Upcoming Auditions

UPCOMING 2015-16 SEASON AUDITIONS:

Elm Street 2015-16 Season
Fall & Winter Plays:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
(September 16-26, 2015) Ages 10 & up*
Main Street Mail: Woodstock in WWII by G Lora Grooms
(October 9-11, 2015) Ages 40 & up
Ghost Tales & Trails: The Lady of Noir by Siobhan Brumbelow
(October 22-30, 2015) Ages 18 & up**
On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
(January 15-24, 2016) Ages 40 & up (one male part age 10-15)*

Character/Play Descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page. Please review the rehearsal schedules prior to auditioning.

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Auditions will take place on July 20 & 21 – by appointment only.
7:00pm-8:00pm
8:00pm-9:00pm
9:00pm-10:00pm

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Please prepare a one minute comedic or dramatic monologue OR two contrasting one minute monologues–Plan on staying the entire hour. There may be cold readings from the script.

* auditions for specific younger roles (ages 10-15) will take place from 6:00pm-7:00pm both audition datesCLICK HERE to sign up for Ages 10-16 auditions.
** voluntary character roles available for ages 15-18—please email tag@elmstreetarts.org

CHARACTER/PLAY DESCRIPTIONS:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Ages 10 & up* 10 men – 10 women

This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Mostly Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm (beginning August 4)
TECH WEEK (6-10pm): September 8, 9, 10, 12 (9am-4pm), 14, 15
SHOWS (7:30pm): September 17, 18, 19, 20 (2pm), 24, 25, 26
Field Trip Shows: September 16, 17, 18 (10am)

CHARACTERS:
John Proctor – Male, 25-35 – the farmer
Elizabeth Proctor – Female, 25-35 – John’s wife
Rev. Samuel Parris – Male, 35-45 – Salem’s minister
Betty Parris – Female, 10-15 – Reverend’s daughter
Abigail Williams – Female, 16-19 – Proctors’ former servant-girl
Tituba – Female, African-American, 30-40 – Rev. Parris’ slave
Thomas Putnam – Male, 30-40 – Wealthy resident
Ann Putnam – Female, 30-40 – Thomas’ wife
Rev. John Hale – Male, 35-45 – Expert in spirits
Rebecca Nurse – Female, 60-70 – Charitable Salem resident later accused
Mary Warren – Female, 16-19 – Proctors’ current servant-girl
Mercy Lewis – Female, 16-19 – Servant-girl
Susanna Walcott – Female, 16-19 – Servant-girl
Deputy Governor John Danforth – Male, 55-65 – Presiding Judge
Judge John Hathorne – Male, 40-60 – Associate Judge
Giles Corey – Male, 60-80 – Innocent citizen whose wife is accused
Francis Nurse – Male, 60-80 – Innocent citizen whose wife is accused
Ezekiel Cheever – Male, 30-50 – the Law
John Willard – Male, 30-50 – the Law
Sarah Good – Female, 50-60 – Homeless woman accuse of witchcraft

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CLICK HERE to sign up for Ages 10-15 
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Main Street Mail: Woodstock in World War II
by G. Lora Grooms with research by Juanita Hughes
Ages 45 & up  2 Men – 8 Women

While packing up their four generation family home so it can be sold, Helen and her niece discover an old box of letters in the attic.  Written during World War II, the letters provide an entertaining and poignant account of Woodstock. Characters and events are loosely based on residents and historical events in Woodstock during World War II.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Mostly Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm (beginning August 31)
TECH WEEK (6-10pm): October 5, 6, 7, 8
SHOWS (7:30pm): October 9 & 10 and October 11 @ 2pm

CHARACTERS:
Present day:
Helen Henderson Green, age 65+, long time resident of Woodstock
Rose Alexander, age 45+, her niece, helping her move
1944-1945:
Julia Allen Henderson, age 45+, energetic postmistress of the town
Harriet Allen Thomas, age 45+, her sister whose husband is in the Pacific
Uncle Thaddeus, age 65+, their uncle
Aunt Muriel, age 65+, their aunt
Arlene Pendleton, age 65+, grandmother of a few servicemen
Millie Anders, age 45+, mother of serviceman T. J. Anders
Reverend Eldon Belmont, age 55+,  well-known pastor and educator
Letitia Belmont, age 55+,  his supportive wife

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Ghost Tales & Trails: The Lady of Noir
by Siobhan Brumbelow
Ages 18 & up** 6-7 Men – 4-5 Women

This film noir-themed Ghost Tales & Trails is set in the 1940s at an outdoor hotspot called the Club Noir. Lana Jade is the headlining singer until one fateful day when she is mysteriously murdered.  Now her ghost haunts the grounds surrounding Club Noir and guides Detective Rex through clues about her death by hearing from and interrogating those closest to her.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Mostly Tuesdays, Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm (beginning September 1)
TECH WEEK (6-10pm): October 19, 20, 21
SHOWS (6:00pm):  October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

CHARACTERS:
Lana Jade – Female, 18-30 – femme fatale who haunts the Club Noir
Detective Rex T. Jones – Male, 18-35 – new gumshoe P.I.
Freddie Jade – Male 20-35 – Lana’s jealous husband
Nina Mann – Female, 18-30 – Lana’s younger sister
Evelyn Midwinter – Female, 20-40 – singer at the Club Noir
Elroy Jenkins – Male, 20-40 – reporter for the Daily Reeves
Officer Sal – Male, 35-60 – washed-up cop
Riff Crookman – Male, 20-40 – big time gambler
Eddie Sidecar – Male, 30-50 – bartender of Club Noir

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On Golden Pond 
by Ernest Thompson
Ages 40 & up (one male part age 10-15)* 4 Men -2 Women

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. They are visited by their divorced daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The years on Golden Pond have always been good and perhaps another summer awaits.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
(6:30-9:30pm) – December 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 – January 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 (9am-4pm)
TECH WEEK (6-10pm):  January 11, 12, 13, 14
SHOWS: January 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 7:30pm – January 17 & 24 @ 2:00pm

CHARACTERS:
Norman Thayer, Jr. – Male, 70-80 – humorous senile man
Ethel Thayer – Female, 60-70 –Norman’s optimistic wife
Charlie Martin – Male,  30-40 – local boat mailman
Chelsea Thayer Wayne – Female, 30-40 – Norman & Ethel’s daughter
Bill Ray – Male, 30-40 – Chelsea’s fiancé & Billy’s father
Billy Ray – Male, 12-15 – typical California teen

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CLICK HERE to sign up for Ages 10-15

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS!

* auditions for specific younger roles (ages 10-16) will take place from 6-7pm both audition datesCLICK HERE to sign up for Ages 10-16 auditions.
** voluntary character roles available for ages 15-18—please email tag@elmstreetarts.org

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We invite anyone of the appropriate age who is interested to try out for our productions – regardless of experience level. Rehearsal schedules are always available at and in advance of auditions so potential participants may determine the commitment required.

Please check the callback and casting page when looking for information about callbacks and casting after auditioning. More information will be provided at your audition.

There is no charge to audition for any show. However, those who are cast in one of our shows who are age 18 and younger will be asked to pay a very nominal production fee of $50.00 (only $75 for 2 or more family members.)
Production Fee does not apply to shows with adult casts or mature themes.

Discounts and partial need-based scholarships are often available based upon application.

Elm Street Players Audition Philosophy
All Elm Street Players auditions are truly OPEN, meaning no one has been pre-cast in any role.  All roles are available.
It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to us, new to the stage,someone we know very well, or you’ve taken a class or camp. Everyone has the same chance to be in a show when they walk in to try out.
Things all directors look for:
Does this person have the skills needed for a role?
Do they have the age/appearance for a role?
Do they work well with others on stage?
Do they follow the directions?
Do they have conflicts with rehearsals or performances?
Casting a show is like putting together a wonderful puzzle. You might be a terrific puzzle piece but not for the puzzle we’re putting together at this time.  Or you may be just the exact piece we need!  Auditions are the only way to find out.
We thank you for sharing your time and talent with us and as they say in the theater: Break a leg!

For more information call 678-494-4251 or email director@elmstreetarts.org

Only those auditioning for the production are allowed to be present during the actual audition.  Parents and friends are asked to wait in the Lobby.

If you find you can’t try out, please call 678-494-4251 and cancel to allow another person that time slot.
You need to check the dates and times of rehearsals and shows on the website before auditioning and note any conflicts on your Audition Form. You will be there for the entire one hour slot you have been assigned.