Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.


All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.

Auditions-at-a-glance:101 Dalmatians--February 7-11; The Philadelphia Story--March 8-11; Rent--March 21-23; Women & Wallace--May 2-4


Upcoming Main Stage Auditions

 



The Philadelphia Story
directed by Wendy Wright
audition dates: March 8 and 9 at 7pm; callbacks March 11 at 7pm or March 14 (TBD by February 8)
production dates: May 7-10, 2015

A willful, self-centered beauty—immortalized by Katherine Hepburn in the film—wrecks havoc on her socialite family when she leaves her husband for another man. A timeless comedy of manners—good and bad—The Philadelphia Story is a classic tale that lampoons high-society and leaves the audience wanting more.

Audition requirements: There are roles for 6-9 men, 4-5 women and one girl of 15. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need only attend one audition session, but must be available for callbacks.

Character Descriptions:

Tracy Lord (24-35) is a striking woman born and bred into Mainline Society. Smart and sophisticated.

Dinah Lord (must appear to be 15) is Tracy's smart-alecky teenage sister.

Alexander (Sandy) Lord (25-35) is their brother. Works in the publishing industry. Has seen both sides of the tracks.

Margaret Lord (45-55) is their mother. She is classy, worldly and still in love with her husband.

Seth Lord (50-65) is their father. He's a handsome, suave womanizer.

Uncle Willie Lord (50-70) is Seth's brother. Wily with a great sense of humor. Likes to pinch.

George Kittredege (25-35) is Tracy's finace. Comes from humble beginnings, but has become snobby and judgmental.

C.K. Dexter Haven (30-45) is Tracy's first husband. Also a product of Mainline Society. Former alcoholic.

Macaulay (Mike) Connor (30-40) is a newspaper man with the heart of a poet. A man of the people.

Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie (30-40) is a news photographer with the ambition to be a painter. In love with Mike.

Speaking roles for 2-3 men and 1-2 women of any age to play servants.





 Rent
directed by Glenn Bugala
audition dates: March 21 7pm and March 22 2pm; callbacks March 23 7pm
production dates: June 4-7, 2015

Based on the classic opera “La Boheme,” this modern-day rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. A beautiful musical score weaves issues of homelessness and AIDS into this compelling parable for the new millennium.

Audition requirements: Due to the adult nature of the show, auditionees must be 16 or older to audition. Those 16 and 17 will be required to have their parents sign a form explaining the content and requirements of the show before they are cast.
 
INITIAL AUDITIONS:
At the initial auditions, March 21-22, all auditionees should come in before the audition time and sign up for a singing slot.  Auditions begin with the entire group learning a short dance with the choreographer.  While all parts require some degree of movement in group numbers, some require more (esp. Angel and Mimi). After the dance, we will watch each auditionee will sing at their assigned times. In these initial auditions, auditionees will not be required to sing in front of other auditionees.  Each auditionee is asked to bring in 16-32 bars of a song from a rock musical other than "Rent",
or any rock song with opportunities for strong acting choices.  There will be an audition pianist, which we prefer that auditionees use instead of singing acapella.

CALLBACKS:
At callbacks on March 23rd, auditionees will be required to sing songs from the show based on the roles they are called back for.  Auditionees at callbacks will sing in front of other auditionees. They will have a chance to practice their song first. Scroll to the very bottom of this audition page for callback songs for Rent:
I’ll Cover You (Collins and Angel)
Halloween (Mark)
La Vie Boheme (Benny)

La Vie Boheme (Mark)
One Song Glory (Roger)
Out Tonight (Mimi)
Santa Fe (Collins)
Take Me or Leave Me (Maureen and Joanne)
Today 4U (Angel)
We’re Okay (Joanne)
Without You (Roger and Mimi)
You’ll See (Benny)
Your Eyes (Roger)
Seasons of Love (Soloist)

(REMEMBER: You will NOT be asked to sing these songs at the initial auditions. You will ONLY be asked to sing one of these songs if you are called back for one of these characters on March 23rd.)

Character Descriptions:

MARK COHEN
Stage age: early to late twenties
Bari-Tenor Range: A2 - G4
Documentary filmmaker and the narrator of the show. He is Roger's roommate and also Maureen's ex-boyfriend.

ROGER DAVIS
Stage Age: mid twenties to early thirties
Tenor Range: F2 - A4
A once successful but now struggling musician and ex-lead singer and guitarist of the band the Well Hungarians who is HIV positive and an ex-junkie. His girlfriend, April, killed herself after finding out that she was HIV positive. He is roommates with Mark.

TOM COLLINS
Stage Age: late twenties to late thirties
Tenor with low range: Range: F#2 - A4
An anarchist with AIDS. He is described by Mark as a "computer genius, teacher, and vagabond anarchist who ran naked through the Parthanon."

ANGEL SCHUNARD
Stage Age: early to late twenties
Tenor with Falsetto Range: C3 - A4
A young drag queen and street artist with AIDS. She is Collins's love interest.

BENNY COFFIN III
Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Baritone Range: Bb2 - F#4
Landlord of Mark, Roger and Mimi's apartment building and ex-roommate of Mark, Collins, Roger, and Maureen. Now he is considered a yuppie scum and a sell-out by his ex-roommates. He is also Mimi's ex-lover, although he considers himself her ex-boyfriend.

MIMI MARQUEZ
Stage Age: late teens to early twenties
Belt with a Ballad side Range: Eb3 - E5
A club dancer and drug addict. She lives downstairs from Mark and Roger, and is Roger's love interest who, like him, has HIV. She is also Benny's ex-lover.

MAUREEN JOHNSON
Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Belt Range: C4 - F5
A bisexual performance artist who is Mark's ex-girlfriend and Joanne's current girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and cheated on Mark (presumably with Joanne).

JOANNE JEFFERSON
Stage Age mid twenties to early thirties
Belt Range: G3 - E5
An Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and a lesbian. Joanne is the woman for whom Maureen left Mark.

Supporting Roles
Man 1 (Mr. Jefferson, Soloist #2, Caroler, A Pastor, others)
Stage age 30-40
Vocal Range: Tenor with soul

Man 2 (Gordon, The Man, Mr. Grey, others)
Stage age 20-35
Vocal Range: Baritone

Man 3 (Steve, Man with Squeegee, a Waiter, others)
Stage age: late teens – late 20s
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor

Man 4 (Paul (the support leader), Police Officer, others)
Stage age: 20s-30s
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor

Woman 1 (Mark’s mom, others)
Stage age: 20-45
Vocal Range: Alto?

Woman 2 (Mrs. Jefferson, Soloist #1, Woman with Bags, others)
Stage age: 40’s
Vocal Range: Soprano with soul

Woman 3 (Alexi Darling, Roger’s Mom, others)
Stage age: 20-45
Vocal Range: Mezzo/Soprano



Upcoming Junior Theatre Audition information is now available by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page






Upcoming Studio Series Auditions

Women & Wallace
directed by Jared Hoffert
audition dates: May 2 & 3 at 2pm; callbacks May 4 at 7pm
production dates: June 26-28, 2015

In this fresh and funny comedy, a young man recounts his past struggles with the opposite sex.  As Wallace  encounters an array of women--from a sandwich-stealing first grader to the most important woman in his life, his mother--he invites the audience along for a wild, unforgettable ride. Audition requirements and character descriptions coming soon!



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