Auditions for Fringe Production – Slaughterhouse Five: A Musical

Clevername Productions is holding auditions for its upcoming Fringe Festival entry Slaughterhouse Five: A Musical. Auditions will take place May 30th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, with callbacks on May 31st 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Auditions will be held at Hamline University’s Drew Hall, located at 1526 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, MN.

We are looking to fill multiple roles, which vary in size and scope. Ideal candidates are both strong vocalists and actors, with a strong sense of comedic timing. Any movement background is also a plus.


About the Show

Slaughterhouse Five: A Musical is a musical adaptation of the famed novel Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade, written by Kurt Vonnegut.

Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. Billy, a former WWII POW and survivor of the bombing of Dresden, finds himself someplace one moment and someplace entirely the different the next. He shifts through time and space with little warning or reason, leaving us witness to his entire life entirely out of order. What becomes of a life that is completely and irreversibly unstuck?


Performance Dates:

8/3/2017 - 7:00 PM

8/5/2017 - 4:00 PM

8/7/2017 - 5:30 PM

8/11/2017 - 8:30 PM

8/12/2017 - 2:30 PM


Performances will be held at Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408

Rehearsals will begin June 5 th and will run through the months of June and July. Rehearsals are typically scheduled for weekday evenings. A final rehearsal schedule will be determined based upon the availability of the cast.

All actors will be compensated with a small stipend upon completion of the production.




Billy Pilgrim (Lead) – Male, Baritenor. Age 18 – 30. A WWII POW who has come unstuck in time. Uncomfortable, unassuming, unaffected to the point of apathy.

Edgar Derby (Supporting) – Male, Baritone. Age 25 – 50. Strong build. A living moral compass, the embodiment of decency in an indecent world.

Montana Wildhack (Supporting) – Female, Mezzo. Age 18 – 35. Joins Billy Pilgrim as a fellow captive on Planet Tralfamadore. Empathetic and kind.

Tralfamadorian(s) (Featured) – Gender neutral, Speaking Role. Fatalist Aliens who have captured Billy Pilgrim to live on Planet Tralfamadore. Roles involves puppet operation. Experience in movement and/or puppetry a plus.

Ensemble (various roles, featured) – Gender neutral, all vocal types. This production features numerous smaller roles, including but not limited to: Soldiers, friends, optometrists, barbershop quartet singers, and The British.


Audition Details


For your audition, we first ask that you prepare to bring the following:

     - Performance Resume (If available)

     - Picture of Self (Can be a $200 headshot or a $1 polaroid, so as long as it is an unobscured view of your face)


You will also be asked to fill out an audition form upon your arrival.

For your audition, we ask that you prepare a selection of 1 – 1 ½ minutes to sing either A Capella or with a recorded accompaniment. A Capella is preferred, as it better portrays your intonation and vocal ability. While an accompanist will not be provided, we will be able to provide a starting pitch upon request. Choose a selection that reflects your strengths as a vocalist and your range.

To schedule an audition, you must email [email protected] in order to apply for a slot. In your email, please leave your name and preferred email to contact. Upon sending your application, you will receive an email confirmation with directions on how to get to the audition space. If you forget to apply, you can still attend the auditions but we cannot guarantee that there will be time to see you. If you would like to audition but will not be available for the 30th , please contact us and inquire about the possibility of submitting a recorded audition.

If we would like to see you for callbacks, you will receive an email invitation late in the evening following auditions. Not being called back does not mean you are no longer being considered for roles. Callbacks will primarily consist of reading sides and singing selections from the show.


Audition Summary


When: May 30th , 7-10 PM

Where: Hamline University Drew Hall, 1526 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, MN

What to Bring: Resume, headshot, prepare 1-1 ½ minutes of a vocal selection

To Apply: email [email protected]


Please direct any questions, concerns, etc. to [email protected]

Contact information

Clevername Productions
Alexander Gerchak

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Tuesday, May 30
Posted May 17