Auditions

Current Auditions:

WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUSICAL - Denver Auditions on August 5 and 6. New York Auditions August 10

CHARLOTTE'S WEB - Replacement Auditions on August 20 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Youth Auditions on July 23

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

ARVADA CENTER 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

WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUSICAL

Auditions for White Christmas, The Musical will be held on August 5 and 6 (Chorus Dance Call on August 4) and in New York City, on August 10. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer with musical direction by David Nehls, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The  Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

Adult Principal and Chorus:
Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on August 5 and 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. The Women’s Chorus dance call is 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and Men’s Chorus dance call is 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 4.  All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing. 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 children’s roles, actors must be 18 years & older to audition. Children’s roles (see breakdown for more specifics and age ranges) will be auditioned in Denver on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Young Performers - ages 9 - 15
Young Performers will be auditioned in Denver on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Young Performers should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. In addition, girls will need to be prepared to read a cold reading. Young Performers will also need to be prepared for movement and should anticipate being at the Arvada Center for an hour. Please dress in comfortable clothing suitable for movement. For additional details see general audition requirements and character breakdown (including age ranges) below. Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule your audition time on Saturday, August 15. 

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good movement abilities are required.  See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of 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 needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. 

New York Auditions: 
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on August 10. 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 (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. White Christmas, The Musical, 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 White Christmas, The Musical begin on November 3, 2015. The production opens on November 23 and runs through December 23, 2015. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

White Christmas, The Musical
Character Breakdown

BOB WALLACE (late 20s to mid-30s, no older): Easygoing, charming, decent principled man. A major singing star in post-World War II America. He wears his fame easily, but is seeking something more important: a decent, fulfilling life and true love. While helping his Army unit general regain his dignity, he defines his own life and meets his true love. Seeking a superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Baritone.

PHIL DAVIS (late 20s to mid-30s, no older): The ambitious, go-getting, song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, incorrigible skirt-chaser… and definite ladies’ man. He saved BOB’s life during the war and became his partner and engine behind their fabulous success. He must have boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance comic performer. Bari-tenor.

BETTY HAYNES (mid to late 20s): The sensible responsible half of the up-and-coming song-and-dance team the Haynes Sisters. She has a beautiful, rich singing voice that matches her decent, upstanding principles. She is overprotective of her younger sister and – like BOB – she needs something more. Of course, they are ultimately the perfect couple. Seeking a major female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest-mix sound & a soprano extension.

JUDY HAYNES (early 20s): The younger, more ambitious Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer no man can resist. Strong tap and theatre jazz needed. Seeking a major song-and-dance performer. Chest-mix.

GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY (late 50s to mid-60s): A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post-World War II America. Once a powerful leader now struggles to run an inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principal and dignity. Beneath his hard, curmudgeon, military exterior, lays a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. Still a handsome, vital man. 

MARTHA WATSON (late 40s to mid-50s): Once a musical comedy star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn. She has a VERY dry, wry, honest wisecracking sense of humor. Big-hearted but completely unsentimental. She runs the GENERAL’s life in spite of his protestations. An irrepressible meddler but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. Seeking a winning, appealing character comedienne with a clarion belt voice.

MALE ENSEMBLE - All ethnicities, 20s-30s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent dancers who sing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - All ethnicities, 20s-30s. Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent dancers who sing.

TO BE AUDITIONED ON AUGUST 15, 2015
SUSAN WAVERLY (to play 9 years old): 49''-52'' - tall. The GENERAL’s granddaughter visiting from California for Christmas. A charming, loveable, and outgoing real kid – very intelligent, but knows nothing about show business. Once bitten by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Excellent belt voice, must move well.  Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule your audition time on Saturday, August 15. 

Male and Female Children ages 9 – 11. Strong vocals and previous stage experience preferable.

 

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Actor replacement auditions for the Children’s Theatre production of Charlotte’s Web will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 21. Charlotte’s Web will be directed Edith Weiss. 

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

Requirements:
Needed are experienced actors with strong acting and character skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions. Actors should prepare a 1-1/2 minute comedic monologue. A current résumé and headshot are required. 

Production Details:
Rehearsals for Charlotte’s Web will begin Monday, October 5, 2015, running weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Thursday, October 15, 2015, running through December 30, 2015. 
Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB - Character Breakdown
Many roles play multiple parts, animal and human. Actors must be 18 years of age or older to audition. 

TEMPLETON:  A rat, sometimes grouchy, always hungry.
CHARLOTTE:  A spider, warm, wise, and kind.
SHEEP: A practical animal enjoys being the bearer of bad news.
LURVY: Farmhand, excitable.
ARABLE: Fern's father. Gruff and no nonsense at first, but Fern can always soften him up.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 

The Arvada Center will hold youth auditions for the musical, Saturday Night Fever on Thursday, July 23 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Needed young performers - Girls - ages 12-16 to play 14 years old The production will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck.

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. 

Girls should prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue appropriate to a 14 year old. For additional details see general audition requirements and character breakdown (including age ranges) below. Girls will need to be prepared to read a cold reading and should anticipate being at the Arvada Center for a half hour. 

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 

Rehearsals for Saturday Night Fever begin for Young Performers on September 8, 2015. The production opens on September 15 and runs through October 4, 2015. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Character Breakdown

Girls - ages 12-16 to play 14 years old. Previous stage experience preferable.

LINDA MANERO – Preteen.  Tony’s kid sister.  Sunny and spunky.  Brooklyn accent.

General Audition Requirements:

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good movement abilities are required.  See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of 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 needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.