Join us for these upcoming auditions at the Sioux City Community Theatre. Auditions are open to the public, and anyone can try out. Auditions usually run two nights and require participants to read a passage from a script by themselves or with another actor, and sing if they are trying out for a musical.
Before you come to the audition, please fill out an Audition Form.
Auditions: Monday, March 12 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City Community Theatre, 1401 Riverside Boulevard in Sioux City
Performance Dates: 9 performances; May 11-27, 2018.
Director: Rick Myers
Director Rick Myers will be holding auditions for SCCT’s production of LEAVING IOWA on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.
Please arrive early to fill out the audition form (be sure to bring a list of all conflicts). Everyone auditioning will be asked to read aloud from the script. Rehearsals will begin shortly after the cast is selected.
Friday, May 11 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 12 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 18 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 19 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 20 – 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 24 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 25 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 26 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 27 – 2:00 PM
Roles are available for 3 men and 3 women. Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide. All roles are available and casting is open. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition.
DON BROWNING (30s-40s): A successful reporter who is conflicted in a turning point in his life while dealing with his father’s death. He is the main character in the show, and plays both past and present Don.
DAD (40s-60s): Don’s dad, a quiet ghost who was a quirky father while the kids were growing up.
MOM (30s-60s): Don’s mom; an ever-calm peacemaker… to a point; plays past and present.
SISTER (30s-40s): Stereotypical big sister who likes to give Don grief; plays past and present.
MULTIPLE CHARACTERS (MALE): (in order of appearance) Farmer Johnson, Grandpa, Cart Guy, Uncle Phil, Joe Hofingers, Amish Guy, Civil War Guy, Jack Singer, Mechanic, Park Ranger, Clerk, Wayne, Bob.
MULTIPLE CHARACTER (FEMALE): (in order of appearance) Mrs. Johnson, Grandma, Aunt Phyllis, Amish Gal, Museum Assistant, Jamie, Drunk Lady, Jessie, Judy.
If you are interested in getting involved with the show but do not want to appear onstage, there are many areas in which you can help, including backstage, technical work, costuming, and set construction.
For more information, please contact the theater at (712) 233-2788 or email the director, Rick Myers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at auditions!
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