Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

CVLT Auditions

CVLT Needs Your Talent!

A CVLT AuditionChagrin 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.

CVLT AUDITIONS

  • 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.

Upcoming auditions also in our Events listing on Facebook

Auditions for BASKERVILLE: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by KEN LUDWIG

A madcap adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mystery, transforming "The Hound of the Baskervilles" into an all-out comedic theatrical adventure. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, five actors play nearly 40 roles in this caper that is equal parts comedy and adventure. Baskerville's fast-moving, pulse-pounding and murderously funny ride plays out in grand scale, proving just how far from elementary the truth can be. The world's favorite detective returns in the most famous case of his career; the gloomy and foreboding world of fog, quicksand, moors and monsters that combine to create a dizzying web of clues. Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. Watson must unravel them quickly if they hope to save the latest heir to the Baskerville fortune from a centuries-old curse.

OPEN AUDITIONS:
7:00 PM, July 23
7:00 PM, July 24

Directed by Michael J Rogan
(440) 781-9235 achillesmr@aol.com

Stage Manager: Helen Rizi
Producer: Julia Wolff

Production Dates are Sept 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 PM and Sept 24 and Oct 1 at 2 PM

Rehearsals will start Aug 13 and will run from 7-9:30 Sunday thru Thursday evenings

Casting:

Sherlock Holmes--male actor age 30-50
Doctor Watson--male actor age 25-50

2 Men of any age
1 Woman of any age
These roles are physically demanding and require multiple quick costume changes and the ability to speak with multiple dialects.

Each role plays 11-14 different characters throughout the show.

Auditions for Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice 
Book by Linda Woolverton

AUDITIONS:
Monday August 7th, 7pm-10pm
Tuesday August 8th, 7pm-10pm

DANCE CALLBACKS:
Wednesday August 9th, 6:30pm-10pm

PRINCIPAL CALLBACKS:
Thursday August 10th, 6:30pm- 10pm

Where:
40 River Street, Chagrin Falls OH

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR AUDITION SLOT IN ADVANCE:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fafa629abf85-auditions1

Direction by Will C. Crosby
Musical Direction by David W. Coxe
Choreography and Assistant Direction by Kaylea Kudlaty


PERFORMANCE DATES: November 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 26th December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th

If you have any questions, Email: Willcodycrosby@gmail.com

Please prepare the following:
*Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show(DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW), bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
* All those auditioning will be taught one or more musical cuts from the show and may be asked to read from the script.
*Bring a headshot and resume
*Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period.

IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING PLEASE SIGN UP FOR EITHER MONDAY OR TUESDAY AND PLAN ON BEING THERE WEDNESDAY FOR DANCE CALLBACKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CASTING.

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE!!
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre does not pre-cast without prior announcement.

Rehearsals: Regular Rehearsals will start October 7th.
Rehearsals will be held based on actor availability. 4-5 days a week expected. Sunday-Thursday 7-10, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5. Rehearsal Schedule will be posted by August 20th.
No conflicts will be accepted for any performance dates or during tech week.
CVLT does not offer union contracts or cast understudies and all performers are volunteers.

Show Information: 
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

Casting Requirements
Looking for a cast of 30+, All ages for all roles.  All Races,Genders, and Ethnicities will be considered for all parts. 

Belle
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. 
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range: E3-F5

Beast
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: A2-F4

Gaston
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: A2-F4

Maurice
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 65
Vocal range: Bb2-Db4

Cogsworth
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range: A2-E4

Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 65
Vocal range: F#3-G5

Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range: F#2-F#4

Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Gender: Male (Females will be considered for the role as well)
Age: 8 to 14
Vocal range: A3-F5

Babette
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: C4-F5

Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 55
Vocal range: C#4-D5

Lefou
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 35
Vocal range: B2-F#4

Monsieur D'arque
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range: D3-A4

Ensemble
Silly Girls; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

CVLT BELIEVES IN NON TRADITIONAL CASTING, PLEASE AUDITION FOR THE PART YOU WANT!

Auditions for LOVE, HONOR, AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS

by ROBERT NOLL & EDWARD J. WALSH

A romantic comedy about a middle-aged man who is about to marry a much younger woman. Things get complicated when he realizes that his soon-to-be mother-in-law was his Prom Date in high school and the first woman he had sex with.

OPEN AUDITIONS:
7:00 PM Sunday, August 13
7:00 PM Monday, August 14

Callbacks Wednesday, August 16 as needed

Directed by Cindee Catalano-Edelman

Production Dates Fri/Sat Oct. 13 - Oct. 28 2017 (matinee 10/22)

Rehearsals Sunday thru Thursdays starting Aug 20th if possible.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please come prepared with a list of conflicts with the dates above.

Casting:

BOB SMITH, age 48. Former newspaper reporter now a college professor teaching journalism.

KATE STANEK, age 24. Graduate assistant who aspires to be a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

KYLE PERKINS, age 48. An English professor burned out by the job and his extra curricular activities.

MAGGIE STANEK, age 48. Happily married. Mother to Kate.

ROZ DiCARLO, age 26. Ambitious, hard-living reporter who's damn good at her job.

JOE STANEK, age 50. Successful roofing contractor who probably would have made a hell of a writer or scholar if he hadn't had to go to work right out of high school. Father of Kate.

Auditions for THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

by PHILLIP BARRY

The Lord family of Philadelphia is getting ready for a wedding. A merry mix-up of who is who at the house is just the beginning as reporters try to get the story and our bride tries to find her way to a normal life and we get to find out who she eventually walks down the aisle with.

OPEN AUDITIONS:
6:00 PM Sunday, October 22
6:00 PM Monday, October 23

Directed by Laurel Bryant

Production Dates Jan. 19 – Feb. 3 2018 (matinee 1/28)

Rehearsals Sunday thru Thursdays starting October 29

ROLES:

Tracy Lord - strong-willed, opinionated socialite who holds others to high standards (age 20 - 30"s)

Dinah Lord - Tracy's younger sister. Age 13 going on 30 with a flair for the dramatics

Margaret Lord - Tracy's mother. Caught between her daughter, her husband and planning a wedding (age upper 40's to 50's)

Sandy Lord - Tracy's older brother. Level headed businessman and new father but loves a good story(30's)

Uncle Willie - Wicked, fun, dirty old man who knows a lot about nothing (age 50 - 60's)

Seth Lord - Tracy's father. Equally as head strong, no nonsense businessman with his own skeletons(age 50's)

CK Dexter Haven - Tracy's first husband. Confident, smart, suave and distinguished (age 30's - 40's)

George Kittredge - Tracy's fiance. Loyal all around good guy but has his limits(age 30's - 40's)

Macauley "Mike" Connor - Reporter/Writer. Intellectual wit with middle class grit(age 30's - 40's)

Elizabeth Imbrie - Photographer. Strong, independent woman with a witty comebacks to match(age 20's - 30's)

Thomas - the Lord's butler. Knows all and sees all(age 50 - 70's)