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 56th SIGNATURE & FAMILY SERIES

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 5:30pm

CAST LIST: STUART LITTLE

 

What a difficult decision! We had a wonderful turnout with amazing talent!  I wish we could have used all of you.  Please remember that things you can’t control - like height, age, conflicts, etc all played a part in the final decision. Also - please don’t forget that FOOTLIGHTS, our youth acting troupes, start a new session of classes this Saturday (Jan 11) and this is their performance session!  Everyone in the class gets a role in their show and will perform in March on the MHT stage!  Call the box office to register or check our website for more info.  Thank you all so much for auditioning!

 

If your name appears on the cast list - you need to email April at april@mhtplay.org to indicate you saw the list and are aware of the first rehearsal date and time! This needs to happen before 5:00 today (Friday).

 

CAST LIST: (please note - only one role is listed per actor.  Most actors will play more than one role.  The additional roles will be assigned later):

 

Alyssa Yaw - Miss Swenson

Anna Johnston - Margalo

Ashlyn Garner - Hank

Carson Chesnut - Mr. Clydesdale

Chloe Jones - Zeke

Clark Turner - Stuart Little

Corban Williams - George Little

Grant Eyer - Dr. Carey

Hadley Watson - Harriet Ames

John Shelton - Storekeeper

Kathryn Johnston - Mrs Little

Lilly Watson - Babette

Lucia Martin - Narrator

Maddie Englert - Snowbell

Max Tolar - Leroy

Mayah Anderson - Narrator

Norah Hensel - Child

Skater Houser - Angie

Travis Hensel - Mr. Little

Vada Edwards-Bachuss - Narrator

Wilson Page - Narrator

 

Assistant Director - Bryan Pont

 

The first rehearsal will be Monday, January 13 at 5:30 in the Studio Theatre Skylight classroom.  Scripts can be picked up at that time. 

 

Clark, Travis & Kathryn need to report to the Studio Theatre today at 4:30 for publicity photos.  Thank you all!   - April Cochran

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:30pm

Characters:

Saunders
Max
Maria
Tito
Mimi
Carlo
Racon

Setting: The living room of an elegant hotel suite in Paris, 1936. 

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:30pm

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood: An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Gender: Female; Age: 6 to 10

Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Any; Age: 35 to 55

Miss Honey: Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 40

Mr. Wormwood: Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45

Mrs. Wormwood: Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45

Michael Wormwood: Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male; Age: 10 to 15

Bruce: Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male: Age: 7 to 14

Lavender: Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female; Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps: A nice librarian.
Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45

The Escapologist: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male

The Acrobat: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Female

Rudolpho: Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Male

Doctor: Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Gender: Male

Children’s Entertainer: A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male

Ensemble: Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences