February 14 – 17, 2024

Sign up for your time slot two weeks before auditions!

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for a GREAT show! 

If you’ve auditioned for us before, welcome back! If this is your first time auditioning at GREAT, we’re thrilled to have you! We are in our 26th season and are excited to add new people, new talent, and new voices to our company as well as welcome returning volunteers to our stages! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or you’ve never been on stage before, we encourage you to audition!

A new play by Karen Zacarias, “Native Gardens” is the story of a property dispute on the surface, while ideas of class, race, and ethnicity are just under the topsoil. The rehearsal process for Native Gardens will address each of these topics and more– you may want to audition if characters with complicated and nuanced beliefs about the way the world is (and should be) appeal to you. 

More information about Native Gardens auditions will be posted two weeks before auditions, and the initial audition will consist of reading for all auditionees. Monologues will be posted online, along with more information about how to prepare so you can be your most confident! 


Information Session: Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00p on Zoom

Auditions are nerve-wracking whether it’s your first or seventy-sixth, so join us for an optional Zoom meeting on DATE to ask questions and learn about this specific production and audition process from the creative team. Meet the director, choreographer, and music director and hear about the vision of this show and how to best prepare. Our hope is the info session with ease some of the unknowns so you walk into auditions feeling comfortable and confident!

Wednesday, February 14 from 6:00p-9:00p
Saturday, February 17 from 10:00a-3:00p

Call-backs: Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00p-9:00p

Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.

Tech/Dress rehearsals:
Monday, May 6 from 5:00p-10:00p
Tuesday, May 7 from 5:00p-10:00p
Wednesday, May 8 from 5:00p-10:00p
Thursday, May 9 from 5:00p-10:00p
Performances: Friday, May 10 at 7:30p
Saturday, May 11 at 2:00p (HOLD) & 7:30p
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00p
Friday, May 17 at 7:30p
Saturday, May 18 at  2:00p (HOLD) & 7:30p
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00p


Director: Lorenzo Sandoval
Costume Designer: Jessica Mancini
Lighting Designer: Erin Belpedio
Sound Designer: Steve Sanders
Props Designer: Bonnie Bologna
Stage Manager: Nick Loweree

Calendar for Audition for Native Gardens

  • 6:00pm CST
  • 10:00am CST