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Open Auditions - On Golden Pond
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Open Auditions - On Golden Pond

Dakota Stage, Ltd. is hosting open auditions for On Golden Pond on December 2nd and 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm each night. Rehearsals for the show begin on Monday, December 10th and the performance run will be January 24 - February 3rd. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at the first rehearsal. No past experience is necessary to audition, and no prior preparation is required; sides will be provided upon arrival. If you would like to view a script beforehand please contact or call 701-258-4998.

Synopsis: This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

Roles to be Assigned:

Norman Thayer, Jr. - Male, Lead, Spoken

Ethel Thayer - Female, Lead, Spoken

Charlie Martin - Male, Supporting, Spoken

Bill Ray - Male, Supporting, Spoken

Billy Ray - Male, Supporting, Spoken

Chelsea Thayer Wayne - Female, Supporting, Spoken

Age ranges for these characters are purposefully broad. Age will not necessarily preclude an auditionee for auditioning for a particular role. In other words, audition for the all of the roles in which you are interested to maximize your chances of being cast.

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