Stage North Auditions
2020 Open Auditions!
Anything Goes, January 10 at 7:00 pm and January 11 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
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The Stage North Theatre Company, sponsored by The UpNorth Indoor Bounce House, is proud to announce auditions for Anything Goes to be held on Friday, January 10 at 7 pm and Saturday, January 11 at 10 am and 2 pm. Auditions will be held at the Franklin Arts Center – meet in the main lobby for audition forms and information – ages 14 and up recommended.
Those planning to audition should dress to move. Bring tap shoes if you have them. A song from the show will be taught and used as the general audition piece. If interested in a lead (solo singing) role, please prepare a Broadway-style selection – no pop tunes. You will also be reading from the script. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 pm.
There will be Tap Dance tune-up sessions from 7 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Franklin Arts Center auditorium.
Performances of Anything Goes will run March 26, 27, April 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm. There will be 2:00 pm matinees on Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4. All performances will be held at the Franklin Arts Center.
The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to the very British Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy Number 13, “Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
The script calls for many men including Billy Crocker (male romantic lead), Elisha Whitney, (Billy’s boss, a wealthy tycoon), Moonface Martin (a hapless gangster, Public Enemy #13), Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, (a wealthy Englishman), Henry T. Dobson (a minister), Luke and John (his two Christian converts), Fred (a bartender), the Ship’s captain, the Ship’s purser and various sailors in the ensemble.
The female leads include: Reno Sweeney (a nightclub singer), her Angels – Purity, Chastity, Charity and Virtue, Hope Harcourt (a beautiful debutante), Evangeline Harcourt (Hope’s mother), Erma (the girlfriend of Moonface Martin), and many passengers, photographers, and reporters.
Anything Goes will be directed by Gary Hirsch and choreographed by Wendy DeGeest. The music will be directed by Hannah Wallis, and set design by Tim Leagjeld.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural and Heritage Fund.
What to expect at an audition
- Persons auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form, here is a copy if you would like to have it filled out ahead of time. An important part of being in the cast or crew is availability, so be sure to bring your calendar with a list of your recurring or single event conflicts between Date 1 and 2. Auditions generally last between 1-3 hours depending upon turn out.
- You will have a head shot taken by our photographer and be given a number. Actors may be called in singles, or small groups to stand before the director and producers to audition. Those interested in “technical only” positions will be asked to discuss interests, experience and tasks desired.
- In some cases, a “call back” will occur. A “call back” is a way for the production crew to have a second look at possible actors. “Call backs” generally occur within 48-hours of the original audition.
- A full cast list will be posted on the theatre doors on the first Saturday following auditions at 10:00 a.m. If you are on the cast list, you are in the show!! You may also be contacted personally by the director or the stage manager.
Wanna win over the Director?
Here are a few tips..
- Dress nicely, be respectful, show appreciation, and take your opportunity seriously. Many actors find that reading the play, watching videos, and learning as much about the production as possible before the audition, to be a tremendous help.
- Do not chew gum in a theatre….ever!
- Hands down, most directors are looking for a few things: vocal volume, energy and personality. A person with these attributes will generally win the part over another actor, even if they may not be the best best “physical” match for the role. The theatre is a place to be someone bigger than life, let yourself go and have fun!
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