Audition

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one maybecome 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. unless otherwise noted. 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.

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions



VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

by Christopher Durang

directed by Cassie Mann

AUDITIONS: Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM | A2CT Studio | 322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI | 48104

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, January 23 @ 7 PM

REHEARSALS: Sundays-Thursdays 7-10 PM, begin January 27

PERFORMANCES: March 14-17, 2019 | Arthur Miller Theatre | 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI | 48109


Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for its main stage production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. The production is directed by Cassie Mann. Auditions will take place Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21 at 7 PM at the A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Callbacks will be Wednesday, January 23 at 7 PM at the A2CT Studio.

REHEARSALS: Begin January 27, Sundays-Thursdays 7-10 PM

PRODUCTION DATES: March 14-17 at the Arthur Miller Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, is a comedy about three adult siblings who must navigate the complexities of their relationships. Vanya and Sonia still live in their childhood home in a sleepy, Pennsylvania town. They stayed at home to care for their now-deceased parents but have remained in the house long after their parents died. Masha, now a famous movie actress, comes to visit for the weekend with her actor-boy-toy and a hidden agenda. Add in Nina, a lovely young neighbor and Cassandra, and outspoken prophetic housekeeper, and the weekend becomes fraught with rivalry, resentment, jealousy, and a little voodoo.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and theater games; no preparation or pre-registration required.

Electronic versions of the script are available by contacting the office: manager@a2ct.org or 734-971-2228. Hard copies of the script are available for a one-week checkout (with a $10 returnable deposit) through the A2CT office.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


Vanya (50-70) Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia

Sonia (50-70) Vanya and Masha’s adopted sister—discontent, upset, regretful

Masha (50-70) The glamorous, controlling, and successful sister who goes gallivanting around the world

Spike (mid 20’s-mid 30’s) An aspiring actor and Masha’s new companion. He is sexy and self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing and friendly

Cassandra (any age over 18) Cleaning lady and soothsayer. Very outspoken and sassy

Nina (18-30) Lovely, sincere would-be actress who is visiting her aunt and uncle next door. She is star struck, earnest, and energetic


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Upcoming Second Stage and Event Auditions

NOW. HERE. THIS.

book by Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell | music & lyrics by Jeff Bowen

directed by Aaron C. Wade

AUDITIONS: Sunday, January 27 and Monday, January 28 @ 7 PM

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, January 29 @ 7 PM

REHEARSALS: Sundays-Thursdays 7-10 PM, begin February 3

PERFORMANCES: March 29-31 & April 5-7, 2019 | A2CT Studio | 322 W. Ann St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Where better to explore all the questions of life, big and small, than a natural history museum? From the same team that created [title of show], Now. Here. This. is a funny and touching specimen. Four friends go on a musical journey through time, space, and relationships as they take in the exhibits. They explore and evolve, tackling issues of friendship, hoarding, hiding, living, dying, and middle school. And dinosaurs.

Actors need only attend ONE general audition session (Sunday, January 27th or Monday, January 28th). Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, January 29th. Dress comfortably to dance. All sessions begin at 7:00 individually for singing and reading, then in groups with choreography demonstration. Please bring in a sheet music selection of at least 16 bars from a contemporary musical. No a cappella auditions please. An accompanist will be available for your audition. There may be dramatic readings from the script. Actors should arrive before 7:00 to complete audition paperwork. Bring a resume and headshot if you have one, but we will also be taking photos at the auditions.

ALL ACTORS are required to be at all rehearsals beginning February 10th. You will not be cast if you have any conflicts during the two weeks leading up to opening. Please bring conflicts to the auditions and indicate them. More than 2 or 3 conflicts/absences might result in you not being cast in this production. Weekly conflicts are not permitted. Every character has featured moments in the show and stage traffic will be constant. All actors must be legal adults.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Man 1 (20-40) - “Jeff” and incidental characters (Bari-Tenor, B to G#, spoken verse, skilled impersonations)

From Ft. Myers, FL, dreams of being Batgirl, extremely self-conscious, wants to travel the world carefree with his male lover, master of vocal impressions


Man 2 (20-40) - “Hunter” and incidental character (Tenor, C to A, spoken verse)

From Wilson, NC, impressed by wonders of nature, fantasizes about the male security guard, wants freedom to appreciate fashion and pleasure without judgement, has attention deficiency


Woman 1 (20-40) - “Susan” and incidental characters (Alto, F to C, spoken verse)

From Dayton, OH, escapes family to talk to strangers, compulsively responds to her cell phone, a workaholic, locked into a busy schedule to make ends meet, desires companionship with no strings attached


Woman 2 (20-40) - “Heidi” and incidental characters (Alto, F to D, spoken verse)

From Fresno, CA, lonely and seeking attention, benevolent, wears amazing shoes, desires to be fashionable and longs for love and recognition


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