Current Audition Postings include Leaving Iowa and The Drowsy Chaperone. Please scroll to bottom of the page for complete details!
Leaving Iowa runs at the Wade James Theater, Edmonds March 23 – April 2, 2017
- Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, January 29 from 5 – 8pm; Monday, January 30 from 7 – 9pm
- Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, February 1 from 7 – 10pm. All actors must be available for callbacks! “Family” will be called back from 7 – 8:30pm. “multi-characters” will be called back from 8:30 – 10pm. Some family members will be asked to remain for the entire evening.
- Rehearsal times/dates are scheduled for Monday – Thursday from 7 – 10pm.
Click here to fill out the online audition form. Please bring a resume and headshot to your appointment.
The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. This comedy about family and family vacations is a show suitable for ages 10 to 110. The story centers on Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa in search of a proper resting place. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth from the present to memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately, Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.
- Don Browning – male, 30s/40s. A writer on a road trip to find the perfect resting place for his father May play a younger version of himself in some scenes and an older version in others.
- Dad – 40s to 60s. The energetic, somewhat bombastic, but very lovable head of the Browning household.
- Mom – 30s to 60s. The ever-patient mother of the Browning household. (May play the mother in her thirties in some scenes and in her 60s in others.)
- Sis – 30s to 40s, Don’s slightly older sister, as annoying as any older sister might be. (May play a much younger version of herself in some scenes and an older version in others.)
- “Multi-character” Guy & “Multi-character” Gal – Any age. These two actors play all the crazy characters that interact with the Browning family: from drunken relatives and greasy mechanics to grocery clerks, waitresses, tour guides, civil war re-enactors, farmers and many, many others.
Those auditioning should prepare one light or comic monologue, about a minute in length, and be prepared to possibly repeat the monologue in different character voices, accents or ages. Auditions and callbacks will be located in the Training Room at the Admin Office, 306 Main Street – Lower Level 1 (below the Bank of America), entrance on south side of the building.
The Drowsy Chaperone plays at the Wade James Theater in Edmonds from April 28 – May 14, Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Auditions and callbacks will be located in the Rehearsal Annex at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds, 98020. There is no lobby/waiting area so please plan accordingly in case of inclement weather or cold.
Please make sure to fill out the online audition form: Click here for online audition form!
Please sign up for an audition appointment by clicking this link!
- Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, February 12 from 5:30 – 9:30pm and Monday, February 13 from 7 – 10pm.
- Those auditioning should prepare a 1 – 2minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of music (not from The Drowsy Chaperone). Please bring your sheet music well marked for our accompanist and bring an updated headshot and resume.
- Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 19 from 12 – 6pm. Actors must be available for callbacks. We will begin with dance calls at noon and then move through the character pieces. Actors will be released throughout the afternoon as we move through the various parts and we’ll do our very best to be respectful of everyone’s time but please plan to be available for the entire afternoon!
- Rehearsal times/dates are scheduled for Monday – Thursday from 7 – 10pm and Saturdays (time to be determined), beginning March 7, 2017.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Man in Chair – Male – Spoken
Robert Martin – Male – Lead/Tenor
Janet Van De Graaff – Female – Lead/Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
The Drowsy Chaperone – Female – Lead/Alto
Mrs. Tottendale – Female – Supporting/Alto
Aldolpho – Male – Supporting/Baritone, Bass
Underling – Male – Supporting/Tenor
George – Male – Supporting/Tenor
Kitty – Female – Supporting/Mezzo-Soprano
Gangster One – Male – Supporting/Tenor
Gangster Two – Male – Supporting/Tenor
Mr. Feldzieg – Male – Supporting/Baritone
Trix, the Aviatrix – Female – Featured/Alto
Superintendent – Male – Featured/Spoken
Ensemble – we are looking for two men and two women
Call the office at 425.774.9600; Tuesday – Friday from noon until 5pm, if you have questions!