Auditions

Current Auditions:

She Loves Me - July 31 and August 1 (Chorus Dance Call July 29)

Lyle the Crocodile (Children's Theater) - August 20

Please see audition details below

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

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

Auditions for the Musical  She Loves Me

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, She Loves Me at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., on July 31 and August 1 (Chorus Dance Call on July 29). The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

Adult Principal and Chorus:

Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on July 31 and August 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. The Women’s Chorus Dance call is 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and Men’s Chorus Dance call is 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 29.  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 . Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

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.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for She Loves Me begin on November 4, 2014. The production opens on November 25 and runs through December 21, 2014. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week. Note: There will not be a performance on Thursday, November 27 due to Thanksgiving and there is an added performance on Sunday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.

She Loves Me Character Breakdown

Amalia Balash  (Soprano: Range: C4 - B5) to play 25 – 35: The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie, Attractive, personable, but a tad shy. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimidated and nervous. A little too sharp for her own good?  A dreamer with the ability to take charge. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.

Georg Nowack (Baritone, Range: B2 - F4) To play 25-45:  An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Soft-spoken, well read, personable, and strong. Shy and intelligent.  A respected colleague and citizen.

Ilona Ritter  (Mezzo-Soprano Range: F#3 - E5)  to play 35-45:  A woman experienced in both life and men.  A bit weary, but enjoys the mentor role.  Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie, sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.

Steven Kodaly  (High Baritone/Tenor Range: B2 - A4)  to play 35-50: A handsome ladies’ man.  Well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer with the charm to stay out of trouble.

Ladislav Sipos  (Baritone Range: A2 - E4) to play 40+: Family man stuck in a dull existence.  Very agreeable, a friend to all. Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.

Mr. Maraczek  (Baritone, Range: B2 - C4) to play 50+:  Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie, with a commanding presence.   A disciplined businessman.  A stubborn perfectionist who runs a tight shop. His dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.

Arpad Laszlo  (Tenor, Range: Bb2 - E4) to play 18 -25 Bright young delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. Ambitious, studious, and adorable. 

Waiter  (Tenor/Bari–Tenor) to play 25+: The Headwaiter and a proud man with a singular goal . A slightly androgynous, flamboyant cafe manager who runs a tight ship and expects discretion and efficiency for his patrons. Male, indeterminate age Range: Baritone-Tenor (comic).

Busboy  to play 18+:  A dancer at a romantic restaurant.

Mr. Keller to play 25+:  a private investigator with an important secret .

Ensemble: Three women and three men.   Customers and patrons of  Maraczek’s Parfumerie  and Café Imperiale .  

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Replacement Auditions for Lyle the Crocodile

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for its Children’s Theater production of Lyle the Crocodile on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, August 21. Lyle, the Crocodile will be directed by Billie McBride with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer 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. Auditioners 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 16 - 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theater piece and a one-minute comic monologue. 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. Actors only interested in the role of Lyle should also prepare a specialty skill of 1 minute or less - juggling, tap dancing, circus or acrobatic type skill or skill of their choice. 
 
Production Details:
Rehearsals for Lyle the Crocodile will begin Wednesday, October 1, 2014, running weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014, running through December 28, 2014. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
 
Lyle the Crocodile Character Breakdown
 
Hector P. Valenti - Narrator/Lyle's friend (30's and able to speak in an Italian accent)
Mrs. Primm - Joshua's Mother (late 20's early 30's)
Joshua - Young boy (Adult actor, male or female to play 9-11 yr. old boy)
Mr. Grumps - Character actor (mid to late 30's or older)
Lyle - Non-singing role. Requires very good dance, strong tap, circus and acrobatic skills, drumming a plus but not required. (Male or female)
 
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