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Individual directors determine preparation criteria for the auditions of each production. Sometimes there are cold readings and sometimes a director will request auditioners to come prepared to do short monologues.

Upcoming Auditions      Audition Information

Upcoming Auditions

Miracle on South Division Street

A Play by Tom Dudzick – Playscripts, Inc.

Directed By: Nancy Eppert

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, October 24th and 25th. Possible call back, by invitation, on Wednesday the 25th.

A theatre resume and photo are suggested, but not mandatory. The auditions will be on the 4th Floor of the Roger T. Sermon Center at 201 N. Dodgion Street, Independence MO 64050. Perusal scripts are available at the center desk with a deposit of $10.

Rehearsals will begin the same week and will generally be Monday – Thursday thereafter, taking into account the holidays. It is imperative that all conflicts be noted on the audition form.

The show will play January 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 2023.

Time period: 2010 in Buffalo NY.

Cast Requirements:

Clara Nowak: Female, 55-75, All Ethnicities: Born in Poland but brought to the USA as an infant, the family matriarch, lives (present day) in an old rundown house in the Hydraulics section of Buffalo, NY; urban blight has settled in, and this particular dwelling sits behind a neighborhood soup kitchen which used to be a barber shop; there is a charmingly naive Old World peasant air about her.

Jimmy Nowak: Male, 30-40, All Ethnicities: Clara’s son, the baby, unmarried, a blue-collar, knock-around kind of guy, a garbage man with a secret of his own who loves to tweak his two older sisters, not a dumb guy at all, just not college material.

Beverly Nowak: Female, 30-40, All Ethnicities: Clara’s eldest daughter, unmarried, stereotypical bowling-mad character, frumpy, stirs up the (family) pot.

Ruth Nowak: Female, 30-40, All Ethnicities: Clara’s middle child, unmarried, an aspiring actress, gangly, awkward, and not the type men throw themselves at, but she has an appealing positive energy, a little classier than her brother and sister, but not by much, wants to turn the family story into a work of art on stage.

Audition Information

What to Bring

Some directors may ask that you bring the following:

Head Shot
Sheet Music
Pen to fill out an application

Dress to Impress

Even without a dance component at an audition, for both plays and musicals, it’s important to dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes, but avoid dressing too casually.

Avoid flip flops and open toe shoes.
You are welcome to change clothes if you prefer to do so for the dance portion of an audition.

Time Commitment

The rehearsal process is 6-8 weeks long and it is important for you to understand the time commitment.

Directors will provide a basic rehearsal schedule
You will be expected to provide scheduling conflicts on your application, so bring your calendar with you

Choosing Songs

Most musical auditions will require you to sing a specified number of measures from a Broadway musical.

Avoid choosing songs from the musical we are producing
You will be required to bring your own sheet music
An accompanist will be provided
Musical productions also usually include a dance component in the audition process