Theatre Elision 2017-2018 Season Auditions - Also seeking Equity SMs

Theatre Elision 2017-2018 Season Auditions -  If audition slots are full, please email us at [email protected] to be placed on the wait list.  We will alert you if a slot opens.  You are also welcome to send us a video audition with your headshot and resume.

Theatre Elision is also seeking resumes of interested Equity Stage Managers.  Please send your information to [email protected].

Theatre Elision is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actor/singers for its 2017-2018 season.   The season will include five musicals requiring a wide variety of acting and singing styles.  Strong vocal skills and parts singing are required for all shows. 

Auditions:  Wednesday, May 31st from 7pm to 9pm; Thursday, June 1st from 11am to 3pm and 7:30 to 9:30pm 

Callbacks:  If needed, callbacks will be held separately for each show closer to the production dates.

Location:  Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421. Park behind Murzyn Hall and enter that downstairs door. 

Prepare:  Bring headshot, resume and sheet music. Each auditioner will have about one minute to perform.  Please bring in one 32-bar cut of a song, or two contrasting 16-bar cuts if you would like to show different vocal styles given the range of the season.  Accompanist will be provided. Please also highlight any instruments which you can play proficiently.

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Actors who are unable to attend these auditions are welcome to submit video auditions to [email protected]   Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

Note to AEA actors:  If on-line audition slots are full or you are unavailable at these times and would prefer to audition in person rather than provide a video submission, please email us at [email protected] to schedule an audition time.  

Actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.  Our budget cannot accommodate housing for out-of-town actors.

Theatre Elision operates under an AEA SPT Tier (1) contract.   For more information about Theatre Elision, please visit


Two of our shows cannot yet be announced due to licensing requirements.  The three shows that can be announced are:

Goblin Market (fall 2017) – a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon.

Available role:  Lizzie (female playing in the age range of mid-20s to mid-30s); Legit soprano with large range (G3-G5).

The role of Laura has been cast.       

This is a demanding vocal role (legit soprano tending toward an operatic/classical sound), but also requires strong acting.  Those interested in this role should audition with an art song or a legit musical theatre song (belt or contemporary wouldn’t be a fit). 

Ghost Quartet (fall 2017) – a contemporary song cycle about love, death and whiskey by Dave Malloy (creator of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812).

Available roles: Two females, two males – any age

These are demanding vocal roles with challenging harmonies and some a Capella singing.  Particularly interested in performers who can play instruments (e.g., guitar, cello, ukulele, accordion, dulcimer, autoharp)

Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feeling: Celebrating the Princess Musicals (spring 2018) – original musical incorporating the music of Jerome Kern

Available roles: Jessica: (ingénue type, playing mid-20s); Ashley: (comedic character type, playing mid-20s); Michael: (leading man type, playing mid-20s); Matt: (comedic character type, short in stature, playing mid-20s)

The music in this show is quintessential early Broadway from 1915-1918.  Those interested in this show would bring songs by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and the like.


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Tuesday, May 30
Posted May 4