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Pioneer Theatre Company is a fully professional theatre company in residence, acting under a LORT-B contract with Actors’ Equity Association.

Working for PTC is a full-time commitment, and auditioners must be available all day, everyday for the rehearsal and production periods of a show. The production run includes two matinee performances per week.

Rehearsal times are decided on the first day of most rehearsal periods, but usually run from 7 to 9 hours, including a meal break.

For more information on AEA, go here.

For more information on the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), go here.

The latest audition information is also distributed via a press release; visit our press room for our more recent announcements.


I HATE HAMLET

By Paul Rudnick
Directed by Art Manke
 
WHAT:
Pioneer Theatre Company Auditions
Each audition slot is five minutes. All auditioners will be asked to read from the script; sides will be available at audition sign-up. 
 
WHEN:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM is reserved for AEA only; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM is open to both AEA and non-AEA auditioners.   
Callbacks will be on Saturday, November 22, by invitation only.   
 
WHO:
Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and résumé are recommended.  
 
HOW:
All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, November 14, 2014.
 
MORE INFO:
Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 - Thursday, MARCH 19, 2015. Performance dates are Friday, MARCH 20 - Saturday, APRIL 4, 2015. Art Manke will direct the production.
 
ROLES:  
All roles listed are currently available.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

John Barrymore: (Early 40s)  Handsome, sexy, charming, and ironic. Although best known as an old-time Hollywood movie star, he is equally adept with Shakespeare, and is among the 20th century's greatest Hamlets. This role requires an actor with classical training, impeccable Standard American speech, comic flair, emotional subtlety, and expert swordmanship.

Andrew Rally: (Late 20s)  Handsome, young, charismatic lead of a newly-cancelled television series. A high-gloss layer of California sunshine has only faintly dimmed his Jewish background. This role requires an actor with classical training, great charisma, strong sense of humor, emotional nuance and first-rate ability with a sword.

Gary Peter Lefkowitz: (Late 30s)  Highly successful television director who's only interest in life is making "the deal."  He is a walking cliché of what New Yorkers think of Hollywood. Jewish, very charming, superficial, and not the least bit interested in culture. The role requires an actor with expert comic sensibility and warmth.

Deirdre McDavey: (Early 20s)  Pretty, ethereal, bohemian and highly romantic. An actress of limited range who is Andrew's virgin girlfriend. A Valley girl imagining herself as a Bronte heroine. The role requires an actress of great warmth, sensitivity, earnestness and subtle humor.

Felicia Dantine:  (Late 30s)  Colorful, vivacious, successful New York real estate agent with a tall, showgirl's body. A fad-ish dresser of questionable taste, she possesses a proud, Queens, New York accent. The role requires an actress of great charm, charisma, confidence and humor.

Lillian Troy:  (Around 70)  An elegant, silver-haired woman with a deep, resonant smoker's voice and cough. A talent agent of great renown and taste, based on the late Helen Merrill, she speaks with a regal German accent. The role requires a commanding presence, grace, humor and old-world class.

 

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NYC Auditions:

Required LORT Equity Principal Auditions are held annually in New York and once every three years in Los Angeles and are scheduled through and announced by Actors' Equity Association. Required Equity Chorus Calls are held in New York City for Chorus musicals and are scheduled through and announced by Actors' Equity Association.
Principal auditions in New York are by appointment only and are scheduled through Pioneer Theatre Company's New York Casting Director, Rich Cole Casting.
Breakdowns for each production are sent to, and submissions accepted from, Equity franchised agents.
 
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UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN: 

 "THE MUSIC MAN" 

Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.  

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY KAREN AZENBERG

 
WHEN:
Friday, December 12, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be on Saturday, December 13 BY INVITATION.
 
WHAT:
Pioneer Theatre Company Auditions
Each audition slot is 3 minutes. All auditioners will be asked to audition with a song from American classic musical theatre.  
Callbacks (by invitation) will include reading from sides provided and dancing. 
 
WHO:
Auditioners should be between 7 - 12 years old. A headshot and résumé are recommended.  
 
HOW:
All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM. 
 
MORE INFO:
Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, APRIL 6, 2015 - Thursday, APRIL 30, 2015. Performance dates are Friday, MAY 1 - Saturday, MAY 16, 2015. 

 

CAST BREAKDOWN: 

Winthrop Paroo-He is 10 years old and the younger brother of "Marion the Librarian." He has a pronounced stutter. Must sing and act.

Amaryliss-Nine to 10 years old. She is a piano student of Marion's and has a crush on Winthrop. Must sing and act. 

Gracie Shinn-She is age 10 to 12 years old, and the younger daughter of Mayor Shinn. Should be able to sing, act and move well. 

Additional ensemble roles are available. 

 

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~
Kenneth Haigh