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2019

Upcoming Auditions

All auditions take place at The Sauk.


Sauk Shorts

Audition Dates: March 4 and 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: April 25-28, 2019

Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. We are seeking 12 men, 13 women and 7 roles can be either gender. No preparation and no experience is necessary. This is a very light time commitment. Each play rehearses separately until the final week of rehearsals. This is the perfect opportunity for those who can not commit to a larger production. Trinity Bird is the production coordinator for this project. Joella Hendrickson will stage manage.


​Avocado Toast
By Ken Levine, Directed by Sandi Miller
A young couple dine in the trendiest new hot spot in town – a restaurant where every table has its own audience. Since Millennials feel they star in their own reality show, here they actually do. It’s an interactive satire on trends, modern relationships, and avocado toast.

  • Sherry - Late 20s/early 30s. Adventurous. Game for anything.
  • Bill - Late 20s/early 30s. More conservative. Self-conscious eating in front of an audience.


Been There, Done That
By Paul Bowman, Directed by Jennifer Wagler
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT is the story of an old man and his in-home caretaker.  They have different backgrounds and family situations, but when he shares a war story and a distant emergency hits her family they learn to respect each other and care for each other.

  • James - Male. In his 70s. Somewhat unpleasant. Has to use a walker. 
  • Rose - Female. His caretaker. In her 20s. 


Dynamite & Sassy Pants
By Laurie Allen, Directed by Jo Johnson
When two residents of the Loving Arms Nursing Home meet, their fun and sassy characters reminisce of days gone by.  Soon, their little jabs, teasing, and laughter turns into flirting.  And soon it appears that falling in love and living happily ever after has no age limit whatsoever!

  • Attendant - Male or Female. Nursing home attendant. 
  • Frank - 80s. Resident at the Loving Arms Nursing Home.
  • Ruby - 80s. Resident at the Loving Arms Nursing Home.


For Whom the Yell Tolls
By James C. Ferguson, Directed by Savannah Durocher
Joss wants to introduce his girlfriend Pepper to his mother. Although her words are encouraging and positive, her tone indicates otherwise.

  • Pepper - Female. 20s. 
  • Joss Reynolds - Male. 20s. 
  • Felicity Reynolds - Female. Joss' mom. 60s-70s. 


Funeral Parlor
By Christopher Durang, Directed by Ron Boyle
A widow is accosted at her husband's funeral by a very inappropriate guest.

  • Susan
  • Marcus


Just Desserts
By David MacGregor, Directed by Savannah Durocher
Three co-workers unmask and deal with a fellow employee who has been stealing other people's food from the company lunchroom.

  • Joyce - Woman in her 20s-50s.
  • Evan - Man in his 20s-50s.
  • Becky - Woman in her 20s-50s. 
  • Kris - Man or woman in his/her 20s-50s. 


Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
By Patrick Gabridge, Directed by Angela Forant
Jeffrey is 30 and still believes in Santa. This Christmas, Mom and Dad reveal all kinds of truths. A hilarious poke at the secrets we keep.

  • Dad
  • Mom
  • Jeffrey - Their son. About 30.


Selling It
By G.M. (Bud) Thompson, Directed by Bruce Crews
What constitutes "art?” Is being art enough? Or should it generate enough money to fund the venue, the artist, and more works of art? And if so, at what point does the value of art become its ability to generate cash? As funding for the arts becomes tighter and tighter, the question looms.

  • Art
  • The Connoisseur
  • The Visitor
  • The Artist
  • The CEO


So, You Want to Be An Actor?
By Bud Vear, Directed by Angela Forant
A potential first-time actor learns the ins and outs of auditions and being in a play.

  • Tom
  • Joe


Stuck
By Scott Mullen, Directed by Mari Nunez
A young airport barista's curiosity about the young man she sees get on a plane every day leads her to finally ask him what is going on; the answer surprises her, and changes both of their lives.

  • Palmer. A young man in his 20s. 
  • Zoe. A young woman in her early 20s. 


The Naked Man on the Couch
By Richard Davis, Jr., Directed by Trinity Bird
Suppose you’re a older lady, waking on the morning of a trip to a mysterious naked man (though he’s under covers) on your living room sofa. No nudity, just laughs!

  • Mildred - an attractive older lady, smart, practical and clearly the leader of the household of three middle-aged older ladies.
  • Harriet - another older lady. Though she is a bit of a free spirit, she relies on Mildred to make the hard decisions.
  • Sophie - about the same age as the other two, she's a bit more flighty. 
  • Brad - a young man recovering from a romantic catastrophe. In a moment of drunkenness, he broke into the ladies' house and passed out on their sofa.


World Premiere Work
By G.M. (Bud) Thompson, Directed by Trinity Bird

Mr. Thompson will once again write an original play especially for SAUK SHORTS. Title and plot to be announced.

  • Roles To Be Announced.



Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Audition Dates: April 5 at 6:30 p.m., April 6 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: June 6-9, 13-16, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Trinity Bird will direct this production with musical direction by Kristi Gautsche. Gay Shaw is vocal coach. Michele Harmon will stage manage.


Male Roles

  • Maurice, an inventor and Belle's father
  • Gaston, a pompous and dim-witted 'ladie's man'
  • LeFou, a dim-witted lackey to Gaston
  • Cogsworth, an English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock
  • Lumiere, a French maitre d' who is becoming a candelabra
  • The Beast, master of the castle who used to be a prince
  • Monsieur D'Arque, proprietor of the lunatic asylum
  • Large ensemble, variety of ages


Female Roles

  • Belle, a smart, plucky young woman from a provincial town
  • Babette, a maid who is becoming a feather duster
  • Mrs. Potts, a cook who is becoming a teapot
  • Madame De La Grande Bouche, an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe
  • Large ensemble, variety of ages


Role for a Boy

  • Chip, Mrs. Pott's son, who is becoming a teacup



Plays-in-Development

Audition Dates: June 10 and 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Public readings will be held June 28 and 29

Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. More information will be posted soon. No preparation and no experience is required.



Mamma Mia!

Audition Dates: May 10 at 6:30 p.m., May 11 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: August 8-11, 15-18, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 7 men, 6 women and a large singing and dancing ensemble for this production. Trinity Bird will direct this production with musical direction by Kristi Gautsche. Gay Shaw is vocal coach. 


Male Roles

  • Sky - 20s. Sophie's fiance.
  • Pepper - 20s. Barman at Taverna
  • Eddie - 20s. Helps Sky with Water-Sports.
  • Harry Bright - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Bill Austin - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Sam Carmichael - 40s. May be Sophie's father.
  • Father Alexandrios - the local priest. 
  • Large singing and dancing ensemble.


Female Roles

  • Sophie Sheridan - 20. Born and raised on the island. 
  • Ali - 20. Sophie's friend.
  • Lisa - 21. Sophie's friend.
  • Donna Sheridan - 40. Sophie's mother.
  • Tanya - 38. Former Dynamo.
  • Rosie - 40. Former Dynamo. 
  • Large singing and dancing ensemble.



The 39 Steps

Audition Dates: July 19 at 7 p.m., July 20 at 2 p.m.

Performance Dates: September 5-8, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 3 men and 1 woman for this production. Tami Hindes will direct this production.


Male Roles

  • Richard Hannay
  • Clown 1
  • Clown 2


Female Role

  • Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret 



Lord of the Flies

Audition Dates: August 12 and 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performance Dates: October 10-13, 17-20, 2019

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. We are seeking 11 young men (ages 8 to 25) for this production. We are also seeking 3-5 young women (ages 8-18) to play the role of the beast and play live percussion instruments during the production. Trinity Bird will direct this production. Mandee Leigh Howard is stage manager.


Available Roles

  • Jack - A natural psychological bully. Proud and arrogant. He is hungry for power. 
  • Ralph - A good leader. Sensible. Brave. 
  • Piggy - An outsider. Intelligent and behaves with dignity. He is bullied for his weight and speech. 
  • Roger - A dangerous loner. Cruel. Inner intensity. Becomes Jack's right hand man. 
  • Simon - Spiritual. Considered weird. Helpful. 
  • Maurice - The joker. Innocent. Childlike charm. 
  • Sam & Eric - Twins (although we do not expect to cast twins). 
  • Henry
  • ​Perceval
  • Bill
  • Naval Officer



A Christmas Carol

Audition Dates: October 14 and 15, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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

Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Jennifer Wagler and Traci Jo Hubbard will co-direct this production. 


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.