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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.
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PTC 2013-2014 Season Auditions
Auditions for Deathtrap by Ira Levin
All auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Sides from the play will be available when auditioners sign-up the week before.
Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, March 3, 2014 – Thursday, March 27, 2014. Performance dates are March 28 – April 12, 2014. Guest artist May Adrales will direct the production.
Sidney Bruhl – stately, wry, witty, erudite, distinguished, 50ish male writer, any race. Has a strong magnetizing presence of a man who has achieved great fame and stature. A celebrated playwright of mystery thrillers who gained astonishing success early in his career but has hit a dry spell. Actor must have some experience in stage combat.
Myra Bruhl – a modest, self-effacing woman in her late 40s or 50s, any race, middle-upper class. Has a nervous, quick, disposition and tends to follow rather than lead. Married to Sidney for eleven years.
Clifford Anderson – charismatic, sturdy, good-looking, mid 20s or early 30s male, any race, with youthful, optimistic exuberance. A former writing student of Sidney’s and young lover. Actor must have some experience in stage combat.
Helga Ten Dorp – a wildly eccentric, mysterious woman, Eastern European psychic. Her magical powers are very real and potent. She is a celebrity and enjoys the fame, attention and the status. 40s or older.
Porter Milgram – a pragmatic though fairly meddlesome lawyer, 50s, male, any race. Direct, to-the-point businessman who is in charge of Sidney’s legal affairs.
Directed by guest artist May Adrales. Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, March 3, 2014 – Thursday, March 27, 2014. Performance dates are March 28 – April 12, 2014.
No phone calls please.
Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season finale dance musical Sweet Charity will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on December 13, 2013; times will be announced to auditioners who are called back.
The audition is divided into an open singing call for singer/actors who move from noon to 3:00 p.m. and an open dance call for dancer/actors who also sing from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The singing call time slots are limited to three minutes. Please prepare a traditional Broadway song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided, but auditioners should bring their own sheet music. The dance call will not involve tap.
Audition slots from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 are for Actors’ Equity members only. Audition slots from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the dance call from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 are open to all auditioners.
Above all, Sweet Charity is a dance show. Everyone must at the very least move well. Auditioners should come to the Thursday dance call prepared to move – not only well, but copiously. Singers who can move might be asked to attend the dance call after their three-minute singing audition, instead of or in addition to a call back the next day.
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 by noon on Thursday, December 5, 2013. A breakdown of major characters will be posted along with the sign-up sheet.
Auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. All auditioners must be 18 years of age or older. A photo and résumé are recommended. The callback audition will involve reading from the script.
Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, April 14 – Thursday, May 8, 2014; performance dates are May 9 – May 24, 2014.
Actors must be available full-time for all hours of the rehearsal and production periods. The rehearsal period involves full-time hours six days per week; the performance period includes eight shows per week (Mondays – Saturdays with two matinees each performance week).
PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct and choreograph the production.
No phone calls please.
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.