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Upcoming Auditions: “Curious Incident…” and “A Comedy of Tenors”

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
The Curious Incident of the 
Dog in the Night-Time
A play by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon
and
A Comedy of Tenors
By Ken Ludwig

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s premiere professional theatre announces auditions for the first two productions in the 2017-2018 season.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play and will be directed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. His determination to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog sends him on a journey of discovery, one that has us rooting for him at every turn.
A Comedy of Tenors is the hilarious sequel to Lend Me a Tenor and will be directed by Guest Director Wes Grantom. The characters from Lend Me a Tenor are back – this time in Paris, on the eve of a star-studded concert where three famous tenors are scheduled to perform together. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, including clandestine love affairs, romantic misunderstandings and enormous operatic egos threatening to cancel the entire concert.
Auditions for both will be an open call held on May 11, 2017. Callback for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time callbacks will be on on May 12, 2017. Callbacks for A Comedy of Tenors will be announced at a later date.
All auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. Each audition slot is three minutes. Sides will be provided one week prior to audition. A headshot and resume are recommended. 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 May 4, 2017.
Curious Incident… will rehearse from August 21 to September 14, 2017, and performance dates are September 15 – September 30, 2017. A Comedy of Tenors will rehearse from September 25 to October 19, 2017, and performance dates are October 20 – November 4, 2017.
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WHO:
Pioneer Theatre Company
WHAT:
Auditions for the 2017-2018 productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Comedy of Tenors. 
WHEN:
May 11, 2017
1:00-5:00 p.m. (1:00-2:00 p.m. is reserved for AEA only)
Callbacks for Curious Incident… will be held by invitation May 12, 2017.
Callbacks for A Comedy of Tenors will be TBA.
LOCATION:
Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, on the University of Utah campus.
OTHER INFORMATION: 
  • Sides will be provided one week prior to audition. A headshot and resume are recommended.
  • 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 May 4, 2017.