AUDITION INFORMATION

Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:


A CHRISTMAS CAROL

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Performance Dates: November 30 - December 10, 2017
Directed by Sandra Renick & Breanne Brennan
Music Directed by Cathy Pfeiler

Choreography by Vanessa Schroeder-Weber

AUDITION DATES: October 14, 10:00-12:00pm;  October 16, 6:30-8:30pm; October 17, 6:30-8:30pm

DANCE AUDITION: Ages 10-14 Saturday, October 14, 9:00-10:00 am

AUDITION LOCATION
Saturday, October 14 at First Congregation Church (Basement), 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029
Monday, 10/16 and Tuesday 10/17:  Lake Country Playhouse, 221 Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029

AUDITION INFORMATION
Auditions will be by appointment, all you have to do is prepare your favorite Christmas song to sing for us. Have a strange talent to add? Play a musical instrument? Show us!  Looking for a cast of 35-40 mixed ages. Young, old, and character actors needed. Interested in casting unconventionally so show us what you've got. Rehearsals will start Monday, October 23. Primarily Monday's through Thursday's 6:30pm-9pm, we let the kids go home first for homework. There is no cost/fee to participate.

NEW! We will be casting a group of approximately (8) DANCERS, approx age 10-14. Previous dance experience preferred but not required - anyone can try. Styles: Ballet/Modern/Lyrical.  Those interested in auditioning to be a DANCER should sign up for the Dance Audition on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 9:00 - 10:00 am. Participants will learn a short dance routine and demonstrate what they learned. Please wear shoes and clothes that you can move in.  Dancers have mandatory choreography rehearsals on Saturday mornings 10:00-noon, and Monday nights in November, in addition to regular rehearsals. Those who are unavailable during these times will not be considered for a dancer role. Dancers are encouraged to also sign up for a general audition.

NOTE: The role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be played by former A Christmas Carol director Bob Hurd. All other roles are available. 


37 POSTCARDS

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Performance Dates: January 27 - February 12, 2018
Directed by Jim Baker

AUDITION DATES: October 30, 7:00-9:00pm;  November 1, 7:00-9:00pm
CALLBACK DATE: November 2, time TBD (if necessary)

AUDITION LOCATION
Lake Country Playhouse, 221 Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029

AUDITION & PRODUCTION INFORMATION
37 Postcards is an extremely funny play with a very sad yet poignant ending. The director is looking for a cast with extremely good comic timing. Auditions will consist of reading from the script and will be very open ended. We are looking to see what you can do. Please download an audition form (link below) and bring a current photo and resume.

Rehearsals will be very light prior to the holidays, depending on cast schedule availability. We expect people to come back in early January off book. Rehearsal in January will be Monday through Thursday starting at 7:00pm going until just after 9:00pm. We have a strong supporting crew set for this show, and the entire set is raked (angled).

ABOUT THE SHOW
After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn't been fed in five years, and Avery's Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again... You just never know what you're going to find.


HEAR MY SONG: Performing Arts Academy YOUTH COMPOSER WORKSHOP

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Performance Dates: March 15-18 , 2018
Directed by Colleen Schulz
Music Directed by Vanessa Weber

The pre-professional students of The Playhouse Performing Arts Academy put technique, artistry and performance skills to the test in a one of a kind workshop. Lead by our professional Academy teaching artists, this ensemble will create a cabaret featuring Jason Robert Brown - a composer said to be one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated song writers since Stephen Sondheim - from the ground up. Jason Robert Brown is an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including "The Bridges of Madison County", the recently revived “The Last Five Years”, his debut song cycle Songs for a New World, and the seminal “Parade”, for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score.

AUDITION DATES: November 30 & December 1, 5:30-8:30pm

AUDITION LOCATION
First Congregation Church (Basement), 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029

AUDITION INFORMATION
YOUTH ONLY. Ages 12+. Auditions will be by appointment. Casting 10-20 singers, actors and movers. Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 5:00-8:30 starting Monday, January 8th. 

NOTE: Tuition of $225 will be assessed once students are cast and have accepted their role.


CHIVALRY ME TIMBERS: Performing Arts Academy CHILDS PLAY WORKSHOP

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Performance Dates: March 15-18 , 2018
Directed by Kathryn Rae Mooers & Abbey Sours

Beginner & Intermediate acting students of The Playhouse Performing Arts Academy will work together to explore, rehearse and perform a quirky and hilarious piratical comedy (non-musical)! Written by Concordia-Chicago assistant professor Andrew Pederson, M.F.A., “Chivalry Me Timbers” tells the tale of Rudolph Q. Pittlekow, a young, inexperienced lad who must become a pirate to win the love of the beautiful maiden Henrietta. Our professional Academy teaching artists will help the ensemble develop a solid foundation of acting skills that aid in creating exciting and original characters. Students will learn experience growth in their improvisation, stage combat, performance technique and critical thinking skills. This 10 week actor training workshop, will conclude with a weekend of live performances, open to the public!

AUDITION DATES: November 30 & December 1, 5:30-8:30pm

AUDITION LOCATION
First Congregation Church (Basement), 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029

AUDITION INFORMATION
YOUTH ONLY. Ages 7-13. Auditions will be by appointment. Casting 15-20 young actors. Rehearsals will be Thursday between 5:00-7:30 & Saturday 9:00-11:00 am starting Thursday, January 11th. 

NOTE: Tuition of $225 will be assessed once students are cast and have accepted their role.


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Performance Dates: April 5 - 22, 2018
Directed by Breanne Brennan and Sandra Renick
Music Directed by Cathy Pfeiler
Stage Managed by TBD

AUDITION DATES: Auditions will be between February 11 – 25, 2018. Save the date - more info as the date gets closer. All roles available. 

AUDITION LOCATION
Lake Country Playhouse

AUDITION INFORMATION
More information coming soon.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.