2018-2019 Season Auditions

We are proud to announce the audition dates for our 2018-2019 season of seven spectacular productions that will dazzle, move, and wow you! GREAT auditions are open to everyone (cultural diversity and all abilities are encouraged!) and while being in a show is great fun, it is also a lot of work. 

  • We are also always seeking crew members (ages 16+) and would love to have you help backstage!
  • If you are new to GREAT consider signing up to volunteer on sets or costumes- a great way to get to know us!
  • We really need and appreciate time from our actors families to help make the shows amazing by helping with sets, costumes, ushering or backstage! 

Keep checking back closer to the audition dates as new information will be posted.  What to prepare for your audition will be posted online four weeks prior to the audition dates. Audition slot sign-up will be live two weeks prior to auditions.

ALL AUDITION QUESTIONS GO TO:
Dennis Whipple
Dennis@GreatTheatre.org
320-258-2787

We love to answer questions about auditions, parts available, schedule conflicts, what to prepare, early auditions or anything else you are wondering--so please call or email! 

Click on the title for information on what to prepare for the audition or more information on the audition prep workshop for that show.

PLAYLABS: The Night of the Living Dead
2nd Annual Radio Drama produced with and live on KVSC Radio
Auditions: Sunday, September 30th 6:00-7:30pm (no sign up needed, just show up!)

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Auditions: Sunday, November 25th and Monday, November 26th
Audition Preparation Workshop: Sun. Nov. 4th 4-6:00pm youth, 6:30-8:30pm adults (sign up beginning Oct. 22nd)
Call-Backs: Wednesday, November 28th
First Rehearsal: Monday, December 10th
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00-9:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM (no rehearsal December 23-January 1)
Performs: Feb 1-10, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre
Broadway musical for the entire family
We will be seeking a cast of performers ages ten through adult  (adults will play adult roles and children will play child roles) for this musical.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Auditions: Sunday, February 10th and Monday, February 11th
Call-Backs: Wednesday, February 13th
First rehearsal: Monday, February 25th
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00- 9:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Performs: April 5-20, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre
Broadway musical for the entire family
We will be seeking a cast of teens and adult performers ages thirteen through adult and a children’s choir (ages 8 - 12) for this musical.

The Giver
Auditions: Sunday, November 18th and Monday, November 19th
Call-Backs: Wednesday, November 21st
First rehearsal: Monday, December 3rd
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00- 9:00 PM and some Saturdays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM (no rehearsals Dec. 23-January 1)
Performs: January 11-20, 2019at the Helgeson Learning Lab, Waite Park
Drama based on young adult literature
We will be seeking a cast of youth and adult performers ages ten through adult for this non-musical.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Auditions: Sunday, February 3rd (the 60th Anniversary of “the day the music died”) and Monday, February 4th
Call-backs: Wednesday, February 6th
Rehearsals: Musician rehearsals will start right away (and be planned around the availability of those cast). Regular rehearsals will be April 1-25 Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00-9:30 PM and Saturdays as needed.
Performs: April 26-May 19, 2019 at the Helgeson Learning Lab, Waite Park
Musical adult dinner theatre
We will be seeking a cast of adult musicians and performers for this production. Playing a musical instrument (guitar, bass, percussion, horns) is a plus!


 

PLAYlabs Auditions:

The Night of the Living Dead - 2nd Annual Radio Drama produced with and live on KVSC Radio

Auditions: Sunday, September 30th
Rehearsals: October 1-26
Performs: Saturday, October 27th 8:00pm at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
We will be casting adult performers for this non-musical.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - A co-production with the St. Cloud State University Theatre Department.  Auditions open to community members and SCSU students.
Auditions: Sunday, December 9th at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre and Monday, December 10th at St. Cloud State University
Rehearsals: January 7-February 14 at SCSU Days and times To Be Decided
Performs: February 15-24 at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of SCSU
We will be casting teen and adult performers for this non-musical.

Goodnight Moon
Auditions: Sunday, January 27th
Rehearsals: February 4-March 5 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM.
Performs: March 6-10 at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
We will be casting performers ages ten through adult for this musical.