2019-2020 Audition Dates
|Show||Audition Boot Camp||Audition Dates||Callbacks|
|A Cage of Fireflies||May 25, 2019||Jun 10 & 11, 2019||June 12, 2019|
|The Rocky Horror Show||Jul 13, 2019||Jul 29 & 30, 2019||Jul 31, 2019|
|Beyond Therapy||Jul 27, 2019||Aug 5 & 6, 2019||Aug 8, 2019|
|Elf Jr.||Sept 21, 2019||Oct 7 & 8, 2019||Oct 10, 2019|
|Into the Woods||Nov 30, 2019||Dec 9 & 10, 2019||Dec 11, 2019|
|The Laramie Project||Mar 28, 2020||Apr 6 & 7, 2020||Apr 9, 2020|
AUDITION NOTICE FOR “BEYOND THERAPY”
Auditions for six volunteer performers will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6, at Damron Hall, the building adjacent to the Aloha Theatre parking lot in Kainaliu. A possible invitational callback audition may be held on Thursday, August 8, if necessary, also at 6:00 p.m. Production dates are September 27 through October 13, 2019. Candidates should arrive at 5:45 p.m. if possible to fill out paperwork, and expect to stay at least two hours. Newcomers are encouraged to audition! Each person auditioning needs to prepare a one to three-minute memorized comic monologue, OR share a one to three minute personal story relating to one of these subjects: psychological therapy or therapists, the dating scene, sexuality, or former significant others. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script. Reading the play before auditions is recommended. Perusal copies are available at the Aloha Theatre office. Call to arrange for a checkout.
Tony award winning playwright Christopher Durang wrote Beyond Therapy in 1983, and Aloha Theatre’s production will be set in that year. It is a satirical sendup of the therapy industry, dating, and sexuality. All roles are available, and include: Bruce, the protagonist, 30-40, pleasant, genuinely bisexual; Prudence, 25-35, who answers Bruce’s personal ad. She is attractive, intelligent, and vulnerable; Stuart, 35-55, Prudence’s therapist, a preposterously insecure macho bully; Charlotte, 35-55, Bruce’s therapist, a warm and loving professional loony; Bob, 20-30, Bruce’s male lover, a somewhat immature gay activist; and Andrew, 20-30, a polite-cute waiter with reform school quirks. Age ranges are approximate, and all ethnicities are welcome.
On Saturday, July 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., a special Beyond Therapy “Boot Camp” workshop will be offered. This is to prepare those interested in auditioning. The objective is to give workshop attendees an understanding of the production, audition expectations and protocol, and confidence to audition. Attendees will be asked to do cold readings from the script, as in the audition, so reading the script in advance will be helpful. Workshop participants are also asked to bring a monologue to work on. Boot camp attendance is recommended but is not a requirement to be considered for inclusion in the cast.
The cast will initially meet twice, on August 12 and 13, for paperwork, introductory activities, and a read through. Regular rehearsals will commence August 19, and will generally be conducted Sunday afternoons and Monday through Thursday evenings. Cast members must be available for the entire rehearsal schedule with a minimum of conflicts, and must commit to the entire performance run, September 27 through October 13. Time commitment varies, depending on the role. The rehearsal and performance calendar is posted online, and will be posted at auditions as well.
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