Auditions

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Adult Community Theater Productions

Auditions for our 5 annual community productions are typically held 2 months prior to performances. A wide range of ages are needed each year, from 8 to 80, all are welcome! Age is a number and the age ranges here are broad purposefully. Directors cast based on multiple factors, regardless of the ages suggested by the script. If you are passionate about a role or the show, audition regardless of your age! No experience or preparation is necessary for play auditions. For musical auditions, please prepare a song or at least 16 bars of a song. Some scripts may be available for review, to check availability please contact theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com or 701-258-4998.

Open Auditions!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Sunday, January 28 & Monday, January 29 from 6-9 PM.

Auditions will be held at Dakota Stage, 412 East Main Ave, Bismarck. Audition materials will be provided. Please email theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com if you would like to schedule an audition time. Walk ins are also welcome. Directors for both productions will work with all who audition. You may indicate if you are more interested in a specific production when you complete a provided audition form.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is directed by Don Rogers. 
Rehearsal begins Monday, February 5. Performances are March 15-17 and 22-25. This is a community theater production, approximate run time is 2 hours with an intermission. Age is a number and the age ranges here are broad purposefully. Directors cast based on multiple factors, regardless of the ages suggested by the script. If you are passionate about a role or the show, audition regardless of your age! Scripts are available for review by contacting theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com or 701-258-4998.

The Cast: 

VANYA - ­ 50s, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
SONIA - his adopted sister, early 50s, living with him in Bucks County,. Discontent, upset, regretful.
MASHA ­ - his sister, 50s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
SPIKE ­ - an aspiring actor, 29 or younger, Masha's new companion. Sexy, self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing and friendly.
NINA - lovely, sincere would-be actress, early 20s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck, earnest and energetic.
CASSANDRA - cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age.

Synopsis: The master of comedy, Christopher Durang, is at his best with this hilarious play that centers on the reunion of the glamorous actress Masha and her middle-aged siblings at their childhood home in Bucks County, PA. While Vanya and Sonia stayed home to care for their ailing parents, Masha traveled the world. As her fame fades, so do her funds. Masha swoops in with her boy toy Spike with threats to sell the family home and sends the normally quiet house into utter upheaval. Add a maid who can predict the future and a neighbor who is a lovely (and young) aspiring actress, and everyone is quickly swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Think your family is crazy? Wait until you meet Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike!

 

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summer conservatory program

Auditions for the Summer Conservatory Program, ages 13-18, are held in February and March of each year. Please view the Events page for more details about the dates and times. For play auditions, no preparations are needed. For musical auditions, participants should prepare a song or a portion of a song for a vocal audition. Any song will work, even "Happy Birthday."

Summer Academy Program

The Summer Academy Program, ages 7-13, does not require auditions. Parents can sign their children up for a session that works best for their schedule. Registrations are due at the end of March each year. Depending upon sign up, some sessions may remain open through April. Sessions may close out if they reach maximum participation. Please view the Events page for more details about the session options.