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HAWKS MAINSTAGE & HOWARD DREW 2018/19 AUDITION INFORMATION


THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME

Auditions

Saturday October 27 at 11:00 A.M.
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

Sunday October 28 at 6:00 P.M.
Off site. Location to be announced.

Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman
Rehearsals Begin: December 2, 2018
Performance Dates: January 18 - February 10, 2019

Synopsis

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and based on the best-selling mystery novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the emotional story of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy with autism, who sets out to solve the mysterious death of a neighbor's dog. As he embarks on an incredible adventure to find answers, his perceptions of trust and reality are turned upside-down. With stunning design and innovative staging, this impactful story is a must-see!

OF MICE AND MEN

Auditions

Monday November 26 at 6:00 P.M.
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

Tuesday November 27 at 6:00 P.M.
Off site. Location to be announced.

Howard Drew Theatre
Directed by Ablan Roblin
Rehearsals Begin: January 6, 2019
Performance Dates: February 15 - March 17, 2019.

Synopsis

Based on the critically-acclaimed classic American novel by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men explores the ultimate meaning of friendship.  Migrant ranch workers in California during the Great Depression, George, an intelligent but uneducated man, and Lennie, a large man with the mind of a child, dream of making enough money to buy their own land.  When a crime is accidentally committed, the two men are faced with a moral predicament in one of the most powerful and devastating stories of the 20th century.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Auditions

Saturday December 8 at 9:00 A.M.
Off site. Location to be announced.

Monday December 10 at 6:30 P.M.
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Directed by Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek
Rehearsals Begin: February 24, 2019
Performance Dates: April 12 - May 5, 2019

Character breakdown can be found here.

Synopsis

When out-of-work Francis becomes employed by two men, he goes to great lengths to serve both employees without them finding out about each other. But soon, cases of mistaken identity and the introduction of several unusual characters begin to thwart his plan. How long will Francis be able to keep them apart? The result is a side-splitting farce packed with physical comedy and hilarious hijinks, set in 1960s England. One Man, Two Guvnors premiered in London in 2011 with James Cordon as Francis, a role he reprised in the original Broadway production in 2012, winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

The play features 11 songs played live by a skiffle band (think “rockabilly”) that will most likely be made up by members of the ensemble. Different songs will feature different cast members. Not everyone will have a solo, but every cast member will sing in a group at some point. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not a necessity (specifically – piano, drums, guitar, and bass).

MEN ON BOATS

Auditions

Saturday January 12 at 2:00 P.M.
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

Sunday January 13 at 6:00 P.M.
Girls, Inc. 2811 North 45th Street, Omaha, NE. 

Howard Drew Theatre
Directed by Amy Lane
Rehearsals Begin: March 24, 2019
Performance Dates: May 3 - 26, 2019

Synopsis

Adventure, bravery and humorous absurdity...led by an all-female cast, Men on Boats is the true-ish story of ten explorers on four boats charting the course of the Colorado River in 1869.  Guided by a one-armed captain, the outlandish but loyal crew encounters various disasters, conflicts and harrowing adventures along the way.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Actors please be prepared with the following:
  • You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and schedules available to complete the form.
  • A recent photo to attach to your audition form. Please note, the photos do not need to be professional and will not be returned.
  • Should you not have a photo, one will be taken at the time of the audition, but the check in process may take longer.

Auditioning for a Play

  • You will be asked to read scenes from the script.
  • You may be asked to participate in movement exercises, if the play requires movement.  Please be dressed comfortably.

Auditioning for a Musical

What to Bring:
  • Please come prepared with 16 bars of music prepared to sing. An accompanist will be provided.
  • There will be a dance audition, please come dressed ready to move. No boots, sandals, flip-flops, slick shoes, etc.
  • To expedite the check in process—please bring recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.
  • Those auditioning for a play will be asked to read sections from the script. These will be provided at auditions.

Performance Schedule and Additional Information

  • The Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays with a 7:30 p.m. curtain and Sundays with a 2:00 p.m. curtain.
  • The Howard Drew Theatre performs Thursdays through Saturdays with a 7:30 p.m. curtain and Sundays with a 2:00 p.m. curtain, with the exception of Of Mice and Men which will also perform on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
  • Productions run from four to six weeks.
  • Each actor in a production receives four complimentary tickets for the first weekend of the show.
  • OCP offers two auditions dates for every production. You only need to attend ONE of the audition dates to be considered for the production.

For additional information on auditions please email or call, (402) 553-4890, ext. 110.