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Upcoming Auditions

All auditions take place at The Sauk.


A Christmas Carol

Youth Auditions (ages 7-14): Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

Adult Auditions (ages 15 and up): Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. 

Performance Dates: December 5-8, 12-15, 2019

Adults (ages 15 and up) are asked to prepare and memorize a one-minute dramatic monologue from a play. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script. Please bring all conflicts with you to auditions. Jennifer Wagler and Traci Jo Hubbard will co-direct this production. Baylee Finegan is stage manager.


Available Roles

  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Fred, Scrooge's nephew
  • Two Portly Gentlemen
  • Tiny Tim
  • Jacob Marley's Ghost
  • Mrs. Cratchit
  • Peter Cratchit
  • Belinda Cratchit
  • Martha Cratchit
  • Two Smaller Cratchits, a boy and a girl
  • The Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Child Scrooge
  • Young Scrooge
  • Headmaster
  • Fan, Scrooge's sister
  • Fezziwig
  • Dick Wilkins, Fezziwig's other apprentice
  • Mrs. Fezziwig
  • Three Misses Fezziwig
  • Belle, once engaged to Scrooge
  • Belle's husband
  • Belle's daughter
  • The Spirit of Christmas Present
  • Scrooge's nephew
  • Fred's wife
  • Miss Rosie, the Plump Sister
  • Topper
  • Guests at Fred's Party
  • Ignorance, a boy
  • Want, a girl
  • The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
  • Four businessmen
  • Two important men
  • Man on Scrooge's Corner of the Exchange
  • Old Joe, a receiver of stolen property
  • Charwoman
  • Mrs. Dilber, a laundress
  • An Undertaker's Man
  • Caroline
  • William
  • Their Child
  • Boy in Sunday Clothes
  • Poulterer's Man
  • Fred's Maid
  • Sailors, Miners, Lighthouse Men, etc. 



Tony N' Tina's Wedding

Audition Dates: January 31 at 7 p.m., February 1 at 2 p.m.

Callbacks: February 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Performance Dates: March 26-29, 2020

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and improvisations. Trinity Bird will direct this production.


 Male Roles

  • Tony Nunzio - groom, mid 20s, handsome, rowdy, charming
  • Barry Wheeler - best man, late 20s, everybody's pal, drug dealer
  • Dominic Fabrizzi - usher, mid 20s, party animal with a heart of gold
  • Johnny Nunzio - usher, 20, Tony's little brother. A cute flirt. 
  • Luigi Domenico - Tina's great uncle, late 70s, old world gentleman, speaks Italian (can be played by a younger actor)
  • Joey Vitale - Tina's brother, 30, gay, loves "show biz," not flamboyant
  • Tony Nunzio, Sr. - Tony's dad, 50, charismatic in a sleazy way, sees himself as a king
  • Michael Just - late 20s, Tina's ex-boyfriend, just got our of rehab, a burnout
  • Father Mark - priest, 30s, thinks he's hip and one of the gang
  • Sal Antonucci - photographer, 40, pushy, eccentric, bored with his job
  • Vinnie Black - caterer, late 40s, amateur comedian, used car salesman type
  • Donny Dulce - late 20s, sexy leader of the wedding band. Excellent pop singer.
  • Rick DeMarco - 20s, hired to videotape wedding, Joey's boyfriend. 


Female Roles

  • Valentina Lynne Vitale - bride, mid 20s, pretty, party girl, headstrong, tough
  • Connie Mocogni - maid of honor, late 20s, pregnant, jaded
  • Donna Marsala - bridesmaid, mid 20s, cute white trash, good singer
  • Marina Galino - bridesmaid, mid 20s, insecure tag-along, the gang's doormat
  • Josephina Vitale - Tina's mom, 45, strong willed, overweight, a martyr
  • Sister Albert Maria - Tina's cousin, mid 20s, family oddball
  • Madeline Monroe - Tony Sr.'s girlfriend, 20s, stripper, good looking and hard living
  • Grandma Nunzio - Tony's grandma, 70s, spry, a little crazy (can be played by a younger actor)
  • Loretta Black - Vinnie's wife, late 40s, brow beaten by Vinnie, a little worn
  • Celeste Romano - keyboard player and vocalist for the wedding band. Trampy but attractive. 


Also needed: bass player and drummer - both not afraid to do some acting. 



Weekend Comedy

Audition Dates: February 21 at 7 p.m., February 22 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: April 23-26, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 2 men and 2 women. Tami Hindes will direct this production.


Male Roles

  • Frank, early 50s
  • Tony, mid-20s


Female Roles

  • Peggy, early 50s
  • Jill, mid-20s



The Sound of Music

Audition Dates: April 3 and April 4 by appointment. 

Performance Dates: June 11-14, 18-21, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 7 men, 7 women, 2 boys, 5 girls and a large ensemble of mostly women. Trinity Bird will direct this production. Kristi Gautsche is musical director. Gay Shaw is vocal coach. Michele Harmon is stage manager. 


Male Roles

  • Captain von Trapp
  • Franz, his butler
  • Max Detweiler
  • Herr Zeller
  • Baron Elberfeld
  • Admiral von Schreiber
  • Ensemble roles: the Captain's neighbors, concert contestants


Female Roles

  • Maria Rainer
  • The Mother Abbess
  • Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices
  • Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants
  • Sister Sophia
  • Frau Schmidt, the Captain's housekeeper
  • Elsa Schraeder
  • A large chorus of nuns.
  • Ensemble roles: the Captain's neighbors, concert contestants


Boy/Teen Male Roles

  • Friedrich von Trapp, age 14
  • Kurt von Trapp, age 10
  • Rolf Gruber, age 17


Girl/Teen Female Roles

  • Liesl von Trapp, age 16
  • Louisa von Trapp, age 13
  • Brigitta von Trapp, age 9
  • Marta von Trapp, age 7
  • ​Gretl von Trapp, the youngest



Plays-in-Development 2020

Audition Dates: June 15, 16, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Public Reading Dates: July 10, 11, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Titles and Directors TBA.


 

A Year With Frog & Toad

Audition Dates: May 1 at 7 p.m., May 2 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: August 13-16, 20-23, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Trinity Bird will direct the production. Kristi Gautsche is musical director. Gay Shaw is vocal coach.


Male Roles

  • Frog
  • Toad
  • Male Ensemble - Snail, Bird, Lizard, Father Frog, Mole


Female Roles

  • Female Ensemble 1 - Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Young Frog, Mole
  • Female Ensemble 2 - Bird, Turtle, Squirrel, Mother Frog, Mole



Sauk Shorts 2020

Audition Dates: July 17, 2020 at 7 p.m., July 18, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: September 10-13, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Directors TBA.


A Craigslist Play
By Ruben Carbajal

Composed of "Missed Connections" from Craigslist, "A Craigslist Play" shows our desperate desire to connect.

  • 3 Men (18 and up)
  • 3 Women (18 and up)


At the Wall
By Bonnie Milne Gardner
It is morning on Veteran's Day at the Vietnam Memorial.  Two strangers discover more than a love of country and Oreo cookies among the names and offerings "At the Wall."  

  • Thomas, 21, an Army mechanic
  • Chip, 31, a graduate student


Coaster
By Scott Mullen
When a terrified Maria gets up the courage to go on a roller coaster, her boyfriend doesn't realize that it is because she has something else on her mind.

  • Maria - 20s/30s. Anxious
  • Paul - 20s/30s. Her boyfriend. 
  • Gabe - any age. Roller coaster employee.


Date With Death
By Steven Hayet 
Dating is hell. Rather than deal with the awkwardness of turning someone down, Angela prefers murder. However, this time, her baggage does not go unnoticed.

  • Karen - female, 20-30s
  • Angela - female, 20-30s
  • David - male, 20-30s


Ghosts of Resolutions
By Ron Burch
After watching A Christmas Carol on tv while eating most of a large pizza, Mary has a dream about an intervention staged by the Ghosts of Resolutions (as in New Year’s) in order to help her get over her ex. Or was it reality? No, it was probably the large pizza but the night is still young.

  • Mary
  • Ghost of Resolutions Past, a disheveled woman
  • Ghost of Resolutions Present, an organized woman
  • Ghost of Resolutions Richard, a conflicted woman
  • Ghost of Resolutions Future, the Grim Reaper as a woman


I Can Fly
By Gary Sironen 
A young student recalls a moment of self-discovery as a child, and the complications that come with keeping a secret. In the process, they learn the power, the value, the danger - and the importance - of sharing the secret.

  • Terry - late junior high or early high school age. 


Stew
By K. Alexa Mavromatis
The recent loss of a parent has magnified every experience for 12-year-old Henry, none more so than today's disappointing little league tryout. His grandfather is on hand for a pep talk and a taste test, but even his favorite comfort food isn't a comfort today.

  • Miles, 67. Henry's maternal grandfather. Retired from an electrical parts manufacturing plant. 
  • Henry, 12. Thoughtful. A little sad. 


The DMV One
By Nick Zagone
The wait at the DMV may be long, but relationships are short. Two people meet at the DMV... simple enough premise, but the choices are endless.

  • Man - a customer at the DMV
  • Woman - a worker at the DMV
  • Another Woman - a second customer. 


The Prize
By Arthur Keyser
Roger has just moved into Golden Acres Condos and is enjoying his afternoon reading when he’s interrupted by two uninvited guests, Frances and Phoebe. They are there to interview him for his profile for their database. His confusion only intensifies when he learns why they are interviewing him.

  • Roger Brantley: a man in his mid-70s. 
  • Frances Gaffney: a woman in her early 70s. 
  • Phoebe Rosen: a woman in her early 70s.


Turbulence
By Tony Targan 
Two strangers on an airplane are unified by their dislike of airline travel, and by an obnoxious passenger they mutually despise. A condescending flight attendant, cocky pilot, and panicked passengers add to the bumpy ride. The main character Georgia is named after the real-life Georgia Graham (1950 – 2018), a free spirited woman that lived life to the fullest. Turbulence won the People’s Choice Award at 2019 Michigan AACTFest.

  • Georgia Graham - 20s. Attractive. Business attire. 
  • Justin Triggs - 20s. Athletic. Business casual. 
  • Douglas Bender - 40s. Heavy-set, very casual. Gregarious a la John Candy. 
  • Jasmine - flight attendant. Condescending.
  • Captain Dick Johnson - airline pilot. Confident. 


Untitled Bud Thompson Play

By G.M. (Bud) Thompson

Bud will continue a Sauk tradition by a writing a brand new play to be premiered at the Sauk Shorts. Watch this space for details and casting information. 


Write Your Name Upon My Heart
By Matthew Weaver 
Joshua asks Gretchen to sign his heart. Gretchen needs to pick a writing instrument.

  • Gretchen - 20s-30s
  • Joshua - 20s-30s



The Curious Incident

of the Dog in the Night-Time

Audition Dates: August 17, 18, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: October 15-18, 22-25, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 5 men and 5 women. Jennifer Wagler will direct this production.


Male Roles

  • Christopher Boone, age 15
  • Ed, Christopher's father
  • Voice 2 - Roger Shears, Duty Sergeant, Mr. Wise, Man Behind Counter, Drunk 1
  • Voice 3 - Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Drunk 2, Man with Socks, London Policeman
  • Voice 4 - Reverend Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard


Female Roles

  • Siobhan, Christopher's teacher
  • Judy, Christopher's mother
  • Voice 1 - Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper
  • Voice 5 - No. 40, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl
  • Voice 6 - Mrs. Alexander, Posh Woman



Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Audition Dates: October 19, 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: December 3-6, 10-13, 2020

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for at least 12 men and 8 women. Angela Forant will direct this production.


Male Roles

  • Edward P. Mitchell
  • Frank P. Church
  • James O'Hanlon
  • Dominic (Dom) Donneli
  • Sean O'Hanlon
  • Teddy Murray
  • Newsboy
  • Goss/George/Tom Pryor/Officer Akins
  • Otho/Chambers/Officer Flynn
  • Cornelius Barrington/Shannon/O'Hara
  • Sam/Thief/Schuller/Red
  • Shorty/Scotty/Art Fritz
  • Ensemble of Police Offiers, Dock Workers, Old Man, Blind Man, Uniformed Park Attendance, Husband, etc. 


Female Roles

  • Virginia O'Hanlon
  • Maria Donneli
  • Julie
  • Susan
  • Evie O'Hanlon
  • Andrea Borland
  • Mrs. Goldstein
  • Celeste Donneli
  • Ensemble of Dock Workers, Little Girl, Wife, Etc.