Auditions for "MNtendo Live! (A Super Legend Double Feature)"

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Albino Squirrel Productions is using a 1-up on two of its classic Fringe fan favorites, "A Mario Kart Named Desire" (directed by Lindsey Bushnell) and "Zelda: The Hero of Fringe" (directed by James Ehlenz) for a night of non-specific video madness at the Phoenix Theater! 


We are seeking performers to appear in either or both productions. Auditions will be held at the Phoenix Theater on Tuesday, December 5 from 6PM to 10PM by appointment at the link below. We will also accept video auditions to be submitted by December 5 at 10PM - please be aware that late submissions may not be considered. Callbacks TBD. We are asking for each performer to come prepared with a contemporary, one-minute monologue and a 16-measure song cutting (accompanist provided). Note that "Mario" is a full musical while "Zelda" is a play with music. 


Audition sign-ups here

Video auditions sent to [email protected]


Rehearsals will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, MN, Monday-Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM beginning January 8. Performances will take place at the Phoenix Theater in Uptown Minneapolis on the following dates: 


Friday, March 15 2024 at 7:30 PM 

Saturday, March 16 2024 at 7:30 PM 

Sunday, March 17 2024 at 2:00 PM 

Monday, March 18 2024 at 7:30 PM (Industry Night, Pay-What-You-Can) 

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:30 PM ("Rated M for Mature" Performance) 

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM 


Casting will be gender-blind, colorblind, open to all adult ages* (21+ encouraged) and very likely heavily double-cast (including between shows). Key characters we are casting for in each production include: 


Mario - The man, the myth, the legend, "Mr. Video Game" himself. The ever-so-slightly older and more responsible of the Mario Brothers. 

Luigi - Green Mario, the ever-so-slightly younger twin searching for his own self in this Goomba-eat-Goomba world. 

Daisy - The princess (no, not that one), a budding archaeologist with a mysterious past. 

Bowser - King of the Koopas, a megalomaniacal tyrant out to take over the world(s), and also just kind of a jerk. 

Toadette - The latest in a long line of royal guards, desperate to prove her worthiness. 

Kammy - Bowser's world-weary second-in-command Magikoopa, though she wishes he'd see her as more than just an underling. 

Izzy - The dumber of Bowser's two children. 

Spike - The dumber of Bowser's two children. 

Bobby - The leader of the Bob-omb Army, a proud military leader, unlike those peace-loving pinko Bob-ombs. 

King Pear - Daisy's imprisoned father, a kindly but senile king. 

Toadsworth - Toadette's grandfather and King Pear's vizier. Possibly the only non-evil vizier in existence. 


Link - The unlikely hero chosen by the Master Sword. Brave and loyal, though he doesn't have much to say for himself. 

Navi - The talkative fairy who's just happy to help! Her cheery nature betrays a hint of melancholy. 

Zelda - The headstrong princess destined to rule Hyrule Kingdom. 

Ganondorf - The dark prince of the Gerudo tribe, he seeks power only for its own sake. 

Impa - Zelda's mentor, stern and tough, but who cares deeply for the Princess. 

Rauru - Zelda's father, laidback and moronic, but who cares deeply for his daughter (yet also should probably not be anywhere near a position of power). 

Nabooru - Ganondorf's sister, jaded from her years of living in her brother's shadow. 

Koume and Kotake - Ganondorf's mentors, a couple of old hags who found him abandoned in the Gerudo Desert as a child and raised him to know the ways of evil. 

Deku - The de facto king of Kokiri Forest, a wise, talking tree. 

Saria - A kindly girl living in Kokiri Forest who is not only good friends with Link, but can play a mean ocarina solo. 

Groose - The resident jock and braggart of Kokiri Forest, longing for a date with Saria. 

Tingle - A 35-year-old man living in Kokiri Forest who everyone is just cool with for some reason. Despite his overall uselessness, he is quite an adept mapmaker. 

Darunia - The leader of the Goron Tribe, a rock-hard dude who loves to dance. 

Zora - The ruler of the Zora Tribe. Call him the Water Temple, because he loves to waste your time. 

Ruto - The princess of the Zora Tribe. She is betrothed to Link, though she only has fish eyes for another. 


*Please be aware that only actors of 18 and up will be considered - no minors. 


Each show will run roughly an hour to an hour and a half with a 15-minute intermission between them. Performers who appear in one show will be paid a $50 stipend shortly following the end of the run. Performers who appear in both will receive a $100 stipend. Our ideal company size is around 12, though this is flexible. 


Please feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions or comments.