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.
South Pacific: In Concert
The Rogers & Hammerstein classic musical about an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged French expatriate but struggles to accept his children. Performed with the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra live on stage!
Tuesday, August 4 at 7 :00 PM
Wednesday, August 5 at 7 :00 PM
Callbacks Thursday August 6
Auditions to be held in CVLT's River Room, 40 River St.
Production dates October 2, 3, & 4
Directed by Don Edelman
Musical Direction by Steve Eva
Age ranges listed are suggestions, but may be cast otherwise depending on auditionees.
- EMILE DE BECQUE: mid 30s-50s (High Baritone); a mature, sophisticated French planter - often played by an opera singer
- NELLIE FORBUSH: late 20s-early 30s (Soprano); a spunky young nurse from Arkansas. Tomboyish, optimistic, Mary Martin type.
- LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE, U.S.M.C.: Male; 18-30; a young, formal and good-looking officer who falls in love with Liat; must be masculine with a good physique and believable as a member of the Army; soaring Tenor (E3 to G4);
- BLOODY MARY: Female; 35-55; a shrewd souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband; brassy; must have great subtle comic timing; strong mezzo
- LUTHER BILLIS: Male; 30-45; a schlubby, mediocre entrepreneur; friend to all and a man with a lust for the ladies; must be funny, masculine and believable as a member of the army; strong baritone
- CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT, U.S.N.: Male; 40-60; a pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold; strong actor
- COMMANDER HARBISON, U.S.N.: Male; 35-50; Officious Navy man; Brackett's second-in-command and right hand man; strong actor
- LIAT: Female; 18-25; heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful and the picture of purity; must move well; does not sing
- STEWPOT: Male; 25-35; a funny, schlubby character man with a strong tenor singing voice (up to high A); one of the sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts
- PROFESSOR: Male; 25-35; a funny character man of the studious type; strong singer; one of the Sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts.
- ENSEMBLE: Male and female, ages 18-50 of all ethnicities; Strong singers who move well.
A beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: "Titanic." The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her. His goal: to reveal her true identity.
In Jeffrey Hatcher's winding and improbable tale is a delicious game of cat-and-mouse where no one is what they seem. As time runs out, what secrets will be revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road? This 1993 winner of the Lois and Richard Rosenthal's fifth-annual New Play Prize wraps a suspenseful package of intrigue and psychodrama!
Sunday, August 16 @ 7:30 PM
Monday, August 17 @ 7:30 PM
Callbacks Tuesday August 18
Production dates Oct. 16 - 31. Fridays/Saturdays at 8.
Directed by Laurel Bryant
JOHN: Mid to late 30s. Dominant, condescending, tightly wound, can seem cold, yet not unsympathetic. Desperately seeking something, but he's not sure what.
WINIFRED: Late 20s/early 30s. Intelligent, enigmatic, a strong inner life/monologue. Captivating when being still and not talking. Ability to play a wide range, from withdrawn and scared to powerfully in control.
MRS. KITTLE: Ability to play 80s/90s. Intellectually sharp and discerning, yet physically frail. Suspicious, carries a deeply buried secret.
DR. HALBRECH: Female 30-40's. An intelligent, professional, no-nonsense psychologist.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Based on the beloved 1968 film, with music by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Caractacus Potts and his two children join up with Truly Scrumptious, daughter of a candy company magnate, aboard the fantastical titular car to rescue Grandpa Potts from the nasty Baron Bomburst.
Saturday August 22 1PM
Sunday August 23 7PM
Call-Backs: Monday August 24 7PM
Prepare 32 bars of music and come dressed for movement.
Production dates Nov 20 thru Dec 19, 2015. Fridays/Saturdays at 8, plus three Sunday matinees.
Director—Michael J Rogan: email@example.com, cell 440-781-9235
Musical director— Lynne Provance
Choreographer— Pamela LaForce
Stage Manager— Helen Rizi Hlrizi@aol.com
Director is looking for a large cast and familes are encouraged to audition.
The Car—this role has been precast.
Caractacus Potts—eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father. Male 30's to 40's, Bari-tenor
Truly Scrumptious—Strong and independent, but gentle, Falls in love with Caractacus. Female 20's-30's. Soprano
Grandpa Potts—Former war hero fond of telling stories. Male plays 60's. Baritone
Baron Bornburst—Ruler of Vulgaria. Male adult any age. Baritone
Baroness Bomburst—wife of the baron. Tyrannical and dramatic. Adult female. Soprano.
The Toymaker—Smart but frightened. Adult male. Bari-tenor.
Jeremy Potts—Caractucus's son. Male 8-13. Soprano
Jemima Potts—Caractucus's daughter. Female 8-14 Soprano
Boris—a Vulgarian spy. Male adult. Bari-tenor. Will consider female.
Goran—a Vulgarian spy. Male adult. Bari-tenor. Will consider female.
The Childcatcher—evil and manipulative, adult male or female
Lord Scrumpitous—owner of the Sweet Factory. Busy, important and decision. Male plays 40-60. Coggins—Garage Owner. Adult male
Miss Phillips—Adult female Candy factory receptionist.
Turkey Farmer— Adult male
Sid—gets his hair burned off at the fair
Other featured roles: Soldier Captain, Children in the sewer: Stephen, Greta, Susan, Marta, Toby
Ensemble includes: Hidden children in the sewers. Soldiers, Inventors, English spectators, Fair-goers, Vulgarians, Morris Dancers, Tango Dancers, Sweet Factory Workers