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 Studio spaces (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

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

  • AUDITIONS: Saturday, May 11 from 10am-2pm
  • CALLBACKS: Saturday, May 11 between 3-6pm
  • SEEKING: Seeking a diverse cast of singers and dancers (18+). Performers of all races, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All actors will receive some pay. Union and non-union welcome.
  • DIRECTOR: Michael Ferrell
  • PREPARE: 
    • 16-32 bars of a song in the same style as the show.
    • Bring a picture, resume, and a filled out audition form (attached to the audition packet).
    • Be in dance clothes and shoes for callbacks.
  • SIGN-UP: 
    • Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot online when the SignUp becomes available on Saturday, April 27.
    • 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 also acceptable. Submit a song and include a headshot and resume. Forward to seitz@duluthplayhouse.org.
  • REHEARSALS: 
    • Tentative Start Date August 13, 2019.
    • Rehearsals will be Tuesday-Friday 6pm-10pm and Saturdays between 10-4pm.
    • If actors are available during the weekday, some rehearsals may take place outside this schedule.
    • Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, will be Tech/Dress Rehearsals (Monday, Sept.16 day off).
  • PERFORMANCES: 
    • September 19-22 and September 26-29 (Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm, and Sundays @ 2pm)
    • Additional performances may be added Wednesday, September 25 and/or Sunday matinees at2pm.
  • Download the ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ audition packet here.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:
This refreshing, sizzling-hot production of a show, will bring sensational rock and roll songs to a new generation.

The Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Smokey Joe’s Cafe made history as Broadway’s longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and emotion. Audiences will be treated to more than 30 show-stopping tunes including classics like “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Stand by Me.”

 

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WIZARD OF OZ

  • AUDITIONS: Saturday, May 18 from Noon-6:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 19, between 10am-5pm
  • SEEKING: This is an adult company. At this time, we are not seeing anyone under the age of 18. Performers of all races, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All actors will receive some pay. Union and Non-union welcome.
  • DIRECTOR: Joe Chvala
  • PREPARE: 
    • Bring a picture and resume and fill out the attached audition form.
    • Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the same style of the show.
    • Be in dance clothes and shoes for callbacks
  • SCHEDULING AN AUDITION TIME: 
    • Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot online when the SignUp becomes available on Saturday, April 27.
    • 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 also acceptable. Submit a song and include a headshot and resume. Forward to seitz@duluthplayhouse.org.
  • REHEARSALS: 
    • Tentative Start Date: October 21, 2019.
    • Rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays, 6pm-10pm, and Sundays between 12-6pm.
    • If actors are available during the weekday, some rehearsals may take place outside this schedule.
  • PERFORMANCES: 
    • December 5-8, 12-15, and 19-22. (Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm & Saturday/Sundays at 2:00pm)
    • An additional performance may be added Wednesday, December 18, should the show sell out.
  • Download the ‘Wizard of Oz’ audition packet here.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, the Wizard of Oz is re-imagined for the stage, full of the familiar songs from the Oscar-winning movie score.

When Dorothy’s farmhouse is blown over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, a magical adventure ensues with ruby slippers, Toto, lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Follow us down the yellow brick road with your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. 

Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat!

 


THE UNDERGROUND

DRACULA

  • AUDITIONS: Sunday, May 19 from 10am-1pm
  • CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 19, starting at 2pm
  • SEEKING: Performers of all races, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition (18+)
  • DIRECTOR: Justin Peck
  • PREPARE: 
    • Familiarize yourself with the audition sides included at the end of the packet.
    • Be prepared to read all roles on all four sides.
  • SCHEDULING AN AUDITION TIME: 
    • Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot online when the SignUp becomes available on Saturday, April 27.
    • 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 also acceptable. Submit a song and include a headshot and resume. Forward to rlee@duluthplayhouse.org.
  • REHEARSALS: 
    • September 2nd and will run Mon–Fri from 7pm-10pm.
    • Times during tech week may vary.
  • PERFORMANCES:
    • October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 @ 7:30pm with a possible late-night encore performance on Halloween.
    • All performances will be in The Underground.
  • Download the ‘Dracula’ audition packet here.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

This 1996 adaptation by Steven Dietz (Ten November, Private Eyes) restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage.

As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.

Careening from location to location as blood splatters and bodies pile up, this heart-pounding thriller paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire. This production will contain violence, blood, and sexuality. 

 


PLAYHOUSE FAMILY THEATRE

There are no Family Theatre audition announcements at this time.