What should I prepare for an audition?

 

The director will choose excerpts from the script to be read by those auditioning. These will be distributed at the audition. Generally, no monologue or other materials will be needed for non-musical auditions.

 

For a musical, you will need to prepare roughly 30 seconds, or 16-bars of a song that showcases your voice. An accompanist will be present if you have sheet music, or we will have a speaker available if you are using a pre-recorded track. There will also be a choreographer present to teach a simple dance routine.

 

Who can audition?

 

Anyone! We produce a variety of shows, all of which require different and diverse casts. As a community theatre, we welcome everyone to come be a part of our season.

 

When are auditions?

 

Auditions are generally held 2 months before a show is set to open. Depending on the show, this can vary. Audition dates for each show can be found further down on this page.

 

Where and when will the cast be announced?

 

The cast list will be emailed out to all of those that auditioned, and will be posted to The Point Theatre’s Facebook page. The list is typically posted within 1 week of the audition date.

 

What is the rehearsal schedule?

 

Rehearsal schedules can vary depending on what works best for the director and cast. Typically, rehearsals take place on weekdays in the evenings; usually beginning at 6pm. Depending on the role you are cast in, you may not be required to attend every rehearsal.  Technical rehearsals are held the week leading up to opening night. Tech rehearsals are mandatory for all cast and crew of a show, and will normally run later than other rehearsals.

 

What if I have no prior experience?

 

That’s no problem! We encourage everyone to come and audition! The Point Theatre is a place where lovers of the performing arts can come together, regardless of experience, to learn and create. We are an educational facility, with many knowledgeable people that can help you grow as an artist!

 

What if I don’t get cast?

 

Don’t give up! We have all been there, and we know how it feels. Unfortunately, there are only so many parts in each show and, though we’d like to, we can’t cast everyone. Don’t let that discourage you! Ask us about ways you can still be involved in the production. We are always looking for volunteers to help with painting, lighting, sound, costumes, backstage crew, and other vital roles to help our productions get on their feet. Also don’t forget, we are always moving forward and the next round of auditions will be here before you know it!

Directed by Emily Huber
Saturday, May 23 @ 11 AM and Sunday, May 24 @ 3 PM
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script

THE STORY: The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


Directed by Emily Huber
Audition Dates TBA
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script

This is a witty version of the story of a suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women.

Characters:

SYBIL SEWARD
HENNESSEY
DR. ARTHUR SEWARD
RENFIELD
WESLEY
JONATHAN HARKER
MINA
COUNT DRACULA
HEINRICH VAN HELSING


Directed by Dan Kirkland
Saturday, September 19 @ 11 am and Monday, September 21 @ 5:30
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script

A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

Characters:

  • MJ: The over-the-top stage manager who also plays Martha Cratchit in the show within a show.
  • Wayne: The wannabe actor mistaken for the inspector.
  • Zorah: The insane, Lithuanian director: She is very emotional and constantly on the verge of a meltdown.
  • Luther: The boy too big to play Tiny Tim. Leaves halfway after Act I because he has booked a TV show
  • Dorothy: The British dialect coach who also plays Emily Cratchit. Trying to push her duo show with her husband Sydney on Wayne.
  • Sydney: Plays the ghost of Jacob Marley and Fezziwig. Constantly making noise with his ghostly chains, even as Fezziwig.
  • Phil: Plays Bob Cratchit. Is in love with Zorah due to their one night stand.
  • Walter: The company’s first black actor. Doesn’t know any of his lines. Plays all three ghosts.
  • Kevin: The company’s financial director. Nervous eater, tries to suck up to the inspector as much as possible. afraid of zorah.
  • Bart: The semi-douchey guy who plays all of the other male roles in the show.
  • Larry: Plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Middle-aged man whose wife left him.
  • Betty: The inspector. Watches Act II from on stage.