CVLT Needs Your Talent!
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season. Our auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater. Age ranges, experience levels and other requirements change from production to production, so keep your eyes on us - you just may be the one we're looking for!
Auditions are publicized right here on our website, as well as via our mailing list, our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and via Fred Sternfeld's the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL). You may also find our audition notices in your local newspapers from time to time.
- Unless specified otherwise, all CVLT auditions are open to all and no roles are pre-cast.
- No appointments are required.
- Come prepared to read from the script.
- Headshots and acting resumes are welcome, but not required.
- CVLT does not offer union contracts and performers are volunteers.
Auditions are Dec. 13, 14 with possible callbacks on Dec. 15. All start at 7pm.
Director: Theresa Benyo Marzullo
Producer: Kourtney Daugherty
Debora Zoe Laufer's amusing story of a mother who believes The Rapture is at hand, a husband who hasn't shed his pajamas in years, their 'goth' daughter, and her nerdy admirer. An intriguing and unusual play in which Jesus, Stephen Hawking, and the mysteries of the universe all play a part.
A unique script with many funny, yet touching, moments as the four main characters battle through their own personal challenges. The director is seeking need actors that can play up the funny moments without being caricatures.
Note: Actors auditioning for RACHEL and NELSON need to look high school age, but not necessarily be in high school.
RACHEL STEIN - 16ish, nihilistic Goth. Feels angry and orphaned since 9/11, as both of her parents have withdrawn into their own worlds.
SYLVIA STEIN - her mother. 40's to 50's. Newly Evangelical, with a close, personal relationship to Jesus.
ARTHUR STEIN - her father. 40's to 50's. Deeply depressed.
NELSON STEINBERG - also 16ish. Their new neighbor. Passionate about science, dresses as Elvis, loves Rachel.
JESUS and STEPHEN HAWKING - played by the same actor.
This show will be at CVLT's Riverstreet Playhouse, 56 River St. Chagrin Falls
Production Dates are: February 19 - March 5, 2016 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
MONTY PYTHON's SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE | Music by JOHN DU PREZ and ERIC IDLE
Directed by JOHN D HALLER
Musical Direction by Matthew Dolan
Choreography by Jen Justice
Sunday, December 27, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Monday, December 28, 2016 @ 7:30PM
40 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Performances – April 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2016
More Information – (330) 990-9500
SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Casting 7 men, 1 woman, 12 ensemble members (6 men, 6 women). The only characters not doubling are King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake.
All males should be prepared to demonstrate both an upper and lower class English accent. LADY OF THE LAKE should prepare an upper class English accent. PATSY should prepare a cockney accent. THE FRENCH TAUNTER should prepare a French accent.
Please bring with you a complete list of schedule conflicts from January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016.
The audition will include vocals, dance, and cold readings from the script and other resource material. Everyone will participate in the vocal and dance portions; please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for choreography. You do not need to come with any prepared materials; you will be singing from the show.
Everyone is encourage to take advantage of the TAPalot auditions one week before SPAMALOT auditions, December 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM in the River Street Playhouse. This will give you a chance to brush up on your tap skills. More importantly, you will learn the EXACT audition routine for “Bright Side of Life?” Join the Director and Choreographer for two hours of fun, tapping, music and frivolity! Come to one night or come to both! Visit the website for more information.
Callbacks are scheduled for December 30, as needed.
KING ARTHUR (Late 30s-60s.): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.
[Low G2 -- High F4]
SIR ROBIN (30s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called 'Sir Robin the Brave,' though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
[Low D3 -- High G4]
SIR LANCELOT (30s-40): A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his 'softer side.' This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman, the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights, and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
[Low C3 -- High E4]
PATSY (30s-40s): King Arthur's horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
[Low Bb3 -- High G5]
SIR GALAHAD (30s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class 'mud gatherer' who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.
[Low Bb3 -- High Bb5]
SIR BEDEVERE (20s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse. No solo singing.
[Low D3 -- High G4]
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s-30s): A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Especially seeking actresses of all races for this role.
[Low E3 -- High B6]
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s): Tenor singing required. Very good mover.
[Low Bb3 -- High G5]
HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.
NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others' beliefs, claims he is "not yet dead."
FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.
MINSTREL: In Sir Robin's band.
PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women. Strong dance and tap skills preferred.
SIR NOT APPEARING may double as THE DANCING MONK
A MALE DANCER appears as THE DANCING NUN
THE VOICE OF GOD will be pre-recorded.
TWO FRENCH GUARDS are two of the MALE ENSEMBLE
ROBIN'S MINSTRELS are also ENSEMBLE: 2 MEN, 1 WOMAN.
SIR BORS is MALE ENSEMBLE.
No conflicts will be accepted for any performance dates; or during the three weeks before opening. CVLT does not offer union contracts; performers are volunteers.