Auditions

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PERFORMING WITH GCT!

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.  Our rehearsals are usually Mon-Thurs evenings, and our performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

More audition information will also be posted on our GCT AUDITIONS! Facebook page.

GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE
42130 HWY 41
OAKHURST, CA
559-683-7112

Audition Info

All shows are subject to change pending receipt of rights from the publishing houses, and show dates are tentative pending contract completion.
2022 Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Auditions: Saturday January 29 2022, 10:00am

Directed By: Michael Van Buren, Lyric Gianni
Rehearsals: 2/7 – 5/5
Performances: 5/6 – 6/12

ROLES AVAILABLE:

PRINCIPLES (6)

  • Shrek, Adult – Male High Baritone/Tenor
  • Fiona, Adult – Female Alto/Soprano with high belt
  • Donkey, Adult – Male/Female High Baritone/Tenor or Alto with high belt
  • Lord Farquaad, Adult – Male High Baritone
  • Dragon, Adult – Female Alto with Big Belt
  • Pinocchio, Adult – Male/Female Male with good falsetto voice or Soprano/Alto

FAIRYTALE CREATURES (15)

  • Wicked Witch – Adult
  • White Rabbit – Youth/Adult
  • Fairy Godmother – Adult
  • Peter Pan – Youth/Adult
  • Ugly Duckling – Youth/Adult
  • Sugar Plum Fairy – Youth/Adult
  • 3 Pigs – Man/Woman (ability to sing harmony)
  • 3 Bears – Man/Woman/Youth
  • Wolf – Adult
  • Humpty Dumpty – Youth/Adult
  • Mad Hatter – Youth/Adult

ENSEMBLE

  • Young Shrek – Youth Male
  • Dwarf (Grumpy) – Youth Male
  • Young Fiona – Youth Female
  • Teen Fiona – Youth Female
  • Gingy – Youth/Adult, Male/Female
  • Mama Ogre, Adult – Female (soprano/alto)
  • Papa Ogre, Adult – Male (high baritone)
  • Thelonius, Captain of the Guard – Adult, Male
  • Bluebird – Youth/Adult
  • Bishop – Adult, Male
  • Farquaad’s Guards – Youth/Adult
  • Lead Duloc Greeter – Adult, Female
  • Duloc Dancers – Youth/Adult
  • Forest Creatures
  • Sign Bearers
  • 4 Knights – Adult, Male (back-up singers)
  • Pied Piper – Youth/Adult
  • Dancing Rats, Youth/Adult, Male/Female (capable dancers)
  • King Harold – Adult, Male
  • Queen Lillian – Adult, Female
  • 3 Blind Mice, Youth/Adult, Female (ability to sing harmony)
  • Puss in Boots

What we will be looking for (beyond your ability to sing the notes), are the vocal energy and character that will make this show fun. We want to see you enjoying singing your heart out at our auditions.

*There are several characters that have specific vocal qualities (Gingy/Sugarplum, Pinocchio) that we will need to hear demonstrated at the auditions. (Donkey’s portrayal does not have to be true to the movie, he just has to be entertaining.) *Dragon may be an out of cast character. Her song would be recorded or sung off-stage, but name and credit would still be listed in the program.

Dialogue Auditions: See the published audition sides (script sections) here. It is not necessary for you to have the scenes memorized before auditions, but being familiar with them would be wise; you’ll be less nervous about the reading. Do not rush the lines. Think about what they mean, and think about the character. You will almost certainly be asked to read other parts than the ones you are auditioning for, so read through them all.

Again, the things we are most looking for are fearless fun, energy and characterization.

The character breakdowns on the audition page of the website are from the publisher. Please note that there are roles that specify a gender for the performer that we will not necessarily follow in our casting. We will be looking for the performer most suited to the role.

We know that auditions can be a nerve wracking experience. We really want to make this audition, and this show, the most fun experience you have had on a stage. We are asking that all auditioners learn “I’m a Believer” from the show so we can warm up singing it together before auditions start.

Here is a link where you can view the scenes we will be using for the dialogue auditions.

2022 Someone Save My Baby Ruth

Someone Save My Baby, Ruth! (Or Foil That Villain!)

Auditions: Saturday April 23 2022, 10:00am

Directed By: Ruthann Van Buren
Rehearsals: 5/2 – 6/30
Perfomances: 7/1 – 7/24

This Cast Willl Be Asked To Also Perform At The Sugar Pine Railroad For Three Special Outdoor, Evening Performances On 6/5, 7/3, And 8/7.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

  • TAFFY, a sales clerk at The Sweet Shoppe
  • TOFFEE, another sales clerk at The Sweet Shoppe
  • HUBERT, a customer
  • TOM, another customer
  • MRS. MURPHY, yet another customer
  • KAT, her child
  • KIT, Kat’s best friend
  • MRS. POPPYCOCK, still another customer
  • LOLLY, her child
  • PRALINE CANDY, a sweet young widow, with infant
  • FARRON HEIT, a candy cook
  • CINDY GRADE, another candy cook
  • OTTO SOURBALL, a dashing lackey
  • SID SWINDLE, a villain
  • ERNEST NOBLE, a policeman

Auditions will consist of a cold read of the script.

2022 Silent Sky

Silent Sky

Auditions: Saturday June 25 2022, 10:00am

Directed By: Jennifer Janine
Rehearsals: 7/5 – 9/1
Performances: 9/2 – 9/25

ROLES PRECASTED:

  • HENRIETTA LEAVITT: brilliant, meticulous, excited – almost always wearing a period hearing-aid.
  • MARGARET LEAVITT: homebody, creative, sweet, sister.
  • PETER SHAW: the head astronomer’s apprentice… and the man.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

  • ANNIE CANNON: the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand.
  • WILLIAMENA FLEMING: vivacious, friendly, fun and speaks with a Scottish accent
2022 The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

Auditions: Saturday July 23 2022, 10am

Directed By: James Mierkey
Rehearsals: 8/8 – 11/3
Performances: 11/4 – 12/18

Please prepare a short song selection of no more than one complete verse. Backing track is preferred.

Please bring with you a full set of conflicts as this will help us determine casting. Tentative rehearsal schedule is Monday thru Thursday evenings with some additional Saturday dates TBD. Given that the production has so many children under 18, it will be our goal to have the children dismissed as early as possible. The closer we get to show week, the longer they will be required to be there.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:

  • Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
  • Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45) A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.
  • Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.
  • Baroness Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
  • Mother Abbess (wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

FEATURED CHARACTERS:

  • Sister Berthe (alto, moves well) Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight-laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
  • Sister Margaretta (mezzo, moves well) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
  • Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well) Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.
  • Franz (non-singing, 30+) The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
  • Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 30+) The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.
  • Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+) Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
  • Rolf Gruber (tenor, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:

All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”

  • Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.
  • Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
  • Louisa von Trapp (age 13) Rebellious attitude.
  • Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous.
  • Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) Smart, reads a lot.
  • Marta von Trapp (age 7) Very sweet and gentle.
  • Gretl von Trapp (age 6) Must have the cute factor.

CHORUS:

  • 5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).
  • 5-10 female chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert