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!

Opera Comique - Sunday, March 18 & Monday, March 19 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.

Opera Comique is directed by Chad Litton. While set in an opera house, no singing is involved. Rehearsal begins Monday, March 19. Performances are May 3-5 and 10-13. 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: 

ODILE - ­ An usher, middle-aged.

M. DE LA CORNICHE - A Parisian gentlemen, 50s.

MADAME DE LA CORNICHE ­ - His wife, 40s.

VIVIANE – Their daughter.

LA TARTINE – A cabaret entertainer, 30s.

GEORGES BIZET – The composer, in his 40s.

ERNEST GUIRAUD – Bizet’s friend and fellow composer.

M. PAUL VIGNERON – Distinguished gentleman, 40s.

HECTOR VIGNERON – His son, a military cadet.

CHARLES GOUNOD – The composer, 40s.

Synopsis: It is 1875 and the wealthy of Paris are attending the premiere of Bizet’s Carmen at the Opera Comique. But rather than focusing on the scandal unfolding on the stage, they are busy creating their own! Monsieur and Madame Corniche want their daughter, Viviane, to marry Hector Vigneron. But Viviane is in love with Hector’s father … who is having an affair with her mother. Meanwhile “La Tartine,” a tempting coquette, is trying to seduce the great composer Gounod, but ends up in some else’s arms… And amid all this, Bizet is a nervous wreck as his unconventional opera and the evening build to a chaotic climax. Carmen may be a tale of passion, sex and betrayal … but it’s nothing compared to what is happening in the audience!

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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.