Auditions

NORSHOR THEATRE

Once logoOnce

Book by Enda Walsh / Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Based on the motion picture by John Carney
Directed and Choreographed by Ann Bergeron

Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.

AUDITION INFORMATION
Auditions will be by video submission. Callbacks will be held in person on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

 Video Submission must include:
●      Video Audition (2 parts)

○      1) Film yourself performing a vocal/instrumental audition. This is a unique show where the cast sings AND plays instruments. A song for GUY (Guitar) and GIRL (Piano) are provided in the link below as well as several scores for “Falling Slowly”(measures 31 to the end) for ENSEMBLE tracks. If you play an instrument, please play and sing simultaneously. If you do not play an instrument but wish to audition with “Falling Slowly”, an accompaniment track is provided in the Audition link below.

Instruments Needed:

      • Acoustic Guitar
      • Piano
      • Ukulele
      • Mandolin
      • Accordion
      • Melodica
      • Harmonica
      • Violins
      • Electric Bass
      • Percussion (Cajon, Tambourine, Drum Set, Castanets, Cymbals)

You may also perform 32 bars (2 minutes) of a song in the style of the show. Questions about the musical audition process can be sent directly to the Music Director via auditions@duluthplayhouse.org.

Click HERE for the required audition sheet music.

○     2) Film yourself telling the story of the first time you fell in love. Do not use any names and please keep it under 60 seconds. We are looking for simple, honest storytelling. Can be laced with humor and can be completely made up. Young performers auditioning for Ivanka do not need to do this part of the audition submission.

    • Headshot: Please email an up to date picture of yourself.
    • Resume: Please email a current resume.
    • Audition Form: Please fill out the audition form: HERE
    • Some examples of how to share video submissions
      • Upload your video to google drive or Dropbox. Create a shareable link, copy and paste it to your email message.
      • Create a YouTube video with a viewable link
      • There are other ways to also share videos, these are just some examples

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS must be sent to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org no later than Thursday, June 2 at 10pm.

ABOUT ONCE
Through a chance meeting, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant bond over their shared love of music. This unexpected friendship quickly evolves into a powerful, but complicated relationship and artistic collaboration. Based on the critically acclaimed film of the same name and featuring the Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly,” ONCE is a bittersweet reminder of the power music has to connect us all.

To read a digital copy of the script, please click HERE

Seeking the following roles:
Seeking actor/singer/musicians for various roles in Once. Some of the artists must sing and play musical instruments in the show. The score consists of parts for: guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin, cello, melodica, violin, banjo, bass guitar, accordion, and drums/percussion.

Guy
Male presenting. Vocal range: G2 to C#5.
Irish-born. A struggling musician who works with his father in a vacuum repair shop. He is brooding but charismatic with extreme appeal. Bari-tenor with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Must play guitar.

Girl
Female presenting. Vocal range: C4 to G3.
Czech-born. Direct, intelligent, and witty with a no-nonsense attitude. Doesn’t want sympathy from others. Mezzo-soprano with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with a Czech accent. Must play the piano.

Reza
Female presenting. Vocal range: C4 to A5.
Czech-born. Seductive, funny, and smart with a larger than life attitude. Soprano with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with a Czech accent. Violin/fiddle a plus.

Eamon
Male presenting. Vocal range: G2 to G#4.
Irish-born. Music manager at the studio where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack. Baritone with rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Guitar, piano, melodica, cajon, and castanets a plus.

Da
Male presenting. Vocal Range: Baritone.
Irish-born. Guy’s father, who runs a vacuum-repair shop. A man of few words but caring and warm. Baritone with rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Mandolin a plus.

Baruska
Female presenting. Vocal range: G3 to C5.
Czech. Girl’s mother. A caring woman with few inhibitions. Alto with rock/folk voice. Speaks with a Czech accent. Accordion and e concertina a plus.

Bank Manager
Male presenting. Vocal range: G3 to B4.
Irish-born. Prim and proper bank businessman with a secret passion for music. Tenor with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish (Cork) accent. Guitar or cello a plus.

Andrej
Male presenting. Vocal range: C2 to G#4.
Czech-born. An employee at a fast food chain with big dreams. Earnest and kind with a gangly, slight stature. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Speaks dialogue with a Czech accent. Must play electric bass. Ukulele and guitar a plus.

Svec
Male presenting. Vocal range: B2 to G#4.
Czech-born. An eccentric guy who spends most of his time watching television and drinking coffee. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with a Czech accent. Must play drums. Banjo, mandolin, and guitar a plus.

Ex-Girlfriend
Female presenting. Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano.
Irish-born. Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Sensual and charismatic. Mezzo-soprano with a rock folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Violin and cajon a plus.

Emcee
Male presenting. Vocal range: G2 to G#4.
Irish-born. A good-natured ball buster who works at the local bar. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Guitar a plus.

Billy
Male presenting. Vocal range: G2 to G#4.
Irish-born and has one parent from Spain. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Large, loud, and funny but also protective. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Speaks with an Irish accent. Must play guitar. Cajon, ukulele, and cymbals a plus.

Ivanka
Female presenting. Must be able to play 6-10 years old.
Czech-born. Girl’s daughter. Has a sweet-natured temperament. Must be comfortable performing on stage. Singing or playing instrument a plus.

ONCE Rehearsals & Performances all onsite
NorShor Theatre & Rehearsal Spaces, 211 E. Superior St. • Duluth, MN 55802

Rehearsals: 
August 2-September 9
Monday – Friday: 6-10pm
Saturday: OFF
Sunday: OFF

Tech:
September 10: 10 out of 12 Tech Day
September 11: OFF
September 12: 6-11pm Dress
September 13: 6-11pm Dress
September 14: Preview
September 15: Preview

Performances
September 16 at 7:30pm
September 17 at 2pm
September 17 at 7:30pm
September 22 at 7:30pm
September 23 at 7:30pm
September 24 at 7:30pm
September 25 at 2pm
September 29 at 7:30pm
September 30 at 7:30pm
October 1 at 7:30pm
October 2 at 2pm

Questions?   Additional questions should be directed to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org

 


FAMILY THEATRE

Disney’s High School Musical  

Music Adapted By: Bryan Louiselle
Book by: David Simpatico
Based on Disney Channel’s Original Movie


Seeking a diverse cast of actors, singers, and dancers ages 13-18
Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.

High School Musical Audition Packet 2022 (Round 2)

VIDEO SUBMISSION AUDITIONS
Please submit the following: 

    • Video submission of the following:
      • Character reading: Please submit either a one minute monlogue of your choice (Can be from the High School Musical Script), or perform one of the attached monologues 
      • Song: Sing 16-32 bars (20-30 sec) of a musical theatre song. 
      • Video submissions may be uploaded to Drive, DropBox, YouTube or any other sharing platform and submitted to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org 
    • Headshot & resume: Please submit your headshot and resume to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org (Headshots may be selfies or casual pictures) 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS must be sent to auditions@duluthplayhouse.org no later than Sunday, May 29 at 9pm  

ABOUT DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Director:  Kendra Carlson  Choreographer: Amber Burns Music Director: Kyle Picha
Performed at the Playhouse Family Theatre August 5-14
Teen Intensive Camp Registration Cost: $450 (Scholarships and Payment Plans Available)

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Disney’s High School Musical Rehearsals & Performances

Rehearsals from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday, at the Family Theatre  • 506 W. Michigan Street
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5

Performances at NorShor Theatre • 211 E. Superior Street
Friday, August 5, 2022 • 6:00PM
Saturday, August 6, 2022 • 1:00PM & 6:00PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022 • 2:00PM
Friday, August 12, 2022 • 6:00PM
Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 1:00PM & 6:00PM
Sunday, August 14, 2022 • 10:00 AM Sensory Friendly & 2:00PM