AUDITION

Come and let your talent shine at center stage!

 

AUDITION DATES

 

2018 WINTER SHOW AUDITIONS for Miracle in Bedford Falls will be held September 21-23. (Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 pm; Saturday, September 22, 1:00-4:00 pm; Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday afternoon if needed.) Please see below for detailed audition requirements.

2018 SPRING SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.

2018 SUMMER SHOW PREVIEW – The annual Pre-Audition Tea was held on February 11 at 2:00 pm. Guests learned from the directors of our summer shows about what they were looking for in auditions, heard songs from the productions, and enjoyed refreshments.

2018 SUMMER SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.

QCMG YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS are held each summer and winter. See our Youth Chorus page for more information.


GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES

To feel most prepared and confident:

  • Read these brief Audition Guidelines for theatrical productions.
  • Download and fill out an Audition Sheet to bring with you. (With the right Adobe program, this is a fillable PDF. You can also fill out a copy by hand when you get to auditions.)
  • All auditions take place at our theater, the Prospect Park Auditorium. Get directions to the theater.


SHOW-SPECIFIC AUDITION GUIDELINES

Miracle in Bedford Falls

Audition Dates: Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 pm; Saturday, September 22, 1:00-4:00 pm; Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday afternoon if needed.
Rehearsals: Begin October 8. Held Monday – Friday evenings.
Performance Dates: Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm

Directing Team

Director – John Weigandt
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Jaci Weigandt
Music Director – Mitchell Carter
Assistant Music Director – Chad Schmertmann
Set Designer – Emma Brutman
Choreographer – Sara Laufer
Props – Martha Sue O’Connell
Lighting Designer – Kevin Pierce
Costume Designer – Deb Holmes
Sound Designer – Kayla Lee
Makeup – TBD
Producer – Anthony Greer

Show Description

This is a re-telling of the classic holiday movie favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Much of the dialogue is very familiar, with all the key iconic moments from the movie. George Bailey struggles between his yearning for travel and adventure, and his responsibility to the family and town he loves. When he hits the low point of his life, and is considering tossing it all away, help comes in the form of Guardian Angel Second Class, Clarence Oddbody, who has to find a way to help George save himself, and in the process, earn his wings.

The music is all new for Guild as we have not performed this version before.

Casting Information

We are looking to cast a good sized Citizenry for Bedford Falls. Principals are George Bailey, and Mary Hatch, Clarence Oddbody, Joseph the Angel first class, the evil Henry Potter, the doddering and forgetful Uncle Billy. Violet Bick has a solo in a song, some lines, and of course wears “some dress you have there.”

Other featured moments with lines are scattered throughout the chorus. Citizens of Bedford and Pottersville will fill multiple roles, Bert the cop, Ernie the cabbie, Sam Wainwright who is George’s entrepreneur friend, Harry the war hero brother, Marty Hatch, and Mr(s)?? Carter the Bank Examiner, Cousin Tilley, Cousin Eustace. The chorus participates in at least 7 musical numbers. Potter has a featured song along with some of his “goons”. Clarence has a featured song, as well.

We are looking to cast 2 boys and 2 girls to be the Bailey Children Tommy, Pete, Janie, and of course Zuzu with her petals (as well as serving as random citizens). One of the 2 boys will also briefly be “young George”. Zuzu is the youngest, and we would like her to be at least first grade because of the degree of independence needed to be backstage etc.

Audition Information

Auditioners should prepare to sing up to 32 measures of a song suiting your range and talent. But also consider that the pianist will be sight reading.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as Sara will have some dance for you to learn and audition with. We are not looking for perfection, but looking for your ability to move, and convey that energy we need on stage.

We may ask some but not all auditioners to read from the script. Mainly those who are interested in the primary roles. Otherwise make your ability to convey a character come through in your audition song. If you are not asked to read, that does not mean you are not being considered.

Most of all come out, have fun. Jaci and John try to put on a great show, but not without some fun to go along with it.