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PAVE 2017 Registration will begin March 1, 2017

  
2017 AUDITION & SHOW DATES/DIRECTORS

Trivia Night fundraiser
September 10, 2016

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.
Food and cash bar available
Call Kelly @ 217-741-3605 to
reserve your table

ALL AUDITIONS BEGIN AT 9:00 am

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
directed by:
Sean Rose 
October 14-16, 21-23, 2016
Auditions:
 The director is looking for a few good adult men (18+) to join the ensemble of the show.  If you are interested, please send an email to info@springfieldtheatrecentre.com   Thank you.

CRIMES OF THE HEART
directed by:   Joe Jackson
November 11-13, 18-20, 2016
Auditions:  Sunday, September 18, 2016 - (For this show - all auditions at 1:00 p.m. Sunday)

THE MUSIC MAN JR
CO-directed by:   Adam Power & Kristin Wheeler
December 2-4, 9-11, 2016
Auditions:  October 1, 2016

A CHORUS LINE
co-directed by:  Morgan Kaplan & Andrew Maynerich
January 13-15, 20-22, 2017
Auditions:  October 8, 2016

INTO THE WOODS JR
directed by:   Cynthia Higginson
February 10-13, 17-19, 2017
Auditions:  December 10, 2016

Murder Mystery Fundraiser
GOOD DEEDS, DEADLY DEEDS

directed by:  TBA
March 17-19, 24-26, 2017
Auditions:  January 21, 2017

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
directed by:  Mark Wheeler
April 21-23, 28
-30, 2017
Auditions:  February 18, 2017

DOUBT A PARABLE
directed by:  Edward H. Smith
May 12-14, 19-21, 2017
Auditions:  March 25, 2017
 

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS AUDITIONS

Casting requirements

Minstrel (Male – Tenor – 20-35):  The handsome narrator of the story, as well as in the musical story line. He becomes smitten with Lady Larken and tries to persuade her to flee to Normandy with him. He and the Jester join forces to stop the Queen's plans.

Princess No. 12 (Female – Any or non-singing – 18-25):  She is the first Princess that the audience sees who is performing the rounds of tests. Very eager, smart, thinks well on her feet – of course the Prince wants to marry her.

Wizard (Male – Baritone – 30+):  The egotistical, ex-performer who directly serves the Queen. He is the Queen’s Henchman and thinks of all the Princess’ tests. He prides himself in his position and basically obeys all of the Queen’s orders.

Lady Larken (Female – Soprano – 18-25):  Is the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting but is put in charge of Princess Winnifred. She is madly in love with Sir Harry and desperately wants to marry him because she is pregnant with his baby. She tries to flee the Kingdom after having an argument with Sir Harry, but is convinced by Winnifred to reunite with him.

Queen Aggravain (Female – Alto – 40-65) The loud, talkative woman who really rules the country. She is an overprotective, stubborn, sly Mom who is trying to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, from getting married.

Prince Dauntless (Male – Baritone – 20-35):  A nice, not too smart, everyday type of young Prince who desperately wants to get married, but is prevented by his mother's strict tests that she gives to all potential candidates.

King Sextimus the Silent (Male – Mute/Non-Singing – 40-65):  A kind, expressive, playful, and comedic character who is silent due to a curse placed upon him by a witch before the birth of Dauntless. He likes to chase girls through the corridors of the castle. Needs good improv skills.

Jester (Male – Tenor – 20-40):  An energetic and peppy man who is the King's right-hand man and assists him with every endeavor. The Jester also plots with the Minstrel to spoil the Queen's plans.

Sir Harry (Male – Tenor – 20-35):  He is the Queen’s Champion-in-Arms - the Lancelot of Knights - the macho, slightly egotistical, brave, romantic knight who decides to leave the kingdom to search for a princess, and finds Princess Winnifred in the swamp. Easily jealous, but loves Lady Larken with all his heart. Harry cannot marry Lady Larken until Prince Dauntless has found a suitable bride.

Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (Female – Mezzo/Belt – 20-35):  A feisty, outspoken, independent, strong, optimistic, and free-thinking princess from the swamp lands. She isn’t too good with manners. She wants to get married, but must go through the queen's unfair test as well. The Prince, naturally, falls madly in love with her.

Sir Studley (Male – Non-Singing – 20-45):  A member of the court who dances.

Lady Mabelle (Female – Non-Singing – 18-25):  She’s French and doesn’t understand English very well – she just tends to say “Yes” a lot.

Nightengale of Samarkand (Either – Must be able to whistle – Adult):  A royal pet that sings a lullaby to put Winnifred to sleep. NOTE:  This role could possibly be doubled with the Wizard.

Ensemble: (Both Genders – All Ranges – 18-60):  The Ladies-in-Waiting and Knights and are all waiting for the Prince to get married so that THEY can get married to each other. These are character roles and are not just part of the chorus.
Queen’s Ladies-in-waiting: Lady Rowena, Lady Merrill, Lady Lucille, Lady Helena, Lady Sarah Knights: Sir Luce, Sir Russell, Sir Michael, Sir Humphrey
Kitchen Wench: A woman chased around the castle by King Sextimus Emily (chambermaid), Soldiers, Servants, Musicians

 

All roles must go through dance auditions, vocal auditions (unless non-singing) and cold reading.  Age requirements for roles may be flexible dependent upon ability to ACT the age desired by production staff.

For vocal auditions, please note that it would be preferable to sing something from the show (or similar in style to the show).  Please prepare a minimum of 16 bars best showing your vocal range. 

For dance auditions, please bring appropriate footwear.  Character shoes for women and jazz shoes (if you have them) for men.  It is best NOT to try and dance in tennis shoes or flip-flops.



  
ANNOUNCING OUR 68TH SEASON

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 68TH SEASON! 

 

ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Please join us Saturday, September 19, at 7 p.m. for our trivia night fundraiser.  Call Kelly at 217-741-3605 to reserve your table. 

 



 MISS SAIGON
(cast listed posted)



 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
(cast list posted)

 



 ROCK OF AGES
(cast list posted)

 



 



 BLATHER, BLARNEY AND BALDERDASH
folk & fairy tales from the Emerald Isle

Summary  The shy, shepherd hero, Fin O’Grady, is on a quest to win the hand of his true love.  In order to earn her hand in marriage, Fin must have a treasure to give to her as required by her mother.  The treasure he needs to produce is more valuable than gold.  It is a treasure that grows the more you give it away and is able to warm the heart during the long, cold days of winter.  The treasure Fin must produce is the ability to tell intriguing stories that entertain, speak of courage, quick thinking, and wisdom.  But alas, Fin has no such stories to tell and walks away broken hearted, until………

     He happens upon a trio of mischievous leprechauns, Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash, who take pity on Fin and offer to help him on his quest.  These leprechauns, assisted by the wee folk (elves and fairies)of Ireland, enact folktales of the Emerald Isle.  These stories feature imaginative plots, lots of characters, good hearts, quick minds, hope, and a lot of wisdom.  Fin is finally ready to tell his tale and win his bride, but he still lacks the confidence he needs to change from a dreamer to a true story teller.  In spite of the magic of the leprechauns and wee folk,   Finn learns that it is up to him to create his own stories, finally getting the courage and inspiration to tell the mother his story and confront the bully big brother.  Finn creates his own story to tell, outsmarts the bully brother, and wins the hand and heart of his true love for a happy ending.

 

 

 



 MURDER MYSTERY FUNDRAISER
MURDER AT RANCHO MUCHO DENAROS

 



 ON GOLDEN POND

 



 THE WEDDING SINGER

 

 

 

  
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INTERESTED IN DIRECTING A SHOW FOR SPRINGFIELD THEATRE CENTRE?

The Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) is currently looking for directors interested in our 69th Season October 2016-May 2017.   Anyone interested in submitting a play or musical show to direct is asked to send an email of interest to board@springfieldtheatrecentre.com by September 1, 2015.  Thank you for your consideration and your ongoing support of Springfield Theatre Centre.