Lakeshore Players Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for non-union actors for:
“Singin’ in the Rain”
Adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green; Songs by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown
Directed by Ethan Nienaber
Music Direction by Wesley Frye
Choreography by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger
At Lakeshore Players Theatre, we are committed to create an artistically fulfilling, safe experience for actors. In accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health, we are excited to welcome back audiences & actors alike to our indoor space.
LAKESHORE PLAYERS’ INCLUSIVITY & DIVERSITY STATEMENT
At Lakeshore Players Theatre, we recognize the systemic change that needs to be made in the theater industry to promote diversity and equity and to celebrate inclusion.
We strongly encourage actors of all races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds to audition for this production. We are actively investing in creating an environment that is safe, accessible and welcoming for all.
Rehearsals will take place on evenings and weekends from July 25th-September 8th at Lakeshore Players Theatre.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination in order to participate. A booster is encouraged but not required to participate.
You must be available for all performances to be considered.
Fri. Sep 9th – 7:30PM
Sat. Sep. 10th – 7:30PM
Sun. Sep. 11th – 2:00PM
Fri. Sep. 16th – 7:30PM
Sat. Sep. 17th- 2:00PM (Sensory- Friendly) & 7:30PM
Sun. Sep. 18th – 2:00PM
Fri. Sep. 23rd- 2:00PM (Senior/ School Performance) & 7:30PM
Fri. Sep. 23rd- 7:30PM
Sat. Sep. 24th – 7:30PM
Sun. Sep. 25th – 2:00PM
Mon. Sep. 26th- 7:30PM (Industry/ Pay What You Can Night)
Fri. Sep. 30th- 7:30PM
Sat. Oct. 1st- 7:30PM
Sun. Oct. 2nd- 2:00PM
In person auditions will take place on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th
at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave.
White Bear Lake MN 55110
If needed, callbacks will be held on Sunday, June 19th in the morning.
HOW TO SIGN UP
You may schedule a singing audition time HERE
ALSO, Please upload your headshot & resume by signing up on THIS FORM.
You must also attend one dance call on either Friday, June 10th from 5:30-6:30pm or Saturday, June 11th from 11am-12pm . Please bring jazz or character shoes if you have them and dress for movement. We will learn a short musical theater style dance.
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song either from or in the style of the show. Please make sure your music is clearly marked and legible for our accompanist!
Look over the attached sides, and pick & prepare one that suits you best.
Side #1- Lina
Side #2- Cosmo
Side #3- Don & Kathy
Side #4- Dexter & Simpson
These do not need to be memorized.
Dora Bailey: Always first on the scene for any major film opening, and she has the Hollywood scoop. Non-Singing Role.
Don Lockwood: Hollywood’s leading man in silent film. Charming and charismatic. Don is smart and levelheaded; he likes being a famous Hollywood actor, but he doesn’t let the celebrity hype go to his head. Must tap. Vocal Range: Bb2-Eb4
Kathy Selden: Wants to become an actress. She takes her career as an artist seriously and is embarrassed that she has to take jobs like singing and popping out of a cake just to get by. Strong Actress/Singer. Vocal range: G3-Eb5
Lina Lamont: A glamorous star of Hollywood’s silent films. She believes everything amazing she reads about herself in the gossip magazines. Confident & Comedic role. Vocal Range: Bb3-Db5
Cosmo Brown: Quick-witted and sure-footed, Cosmo is fast with a one-liner to lighten the mood. Strong comedic & singing chops, must tap. Vocal Range: Bb2-Db5
Roz: Always by Lina’s side, or trailing after her. As Lina’s manager, Roz works hard to make sure nothing upsets her. Non-Singing Role.
R.F. Simpson: The studio producer in charge of “Lockwood-Lamont” films. R.F.’s first and foremost goal is to make money, and if that means doing a talkie film that’s fine with him. Cast a character actor who can show off R.F.’s anxious boss persona. Non-singing role.
Dexter: The studio’s director for Lamont and Lockwood films. He’s loud and blustery, and he’s easily frustrated with his assistants and Lina. Non-singing role.
Zelda: Lina’s right-hand gal, who informs her that Kathy’s voice is being dubbed over hers. Zelda can be dramatic and over-the-top like Lina, but at her core, she cares about her friend. Featured Role.
Sam: A sound engineer, should be all business.
Broadway Melody Host: A natural leader. Strong Singing Role. Vocal range: Bb2-F5
Broadway Dancers: Featured chorus singers/dancers. Vocal ranges: C3-F5.
Chorus Girls: The Chorus Girls #1, #2, #3 and #4 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.” Vocal range: C4-D5.
Stagehands: Stagehands #1, #2 and #3 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.” Vocal range: F4-C5.
Ensemble: The ensemble roles in Singin’ In The Rain are comprised of the Crowd, Pedestrians, including Pedestrian #1 and Pedestrian #2, Stars, Fans, including Fan #1 and Fan #2, Policeman, Party Guests, including Young Lady, Kathy's Girls, Chorus Girls, Broadway Chorus, Guests, a Sound Engineer, Stagehands, Students, Sound Crew, Screening Guests, a Passerby, the Butler, Orchestra Leader and Audience Members.
A modest travel stipend will be provided.
We ask that all actors be masked for the majority of rehearsals, removing masks only during tech week and for performances onstage. All creative team members will be masked for rehearsals.
We are requiring all patrons attending the performance to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken up to 72 hours prior to the performance. Masks are encouraged but not required for audience members at this time.
These protocols are subject to change with CDC recommendations & COVID rates & transmission.