On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm, Director – Russell Lewis will hold open auditions for Big River at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston.
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful, and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Roles are available for ages 8 and up. This will be a family-friendly audition! No prepared audition material is required. Rehearsals for this production will take place weekday evenings from January 22 through March 1. Big River runs weekends from March 2 through 25, 2018.
For more information, please contact Russell Lewis at 406-222-1420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We APPRECIATE your interest in auditioning. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you are interested in receiving emails about our upcoming auditions please fill out the FORM at the bottom of the page. Check out this short video about our audition process >>>> HERE!
Q: Who can attend auditions?
A: EVERYONE or ANYONE! The more the merrier.
We welcome new faces, fresh talent and love the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people who share our passion. Please note, if we have a particular show that contains more adult content we generally cast people ages 13 and up.
Q: What if I’ve never been in a show before?
A. No biggie!
It doesn’t matter if up until now if you’ve been a theatre enthusiast, a musical audience member or the person who loves singing in the shower!
Q: When are auditions?
A: We hold our auditions on Tuesdays from 7-10pm.
Q: Where do you have the auditions?
A: Right here at the Shane Center.
When you arrive at the Shane Center we’ll direct you to the correct location. We’re located at 415 E. Lewis St – you can check out our CONTACT page to get directions or a map.
Q: Do I need to have anything prepared?
A: Nope! No prepared material is necessary all we require is your presence.
We’ll provide everyone with a short musical selection that we all learn together. After, you’ll get the chance to wow us with a solo performance!
Q: Okay, so I’ve got the Who, What, Where and When so, what happens next?
A: We generally hold callbacks the next day at 7pm
Callbacks are the same format of auditions. Please note, if you don’t receive a callback it doesn’t mean you aren’t in the show.
Q: How do I know if I am cast?
A: We will post the cast list to our website and Facebook page on Friday.
Q: What does my time investment and the rehearsal schedule look like?
A: Approximately 6 weeks of rehearsals, followed by 4 weekends of shows.
Rehearsals start the Monday following auditions and are scheduled Monday – Friday from 7-10p. Your specific rehearsal schedule will just depend on your role. You must be able to attend all performances–four weekends with Friday and Saturday evening shows at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. On occasion, we have shows with a special Saturday matinee at 3pm. This information will be available on our CURRENT SEASON page and will be given to you at auditions.
Q: What if I can’t make all the rehearsal times?
A: As long as we know about it in advance, it’s not a deal breaker.
Q: If I can’t make auditions is there still a way I can participate?
We would love to have you participate by helping with any of the many technical aspects that go into each production. Some examples include; costuming, set construction, stage management, lighting and sound, ushering and concessions. We also will consider special audition accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 222-1420 to discuss.