Auditions

 

Seussical children's theatre auditions will be held August 20.

Elf - The Musical auditions will be held in New York City, on September 13, 2018.

The Diary of Anne Frank youth actor auditions will be held September 8 and 9. 

 

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

 

SEUSSICAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE AUDITIONS

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold replacement auditions for Seussical on Monday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd,, Arvada 80003.  Seussical will be directed by David and Julie Payne, with 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. 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. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Requirements:

Auditions will be held for two roles: 

Mayzie: female, 18-35 years old, strong dancer, singer, actor.

Mr. Mayor/Wickersham:  male, 18-35 years old, strong dancer, singer, actor with tumbling or gymnastic skills, able to play multiple roles.  

Actors should come prepared to dance, and will be given a cut of music and a side from the script prior to auditions. You may need to stay for the duration of two thirty-minute time slots if you are asked to dance.  A current résumé and headshot are required.

Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions.

Production Details:

Rehearsals for Seussical will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018, rehearsing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Wednesday, October 10, running through December 29, 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. 

Seussical Replacement Auditions

 

ELF - THE MUSICAL AUDITIONS 

Chorus dance call auditions for  Elf - The Musical  are August 4 , and general auditions are August 6 and 7 . New York City auditions are September 13. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for August 8, 2018.

The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer and choreographed by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Arvada Center Producing Director of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada, Colorado.

Adult Principal and Chorus:

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 August 4th. All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing. 

Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on August 6 and 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. 

Auditions for the role of Michael, (young actor to play 10- 12 years old), will be held from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. on August 6. 

Please note individual audition sign-up forms for Chorus, Principal and Young Actor auditions below. 

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. 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 September 13, 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. ELF – The Musical Arvada CO production

247 West 38 th Street 10 th Floor

New York, NY 10018

NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for ELF – The Musical begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The production opens Tuesday, November 20 and runs through December 23, 2018. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

 

Character Breakdown

Buddy

Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart, and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Jovie

Buddy's girlfriend.  She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Walter

Buddy's workaholic father. He is a children's book writer but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Emily

Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Michael - Please follow the link below for Young Performer Auditions to audition for this role.

Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 12

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Deb

Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Manager

A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Greenway

Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Santa

Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.

Gender: Male

Age: 65 to 80

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Chadwick

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

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.

 

Principal Auditions

 

YOUNG PERFORMER AUDITIONS

This audition is for the role of Michael (male, to play 10 to 12 years old, vocal range G5 to F3).

For your audition, Young Performers 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.


Young Performer Auditions


CHORUS AUDITIONS FOR ELF THE MUSICAL
Singer

Seeking male and female singers who dance, age 20s - 60s, of all ethnic backgrounds to portray various ensemble roles in Elf.  Some featured roles, as well as understudies, will be cast from the ensemble.

Dancer 

Seeking Male and female dancers who tap and sing, age 20s - 60s, of all ethnic backgrounds, to portray various ensemble roles in Elf.  Some featured roles, as well as understudies, will be cast from the ensemble. 

Those who attend Chorus Dance Call Audition do not need to also sign up for the General Auditions to be called back and considered for a Chorus or Principal Roles.

Chorus Auditions

 

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK YOUTH ACTOR AUDITIONS

The Arvada Center is seeking youth actors for the roles of Peter and Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank. Auditions will be by invitation at the Arvada Center from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on September 8 and from 5:00-8:00 pm on September 9.

Director: Christy Montour-Larsen

Rehearsals Begin:  November 27, 2018

Opens:  February 1, 2019

Closes: May 17, 2019

Rehearsals are Tuesday-Sunday. We can work around school schedules, but there are some weekday matinees during school hours.

Please send picture and resume to Lynne Collins, Artistic Director of Plays--lcollins@arvadacenter.org.

We are seeking diversity in our casting, so actors from all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

MARGOT FRANK:  Female, 16 - 18.  A poised, mature, and well-behaved young woman.  She is lonely and afraid.

PETER VAN DAAN:  Male, 16 - 18.  The shy and lonely son of Mr. and Mrs. van Dann. During their time in the annex, he becomes a friend and confidant to Anne and their relationship blossoms into something more.

 

 

 

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