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Mainstage Play
Directed by Robby Tompkins
Performances October 1-10
Rehearsals start August 14th

Auditions July 25 

Singing Telegram Girl auditions will be at 2:00pm. Age ranges for this role are 15 +.

All other roles will audition at 2:30pm and ages can range widely per character.

Colonel Mustard: puffy, pompous, dense military man

Mr. Green: Timid, yet officious rule follower. Klutzy and anxious.

Mrs. Peacock: churchgoing wife of a Senator, batty, neurotic, quick to hysteria

Professor Plum: a super intelligent Casanova who woos women

Miss Scarlet: a dry, sardonic D.C. madam who is more interested in secrets than sex

Mrs. White: pale, morbid, tragic woman, may or may not be the murderer of her 5 ex-husbands

Wadsworth: (Traditional British dialect) – the butler, narrates & participates in the action, drives the play

Yvette: (French dialect)– sexy French maid with her own secret aspirations (also plays the Reporter)

Mr. Boddy – slick, James Bond type
 

Motorist – kindly gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell

Cop – concerned for the motorist’s whereabouts & suspicious of “the group”

Cook – a threatening presence

Singing Telegram Girl – underage, cute, perky tap dancer **MUST BRING TAP SHOES**

Additional swing roles:
Dark Figures who murder the victims

Agents who help catch the culprit

 

Audition Scenes (click on each underlined scene to view script):

Scene 1 -pages 9 - top of 14

Scene 2 -top of 17 (Mrs. Peacock breaks the ice) through end of the scene on page 20

Scene 3-4– Bottom of page 30 “It’s Mr. Boddy” through scene 4 on page 34

Some character improv scenes will also be utilized.

I CAN ['T] HANDLE THIS

Studio Play
Written and Directed by Tyler Robertson
Performances September 24-25

Auditions: Saturday July 31
Teens@ 10am, Adults @ 11:30am

Deals with suicide and abuse.

Jack - (Plays as a junior in high school) Jack is intelligent, loyal to a fault, and is bullied relentlessly.  He can be incredibly confident but doubts himself at everything due to this bullying.  His parents are putting immense pressure on him and expect him to be perfect and his best friend (Amelia) is slowly drifting apart from him.

Amelia - (Plays as a junior in high school) Amelia is extremely intelligent, very pragmatic, but has a really hard time dealing with her emotions.  She’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind no matter who is around and never lets her confidence slip.  She has an unintentionally dry sense of humor which leads her to make new friends easily.

Adam - (Plays as a junior in high school) Adam is smart, oozes the confidence of a frat boy, and a jock, but is being abused at home.  This leads him to bully Jack and be intolerant of ideas and rules other than his own.  He doesn’t know true right from wrong but is just trying his best to help people in the best way he sees.

Avery - (Plays as a junior in high school) Avery is shy, unconfident, and has severe undiagnosed social anxiety.  She’s too scared to ask her parents for therapy and she doesn’t really have any friends to call her own.

Ben - (Plays as a junior in high school) Ben is quiet, confident, funny, athletic, and has performance anxiety as related to his athletics.  He’s best friends with Adam but isn’t a douche bag, and he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Colton - (Plays as a junior in high school) Isabelle’s best friend, another member of the Psychology class.

Isabelle - (Plays as a junior in high school) Colton’s best friend, another member of the Psychology class.

Mr. Matthews - (plays 30 - 40) The teacher of the psychology class, and despite his best efforts to help, makes missteps when trying to settle the situation between Jack and Adam.  By the end of the show learns how to properly help his students.  He teaches differently than other teachers, in a more relaxed way.

Coach - (plays 40-55) Coach of both the swimming and wrestling teams.  Has a slight southern twang and acts as a father figure who just wants the best for his athletes.

Mr. Miller - (plays 40-55) Jack’s dad.  He’s stubborn and stern and demands perfection out of Jack.

Mrs. Miller - (Plays 40-55) Jack’s mom.  She tries to be caring but in a way that just puts more stress on Jack.

Mr. Carter - (Plays 40-55) A single dad who is working two jobs, has a few kids, and is very abusive towards all of them.

Mrs. Foreman - (Plays 45+) The principal of the school, a kind but stern woman who just wants to run her school the right way.

 

ELF

Mainstage Musical
Directed by Michael Daehn
Music Directed by Alex Kocoshis
Performances November 26-December 23

Auditions: Sunday September 19
More information about audition schedule and process will be posted to this page 2 weeks prior to auditions.

Buddy (male, 25-40) Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

Jovie (female 25+) Buddy’s girlfriend. She works at Macy’s and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she’s dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy’s genuinely big heart.

Walter (Male 40+) Buddy’s workaholic father. He is a Children’s book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

Emily (female 35+) Walter’s wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

Michael (male, plays 12) Buddy’s stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn’t take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.

Deb (female 25+)
Walter’s secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

Manager
A manager at Macy’s just trying to do their job and get by.

Greenway (Male, 45+)
Walter’s boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Santa (male, 50+)
Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
Gender: male

Chadwick  One of Walter’s right-hand workers. They are desperate to keep their job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Matthews
One of Walter’s right-hand workers. They are desperate to keep their job and is the schemer of the two.

Elves
Young Performers will be Santa's helpers

Ensemble
Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Tiara, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3 ++, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

Audition information

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

If you have any more questions, please email us at tickets@munciecivic.org

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Mainstage Shows typically run for three weekends (with some exceptions) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates. Check the website for all performance dates to make sure you are available before you sign up to audition.

Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

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