Pioneer Theatre Company Announces
General Season Auditions for 2011–2012 Season
Local Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 Season will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Equity Principal Auditions are for actors ages 18 and up. Audition time slots are from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If these slots are 75% filled in advance, additional time will be made available.
Actors who have recently appeared in a PTC show, or actors who are sure that PTC is familiar with their work, do not need to attend the general audition. There will be local show-specific auditions for each production; those audition dates and times will be announced at later dates.
Only AEA (Equity) members may reserve an audition time slot. Non-Equity actors are also welcome and will be seen as time permits, but may not reserve an audition time slot in advance. Equity members may email Elizabeth Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or may come into the theatre to sign up for an audition time.
The sign-up sheet will be posted by noon on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Room 325 of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. This sign-up sheet is for Equity actors only. Non-Equity actors may come to the theatre as early as 10:00 a.m. on the day of the audition, at which point a non-Equity waiting list will be started. Actors on the waiting list will be seen as time permits throughout the day.
Auditioners should prepare either two contrasting monologues or one monologue and an audition song. An accompanist will be provided; auditioners should bring sheet music as needed. Auditions will be held in Room 245 of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.
CASTING AND PRODUCTION DATESNext to Normal Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt First Rehearsal: August 22, 2011 Opens: September 16, 2011 Closes: October 1, 2011 Director and Choreographer TBD All roles currently available
The Tempest By William Shakespeare First Rehearsal: September 26, 2011 Opens: October 21, 2011 Closes: November 5, 2011 Directed by Charles Morey All roles currently available
Annie Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas Meehan First Rehearsal: November 7, 2011 Opens: December 2, 2011 Closes: December 23, 2011 (extra week with weekday matinees added) Directed by Paul Barnes, Choreography by Patti D’Beck, Musical Director TBD All roles currently available
Find and Sign World Premiere by Wendy MacLeod First Rehearsal: December 19, 2011 Opens: January 13, 2012 Closes: January 28, 2012 Directed by Charles Morey All roles currently available
Character breakdown for Find and Sign:
IAGO: 30s, sexy, metrosexual, an A and R guy for Freeman Records
JULIA: 30s, smart, quirky, a public high-school teacher in the Bronx
ANDRE: 40s, Jamaican, powerful, Iago’s boss
MONA: 30s, beautiful, Julia’s friend, works at Vogue, British-y accent
CAL: early 30s, African-American, Iago’s co-worker, married
MAC: 17, African-American, Julia’s student, a hip-hop musician
Emma Based on the Jane Austen novel First Rehearsal: January 23, 2012 Opens: February 17, 2012 Closes: March 3, 2012 Director TBD All roles currently available
Laughing Stock By Charles Morey First Rehearsal: February 27, 2012 Opens: March 23, 2012 Closes: April 7, 2012
Directed by Charles Morey All roles currently available
Man of La Mancha Book by Dale Wasserman, Lyrics by Joe Darion, Music by Mitch Leigh First Rehearsal: April 9, 2012 Opens: May 4, 2012 Closes: May 19, 2012 (Possible extension) Director, Choreographer and Musical Director TBD All roles currently available
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