Keizer Homegrown Theatre will hold auditions for all of its 2016 productions Nov. 12 through 14.
The auditions are being held together to make it easier for actors to consider and be considered for a wider variety of roles and plan for the year ahead. Auditions will be held by appointment on Nov. 12 and 13 between 6 and 8 p.m. There will be an open call on Saturday, Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m.
Those wishing to schedule auditions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Call-backs will be held on a per-show basis as needed.
The 2016 season features one reprisal of a 2015 show and four new productions: Always Patsy Cline in January, Time Stands Still in March, Drop Dead! in April, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in July, and The Guys in the fall.
Auditioners should bring a resume and prepare a monologue that is no more than two minutes long. Monologues can be provided at auditions. Hopefuls will have a chance to let producers know which show, or shows, they are interested in, so please consider that in choosing monologues.
Rehearsal periods will be approximately five weeks prior to the show dates listed. Exact rehearsal schedules will be determined by the directors.
A detailed character list can be found on KHT’s website www.keizerhomegrowntheatre.org.
Always Patsy Cline is based on a true story. The revue tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, cemented by years of letter-writing. Veteran performers Taylor Pawley and Carolyn Johnson will bring this remarkable story to life. This is a reprise performance, so all roles are currently filled.
Time Stands Still (cast of four) by Donald Marguelies focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have lost all moral bearings in the midst of war and its complications. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. The director is Taylor Pawley, e-mail: email@example.com.
Drop Dead! (cast of 10) by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore is about a cast of has-been actors hoping to stage a comeback in their careers in Drop Dead!, a murder mystery directed by eccentric director Victor LePewe. As the show progresses, the mystery and murder extend to life beyond the stage, and these actors must save their lives in addition to the show and their careers. The real director of the show is Molly Fitzsimmons – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (cast of 14 plus miscellaneous pirates), Viola, a youg noblewoman and her twin brother, Sebastian, are shipwrecked and separated. Washing ashore to an island kingdom, Viola disguises herself as a young man and calls herself Cesario. She finds work in the household of Count Orsino who makes her his page and sends her to deliver love messages to Lady Olivia, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario who is really Viola. Viola, meanwhile, has fallen in love with her master, Orsino, who is seriously concerned when he finds himself attracted to her even though he thinks she is the boy Cesario. Add a drunken uncle and a guitar-playing jester, both with a penchant for practical jokes, a returned brother who arrives with pirates and you have Homegrown’s summer Shakespeare. The director is Linda Baker, e-mail: email@example.com
The Guys (cast of two) by Anne Nelson is a story set right after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks when everyone in New York is still in shock. Joan, an editor, receives a call from Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He wants to enlist Joan’s help to write the eulogies he must deliver at the memorial services. As they meet to discuss this project, they discover many different angles of humanity and an appreciation for the roles people play in each other’s lives. The director is Dick McMahon, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.