Auditions-Casting

Actors

Auditions dates for plays and the casting information is posted on this page.   Learn all you can about the play so you are familiar with it when you come to auditions.  Fill out an audition form making sure to list all your conflicts (days you cannot be at rehearsal).   Generally the director will hold open auditions (that means that everyone in the community is welcome to audition).  Some directors audition privately by appointment which allows them to work with a very small group at a time instead of a large group.  Auditions ususally are held Monday and Tuesday evenings.  If there is a large group of people auditioning the director will schedule a “call back”.  This is a smaller group of people that the director hasn’t decided on, but wants to take another look at before casting the show.  Generally the cast list is posted on a Friday of the auditions week and rehearsals start promptly the following Monday.  MHT provides the costumes for the performers if we are doing a show with specialized costumes.  We ask the performers to provide their own clothes as costumes if the show is set in present day.  Actors have to provide their own shoes -generally black or brown dress shoes for the males and character shoes or dark shoes for females.

It is helpful for auditionees to check out a perusal script 1-2 weeks ahead of time to become familiar with the play. At the auditions the director will assign parts at random and have auditionees stand onstage and read these scenes looking for a sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting ability. They might also be asked to participate in some simple theatre games or improvisations. 

If you are auditioning for a musical you should check to see if there are specific songs you will need to sing from the show to audition (this does not apply to the Family Series). If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition date please contact the theatre to see if there is an alternate audition time when other auditionees will be present. Alternate audition times are not guaranteed. We make a concerted effort not to have “private” auditions for roles outside of the audition dates.

Perusal scripts for all shows may be checked out for three days with a $10 Family Series script refundable deposit and a $10 -$25 Adult script refundable deposit. Casting for roles are based on a variety of factors in addition to sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting abilitiy. Casting can be also determined by the heights and ages of performers when compared with others who have auditioned. MHT believes strongly in color blind casting and seeks to cast new people as often as possible. All roles are available at auditions. Preference is also given to actors who will accept any role! Should an actor be unable to perform every effort will be made to recast the role from those actors already cast in the show.

 

 

Audition Dates for Upcoming Special Event productions:

September 24 & 25  LAST STOP MURDER - An audience interactive improvisational  murder mystery event. 5:30 pm Finkel Building

January 21 & 22 FLANIGAN'S WAKE 5:30 pm Finkel Buildling

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Needed are a cast of cast of 9 - 5 men and 4 women for this brand new comedy.   Auditions are at 7 pm on Monday and Tuesday September 17 & 18 and will be held in the MHT Multi-Use building (Finkels) located at 200 KY Avenue across the street from the front doors of the theatre.

Characters 
Abe -must be able to play timeless older man age range 50-70
Edith -must be able to play timeless older woman age range 50-70
Jeff - Young man in his 20's
Zoey- Young woman in her 20's
Tony- Skateboard male late teens early 20's
Dinky- Cocktail Waitress in her 30's
Freddy- Private Detective in his 30's
Homeless man/Elvis - 30'-50's
Woman in Park/Priscilla - 30's-40's

The show will be directed by Michael Cochran

 

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Based on the original Broadway musical production - this “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Time is running out! If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his entire enchanted household will be doomed for all eternity.

A large company of 36+ actor/singers/dancers grade 4 through 12 are needed for this specially authorized production for school age performers.  April Cochran will direct with Dale Julian as music director and Ashlee Soldo as choreographer.  Performances are Dec. 6-9 and 15 & 15 with school matinees on Dec 6, 7 and 14.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:30pm

Needed are a cast of actor 10+ actors.  Featured roles for African American and Latino actors of various ages.  This is an adult show and contains adult languge.  All actors must be over 18 years of age.  

Roles:
Two families- Mother, Father, Son- one family White one family African American
Counselor- African American
Bartender- White
Bar custodian- Latino
Others both White and African American.

MIchael Cochran will direct. 

Appropriate For: 
Adults
Warning: 
Racial Content
Strong Language
Violence
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 5:30pm
Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:30pm

Directed by Kathy Pingel.

Appropriate For: 
Teens and Older
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:30pm

Directed by Ron Ziegler

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences