Auditions

All auditions are open to the public. Complete audition packets are available at the NorShor Box Office or online approximately two weeks prior to each audition date (if not sooner). 

All auditions will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (located at 211 East Superior Street, on the 3rd Floor via the skywalk or the Lights on Duluth space — follow the posted signs!) unless otherwise noted.

Scripts are available for a 3-day rental from the NorShor Box Office with a $5 refundable cash deposit (when scripts are returned).

 


THE NORSHOR THEATRE

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

  • DATE: Saturday, September 21
  • TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm
    • This will be a group call. All are asked to be ready to go at 10am and read group/duo sides and scenes. The director will mix and match actresses with roles and scenes. There will not be callbacks.
  • DIRECTED BY: Julie Ahasay
  • PREPARE:
    • Read the script. Scripts are available for checkout ($5 for 3 days) at the NorShor Theatre, open 10-5pm.
    • A list of sides is available in “Character Breakdown” for your convenience.
    • Bring a picture and resume and fill out the attached audition form. Note which characters you wish to be seen for.
  • SIGN UP
  • REHEARSALS: Start on December 15, 2019. Rehearsals will typically be held Monday-Thursday from 6:00-10:00pm, and Sundays from 5:00-9:00pm.
  • PERFORMANCES: January 30-February 9, 2020 at the NorShor Theatre.
  • Download the Steel Magnolias audition packet.

 

ABOUT STEEL MAGNOLIAS:

  • Set in a small town in Louisiana—in the time of big hair—six women gather in Truvy’s beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support.  These six wonderful characters are truly steel magnolias—flowery on the outside and tough as steel inside and each will show both sides of themselves throughout the play’s journey.
  • Harling’s script is hilarious, touching, life-affirming and a magnificent celebration of the wonder of women’s friendships.

 

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

  • DATE: Saturday, September 21
  • TIME: 2:00-5:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: Sunday, September 22 between 2:00-6:00pm
  • DIRECTED BY:  Justin Peck
  • PREPARE:
    • Bring a picture and resume and fill out the attached audition form.
    • Prepare 32 bars of a comedic up-tempo song in the same style as the show
    • Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
    • Be in dance clothes and shoes for callbacks.
  • SIGN UP
    • Online here.
    • If you do not know when you can come, feel free to attend without signing up – you will be seen between slots.
    • If you cannot make auditions, video auditions are accepted. Submit a song and include picture and resume. Forward to seitz@duluthplayhouse.org.
  • REHEARSALS: Tentative start date is February 10, 2020.  Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday from 6pm-10pm.
  • PERFORMANCES: March 19 – April 5 at the NorShor Theatre.
  • Download the Spamalot audition packet.

 

ABOUT MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT:

  • Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of hilariously memorable characters and classic bits, not to mention killer rabbits and French people.
  • The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

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THE MOUSETRAP

  • DATE: November 23 & 24, 2019
  • TIME: TBD
  • Directed by Tom Isbell
  • Audition packet coming soon!

 


PLAYHOUSE FAMILY THEATRE

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA (adult roles only)

We are auditioning for adult roles only at this time (ages 18+).

  • DATES: Sunday, September 22
  • TIMES: 10:00am-Noon
  • CALLBACKS: Monday, September 23 between 5:00-7:00pm
    • Be prepared to read sides and sing songs from the show at callbacks. Sides and music selections will be provided.
  • DIRECTED BY:  Amber Burns
  • PREPARE:
    • Bring a picture and resume and fill out the attached audition form
    • Prepare 32 bars of a comedic up-tempo song in the same style as the show
    • Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

 

ABOUT ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA:

  • Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
  • With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
  • Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace.

 

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DISNEY’S FROZEN JR

  • DATES: Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8
  • TIMES: 5:30-9:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: Monday, October 14 between 5:30-8:00pm
    • Students will only be called back if necessary, most of the casting will be done from auditions.
    • Students who are called back should be prepared to read sides and sing songs from the show and possibly dance. Sides and music selections will be provided.
  • DIRECTED BY:  Emily Parr
  • PREPARE:
    • Bring a picture and resume and fill out the attached audition form.
    • Prepare 16 bars of a song in the same style as the show.
    • Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

 

ABOUT DISNEY’S FROZEN JR:

  • A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney’s Frozen JR expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.
  • When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

 


THE UNDERGROUND

THE ARSONISTS

  • DATES: Sunday, September 22
  • TIMES: 10:00am-Noon
  • CALLBACKS: Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00pm
  • DIRECTED BY:  Michael Pederson
  • PREPARE:
    • Bring a picture and resume, and fill out the attached audition form.
    • Prepare (memorized) one of the provided monologues.
    • Be familiar and ready to perform all the texts provided.
    • Download monologues here.
  • SIGN UP
  • REHEARSALS: Begin on January 13, 2020. Rehearsals will typically run Monday-Friday, 7pm-10pm.
  • PERFORMANCES: February 20-29, 2020 in The Underground Theatre.
  • Download ‘The Arsonists’ Audition Packet here

 

ABOUT THE ARSONISTS

  • Fires are becoming something of a problem, but Gottlieb Biedermann has it all under control! A respected member of the community with a loving wife and a thriving business, Gottlieb believes nothing can get to him.
  • Being the great philanthrope, he is more than happy to provide shelter to two new houseguests. And when they start filling the attic with drums of petroleum, he’ll help them light the fuse! The Arsonists is an absurdist dark comedy about the rise of fascism.