Audition Information

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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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Upcoming Auditions:

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley & The Lion in Winter (Joint Auditions) – September 14th

Once – September 21st

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and The Lion in Winter  (Joint Auditions)
Pioneer Theatre Company is holding auditions for two upcoming productions. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, takes place at Pemberley Hall, where Elizabeth Bennet Darcy has invited her family to join her for her first Christmas after her marriage to Mr. Darcy. When her strong-minded sister Mary and the bookish Arthur de Bourgh strike up a friendship-will romance follow?
Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; directed by Julie Kramer.
In The Lion in Winter it’s Christmas in 1183, and Henry II, King of England, is locked in a battle of wits with his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over which of their sons will succeed him as king. Henry has had Eleanor locked away in favor of Alais, a French princess whom he would like to marry. Eleanor has other ideas, and while she and Henry try to outmaneuver each other, their three sons scheme and intrigue over the throne.
Written by James Goldman; directed by Wes Grantom.
Audition and Callback Dates: 
Auditions for both will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon is reserved for Actors Equity Association members ONLY. Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, by invitation only.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsal dates for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley are November 5 – November 29, 2018; performance dates are November 30 – December 15, 2018. Rehearsal dates for The Lion in Winter are December 10 – January 3, 2019; performance dates are January 4 – January 19, 2019.
Audition Information:
All auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. A headshot and resume are recommended.  Sides will be available one week prior to auditions.
Sign Up:
All roles are available. 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, September 7, 2018.

Character Breakdowns:

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Mary Bennet: Female, 20s. Finally coming into her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious and lively, but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Arthur de Bourgh: Male, mid-20s. A studious, unsociable, only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Elizabeth Darcy: Female, 24. Married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming, and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister Jane. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Fitzwilliam Darcy: Male, 30. A loving, generous, and smart (if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Jane Bingley: Female, 20s. Married to Mr. Bingley. She is seven months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Charles Bingley: Male, mid-20s. Gracious, happy and ever focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend and always ready with a smile. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Lydia Wickham: Female, to play 17 years old. Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She is the person you want to have at your party: energetic, engaging and unstoppable. British dialect. All Ethnicities.
Anne de Bourgh: Female, mid 20s. She is the only daughter of the late Lady Catherine de Bourgh and lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life, but is ready to now. She is judgmental and impatient, just like her mother. British dialect. All Ethnicities.

The Lion in Winter 
Alais Capet: Female, 20s. The sister of French King Philip, Alais has been raised by Eleanor and was promised as a child to whichever son succeeded Henry; however, she’s now Henry’s mistress, which makes her a prime pawn in everyone’s machinations. Her youth and beauty are mistaken for naïveté. She’s smart and has developed a hidden strength from witnessing the ruthlessness of the family that raised her. All Ethnicities.
Henry II: Male, 50s. The king of England, Henry is the husband of Eleanor and the father of Richard, Geoffrey and John. He also has taken Alais as his mistress. Though Henry is nearing the age when most men usually died, he still has remarkable vigor and wit, as well as physical prowess. He’s desperate for permanence and to keep his kingdom together after his death. All Ethnicities.
John: Male, early to mid-20s. The youngest son of Henry and Eleanor, John is petty and immature, and physically awkward; he’s more impulsive than he is intelligent, which makes him easily manipulated. He lacks the strength or instincts that would make a good leader but he’s spoiled and entitled and is Henry’s choice to become the next king. All Ethnicities.
Geoffrey: Male, late 20s to early 30s. The middle son of Henry and Eleanor, Geoffrey is perhaps the smartest of their sons; he is charming, an expert tactician and an excellent schemer. He is used to being overlooked and underestimated, and is good at keeping his cool while others hang themselves. All Ethnicities.
Richard: Male, 30s. The eldest living son of Henry and Eleanor, Richard is his mother’s favorite and her choice to rule; he is a ruthless and brutal warrior. Despite his outward stoicism, his affair with Philip displays a deep and true well of feeling he keeps hidden from most. All Ethnicities.
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Female, 50s. One might assumed the title refers to Henry, but Eleanor is truly a lioness. Smart, witty, calculating and strong, she has steel at her core and can match Henry or anyone else at scheming. She is regal and powerful and belongs on a throne herself. Despite her strength and capacity for cruelty, she’s very much in love with her husband. All Ethnicities.
Phillip Capet: Male, 20s. The young King of France, Phillip is elegant, beautiful, and accomplished, and has become an effective leader despite his youth; however, don’t mistake his refinement and polish for weakness: under the impeccable finery there’s a calculating and ambitious core. All Ethnicities.
Once
PTC is holding auditions for the 2012 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Once. The production is directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, with musical direction by Tom Griffin and choreography by Lainie Sakakura.

Audition and Callback Dates: 

Auditions will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. is reserved for Actors Equity Association members ONLY. Callbacks will be held in October by invitation only.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsal dates for Once are January 21, 2019 through February 14, 2019; performance dates are February 15 – March 2, 2019.
Audition Information:
All auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. A headshot and resume are recommended.
Prepare a contemporary musical theatre or pop vocal selection and a short piece demonstrating your skill on at least one of the instruments used in the show.
Dialects are helpful but not required for auditioning purposes.
There will be no separate children’s audition for the role of Ivanka; auditioners should attend this audition.
Sign Up:
All roles are available. All characters except Ivanka must play musical instruments. If you are an accomplished musician but not in the exact instruments outlined for a specific character, please consider auditioning anyway. 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, September 14, 2018.

Character Breakdowns:

Girl: Female, 20-35. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn’t think she deserves any sympathy. Strong Czech (Eastern European) accent and must play piano and sing extremely well. Alto/Mezzo-Soprano F#3 to D5. All ethnicities.
Guy: Male, 20-35. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play guitar very well. Baritone F#2 to C#5. All ethnicities.
Billy: Male, 30-49. A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play guitar very well. Baritone G2 to G4. Character also plays cajon, ukulele, cymbals and snare drum. All ethnicities.
Reza: Female, 25-29. A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger than life. Strong Czech (Eastern European) accent and must sing and play violin/fiddle very well. Soprano C4 to A5. All ethnicities.
Baruska: Female, 45+. Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Strong Czech (Eastern European) accent and must sing and play accordion/piano very well. Alto F3 to D5. Character also plays concertina, melodica and tambourine. All ethnicities.
Bank Manager: Male or female, 30-49. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Strong Irish (Cork) accent and must sing and play guitar and cello very well. Tenor/Alto (C3 to C5, Tenor) (F3 to D5, Alto). Character also plays mandolin. All ethnicities.
Da: Male, 50+. Guy’s dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well. Baritone G2 to G4. All ethnicities.

Svec: Male, 20-39. A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Strong Czech (Eastern European) accent and must sing and play guitar and drum kit very well. Baritone G2 to G4. Character also plays banjo and mandolin. All ethnicities.

Andrej: Male, 20-29. Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain but has big dreams. Strong Czech (Eastern European) accent and must sing and play guitar and electric bass very well. Baritone G2 to G4. Character also plays cajon, ukulele and tambourine. All ethnicities.
Eamon: Male, 20-49. The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play guitar and piano well. Baritone G2 to G4. Character also plays cajon, melodica, castanets and harmonica. All ethnicities.
Emcee: Male, 20-49. The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play guitar and piano very well. Baritone G2 to G4. All ethnicities.
Ex-Girlfriend: Female, 20-39. Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Strong Irish accent and must sing and play violin very well. Mezzo-Soprano A3 to F5. Character also plays cajon. All ethnicities.
Ivanka: Female, 7-9. The sweet-natured daughter of Girl, should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing Alto/Mezzo-Soprano. All ethnicities. Must be between 40 and 45 inches tall.