Theatre Production Season 2022- 2023 

Spring 2023 General Theatre Auditions

The Department of Theatre and Dance will be holding in-person auditions for the Spring 2023 season on January 14th through January 15th in the Irey Theatre. Any CU student currently enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester is eligible to audition. 

To prepare:

 If auditioning for both shows, we'd like a contemporary monologue no more than 90 seconds in length and 32 bars from a contemporary musical (not from Company please). If just auditioning for Antigone, you may present only the monologue. 

Dates: 

General Auditions: Saturday January 14, 2023 from 10am to 4pm.

Callbacks: Sunday January 15, 2023 (by invitation only)

Callbacks for Antigone: 10:00am-2:00pm

Callbacks for Company: 2:00pm-6:00pm

 

The shows being cast at the Spring 2023 Auditions are:
Antigone, As Performed by the Girls of St. Catherine's​ by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Sam Collier

Synopsis

The St. Catherine's drama club is struggling to put up its first school play—Sophocles' Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night! The actors must figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly difficult choices. What is the right thing to do? And must the show go on? 

Characters

  • GRETA - age 15, sophomore, thoughtful, loyal
  • MARILYN - age 16, sophomore, sweet, trusting
  • SUSAN - age 18, senior, Head Girl of the school, President of the Drama Club, a natural leader
  • TAMSIN - age 17, junior, a transfer student with a mysterious past. Dry, jaded, tries not to care
  • ANNA - age 15, sophomore, femme, fashionable, takes things very literally
  • LILY - age 16, sophomore, a jock and an expert gossip
  • JAMIE/ MR. REED - mid-40s. The new Drama teacher. Smart, charming, very good at what he does.

February 24th - March 5th 2023

Old Main Theatre 

 

Company by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Bud Coleman

Character Descriptions: 

Robert

A keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart.  He is the only one of his friends still single.  He is simultaneously terrified of marriage and fears a lifetime of loneliness.

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah

An avid learner of karate and is obsessed with food.  Open, accepting, and full of love; married to Harry.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Harry

Enthusiastic story-teller who has a complicated relationship with alcohol.  Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.  Married to Sarah.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan

A NYC transplant from the South.  Peter's wife and ex-wife.  Almost motherly in her affections towards Robert.  Mother of two teen-aged children.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter

Susan's husband and ex-husband.  Loves being a sophisticated New Yorker.  Father of two teen-aged children.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny

Believes a person should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.  Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.  Mother of two young children.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

David

Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control.  Very happy to be married with children – he feels grounded.  Father of two young children.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy

Loves being engaged to Paul but is rattled by the idea of big wedding.  After a crisis, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul

Amy's fiancé, patient with her mood swings.  He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt.  Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd.  Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry

Joanne's husband.  He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness.  Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta

A girlfriend of Robert's.  Loves living in NYC where she sees endless adventure and excitement.  Robert describes her as “God, now she is fun!”

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy

An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend.  She plans to leave NYC to return to Cape Code to get married.  Robert describes her as “the best.”

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

April

A girlfriend of Robert's, a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City.  Robert describes her as “cute, original . . . odd.”

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

NYC-1 Ensemble

Nicole – u/s Sarah, Susan, April, and Jenny

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Yvonne – u/s Joanne, Marta, Kathy, and Amy

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Charles – u/s Paul, Peter, and Larry

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Oscar – u/s Harry and David

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

** Please note: an additional 4 ensemble members will be added who will also serve as understudies/swings. 

March 10 – 19, 2023

Charlotte York Irey Theater 


Eligibility

Any CU student currently enrolled for the Spring 2023 semester is eligible to audition.


Audition Details & Sign Up

We are moving our sign-up from Canvas to a Google Form this year:

https://forms.gle/raFgHMKKSEFdzFBU9

To reserve an audition spot, please complete this form by end of day Thursday, January 12th.