AUDITIONS

Stage Center takes submissions by headshot and resume on an ongoing basis. Please send up-to-date information with a cover letter by checking out the CONTACT page of our site. Perusal scripts are available by emailing us.

Regular Season Auditions (Adults)

Round One of our 2015 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS will take place on Sunday, September 7 beginning at 3:00pm by appointment only. Primarily we will be casting A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, VANIA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE and BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL. However, actors interested in other shows in the season are welcome to submit themselves or make an appointment for consideration in other productions in the season. For complete details and character breakdowns click the link for each show. See more information below:


  • What are Season Generals?

Season Generals are an open casting call for all productions in our upcoming season (2015). 

  • Who can participate?

Actors and musicians ages 16 and up are welcome to make an audition appointment. Our School of Performing Arts productions audition separately.

NOTE: Actors who have worked with Stage Center in previous or current seasons may not need to audition again. Simply submit a headshot and resume with a cover letter expressing your desired involvement and you will be notified if you need to be seen specifically, or stop by during one of the audition blocks and fill out an audition form, or CLICK HERE (available Fall, 2015) to submit online. Conversely, all actors are welcome to make an appointment to be seen for a particular production if you feel we have not seen adequate or comparable work for your desired production.

  • Where are they held?

All auditions will take place at the new Stage Center Studios at the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, STE A-01. (Enter through the glass doors at the back of the building, off Stephens, and go downstairs. There will be adequate signs in the building.)

  • When do they take place?

Audition appointments for actors and singers for our 2015 season will take place Sunday, September 7 beginning at 3:00pm by appointment only. 

  • Why should I audition or submit myself for Season Generals?

This is the first opportunity, and in some cases the only opportunity for actors to submit themselves for consideration for announced productions they are interested in being a part of. Additional auditions dates are subject to the discretion of each production's director and Stage Center artistic staff.

  • Can children under the age of 16 audition?

All children interested in our School of Performing Arts shows will be able to audition at separate dates/times.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – Season General Auditions: Round One

To make an appointment: EMAIL: StageCenterLA@gmail.com | CALL/TEXT: 990-9799 | CLICK CONTACT to submit online

SEEKING: Actors/Singers/Dancers ages 16+. For a complete breakdown, visit our website: www.stagecenterla.com/auditions

PREPARE: For musicals, please prepare 16-32 bars (or 45 seconds to 1-minute) of a song in the style of the show (see website). Bring sheet music appropriately marked. An accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPPELLA SINGING AND DO NOT SING FROM ANY OF THE SHOWS! If you are interested in more than one show, you need only prepare one song that best suits your voice.

For Vanya & Sonia…, sides will be provided in the form of cold-readings, but actors may prepare a 45-second to 1-minute comedic monologue of their choice.   

DETAILS: Please bring a non-returnable headshot and resume. Auditions will take place at Stage Center Studios at the Highland Center, 520 Olive St., STE A-01. Character breakdowns and descriptions of each show are available on our site.

 

SC encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition.  Non-Traditional Casting will be in effect for all productions.


A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul | Book by Joseph Robinette

Direction by Jared Watson | Choreography by Katie Dupont | Musical Direction by Bryan Grisham & Seth Taylor

Rehearsals begin on or about Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Schedule: Tuesdays-Fridays 6:30-9:00 and Saturdays 12:00-2:00 or 2:00-5:00.

Performances scheduled for November 26 - 30, 2014 @ Emmett Hook Center

(NOTE: there is a performance on Thanksgiving Day and two performances on Black Friday.)

CHARACTERS
Jean Shepherd, Radio Personality/Narrator
Ralphie - CAST
Mother - CAST
The Old Man - CAST
Randy - CAST
Miss Shields, a teacher
Santa Claus
Ensemble, Elves, Neighbors, Delivery Men

NOTE: All Children Have Been Cast


VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE

Written by Christopher Durang | Direction by Luke Sexton

Rehearsals begin on or about November 25, 2014. Schedule: TBD

Performances scheduled for January 8 - 17, 2015 @ East Bank Theater

CHARACTERS

Vanya OFFER OUT - 50's, resigned to his life, at least compared to Sonia.
Sonia his adopted sister, early 50's, discontent, upset, regretful.
Masha OFFER OUT - his sister, 50's, glamorous and successful actress.
Spike aspiring actor, 29, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha's new companion.
Nina lovely, sincere would-be actress, early 20's, Starstruck and energetic.
Cassandra cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race.

Set in the present, a lovely farmhouse in Bucks County


BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL

Music by Frank Wildhorn | Lyrics by Don Black | Book by Ivan Menchell

Direction by Daniel Salazar | Musical Direction by Bryan Grisham

Rehearsals begin on or about February 3, 2015. Schedule: Tuesdays-Fridays 6:30-9:00 and Saturdays 2:00-5:00.

Performances scheduled for March 12 - 21, 2015 @ Emmett Hook Center

CHARACTERS
BLANCHE BARROW   OFFER OUT - Female, 25-35 yrs old. A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow. Range: G3 - Eb5
BOB ALCORN  Male, 30-45 yrs old. The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.
BONNIE PARKER - CAST
CAPTAIN FRANK HAMER  Male, 45-65 yrs old. A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson.
CLYDE BARROW - CAST
CUMIE BARROW  Female, 40-55 yrs old. A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck.
EMMA PARKER  Female, 40-55 yrs old. Bonnie's widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive.
GOVERNOR MIRIAM FERGUSON  Female, 40-60 yrs old. An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh.
HENRY BARROW  Male, 45-55 yrs old. A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck.
MARVIN "BUCK" BARROW  OFFER OUT - Male, 25-35 yrs old. Clyde's brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife's distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal. Range: B2 - G4
PREACHER Male, 45-65 yrs old. The town's evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous. Range: A2 - C5
TED HINTON  OFFER OUT - Male, 18-25 yrs old. A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie. Range: C3 - A4
YOUNG BONNIE  Female, 8-12 yrs old. Range: C#4 - C5
YOUNG CLYDE  Male, 8-12 yrs old. Range: B3 - A5
ENSEMBLE  STORE CLERKS; COPS/GUARDS; BANK CUSTOMERS; CHOIR; BREAD LINE FOLKS

Set during the Great Depression, in East Texas and surrounding areas

UPCOMING SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (SOPA) AUDITIONS (Ages 8-18)

TBA - BROADWAY BOUND: MAGIC

Who: Children, ages 8 – 18 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

What: Prepare 16-32 of a contemporary musical theater song to sing a capella. Some may be asked to attend a callback in the form of a dance call.

When: TBA by appointment only.

Where: Stage Center Studios at the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, STE A-01

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: April 2015 at Emmett Hook Center.

Cost: TBA

NOTE: There is a parent meeting/orientation TBA.

2016 SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE TROUPE

This is an elite group of theater students, ages 8 - 18, who have been training hard and participating in productions for a number of years. Once admitted to the troupe, students take class in acting, singing, & dancing. Each fall, a new 15-minute production is chosen and rehearsed. The troupe then performs at the National Invitational Junior Theater Festival which takes place in Atlanta, GA over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in January, in addition to functions all over Shreveport/Bossier throughout the year. The 2015 Troupe is currently training, while the 2014 Troupe is booking and performing excerpts from CAPTAIN LOUIE, JR. which won Excellence in Music, and Outstanding Individual Male (Brennan Teutsch) at the 2014 JTF.

Interested students must be available on Fridays from 4pm - 6pm, and need to CONTACT US for an audition appointment where they will need to perform a 1-minute monologue of their choice, and sing two contrasting songs memorized (preferably one ballad, and one uptempo, 16-32 bars [30-45 seconds] of each is sufficient), and submission of a professional headshot and resume. Enrollment in the spring Troupe class and attendance at JTF are requirements of joining this troupe.

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