Audition Information

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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.

If you have questions, call Company Manager Amanda Bowen at (801) 581-6222 or email her at amanda.bowen@ptc.utah.edu. Phone calls or emails sent to the artistic director will not be returned.

Upcoming Auditions:

Mamma Mia!:  January 5, 2017
Upcoming audition:
Pioneer Theatre Company will produce the hit juke-box musical Mamma Mia!, with its irresistible pop score, running May 11 – 26, 2018.
Guest Director Patti Wilcox will direct and choreograph this production. Helen Gregory is musical directing.
Audition and Callback Dates: 
Auditions will be held on Friday, January 5, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. is reserved for Actors Equity Association members ONLY. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 6, time to be determined.
New York City auditions will be announced at a later date.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsal dates for the production are April 16 – May 11, 2018; performance dates are May 11 through May 26, 2018.
Audition Information:
All auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. Audition slots are three minutes. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the musical. A headshot and resume are recommended. PTC does not accept online submissions.
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 Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
If you have questions, call Company Manager Amanda Bowen at (801) 581-6222 or email at amanda.bowen@ptc.utah.edu. Phone calls or emails sent to Karen Azenberg will not be returned.
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Mamma Mia! Character Breakdown
ALL ARTISTS SHOULD HAVE A POP/ROCK SOUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Character Breakdown:

DONNA (late 30s-early 40s) Free-spirited, independent, passionate and vulnerable, she is the former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos.” She now owns and runs a taverna on a Greek island. Music: (F#3-D5) “The Winner Takes it All” and “Mamma Mia!” 

SOPHIE (18-25) Donna’s bright and resourceful daughter is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. She has a zany, warm, loving spirit. Music: (Ab3-D5) “Thank You for the Music” or “Honey, Honey”
TANYA (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, opinionated, flirtatious and acerbic. Music: (E3-C#5) “Dancing Queen” and “Does Your Mother Know?”
ROSIE (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for a feminist press. She’s confident, fun and strong. She has a keen sense of humor. Good comic actress. Music: (E3-C#5) “Take a Chance on Me”
LISA (18-25) Sophie’s supportive, caring and fun friend. Should sing and dance well. Music: (Ab3-C5) “Thank You for the Music” or “Honey, Honey”
ALI (18-25) Sophie’s loyal friend. Carefree. Should sing and dance well. Music: (Ab3-C5) “Thank You for the Music” or “Honey, Honey”

SAM (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. Charming, sexy, smart and successful architect. Music: (C3-G4) “S.O.S.”

HARRY (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, responsible, well-to-do, conservative, trying to reconnect with his freer younger self. Must do an English accent. Music: (C3-E4) “Our Last Summer” 

BILL (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer. Good-natured, kind bachelor always ready for adventure. Funny. Music: (C3-D4) “Thank You for the Music”
SKY (late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Grounded, hardworking, intelligent and dedicated to Sophie. Music: (C4-Ab4) “Lay All Your Love”
PEPPER (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the taverna. Charming, flirtatious and fun. Must be a good mover/dancer. Music: “Take it Easy” (pg 8, measures 86-93 and own song)
EDDIE (20s) Sky’s friend. Also works at the taverna. Cool, laid back. Must be a good mover/dancer. Music: Sing song in the style of the show

FATHER ALEXANDRIOS (35-45) The town priest. Patient and caring. Music: “Our Last Summer”

ENSEMBLE (30’s) Males and females with great pop voices, and all must move very well. Music: Mix of SATB – Soprano: to a solid Ab5, Alto: E5 (high belt), Tenor: solid Ab5, Bass: a few low notes