Pollard Theatre Open Call Auditions

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On Sunday, October 18, 2015, The Pollard Theatre Company will hold auditions for the remaining productions of it 2015-16 Season, “29”. Productions include A Territorial Christmas Carol, God of Carnage, Hairspray and Green Day’s American Idiot.

Children’s Auditions (ATCC): Sunday, October 18th @ 6:00 p.m. (Sign in starts at 5:30)

General Call Auditions: Sunday, October 18th @ 7:00 p.m. (Sign in starts at 6:30)

Call backs: Monday, October 19th @ 7:00 p.m. (Carnage, Hairspray, American Idiot)

Performers auditioning will be asked to provide at least one headshot and resume per director although one per title would be greatly appreciated.

Each adult performer should prepare an audition which should not exceed atotal of 3 minutes. While each performer should create an audition which best represents their work and desired roles, we recommend performers auditioning for musicals include at least a 16-24 bar cutting of a traditional/contemporary musical theatre number (HAIRSPRAY) or pop/rock musical number (AMERICAN IDIOT). Accompanist will be provided. All performers auditioning for Green Day’s American Idiot will be asked to dance at the end of open call dance auditions on Sunday, October 18th

*The adult roles in A Territorial Christmas Carol as well as the roles of Alan Raleigh and Michael Novak (God of Carnage), Edna Turnblad (Hairspray) and Johnny and St. Jimmy (American Idiot) have been filled.

Children auditioning for A Territorial Christmas Carol will asked to play basic theatre games in order to ascertain their personality and performance abilities.

Auditions will be held at the Pollard Theatre in the Guthrie, Oklahoma. Sign-in for ATCC will begin at 5:30pm with auditions beginning at 6:00. Sign-in for open call auditions will begin at 6:00pm with auditions estimated to begin at 7:00pm. Individuals not able to attend auditions are encouraged to submit video auditions which will be reviewed after the preliminary auditions have concluded. For more information, send a message via the Pollard Facebook page or by email to artistic_director@thepollard.org

A TERRITORIAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
Director: Michael Long
Opens: November 27th, 2015
Closes: December 20th, 2015
This Pollard Theatre Original, now in its 28th year, never fails to delight enthusiastic Oklahoma audiences. Adapted by gifted Oklahoma playwright, Stephen P. Scott, this version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption and brotherly love is set in the days of the Oklahoma Land Run. The Pollard’s all-time bestseller and a true Oklahoma tradition, A Territorial Christmas Carol continues to dazzle audiences and play to sold-out houses, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

GOD OF CARNAGE
Director: Linda McDonald
Opens: February 5th, 2016
Closes: February 27th, 2016
Fast, furious and very, very funny, God of Carnage is a 90-minute thrill ride that takes you into the most dangerous place on earth: parenthood. An innocent squabble over a playground incident becomes an all-out, fur-flying, hilarious brawl between two couples in this new play from Yasmina Reza. God of Carnagestormed Broadway, nabbing the 2009 TONY for Best Play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and earning knock-out reviews.

HAIRSPRAY
Director: W. Jerome Stevenson
Choreographer: Jennifer Rosson
Opens: April 15th, 2016
Closes: May 7th, 2016
The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s BIG dream to dance.

AMERICAN IDIOT
Director: W. Jerome Stevenson
Choreographer: Hui Cha Poos
Opens: June 17th, 2016
Closes: July 2nd, 2016
Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electrifying rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to tell an unforgettable coming of age story.

 

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