Our theatre welcomes all performers of all ages and experience levels. The audition can be a great experience to get to know others with similar passions to yours and get some good experience... and maybe be cast in your first show! Our audition process is often very fun and informal. More audition information will also be posted on our Facebook page, GCT 2019 AUDITIONS!
* All shows are subject to change pending receipt of rights from the publishing houses, and show dates are tentative pending contract completion.
2019 auditions INFORMATION!
GCT JR PLAYERS Auditions for FALL of 2019 will be held in AUGUST at GCT
This small audition-only group of performers under 18 open every season subscritption show in the 2018 season with a short song and dance performance. Jr Players must be able and willing to be exceptional role models for other performers, singing, dancing, emcee, hostess, greeter, and any other area they may be needed. Grooming the next generation of leaders for the GCT. Rehearsals are each Wednesday, 3:30-5:30. $40 per month for this class/group.
Directors: James Mierkey and Jennifer Piccolotti. Please be prepared with a vocal solo to perform at audition.
SHOW AUDITION DATES FOR THE 2019 SEASON
JUNE 1 AND 2 at 10am...
DIRECTED BY JAMES MIERKEY. REHEARSALS BEGIN JUNE 10th AND SHOWS RUN AUG 23-SEPT 7
In this comedy, we meet four unique Southern women: Randa, Dot, Marlafaye and later, Jinx, their new “life coach.” They agree to meet on Randa’s verandah on Friday nights for cocktails. They all desire to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, as they each are going through a dramatic and difficult change in their life. They are each very different people with seemingly nothing in common, but are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour! With a little encouragement, they decide it’s time to reclaim the enthusiasm for the life they’ve lost throughout the years. Over the course of six months, which are filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment. Most importantly, they realize it’s never too late to make “old friends” new. There are four main characters in the play, plus one non-speaking role. The ages posted are "character" age, not "actress" age.
- Randa Covington (stage age 49) Randa is a perfectionist and workaholic, struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
- Dot Haigler (stage age 69) Dot is still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. She also faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch — and all alone.
- Marlafaye Mosley (stage age 57) Earthy and boisterous, Marlafaye is a good ol’ Texas gal. She has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
- Jinx Jenkins (stage age 53) Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.
Randa’s Grandmother (non-speaking role; stage age 81) Grandmother of Randa who appears and dies. Elegant matriarch of powerful, southern family
GCT is pleased to announce auditions for its self-produced spring musical Peter Pan. This is an interactive show based on the original play written by JM Barrie, integrating the creative imaginings of director Jennifer Janine with all music composed by musical director James Mierkey. This is a very physically demanding show, with stage fighting, weaponry and harness flying.
Peter Pan will begin rehearsing July 1 and will run OCTOBER 4-27
PETER PAN - THE ROLE OF PETER HAS BEEN PRECAST. Childhood and boyishness personified, Peter is athletic and not shy about taking to flight when the moment suits him. His reflexes are catlike and his presence exhilarating. A creature of constant motion.
CAPTAIN HOOK/MR DARLING - The one-handed captain of the Jolly-Roger. Relentless and restless in his pursuit of Pan, Hook is short-fused and ridiculous. He is a larger than life villain. This actor doubles as the staunch father of the Darling family.
Male, 30-50 years old
JOHN NAPOLEON DARLING - The middle Darling child. A sly smile is always at home on John’s face. He has a mischievous twinkle in his eye and is always ready for an adventure.
Male, 11-15 years old , Soloist, Flyer
MICHAEL DARLING - The youngest Darling child. Never far from his favorite Teddy, Michael is sweet and innocent. He is ever so lovable and very huggable.
Male, 7-10 years old, Flyer
MRS. DARLING - The Darling matriarch. Mrs. Darling glides about gently but swiftly from task to task with motherly precision. She has a pleasant strength to her demeanor.
Female, 25-45 years old
SMEE - Captain Hook’s knockabout lackey. An archetypical evil side-kick, Smee might be a bit rotund and is definitely dwarfed by Hook. Should be portrayed by an actor with physical comedy chops.
Male, 28-50 years old
TIGER LILY - A striking Native American princess, Tiger Lily is a tough girl and an excellent dancer. She should command the stage when taking it and move about it as would mist. OUR GOAL IS TO CAST THIS ROLE CULTURALLY ACURATE IF POSSIBLE.
Female, 14-23 years old
WENDY DARLING - The eldest Darling child. Wendy is compassionate, incredibly loving, and very protective of her younger brothers. She is the child every parent wishes they had.
Female, 13-17 years old, Soloist, Flyer
Ensemble players will include 8-10 Lost Boys (ages 8-17), 10-12 pirates (ages 15-60) and various animals.
"Indians" (that are named as such in the script) would preferrably be cast culturally authentic. We are searching for a choreographer familiar with Native Culture and dance to assist the director in creating dances and atmosphere that will weave a beautiful and respectful interpretation of this classic tale.
Audition Requirements – Children
• Each performer must be between the ages of 8 and 17. Parents must be present at auditions, and children must have an adult sponsor in the show.
• Each performer should be ready to perform either “Happy Birthday” (with the accompanist), or 32 bars of a song of choice (must provide karaoke track on phone).
• No a cappella singing allowed.
Audition Requirements – Adults
• Each performer should be ready to perform 32 bars of a song. Be prepared to sing the entire song if asked and please provide karoake track on phone. No mp3 players, CDs, or a cappella.
Each performer should arrive to auditions knowing their schedule availability.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
AUGUST 10 AND 11 (times tba)
QUESTIONS? CALL 559-683-7112