AUDITIONS

 
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Stages Theatre!

AUDITIONS AT STAGES


We typically audition youth ages 10-18 for our productions. Adult actor auditions will be posted as needed. We begin taking audition appointments 2 weeks prior to the audition dates listed below. Auditions, rehearsals & performances are held at Stages Theatre Company, located in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins 55343.

Please contact our Audition Coordinator Emily Sullivan by emailing esullivan@stagestheatre.org about any accommodations you may need for your upcoming audition with us. We are happy to provide materials in advance, large print scripts, or other requests as needed. Just ask!
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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Auditions

DISNEY’S NEWSIES, JR.

AUDITIONS:
FEB 13 & 14, 2023

Auditions

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

AUDITIONS:
FEB 13 & 14, 2023

 

Announcing Auditions for
DISNEY’S NEWSIES, JR.


Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein, Based on the Disney Film Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett
Choreographed by Krysti Wiita Phillips

Learn more about the show!

SEEKING: Youth actors ages 10-18.

We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.

For our production of Newsies Jr. we highly encourage young artists with disabilities to audition for the role of Crutchie. We seek to represent the authentic and lived experience of disability with Crutchie and to explore new representations of all characters in the cast. To that end we will consider artists with disabilities for all roles.

We encourage you to contact us at auditions@stagestheatre.org about any accommodations you may need for your upcoming audition. We are happy to provide materials in advance, large print scripts, or other requests as needed.


WHAT TO PREPARE: For Newsies Jr, actors should prepare a song of two minutes or less to be sung acapella (without accompaniment). Please dress for movement. A short dance will be taught at the audition.

LOCATION: All auditions, rehearsals and performances for DISNEY’S NEWSIES, JR. will take place at Stages Theatre Company, located in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN.

AUDITION DATES:Monday 2/13/23 and Tuesday 2/14/23 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
CALLBACK DATES: Wednesday, 2/15/23


REHEARSAL DATES: March 6 - April 16, 2023 -

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 14-May 14, 2023



Auditions are by appointment only.


REQUEST AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT



HEALTH & SAFETY STATEMENT:For these productions, all those auditioning must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by their assigned audition date. A booster dose is required of everyone cast in the show, if eligible. During auditions, all performers & Stages staff will be required to wear a face mask. At this time, we plan to rehearse with masks and perform without masks.


 

Announcing Auditions for
RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE


Based on the book: RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE, © 2016 by Kate DiCamillo Originally published by Candlewick Press, Used with permission by Pipin Properties, Inc., Play written by Jeannine Coulombe

Directed by Melanie Salmon-Peterson


Learn more about the show!

SEEKING: Youth actors ages 10-18.

We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.


WHAT TO PREPARE: For Raymie Nightingale, please prepare a monologue or story to tell, two minutes or less.

LOCATION: All auditions, rehearsals and performances for Raymie Nightingale will take place at Stages Theatre Company, located in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN.

AUDITION DATES:Monday 2/13/23 and Tuesday 2/14/23 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
CALLBACK DATES: Wednesday, 2/15/23


REHEARSAL DATES: March 20 - April 27, 2023 -

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 28-May 21, 2023



Auditions are by appointment only.


REQUEST AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT




CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:


YOUTH ROLES

Raymie Clarke, A young girl who wants to be a problem solver but suffers from self-doubt. She feels deeply but cannot always express emotions openly.

Beverly Tapinsky, A seemingly fearless young girl, whose toughness hides feelings of doubt.

Louisiana Elefante, A young girl who is not afraid of showing her emotions but is afraid of just about everything else.

YOUTH ENSEMBLE (5-7 actors) will play multiple roles, in addition to creating the environment and creating Raymie’s dreams.

Roles played by the youth ensemble include Martha, the Very Friendly Animal Center Receptionist, Ruthie, Ida Nee (baton teacher), Little Miss Central Florida Tire contest officials and attendees, photographer, reporter, Mrs Borowki’s daughter, Janitor at the Golden Glen Nursing Home, plus various dream roles & voices.

ADULT ROLES

ADULT ROLES 1. plays the middle-aged women in Raymie’s life, Raymie’s mother, Beverly’s mother Mrs. Sylvester and voice of Alice Nebbley

ADULT ROLES 2. plays the old-aged women in Raymie’s life, Mrs. Borkowski, Isabelle and Granny.


The play is best served if all the roles are played by female identifying actors, or actors who are comfortable playing female characters.

HEALTH & SAFETY STATEMENT:For these productions, all those auditioning must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by their assigned audition date. A booster dose is required of everyone cast in the show, if eligible. During auditions, all performers & Stages staff will be required to wear a face mask. At this time, we plan to rehearse with masks and perform without masks.


 

2022-2023 AUDITION DATES

Check back closer to audition dates for complete details.
*Dates are subject to change.


Disney's Newsies, JR.
AUDITION DATES: 2/13/2023 & 2/14/2023
CALLBACKS: 2/15/2023
REHEARSALS: 3/6/2023-4/13/2023
PERFORMANCE DATES: 4/14/2023-5/14/2023


Raymie Nightingale
AUDITION DATES: 2/13/2023 & 2/14/2023
CALLBACKS: 2/15/2023
REHEARSALS: 3/20/2023-4/27/2023
PERFORMANCE DATES: 4/28/2023-5/21/2023


Disney's Descendants: The Musical
AUDITION DATES: 4/18/2023 & 4/19/2023
CALLBACKS: 4/20/2023
REHEARSALS: 5/8/2023-6/15/2023
PERFORMANCE DATES: 6/16/2023-7/30/2023


GALACTIC WONDERS: A SPACE ADVENTURE
AUDITION DATES: 5/30/2023 & 5/31/2023
CALLBACKS: 6/1/2023
REHEARSALS: 6/20/2023-8/1/2023
PERFORMANCE DATES: 8/2/2023-8/20/2023

RECENT AUDITION INFORMATON

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR.

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Casting is complete.
AUDITION DATES: Tue, Jan 10 & Wed Jan 11, 2023
CALLBACKS:Saturday, Jan 14, 2023

REHEARSAL DATES: January 30 - March 2, 2023

PERFORMANCE DATES: MARCH 3-19, 2023
Learn more about the show!