Auditions for the play, The Children’s Hour (Director:
Cathy Street) will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Street
Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210. Individual callbacks
will be scheduled following the open call. Set in an all-girls boarding
school run by two women, a rumor started by a malicious student soon turns
to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields,
she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy as irreparable damage
Please bring a headshot and resume and a monologue, no longer than two
minutes (strictly enforced). All ethnicities encouraged. Auditions are
by appointment only. Please email email@example.com to
schedule an appointment. See below for performance dates and character
Rehearsals begin at the end of July. Performances, Sept
6 - 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 5
AGATHA (55-65 years old)
A no-nonsense, middle-aged maid in the employ of Amelia Tilford. She is
stern and straight-laced.
DR. JOSEPH CARDIN (26-33 years old)
Cardin, about thirty-five, is a relaxed and amiable doctor and Karen Wright’s
fiance. His casual dress reflects his warm, easy-going nature.
MARTHA DOBIE (25-30 years old)
Karen Wright’s friend and co-owner of their school. She is described as
“nervous” and “high strung” and is certainly far less composed and self-assured
than her friend.
LILY MORTAR (45-55 years old)
She is Martha Dobie’s aunt and teaches at the Wright-Dobie School. A self-centered
woman, she lives in romanticized delusions of her past triumphs as an
actress. She is also vain and very susceptible to flattery, and refuses
to grow old gracefully.
MRS. AMELIA TILFORD (60’s)
A wealthy widow, Mrs. Tilford is a dignified woman in her sixties. She
has been an influential supporter of the Wright-Dobie School. Although
she is a fair and generous person, she lacks good judgment when it comes
to matters concerning her granddaughter and is utterly blind to the girl’s
MARY TILFORD (12-14)
The spoiled granddaughter of Amelia Tilford, she is clever and used to
having her own way with her doting grandmother. She also attempts to manipulate
everyone at the school, resorting to a variety of tricks, including flattery,
feigned sickness, blackmail, physical intimidation, and whining complaints.
ROSALIE WELLS (12-14)
Rosalie, a student at the Wright-Dobie School, is not cowed by Mary Tilford,
whom she does not like.
KAREN WRIGHT (25-30)
Karen Wright is Martha Dobie’s close friend and partner in the Wright-Dobie
School. She is attractive, warm, and outgoing. She is admired and respected
by her students, for whom she has a genuine affection. She is also an
emotionally stable woman, at ease with herself and others.
HELEN BURTON (12-14)
LOIS FISHER (12-14)
PEGGY ROGERS (12-14)
EVELYN MUNN (12-14)
Auditions for the play, Spamalot (Director: Martha Wilkinson) and Hair
in Concert (Director: Cathy Street) will be held on Sunday, July 14th,
12-7pm and Monday, July 15th, 6-10pm at Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill
Pike, Nashville, TN 37210. Please bring a headshot and resume for EACH
show you are auditioning for. Please prepare 16 bars of a song, and bring
sheet music in appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided-no CD’s
please), and a monologue, no longer than two minutes (strictly enforced).
All ethnicities encouraged. Auditions are by appointment only. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. See
below for performance dates and character descriptions.
SPAMALOT rehearsals begin late September. Show runs November 1-17.
CHARACTERS: (may be some changes to breakdown)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s):
Tenor singing required. Very good mover.
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.
SIR NOT APPEARING may double as THE DANCING MONK
A MALE DANCER appears as THE DANCING NUN
THE VOICE OF GOD may 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.
ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women
HAIR in CONCERT rehearsals begin late October. Show runs December 4-8.
Berger-Leader of the “Tribe”
Claude-Member of the tribe-conflicted when he gets drafted
Sheila-Tribe member; activist
Jeanie-Tribe member; spacey
Chrissy-Young tribe member, ingenue
Dionne- Tribe member; African-American
Hud-Tribe member; African-American
Ensemble tribe members