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HAWKS MAINSTAGE & HOWARD DREW 2016–2017 AUDITION DATES


SUPERIOR DONUTS
Production Dates: May 5-June 4, 2017
Performs in: Howard Drew Theatre
Director: Susan Baer Collins

Synopsis: Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug, August: Osage County), takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur's only employee, wants to update the shop with healthy choices and music, but Arthur remains set in his ways and reminisces about his Polish immigrant father. This provocative comedy, set in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities, explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Contains strong language and adult themes.

Audition Dates: Monday, February 20 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Audition Notes: The characters Max Tarasov and Kiril Ivakin will speak with Russian accents in the show, however, accents are optional at auditions.


Character Descriptions:
 
MAX TARASOV - Male, 49 yrs old, Russian

OFFICER RANDY OSTEEN - Female, 49 yrs old, Irish-American

OFFICER JAMES BAILEY - Male, 43 yrs old, African-American

LADY BOYLE - Female, 72 yrs old, Irish-American

ARTHUR PRZYBYSZEWSKI - Male, 59 yrs old, Polish-American

FRANCO WICKS - Male, 21 yrs old, African-American

LUTHER FLYNN - Male, 45 yrs old, Irish/Italian-American

KEVIN MAGEE - Male, 28 yrs old, Irish-American

KIRIL IVAKIN - Male, 35 yrs old, Russian


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.



Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Production Dates: May 26-June 25, 2017
Performs in: Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman

Synopsis: Step into the enchanted world of the beloved musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress, is guaranteed to entertain all audiences. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self — but time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and sets and is a must-see for the whole family.

Audition Dates:
Youth Auditions - Saturday, March 4 at Noon.
Adult Auditions - Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM


Please bring the following to auditions:

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

• Please come prepared with 16 bars of music prepared to sing. An accompanist will be provided.

• There will be a dance audition, pleased come dressed ready to move or bring a change of clothes with you. Boots, sandals, flip-flips, slick shoes, etc. should not be worn during the dance audition.

• 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.

Seeking a diverse cast of singers, dancers and actors! All ages, ethnicities and genders!
Children must be of an independent reading level.


Cast of Characters:

Belle - (Mezzo Soprano) a highly intelligent, plucky young woman from a provincial town. Actor must like interacting with children! There are going to be occasional special appearances made by Belle at pre-show Royal Tea parties, as well as post show photo ops.


Beast - (Baritone/Tenor II) master of the castle who used to be a prince. Actor must feel comfortable wearing some form of prosthetic makeup.


Maurice - (Bari/Bass) an inventor and Belle’s father


Gaston - (Baritone) a pompous “ladies man” who thinks he is the greatest man alive.


Lefou - (Bari/Tenor) Gaston’s sidekick


Lumiere - (Bari/Tenor II) a French maitre d’ who has become a candelabra


Cogsworth - (Bari/Tenor II) an English major-domo of the castle who has become a mantle clock


Babette - (Soprano) a maid who has become a feather duster


Mrs. Potts - (Mezzo Soprano) a cook who has become a teapot


Chip - (Mid range cambiata (unchanged) voice) Mrs. Pott’s son, who has become a teacup. This role will be shared between two children. Actors must feel comfortable sitting inside a cart.


Madame De La Grande Bouche - (Mezzo Soprano) an opera singer who has become a wardrobe


Monsieur D’Arque - (Tenor) proprietor of the lunatic asylum


MANY other various roles: Narrator, Young Prince, Beggar Woman / Enchantress, Townspeople, Silly Girls, Gaston’s Cronies, Wolves, Servants (Napkins, Silverware, Plates, Salt and Pepper, Carpet, etc.). There will also be a children’s ensemble who play Townspeople, Servants, etc.


**Beauty and the Beast is a family friendly production in partnership with OCP’s Henry Fonda Theatre Academy. The cast of Beauty and the Beast should expect to interact with children during the run of this production.



For additional information on auditions please call , ext. 164




Auditioning for a Musical
Those auditioning for a musical are asked to come with a prepared song (16-32 bars) and take part in a dance audition. An accompanist is provided.

Auditioning for a Play

Those auditioning for a play will be asked to read from the script provided at auditions.

Researching Shows
The Omaha Community Playhouse no long offers script check-out. If you would like to know more about a show prior to auditions enter the title into a search engine for reviews, information about the author, video clips, etc. 

Performance Runs
The Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre performances are Wednesday through Sunday. The Howard Drew Theatre performs Thursday through Sunday. 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.

Additional Information
For additional information on auditions please call 402-553-4890, ext. 164.

*Audition dates are subject to change