Auditions

CURRENT AUDITIONS:

Sunday in the Park with George - Denver auditions October 16 and 17, 2017. New York, auditions January 10, 2018

Seussical - Denver auditions November 13, 2017

To receive alerts for upcoming productions, send an email including your name and phone number to ac_auditions_email@arvadacenter.org

Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:

  • Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
  • A current headshot and résumé are required
  • Audio and video submissions will not be considered
  • Equity members must have a current equity ID card
  • Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
  • To schedule or inquire about an audition, please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200

 

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - DENVER AND NEW YORK AUDITIONS 

Auditions for the musical Sunday in the Park with George will be held at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., on October 16 and 17, 2017 and in New York City on January 10, 2018. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for October 23. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry. 

Principal auditions:
Colorado Principal auditions are on October 16 and 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Auditions for the role of Louise, (young actress to play 9 – 12 years old), will be held from 4 – 5:00 p.m. on October 16. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. With the exception of the role of Louise, actors must be 18 years & older to audition. 

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles. 

New York Auditions: 
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on January 10, 2018. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. Sunday in the Park with George, Arvada CO production 
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018 
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 
Rehearsals for Sunday in the Park with George begin on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The production opens Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Sunday, May 6, 2018. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Sunday in the Park with George
Character Breakdown – 

GEORGE SEURAT (an artist)/ GEORGE (a modern day artist and the great-grandson of Seurat): both represent the struggling artist, consumed by their work. Should look 25 – 31 years old. 

DOT (George Seurat’s mistress)/ MARIE (modern George’s grandmother): Dot is a feisty woman trying desperately to be more to George than his work. We see Dot mature and come to terms with what direction she needs to take in her life. Marie has lived her life, is old and wise. Easily makes her point. To play 20 – 30 and 80 – 90 years old.

AN OLD LADY (George’s mother)/ BLAIR DANIELS (art critic): The old lady is rather opinionated and senile. Blair respects George and really tries to help him find the focus and purpose of his art. To play 60 – 70 years old.

NURSE/ HARRIET PAWLING (an art patron): The nurse tries very patiently to put up with the Old Lady’s orders while breaking the monotony by having an affair with Franz. Harriet is more interested in being seen at an art exhibition than seeing the art itself. To play 40 – 50 years old. 

JULES (well-respected artist)/BOB GREENBERG (museum director): Jules is a well-to-do artist of the time. He has an awkward and somewhat cool friendship with George. Bob is an awkward museum director trying to balance the books and protect his museum’s future. 

YVONNE (Jules’ wife)/ NAOMI EISEN (composer): Yvonne is very proper and has no idea how to let her hair down. She is a pampered by Jules and understands her role in society but secretly envies Dot’s passion. Naomi is the composer of the wild techno music George uses with his machine presentation. 

BOATMAN/ CHARLES REDMOND: The boatman is a rough character who sees through the social BS and tells it how it is. Probably one of the smartest people in the park in spite of his lack of education. Charles is a visiting museum curator at the exhibition. 

CELESTE #1(a shop girl)/WAITRESS: Celeste is a giddy shop girl who, along with her friend, has come to the park to watch people, gossip, and try and find new beaus. Young and superficial, always trying to get noticed. A Waitress at the exhibition for Act II. 

CELESTE #2 (another shop girl)/ ELAINE (George’s former wife): Celeste #2 is aptly named because, in George’s eyes, they are pretty much the same person, like any number of the other vacuous women who fawn over him. Elaine is George’s ex-wife who is still in his life as a supportive, dear friend. She couldn’t deal with being married to George because George could only be married to his work. 

LOUISE (the daughter of Jules and Yvonne/ no Act II counterpart): Louise is an annoying child who runs around the park trying to get attention from anyone who will give it to her because her parents just don’t. Looks 9 – 12 years old. 

FRANZ (Jules and Yvonne’s coachman)/ DENNIS (a technician): Franz is German (speaks with an accent) and feels the pressure of class separations. He is against the upper class but would give anything to be one of them. Dennis is a dear friend to George and has been with him since day one, but is struggling with his need to move on beyond George’s stagnancy. 

FRIEDA (a cook and wife to Franz)/ BETTY (an artist): Frieda (also speaks with a German accent) unlike her husband, is fine with her place in life as well as her husband’s affair; probably because she herself does a little “dabbling” with Jules. Betty is an artist at the exhibition who has fun banter with Alex about George and his success. 

 

SEUSSICAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE AUDITIONS

Auditions for the musical Seussical will be held Monday, November 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd,, Arvada 80003. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, November 14.  Seussical will be directed by David and Julie Payne, musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry.

Auditions are by appointment only, call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for a part.

Requirements:

Needed are experienced actors with strong character, vocal, and dance skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions.  Actors should prepare a 1-minute piece of published children's poetry. That could include Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, etc., as long as it rhymes and tells a story and 16 – 32 bars of an up-tempo song from a contemporary pop musical. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided. Use of CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable. A current résumé and headshot are required.

Production Details:

Rehearsals for Seussical will begin on Monday, January 15, 2018, rehearsing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Friday, February 2, running through May 25, 2018. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For a complete schedule go to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/seussical-2 

Character Breakdown:

10 Actors Needed – 5 females, 3 males, 2 male or female - Several will need to play multiple characters.


 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NEW MUSICALS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION - ONGOING

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a summary of their work to Artistic Associate, Lisa Hoffman at lhoffman@arvadacenter.org for further submission information. Do not send a full packet until contacted.

Due to Production commitments and staffing, our response time is approximately 6 months to review submissions.

We would like writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are welcome to be at rehearsals (starting approx. 24 days before Opening) and at all related events regarding readings, workshops, and rehearsals. Travel and housing stipend may be available.

Writers must be comfortable working closely with the Arvada Center’s Director and Producer. Those selected may be eligible to receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director of Musicals and Chief Operating Officer. 

The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2017/2018 season. Members of the Arvada Center Selection Committee may choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season. 

The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers. All production talent and staff will be local whenever possible. This should be considered in project proposals. The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its options to new areas and options about what theatre can be. 

Guidelines for submission (updated 2-07-17):
•    Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
•    The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway or Regional Productions (shows that have had readings and workshop productions are still eligible)
•    Requested Submissions will be required to provide:
•    Title page
•    Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
•    Character breakdown
•    Demo CD with track listings in order as they appear in the show.   No Dropbox or Electronic submission of music will be accepted. 
•     Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
•    The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
•    Numbered pages
•    If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE