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Arena Dinner Theatre Auditions

All auditions begin at 7:00PM in the Arena Rehearsal Studio.

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 Getting Sara Married (Comedy)

By Sam Bobrick

Directed by Kevin Knuth

Cast- 3 Men / 3Women

AUDITION DATES- January 22-23 @ 7PM

Performance Dates:

March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2017

Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband.

 Unfortunately, Aunt Martha's method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head and brought to Sara's apartment. Aunt Martha's choice is Brandon Cates, a young man who handles Aunt Martha's finances. Although Brandon is engaged to be married, this does not deter Aunt Martha.

 After being bopped on the head a few times, having a temporary loss of memory and experiencing several instances of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a confrontation with his very angry fiance, Brandon slowly comes to realize that Sara is really the girl for him.



Funny Little Thing Called Love (Comedy)

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Suzan Moriarty

Sponsored by Signature HealthCARE


AUDITION DATES- March 12-13 @ 7PM

Perfromance Dates:

April 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13, 2017

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four-letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns: A slick, successful used-car-selling Romeo in Dallas, Texas, believes he's answering Cupid's call, only to realize too late that he's wandered into a life-changing trap set by three fed-up Juliets. On an island getaway, The Hallelujah Girls, a group of fun-loving gals from Georgia, say aloha to their wild sides as they accidentally crash a Hawaiian honeymoon in progress. These five women—and Waikiki—will never be the same! In a rooftop London bistro, sparks fly when two strangers surprisingly start to connect, only to be thwarted by a hyperactive American tourist who's determined to be the center of attention, and the unpredictable antics of an ancient waitress who wields a wicked sousaphone. And finally, in Manhattan, a man tries to battle his way out of a mid-life crisis with an ill-advised and elaborate marriage proposal. Unfortunately, it all goes wildly off-track when his caterer passes out, a tap-dancing singing telegram girl breaks into sobs rather than song, his ex-wife saunters in wearing nothing but a bathrobe and a smile, and a cowering superhero inches nervously across his twelfth-floor window ledge. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!



Assassins (Musical)

For Mature Audiences Only

Book by John Weidman

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Christopher J. Murphy

Musical Direction by Ben Wedler

Sponsored by Marilyn & William Wunderlin

Cast- 8 Men / 2 Women / Chorus

AUDITION DATES- April 9 (7PM- Open Audition) and April 10 (7PM- Make Up Open Audition / 8PM Call-Back) In the THEATRE- not the rehearsal hall.

Performance Dates:

June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2017

A multiple Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

 Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

 Mr. Weidman’s hallucinatory book, which finds the killers mixing it up as they encourage one another to grab that brass ring as it whizzes past, may be the sharpest-edged ever written for a Sondheim show, but it is Mr. Sondheim’s score that continues to beguile, astonish, unsettle. We who enter this carnival of the damned are not likely to soon forget it.” – The New York Times

 “It’s a deeply political show that has a strong point of view: that the rooted American belief in everyone’s entitlement to happiness, success and social justice leads to a rancorous, and sometimes murderous, sense of grievance amongst the unfulfilled. But the brilliance of the show lies in the irony by which Sondheim’s music seduces us even as the story tells its own grim truths. And in a deliciously rich score, Sondheim pastiches Sousa marches, show tunes and pop ballads as if putting the glorious American songbook to the service of the nation’s potential destroyers.” – The Guardian

 “Bold, original, surreal, thought-provoking, and alarmingly funny, this five-time Tony Award-winner investigates the personalities behind nine Presidential assassins and reveals uneasy truths about the American Dream. Hugely resonant in today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, Assassins is peopled with desperate, disillusioned characters who force us to wonder how everybody’s right to be happy can include killing a President.” – Milwaukee Rep.

Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International




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Audition Info and Guidelines

Auditions: All Arena auditions are open call; please arrive at the Theatre in time to begin at 7:00PM (unless otherwise indicated). Except in rare occasions, Arena productions are NOT pre-cast; all actors who participate in auditions will be given equal consideration for the required roles. Particular audition formats may vary depending upon the Director's preference, but general guidelines are as follows.

Plays: Most directors will want to hear you deliver a short monologue or soliloquy for your audition, and will usually ask you to read several passages from the script for the show (in conjunction with other actors).

Musicals: You should come to auditions prepared to sing one song, typically a verse+chorus from a Broadway show that will highlight your vocal strengths (remember to bring music for the accompanist to play on the piano). You should also be prepared to dance in case the choreographer will want to test your abilities (wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes).

Ages: Most all roles for productions at Arena are appropriate for actors/actresses ages 18 and up. Many productions, however, require roles for age- and gender-specific actors, so we often need children, young teenagers, and senior citizens. If in doubt about your suitability to perform, we recommend attending an open audition to see how you might fit in.

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