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Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse, inclusive casting.

HAWKS MAINSTAGE & HOWARD DREW 2018-2019 AUDITION INFORMATION

Omaha Community Playhouse will hold adult and youth season musical auditions for all five musicals for the 2018-2019 season in May, including auditions for Fun Home, Shrek The Musical, A Christmas Carol, The Bridges of Madison County and Ragtime. Actors interested in these shows should plan to attend. There are two dates for adult auditions and one date for youth auditions. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby entrance and proceed to the check-in table.

ADULT AUDITIONS

Who: For actors 16 years and older of all genders and ethnicities When: Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. check in, 12:00 p.m. start and Sunday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. check in, 6:00 p.m. start 

YOUTH AUDITIONS

Who: For actors 15 years and younger (independent reading level) of all genders and ethnicities 

When: Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. check in, 10:00 a.m. start

REQUIREMENTS

Actors please be prepared with the following:

• Sheet music with 16 bars ready to sing (an accompanist will be provided)
• There will be a dance audition, so actors should be dressed to move (no boots, sandals, flip-flops, etc.)
• 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.

SHOW DATES

Fun Home:
 August 17 – September 16, 2018, (Howard Drew Theatre)
Shrek The Musical: September 14 – October 14, 2018 (Hawks Mainstage Theatre)
A Christmas Carol: November 16 – December 23, 2018 (Hawks Mainstage Theatre)
The Bridges of Madison County: March 1 – 24, 2019 (Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Ragtime: May 31 – June 30, 2019 (Hawks Mainstage Theatre)

There will be additional auditions held at later dates throughout the season for the following non-musical productions: She Kills Monsters, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Of Mice and Men, One Man, Two Guvnors and Men on Boats, as well as Alternative Programming auditions. Those dates will be announced at a later time. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse, inclusive casting.For additional information on auditions please call Breanna, 402-553-4890, ext. 110 or email.


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.

• You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.

• To expedite the check in process - please bring  recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

Auditioning for a Play

What to Bring:
• You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.

• To expedite the check in process - please bring a 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.

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 call , ext. 110.