Auditions

Mamma Mia! auditions will be held April 23 and 24 (Chorus dance call is April 20), and in New York City, on May 9, 2018. 

Auditions for the 2018 - 2019 Repertory Season will be held April 30 and May 1st. Audition slots are full - please check back to see if slots become open.

Youth auditions for the 2019 production of The Diary of Anne Frank will be held May 17 and May 20.

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

 

MAMMA MIA! AUDITIONS

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the musical, Mamma Mia! on April 23 and 24, 2018 (Chorus dance call is April 20), and in New York City, on May 9, 2018. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for April 26, 2018. The Arvada Center production will be directed by the Arvada Center’s Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre, Rod A. Lansberry. 

Adult Principal and Chorus:
Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on April 23 and 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. The Women’s Chorus dance call is 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and Men’s Chorus dance call is 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on April 20.  All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing. 

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong dancing 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 the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. A current headshot and résumé are required. 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.

Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age. Follow the link below to sign up for an online audition slot. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition. 

New York Auditions: 
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on May 9, 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 (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. Mamma Mia!, 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 Mamma Mia! begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The production opens Friday, September 7 and runs through September 30, 2018. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.


ARVADA CENTER – Mamma Mia! 
Character Breakdown of available roles

Contemporary dancers and singers. Some ensemble men have dance specialties.  Acrobatic skills are a plus; some ensemble men and women are featured as singers and actors. ALL SHOULD HAVE A POP / ROCK SOUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL. 

DONNA: Female/late 30s-early 40s. Former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos.” A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Moves well.

SOPHIE: Female/18-25. Donna’s Daughter, who is determined to find romance. Pop soprano. 

TANYA: Female/late 30s-early 40s. A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. 

ROSIE: Female/late 30s-early 40s. A former singer in the “Dynamos.”  Confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress. Actress who sings and moves well

LISA: Female/18-25. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Strong dance.

ALI: Female/18-25. Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. 

SAM: Male/35-45. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings and moves well. Baritone. 

HARRY: Male/35-45. May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his carefree, youthful self. English accent. Actor who sings and moves well. High baritone, tenor. 

BILL: Male/35-45. May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role. Moves well.

SKY: Male/late 20s. Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive. Strong dance.

PEPPER: Male/20s. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover and strong dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor.

EDDIE: Male/20s. Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a good mover and strong dancer. Baritone/tenor.

 

Follow the link below to schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time.

An additional audition slot has been added from 4 - 4:30 on 4/23. 

All audition slots for the Women's Chorus Dance Call are full at this time. Please check back later to see if slots become open. 

Reserve Your Audition Slot

 

 

BLACK BOX SEASON AUDITIONS - Audition slots are full! Please check back to see if slots become open. 

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for its 2018-19 Black Box Theatre season on April 30 and May 1.  Callbacks are scheduled for May 7 and 8.  Some casting will be for ensemble positions; these actors will be cast in two or three repertory productions. There are also some roles that will be for a single production.

The season includes:
Educating Rita : Directed by Lynne Collins
*The Diary of Anne Frank : Directed by Christy Montour-Larson
*The Moors: Directed by Anthony Powell
*Sin Street Social Club: Directed by Lynne Collins

*Performed in Repertory

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting abilities are needed. Actors should prepare two, two-minute contrasting monologues. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current Equity ID card. These are Equity LORT D productions; non-Equity actors will be considered. Follow the link below to sign up for an online audition slot. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time.

Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age. 


Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 


Rehearsals for  Educating Rita  begin on August 28, 2018. The production opens on October 5, 2018, and runs through November 11, 2018. 

Rehearsals for The Diary of Anne Frank begin on November 27, 2018.  The production opens on February 1, 2019, and runs through May 17, 2019.

Rehearsals for The Moors begin on December 4, 2018. The production opens on February 22, 2019, and runs through May 18, 2019.

Rehearsals for Sin Street Social Club begin on December 18, 2018. The production opens March 15, 2019, and runs through May 19, 2019.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Sundays and some Saturdays for five – six shows per week. Some weekday student matinees may be added.

ARVADA CENTER 2018-19 BLACK BOX SEASON
Character breakdown of available roles


EDUCATING RITA — By Willy Russell

FRANK: Male/50-60.  An English college professor.
RITA: Female/20-30. A hairdresser from Liverpool.

*THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK —Adapted by Wendy Kesselman*

OTTO FRANK: Male/50-60. Anne’s polite and practical father.
EDITH FRANK: Female/50-60. Anne’s reserved and nervous mother. 
MARGOT FRANK: Female/16-19. Anne’s older sister. 
ANNE FRANK: Female/13-15. The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank. 
PUTTI VAN DAAN: Male/50-60. An irritable former business partner of Mr. Frank.
PETRONELLA VAN DAAN: Female/50-60. Mr. Van Daan’s vain and finicky wife.
PETER VAN DAAN: Male/16-19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan.
JAN DUSSELL: Male/60-70. Dentist.
MIEP: Female/25-35. A very well-liked, generous secretary in Mr. Frank’s office.
MR. KRALER: Male/30-50. A businessman who works with Miep to help protect the people in hiding. 

Please scroll down to sign up for Youth Actor audition slots.

*THE MOORS —Regional Premiere by Jen Silverman*

AGATHA: Female/40s-50s. Elder spinster sister. Spidery. Dangerous. Cold.
HULDEY: Female/30s. Younger spinster sister. She has a diary. She wants to be famous.
EMILIE: Female/20s-30s. The governess. A romantic with a sweet face.
MARJORY: Female/20s-30s. The scullery maid. Down-trodden. Strategic.
THE MASTIFF: Male. The dog. He looks fierce and brutal but is a sad philosopher-king.
A MOOR-HEN: Female.  A small chicken. Practical but easily frightened.

*SIN STREET SOCIAL CLUB —World Premiere by Jessica Austgen, based on The Rover by Aphra Behn*

FLORIE MAE: Female/20s. A pretty young thing. Sings.
HELEN: Female/20s-30s. An uninspired novice nun and Florie Mae's half-sister. 
ANGIE B: Female/40s-50s. The most expensive prostitute. 
LU: A striking woman or maybe a drag queen. Ageless.
BELVILLE: Male/20s-30s. A northerner in love with Florie Mae.
BLUNT: Male/30s-50s. A plantation owner, and Belville's client. 
WILMORE: Male/30s-40s. A privateer and a pain-in-the-ass.
PETE: Male/20s-30s. Florie Mae's older brother.
TONY: Male/30s. Extremely handsome and extremely stupid.

*Performed in repertory

Follow the link below to schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time.

All audition slots are full at this time - please check back to see if slots become open. To receive alerts for upcoming productions, send an email including your name and phone number to ac_auditions_email@arvadacenter.org

Please scroll down to sign up for Youth Actor audition slots.

Reserve Your Audition Slot

 

YOUTH AUDITIONS - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold youth auditions for its Black Box Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank on May 17 from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and May 20 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Callbacks are by invitation only and are scheduled for May 20 starting at 12:00 p.m.  

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting abilities are needed. Actors should prepare two, two-minute contrasting monologues. A current headshot and résumé are preferred but not required.Follow the link below to sign up for an online audition slot. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time.

Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 

Rehearsals for The Diary of Anne Frank begin on November 27, 2018.  The production opens on February 1, 2019 and runs through May 17, 2019.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Sundays and some Saturdays for three – six shows per week. Some weekday student matinees may be added.


*THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK—Adapted by Wendy Kesselman*

MARGOT FRANK: Female/16-19. Anne’s older sister.

ANNE FRANK:  Female/13-15. The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank.

PETER VAN DAAN:  Male/16-19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan.

Follow the link below to schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time.

Reserve Your Audition Slot

 

 

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
  • We are moving to an online audition sign-up this season! Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an audition. 

 

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