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 SIGNATURE & FAMILY SERIES

Jazz Age Jeopardy: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: July 8 & 9

SOMETHING DARK  JULY 22 & 23, 2019
CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME  JULY 22 & 23, 2019 

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH AUGUST 19 &20, 2019

FROZEN JR.  SEPT. 24 & 24, 2019
EVELYN IN PURGATORY SEPT. 23 & 24, 2019  

NATIVE GARDENS. NOV. 11 & 12, 2019

STUART LITTLE. JANUARY 6 & 7, 2020

COMEDY OF TENORS FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2020

MATILDA  FEBRUARY 24 & 25, 2020

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Auditions - July 22 & 23 at 6:30 PM

Perusal scripts can be checked out at the MHT Box Office 

Cast of Characters:

Vickie (mid-thirties) - warm, caring, and troubled

Neal (mid-thirties) - Vickie's husband, a pliceman, a realist

Kevin (mid-thirties) - Vicki's best friend from college

Virginia Harringtons (65) neighbor - warm, caring, a non-stop talker

Angie - (seven) but seems younger an more fragile

Synopsis: 

This is a world premiere!

After losing their six-year-old son in a drowning accident, Neal and Vickie try to start life over again by moving to another state, another home. Unfortunately, they are only in the new house a couple of nights before Vickie begins to hear a child’s crying in the darkness. Afraid she may be losing her mind, she keeps it a secret from her husband until he begins to hear it as well. Frantically tearing the house apart, they try to find the source of the crying, hoping that maybe, just maybe, it might be their son trying to reach through to them. The thought of his being lost between life and death terrifies them, but what they discover is something worse, much worse.

Appropriate For: 
Teens and Older
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Characters:

Christopher - teenage boy with autism

Siobhan - Christopher's teacher

Ed - Christopher's father

Judy - Christopher's mother

Company Doubling:

Voice One, Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper

Voice Two, Roger (Mr. Shears), Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man behind counter, Drunk 1 

Voice Three, policeman, Mr. Thompson, Drunk 2, Man with Socks, London Policeman

Voice Four, Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard

Voice Five, No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl

Voice Six, Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman

Play Synopsis:

What is it like to enter the mind of a young adult with autism?  It is seven minutes after midnight and fifteen-year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, and Christopher is under suspicion. Working to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, Christopher carefully records each fact in a book.  He has an extraordinary brain . . . exceptional at math, yet ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a journey that upturns his entire world.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences