with wisdom, and jaded but clinging to hope.LEAD
JO, a little girl (Ideally about 10-12 years old, can look younger) beautiful, sweet voice for a young girl, Range of just over an octave. (currently C4 to D5)
THE SINGER, very old (45-70, gorgeous rich singing voice) Featured
CHRISTOPHER, a blind man, Late thirties to 50, similar age to Jamison. ideally truly with a disability. Range of at least octave (currently A4-A5) High baritone or tenor. (Possible double for the Singer) Featured
MATT’S MOTHER (at least mid 30s, character woman)
MATT’S SISTER (same age as JO, (doubles Jo)
ADRIAN and HELENA, Villagers
DIGGERS, VILLAGE MEN AND WOMEN, THE COUNCIL OF GUARDIANS. A GUARD, TENDERS, FEN MEN AND WOMEN