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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

MY FAIR LADY- August 26th, 10:00am, High Street United Methodist Church

Main Stage Musical

My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddler of lowly social status who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. Eliza and Higgins clash, and then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Audition Sides:

Young Women -- Side 1 & Side 2

Women -- Side 1 & Side 2

Young Men -- Side 1 & Side 2

Men -- Side 1 & Side 2 & Side 3

All -- Side 1

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Eliza Doolittle - (Female, early-to-late-20s) A cockney flower girl, Eliza works outside Covent Garden. Her potential to become “a lady” becomes the object of a bet between Higgins and Pickering.

Henry Higgins - (Male, adult) A British, upper class professional bachelor, Higgins is a world-famous phonetics expert.

Colonel Pickering - (Male, adult) A retired British officer with colonial experience.

Alfred P. Doolittle - (Male, adult) Eliza’s father, an elderly but vigorous dustman.

Freddy Eynsford-Hill - (Male, young-adult to adult) An upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza.

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill - (Female, adult) A friend of Mrs. Higgins and Freddy’s mother.

Mrs. Higgins - (Female, adult) Henry’s long-suffering mother.

Bartender - Works the Tottenham Court Road Pub.

Harry - (Male, young-adult to adult) Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

Jamie - (Male, young-adult to adult) Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

Mrs. Pearce - (Female, young-adult to adult) Henry Higgins’ housekeeper.

Mrs. Hopkins - (Female, adult) A cockney woman of Tottenham Court.

Prof. Zoltan Karpathy - (Male, young adult to adult) A bearded Hungarian and former phonetics student of Henry Higgins.

First Cockney, Second Cockney, Third Cockney, Fourth Cockney - Four men who form a Cockney quartet.

Butler - Henry Higgins’s household employee.

Footman - Henry Higgins’s household employee.

Lord Boxington - A friend of Mrs. Higgins.

Lady Boxington - The wife of Lord Boxington.

Footman - An embassy employee.

Selsey Man - A bystander outside Covent Garden.

Various Servants, Maids, Stewards, Bystanders, Flowergirl, Etc.


OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS- September TBA

Studio Play

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who sees his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. That is until he's been offered a dream job in Seattle. This news doesn't sit so well with his grandparents, and thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma pull out all of the stops, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Frank Gianelli - male, 60 - 80 years old; moved to America from Italy at 14 years old; very family focused

Nick Cristano - male, 25 - 35 years old; career in advertising

Aida Gianelli - female, 60 - 80 years old; married to Frank; feels all life's problems can be solved by food

Caitlin O'Hare - female, 25 - 35 years old; successful nurse; Nick's blind date

Nunzio Cristano - male, 60 - 80 years old; has a dark secret; romantic, family-focused man

Emma Cristano - female, 60 - 80 years old; married to Nunzio; feels all life's problems can be solved by the right spouse


SCROOGE! the Musical- October 14th, 10:00am

United Methodist Church 219 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305

Main Stage Musical

In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, Ebenezer Scrooge is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit. On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, including the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Ebenezer Scrooge – Male, age 50+
Bob Cratchit – Male, age 30+
Kathy Cratchit – Female, age 25+
Tiny Tim – Male, age 8-teen
Bess – Female, age 8-teen
Mr. Carstairs – Male, age 20+
Hugo Harty – Male, age 20+
Jocelyn Jollygoode – Female 
Bissett – Male
Mrs. Dilber – Female
Miss Dilber – Female 
Beggar Woman – Female 
Punch and Judy Man
Tom Jenkins – Male
Jacob Marley – Male 
Ghost of Christmas Past – Female, late 20s-40s
School Teacher – Female 
Jen – Female
Ebby -
Fezziwig – Male 
Young Scrooge – Male, teens-early 20s
Dick Wilkins -
Mrs. Fezziwig – Female, late 30s-early 40s
Isabel – Female, early 20+
Ghost of Christmas Present – Male, age 20+
Mrs. Cratchit – Female, late 20s-early 30s
Peter Cratchit – Female, teens
Martha Cratchit – Female, teens
Belinda – Female
Helen – Female
Topper – Female 
Mary – Female
Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come – Male or Female
Mr. Pringle – Male
Mrs. Pringle – Female 
PARTY GUESTS, TRADESPERSONS, URCHINS, CHILDREN, ETC. 


CHARLOTTE'S WEB - November TBA

Studio Play

In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friends Charlotte, Fern, and their chatty animal neighbors.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 Fern Arable - a young girl who understands what animals say to each other and has a pure sense of justice

John Arable - Fern’s father

Martha Arable - Fern’s mother

Avery Arable - Fern’s brother who enjoys teasing her

Homer Zuckerman - Fern’s uncle

Edith Zuckerman - Fern’s aunt

Lurvy - a caring, hired hand at the Zuckerman farm

Wilbur - a small, lovable young pig

Templeton - a gluttonous rat who can be talked into a good deed

Charlotte - a spider who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer”

Goose - a motherly animal on Zuckerman’s farm

Gander - a fatherly animal on Zuckerman’s farm

Sheep - a knowledgeable animal on Zuckerman’s farm

Lamb - a not very welcoming animal on Zuckerman’s farm

Uncle - a pig at the Fair

Storytellers - the narrators of the story 

Ensemble - Reporter, Photographer, Fairgoers, Announcer


ROCK OF AGES- November 19th, 1:00pm 

United Methodist Church 219 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305

Main Stage Musical

Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This energetic musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Drew - (Male, young-adult to adult) Works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.

Sherrie - (Female, young-adult to adult) A fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom.

Lonny - (Male, young-adult to adult) – The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with.

Dennis Dupree - (Male, young-adult to adult) Laid-back, easy-going guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club.

Stacee Jaxx - (Male, young-adult to adult) A sexy rock star who decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo.  

Justice - (Female, young-adult to adult) Strong presence, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working.

Hertz Klinemann - (Male, adult) An uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it.

Franz Klinemann - (Male, young-adult) Hertz’s son. Works for his father but not by choice.

Regina - (Female, young-adult to adult) A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take-over of The Strip.

Mayor - (Male, adult) The Mayor of West Hollywood, who is faced with the decision to sell-out to Hertz.

Ja’Keith - (Male, adult) Boy band agent who lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star.

Strippers: Angel, Sapphire, Destiny - (Female, young-adult to adult) Three strippers who work for Justice at the Venus Club. Will also appear as part of the Ensemble.

Ensemble - (Male and Female) Father, Mother, Waitress #1, Constance, Joey Primo, Candy, Sleazy Producer, Guitarist, Ensemble Choir


HEATHERS the Musical - February TBA

Studio Musical

Westerberg High is ruled Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Veronica Sawyer - (Female, age 17) She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor.

JD - (Male, age 17) He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy.  

Heather Chandler - (Female, age 17) Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town.

Heather McNamara - (Female, age 17) Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful.

Heather Duke - (Female, age 17) Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer.

Martha Dunnstock - (Female, age 17) Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection.

Ram Sweeney - (Male, age 17) Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites.

Kurt Kelly - (Male, age 17) Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram.

Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper - (Male, age 40-45) Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Coach Ripper:  Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.

Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom - (Female, age 45-50) Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law.

Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal Gowan - (Male, age 30-45) Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant.

Boy 1 - (age 16-18) A put-upon, bitter geek.

Boy 2 - (age 16-18) A blow-dried 80’s preppy.

Boy 3 - (age 16-18) Hipster Dork. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’

Girl 1 - (age 16-18) A sullen goth girl.

Girl 2 - (age 16-18) A fuzzyheaded stoner chick.

Girl 3 - (age 16-18) A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type.  


PETER and the STARCATCHER - February TBA

Main Stage Play

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Black Stache - (Male, age 30-50) A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read.

Molly Aster - (Female, age 13-25) A curious and intelligent young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo.

Boy/Peter - (Male, age 13-25) A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much.

Grempkin - (Male, age 40-60) The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys.

Mrs. Bumbrake - (Male, age 40-60) Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood.  

Bill Slank - (Male, age 35-55) The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland.

Smee - (Male, age 25-55) Black Stache's first mate.

Prentiss - (Male, age 13-25) An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical.

Alf - (Male, age 50-65) A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure.

Lord Leonard Aster - (Male, age 40-60) Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - (Male, age 35-45) Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of The Wasp.

Ted - (Male, age 13-25) An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

Ensemble - (Male) Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators


RABBIT HOLE - April TBA

Studio Play

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until an accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Becca – (Female, late 30s-early 40s) A practical woman, who has long since been defined by her position as a wife and mother. In the wake of her son’s death, she seems to have shut down emotionally.

Howie – (Male, late 30s-early 40s) Becca’s Husband. Howie, too, is devasted by the loss, but he is ready to move on with life.

Izzy – (Female, early 30s) Becca’s sister. Izzy is full of personality and a little rough around the edges.

Nat -- (Female, mid-sixties) Becca and Izzy’s Mother. Nat is a strong woman with a quirky exterior. Jason – (Male, age 17) A high school student who accidentally hit Becca and Howie’s son with his car. 


THE LITTLE MERMAID - April TBA

Main Stage Musical

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a fun love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Ariel - (Female, age 16-25) A mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.

Prince Eric - (Male, age 20-30) A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.

Grimsby - (Male, age 40-60) Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Flounder - (Male, age 15-20) A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Scuttle - (Male, age 25-40) A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

King Triton - (Male, 35-45) King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters.

Sebastian - (Male, age 30-45) A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel.

Flotsam - (Male, age 20-40) An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys.

Jetsam - (Male, age 20-40) An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys.

Ursula - (Female, age 35-45) The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.

Chef Louis - (Male, age 30-50) The French palace chef, diabolical and violent.

Ensemble - Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses

 

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

How to Prepare:

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue. We are looking for an individual’s level of vocal production - strong, confident, and enthusiastic reading is very important. (Not everyone will get an opportunity to read from the script in musical auditions - this will likely occur during callbacks.)
  • Performers are asked to prepare 16 - 32 bars of a song (bring sheet music!); an accompanist will be provided. (No CDs, iPhones or recordings of any kind allowed.  We must hear singing with live accompaniment.  If you cannot find sheet music – with the piano part included – we will have an alternate song ready for you to sing.) The song should connect with the part you are auditioning for (sometimes sheet music is provided online in .pdf format).
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you're not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed below for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals: Typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Performances: Shows run for three weekends including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates.

Cast Lists: Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

If you have any questions, please email us at tickets@munciecivic.org

Upcoming Events

 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aug 4 to 19 at Minnetrista


MADAGASCAR Jr. Registration
Rehearsals begin August 12


MY FAIR LADY Auditions
August 26, 10 am at High Street UMC


ALADDIN Jr. Auditions
September 9th at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

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