Auditions

Current Auditions:

Harvey auditions will be held October 27 and 28 with callbacks on October 30.

Charlotte's Web auditions will be held on November 10 with callbacks on November 12.

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

HARVEY AUDITION DETAILS
The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the play, Harvey written by Mary Chase at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., on October 27 and 28. Callbacks are scheduled for October 30. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.
 
Auditions are October 27 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. 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 actors with strong acting abilities are needed. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare one minute dramatic monologue of the style and period of the piece.    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 D 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 Harvey begin on January 6, 2015. The production opens on January 27 and runs through February 22, 2015. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
 
Harvey
Character Breakdown
 
Ethel Chauvenet, Mrs. Chauvenet is a good friend of the family. She is a member of the town’s social circle that Veta desperately wants Myrtle to break into. 
 
Betty Chumley, Dr. Chumley’s wife.  She is very sweet and thoughtful. 
 
Dr. William B. Chumley, Chumley is the head of “Chumley’s Rest” and a well-respected psychiatrist. The doctor is very protective of the reputation of his hospital and will do whatever it takes to protect it. Is more vulnerable than he would admit.
 
Elwood P. Dowd, Elwood is friendly, thoughtful man. Elwood is Veta’s older brother. The central character of the show, his closest friend is a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey.
 
Judge Omar Gaffney, The judge is an old family friend of the Dowds and, the family’s lawyer. 
 
Ruth Kelly, Nurse Kelly is a sympathetic character who seems to have some sort of love/hate relationship with Dr. Sanderson. 
 
E. J. Lofgren. E.J. Lofgren is a cab driver who possesses a great deal of insight about the hospital and its patients. 
 
Dr. Lyman Sanderson, Dr. Sanderson is young, highly qualified and vain psychiatrist, handpicked by Chumley. His talent is only surpassed by his vanity. He is as infatuated with Nurse Kelly.
 
Myrtle Mae Simmons, Myrtle is Veta’s Daughter (Elwood’s Niece). Both Veta and Myrtle are desperate to find a husband for Myrtle.  She is extremely self-centered.
 
Veta Louise Simmons, Elwood’s younger sister, Veta has returned to the family home after the death of her mother and is very concerned about fitting into society and all that entails. She also loves her older brother Elwood, the relationship that drives the action of the play.
 
Wilson, The man Chumley hires to physically motivate the patients to obey.  He has eyes for Myrtle the moment he meets her.
 
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB AUDITION DETAILS
Auditions for Charlotte’s Web will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, November 12. Charlotte’s Web will be directed by Edith Weiss. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.
 
Auditions are by appointment only, call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. 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 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 start the week of January 19, 2015, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Thursday, February 12, running through April 10, 2015. 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/charlottes-web-spring-2015 
 
Charlotte’s Web
Character Breakdown
Many roles play multiple parts, animal and human. Actors must be 18 years of age or older to audition. This includes the roles of Fern and Avery.    
 
Wilbur: A sweet innocent pig, emotional.
Templeton:  A rat, sometimes grouchy, always hungry.
Charlotte:  A spider, warm, wise, and kind.
Fern: To play a young girl of decided opinions, hardworking, loves Wilbur more than anything.
Narrator: A down-home type, easygoing.
Homer: Fern's uncle, a simple, hardworking, cheerful farmer.
Sheep: A practical animal, enjoys being the bearer of bad news.
Lurvy: Farmhand, excitable.
Goose: A bit of a fussbudget, keeps the barnyard organized.
Gander: A bit pompous, very proud of himself.
Avery: Fern's brother.  To play a high spirited young boy.
Arable: Fern's father. Gruff and no nonsense at first, but Fern can always soften him up.
 
 
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