AUDITIONS

SUMMER 2018 SCRIPT IN HAND Auditions

Understanding Your Pet With Dr. Marla Brett by Andrew Frodahl

Produced in partnership with ISD742 Project Challenge
Director: Heather Mastromarco
Stage Manager: Amanda Kivel
Rehearsals: July 17-25
Performs: Thurs. July 26th 6:30pm at Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

Congratulations! Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett CAST LIST: 

Dr. Lizzie Linkester: Alyssa Euteneuer
Dalaney: Tawnya Ostlund
Dr. Marla Brett: Sarah Kay
Turtle Dude: Jason Schommer
Chicken Farmer: Aaron Trumpeter
Beekeeper: Sylva Bohannon
Vic: Yadaira Rivera-Reyes
Senator Weatherbee/Agent Mackenzie: Rick Converse
Riley: Janet Schleper
Agent Schmidt/Puppeteer: Sean Stidmon
Sydney Waggs/Agent Schmersal: Gabby Fritz
Noreen: Anne Groetsch
Girlfriend: Chloe Schlough
Giacomo Linguini: Drew Sevcik 
 


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.

My Fair Lady
Audition Prep Workshop: Wednesday, June 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Auditions: Sunday, July 15th and Monday, July 16th
Call-Backs: Wednesday, July 18th
First Rehearsal: Saturday, July 21st
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00-9:30 PM and two Saturdays.
Performs: September 7-23, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre
Broadway musical for the entire family
We will be seeking a primarily adult cast with some youth chorus parts available.

Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing
Audition Prep Workshop: Tuesday, August 14th 4:00-6:00pm (Sign up will be live July 18th.)
Auditions: Sunday, August 26th and Monday, August 27th
Call-Backs: Wednesday, August 29th
First rehearsal: Monday, September 17th
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (no rehearsals Oct. 4-7)
Performs: Oct 19-28, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre
Comedy based on children’s literature
We will be seeking a cast of performers ages six through adult  (adults will play adult roles and children will play child roles) for this non-musical.

A Christmas Carol
Audition Prep Workshop: Tuesday, August 28th 6:00-8:30pm (Sign up will be live August 14th)
Auditions: Sunday, September 9th and Monday, September 10th
Call-Backs: Wednesday, September 12th
First rehearsal: Monday, October 15th
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings 6:00-9:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM (no rehearsal October 25-28 or November 1)
Performs: Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre
Holiday classic back by popular demand
We will be seeking a cast of performers ages seven through adult (adults will play adult roles and children will play child roles) for this non-musical. The role of Ebenezer Scrooge has been cast and will be played by Dennis Whipple, GREAT Theatre Executive Director and founder.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Auditions: Sunday, November 25th and Monday, November 26th
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:

DEVISED THEATRE PRODUCTION
GREAT is seeking a cast of twelve young women ages 13-18 to devise a theatre piece with director Kaarin Johnston (director of The Secret Life of Girls) about avoiding risky behaviors, good relationship choices, and healthy body image.  This project will be part of our PLAYlabs season and perform in the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre.  Dates of the project are Aug. 6-24, 2018.
 
If you are interested in learning more please attend our informational meeting on Sun. July 22nd 3:00pm at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre. The GREAT team is producer Abby Schnobirch, director Kaarin Johnston, stage manager Anita Reber and volunteers Buddy King and Monica Segura-Schwartz who will work with the group of teen girls to create their very own production. Contact Abby for more information at schno032@umn.edu.
 

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.