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

CURTAINS

book, additional lyrics by Rupert Holmes |music, additional lyrics by John Kander

lyrics by Fred Ebb

directed by Jason Smith

AUDITIONS: Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1 @ 7:00 PM at the Children's Creative Center

(1600 Pauline Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103)

CALLBACKS: Tuesday, April 2 @ 7:00 at CCC

PERFORMANCES: June 6-9, 2019 @ the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

REHEARSALS: Sundays - Thursdays 7-10 PM, begin April 7


1959. Boston, Colonial Theatre. Opening night of Robbin’ Hood, a brand new western musical starring film star Jessica Cranshaw. Closing night for Jessica Cranshaw - forever!. When the faded actress collapses and dies after curtain call, Boston detective and musical theatre devotee Lieutenant Frank Cioffi comes on the scene. Can he solve the case, save the show, and stay alive? Come see this lively and funny show within a show to find out!

Those wishing to audition should sign up for a one-hour time slot HERE or by calling the office at 734-971-2228. All roles are for actors who are or can pass for adults. All actors should prepare 32 bars of a song (not from Curtains, preferably musical theater genre) that demonstrates your singing ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music for your accompaniment, no lead sheets, please; no a capella auditions. Each group of up to 12 actors (per one-hour session) will sing, then learn and perform a dance sequence – please come dressed to move.

Auditioners must be available for callbacks and should be ready at the general audition to list any conflicts they have during the rehearsal period. Rehearsals will be Sundays - Thursdays from 7-10. No conflicts will be allowed in the two weeks leading up to production.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (40s): Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.

Vocal Range: Baritenor Ab-E

NIKI HARRIS (20s-early 30s) Pretty, naive ingenue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano and good comic timing.

Vocal Range: Soprano C-E

GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s) Female half of our songwriting team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Must sing and dance well.

Vocal Range: Belt G-E

CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress who sings well.

Vocal Range: Belt Low Eb-E

AARON FOX (40s) The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he’s separated. He’s a charming ladies man. Strong tenor. Piano playing not necessary but helpful.

Vocal Range: Baritone Bb-Gb

SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 50s-Mid 60s): The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Seeking a character actor with good comic timing. NON-SINGING ROLE.

CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic lead actor and British accent.

Vocal Range: B-E

BAMBI BERNE (Early 20s-early 30s) Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is an excellent dancer/comedienne who sings well. (Seeking performer with advanced classical ballet training)

Vocal Range: C-C

DARYL GRADY (30s): A Theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town tryouts. NON-SINGING ROLE.

JOHNNY HARMON (40s-50s) The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character man who is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.

OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65): The general manager. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Seeking a good comic actor who sings.

Vocal Range: Bb-E

BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) The choreographer and leading man – a Gene Kelly type who is the one shining star in an otherwise dire show. A ladies man. Seeking a strong singer who dances well. (Seeking performer with advanced classical ballet training)

Vocal Range: A-E

JESSICA CRANSHAW (30s-40s) Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show within a show and gets murdered on its opening night. MOSTLY NON-SINGING COMIC ROLE. It will be very challenging to appear this comically bad. (This performer will most likely also be in the Ensemble)

RANDY DEXTER (20s to early 30s) Singer/Dancer who is playing the role of Parson Tuck in “Robbin’ Hood”.


Upcoming Second Stage and Studio Auditions

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